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

View the CTMF 2024 Agenda here. Register to attend. Space* is limited. We welcome you to be a sponsor. Send enquiries to info@smeny.org. Reserve your hotel room at the Marriott hotel hereClick here to read/ share with others; an announcement about CTMF 2024.

View on-demand NY SME's 3rd virtual event: Looking Forward - How to Best Manage Risks Impacting Mineral, Energy & Mining Supply Chains and second virtual event, held in September 2021, Sustainably Funding The Global Mineral Supply Chains and first virtual event here: Strengthening Critical Minerals Supply Chains in North America: The Key Role of Québec.

CTMF Conferences focus on the challenges and opportunities to secure, de-risk, fund and find precious and industrial, critical and battery metals, and other mineral supply chains. 
CTMF Conferences feature industry thought leaders, subject matter experts, mining and exploration executives, policy advisors and various regional, provincial, state, and federal officials designing and enacting various policies operating in and impacting the global mining sector and supply chains.

Join us in-person on May 20-22, 2024. More than 300 influential mining executives, financiers, investors, stakeholders and advisers to mining projects worldwide attended CTMF 2023.

Brief Overview of CTMF 2024
CTMF 2024 will start on Monday May 20, 2024 with two morning workshops (registration at ~8:30 AM; workshop start at 9:00 AM) and two afternoon workshops (starting at 1 PM until ~4:30 PM) and an evening Welcome Reception. Registrants to the CTMF 2024 Conference will be pre-registered for the Monday Welcome Reception (limited to the first 125 conference and Welcome Reception registrants). All attendees must be pre registered. No walk-ins are allowed. 

Join us for registration and breakfast starting at ~7 AM on Tuesday May 21, 2024 with the Agenda starting at ~7:40 AM, running the entire day with morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, keynotes, panels and roundtables. Same schedule on Wednesday May 22, 2024, the final day of CTMF 2024. There will be two tracks of panels, and roundtables speakers, no third track in 2024. 

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oin all in Shearman & Sterling's expanded, modernized conference center. Evening receptions will start at ~5:30 PM on Monday May 20, 2024,  Tuesday May 21, 2024 and Wednesday May 22, 2024 with beverages and delicious passed hors d'oeuvres. All conference registrants will be invited at no additional cost to attend any of the three evening receptions. However, on Monday May 20, only the first 125 pre registered attendees can attend the Welcome Reception

Please register in advance to attend any of the four workshops on Monday May 20, 2024 and any of the CTMF Conference activities here as soon as possible. Space* is limited.

Pictured below is an engaging panel discussion at CTMF 2018 about the Importance of Technology & Innovation in Mining used to manage risk and reduce costs. It 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 to attend. 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 13,000 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 in-person 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 and industry executives involved in the evaluation of, advisory services to, financing and valuation of mining and exploration projects and related infrastructure activities worldwide 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 leading executives in the mining and finance industries and mining engineering firms. Also present are principals from professional advisory firms including attorneys, accountants, ESG, CSR, environmental, societal and community relations experts. The event venue is conducive to meeting with one another one-on-one and in groups. There are no exhibitor booths. 

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.  

This year's CTMF 2024 Conference in May will be our 9th in-person CTMF Conference. Last year's CTMF 2023 Conference attendance was in excess of 300, with leading experts and influencers joining us including senior representatives from these firms. Join us! Space is limited.

Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms attended CTMF 2023: Arias Resource Capital Management LP; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Aurum Capital Partners; Bailus Advisors; Balfour Holdings; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bloomberg LP; BloombergNEF; The Brattle Group; Canadian Securities Exchange; Capstone Partners; Cerberus Capital; Citi; Citi; CitiBank; CPM Group; CRU International; Deloitte LLP; Evercore; Gavilan Commodities LLC; Global Mining Capital; Greystone Asset Management LLC; Hartree Partners LP; HSBC Bank; ING Capital; International Finance Corporation (IFC); Laura Stein; Long State Investments Ltd; Monitor Deloitte; Murdock Capital; Myrmikan Capital LLC; Northcott Capital; OCIM Metals & Mining SA; Omnibus Capital Ltd Co; Orion Resource Partners; OTC Markets Group; PMV Research LLC; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Mining Capital; Resource Capital Funds; Rittenhouse International Resources; RK Equity; Roc Global LLC; S&P Global Ratings; SCM Decisions; Societe Generale Americas Securities LLC; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Sprott Resource Streaming & Royalty Corp.; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Wield & Co.; World Bank and others.

