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Please revisit this tab for updates about the CTMF 2020 agenda. The organizers will be posting updates in early February 2020. Send us abstracts to speak, suggest a topic, join as a sponsor here.   
We hope to see you at  
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SME’s 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference 
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020
Register at a discount today. Space is limited*

CTMF 2020 will focus on key trends and issues impacting raising capital and solutions, risks and opportunities in the global mining and exploration industry. Speakers will highlight case studies about how management and investors use best financing, operating, reporting and compliance practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce costs and technical, societal, environmental, social license, political, and financial risk. There will be many engaging round table discussions about the issues and risks impacting deals, the market and outlook. 

Register today. Space is limited*. Hear, meet and ask questions of many excellent subject matter experts speaking and attending CTMF during the conference, breakfasts, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunches, receptions and workshops.  Read descriptions about six workshops and the instructors' bios here. Thank you sponsors and workshop organizers.

CTMF is attended by leading, qualified experts and executives managing and or advising the industry about rapid, pivotal changes impacting projects and opportunities. Attendees are managers and executives of mining and exploration private and public companies and bankers, financiers, advisers and investors in mining, exploration and related infrastructure world wide.


We invite you to hear and ask questions during a series of more than thirty engaging 30 minute round table discussions, each followed by 20 minutes of audience Q&A. We hope you join us.

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The list below summarizes CTMF 2020 panel topics. Revisit the program tab for updates about details of the 2020 agenda in the final weeks of January - that will include the speakers' details, including their bios.

Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining
Disruption in Mining Finance – Investment in Mining and Social Capital
What is the Outlook for Public Equity Returning to Fund Precious Metals Financing and Role of Actively Managed & Dedicated Funds
Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends

Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different?
Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development
Critical Battery Raw Material Supply Chain Trends
Drivers Impacting Investment to Stabilize Supply Chains
Impact of China Demand on Mineral Supply Chains

Investing in Industrial Minerals – What makes them different?
Key Local, Federal Tax Government Law Changes
Policy Fostering Development and Investment in Mineral Resources
Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and Opportunities
Ocean Minerals: A New Frontier to Recover Minerals

Risks and How to Measure and Mitigate Risk
Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities
Estimating Project Capital Costs and Managing Cost Over-Runs
Estimating Project Capital Costs and Managing Cost Over-Runs: Part Two
Mineral and Mining Project Appraisal and Valuation

Impact of U.S. SEC Rule S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants
What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital?
Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments
Estimating Costs at Early and Development Stages
Gold Mining Inflation Monetary Policy Price Outlook

Green Finance in Mining Today
Tailings Stewardship: A Primer for Financiers and Managers
Owners' and Investment Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked?
Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration
Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How?

Solar Development on Brownfield Mine Properties
How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders' Concerns - The Times are Changing
Managing Social Issues in a Changing World
Digital Transformation in Mining: Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Water Risks: Approaches to Avoid Problems

Digital Transformation: Part Two: Use of Technology in Mining
Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, Stakeholder Interests
Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining
Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Americas - a Four Part Series
A Year of Change in Latin America - What is the Impact on Investment in Mining?

Revisit this site for updates and details about these and other panels.

Below is a daily summary schedule of CTMF 2020.

Sunday May 10, 2020: Two Workshops: Noon - 4:30 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

I.  Lessons learned from mega projects and mining projects - Key success factors

II. Are you ready? An Update to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements: Get Ready before 2021 

Sunday May 10, 2020: Welcome Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel. Guest speaker Chris Taylor, M.Sc., P.Geo. Director; President and CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltd.


Monday May 11, 2020: Conference: Day One: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Monday May 11, 2020: Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Conference: Day Two: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tuesday May 12, 2020: Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops: 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

III. Mining asset valuation and its uses
IV. Digital transformations, Technology implementation - How to get started, what to expect, how to benefit and lessons learned

Wednesday May 13, 2020: Lunch11:45 AM to 1 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops: 12:30 - ~4 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP


V.  The value of cost estimating of mining projects at the scoping stage
VI.  Measuring, quantifying and monetizing risk exposure in a mining organization

Among the many prominent leading authorities and subject matter experts who will speak at CTMF 2020 are these key note and guest speakers. 

Peter Grosskopf, CEO of Sprott Inc & Managing Director of Sprott Resource Lending and Douglas B. Groh, Portfolio Manager, Tocqueville Asset Management will discuss the changing equity and mining finance markets and the investing, lending and outlook for capital raising and financing gold projects and companies. They will also speak about the return of public equity investing through actively managed and dedicated funds and risks and opportunities available to precious metals investors. 

Sprott has over 200,000 clients worldwide and manages more than US$9 billion in assets. Recently, the two firms entered into an agreement for Sprott to acquire Tocqueville's gold strategies funds with US$1.7 billion under management. 

