Why Attend CTMF?

SME's 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: Investing in Technology and Innovation & Managing Disruption and Risk in the New Normal - Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM  Sunday April 29 - Wednesday May 2, 2018

NY SME welcomes you to join us. Register early. Space is limited. This year there will be more than 80 speakers participating in round table discussions, workshops and receptionsJoin the sponsors! 

The focus of the CTMF Conference is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital in the global mining industry. CTMF brings all together to hear and discuss current trends, issues and a range of topics, solutions, risks and where investment opportunities are. The agenda includes case studies about how management and investors employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce the technical and non-technical risks and costs associated with mining projects. The format encourages getting questions answered by mining and finance experts funding and or advising on mining projects around the world. For example hear:

Phillips S. Baker, President & CEO of Hecla Mining Company present a key note address about the mining industry being on the cusp of changing the relationship of the miner to the rock face forever. Phil will speak about Hecla Mining embracing innovations that will remove the miner from harm’s way and host of other technologies that will make mining safer, improve productivity and lower costs. He said ‘We believe that within a decade the mining industry will look nothing like it does today’.

Register to attend, meet and hear Phil and many industry leaders discuss rapid, pivotal changes on-going in mining today, including about the impact of tax reform - during 25+ round table panels and key note addresses. It is where all can meet, network and get questions answered. Visit the agenda for updates. All must register in advance to attend the conference, the workshops and receptions. Space is limited.

Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists, CTMF events are a time you can meet and talk with engineers, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, investors and service providers at the conference, workshops, and receptions. Its focus is to bring the experts together from around the world to discuss trends and important topics, as well as solutions, risks and opportunities.

Attending 2017 CTMF were representatives from 35 mining and exploration companies and more than 270 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials - with about 60% traveling to New York from 18 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay

The conference will again be at Shearman & Sterling in New York's midtown financial district. 

New York SME is the organizer and a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), an association of 14,000+ geo-scientists and mining, mineral professionals in 100+ countries. SME members include mining executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. The New York Section of SME is a unit of the SME encompassing the Tri-State area. NY SME members are given the opportunity to network with peers and hear valuable presentations through its activities. New York SME dates back to 1871 when a handful of mining engineers in New York City founded the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). 

NY SME thanks the sponsors that help make it possible for all to meet in the heart of NYC. If you would like to be a speaker and or a sponsor contact Tim Alch, Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com  Visit http://conta.cc/2zWfiQQ and http://conta.cc/2wLKrEo 
Shown below 2017 Conference delegates attending a panel discussion about Engaging Stakeholders for Long Term Project Success

Revisit these sites for updates to the agenda and read more about these four workshops here

  • Improving strategic capital management with Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling methods
  • Application of enhanced techniques for assessing risks and opportunities in mineral resource estimates: some key points for mining finance professionals
  • Efficient, effective due diligence for modern mining investments
  • Sustainability in mining – Innovation to reduce mining life cycle costs and impacts
Titles of attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Corporate Finance Specialist, Investor, Banker, Engineer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Business/ Corporate Strategist, Environmental Specialist, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Founder, etc.

Shown below Tony O'Neill, Group Executive, Technical and Sustainability, Anglo American plc - Key Note Speaker about FutureSmart Mining TM

There w
ill be more than 25 round table panels - visit the agenda for updates - and key note speakers discussing latest trends and issues in global mining finance, including about these topics and others

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple panels, round tables re recent deals, M&A, restructurings, where, how and who is raising capital etc.
  • Evaluating, structuring finance and funding of mining companies and projects including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, off takes etc.
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels re global metals, mining, steel, ev energy and battery markets, supply, demand, price trends for base, precious and industrial metals 
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels by leading experts about the industry using automation, AI, machine learning, virtual, simulation, IoT, equipment, etc. to manage cost and risk 

  • Proposed Changes in Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about interpretation, harmonization and managing in an ever changing regulatory landscape, including discussion of tax reform
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels about non technical, communal, regulatory rules and best practices and case studies involving societal, economic, technical issues
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent proposed rules changes and definitions and harmonization including to Industry Guide 7 in the USA, etc
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, including technology - multiple senior officials from several countries will speak about this 
  •  And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies 

Join us in an inviting environment, with plenty of time for audience Q&A and one-on-one meetings with all attendees and others from the New York banking, financial, investment, and analyst community.

A schedule of 2017 CTMF events is here.  At SME's 5th annual CTMF Conference Mr. Tony O'Neill, Technical Director, Group Management Committee of Anglo American Plc was a key note speaker talking about Technology and Innovation in Mining. Also speaking, for the second year was Dominique Anglade, Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation responsible for the Digital Strategy. The Minister spoke about Quebec: A Premier Global Center of Mining, Technology and Innovation.  Mr. John W. Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation, was the invited guest speaker during lunch on Tuesday. John spoke of Major New Opportunities with China: What They Are and How to Participate

Attending the 5th CTMF conference - and likely returning in 2018 - were officers from these financial, banking, investment advisory firms: Citibank; BNP Paribas; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group; Export Import Bank of the United States; Ernst & Young; Ressources Quebec; ING Capital; Northcott Capital; Resource Capital Funds; BMO; Appian Capital Advisory; Headwaters; Duff & Phelps; Macquarie Bank; the International Finance Corporation; Société du Plan Nord; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; UBS; Riverside Resources; Lind Partners; Noah's Rule; Electrum Group; Investissement Quebec; National Bank Financial and others.

