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SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2023)
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
- Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023
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many subject matter experts involved with evaluating, valuing, de-risking and funding mining projects at NY SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2023) on May 8-11, 2023. Send expressions of interest to speak and be a sponsor to info@smeny.org.

The CTMF conference brings together many leading mining, finance, engineering and advisory experts and interested stakeholders to discuss the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital and valuations in the mining industry. Also discussed is how management and investors employ latest technology and methods to anticipate, track, manage and reduce the risks associated with mining projects.

Meet all there at the conference, workshops, breakfasts, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, and evening receptions. There is ample opportunity and space to meet. Hear industry leaders, subject matter experts talk during keynotes, panel discussions, roundtables, fireside chats with breakouts sessions about: Critical, Rare Earths and Battery Metals; and Uranium, Nuclear, Coal, Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Power Generation; and Base, Precious and Industrial Minerals and Metals. 

We welcome your expressions of interest to speak. We expect more than 200 a
ttendees, all are involved with finding, evaluating, de-risking and financing the supply chains of critical, battery, precious and base metals, and industrial minerals. Leading analysts will discuss the impact of the growth of demand for key metals as the world transitions to electric vehicles, batteries, energy storage, clean energy and technology on mineral and metal supply chains. 

This will be our 8th conference. We also expect to have on-site with us officials from Quebec, Mexico, U.S., and Germany, to include Ontario, Ottawa, and Europe, as well as senior lender, alternative finance and mining executives. We welcome your suggestions. 

We are excited as we will announce a donation to the SME Foundation that provides grants and scholarship supporting students and teachers in geosciences, fostering the next generation of geoscience professionals. We encourage you to learn more about SMEF.

Revisit this site regularly for updates. Soon we will to the hotel tab details about reserving rooms on a limited basis at three local hotels near the event venue, at a rate of $279 per night. 

We thank the sponsors and speakers who make this event possible: RPM Global; Shearman & SterlingSLR CorporationSME Foundation; Quebec Government; 
Reyna GoldReyna Silverand CostMine; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; McEwen Mining; Guanajuato Silver; Trillium Gold MinesDolly Varden Silver; Tocvan Ventures; OTC Markets; and SRK Consulting; Honey Badger Silver; HATCH; Dakota Gold Mines; NorthStar Gold;  Phenom Resources Corp; Behre Dolbear; WSP/ Golder; Brooks & Nelson; H Advisors Abernathy and media partners. Contact us at info@smeny.org if you would like to be a sponsor.

We expect senior representatives from these firms will be at CTMF 2023. Plan to meet them at breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions, dinner, and workshops. Aston Bay Holdings; Avino Silver & Gold Mines; Balfour Holdings; Bannockburn Global Forex; Barron’s Magazine; Behre Dolbear; Benchmark Minerals Intelligence; Big Rock Exploration; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg; Broadlands Mineral Advisory Services; Brooks & Nelson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Calvert Street Group; Capstone Partners; Chen Lin; Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank; Colorado School of Mines; Commerce Resources Corp.; Control Risks; Cost Mine/ InfoMine; CPM Group; CRU; Currie Rose Resources; Dakota Gold Mines; Dentons; Desjardins Securities; DLA Piper; Dolly Varden Silver; Doré Copper Mining; Eagle Mines Management; Faskens; Forte Dynamics; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR), Federal Geological Survey of Germany; Geomega Resources; Glencore; Global Mining Capital; Government of Quebec; GreenMet; Greystone Asset Management; Guanajuato SilverHATCH Consulting; Hecla Mining; Honey Badger Silver; IBK Capital; Idaho Champion; ING Capital; Independent Trading Group (ITG); Investissement Québec; KCR Capital; Kintavar Exploration Inc; Kodiak Copper; Largo Resources; MAG Silver; Marc LeVier & Associates; McEwen Mining; McGriff Insurance; 
Mine Technical Services (MTS); MineTell; Mining.com; Mining Discovery; Mining Journal; Murdock Capital; National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA); National Bank of Canada; Northcott Capital; Northern Miner; NorthStar Gold; Open Mineral; OTC Markets; Phenom Resources; PMV Research; Prime Mining; Quebec Government Office, New York; Red Cloud Mining Capital; Red Cloud Securities; Relevant Gold; RESPEC Consulting; Resources QuébecReyna Gold; Reyna SilverRPM Global; SCM Decisions; Shearman & Sterling; Skyward Specialty Insurance; SLR Consulting; SME; SME FoundationSocialSuite; Société du Plan Nord, Québec; Sprott Money Ltd.; SRK Consulting; Stantec Consulting; Teck Resources; The Prospector; The World Bank; Tocvan Ventures; Trillium Gold Mines;  University of British Columbia; University of Delaware - Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment; University of Kentucky; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); US Gold Corp.; US Vanadium; Val D'Or Mining Corporation; Wood Plc; WSP/ Golder and others.

