Welcome to SME's Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference Website
We encourage all to
register on line (click here) before March 31 at a discount
or d
ownload and complete the registration form here Space is limited
See the 2017 Agenda here

Revisit this website for updates about the agendadinner or a workshop
If you have not attended CTMF in past years visit Why Attend
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 New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration 
s the host and organizer of the SME's annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference

The SME is an association of 15,000+ geoscientists and mining, mineral professionals in 100+ countries.

We thank Shearman & Sterling LLP, the host of the 2017 CTMF Conference again at its conference facilities in
Midtown Manhattan. We also thank the Government of Quebec as it is returning as Sponsor of the
Monday May 1st Lunch when 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.

We also thank the other sponsors including:
Newmont Mining Corporation, EnviroSuite,  Dassault Systemes, SRK Consulting,
Ernst & Young LLP, Hatch Ltd., Matamec Explorations, 
  Nemaska Lithium, Abernathy MacGregor, Golder Associates, 
BDO USA LLP, Agapito Associates and other Sponsors

If you have questions and or would like to join in the support of CTMF with these
and other leading firms please contact

Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and engineers,
the CTMF events will bring influential experts together to discuss trends and a range of topics, solutions, risks and where opportunities are.

The format of the CTMF event encourages networking and discussion - at the Sunday Dinner, breakfasts, breaks, lunches and evening receptions and workshops - with key experts about the current trends and issues that affect mining and project finance, investment, raising capital, and project management, smart use of data and technology to manage project costs and risks.

The CTMF conference is a unique opportunity to stay current, get your questions answered by leading experts about issues and industry 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.

At the dinner on Sunday April 30th, 2017 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 others, including members of the New York finance, investment and analyst community.   

The 2017 CTMF Conference panel topics will include:   

  • Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financings

  • Metals and Minerals Markets: What’s Hot? What’s Not? Why?

  • Analysts’ View of Precious Metals, Industrial Minerals and Uranium

  • Managing Price Risk in Mining Projects and Finance

  • Keynote Speaker Luncheon: Government of Québec

  • What are Trends and Issues in Mining M&A?

  • Restructuring Mining Companies: A Second Chance for Success

  • Why Some Mining Projects Succeed and Why Some Fail

  • How Mining Companies Today Raise Capital


  • What Is and Who Provides Alternative Sources of Capital?

  • Mineral and Mining Valuation and Cost Trends

  • Best Practices Re Mineral Reserves and Resources

  • International Regulations and Mining Law 

  • Keynote Speaker Luncheon: To Be Announced

  • Successful Use of Technology and Smart Data in Mining - Part One

  • Successful Use of Technology and Smart Data in Mining - Part Two

  • Case Study: Engaging Stakeholders For Success - Breakout Session 

  • Case Study: Resolving Community Water Risks of Mining - Breakout Session

  • Managing Mining Project Execution

  • How to Prosper in this Market

You can register to attend the dinner, conference and any of these four workshops  

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 

Visit this link to download/share the Flier about the 2016 CTMF Conference that has photos from last year's events. 

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

Mining and Exploration Companies
Alabama Graphite; Aldridge Minerals; Anglo American; Anglo Gold Ashanti; 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 International;
Lemuria Royalties; Matamec Exploration;  McEwen Mining; MMG Limited/Las Bambas;
Nemaska Lithium Inc.; Neometals Ltd;  Newmont Mining Corporation; Osisko Gold Royalties;
Penoles; 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
Andersen Tax; Arias Capital Management; Attestor Capital; Auramet Trading; Aurum Capital;
BNP Paribas; Citibank; CME Group; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group;
EAS Advisors; EDC Export Development Canada; Ernst & Young; Headwaters MB; HSBC Bank;

ING Capital; International Finance Corp (IFC);  Investissement Québec; JP Morgan Securities;
KLR Group; KoreConX; KPMG Canada; Lascaux Resource Capital; Lind Partners;
Meridiam Infrastructure; MUFG Union Bank, Bank of Tokyo, Mitsubishi Finance Group;
Orion Resources; Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.; Red Kite; 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 University Center on Sustainable Investment;
Systèmes; Export-Import Bank of the United States;
Fournier Industries;
Government of Germany DERA; Government of Canada; 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

Revisit this website for updates to attend the 2017 Conference, dinner or a workshop
All are welcome to register on line before March 31 here at a discount
Download and complete the registration form here
See the 2017 Agenda here

Space is limited

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