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Join the Companies listed below that have registered to attend - Others will be joining us. 

CTMF starts at Noon on Sunday April 30th and Ends at 1 PM Wednesday May 3rd. 

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 CLOSED REGISTRATIONS FOR THE CONFERENCE ON MONDAY MAY 1 AND TUESDAY MAY 2 AND DINNER ON SUNDAY APRIL 30TH. 

There remains space for those interested to attend workshop - *all must register in advance. We continue to monitor registrations periodically and may need to close registrations for the workshops too. 

A 4 page pdf schedule of the events, 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 

We hope to see you at
SME's 5th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference 
Managing through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday, April 30th - Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
in the heart of New York’s midtown financial district

The New York Section of SME or Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration is organizer of the 5th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference. SME is an association of 15,000+ geo-scientists and mining, mineral professionals in 100+ countries.

The 5th annual CTMF conference is an opportunity to meet one on one with and hear many leading mining industry executives and experts with plenty of time for audience Q&A and networking. The format allows delegates to have questions answered by many leading mining finance experts and advisers at the Sunday dinner, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, evening receptions and workshops

The focus of the Conference is about the outlook, trends and issues that affect capital raising in the global mining industry. Speakers at the conference and workshops will present case studies about how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects. 

More than 70 speakers will present case studies on how to employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage the technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects worldwide. Experts will discuss trends, solutions, risks and where the opportunities exist.

There are more than 20 panels, round tables and several key note speakers that will discuss the key trends and issues in global mining finance, including sessions about - and others

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing multiple panels, round tables including about M&A, Restructurings, etc.
  • Evaluating, structuring finance and funding of mining companies and projects, including royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, etc.
  • Analysts’ View of Global Metals, Minerals Markets - more than three panels about global metals, mining, steel markets, trends, prices etc 
  • Proposed Changes in Regulations Affecting Mining Finance - two panels and others about interpretation, harmonization and managing with

  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - two panels on Tuesday and other panels and round tables discussing and presenting case studies
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation- multiple panels, examples and experts using virtual, IoT and equipment to manage cost and risks 
  • Best Practices Re: Mineral Reserves and Resources, including discussion of recent proposed changes to Industry Guide 7 in the USA 

Two pre- and two post-conference workshop topics include:

  • Reliability of Mineral Resource Estimates
  • Where Do Things Go Wrong in Mining Project Development
  • Understanding the Importance of Using Hedging in a Volatile Price Environment
  • Global Battery Raw Materials Supply Chain and Energy Storage

Intended for executives and mining industry specialists, bankers, analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and engineers, at the 2017 CTMF events we expect to have representatives, officers and executives attending to discuss trends, issues, solutions, risks and where opportunities are. 

Meet with and hear many experts, advisers and mining executives speak about how to evaluate and the impact of key trends, technical and non-technical issues and drivers on funding and investments in mining projects around the world, including from these financial, banking, and investment advisory firmsCitibank; BNP Paribas; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group; Export Import Bank of the United States; Ernst & Young; Ressources Quebec; ING Capital; Northcott Capital; Resource Capital Funds; BMO; Appian Capital Advisory; Headwaters; Duff & Phelps; Macquarie Bank; the International Finance Corporation; 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.

Talk with senior officers, engineers and experts who advise, evaluate and de-risk technical and non-technical issues associated with funding, development and management of mining and exploration projects worldwide from: ERM; 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; 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.

Join us with many mining executives, directors, officers and representatives from these mining and exploration companies who will be at 2017 CTMF: Nemaska Lithium Inc.; Largo Resources Ltd.; NioCorp; Victoria Gold Corporation; Newmont Mining Corporation; Hecla Mining Company; Panoro Minerals Ltd.; NovaGold Resources Inc.; Torex Gold Resources Inc.; eCobalt Solutions; BlackRock Metals; Electrum Group; Glencore; Freeport McMoRan; Pure Energy Minerals Ltd.; 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 Inc.; Resource Capital Funds; Western Uranium, Osho Ventures and others.

New York SME is pleased to announce that Tony O'Neill, Technical Director, Group Management Committee of Anglo American Plc will be presenting a Key Note Address about Technology and Innovation in Mining during the morning of Monday May 1st.

Dominique Anglade, Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation; Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy will be the luncheon key note speaker on Monday May 1st addressing: Quebec - A Premier Global Center of Mining, Technology and Innovation

During lunch on Tuesday May 2nd our Guest Speaker is John W. Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation He will address: Major New Opportunities with China: What They Are and How to Participate * Five critical factors to  understand in dealing with China * Transformational new development in the mining sector * Major financial considerations and opportunities * New Technologies - The Key to the Chinese Market

Check back for additions and changes to the schedule and order. Join these and other experts Register now by clicking on this link to attend any of the four workshops Space is very limited * All attendees must register in advance of the event.