On Monday May 8 starting at Noon there will be workshops followed by a reception and dinner starting at about 5 pm with guest speaker(s). On Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10 the two day conference agenda will start at about 8:15 am, after breakfast starting at 7 am. Each day the conference will conclude with a reception starting at about 5:30 pm where all can meet, relax and enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages. On Thursday, May 11 there will be morning workshops starting at ~8:15 am, with breakfast starting at 7:30 am, and afternoon workshops after lunch, starting at ~1 pm with refreshment breaks. You can register to just attend the workshops and or receptions.

We welcome and look forward to announcing the CTMF 2023 keynote guest speakers. Our first keynote speaker to announce is Douglas Silver, CEO of Balfour Holdings, LLC. 

Douglas Silver has had a storied career in the minerals industry. He has been an exploration geologist, management consultant, mineral appraiser, M & A advisor, investor relations expert and mine financier. Mr. Silver was a founder, CEO and Chairman of International Royalty Corporation and participated in building the world’s largest mining PE firm as a portfolio manager. Douglas founded the Denver Gold Group, today’s premiere gold investor forum. He is a strong advocate for women’s rights and has sat on advisory boards at the University of Arizona and Colorado School of Mines. Douglas is also a well-known keynote speaker, author, writer and fly fisher. He is one of only three people to be inducted into both the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

Douglas will speak about "The Conflict between ESG and Shareholders"  - The ESG paradigm is consuming the investment world and forcing companies to restructure their businesses to be in compliance with these new demands. This naturally opens a Pandora's box of unforeseen issues. One of the largest issues is the quest to appease both the shareholders and the other stakeholders. This presentation will explain these issues and provide potential solutions.

Subject matter experts at the conference will discuss key technical, non-technical, commercial and policy issues and trends impacting the valuation and
financing the production of critical, rare earth and battery metals; uranium, nuclear, coal, renewable energy and power generation; and base and precious metals and industrial mineral supply chains.

The format of the conference agenda will be round table and panel discussions, keynote and fire side chats. Among the topics that will be covered will include:

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - keynotes and round tables about recent deals, transactions, M&A, restructurings, and discussion of where, how and who is raising capital, and what issues are prominent in investors' minds and what is the outlook
  • Evaluating, Structuring Finance & Funding Mining Companies, Projects & Exploration - including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalty, streaming, forward sales, debt, project finance, pre-payments, off-take agreements, and other financing developments 
  • Analysts’ View of Metals & Minerals Markets - panels about global markets, the impact of the green economy, evs, rising battery demand as well as inflation, rising cost of operation and development on the supply, demand, and prices for key metals and minerals 
  • Government Policy to Foster, Advance & Attract Investment in mining and related mineral sectors including technology, to ensure stable, secure supply of critical and battery metals

  • Use of Technology, Smart Data, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation - panels by leading experts about how industry uses data and innovation to evaluate and manage operating and capital costs and risk, and to comply with standards and regulations
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - panels about evaluating, managing and adopting ESG, CSR, sustainability best practices and maintaining social license to operate and community relations and support that are key to mine and infrastructure finance

