Why Attend CTMF?

Join us at
SME's 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference:Smarter Mining and Finance: How are Technology and Innovation Disrupting Mining Economics? New Frontiers and Risks 
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 

Welcome first time visitors. Look at these announcements about CTMF 2019. Here is the second release.

The focus of CTMF 2019 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. 

More than 290 people from 22+ countries representing more than 42 mining and exploration companies, with officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico and Quebec attended CTMF 2018. The 2019 event will be like CTMF 2018 (view the 2018 Brochure) in the same venues in the photos in this website.

Attendees are influential mining, finance, banking, investment, and engineering executives including attorneys, accountants, and other advisers working worldwide. The 2019 event will again be a time for all to connect, meet one-on-one during breakfasts, morning and afternoon breaks, lunches and receptions. 

CTMF 2019 will consist of more than 25 round table discussions by industry leaders about:


  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple round table panels about recent deals, M&A, restructurings, where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent.
  • Evaluating, Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies and Projects including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, pre-payments, and off take agreements.
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels about global metals, mining, technology, energy and battery market trends, including discussion about supply, demand, and prices for base, precious, industrial and critical metals 
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels by leading experts about the industry using data and innovation to manage operating and capital costs and risk, as well as to stay compliant with changing standards and regulations 

  • Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about best practices and anticipating and managing in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including tax codes and standards involving sustainability and societal and political risk
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels about non-technical and communal, regulatory rules and best practices and case studies involving mining and infrastructure development and finance - impacted by societal, economic, and technical issues
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent changes to rules and definitions and harmonization of mining codes and regulations including panels about the U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7 
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, e.g. technology 
  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

The speakers' bios are here Mr. Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds will be a Key Note Speaker on Monday, April 29th, 2019. 

Register today Space is limited* Here is the agenda with speakers. Join the sponsors. 
Register to attend any of these informative workshops:  

I.  Mine to Mill Reconciliation and Assessment of Productivity of a Mining Project over its Life: Importance of Post Investment Reviews - led by Abani Samal, PhD, CPG, Principal, GeoGlobal, LLC and Peter Christensen, Principal, RESPEC on Sunday April 28 from Noon to 4:30 PM at the Marriott

II. Political Risk - Recognizing Its Impact on Mining Operations, Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making - led by Michael Samis, PhD, P.Eng, Principal, SCM Decisions and team. Also on Sunday April 28 from Noon to 4:30 PM at the New York Marriott East Side

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 8 to 11:30 AM prior to lunch at Shearman & Sterling

III. 
Valuing Mineral Assets and Operations – Understanding Valuation Issues - led by Alan Stagg, PG, CMA, President, Principal Economic Geologist, Stagg Resource Consultants 

IV. 
Are you ready? A Comprehensive Approach to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements – led by Ben Parsons, Principal Geologist, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc. and team. 

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from Noon to 4 PM after lunch at Shearman & Sterling

V. 
Measuring Climate Risk: An Interactive Workshop on Meaningful Measures of Climate Risks in Relation to Financing Mining and Infrastructure Projects - led by Leslie Watson, Watson Environmental; James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service; Don Marleau, Natural Resources Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings; and Michael Ferguson, Director U.S. Energy Infrastructure Group, S&P Global Ratings. 

Photo below is from CTMF 2018, the 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance conference on April 29 to May 2, 2018 in the heart of New York City

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Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms attended CTMF 2018: ABN AMRO; Auramet Trading; Australia & New Zealand Banking Group; Barksdale Capital Corp.; BNP Paribas; Capstone Headwaters; Citi Corporate & Investment Banking; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; CPM Group; Desjardins Securities; Duff & Phelps; Ernst & Young; Export-Import Bank of the U.S.; Franco Nevada Corp; Greystone Asset Management; Hartree Capital Management; ING Capital; InvestaBank; Investissement Québec; KPMG; KPMG Canada; Legacy Land Stewardship; Louis Dreyfus; Macquarie Bank; Macquarie Equipment Capital Inc.; Mining Development Bank of Mexico (FIFOMI), McGriff, Seibels and Williams; Northcott Capital; Orion Resource Partners; Osisko Mining; Paulson & Co.; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; Resource Capital Funds; Ressources Québec; Rothschild; Royal Gold; Sandstorm Gold; Soc Gen;  Societe Du Plan Nord Québec; Sprott ResourcesSwiss Re; Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd; The World Bank; and others

