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NY SME thanks the sponsors and all for attending and supporting the 7th CTMF Conference in May 2019! The following is a link to a one page schedule click here If you are interested to learn more about the CTMF Conference read this announcement and the details here in this site. Updates about next year's CTMF 2020 conference will be posted here. If you would like to speak, suggest topics or join us as a sponsor, send us your eois as soon as possible. Save the dates for the 8th annual CTMF conference on Sunday May 10th to Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the same venues. We hope to see you there! Have a great year!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 to Wednesday May 1, 2019
* Space is limited. The organizers may need to close registration early

CTMF 2019 will focus on the outlook, key trends and issues impacting raising capital in global mining today - and highlight solutions, risks and opportunities. Speakers will discuss case studies and talk about how management and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risk, including environmental, political and financial risk.

There will also be multiple panel discussions about market trends and issues impacting deals being done, as well as panels addressing rapid, pivotal changes impacting financing projects and opportunities today.

The dual track agenda provides all attending a choice of which experts they want to hear speak in engaging, lively discussions about many current topics core to evaluating and funding the development and expansion of mining projects by many leading experts.

All of the speakers and co-panelists are widely known, qualified experts who manage - as executives of mining and exploration, private and public companies - and fund mining and related infrastructure projects - as professional advisers, bankers, financiers and investors.

NY SME invites you to see the agenda here as well as the speakers' bios here There will be more updates announced soon.

Hear and meet these key note speakers and many other influential leaders in our sector who work around the world!

Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Lanaudière Region will discuss "What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive".

Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds will discuss "Where are the Public Markets for Mining? And how do we get them back?"

Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
will speak about "Latest developments impacting mining in the U.S. and Navigating the U.S. Permitting System and Operating Environment"

The CTMF event format encourages all to meet with one another and to ask questions of experts from around the world. Each of the panel discussions among the co-panelists is followed by a period of time for audience Q&A.

All panels in one way or another are core to the process and methods of evaluating the economic worthiness and funding of the development or expansion of mining projects, led by many recognized experts who are working to fund projects, drive down cost, use innovative means to manage and reduce risk and add value.

At CTMF 2019 there will be 30 round table panels in two tracks on Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30 discussing these and other topics. For a one page schedule of events click here

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple round tables about recent deals, M&A, restructurings, where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent in investors' minds.
  • Evaluating, Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies and Projects including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, pre-payments, and off take agreements.
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels about global metals, mining, technology, energy and battery market trends, including discussion about supply, demand, and prices for base, precious, industrial and critical metals
  • Technology, Smart Data, Innovation - multiple panels by leading experts and advisers about how the industry uses data and innovation to evaluate and manage operating and capital costs and risk, and to stay compliant with changing standards and regulations

  • Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about best practices and anticipating and managing in an ever-changing, complex regulatory landscape, including tax codes and standards involving sustainability and societal and political risk
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels about non-technical and communal, regulatory rules and best practices and case studies involving mining and infrastructure development and finance - impacted by societal, economic, and technical issues
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent changes to rules and definitions and harmonization of mining codes and regulations including panels about the U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7
  • Government Policy to Support and Attract Investment in mining and related sectors, including technology
  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

Register to get your questions answered at the conference, five workshops and or three receptions. We welcome you to join the sponsors Contact Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com We welcome you to join the sponsors Contact Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com Share this announcement about CTMF 2019 with others.

Space is limited*. The organizers are monitoring registrations and may need to close registration early.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.

Throughout CTMF 2019 there will be time to meet one-on-one with influential banking, finance industry executives and many leading advisers interpreting and presenting technical and non-technical data supporting analysis and financing of all types of mining projects, ranging from sand and gravel, industrial minerals to base, precious and critical minerals and bulk mineral commodities, working all around the world. 

Meet senior officers from these banking, investing, private equity, and engineering and professional advisory firms that as of early April include executives from more than 40 mining and exploration companies as well as officials from numerous government agencies operating in and representing many countries from around the world. 

Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms will be attending 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; ING; 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; Ressources 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 various government agencies supporting mineral and mining investment operating in and from around the world are expected to be at 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 will be there: Abernathy MacGregor; Agapito Associates; Baker McKenzie; Behre Dolbear; Black & Veatach; 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; 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. We hope you can join us! Register to get your questions answered

You do not have to attend the conference to attend any of two workshops on Sunday April 28 and or three workshops on Wednesday May 1 - and the three receptions on Sunday April 28, Monday April 29 and Tuesday April 30. For a one page schedule of events click here

Hear Key Note Speaker Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head Partner of Private Equity Funds from Resource Capital Funds speak about "Where are the Public Markets for Mining? And how do we get them back?" Ross will present his view of the mining sector that in recent years has not been of interest to 'generalist' investors because the industry has recently been poor at generating good returns for investors. Ross will discuss recent trends and data about money leaving the sector and investor sentiment about the sector being anemic, at best. He will also explain what needs to be done to turn the ship and demonstrate that the mining industry can be a good sector in which to invest.

Established in 1998, Resource Capital Funds (RCF) pioneered the concept of a mining-focused private equity fund. RCF is a specialist in mining and partners with companies to build strong, successful and sustainable businesses that strive to produce superior returns for all stakeholders. RCF’s management team consists of individuals with extensive commercial and technical experience in the mining industry.

