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Join us at SME's 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference
Investing in Technology and Innovation & Managing Disruption and Risk in the New Normal - Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday April 29 - Wednesday May 2, 2018

Register early to attend the conferenceworkshops and receptions Join the sponsors!

The focus of the CTMF Conference is about the outlook, trends and issues that affect capital raising in the global mining industry. The agenda is being updated. There will be more than 80 speakers in round tables discussing case studies and best practices about how management and investors anticipate, track and manage technical, non-technical and financial risk associated with mining projects worldwide. Hear experts discuss trends, solutions, risks and where opportunities are as well as pivotal changes in the industry.

For example, hear Phillips S. Baker, President & CEO of Hecla Mining Company present a key note address about the mining industry being on the cusp of changing the relationship of the miner to the rock face forever. Phil will speak about Hecla Mining embracing innovations that will remove the miner from harm’s way and host of other technologies that will make mining safer, improve productivity and lower costs. He said ‘We believe that within a decade the mining industry will look nothing like it does today’.

Hear many leaders discuss key market and technology trends and innovations in mining today, including about the impact of tax reform. There will be more than 25 panels, key note speakers and experts from and working around the world. Meet all at the event, the three receptions and these four workshops:

  • Improving strategic capital management with Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling methods 
  • Application of enhanced techniques for assessing risks and opportunities in mineral resource estimates: some key points for mining finance professionals 
  • Efficient, effective due diligence for modern mining investments
  • Sustainability in mining – Innovation to reduce mining life cycle costs and impacts

The event is one where all can meet one-on-one during breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, receptions and elsewhere in midtown New York. Hear about best practices, latest developments and trends, get your questions answered, and meet leading authorities working on mining projects world wide. The receptions provide more options for all to network with many others in the heart of New York City. Join us!

Photo below is from 2017 CTMF Conference during Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science & Innovation, Dominique Anglade's Key Note Presentation

We welcome you to join the sponsors that help make it possible for all to meet in the heart of New York City and submit abstracts to speak by contacting Tim Alch, Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com

Continuing a tradition begun several years ago, you do not have to attend the conference to register for the workshops and receptions when all can meet banking, investors, private equity, finance, analyst and members of the business community. We ask all to please register in advance here

Activities on Sunday April 29 will consist of two pre conference workshops followed by a reception for all to gather and network, including with those traveling from outside New York before the conference begins on Monday April 30, with a breakfast. You are welcome to register to attend the evening receptions on Monday April 30 and Tuesday May 1 as well.

Last year 270+ leading experts and senior executives, including officers from more than 35 mining and exploration companies joined with bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from 18 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

NY SME is the organizer of the 6th CTMF event and is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), an association of 14,000+ geo-scientists and mining, mineral professionals in 100+ countries. SME members include mining executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. The New York Section of SME encompasses the Tri-State area. Its members are given the opportunity to network with peers and hear valuable presentations through its activities. NY SME dates back to 1871 when a handful of mining engineers in New York City founded the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). 

The CTMF conference is an opportunity to meet one-on-one and hear many leading mining, banking and finance executives, investors and technical and non-technical experts with plenty of time for audience Q&A and networking during breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions and workshops.

The agenda is being updated and will focus on trends, issues, solutions, risks and opportunities. Hear leading experts, advisers and mining executives talk about how to evaluate and the impact of technical, non-technical and financial issues impacting the funding and investments in mining projects and companies around the world. Get your questions answered.

In addition to the four informative workshops, there will be 25+ panel discussions, including about:

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple panels, round tables re recent deals, M&A, restructurings, where, how and who is raising capital etc.
  • Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies, Projects and Exploration including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, off takes etc.
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels re global metals, mining, steel, ev energy and battery markets, supply, demand, price trends for base, precious and industrial metals 
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels by leading experts about the industry using automation, AI, machine learning, virtual, simulation, IoT, equipment, etc. to manage cost and risk  

  • Proposed Changes in Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about interpretation, harmonization and managing in an ever changing regulatory landscape, including discussion of tax reform
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels about non technical, communal, regulatory rules and best practices and case studies involving societal, economic, technical issues
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, including technology - multiple senior officials from several countries will speak about this 
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent proposed rules changes and definitions and harmonization including to Industry Guide 7 in the USA, etc
  • And other current topics and issues, best practices and case studies

Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists including engineers, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and related service providers, CTMF bring experts together from around the world to discuss trends and a range of important topics, solutions and risks and opportunities. 

