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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

NY SME encourages all interested to submit abstracts, expressions of interest to speak, suggest topics or become a sponsor of CTMF 2019. Read this announcement for more details. Join Us!

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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™

Sunday April 28 - Wednesday May 1, 2019 – New York, New York

The New York Section of SME, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, is organizing the 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference. The organizing committee welcomes abstracts about how management, lenders and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage technical and non-technical risks impacting exploration and mining projects. Topics include:

  • Global mineral commodity market supply, demand and price and capital market trends
  • Traditional and alternative funding sources and structures for mining and development
  • Trends, issues and risks impacting exploration and valuation and M&A transactions
  • Case studies re raising capital, deals involving projects, operations and infrastructure
  • Tools and methods to evaluate and manage planning, development and construction risk
  • Innovative use of data and technology to reduce and manage operating and capital costs
  • Discussion of tax, accounting and social license, environment, and sustainability issues
  • Technical & non-technical issues impacting mine & infrastructure development & finance

Mr. Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds will be a Key Note Speaker at CTMF 2019. 

Abstracts should address issues of interest to leading mining, finance, advisory and engineering executives and experts who evaluate and manage technical and non-technical issues and drivers of investments in projects world-wide. The 2019 CTMF conference will again bring experts together to meet and discuss trends and industry solutions, risks and where opportunities are. To submit abstracts and become a sponsor contact Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com

The 2019 agenda format will be similar to the 2018 event with more than 25 panels during the two-day conference. If you want to organize a workshop on Sunday April 28 or Wednesday May 1, let us know. In 2018 there more than 40 mining companies and 290 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and government officials from 21 countries. The audience is senior managers and mining industry specialists, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and engineers. 

We encourage all interested to submit abstracts, expressions of interest to speak, suggest panel topics or become a sponsor 

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Return to this website for updates. Download a 4 page flier about the 2018 event with a schedule

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.

To see the three day schedule and agenda, click here. You do not have to attend the conference to attend the workshops and receptions. On Sunday April 28 will be two pre-conference workshops followed by a networking reception before the conference begins on Monday April 29 with breakfast. There will be receptions on Sunday April 28, Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30 and two post conference workshops on Wednesday May 1. If you will like to join the sponsors please contact Tim Alch, Conference Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com.

Attending CTMF 2018 were more than 290 experts and senior executives including officers from more than 40 mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from more than 21 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Register to meet and hear technical and non-technical experts discuss solutions, risks and opportunities.

Titles of delegates include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, VP, Engineering & Development, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Engineer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Environmental Specialist, Lawyer, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, Global Leaders of Mining and Natural Resources, and Founder.

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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™ Sunday April 28 - Wednesday May 1, 2019

* Space is limited. The organizers are monitoring registrations periodically 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

NY SME is organizer of the 6th CTMF conference and is 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 encompasses the Tri-State area. Its members are given the opportunity to network with peers and hear valuable presentations through its activities. NY 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).

Save the dates - Submit abstracts early - Join the Sponsors 
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 
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. The format of the 2019 Conference will be similar to the 2018 event and held in the same wonderful venues shown in pictures throughout this site. If you would like to join the sponsors contact Tim Alch conference Co Chair timalch@gmail.com