Also in attendance in 2017 were senior officers, engineers and experts who advise, evaluate and de-risk technical and non-technical issues - knowledgeable about latest best practices and trends - associated with funding, development and management of mining and exploration projects worldwide from:  EY; Blake Cassels and Graydon; Shearman & Sterling; Agapito Associates; RPA Roscoe Postle Associates; DRTP Consulting; Holland & Hart; Bloomberg Intelligence; Collins Barrow; SRK Consulting; Baker McKenzie; Dassault Systemes; ERM; McKinsey; Llorente & Cuenca; PDAC; AMEC Foster Wheeler; IPA Independent Project Analysis; IMC Independent Mining Consultants; Behre Dolbear; Hatch Ltd; John T. Boyd; Ramboll Environ; HDR; Ammonite Resources;  Tory's; EnviroSuite; Maptek; Columbia University; Colorado School of Mines; McGill University; University of Queensland; University of Utah; Golder Associates; Baker Tilley; Goodmans; CRU Group; U.S. Department of Commerce and others.

In 2017 for example these mining and exploration companies were represented: 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.; eCobalt Solutions; BlackRock Metals; Electrum Group; Glencore; Freeport McMoRan; Pure Energy Minerals Ltd.; Anglo American Plc; Sirios Resources Inc.; BQ Energy; Commerce Resources Corp.; Sphinx Resources; Coeur Mining, Inc.; GeoMega Kintavar; MMG Limtied; Nouveau Monde Graphite; Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.; Finley Mining, Agricola Metals Corp.; Kiewit Corp.; NeoMetals Ltd.; Rio Tinto; Lithium Corporation; Matamec Explorations Inc.; Resource Capital Funds; Western Uranium, Osho Ventures and others.
Shown below is Bob Stall, ASA , Ernst & Young's US Metals & Mining Leader, Director, Capital Equipment Valuation speaking about M&A Trends  

Check back for updates to the agenda. For those who have not attended past CTMF events visit this link to a flier about the 2017 events. Look at the roster below of 2017 speakers - many will return.

Shearman & Sterling LLP, Cynthia Urda Kassis, Partner, Project, Development and Finance Group & Co Head of Mining & Metals            
Citi Corporate & Investment Banking, Michael Cramer, P. Eng.,
Managing and Technical Director - Global Industrials - Metals & Mining
BNP Paribas: Carlos A. Urquiaga, MD, Head for Americas Structured Debt, Metals & Mining
Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Alain Halimi, Managing Director, Metals & Mining
Export-Import Bank of the United States, John Craynon PhD, PE, Senior Mining Engineer
Torex Gold Resources Inc., Jeff Swinoga, Chief Financial Officer
Agapito Associates Inc., Vanessa Santos P.G., Chief Geologist
Benchmark Minerals Intelligence, Simon Moores,
Founder and President       
McKinsey’s MineLens, Ken Hoffman,
Client Development Executive 
World Steel Dynamics, Peter Marcus, Founder and Managing Partner
Baker McKenzie LLP, Greg McNab, Partner, Corporate & Securities Practice Group
Behre Dolbear Group, Bernard ‘Barney’ Guarnera, Director
Discovery Investing, Michael Berry, President
Ernst & Young LLP, Thomas J. Minor, Mining & Metals Leader, Americas Tax
Greystone Investment Management, LLC, Douglass N. Loud, Esq., Executive Director
CPM Group LLC, Jeff Christian, Managing Director   
Noah’s Rule, Sean Russo, Founder and Managing Director 
CRU, Alex Laugharne, Principal Consultant, Consulting
House Mountain Partners, Chris Berry, President
Mining & Geological Industrial Consultants, LLC, John Clema, President
Respec Consulting, Karri Howlett, CFA, President
Minister Dominique Anglade, Government of Quebec Minister of Economy, Science & Innovation; Responsible for the Digital Strategy
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Geoffrey S. Belsher, New York Office Managing Partner
ERM, Tom Perchiazzi, Partner 
Ernst & Young, Robert Stall, Partner, MRICS, ASA, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services
Holland & Hart LLP, Robert A. Bassett, Mining Team Leader 
Ernst & Young (EY) LLP, Keith McGregor, Partner, Corporate Natural Restructuring Practice
Goodmans LLP, Grant McGlaughlin, Partner, Co-Head of Mining and Natural Resources
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Fredric Sosnick, Partner Practice Leader Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
Colorado School of Mines, Dr Corby G. Anderson QP CEng FIMMM FIChemE, Kroll Institute of Extractive Metallurgy 
Nemaska Lithium Inc., Steve Nadeau, CPA, CGA, Chief Financial Officer|
Pullen Dockendorff, William Pullen, Managing Director
Roscoe Postle Associates, Graham G. Clow, Chairman and Principal Mining Engineer
CPM Group LLC, Douglas Sherrod, Managing Partner, Corporate Finance Advisory 
DRTP Consulting Inc., Stéphane Dupuis, Senior Partner – advisor to Matamec Explorations
ING Capital, LLC, Remko van de Water, Head of Metals & Mining, Americas
Northcott Capital, Richard Reeves, Managing Director
Golder Associates, Al Kuestermeyer, Project Engineer Metallurgy
Bradford Research Inc., Charles A. Bradford CFA, President
Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting, Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo,
Bloomberg Intelligence LP, Michael McGlone, Commodity Strategist