Titles of attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, Investor, Corporate Finance Specialist, Engineer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Business/ Corporate Strategist, Environmental Specialist, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, and Founder.

A schedule of 2017 CTMF events is here At SME's 5th annual CTMF Conference Mr. Tony O'Neill, Technical Director, Group Management Committee of Anglo American Plc was a key note speaker talking about Technology and Innovation in Mining. Also speaking, for the second year was Dominique Anglade, Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation responsible for the Digital Strategy. The Minister spoke about Quebec as A Premier Global Center of Mining, Technology and Innovation.  Mr. John W. Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation, was the invited guest speaker during lunch on Tuesday. John spoke of Major New Opportunities with China: What They Are and How to Participate

Attending CTMF 2017 and likely returning in 2018 are officers from these financial, investment, and banking firms: Citibank; BNP Paribas; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group; Export Import Bank of the U.S.; Ernst & Young; Ressources Quebec; ING Capital; Northcott Capital; Resource Capital Funds; BMO; Appian Capital Advisory; Headwaters; Duff & Phelps; Macquarie Bank; International Finance Corp.; Société du Plan Nord; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; UBS; Riverside Resources; Lind Partners; Noah's Rule; Electrum Group; Investissement Quebec; National Bank Financial; and others.

Also in attendance in 2017 were senior officers, engineers and experts who advise, evaluate and de-risk technical and non-technical issues - knowledgeable about latest best practices and trends - associated with funding, development and management of mining and exploration worldwide from:  EY; Blake Cassels and Graydon; Shearman & Sterling; Agapito Associates; RPA Roscoe Postle Associates; DRTP Consulting; Holland & Hart; Bloomberg Intelligence; Collins Barrow; SRK Consulting; Baker McKenzie; Dassault Systemes; ERM; McKinsey; Llorente & Cuenca; PDAC; AMEC Foster Wheeler; IPA Independent Project Analysis; IMC Independent Mining Consultants; Behre Dolbear; Hatch Ltd; John T. Boyd; Ramboll Environ; HDR; Ammonite Resources; Tory's; EnviroSuite; Maptek; Columbia University; Colorado School of Mines; McGill University; University of Queensland; University of Utah; Golder Associates; Baker Tilley; Goodmans; CRU Group; U.S. Department of Commerce; and others.

In 2017 for example these mining and exploration companies were represented: Nemaska Lithium; Largo Resources; NioCorp; Victoria Gold Corporation; Newmont Mining Corp.; Hecla Mining Co.; Panoro Minerals Ltd.; NovaGold Resources; Torex Gold Resources; eCobalt Solutions; BlackRock Metals; Electrum Group; Glencore; Freeport McMoRan; Pure Energy Minerals; Anglo American Plc; Sirios Resources Inc.; BQ Energy; Commerce Resources Corp.; Sphinx Resources; Coeur Mining, Inc.; GeoMega Kintavar; MMG Limited; Nouveau Monde Graphite; Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.; Finley Mining, Agricola Metals Corp.; Kiewit Corp.; NeoMetals Ltd.; Rio Tinto; Lithium Corporation; Matamec Explorations, Resource Capital Funds; Western Uranium, Osho Ventures and others.


















All must register in advance here to attend the workshops, conference and or receptions. Discount rates end March 15. Visit the program for the agenda. You do not have to attend the conference to attend workshops or receptions. There are no walk ins. Registrations may need to be closed in advance as occurred last year. Space is limited. If you would like to join the sponsors to help support all meeting in New York please contact Tim Alch conference Co Chair timalch@gmail.com

We hope to see you at SME's 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: Investing in Technology and Innovation & Managing Disruption and Risk in the New Normal - Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday April 29 - Wednesday May 2, 2018

All attendees must register in advance on line 
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