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SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
- Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 
Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023
Revisit this site for updates

NY SME will meet in-person for CTMF 2023 on May 8-11, 2023 - our 8th in-person CTMF Conference. Join us! We welcome your expressions of interest to speak and be a sponsor of CTMF, contact us at info@smeny.org

This conference will be our first in-person event since shifting to a virtual series in March 2020 due to covid. We invite you to view our 3rd virtual event on Looking Forward - How to Best Manage Risks Impacting Mineral, Energy & Mining Supply Chains as well as view on-demand NY SME's second virtual event Sustainably Funding The Global Mineral Supply Chains and first virtual event Strengthening Critical Minerals Supply Chains in North America: The Key Role of Québec.

Our recent events have focused on securing, de-risking, funding, securing critical and battery mineral et al supply chains featuring many industry thought leaders involved in the global mining sector. We encourage you to join us in-person in New York at CTMF 2023 in May with many other influential leaders, financiers, investors, stakeholders and advisers to mining projects worldwide.


Brief Overview of CTMF 2023
CTMF 2023 will start on Monday May 8 with workshops and an evening welcome reception. The start of the conference will be with breakfast at 7 am on Tuesday May 9, with the conference starting at 8 am that will run the entire day with refreshment breaks, keynotes, panels and roundtables, at times with a second, possibly a third track - all within Shearman & Sterling's expanded, modernized event venue. A reception will be held starting about 5:30 pm on Tues May 9 and Wed May 10. On Thurs May 11, there will be workshops starting at 8:15 PM, with breakfast at 7:30, lunch and refreshment breaks. Please plan accordingly. We hope to see you there.

Pictured below is an engaging panel at CTMF 2018 re the Importance of Technology and Innovation in Mining to manage risk and reduce costs that was chaired by George Hemingway, Partner of the Innovation Practice at the Stratalis Group with fellow panelists from Caterpillar, Dassault System, IBM and Newmont Mining. 
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All must register in advance. Registration may close early. Space is limited*  

Who is SME? and NY SME?
The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) www.smenet.org is an international society of AIME that is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers comprised of more than 14,000 professionals serving the minerals industry in more than 100 countries.

SME members include mining executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the global wide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. 

The New York Section of SME www.smeny.org is a unit of the SME encompassing the Tri-State area, including parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. NY SME members are given the opportunity to network with peers and hear valuable presentations through New York SME activities including dinner meetings, receptions and on occasions seminars.

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). We invite you to learn more about SME and and the SME Foundation and to join SME. Visit the SME's Bookstore Catalog with a selection of economic and business texts about mining. 

What is CTMF? - the Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference?
The SME's annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) conferences first started in 2013. It was conceived to provide a unique opportunity for a wide range of subject matter experts involved in the financing of mining and exploration projects and related infrastructure activities world wide to meet one on one with and hear many leading industry experts discuss the key issues impacting the raising of capital in the mining industry world wide.

The format of CTMF events, include workshops, a conference and evening networking receptions that allow delegates to get questions answered by key decision makers in the mining and finance industries, including from the principal professional advisory firms including engineers, attorneys, accountants, finance, environmental and societal experts.

Speakers at the conference and pre and post-conference workshops present case studies on how management and investors employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track and manage the technical and non-technical and financial risks associated with mining projects world wide.

The use and adaptation of technology and innovation by the industry has consistently been core to the event agenda. The schedule of CTMF 2020 events is shown here. Join us!

Who attends CTMF?
Intended for senior executives and mining industry specialists including engineers, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, service providers, government officials and others. The conference, workshops, and receptions bring all together from around the world to discuss trends and a range of important topics, solutions and risks and opportunities.

Titles of attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, VP, Engineering & Development, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Consultant, Managing Director, Geologist, Project Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Investor, Environmental Specialist, Engineer, Mining Engineer, Lawyer, Financial and Equity Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, CTO - Chief Technology Officer, Digital Communications Officer, Global Leaders of Mining and Natural Resources, Founder and Community Engagement, Investor Relations Officer, Auditor, VP of Underwriting, Credit Research, Environmental Services Practice Leader and Appraiser.

Present at CTMF 2019 were representatives from more than 50 mining companies and more than 275 bankers, investors, analysts, advisers, engineers, and government officials. About 60% of CTMF attendees traveled from outside New York to attend the events, from more than 20 countries including from Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay. Check back for updates to the agenda.

Visit the Why Attend tab for a summary of who attends and more details. We hope you join us!

