Welcome to SME's Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference Website
Revisit this website for updates to attend the conference, dinner or a workshop
We hope to see you in 2017 for the

5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference:
Managing Through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Sunday, April 30th - Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, New York
Schedule and content is subject to change

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

We are pleased to announce Shearman & Sterling is hosting the 2017 CTMF Conference again
at its very nice conference facilities in Midtown Manhattan. The Government of Quebec is returning as 
Sponsor of the Monday Lunch when a Senior Official will be a Key Note speaker.
Quebec will host an evening reception and invite a mining company delegation again.
Please join the NY Section of SME and SME in our Thanks. Join Them. 

To submit an abstract in Word format please click here 
for instructions. The agenda is being developed now.

The speakers and workshops in 2017 will discuss and present 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

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 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.

 Visit this link to download/share the Flier about the 2016 CTMF Conference

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 and note record attendance at the conference, dinner, workshops and receptions with 35 mining companies and 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisors, engineers, and government officials present. About 60% of attendees travelled from outside New York to attend the conference and related events from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico and Peru to Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom.

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 

The CTMF 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 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 Conference, dinner or a workshop
We hope to see you in 2017 for the
5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference:
Managing Through the Cycle, Investing for the Future

Sunday, April 30th - Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, New York
Schedule and content is subject to change