  • Best Practices re Operations, Compliance and Reporting - including discussions of recent changes to rules and regulations, resource and reserve definitions, harmonization of mining codes, including the U.S. SEC S-K 1300 revision of Industry Guide 7
  • Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about anticipating and managing in an ever-changing, complex regulatory landscape, including tax codes, best practices and harmonization of codes, as well as sustainability, societal, political risk
  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

    Registration will open soon. Join us as a Sponsor. Submit your abstracts to speak here

    Past attendees and speakers include: engineers, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, service providers, government officials and others. Titles of past attendees include: CEO, President, Partner, Executive Director, Project Manager, Banker, VP, Engineering & Development, Corporate Finance Specialist, CFO, Treasurer, Consultant, Managing Director, Project Geologist, Corporate Strategist, Investor, Environmental Specialist, Mining Engineer, Lawyer, Financial & Equity Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, Chief Technology Officer, Digital Communications Officer, Global Leader of Mining & Natural Resources, Founder, Community Engagement, Investor Relations Officer, Auditor, VP of Underwriting, Credit Research, Environmental Services Practice Leader and Appraiser. Revisit this site for updates.

    We welcome you to speak, participate and be a sponsor. Contact us at info@smeny.org.

    Here are descriptions of three CTMF 2023 workshops. There will be others posted soon. 

    I. How to Quickly and Reliably Estimate Mining Costs - Sam Blakely, Costmine, Senior Mining Engineer

    Realistically estimating the costs associated with mining and mineral processing are vital steps in creating mining financial models, such as for valuations and funding decisions, that are highly relevant to a singular mining project. But the practice of mining cost estimating is often intimidating as evaluators are asked to consider all costs over the life of a project using technical data from unfamiliar fields. In this way, engineering-based (i.e., bottom-up) methods of cost estimation can be particularly time consuming and may be seen as unachievable depending on the evaluator’s background. However, modern solutions exist to guide evaluators through this process, and enable them to easily handle the significant volume of work associated with engineering-based estimates in a timely manner. This workshop (led by Sam Blakely, Costmine’s Senior Mining Engineer) offers a chance to learn how to, at a scoping- through pre-feasibility-level, efficiently create defendable engineering-based mining and mineral processing cost estimates using Sherpa, a suite of web-based cost estimating applications from Costmine. Emphasis will be given to open-pit mining cost estimating using Sherpa Surface. The opportunity to explore three other Sherpa applications (Underground, Processing, and Reclamation) will also be provided to interested participants during the later portion of the workshop.

    Sam Blakely began his career in mining as a geologist and is now employed as the Senior Mining Engineer with Costmine in Spokane, WA USA. He has experience with diverse commodities, from precious metals through industrial minerals, contributing to mineral development and exploration projects in East Africa, South America and across the United States. Sam now concentrates on engineering-based mining cost estimating for Costmine; he contributes to many of Costmine’s publications, works to improve and expand a suite of mining cost estimating software alongside a team of developers, and consults directly for clients. Sam holds a B.S. in Geology as well as an M.S. in Mining Engineering and Management and serves on the board of the Columbia Section of SME.

    II. Managing Constructions Risks and Mitigating Consequences on Mining Projects - Shearman & Sterling

    Mining operations are highly regulated and subject to significant development, technical, geological, commercial, political, legal and other risks. As a result, over 80% of mining projects are not completed within the parameters set out in the feasibility study. As a result, often greenfield mine construction experiences significant delays and cost overruns. This Workshop will explore how companies can manage the risks and mitigate the consequences of delays, cost overruns, and other types of obstacles arising from major capital investments that can occur throughout the life of a project. The panel will examine these issues at three critical phases: contract formation; project execution; and dispute resolution.

