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We hope to see you in 2017 for the
5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference:
Managing Through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Save the dates: Sunday, April 30th to Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, New York
Schedule and content is subject to change
We are very pleased to announce Shearman & Sterling is hosting the 2017 CTMF Conference again
at its very nice conference facilities in Midtown Manhattan and the Government of Quebec is returning as a
Sponsor of the Monday Lunch when a Senior Official will present a Key Note Presentation.
Please join the NY Section of SME and SME in our Thanks. Join Them. Thank you.
In 2017 we plan to have three workshops - one about evaluating and increasing the reliability of mineral resource estimates for exploration and development of a mining project; another work shop by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence about the Global Battery Raw Materials Supply Chain and Energy Storage - the 21st Century's New Oil, and a third work shop organized by Shearman & Sterling about legal issues about the raising of capital, public disclosure of mineral resources and funding green field versus brown field projects and other topics. Check back for details.
The New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration is the host and organizer of
the annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Visit this link to download/share the 2016 CTMF Conference Flier
The SME's 4th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance conference: Beyond Survival: Prosperity with the New Normal of Risk and Uncertainty was on Sunday to Wednesday, April 24-27, 2016. We thank our 2016 Sponsors.
We enjoyed record attendance attending the conference, dinner, workshops and receptions. Visit the 2016 conference program here 35 mining companies and 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisors, engineers, and government officials attended. About 65% of attendees travelled from outside New York City to attend the conference and related events –
from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Speakers and workshops presented
case studies on how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to
anticipate, track and manage the technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects, including discussion of the following topics:
Current global commodity market supply, demand and price and capital market trends
Traditional and alternative funding sources and structures for mining projects and development
Trends, issues and risks impacting mining project evaluation, valuation and M&A transactions
Case studies about raising capital, recent deals involving projects, operations and infrastructure
Methods to evaluate and manage capital project planning, development and construction risk
Innovative use of data and technology to evaluate, reduce and manage operating and capital costs
Discussion of tax, accounting and key issues such as social license, environment, sustainability, etc..
- Technical and non-technical issues impacting mine and infrastructure development and finance
At the dinner Rob McEwen, Chairman and CEO, McEwen Mining Inc. spoke about the need to "Fight for Our Most Important Audience" and Dr. Marcelo Godoy, Group Executive Technical Services, Resource Modeling, Newmont Mining Corporation spoke about "A new paradigm to manage technical risks in mining". It was an enjoyable time to meet others, including members of the New York finance, investment and analyst community as were these Workshops
- Rising lithium, graphite and critical metals and changed supply chains and commodity rules in a low carbon economy
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Sunday April 24th: Noon - 4:15PM at Opia Restaurant
- Mining investment: Identifying and managing key technical, legal, construction and price risks
Roscoe Postle Associates , Shearman & Sterling and Auramet Trading
Wednesday April 27th: Breakfast 7:45AM - 8:30AM: Workshop 8:30AM - Noon at Shearman & Sterling
- Lessons learned from mega projects and mining and related-infrastructure projects - Key success factors
Independent Project Analysis Wednesday April 27th: Lunch Noon-1PM; Workshop 1-5PM at Shearman & Sterling
The conference is a unique opportunity to stay current, get your questions answered by leading experts about issues and industry and sector 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.
Officers and representatives from these and other firms attended
Mining and Exploration Companies
Alabama Graphite; Aldridge Minerals; Anglo American; Anglo Gold Ashanti; Arianne Phosphate;
Aston Bay Holdings;
Black Rock Metals; Coeur
Global Energy Metals Corp; Goldcorp; Hecla Mining;
International, Consultant to New Millenium Iron; KGHM International;
Lemuria Royalties; Matamec Exploration;
Mining; MMG Limited/Las Bambas;
Nemaska Lithium Inc.; Neometals
Newmont Mining Corporation; Osisko Gold Royalties;
Penoles; Pure Energy
Minerals; Royal Nickel;
Stornoway Diamond; Sumitomo Corp.;
Tata Steel Canada;
Resources; Western Uranium; and others
Accounting, Banking and Financial Services Firms
Andersen Tax; Arias Capital Management; Attestor Capital; Auramet Trading; Aurum Capital;