Executives from these exploration and mining companies and officials from government agencies supporting mineral and mining investment attended CTMF 2023: American Exploration & Mining Association; Arias Resource Capital Management LP; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Aurum Capital Partners; Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Bailus Advisors; Balfour Holdings; Better In Our Back Yard; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bloomberg LP; BloombergNEF; Canadian Securities Exchange; Capstone Partners; Cerberus Capital; Citi; CitiBank; Consulate General of Canada in New York; Deloitte LLP; Evercore; Gavilan Commodities LLC; Global Mining Capital; Greystone Asset Management LLC; Hartree Partners LP; HSBC Bank; ING Capital; International Finance Corporation (IFC); Investissement Québec International; Laura Stein; Long State Investments Ltd; Long State Investments Ltd; Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MRNF); Monitor Deloitte; Murdock Capital; Nisga'a Lisims Government; Northcott Capital; Northcott Capital; OCIM Metals & Mining SA; Omnibus Capital Ltd Co.; Orion Resource Partners; OTC Markets Group; Québec Government Office in New York; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Mining Capital; Resource Capital Funds; Roc Global LLC; S&P Global Ratings; S&P Global Ratings; SME - The NY Section; SME; Société du Plan Nord; Societe Generale Americas Securities LLC; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME); Sprott Resource Streaming & Royalty Corp. ; U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Department of Energy; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Wield & Co.; World Bank and Others.

Executives from these mining and exploration companies attended CTMF 2023: Abcourt Mines; Amazona Enterprises; American Rare Earths; Aston Bay Holdings; Barima Gold Mining Co Ltd; Big Rock Exploration; BlackRock Metals; Blue Whale Materials LLC; Cartier Resources Inc.; Compass Minerals; Copper Mountain Mining; Coppernico Metals Inc.; Critical Minerals Institute; Dakota Gold Corp.; Dolly Varden Silver Corp.; Dore Copper; Einar Mining; Eval Minerals; Exploits Discovery Corp.; Falcon Butte Minerals Corp; Gaucho Minerals; Glencore; Glencore; Gold Express Mines Inc.; Guanajuato Silver Company;. IG Global Group; IMDEX/ Cascabel; Jaxon Mining Inc.; Libra Lithium Corp.; Lomiko Metals Inc.; Los Andes Copper; McEwen Copper; McEwen Mining; Nemount Ghana; NioBay Metals; Northern Graphite Corp.; Nuvau Minerals Corp.; Odyssey Marine Exploration; Opus One Gold Corp.; Osisko Metals Inc.; Perpetua Resources; Pershing Resources Company; Phenom Resources; Piedmont Lithium; Power Nickel Inc.; Relevant Gold Corp. Ressources Sirios Inc.; Reyna Gold Corp.; Reyna Silver; Royal Gold Corp.; Silverback Precious Metals; St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp.; Teck Resources; Timberline Resources Corp.; Timberline Resources Corp.; Tocvan Ventures Corp.; Trident Royalties; Trigon Metals Inc.; Trillium Gold; U.S. Gold Corp.; Vior Inc.; Viva Gold Corp; Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. and Winsome Resources and others