Executives from these exploration and mining companies and agencies supporting mineral and mining investment attended CTMF 2018: Agnico Mines Ltd; Ascendant Resources; Aura Minerals; Barksdale Capital Corp.; Black Rock Metals; BQ Energy; Coeur Mining Inc.; Commerce Resources Corp.; Dundee Precious Metals Inc.; EIT RawMaterials; Ero Copper Corp.; Franco Nevada Corp.; Freeport McMoRan; GeoMega Resources; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA); Glencore; Government of Mexico; Government of Quebec; Grupo Mineros S.A.; Hecla Mining Co.; Investissement Québec; Kintavar Exploration; KrownCorp Inc.; Lundin Mining Corp.; Mexico – Sub Secretary of Mining; Mining Development Bank of Mexico (FIFOMI), Mining and Common Good; Nemaska Lithium; Newmont Mining Corp.; Nova Gold Resources; Osisko Mining; Orion Resource Partners; Paringa Resources; Peñoles; Pucara Resources; Resource Capital Funds; Ressources Québec; Rincon Lithium Ltd.; Royal Gold; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; Sirios Resources; Societe Du Plan Nord Québec; Sphinx Resources; Sprott Resources; State of Alaska; State of Durango, Mexico; Torex Gold Resources; Westmoreland Coal and others. 

Senior officers of these engineering, equipment, legal, accounting, technology and other advisory companies attended CTMF 2018: Abernathy MacGregor; Alight; AMEC Foster Wheeler now Wood Group; Auramet Trading; Baker & McKenzie; BBA; Behre Dolbear; Bennett Jones; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bloomberg Intelligence; BQ Energy; Bradford Research; Caterpillar; Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation; Control Risks; CPM Group; CRU; Dassault Systèmes; Deswik; Duff & Phelps; EIT RawMaterials; Enviromin; Epiroc; Ernst & Young; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin; FTI Consulting; GeoGlobal; Global Business Reports; Golder Associates; Goodmans LLP; Groff Engineering & Consulting; Gustavson Associates; Hatch Advisory; Haynes and Boone LLP; House Mountain Partners; IBM Corporation; Independent Mining Consultants; InfoMine; Intera, Inc.; Kappes, Cassiday & Associates; KOH Consulting; KPMG Canada; Legacy Land Stewardship PBC; Llorente & Cuenca; Maleki Technologies; McCarthy Tetrault LLP; McGill University; McGriff, Seibels and Williams; McKinsey MineLens; Miller Thomson LLP; Mineral Appraiser LLC; Mining and Common Good; Mining Intelligence; Mining Plus; MST Global; PDAC; PMV Research; PrepTech; Ramboll; Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; Respec Consulting; Roscoe Postle Associates; RPM Global; Samuel Engineering; Sanford Rose Associates; Shearman & Sterling; Solum Consulting Group; SRK Consulting; Stagg Resource Consultants; Stikeman Elliott; Stormcrow Capital; Stratalis Consulting; The Epoch Times; The World Bank; University of Nevada; University of Utah; Watson Environmental; Wiley Rein LLP; Wood Group; World Policy Institute; World Steel Dynamics and others. 
Photo below is from one of two daily refreshment breaks taken at CTMF 2018 - the 6th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance conference. Join us!
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Titles of attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, VP, Engineering & Development, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Investor, Environmental Specialist, Engineer, Mining Engineer, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, Chief Technology Officer, Global Leaders of Mining and Natural Resources, Policy Leader, Founder and Community Engagement and Investor Relations Officer.

CTMF 2019 will focus on how management and investors employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risks and costs.

Panel discussions and key note speakers are
by leading subject matter experts, who work around the world. 
The format encourages getting your questions answered. 

At CTMF 2018 Mr. Mario Cantú, Under Secretary of Mining, Secretary of Economy from the Government of Mexico was a Lunch Key Note Speaker on Monday April 30, 2018. He spoke about The Upward Trend of Mexican Mining - Creating Investment Opportunities. Also speaking at CTMF 2018 was Dr. Israel Gutierrez, CEO of the Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI) of Mexico and other senior officers from Mexico who discussed investment and business opportunities in mining in Mexico.

The Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI) is a Federal Government Institution that belongs to the Mexican financial system. FIFOMI is coordinated by the Ministry of Economy as a specialized agency that promotes the development of national mining through financing, training and technical support, in order to create, strengthen and consolidate mining projects and operations in Mexico.

FIFOMI supports mining activities and its value chain. Its spectrum ranges from mineral producers and processors to mining industry, service and equipment, suppliers and distributors.

As one of its activities, FIFOMI finances directly companies that produce and process minerals, and as a second tier bank through financial intermediaries, finances small mining companies integrated to the value chain, as suppliers or traders of minerals.

Other officials attending, including from the Government of Quebec, Ressources Québec, and Societe Du Plan Nord Québec - joined by a delegation of ten mining companies from Quebec - spoke about policies and programs encouraging investment in mining and minerals opportunities in Quebec. 

Phillips S. Baker, President & CEO of Hecla Mining Co. was a key note speaker addressing how the mining industry is on the cusp of changing the relationship of the miner to the rock face forever. Mr. Baker spoke about Hecla Mining embracing innovation that will remove the miner from harm’s way and a 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’.