    III. S-K 1300 Disclosure by Registrants Engaged in Mining Operations - Greg Gosson, PhD, PGeo, Technical Director, Geology & Compliance, Wood Group Plc and Stella Searston, FAusIMM, MAIG, RM SME, Principal Geologist, Mine Technical Services Ltd. (MTS)

    This workshop will focus on unique challenges the new S-K 1300 standards have created when preparing mining studies and mineral property disclosure for critical metals and minerals needed for the green economy. The challenges to be discussed are directed at specific requirements for the defined mining studies under S-K 1300, the need to show how a process method or plant design has never been used commercially in order to support mineral resources and mineral reserves, the need for market studies to support the mineral resources and mineral reserves for these unique deposits, and the availability of properly qualified persons to sign off on the many unique aspects of these deposits and their mines.

    Check back for updates and to view the agenda.
    NY SME brings leading experts and stakeholders together to address key topics miners, directors, investors, policy makers, stakeholders, communities and financiers want to know about financing mining projects. We welcome you to submit your interest to speak at our events at info@smeny.org

    Attendees and speakers are qualified experts and executives managing and or advising the industry about rapid, pivotal changes impacting projects and opportunities. Many are managers and executives of private and public mining and exploration companies and bankers, financiers, advisers and investors in mining, exploration and related infrastructure worldwide.

    The CTMF 2023 Agenda will be announced soon. Below is a summary conference schedule.

    Monday May 8, 2023: Workshops: Noon - ~4:30 pm 

    I.  Workshop One: To be announced 
    II. Workshop Two: To be announced  

    Welcome Reception and Dinner with Guest Speaker(s): 5:00 - ~7:45 pm 

    CTMF 2023 Conference Day One - Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Breakfast and registration start at 7:00 am. Agenda begins at ~8:15 pm.

    Below are indicative topics that will be detailed in the agenda soon

    I.1 Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining
    I.2 Disruption in Mining Finance – Investment in Mining and License to Operate

    Key Note: What is the Outlook for Public Equity Returning to Fund Precious Metals Financing and Role of Actively Managed & Dedicated Funds

    I.3 Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends
    I.3A Investing in Industrial Minerals: What Makes Them Different?
    I.3B Traceability in Mining: Enabling Transparency, Accountability, and Circularity – A Battery Sector Case Study

    I.4 Impact of China on Global Mineral Supply Chains
    I.4A Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development
    I.4B Ethics and Trust in Mining: A Brave New World

    Key Note: Fostering Stable Global Critical, Battery and Rare Earth Mineral Supply Chains

    I.5 Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different?
    I.5A Important Local, Federal Government Tax Law Changes
    I.5B Government Policy Encouraging Investment and Development

    I.6 To be announced
    I.6A How to Measure and Mitigate Risks in the Mining Industry
    I.6B U.S. SEC Rule S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants: Are You Ready?

    I.7 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Two Panels

    I.7A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Two Panels
    I.7B Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities

    I.8 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Part Two 

    I.8A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Part Two
    I.8B Sustainable Mining and the Water-Energy Nexus
    I.9 What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital?

    Tuesday May 9, 2023 - Reception: 6:00 - 7:30 pm 

    CTMF Conference Day Two - Wednesday May 10, 2023 
    Breakfast and registration start at 7:00 am. Agenda begins at ~8:15 am

    Below are indicative topics that will be detailed in the agenda soon

    II.1 Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments
    II.1A Estimating and Managing Costs at Early and Development Stages
    II.1B Quebec's James Bay Alliance: A Case Study of Collaboration

    II.2 Green/ESG Finance: A New Source of Funding for the Mining Sector
    II.2A Corporate Tailings Stewardship as Pertains to Investment Risk
    II.2B Investing and Operating in Quebec

    II.3 Investing and Operating in USA
    II.3A Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration
    II.3B Owners' and Investment Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked?

    II.4 To be announced
    II.4A Solar Developments on Brownfield Mine Properties
    II.4B Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy and the Expanding Workforce Technical Gap

    Key Note: The Importance of and How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders' Concerns

    II.5 Emerging ESG Issues in Mining
    II.5A Digital Transformation: Use of Artificial Intelligence
    II.5B Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How?