Senior officers of these engineering, construction, equipment, legal, accounting, technology and other advisory companies attended CTMF 2023: Abernathy MacGregor; ARK Silver Gold Osmium; BacTech Environmental Corp.; Barr Engineering Co; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; BQ Energy; Broadlands Minerals Advisory Services Ltd.; Brooks & Nelson; Brooks & Nelson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; CostMine; Dentons Canada; Dentons Canada DLA Piper; Eagle Mines Management; Ellis Martin Report; Ensero Solutions; Fasken; Fastmarkets; Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC; Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC; FTI Consulting; FTI Consulting; General Motors; GeoGlobal LLC; Geosyntec Consultants; GreenMet; Greyfriars LLC; H/Advisors Abernathy; Hatch Ltd.; Holland & Hart LLP; Independent Mining Consultants Inc.; Independent Mining Consultants Inc.; Independent Project Analysis; Inspire Resources Inc.; Kitco News; Kroll; Laszlo Photographer Inc.; Laszlo Photographer Inc.; Marsh; Materia USA; Metals Intelligence Desk; Mine Technical Services Ltd.; Mining Journal; Morais Leitao; Neoteric Energy and Climate; Newco; News Direct; Northern Miner Group; Northwestern Mutual; NPR; Partners in Performance; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.; Refined Substance Inc.; Resilient Infrastructure Group; RESPEC Company LLC; Roth Investor Relations Inc.; RPMGlobal; SGS; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Skarn Associates; SLR Consulting; SME - The NY Section; SME Foundation; McCarl’s Technical Services; Socialsuite ESG; SRK Consulting Inc.; Stagg Resource Consultants Inc; Stanford Mineral-X Initiative; Stantec; SysEne Consulting Inc.; Tetra Tech Inc.; The Northern Miner; The Prospector News; Torys LLP; Traxys Battery Holdings; Valency Ventures LLC; Vorticon Inc.; Whittle Consulting; Wood plc; World Steel Dynamics and WSP USA Inc. and others.

Earlier, 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.

Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms attended CTMF 2019: Accendo Banco; AXA XL; BMO Capital Markets; BNP Paribas Securities; BNP Paribas; Canada, Government of; Capstone Headwaters; Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Consulate General of Canada in New York; Desjardins Securities; Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.; Duff & Phelps Ltd; Erdenes Mongol; Ernst & Young Canada; E&Y; Export Development Canada; FTI Consulting; Franco-Nevada Corporation; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR); Government of Quebec; IBK Capital Corp.; ING Capital; International Finance Corporation/ World Bank Group; Investissment Quebec; KPMG Canada; Macquarie; Maverix Metals Inc.; Moelis & Company; Murdock Capital; Northcott Capital; Orion Mine Finance; Quebec Government Office in New York; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; Resource Capital Fund; Resource Quebec; ROC Global; Rothschild; S&P Global Ratings; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; Société Générale; Societe du Plan Nord, Quebec; The World Bank; Triple Flag Mining Finance Ltd; U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management; USG; Zurich NA and others

Executives from these exploration and mining companies and officials from government agencies supporting mineral and mining investment attended CTMF 2019: Agnico Eagle Mines; AmAuCu Mining Corp.; Ammonite Resources; Andex Minerals; ArcelorMittal Mining Canada; Atlantic Gold Corporation; Aura Minerals; BHP; BlackRock Metals; Canada, Government of; Coeur Mining, Inc.; Consulate General of Canada in New York; Controlled Thermal Resources; CSN Minerals, Brazil; Doré Copper Mining Corporation; Dundee Precious Metals; Emergent Technology; Erdenes Mongol; Export Development Canada; First Quantum Minerals Limited; Franco-Nevada Corporation; Galway Metals; GAME, Inc.; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR); Glencore; Global Sea Mineral Resources; Hecla Mining; Hudbay Minerals Inc.; International Finance Corporation/ World Bank Group; Investissement Québec; Jaxon Mining Inc.: KGHM International; Kinross Gold Co.; Leagold Mining Corporation; Lundin Mining Corp.; Mason Graphite; Maverix Metals; MERN: Quebec's Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles/ Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources; Minera Gold Fields Chile; Mines Royales Quebec; Monarques Gold Corp.; Nemaska Lithium; Newmont Mining Corp.; Nouveau Monde Graphite; Novagold Resources; Ocean Minerals LLC; Orvana Minerals Corp.; PolyMet Mining; Quebec Government Office in New York; Quebec Precious Metals Corp; Ressources Quebec; Royal Gold; Sandspring Resources Ltd; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; Sirios Resources; Societe du Plan Nord, Quebec; Sphinx Resources; Teck Resources; Texas Mineral Resources; Torex Gold Resources; Twin Pines Resources; U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management; Volcan Compañía Minera; Zhong Guo Mining and others