Join us for an informative and fun evening - before the Conference. The Sunday dinner - after two pre-conference workshops - is an enjoyable time to meet and network with others attending the Conference and members of New York's banking, finance, investment, private equity and analyst community. During dinner on Sunday April 30th starting at 5 PM and ending at 7:30 PM, we will have two guest speakers starting at 6:10 PM and then 6:40 PM. 

  • Neal Rigby, PhD, CEng, AIME, MIMMM, Corporate Consultant (Mining) at SRK Consulting  Neal's talk: "The more things change the more they stay the same” will cover a number of key insights, reflecting on his over a plus 40 year career. Neal will highlight some pluses, minuses, trends, lessons learned (or not) and of course his thoughts on outlook.
  • Douglas Morrison, President & CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI) and Director, Ultra-Deep Mining Network in Sudbury, Canada. Doug will reflect on his many years' experience as an underground miner and recently at CEMI in Sudbury, Canada. Mining has a reputation for destroying value and perceiving innovation as ‘high risk’. We have to turn this around. The industry needs to embrace real change and innovation and investors have a role to play in making this happens. In a slow-growth economy, process innovation is the best way to increase productivity and deliver higher returns. Though, as mines go deeper and costs rise, without process improvement ROIs are guaranteed to decline further. Doug will discuss examples of CEMI's work that is focused on breaking ore and moving it, cheaper and faster. 

Here is a schedule of the panels, round tables and receptions, refreshment and food breaks at the CTMF Conference.

Monday May 1, 2017 Day One of the 2017 CTMF Conference 

7:45     REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST - Sponsored by Behre Dolbear 

8:30     WELCOME BY CONFERENCE CHAIR AND HOST
8:35     CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS 

8:40     I.1 CAPITAL MARKETS REVIEW AND KEY TRENDS IN MINING
9:20     I.2 BANKERS’ VIEW OF CAPITAL MARKETS AND MINE FINANCING

10:00   Key Note Presentation: Tony O’Neill, Anglo American PLC, Group Director, Technical  

Technology and Innovation in Mining Today

10:30   REFRESHMENT BREAK - Sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation

10:50   I.3A ANALYSTS’ VIEW OF THE METALS AND MINERALS MARKETS: PART ONE – SHEARMAN ROOM
10:50   I.4A PRECIOUS & BASE METALS PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT IN MINING PROJECTS & FINANCE: CONFERENCE ROOM G/H

11:35   1.3B PROPOSED CHANGES IN REGULATIONS AFFECTING MINING FINANCE – SHEARMAN ROOM
11:35   I.4B ANALYSTS’ VIEW OF THE METALS AND MINERALS MARKETS: PART TWO – CONFERENCE ROOM G/H

12:20   Key Note Speaker Luncheon - Sponsored by the Government of Quebec

12:35   Dominique Anglade, Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation; Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy

Quebec - A Premier Global Center of Mining, Technology and Innovation 

1:30     I.5A WHAT ARE TRENDS AND ISSUES IN MINING M&A? – SHEARMAN ROOM
1:30     I.5B ANALYSTS’ VIEW OF THE METALS & MINERALS MARKETS PART THREE – CONFERENCE ROOM G/H

2:20     I.6 RESTRUCTURING MINING COMPANIES: A SECOND CHANCE FOR SUCCESS – SHEARMAN ROOM

3:10     REFRESHMENT BREAK - Sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation

3:30     1.7 WHY SOME MINING PROJECTS SUCCEED AND WHY SOME FAIL – SHEARMAN ROOM
4:25     I.8 HOW MINING COMPANIES ARE RAISING CAPITAL TODAY

5:25     CONCLUSION OF DAY ONE OF CTMF CONFERENCE PROGRAM
5:30     RECEPTION – Food and Beverage in Rockefeller Center 

Sponsored by Government of Quebec 

8:00     CONCLUSION OF DAY ONE OF THE CTMF CONFERENCE

Tuesday May 2, 2017 Day Two of the 2017 CTMF Conference 

7:45     REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST - Sponsored by Behre Dolbear

8:45     II.1 WHAT IS AND WHO PROVIDES ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF CAPITAL?  
9:35     II.2 MINERAL AND MINING PROJECT VALUATION AND COSTS

10:20   REFRESHMENT BREAK - Sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation 