These industry leaders at CTMF 2018 spoke about the use of technology and innovation in the mining industry: Caterpillar, Inc.'s Michael C. Murphy, Chief Engineer, Mining Technology Enabled Solutions, Surface Mining & Technology Division; Dassault Systèmes' Fiona Carew, Director of Natural Resources; IBM Corporation's Jose R. Favilla Jr., the Worldwide Director, Industrial Solutions Industrial Products; Newmont Mining Corp.'s Michael Wundenberg, VP, Operational Technology and Innovation and from Stratalis Consulting, George Hemingway, Partner & Innovation Practice Lead.

Also discussed at CTMF 2018 in detail were M&A trends, deals done, sources of capital available including types, structures, specific cases, royalty, streaming and other forms including by: Citi Corporate & Investment Bank's Michael Cramer, P. Eng., Managing & Senior Technical Director, Global Metals & Mining Group who opened the event with an overview.

Also speaking at CTMF 2018 were BNP Paribas's Carlos A. Urquiaga, Managing Director, Head for the Americas, Structured Debt Metals & Mining and Commonwealth Bank of Australia's Alain Halimi, Managing Director, Metals & Mining and ING Capital, LLC's Remko van de Water, Head of Metals & Mining, Americas. Many other key, principal financiers and investors spoke and were in attendance.

Delving further into how mining projects and companies are accessing capital, was a round table panel comprised of Franco Nevada Corp.'s Sandip Rana CPA, Chief Financial Officer; Hatch Advisory's Robert Doyle, Regional Director, Investment & Business Planning; led by KPMG Canada's Ronald Maiorano CPA, CA, Partner, Practice Leader, U.S. Corporate Tax Services (Ch) with Rincon Lithium Ltd's Ram Rathod CPA, CA, VP, Global Taxation and Shearman & Sterling LLP's Cynthia Urda Kassis, Head, Metals & Mining, Partner, Project Development & Finance.

Another panel discussing other examples and financing structures included Auramet Trading's James Verraster III, Chief Executive Officer; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin's Frank Mariage, Partner, Global Mining Group; moderated by Gustavson Associates' Donald E. Hulse, Vice President with McCarthy Tetrault LLP's Christopher Langdon, Partner, Business Law Group, Co Lead of Projects Group and Sandstorm Gold Ltd.'s David Awram, Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Founder.

These are a handful of panels. All panels were comprised of industry leaders. The format, venue and agenda of CTMF 2019 will also be content-rich and allow all to meet and time for audience Q&A. 

Present at the CTMF events is a who's who of leaders and experts in the non-technical, technical, financial and policy issues and risks impacting raising capital in mining and where opportunities are today.

Join us 
for register today Meet with all at the conference, three receptions and five workshopsSpace is limited* Registration closed early for CTMF 2017 and 2018.             

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Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists, CTMF brings experts together from around the world to discuss trends and important topics, as well as highlight solutions, risks and opportunities.

Attending CTMF 2018 were representatives from more than 42 mining and exploration companies and more than 290 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials. About 60% traveled to New York from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay

Shown below are 2017 Conference delegates attending a panel discussion about Engaging Stakeholders for Long Term Project Success
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Click here for the agenda. The 2019 conference will again be at Shearman & Sterling in the heart of New York's midtown financial district and New York Marriott East Side Hotel - the same venues shown in the photos in this site. For hotel suggestions click here

New York SME thanks the sponsors If you would like to join the sponsors, submit an abstract to speak or suggest a topic please contact Tim Alch, Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com 

Below is Anthony O'Neill, Group Executive, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc, key note speaker at CTMF 2017 discussing FutureSmart Mining TM
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There w
ill be more than 25 round table panels at CTMF 2019, including about these topics and others.

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets, M&A and Deals Done
  • Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining and Exploration
  • Streaming, Royalty, Off Takes, Pre-Payments, Other Capital Sources
  • Analysts’ View of Global Metals and Minerals Markets and Outlook
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation Used Today and Future of Mining

  • Changes in Rules and Regulations Impacting Mining and Finance
  • Engaging and Communicating with Stakeholders For Success
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment
  • Best Practices re Reserves/ Resources and More
  • New Topics and Case Studies 

Join us in an inviting environment, with plenty of time for audience Q&A and one-on-one meetings.
Shown below is Robert Stall, US Mining & Metals Leader; Valuation Principal from EY speaking about Recent M&A and Consolidation Trends  
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We hope you join us at
SME's 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference Smarter Mining and Finance:
How are Technology and Innovation Disrupting Mining Economics? New Frontiers and Risks
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 
Sunday April 28 - Wednesday 1, 2019

The 2019 event format will be similar and in the same wonderful venues shown in photos in this site. Content, speakers, and times are subject to change. For hotel suggestions click here * Space is limited. All attendees must register in advance on line The organizers monitor registrations and may need to close registration early. Registration closed early for CTMF 2018 and 2017. Some registered delegates may need to be present in a second board conference room that will have live video and audio feed to the Shearman room or conference room G/H and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear via live audio/video feed. Other rooms and space adjacent to the main conference room are places to relax, network, meet one on one, for quiet phone conversations, or work. We hope you join us!

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