Is there a charge to attend?
All attendees, including speakers must register in advance to attend the conference, any of the workshops and receptions. All delegates and speakers can register at a discounted rate, if you register early. Register and pay on line at the registration tab where you can see the fees and schedule of deadlines. Registrations will be monitored, and may need to be closed early. The organizers reserve the right to limit* and or restrict attendance. Registration closed before CTMF 2019 and CTMF 2018. Thank you Sponsors

Below are panelists from Germany, the European Union and Quebec discussing Government Actions Supporting Mining at CTMF 2018. There are multiple panels about legal regulatory, compliance, including tax issues. 
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What is included with my registration?
Your confirmed conference registration includes access to the conference on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10, 2023, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and reception on both days. All must register in advance to attend CTMF events. We hope to have adequate space for attendees to attend in-person the sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As space is limited*, the organizers may ask some attendees to be present in a second or third boardroom that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference and or second track of panel discussions. There are additional rooms of varying size and spaces adjacent to the main conference and other rooms to relax, network, meet one on one, for quiet phone conversations, or work. The organizer reserves the right to close registrations in advance of the event.

Visit receptions for locations and details about the Monday May 8, 2023 welcome reception and evening reception and dinner on Tuesday May 9 and reception on Wednesday May 10, 2023. If you do not register to attend the conference, there is an additional charge to attend the evening receptions and Tuesday dinner and any workshop on Monday May 8 and on Thursday May 11.

Conference registration fees include the registration fees to attend the evening receptions. Registrants for the Monday May 8 workshops are welcome to attend the welcome reception. To attend the receptions and any workshop, you do not have to register to attend the conference on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10. Everyone must register in advance for all activities. It is advised to register early as space is limited. Re cancellations and substitutions - see below.

Are there any continuing education credits offered for this conference?
At this time, there are not continuing education credits for attending CTMF. This may change. We welcome your suggestions by contacting us at info@smeny.org. Please let us know. The event is attended by many leaders working around the world from the mining, finance, bank, investor, advisory, engineering, accounting, legal sectors that present priceless insights about trends in the industry.  

About exhibiting at the CTMF conference and events
All four display tables available at the conference are located in the entry foyer between the main conference and the ancillary conference meeting board rooms. There are multiple sponsorship levels that comprise the many varied opportunities to help achieve your exhibiting goals. Please refer to the sponsor tab to learn more about CMTF sponsors and contact Tim Alch, Conference Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com to discuss this and other sponsor levels such as displaying pop-up banners. NY SME greatly appreciates the support and all of the sponsors and partners.

Recording of proceedings and about the Press attending CTMF
NY SME asks all participants and attendees to limit recording of CTMF events to snap shot photos. Video and audio recordings of any of the proceedings including receptions and workshops are not permitted under any circumstances, without written permission in advance of the event by the event organizers. Your registration also acknowledges the organizers may use photos and or other recordings of CTMF events in future promotional and or marketing materials. Members of the press and media are welcome. All must register in advance and the event organizers ask you to in advance, to let us know of your plans to report on CTMF events.

What about Cancellations, Refunds and or Substitutions?
Space at all CTMF events is limited. Register to attend as soon as possible. There are no guarantees that all registrants will be able to attend, and or all be in the same event room. NY SME will do its best to inform all about remaining space, availability and assumes no liability associated with changes and or its stopping registrations in advance of the conference dates.

The conference organizers reserve the right to limit and or restrict attendance. There are no refunds after April 10, 2023. All attendees must register. A $30 processing fee will be assessed on ‎cancellations prior to April 10, 2023 and‎ for substitutions made without advance written notice. Cancellations must be received in writing before April 10, 2023. A substitute delegate is always welcome, but the organizer must be notified in advance of the event in writing to avoid incurring a charge. Delegate substitutions may not be made at the event. If you do not attend the event or notify us of your intention to cancel, the full fee will still be payable.

Attendees are responsible for organizing and paying for their own transportation, insurance and accommodation costs and fees, in all instances. If the conference or associated work shops and evening events need to rescheduled for any reason, the fees will be applied to the new dates. If any event is cancelled or postponed, the event organizers do not accept any responsibility for transportation, hotel, and or any other costs incurred by the delegate, speaker or sponsor. 

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New York SME thanks all delegates, sponsors and event partners
We hope to see you at
 

SME's 8th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 
Monday May 8 - Thur
sday May 11, 2023

Content, speakers and times are subject to change. Attendees must register in advance. Revisit this site for updates. The organizers may need to close registration before the events. NY SME is organizer of the CTMF conferences. It is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, 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). We invite you to join SME and visit SME's Bookstore Catalog with a selection of economic and business texts about mining.