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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 May 1, 2019

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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. 

At this year's 2018 CTMF, there were more than 290 people from 22+ countries representing more than 42 mining and exploration companies, with senior Officials from the Governments of Mexico, Canada, Quebec and Australia. The format of the 2019 Conference will be like the 2018 event and in the same wonderful venues in the photos in this website - that we will refreshing and updating soon.

Attendees are a group of influential mining, finance, banking, investment, engineering and professional advisory, including attorneys, accountants, executives working in mining and related sectors worldwide. The 2019 event will again be a time for all to connect, meet one on one during ample networking times during breakfasts, AM and PM refresh breaks, lunches and evening receptions. 

Register here to meet with senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms: 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

Also attending will be senior executives from these exploration and mining companies and Government agencies supporting mineral and mining investment world wide: 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; Stornoway Diamonds, Torex Gold Resources; Westmoreland Coal and others. 

Senior officers of these engineering, equipment, legal, accounting, technology and other advisory companies who work on and advise exploration and mining companies world wide will be attending: 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. 

Attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, Investor, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Engineer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Environmental Specialist, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, and Founder.

We invite you to click here for the speakers' bios They will discuss

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets, mine financing, M&A trends, examples of recent restructurings
  • Structuring Finance, Types of Projects and Companies being funded with royalties, streaming, and traditional finance, etc. in multiple panels with leading experts discussing deals done, pros, cons et al
  • Analysts’ View of Global Metals, Minerals, Energy Markets multiple panels re global metals, steel, energy and battery markets, supply, demand, price trends and base, precious and industrial metals 
  • Rules and Regulations Affecting Mining Finance in multiple panels with leading experts discussing interpretation, harmonization and managing with – including U.S. tax law changes et al

  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success multiple panels about key non-technical issues and managing, achieving and maintaining social license and complying with environmental and societal codes
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation multiple panels highlighting the future of mining, examples of and experts discussing virtual, IoT and use of automation, equipment et al to manage cost and risks
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, including technology - multiple senior officials from several countries will speak about this 
  • Valuation, Due Diligence, and Mineral Reserves and Resources including discussion of recent proposed changes to Industry Guide 7 in the USA – and 
  • Other topics and case studies

Visit the agenda that shows the speakers and topics that will be discussed including how management and investors employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce the technical and non-technical risks and costs. The event format encourages getting questions answered by mining and finance experts funding and or advising on mining projects around the world.

Guest Speaker Mr. Mario Cantú, Under Secretary of Mining, Secretary of Economy from the Government of Mexico on Monday April 30 will be our Key Note Luncheon Speaker talking about The Upward Trend of Mexican Mining - Creating Investment Opportunities. Also speaking will be Dr. Israel Gutierrez, CEO of the Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI) of Mexico. He and other senior officers in a roundtable will discuss 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, will also speak about policies and programs encouraging investment in mining and minerals opportunities. 

Phillips S. Baker, President & CEO of Hecla Mining Co. will 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. Mr. Baker 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’.

These industry leaders will speak about the use of technology and innovation in the mining industry today: 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 notably some, not all, of the speakers who will discuss trends, deals done, sources of capital available including discussion of the types structures, specific cases, royalty, streaming and other aspects will include Citi Corporate & Investment Bank's Michael Cramer, P. Eng., Managing and Senior Technical Director, Global Metals & Mining Group who will open the event with an overview, then followed by BNP Paribas's Carlos A. Urquiaga, Managing Director, Head for the Americas, Structured Debt Metals & Mining and then by 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.

Delving further into how projects and companies are accessing capital today will be 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 on the topic will discuss other examples and financing structures with 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 (Ch) 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 examples of the many leaders and speakers in the agenda of 25+ panels that are shown hereMeet these, other speakers and a who's who of leaders expert in non-technical, technical and financial issues and risks impacting raising capital in mining and where opportunities are today.

There will be plenty of time to network at the conference, three receptions and four workshops and time for audience Q&A. Register here Space is becoming limited* Last year registration closed early. 

We hope you join us. The conference will again be at Shearman & Sterling in the heart of New York's midtown financial district. For hotel suggestions in the area click hereNew York SME thanks the sponsors If you would like to join them contact Tim Alch, Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com             

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 Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay

Shown below 2017 Conference delegates attending a panel discussion about Engaging Stakeholders for Long Term Project Success


The agenda showing the speakers is here To read more about these four workshops click 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

Thank you organizers: EY Ernst & YoungGeoGlobal LLC,  Wood, Behre Dolbear and Enviromin Inc  
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 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 

  • Changes in Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about interpretation, harmonization and managing in changing regulatory landscape, including discussion of US Tax Reform Act
  • 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.

Shown below is Bob Stall, ASA , Ernst & Young's US Metals & Mining Leader, Director, Capital Equipment Valuation speaking about M&A Trends  

We hope to see you at

Save the dates - Submit abstracts early - Join the Sponsors for 
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 May 1, 2019

Return to this website for updates. Download a 4 page flier about the 2018 event with a schedule by clicking here The format of the 2019 Conference will be similar to the 2018 event and held in the same wonderful venues shown in pictures herein this site.

Content, speakers, order and times are subject to change.
For hotel suggestions click here  All attendees must register in advance on line * Space is becoming limited. The organizers are monitoring registrations and may need to close registration. We may require some registered delegates to be present in a second board conference room that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference or conference room G/H and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear via live audio/video feed. Additional rooms and space adjacent to the main conference room are places to relax, network, meet one on one, for quiet phone conversations, or work.