    II.6 Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, Stakeholder Interests
    II.6A Digital Transformation: Use of Technology in Mining - Part Two
    II.6B Investing in and Operating in Mexico

    II.7 Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining
    II.7A Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and the Opportunities
    II.7B Resource & Reserve Definitions: What are Best Techniques & Practices
    II.8 Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Mining and Minerals Sector in the Americas 

    Wednesday May 10, 2023 Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:00 pm at Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Thursday May 11, 2023 Workshops at Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Morning workshops with breakfast at 7:30 am, workshop starts at ~8:15 am
    III. Workshop Three - To be announced
    IV. Workshop Four - To be announced

    Lunch 11:45 AM to 1 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Afternoon workshops: start at ~12:30 pm, end at 4:15 pm 

    V.  Workshop Five - To be announced 
    VI.  Workshop Six - To be announced 

    Registration for CTMF 2023 will open soon with a discounted rate for early registrations. Soon we will post here hotel rooms at group rates. Look for that. 

    Join us, to hear, meet, learn and ask questions of many executives, advisers, technical and non-technical experts and officials. At CTMF 2019 there about 270 attendees, including officers from  50+ mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec, U.S.A. and elsewhere.

    Past delegates were from more than 20 countries including 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. 

    Above is Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds presenting his key note talk about: "Where are the Public Markets for Mining? And how do we get them back?" at CTMF 2019

    In recent years CTMF conferences featured these speakers - there are many others: 

    • Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds
    • Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region
    • Rob McEwen, President and Chairman, McEwen Mining, Inc. 
    • Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
    • Anthony O'Neill, Group Director, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc
    • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company
    • Simon Moores, CEO & Founder, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
    • Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Franco Nevada Corporation 
    • Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez, Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
    • Dr. Israel Gutierrez Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Mining Development Bank of Mexico
    • George Hemingway, Partner, Partner & Innovation Practice Lead, Stratalis Group

    At CTMF attendees can meet one-on-one with many influential, senior banking, investing, private equity, engineering and advisory company officers and officials from government agencies who interpret and present technical and non-technical data to support analysis and financing of sand and gravel, industrial, base, precious and critical minerals and bulk mineral projects world wide.  

    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. 

    Quebec's delegation of mining executives and officials returned to CTMF 2019 for the fourth year - and will be returning in 2023. At CTMF 2019, Quebec's Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region, Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon spoke about "What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive".

    Some highlights are: 
    Quebec is widely known as a premiere center of mining excellence endowed with great mineral wealth and human resources - encompassing a productive work force skilled at employing and developing the latest innovative technology and method of operation.

    - In 2017, the mining sector made $ 3.05 billion in investments for Québec
    - The mining sector has nearly 30,000 direct and indirect jobs
    - The supplier and supplier network alone accounts for 3,950 Québec companies
    - Mineral production is diversified: 29 substances exploited (15 metals & 14 non-metallic minerals)
    - There are 25 active mines and nearly 26 mining projects

    Above are some of Quebec's delegation of officials and executives attending CTMF 2019 

    You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any workshop and or reception. Read the about the workshops and instructors' bios here. The agenda with the speakers' bios will be posted here. Throughout the events there space to meet one-on-one with many influential banking, finance and industry executives and advisers working around the world. We encourage all interested to join us and revisit this site for updates, as times and order may change. 

    Below are panelists at CTMF 2017 discussing the Successful Use of Technology and Data in Mining. The engaging round table was followed by audience Q&A. It was chaired by Francois Bouffard from Dassault Systemes with senior officers from Black Rock Metals, BQ Energy, CEMI, the Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation, EnviroSuite, Maptek, McGill University, and Stratilis Consulting. We hope you can join us!


    * Space is limited. The organizers are monitoring registrations periodically and may need to close registration. Registration closed early in 2018 and 2017. 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 annual 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 the SME's Bookstore Catalog with a selection of economic and business texts about mining.