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All attendees must register. 
Register early on line (click here) at a discount rate before March 31 or
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The Conference Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are shown here
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Space is limited - We hope to see you at the
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
Schedule and content is subject to change

The 2017 agenda is here. The Conference Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are shown here  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+ geoscientists 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 and 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 nontechnical risks associated with mining projects. Experts will discuss trends, solutions, risks and where the opportunities exist. Sessions include:

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing
  • Analysts’ View of The Metals and Minerals Markets
  • Proposed Changes in Regulations Affecting Mining Finance
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success
  • Best Practices Re: Mineral Reserves and Resources

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, the CTMF events bring all attending together to discuss trends, issues, solutions, risks and where opportunities are including officers from these financial, banking and advisory firms: Citibank; BNP Paribas; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group; Export Import Bank of the United States; Ernst & Young; ING Capital; Northcott Capital; Resource Capital Funds; Appian Capital Advisory; Headwaters; Duff & Phelps; the International Finance Corporation; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; UBS; Riverside Resources; Trafigura; Lind Partners; Noah's Rule; and others.

Senior officers, engineers and experts who advise, evaluate and derisk issues associated with funding, development and management of mining and metals and related infrastructure projects worldwide are expected from these firms: ERM; EY Ernst & Young LLP; Blakes; Shearman & Sterling; Agapito Associates; RPA Roscoe Postle Associates; DRTP Consulting; Holland & Hart; Kiewit; SRK Consulting; Baker McKenzie; Dassault Systemes; AMEC Foster Wheeler; IPA Independent Project Analysis; IMC Independent Mining Consultants; Behre Dolbear; Hatch Ltd; Ramboll Environ; Tory's; EnviroSuite; Maptek; Golder Associates; Goodmans; Baker Tilley and others.

Executives, directors, officers and representatives from these mining and exploration companies 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.; BlackRock Metals; Pure Energy Minerals Ltd.; Anglo American Plc; Sirios Resources Inc.; BQ Energy; Commerce Resources Corporation; Sphinx Resources; Coeur Mining, Inc.; GeoMega Resources; Agricola Metals Corp.; Kiewit; Rio Tinto; Lithium Corporation; Metamac Explorations, Inc.; Western Uranium 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.  Join these and other experts Register before March 31 at a discount by clicking on this link to attend the dinner, conference and any of the four workshops 

During dinner on Sunday April 30th Neal Rigby, PhD, CEng, AIME, MIMMM, Corporate Consultant (Mining) at SRK Consulting will be one of two Guest Speakers. 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.   

On Monday May 1, 2017 Day One of the 2017 CTMF Conference will be these panel discussions
The Conference Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are shown here  
7:45     REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
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 ADDRESS - TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION IN MINING by TONY O’NEILL from ANGLO AMERICAN
10:30   REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:50   I.3A – ANALYSTS’ VIEW OF THE METALS AND MINERALS MARKETS: PART ONE – SHEARMAN ROOM
10:50   I.4A – MANAGING PRICE RISK IN MINING PROJECTS AND FINANCE: CONFERENCE ROOM F/G
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 F/G
12:20   KEY NOTE SPEAKER LUNCHEON
12:35   Senior Official, Government of Quebec
1:30     I.5 – WHAT ARE TRENDS AND ISSUES IN MINING M&A? – SHEARMAN ROOM
2:20     I.6 – RESTRUCTURING MINING COMPANIES: A SECOND CHANCE FOR SUCCESS – SHEARMAN ROOM
3:10     REFRESHMENT BREAK
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
8:30     CONCLUSION OF DAY ONE OF THE CTMF CONFERENCE

On Tuesday May 2, 2017 Day Two of the 2017 CTMF Conference will be these panel discussions
The Conference Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are shown here 
7:45     REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST
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
10:40   II-3 BEST PRACTICES RE MINERAL RESERVES AND RESOUCES
11:30   II.4 MINING REGULATIONS AND LAW – SHEARMAN ROOM
12:20   KEY NOTE SPEAKER LUNCHEON
12:35   Speaker to be announced
1:30     II-5 – SUCCESSFUL USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SMART DATA IN MINING: TRACK ONE – I- SHEARMAN ROOM
2:30     II-5B SUCCESSFUL USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SMART DATA IN MINING: TRACK ONE - II- SHEARMAN ROOM
1:30     II.6A CASE STUDY: ENGAGING STAKEHOLDERS FOR SUCCESS – TRACK TWO - II - CONFERENCE ROOM F/G
2:30     II.6B CASE STUDY: RESOLVING COMMUNITY WATER RISKS OF MINING: TRACK TWO – II - CONFERENCE ROOM F/G
3:25     REFRESHMENT BREAK
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 – Food and Beverage at Shearman & Sterling’s Conference Center          
8:30     CONCLUSION OF DAY TWO OF THE CTMF CONFERENCE

We encourage you to register early. Space is limited. All attendees must register for the dinner, conference and 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 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 Manhattan 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 thanks Key Sponsors including Newmont Mining Corporation, EnviroSuite,  Dassault Systemes, SRK Consulting, EY Ernst & Young LLP, Hatch Ltd., CAM LLC, Hecla Mining, Matamec Explorations, and Behre Dolbear, and Supporting Sponsors Nemaska Lithium, Abernathy MacGregor, Golder Associates,  BDO USA LLP, Agapito Associates, World Steel Dynamics and others. 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, advisors, engineers, and government officials. About 60% of CTMF attendees travelled from outside New York, including from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. Officers and representatives from these and other firms attended the 2016 CTMF events

All must register to attend the Conference, dinner or a workshop. Register here on line at a discount before March 31 or download and complete the registration form here Visit this link to the Flier about the 2016 CTMF Conference that has photos.
We hope to see you at the
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