George Burns, President and Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Gold Corporation, to be Honorary President of Xplor 2019

ROUYN-NORANDA, Quebec, July 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- It is with enthusiasm that the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA) announces that George Burns, President and CEO of Eldorado Gold Corporation, will be the Honorary President of Xplor 2019, on October 23rd-24th. In addition to being present at the event, Mr. Burns will present a conference.

Mr. Burns joined Eldorado Gold in 2017. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Goldcorp. He also held the positions of Senior Vice President, Operations in Mexico and Vice President for Canada and the United States respectively. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerra Gold Inc.

Eldorado Gold is a Canadian gold and base metals producer with more than 25 years of experience exploring for, building and operating mines in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The company is dedicated to responsible operations, the highest safety and environmental standards and working with stakeholders to contribute to the communities where it operates.

In Quebec, Eldorado Gold's Lamaque project near Val d'Or reached commercial production in March 2019.  More than 100,000 ounces of gold are expected to be produced this year (including pre-commercial production). Exploration work continues to expand the lower portion of the Lamaque Triangle orebody. The company prioritizes the health and safety of employees, neighbours and the environment, and is committed to the improvement of communities in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

“We are proud to welcome Mr. George Burns as Honorary President at our Annual Conference. Eldorado Gold's exploration and development strategy has contributed to the development of Québec's mining industry. The history of underground mining exploration on the Lamaque property dates back more than 80 years. The first gold discovery was made by Robert C. Clark in 1923. The focus on the safety of people and the environment, the promotion of honesty, transparency and accountability in all their business practices, and investment in their employees are values ​​shared by our industry.” Mathieu Savard, Chairman of the QMEA Board of Directors.

“Our exploration teams are actively pursuing early stage project opportunities in territories where we are already present and in new regions. Our strategy is to discover, acquire and develop high quality assets in prospective regions. We are extremely proud to be contributing to the development of Quebec with the Lamaque project. It is my pleasure to join Xplor and invite you to participate.” George Burns, Honorary President of Xplor 2019.

Together We Are the X Factor

Xplor annually gathers one hundred exhibitors and more than 1000 participants. Investors, exploration and mining production companies, prospectors, companies of goods and services, all are at the rendezvous to develop the Quebec mining industry at a sustained pace and on a larger scale. Much more than a commercial exhibition, the event is conducive to meetings and business development. It is recognized for the quality of its networking activities and its high-quality conference program. For more information, visit the event page:

About the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association (QMEA)

The QMEA is a professional and industrial association representing stakeholders working in the field of mineral exploration in Quebec. Founded in 1975, the Association's mission is to promote the sustainable and responsible exploration of Quebec's mineral resources and their essential contribution to the Québec economy. It brings together 1200 individual members and nearly 200 corporate members.

Source and information:

Valérie Fillion
Executive Director
819 762-1599 ext. 2224