Peter Grosskopf is Chief Executive Officer of Sprott Inc. and a Managing Director of Sprott Resource Lending. Peter has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. At Sprott, Peter is responsible for strategy and managing the firm's investment capital and lending business. His career includes a long tenure in investment banking, where he managed many strategic and underwriting transactions for companies in a variety of sectors. Prior to joining Sprott, Mr. Grosskopf was President of Cormark Securities Inc. He has a track record of building and growing successful businesses including Newcrest Capital Inc., as one of its co-founders, which was acquired by the TD Bank Financial Group in 2000. Mr. Grosskopf is a CFA® charterholder and earned an Honors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.       

Douglas B. Groh is a Portfolio Manager at Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. He joined Tocqueville in 2003, where he is a Co-Portfolio Manager of the Tocqueville Gold Fund. Prior to joining Tocqueville, Doug was Director of Investment Research at Grove Capital from 2001 to 2003 and from 1990 to 2001 held investment research and banking positions at J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch and ING Bank. Mr. Groh began his career as a mining and precious metals analyst in 1985 at U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Groh earned a B.S. in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he focused on mineral economics.

Also presenting at CTMF 2020 will be Douglas B. Silver, Portfolio Manager at Orion Mine Finance. Doug will speak about The Importance of and How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders’ Concerns in these changing times where society’s and capital markets’ rules of conduct and expectations are continuing to evolve, requiring mineral and mining companies to adapt to the times.

The old adage “We only work for our shareholders” no longer passes the smell test. Today, miners and explorers need consider other options and methods to optimize stakeholders’ concerns in order to obtain and maintain social license. The question is whether this is economically feasible. Doug's talk will review this paradigm shift and how investors and owners are adapting to change.  

Douglas B. Silver is a portfolio manager at Orion Mine Finance, a private-equity fund focused on providing funding to shovel-ready base and precious metal projects. Prior to joining Orion, Douglas served as CEO and Chairman of International Royalty Corporation, a TSX mineral royalty company which he founded in 2003 and sold in 2010. From 1987 to 2004, his private company, Balfour Holdings, Inc., provided strategic and quantitative research to various mining company boards of directors. During this time, he founded the Denver Gold Group, the world’s foremost gold investor conference. Earlier in his career, Doug was an exploration geologist for Anaconda Copper Company and Noranda. He is a well-known mineral economist, keynote speaker and author. In September 2018 Douglas was inducted into the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

NY SME is also pleased to announce Mr. Chris Taylor, M.Sc., P.Geo. Director; President and CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltdwill be a guest speaker at the welcome reception on Sunday May 10. The reception with delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages is not a dinner. It will start at 5 PM and end at 7 PM. All must register in advance. Space is limited*. Please join us!

Chris will discuss: Great Bear Resources' S
cience-First Approach to Exploration

Chris Taylor is a structural and economic geologist and mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience with both producers and exploration companies. He is President and Director of Great Bear Resources Ltd since December 2010. He is currently Chairman of TSX.V listed Dunnedin Ventures and formerly a geologist with Imperial Metals, Inc., a TSXV company from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Earth Sciences in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University in 2003. 

All need to register in advance to attend the Sunday reception. Those who register to attend either of the Sunday afternoon workshops from Noon to 4:45 PM are invited and will be registered for the Sunday reception. 
There are no on-site registrations.

Register here to attend any of the CTMF events. Hear, meet and ask questions of these speakers  and many other leading executives, advisers, technical and non-technical experts and officials - who will attend and speak about many critical issues, trends and the outlook for the industry.

There will be multiple panel discussions about the latest trends impacting raising capital, deal structures, case studies and use of technology and best practices to evaluate and manage risk in global mining today.  We invite you to submit an abstract to speak and be a sponsor today.  There are many sponsor levels fitting all budgets. Sponsors make it possible for all to meet in New York's midtown finance district. Contact Tim Alch Co-Chair timalch@gmail.com. 

CTMF 2019 was attended by more than 270 senior bankers, investors, private equity executives, analysts, advisers, engineers and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec, the United States and elsewhere with more than 50 mining and exploration companies represented. More than half of the attendees are from more than 20 nations, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, England, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, and Uruguay. 

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

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 has hosted these outstanding key note speakers: 

  • 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
  • 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
  • Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez, Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
  • Dr. Israel Gutierrez Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Mining Development Bank of Mexico
Return to this tab for updates and announcements about other leading experts speaking at CTMF 2020, an event that allows all to meet and to ask questions of experts. There will be about 30 engaging round table discussions, with qualified experts, and each with audience Q&A.

Panels will highlight trends, issues and methods used to evaluate the economic worthiness, funding and financing structures used for exploration, development or expansion of projects. Speakers are experts who fund projects, drive down cost, use innovative means to manage and reduce risk and add value. We welcome you to submit your eoi to speak, topics and be a sponsor.

