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Welcome to SME's Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference Website
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We hope to see you at the
5th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Managing Through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday, April 30th - Wednesday, May 3rd 2017
at the offices of Shearman & Sterling LLP, New York, New York
in the heart of New York’s midtown financial district
Schedule and content is subject to change

We received more than 60 abstracts (as of early January) and expressions of interest to
speak and or participate at the 2017 5th CTMF from many experts from firms
that attended (see the list below) and or spoke last year
(see the 2016 Program here)
and from other leading companies. Join Them! 
We invite you to submit your abstract and brief bio in Word format to be a Speaker

Please click
here for instructions - JOIN US!
The agenda is being developed now

The New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration is 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 are pleased to announce Shearman & Sterling is hosting the 2017 CTMF Conference again
at its conference facilities in Midtown Manhattan. The Government of Quebec is returning as 
Sponsor of the Monday May 1st Lunch when a Senior Official will be a Key Note speaker and
invite a mining company delegation again. 
Quebec will also host an evening reception on
Monday May 1st at their offices in Rockefeller Center to which all delegates will be invited.
Please join the NY Section of SME and SME in our Thanks. Join Them. 

The 2017 event will discuss and present case studies on how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects, including discussion of:

    • Current global market supply, demand and price and capital market trends and M&A

    • Traditional and alternative funding sources and structures for projects and development 

    • Issues and risks impacting exploration, project development, valuation and investor interest

    • Case studies about raising capital, deals done for projects, operations and infrastructure

    • Best practices, use of data and technology to reduce and manage operating and capital cost

    • Methods to evaluate and manage exploration, project development and construction risk

    • Technical and non-technical issues impacting mine finance and infrastructure development

    • Discussion of tax, accounting and social license, environment, and sustainability issues  

    Visit workshops to read details about these workshops and register now at a discount 

    • 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
      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

    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.

    Visit program for the 2016 agenda. We thank the 2016 Sponsors
    The agenda and list of firms at the 2016 event are below   
    Visit this link to download/share the Flier about the 2016 CTMF Conference

    SME's 4th 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.    

    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;
    Dassault
    Systèmes; Export-Import Bank of the United States;
    Fournier Industries;
    Government of Germany DERA; Government of Canada; Government of Quebec;
    IBM;
    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
    All are welcome and encouraged to Register Now at a discount - Space is limited
    We hope to see you at 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