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Save the dates for SME's 6th CTMF Conference on Sunday, April 29th to Wednesday, May 2, 2018. We hope you join us! 

The NY Section of SME thanks all Sponsors, Speakers and Delegates that attended the 5th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference. We appreciate the over whelming expressions of interest and record attendance including at the dinner and workshops

Present at the 2017 CTMF events were officers from more than 35 mining companies and upwards of 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers and government officials from across the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay

A 4 page pdf schedule of the 2017 5th CTMF conference, including 21 panels and workshops is here A 2 page pdf schedule is here The speakers' abstracts and bios are here  Revisit agendadinner or a workshop for updates. Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are here 

Save the dates. We hope to see you at 
SME's 6th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference 
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday, April 29th - Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

The 2018 CTMF conference will be again at Shearman & Sterling in New York - in the heart of NYC's midtown financial district. 

Revisit this website for updates.

The NY Section of SME thanks all Sponsors, Speakers and Delegates that registered to attend the 5th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference. As noted, space is limited and as a result of the over whelming expressions of interest to date, the Committee has decided to close registration. There remains space for those interested to attend the dinner or a workshop - all must register in advance. We continue to monitor registrations periodically and may need to close registrations for the dinner and workshops too. Revisit this website for updates to register to attend the conference, dinner or a workshop If you have not attended CTMF in past years visit Why Attend The event agenda is here

We hope to see you at the
5th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Managing through the Cycle, Investing for the Future

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
on Sunday, April 30th to Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, New York
in the heart of New York's midtown financial district

Schedule and content is subject to change

Who is SME? 
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) www.smenet.org is a professional society whose more than 15,000 membership represents all professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. The New York Section of SME www.smeny.org is a unit of the SME encompassing the Tri-State area. Our members are given the opportunity to network with their peers and hear valuable presentations through our activities. 

What is CTMF?
The 5th SME Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) conference on April 30th to May 3, 2017 will be another unique opportunity to meet one on one with and hear an many leading industry experts with plenty of time for audience Q&A and networking. The format allows delegates to get your question answered by key players in the mining and finance industries and advisory firms. The focus of the Conference will be the outlook, trends and issues that affect capital raising in the global mining industry. Speakers at the conference and workshops will present case studies on how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage the technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects.

Who attends CTMF?
Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists including engineers, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and related service providers, the CTMF conference, dinner, workshops, and receptions bring experts together from around the world to discuss trends and a range of important topics, solutions and risks and opportunities. Present at the 2016 CTMF conference, dinner, workshops and receptions were 35 mining companies and 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and government officials. About 60% of attendees traveled from outside New York to attend the conference and related events from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. The delegates reflect the high quality of the speakers. Check back for updates to the program for details and the agenda. Join us!

Is there a charge to attend?
All attendees, including speakers must register for the conference and associated events. All delegates and speakers can register at a discounted rate, if you register early. Register early as there is limited space for delegates. You can pay on line by visiting the registration tab where you can see the fees and schedule of deadlines. We strongly advise you to register well in advance to avoid delays of entering the conference facilities.

What is included with my registration?
Your confirmed conference registration includes access to the conference on Monday May 1 and Tuesday May 2; a breakfast and lunch on both days, and a reception Monday and Tuesday night. We hope to have have adequate space for attendees to attend the sessions on Monday and Tuesday - and may ask some to be present in a second boardroom that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference, and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear via live audio/video feed as well as to relax, network, conduct one on one meetings, have quiet phone conversations adjacent to the main conference room. The conference organizer reserves the right to close registrations in advance of the event, to stay in accordance with space limitations.

There is an additional charge to attend the dinner on Sunday April 30th at Opia Restaurant and any workshop on Sunday April 30 at Opia Restaurant and on Wednesday May 3 at Shearman & Sterling. To attend the Sunday dinner and any of the workshops you do not have to attend the conference on Monday and Tuesday, though you must register to attend the dinner and workshops. Please check back for updates. Schedule and content is subject to change.

It is advised to register in advance of the event(s) for all activities - as space is limited and that may prevent allow registrations to attend on the day of any of the the CTMF events. As regards cancellations and substitutions - see below.

Can I exhibit at this conference?
All four display tables available at the CTMF conference are prominently located in the entry foyer between the main conference and board rooms. Please refer to the sponsor tab or contact Tim Alch, Conference Program Chair at timalch@gmail.com to discuss this and other Sponsor Levels such as displaying a pop-up banners etc. We greatly appreciate the support and all of the CTMF Sponsors and Partners. 

Are there any continuing education credits offered for this conference?
At this time, there are not continuing education credits for this conference. This may change - and we welcome your suggestions to do so, and other ideas. The CTMF conference is an event attended by many leaders from the mining, engineering, finance, investment, accounting, legal sectors that present priceless insights on the trends in the industry.  

What about Cancellations, Refunds and or Substitutions?
Space at all CTMF Events is limited, Register to attend as soon as possible. There are no guarantees that all registrants will be able to attend, and or all be in the same event room. NY SME will do its best to inform all about remaining space, availability etc. and assumes no liabilty(ies) associated with changes and or its stopping registrations in advance of the conference dates. There are no refunds after March 31, 2017. All attendees must register. A $30 processing fee will be assessed on ‎cancellations prior to March 31, 2017 and‎ on substitutions made without advance written notice. Cancellations must be received in writing before March 31, 2017. A substitute delegate is always welcome, but the organizer MUST be notified in advance of the event in writing to avoid incurring a charge. Delegate substitutions may NOT be made at the event. If you do not attend the event or notify us of your intention to cancel, the full fee will still be payable. Delegates are responsible for organizing and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation, in all instances. If the conference or associated work shops and evening events need to rescheduled for any reason, the fees will be applied to the new dates. If any event is cancelled or postponed, the event organizers do not accept any responsibility for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by the delegate, speaker or sponsor.

New York SME thanks the Sponsors and Partners
* Registration for the SME CTMF Conference is closed. You may still register to attend any of the four workshops and or the Dinner. 
All attendees must register in advance of these events. We continue to monitor registrations periodically. 
Content, speakers, order and times are subject to change.