Senior officers of these engineering, construction, equipment, legal, accounting, technology and other advisory companies attended CTMF 2019: Abernathy MacGregor; Agapito Associates; Baker McKenzie; Behre Dolbear; Black & Veatch; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bradford Consulting; The Brattle Group; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Cementation USA; Clear Creek Digital; Colorado School of Mines; Columbia University Water Center; Control Risks; Cornell University; CPM Group; CRU; DLG Consultants; EARTHRES Group; ESG Consulting; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin; Fastmarkets; GeoGlobal; GE-Wabtec; Golder; Groff Engineering & Consulting LLC; Gustavson Associates; Hatch Advisory; Hatch; Hoal Consulting; House Mountain Partners; IDS GeoRadar; Independent Mining Consultants; InfoMine USA; Intera, Inc.; Kappes Cassidy & Associates; Lauras Liasons; LaszloPhoto; Lincoln Metallurgical; Lulea University of Technology; McGriff, Siebels & Williams; Millcreek Engineering; Miller Thomson; MDS: Mining & Development Services, LLC; Mining Journal; Near Earth LLC; New Space Analytics LLC; NY SME; Panattoni Development Co.; Penguin Automated Systems; PMV Research; Proudfoot Consulting; Ramboll; Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting; RESPEC; Riivos; Roscoe Postle Associates; RPM Global; Samuel Engineering; Sanford Rose Associates; SCM Decisions, LLC; Sepor Services LLC; Shearman & Sterling LLP; SME; Social Capital Group s.a.c.; SRK Consulting; Stagg Resource Consultants; Stantec; SynTerra Corp.; TAA Advisory; Technology Metals Research; The Climate Service; Tierra Group International; University of Delaware; University of Utah; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Watson Environmental; Weir International, Inc.; Westech Engineering; White & Case LLP; Wiley Rein LLP; Wood Plc; and others. 

Visit the Why Attend tab for more details. We hope you join us!

Is there a charge to attend?
All attendees, including speakers must be registered in advance to attend any part of the conference, including the workshops and receptions. Space is limited.* Registration ensures proper access to the building, where the host, Shearman & Sterling is located. All delegates and speakers should register in advance here. Registrations will be monitored, and may need to be closed early. The organizers reserve the right to limit* and or restrict attendance. Registration closed early before the 7th CTMF 2019 and 6th CTMF 2018 events. 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 2024 registration?
Your confirmed pre-conference registration includes access to the conference on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22, 2024, breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and reception on both days, plus the Monday May 20 Welcome Reception. All must register in advance.

We hope to have adequate space for attendees to attend in-person the sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday. However, 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 registration in advance of the event.

Visit receptions for details about the Monday May 20, 2024 Welcome Reception and evening receptions on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. If you register to attend the conference, there is no additional charge to attend the evening receptions. All must register to attend any workshop on Monday May 20, 2024. The cost of attending any workshop is not part of the CTMF conference registration. 


CTMF Conference registration fees include the registration fees to attend the evening receptions. Registrants for any of the four workshops on Monday May 20, 2024 are welcome to attend the Monday May 20 Welcome Reception. To attend the receptions 
on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22 and any workshop, you do not have to register to attend the conference. However, everyone must be registered in advance for all activities. Register early, 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 insights about trends in the industry.  

About exhibiting at the CTMF conference and events
There is limited space and tables available at the conference. There are multiple sponsorship levels that comprise the many varied opportunities to help achieve your marketing goals. Please refer to the sponsor tab to learn more about CTMF sponsors. Contact Tim Alch, Conference Co Chair at timalch@gmail.com to discuss this, including displaying pop-up banners. NY SME greatly appreciates the support and all of the sponsors and partners, that make this event possible. 

Recording of proceedings and about the Media/ Press attending CTMF
NY SME asks all participants and attendees to limit the 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 acknowledges this, and that 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 members of the media 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 as explained above and elsewhere in the event website. 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, 2024. All attendees must register in advance. A $30 processing fee will be assessed on ‎cancellations prior to April 10, 2024 and‎ for substitutions made without advance written notice. Cancellations must be received in writing before April 10, 2024. 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 workshops 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
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Content, speakers and times are subject to change. Attendees must register in advance. *Space is limited. The organizers may close registration early. We require some registered conference delegates to be present in a second and or third board conference room that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference room as well as a second room where the track two proceedings will originate that will be projected on multiple large flat screens and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear via the live audio/ visual feed. Additional rooms and space adjacent to the main conference room are places to relax, network, meet one on one for quiet conversation, or work. We ask all attendees once done meeting privately in any of the available rooms to kindly make them available for others' use when done.  
NY SME, organizer of CTMF, is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, an association of 13,000+ 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.