Ross Bhappu has been with RCF since the beginning of its second fund in 2001. His experience in the mining industry includes working for both major and junior mining companies in operational, business development and management roles. Prior to joining RCF, Ross served as the CEO of a development stage mining company. Additional experience includes serving as Director of Business Development for Newmont Mining Corp. and various technical and commercial roles for Cyprus Minerals Co. (now part of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold) where was involved in the construction and operation of the rebuilt Miami Copper Smelter in Arizona. Ross currently serves on the boards of directors of portfolio company Lighthouse Resources Inc. and the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources. He previously held Director roles with a number of mining companies including Traxys S.A., Molycorp, Constellation Copper, EMED Mining and Anglo Asian Mining. Ross recently concluded his three-year term on the board of directors of SME. Ross holds a Ph.D. in Mineral Economics from the Colorado School of Mines and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Meet with members of Quebec's delegation of mining executives and officials returning to CTMF for the fourth year. Meet and hear the Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region speak about "What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive".

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. Some highlights include:

  • 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 and 14 non-metallic minerals).
  • There are 25 active mines and nearly 26 mining projects.

Pierre Fitzgibbon was born in Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC) and is a Quebec Chartered Professional Accountant. Before becoming involved in politics, Mr. Fitzgibbon served as managing partner at Walter Capital Partners, a private Equity Firm, between 2015 and 2018. From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Fitzgibbon assumed the role of president and chief executive officer at Atrium Innovations, a company that develops, manufactures and markets value added products for the health and nutrition industry. From 2002 to 2007, he put his skills to work at National Bank Group, where he occupied the position of vice-chairman of National Bank Financial, where he mainly acted as head of investment banking and corporate finance services. He was also senior vice president of finance, technology and corporate affairs at National Bank of Canada. Previously, Mr. Fitzgibbon also held executive positions in finance, as well as in company and business development at Télésystème Mobiles International, Chase Capital Partners Hong Kong, Domtar and Peerless Carpet Corporation. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in auditing and consulting services. Over the last few years, Mr. Fitzgibbon has served on several boards of directors, including that of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, WSP, Héroux-Devtek, TC Transcontinental, Cycle Capital Management, Neptune Technologies, Lumenpulse and Arianne Phosphate. This committed businessman is involved in his community and in several organizations, including until recently, the Fondation du Dr Julien.

We hope you join us at CTMF 2019 - an event that combines a content-rich agenda led by many leading practitioners and experts - who travel to New York from as many 21+ countries - who are involved with funding and advising mining projects around the world in a setting facilitating all to meet and talk with one another sharing the latest ideas, thinking and trends impacting the financing of mining projects world wide.

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

Here is a summary of the CTMF 2019 daily schedule:

Sunday April 28, 2019: Two Workshops Noon - 4:30 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel
Sunday April 28, 2019: Welcome Reception 5:00 - 7:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Monday April 29, 2019: Conference - Day One 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Monday April 29, 2019: Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Tuesday April 30, 2019: Conference - Day Two 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tuesday April 30, 2019: Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Wednesday
May 1, 2019: Three Workshops 8 AM - 4 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

In addition there are these five informative, engaging workshops with descriptions here that you can register to attend. You do not have to attend the conference to register in advance to attend any of these workshops that are led and presented by experts in their fields.

Register now to attend these two workshops on Sunday April 28 in the afternoon, before the Welcome Reception, about:

I. Mine to Mill Reconciliation and Assessment of Productivity of a Mining Project over its Life: Importance of Post Investment Reviews led by these instructors:

  • Abani Samal, PhD, CPG, Principal, GeoGlobal, LLC
  • Peter Christensen, Principal, RESPEC

II. Political Risk - Recognizing Its Impact on Mining Operations, Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making led by these instructors:

  • Michael Samis, Ph.D., P.Eng., Principal, SCM Decisions
  • John Seddon, MA, IDRM, Principal and Marketing Director, Control Risks (Canada)
  • Oliver Wack, Principal, Control Risks in New York (US)
  • David Laughton, Ph.D., Principal, David Laughton Consulting, Ltd. and Adjunct Professor, University of Alberta School of Business

After the conference on Wednesday May 1 there are three workshops; two in the morning followed by lunch and an afternoon session:

III. Valuing Mineral Assets and Operations led by Alan K. Stagg, PG, CMA is President & CEO of Stagg Resource Consultants, Inc.

IV. U.S. SEC’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirement led by these instructors:

  • Ben Parsons, MSc, MAusIMM (CP), Principal Consultant (Resource Geologist), SRK Consulting (U.S.)
  • Matthew Sullivan, Consultant, Mining Economics, SRK Consulting (U.S.)
  • Jason Lehner, Partner, Shearman & Sterling, LLP

V. Measuring Climate Risks' Impact on Mining and Infrastructure led by these instructors:

  • Leslie Watson, Watson Environmental
  • James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service
  • Donald Marleau, Natural Resources Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings
  • Michael Ferguson, Director U.S. Energy Infrastructure Group, S&P Global Ratings
  • Susan McGeachie, Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Hatch

Throughout CTMF 2019 there will be time to meet one-on-one with many key influential banking, finance and industry executives and advisers working around the world. Visit
Why Attend where there is a list of the many companies that we expect to attend CTMF 2019 shown in three categories: banking, finance, investor, private equity firms; and mining and exploration firms and professional advisory firms.

There is plenty of time during breaks, receptions, breakfasts, lunches and workshops to meet

At CTMF 2018 last year were more than 290 leading experts and senior executives including officers from more than 42 mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec. Delegates attending were from more than 21 countries including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

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

Shown below are panelists engaging in discussion about Successful Use of Technology and Data in Mining at CTMF 2017

We hope you can join us!
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. 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 7th annual CTMF conference. 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).

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