Headwaters MB, Joel Schneyer, Managing Director Minerals Capital & Advisory Practice
Lind Partners, Philip Valliere, Partner and Managing Director
Panoro Minerals Ltd., Luquman Shaheen, P.Eng., MBA, President, CEO, Director
Resource Capital Funds, Jennifer MacPherson, Investment Analyst
Riverside Resources Inc., John-Mark Staude,
CEO and President
Duff & Phelps LLC, Edward Lee,
Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services
RPA Inc., Bill Roscoe Ph.D., P. Eng.,
Chairman Emeritus
Sínese, Consultoria, Lda, Luis Chambel, General Manager 
SRK Consulting, Grant Malensek, Principal Consultant - Mineral Project Evaluation
AMEC Foster Wheeler, Harry Parker, PhD, Consulting Mining Geologist and Geo-Statistician
GeoGlobal LLC, Abani Samal, PhD, Principal
Newmont Mining Corp., Donald Doe, Group Executive, Reserves & Resources
Colorado School of Mines, Graham A. Davis, Professor of Mineral Economics
ECSI, LLC, J. Steven Gardner PE, President and CEO           
German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Sven-Uwe Schulz, Head of the Evaluation of Mineral Resources Unit       
Mining Standards International, Robert Milbourne, Managing Director
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Anthony Lepere, Counsel, Project Development and Finance Group 
Dassault Systèmes, Francois Bouffard,
Industry Affairs Director
Maptek, Ian Lipchak P. Eng., Senior Solutions Specialist
McGill University: Dr. Roussos Dmitrikiopolous, Professor and Canada Research Chair
Black Rock Metals, Jean Rainville, President and CEO
BQ Energy, James S. Falsetti, Founder and Director
Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), Douglas Morrison, President & CEO, and Ultra-Deep Mining Network, Director  
EnviroSuite, Matt Scholl,
Vice President and General Manager
Columbia University, Nicolas Maennling, Senior Economics and Policy Researcher
Independent Consultant, Project Management, Andrew Goode, Principal
EcoAnalysts, Alicia de la Cruz-Novey, Phd,  Senior Enviornmental and Social Specialist
Ramboll Environ, Sharon Maharg,
Senior Manager, International Finance
Univ. of Delaware, Saleem H. Ali PhD, Blue & Gold Distinguished Prof of Energy and the Environment
Watson Environmental, Leslie Watson, Senior Environmental Analyst
Columbia University, Professor Upmanu Lall, Director of the Columbia Water Center
Ecodyne, Peter Dolph,
General Sales Manager 
International Finance Corporation, Robin Weisman, Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation, Arjun Bhalla, Senior Operations Officer of IFC's Infrastructure & Natural Resources Department
Coeur Mining, Inc. Terry Smith, Vice President, North American Operations
Independent Project Analysis, Inc., Baqun Ding, Manager of of the Mining, Minerals, and Metals Business Area
Rio Tinto, Nita Singh, CPA (USA), CRMA, Manager Assurance Delivery | Group Internal Audit
Victoria Gold Corp., John McConnell, President, Director and Chief Executive Officer
Hatch Ltd., Nishit Patel, M. Eng., P. Eng., Consultant
Hecla Mining Company
, Lindsay Hall, Chief Financial Officer
Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc., Chad Williams P.Eng., President & CEO
Tory’s LLP, Michael Pickersgill, Partner, co-head of the firm's Mining and Metals group
UBS, AG, Andrew Gubbels, Executive Director, Investment Banking, Natural Resources Group
Shearman & Sterling LLP, Jonathan L. Greenblatt, Partner

NY SME thanks all sponsors who help make it possible for all to meet in the heart of NYC. If you would like to be a sponsor contact Tim Alch conference Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com 
e hope to see you at
SME's 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: Investing in Technology and Innovation & Managing Disruption and Risk in the New Normal  - Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM  Sunday April 29 - Wednesday May 2, 2018
Content, speakers, order and times are subject to change