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SME's 4th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: 
Survival: Prosperity with the New Normal of Risk and Uncertainty 

was on Sunday to Wednesday, April 24-27, 2016

 The New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration was the host and organizer
We thank our 2016 Sponsors 

We enjoyed record attendance with more than 230 people attending the conference, dinner, workshops and receptions. 

More than 30 mining companies and 200 government officials, bankers, investors, analysts, advisors and engineers were present.

About 70% of the attendees travelled from outside New York City to attend the conference and related events –
from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom

The Speakers and workshops presented 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. 

Visit conference program here for details 

The conference and workshops covered the following topics:

  • Current global commodity market supply, demand and price and capital market trends

  • Traditional and alternative funding sources and structures for mining projects and development 

  • Trends, issues and risks impacting mining project evaluation, valuation and M&A transactions

  • Case studies about raising capital, recent deals involving projects, operations and infrastructure

  • Methods to evaluate and manage capital project planning, development and construction risk

  • Innovative use of data and technology to evaluate, reduce and manage operating and capital costs

  • Discussion of tax, accounting and key issues such as social license, environment, sustainability, etc..  

  • Technical and non-technical issues impacting mine and infrastructure development and finance

The dinner on Sunday April 24th was an enjoyable time to meet others, including members of the New York finance community as were these Workshops 

  • Rising lithium, graphite and critical metals and changed supply chains and commodity rules in a low carbon economy 
    Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Sunday April 24th: Noon - 4:15PM at Opia Restaurant
  • Mining investment: Identifying and managing key technical, legal, construction and price risks
    Roscoe Postle Associates 
    , Shearman & Sterling and Auramet Trading 
    Wednesday April 27th: Breakfast 7:45AM - 8:30AM: Workshop 8:30AM - Noon at Shearman & Sterling
  • Lessons learned from mega projects and mining and related-infrastructure projects - Key success factors 
    Independent Project Analysis Wednesday April 27th: Lunch Noon-1PM; Workshop 1-5PM at Shearman & Sterling

The conference is a unique opportunity to stay current, get your questions answered by leading experts about issues and industry and sector trends impacting financing mining and related infrastructure, and the innovative use of technology and data to better manage investments, cost and risk, etc. and to network with colleagues and fellow professionals in the heart of New York.

Officers and representatives from these firms and others attendeding and Exploration Companies
Alabama Graphite; Aldridge Minerals; Arianne Phosphate; Aston Bay Holdings;
Black Rock Metals; Coeur Mining; Commerce Resources; GéoMéga Resources;
Global Energy Metals Corp; Goldcorp; Hecla Mining; Largo Resources;
Journeaux International, Consultant to New Millenium Iron; KGHM:
Lemuria Royalties; Matamec Exploration;  McEwen Mining; MMG Limited/Las Bambas;
Nemaska Lithium Inc.; Neometals Ltd;  Newmont Mining Corporation; Osisko Gold Royalties;
Pure Energy Minerals; Royal Nickel; Stornoway Diamond; Sumitomo Corp.; Tata Steel Canada;
Torex Gold; UK Seabed Resources; Western Uranium; and others

Accounting, Banking and Financial Services Firms
Auramet Trading; BNP Paribas; Citibank; CME Group; Commonwealth Bank of Australia;
EDC Export Development Canada; Ernst & Young; Headwaters MB; HSBC Bank;

ING Capital; International Finance Corp (IFC);  Investissement Québec; JP Morgan Securities;
KoreConX; KPMG Canada; Lind Partners; Meridiam Infrastructure; MUFG Union Bank -
Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi Finance Group; Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.;
Resource Capital; Ressources Québec;
Société du Plan Nord; TD Securities; and others

Professional Services, Analyst and Advisory Companies
Agapito Associates;  Baker & McKenzie; Behre Dolbear; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence;
Blakes Cassell & Graydon; Bloomberg;
Discovery Investing; Disruptive Discoveries Journal;
Duff & Phelps; ECSI; Energy Associates; ERM; FTI Consulting; Golder Associates; Goodmans;
Hatch; HDR, Inc.; Holland & Hart;
Independent Mining Consultants; Independent Project Analysis;
JXE Consulting; K&L Gates; McKinsey; Merjent; Metals Industries Advisory Group; Ramboll
Environ; Roscoe Postle Associates; RungePincockMinarco Global; Shearman & Sterling;
S&Q SNL Metals & Mining; SRK Consulting; Torys;
White & Case; and others

Government, Research and Academic Institutions and
Construction, Equipment and Technology Firms
 Caterpillar Job Site Solutions; Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment;
Systèmes; Export-Import Bank of the United States;
Fournier Industries;
Government of Germany DERA; Government of Quebec;
Kiewit Mining and Construction; Maptek;
 McGill University Cosmo - Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory;
SME; University of Utah; University of Western Ontario;

and others

We hope to see you in 2017
Save the dates April 23-26, 2017