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FAQs about SME's Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conferences

We hope to see you at 
SME's 8th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 
Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020
Join the sponsors and many leading experts
Share this CTMF 2020 Call for Papers

Below is an engaging panel at CTMF 2018 re the Importance of Technology and Innovation in Mining to manage risk and reduce costs. It was chaired by George Hemingway from Stratlis Consulting with senior officers from Caterpillar, Dassault Systemes, IBM and Newmont Mining. Join us to get your questions answered. 
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All must register in advance. Registration may close early. Space is limited* 
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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. It is 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 world wide 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 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). 

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, the conference and evening receptions allows 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 around the world. The use and adaptation of technology and innovation by the industry has consistently been core to the event agenda.

The format of CTMF 2020 will be similar to CTMF 2019 events shown in this link. 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 all 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 program and 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 five workshops and the three evening receptions. All delegates and speakers can register at a discounted rate, if you register early. Space is limited. 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.

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 Monday May 10, 2020 and Tuesday May 11, 2020, a breakfast, lunch, 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 the sessions on Monday and Tuesday.

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. 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. The organizer reserves the right to close registrations in advance of the event.

Visit receptions for locations and details about the Sunday May 10 Welcome Reception and Monday May 11 and Tuesday May 12, 2020 evening receptions. There is an additional charge to attend the evening receptions and any workshop on Sunday May 10 in the afternoon and on Wednesday May 1. Conference registration fees includes the registration fees to attend the Monday and Tuesday evening receptions. All need to register separately to attend the Sunday May 10 welcome reception, except for those registered to attend the Sunday workshops. To attend the receptions and any of the workshops you do not have to attend the conference on Monday and Tuesday, though all must register in advance. It is advised to register early as space is limited, especially for the Sunday reception. 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 the conference. This may change. The organizers welcome your suggestions to do so and to improve the event. 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 board rooms. Please refer to the sponsor tab or 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 recordings is not permitted. Event registration 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 and the event organizers ask you to in advance, 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 liabilty(ies) 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 March 31, 2020. All attendees must register. A $30 processing fee will be assessed on ‎cancellations prior to March 31, 2020 and‎ for substitutions made without advance written notice. Cancellations must be received in writing before March 31, 2020. 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.

Delegates 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 (CTMF) Conference
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM 
Sunday May 10 - 
Wednesday May 13, 2020

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.