10:40   II-3 BEST PRACTICES RE MINERAL RESERVES AND RESOURCES
11:30   II.4 MINING REGULATIONS AND LAW – SHEARMAN ROOM

12:20   Guest Speaker Luncheon  - Sponsored by Ernst & Young

12:35   JOHN W. ALLEN, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation

Major New Opportunities with China: What They Are and How to Participate * Five critical factors to  understand in dealing with China * Transformational new development in the mining sector * Major financial considerations and opportunities * New Technologies - The Key to the Chinese Market

1:30     II-5 SUCCESSFUL USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SMART DATA IN MINING: TRACK ONE – I- SHEARMAN ROOM
2:30     II-5B SUCCESSFUL USE OFTECHNOLOGY AND SMART DATA IN MINING: TRACK ONE - II- SHEARMAN ROOM

1:30     II.6A CASE STUDY: ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS FOR SUCCESS – TRACK TWO - I - CONFERENCE ROOM G/H
2:30     II.6B CASE STUDY: RESOLVING COMMUNITY WATER RISKS OF MINING: TRACK TWO – II -CONFERENCE ROOM G/H

3:25     REFRESHMENT BREAK - Sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation

3:45     II.7 MANAGING MINING PROJECT EXECUTION – SHEARMAN ROOM
4:35     II.8 HOW TO PROSPER IN THIS MARKET

5:25     CLOSING REMARKS BY CONFERENCE CHAIR

5:30     RECEPTION – Sponsored by Dassault Systemes, Ernst & Young, SRK Consulting

Food and Beverage at Shearman & Sterling’s Conference Center           

8:00     CONCLUSION OF DAY TWO OF THE CTMF CONFERENCE

Space is very limited. All attendees must register in advance for any of these four workshops 

I. The Global Battery Raw Materials Supply Chain & Energy Storage - the 21st Century's New Oil led by Simon Moores, Managing Director of Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

II. Reliability of Mineral Resource Estimates for Exploration & Development of a Mining Project: What Finance Experts and Analysts Should Know by Abani Samal Ph.D., Principal of GeoGlobal LLC and Harry Parker Ph.D., Consulting Mining Geologist and Geo-Statistician of AMEC Foster Wheeler

III. Where Do Things Go Wrong in Mining Project Development? Red Flags to Watch Out For and Mitigants by Graham Clow, Chairman, Principal Mining Engineer and Jason Cox, EVP & Principal Mining Engineer of Roscoe Postle Associates and Chris Ryan, Partner and Jonathan L. Greenblatt, Partner of Shearman & Sterling LLP

IV. Understanding the Importance of Using Hedging in a Volatile Price Environment by Miners and Developers of Resource Projects by Sean Russo, Founder and Managing Director of Noah’s Rule 

New York SME thanks Shearman & Sterling LLP, the host of the 2017 CTMF Conference again at its conference facilities in its offices in Midtown New York and the Government of Quebec Both are returning as Core Sponsors. On Monday May 1st during lunch a Senior Official from Quebec will be a Key Note speaker. Quebec will also host an evening reception on Monday May 1st at their offices in Rockefeller Center to which conference delegates will be invited. Quebec is also returning with a delegation of mining companies.

New York SME also thanks: Newmont Mining Corporation, EnviroSuite, Dassault Systemes, SRK Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP, Duff & Phelps, Hatch Ltd., CAM LLC, Hecla Mining Company, Matamec Explorations, Inc., Llorente & Cuenca, Behre Dolbear, Nemaska Lithium Inc., Abernathy MacGregor, Golder Associates, BDO USA LLP, Agapito Associates, Inc., World Steel Dynamics and the Workshop organizers AMEC Foster WheelerBenchmark Mineral IntelligenceGeoGlobal LLCNoah’s RuleRPA Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., and Shearman & Sterling LLP 

New York SME also thanks its Partners including Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME) www.smenet.org, American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) www.miningamerica.orgInternational Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) www.ipmi.org, and Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) www.mmsa.net  New York SME also thanks our Media Partners including Canadian Mining JournalThe Mining RecordThe Mining JournalOxbow's GeoPolitical Risk Tracker WeeklyThe Miners News, and Global Business Reports

If you would like to become a Sponsor please contact Program Chair timalch@gmail.com

Visit this link to the Flier about the 2016 CTMF Conference that has photos. Present at the 2016 CTMF conference, dinner, workshops and receptions were officers from 35 mining companies and 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and government officials. About 60% of CTMF attendees traveled from outside New York, including from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. 

Conference registration is closed now. All must register to attend the dinner or a workshop in advance. 
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A four page schedule is here
We hope to see you at 
SME's 5th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference
Managing through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Sunday, April 30th - Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
Schedule and content is subject to change
New York SME thanks CTMF
Sponsors 
Space is very limited * All attendees must register in advance of the event. 
Content, speakers, order and times are subject to change.