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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SME’s 7th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference: 

Smarter Mining and Finance: How are Technology and Innovation Disrupting Mining Economics? New Frontiers and Risks
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Sunday April 28 - Wednesday May 1, 2019 – New York, New York
Register today Space is limited* Registration closed early for CTMF 2017 and 2018

The New York Section of SME, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration is organizing the 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference. The organizing committee welcomes abstracts from you about how management, lenders and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage technical and non-technical risks impacting exploration and mining projects.

Read the agenda Check back for updates. Similar to CTMF 2018 there will be more than 25 panel discussions at CTMF 2019 about: 

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple panels, round tables about recent deals, M&A, restructurings, where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent in investors' minds.
  • Evaluating, Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies and Projects including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, pre-payments, and off take agreements.
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels about global metals, mining, technology, energy and battery market trends, including discussion about supply, demand, and prices for base, precious, industrial and critical metals 
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels by leading experts about the industry using data and innovation to manage operating and capital costs and risk, as well as to stay compliant with changing standards and regulations 

  • Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about best practices and anticipating and managing in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including tax codes and standards involving sustainability and societal and political risk
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels about non-technical and communal, regulatory rules and best practices and case studies involving mining and infrastructure development and finance - impacted by societal, economic, and technical issues
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent changes to rules and definitions and harmonization of mining codes and regulations including panels about the U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7 
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, including technology 
  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

Mr. Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds will be a Key Note Speaker at CTMF 2019. Follow these links for more about the agenda and descriptions of the workshops and receptions. We hope you join us.

We welcome you submitting abstracts to speak about issues impacting and of interest to leading mining, finance, advisory and engineering executives and experts who evaluate and manage technical and non-technical issues and drivers of investments in projects world-wide.

To submit abstracts and be a sponsor contact Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com 

Share this announcement. The 2019 conference will bring experts together to meet and discuss trends and industry solutions, risks and where opportunities are. Save the dates. Register now to attend the conference and any of these five informative workshops:

Sunday April 28, 2019 from Noon to 4:30 prior to a reception from 5 to 7 PM at NY Marriott East Side

I. Mine to Mill Reconciliation and Assessment of Productivity of a Mining Project over its Life: Importance of Post Investment Reviews – led by Abani Samal, PhD, CPG, Principal, GeoGlobal, LLC and Peter Christensen, Principal, RESPEC

II. Political Risk - Recognizing Its Impact on Mining Operations, Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making – led by Michael Samis, PhD, P.Eng, Principal, SCM Decisions

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 8 AM to 11:30 prior to lunch at Shearman & Sterling

III. Valuing Mineral Assets and Operations – Understanding Valuation Issues – led by Alan Stagg, PG, CMA, President, Principal Economic Geologist, Stagg Resource Consultants

IV. Are you ready? A Comprehensive Approach to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements – led by Ben Parsons, Principal Geologist, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from Noon to 4 PM after lunch at Shearman & Sterling

V. Measuring Climate Risk: An Interactive Workshop on Meaningful Measures of Climate Risks in Relation to Financing Mining and Infrastructure Projects - led by Leslie Watson, Watson Environmental; James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service; Don Marleau, Natural Resources Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings; Michael Ferguson, Director U.S. Energy Infrastructure Group, S&P Global Ratings; and Rohini Sengupta, Associate Director, Willis Towers Watson

CTMF 2019 will be similar to CTMF 2018 with ~25 panels during the two-day conference. Thank you Sponsors

The focus is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital in the global mining industry. CTMF brings all together to hear and discuss current trends, issues and a range of topics, solutions, risks and where investment opportunities are.

You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any of the two workshops on Sunday April 28 and or three workshops on Wednesday May 1 and or any of the three receptions on Sunday April 28, Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30.  

CTMF is a time where delegates and speakers can meet, talk and hear leading experts discuss the latest trends. Register today. 

The workshops, refreshment breaks, receptions, breakfasts and lunches are also times to meet and get your questions answered.

At the 2018 event were more than 290 leading experts and senior executives including officers from more than 42 mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec. Delegates attending were from more than 21 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

Titles of attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, VP, Engineering & Development, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Investor, Environmental Specialist, Engineer, Mining Engineer, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, CTO - Chief Technology Officer, Global Leaders of Mining and Natural Resources, Founder and Community Engagement and Investor Relations Officer.

Shown below are panelists engaging in discussion about Successful Use of Technology and Data in Mining at CTMF 2017

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SME's 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: Smarter Mining and Finance: How are Technology and Innovation Disrupting Mining Economics? New Frontiers and Risks
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Sunday April 28 - Wednesday May 1, 2019

* Space is limited. The organizers are monitoring registrations periodically and may need to close registration. Registration closed early in 2018 and 2017. We may require some registered delegates to be present in a second board conference room that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference or conference room G/H and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear via live audio/video feed. Additional rooms and space adjacent to the main conference room are places to relax, network, meet one on one, for quiet phone conversations, or work

NY SME is the organizer of the 7th annual CTMF conference. It 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).