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im Alch, Conference Program Chair at timalch@gmail.com Thank you.

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6th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Sunday, April 29th to Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

The 2018 conference will be again at Shearman & Sterling in New York - in the heart of NYC's midtown financial district. We will continue to update this website. The following are details about the 2017 CTMF events for those of you who have not attended CTMF before. 

The NY Section of SME thanks all sponsors, speakers and delegates that attended the 5th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference. We appreciate the over whelming expressions of interest and record attendance including at the dinner and 

Present at the 2017 CTMF events were officers from more than 35 mining companies and upwards of 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers and government officials from across the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay

A 4 page pdf schedule of the 2017 5th CTMF conference, including 21 panels and workshops is here A 2 page pdf schedule is here The speakers' abstracts and bios are here  Revisit agendadinner or a workshop for updates. Schedule and Speakers' abstracts and bios are here To read a recent press release about the 2017 conference visit here For hotels visit here 

Here are more details about the 2017 conference. 

5th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
Managing through the Cycle, Investing for the Future
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

Schedule and content is subject to change
* All attendees must register in advance of the event. 

The 5th annual CTMF conference is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with and hear many leading mining industry executives and experts speak with plenty of time for audience Q&A and networking. The format allows delegates to get your questions answered by leading mining and finance experts actively funding and or advising on mining projects around the world at the Sunday Dinner, breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunches, receptions and workshops. A four page schedule of the events, panels and workshops is here

The focus of the Conference will be about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that affect capital raising in the global mining industry. Speakers at the conference and workshops will present case studies about how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce the technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects.

Intended for senior mining executives and industry specialists, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and engineers, the 2017 CTMF events bring these people together to discuss current trends, issues and a range of topics, solutions, risks and where investment opportunities are.

More than 70 speakers will present case studies on how to employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage the technical and non-technical risks associated with mining projects worldwide. Experts will discuss trends, solutions, risks and where the opportunities exist.

There are more than 20 panels, round tables and several key note speakers that will discuss the latest trends and issues in global mining finance, including sessions about - and others

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing multiple panels, round tables including about M&A, Restructurings, etc.
  • Evaluating, structuring finance and funding of mining companies and projects, including royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, etc.
  • Analysts’ View of Global Metals, Minerals Markets - more than three panels about global metals, mining, steel markets, trends, prices etc 
  • Proposed Changes in Regulations Affecting Mining Finance - two panels and others about interpretation, harmonization and managing with
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - two panels on Tuesday and other panels and round tables discussing and presenting case studies
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels, examples and experts using virtual, IoT and equipment to manage cost and risks 
  • Best Practices Re: Mineral Reserves and Resources, including discussion of recent proposed changes to Industry Guide 7 in the USA 

Two pre- and two post-conference workshop topics include:

  • Reliability of Mineral Resource Estimates
  • Where Do Things Go Wrong in Mining Project Development
  • Understanding the Importance of Using Hedging in a Volatile Price Environment
  • Global Battery Raw Materials Supply Chain and Energy Storage

Meet with and hear many experts, advisers and mining executives speak about how to evaluate and the impact of key trends, technical and non-technical issues and drivers on funding and investments in mining projects around the world, including from these financial, banking, and investment advisory firmsCitibank; 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.

Talk with senior officers, engineers and experts who advise, evaluate and de-risk technical and non-technical issues associated with funding, development and management of mining and exploration projects worldwide from: ERM; 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; 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.

Join us with many mining executives, directors, officers and representatives from these mining and exploration companies who will be at 2017 CTMF: 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.

New York SME is pleased to announce that Tony O'Neill, Technical Director, Group Management Committee of Anglo American Plc will be presenting a Key Note Address about Technology and Innovation in Mining during the morning of Monday May 1st.

Dominique Anglade, Quebec's Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation; Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy will be the luncheon key note speaker on Monday May 1st addressing: Quebec - A Premier Global Center of Mining, Technology and Innovation

During lunch on Tuesday May 2nd our Guest Speaker is John W. Allen, Chairman & CEO, Greater China Corporation He will address: Major New Opportunities with China: What They Are and How to Participate * Five critical factors to  understand in dealing with China * Transformational new development in the mining sector * Major financial considerations and opportunities * New Technologies - The Key to the Chinese Market

Check back for additions and changes to the schedule and order. For those of you who have not attended past CTMF events we invite you visit this link to look at a Flier re the 2016 event and to join us and the many experts that are advising on and evaluating the risks and investment potential of mining projects around the world, including the following Speakers - whose bios and abstracts are here

Shearman & Sterling LLP, Cynthia Urda Kassis, Partner, Project, Development and Finance Group and 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

The New York Section of SME is organizer of the 5th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference Managing through the Cycle, Investing for the Future. New York SME thanks CTMF Sponsors

New York SME thanks Shearman & Sterling LLP for its hosting of the CTMF Conference again at its conference facilities in its offices in the heart of New York City’s midtown financial district. We also thank the Government of Quebec as it is returning as Sponsor of the Monday, May 1st Lunch when a Senior Official from Quebec will be the Keynote speaker. Quebec will host a reception on Monday, May 1st at its offices in Rockefeller Center to which conference delegates will be invited. Quebec is also returning with a delegation of mining companies.

New York SME also thanks: Newmont Mining Corporation, EnviroSuite, Dassault Systemes, SRK Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP, Duff & Phelps, Hatch Ltd., CAM LLC, Hecla Mining Company, Matamec Explorations, Inc., Llorente & Cuenca, Behre Dolbear, Nemaska Lithium Inc., Abernathy MacGregor, Golder Associates, BDO USA LLP, Agapito Associates, Inc., World Steel Dynamics and the Workshop organizers AMEC Foster WheelerBenchmark Mineral IntelligenceGeoGlobal LLCNoah’s RuleRPA Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., and Shearman & Sterling LLP 

New York SME also thanks its Partners including Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, Inc. (SME) www.smenet.org, American Exploration and Mining Association (AEMA) www.miningamerica.orgInternational Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) www.ipmi.org, and Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) www.mmsa.net  New York SME also thanks our Media Partners including Canadian Mining JournalThe Mining RecordThe Mining JournalOxbow's GeoPolitical Risk Tracker WeeklyThe Miners News, and Global Business Reports

If you would like to become a Sponsor please contact Tim Alch, Program Chair at timalch@gmail.com                    

Present at the 2017 CTMF events were officers from more than 35 mining companies and upwards of 200 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers and government officials from across the world, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. 

New York SME thanks the Sponsors See the 2017 Agenda here All must register in advance to attend the Conference, dinner or a workshop. A four page schedule of the 2017 events, panels and workshops is here and visit this link to a 2016 CTMF Conference flier with photos.

All attendees must register in advance of the event. 
Content, speakers, order and times are subject to change.