The 2020 agenda will consist of more than 30 engaging round table panels about these topics. 

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple round tables about recent deals and transactions, M&A, restructurings, as well as discussion of where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent in investors' minds and what is the outlook
  • Evaluating, Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies, Projects and Exploration including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalty, streaming, forward sales, debt, project finance, pre-payments, off-take agreements, block chain and tokenization
  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panel discussions about the global metals and mining markets and the impact of evolving technology and policy changes on supply, demand, and prices for base, precious, industrial, battery, critical, rare earth and energy metals
  • Use of Technology, Smart Data, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation - multiple round tables by leading experts about how 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 panel discussions about anticipating and managing in an ever-changing, complex regulatory landscape, including about tax codes, best practices and harmonization of codes, as well as sustainability, societal, political risk
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panel discussions with case studies about miners and financiers including non-technical, ESG, CSR best practices and societal, economic, technical, sustainability, recycling in mining and infrastructure development and 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, e.g. about the U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7
  • Government Policy to Foster, Advance, Attract Investment in mining and related mineral sectors including about technology, stability of supply of specialty, critical and battery metals
  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

Register now for the conference, any of six workshops and three receptions. Be a sponsor! Submit your abstracts to speak by contacting Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com

Throughout CTMF events attendees can meet one-on-one with 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; 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 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. 

We hope you can join us at CTMF 2020 on Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020. You do not have to attend the conference to attend any of the workshops on Sunday May 10 and on Wednesday May 13, 2020 and receptions on Sunday May 10, Monday May 11 and Tuesday May 12, 2020. 

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Quebec's delegation of mining executives and officials returned to CTMF 2019 for the fourth year. Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region spoke 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.

CTMF 2020 is an event that will combine a content-rich agenda led by many leading practitioners and subject matter experts who are funding and advising mining project owners and investors around the world. They travel to New York from more than 20 countries. The format and venues allows all to meet and share latest ideas and trends impacting financing of mining and exploration world wide.

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

Below is a summary of the CTMF 2020 daily schedule.

Sunday May 10, 2020: Two Workshops from Noon to 4:30 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

I.  Lessons learned from mega projects and mining projects - Key success factors led by Baqun Ding, Ph.D., Global Manager for Mining, Mineral and Metals of Independent Project Analysis, Inc. 
II. Are you ready? An Update to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements: Get Ready before 2021 led by Ben Parsons, MSc, MAusIMM (CP), Principal Consultant (Resource Geologist), SRK Consulting (U.S.) and Matthew Sullivan, Consultant, Mining Economics, SRK Consulting (U.S.)

Sunday May 10, 2020: Welcome Reception from 5 to 7 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Monday May 11, 2020: Conference: Day One from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling
For updates and details about the conference agenda visit here
Monday May 11, 2020: Reception from 6 to 8 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Conference: Day Two from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling
For updates and details about the conference agenda visit here
Tuesday May 12, 2020: Reception from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling

Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops from 7:45 to 11:45 AM at Shearman & Sterling

III. Mining asset valuation and its uses led Dr. David Laughton from David Laughton Consulting  
IV. Digital transformations, Technology implementation - How to get started, what to expect, how to benefit and lessons learned led by Rick Hoggan, P.E., President & CEO of Millcreek Engineering Company, Sandeep Sandhu, General Manager North America, RPM Global, Jon Wylie, President, Natural Resources, Proudfoot


Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops from Noon to 4:15 PM at Shearman & Sterling

V.  The value of cost estimating of mining projects at the scoping stage led by Jennifer Leinart, L.G. President, InfoMine USA, Inc., Scott Stebbins, P.E., President Aventurine Engineering, Brad Terhune, L.G., Cost Analyst/Senior Geologist, InfoMine USA, CostMine, Sam Blakely, Cost analyst/Geologist, InfoMine USA, CostMine
VI. Measuring, quantifying and monetizing risk exposure in a mining organization led by Michael Hartley, Founder & CEO of Minetell and Dana McNaughton, Minetell Strategic Advisor

You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any of the workshops and evening receptions. Read the descriptions of and instructors' bios of the six engaging, excellent workshops here. The conference agenda including the speakers' details is here

Throughout CTMF there is time and space to meet one-on-one with many 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 attend CTMF in three categories: banking, finance, investor, private equity firms; and mining and exploration firms and professional advisory firms.

At CTMF 2019 were more than 270 experts and executives including officers from more than 50 mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec, the United States and elsewhere. Delegates attending 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.

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, Economic Geologist, Investor Relations Officer, Auditor, VP of Underwriting, Credit Research, Environmental Services Practice Leader and Appraiser.

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!

 

We hope you can join us at 
SME's 8th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020

* 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).

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