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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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

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. See the agenda here and speakers' bios here There will be more updates announced soon. 

Hear Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds, a Key Note Speaker discuss "Where are the Public Markets for Mining? And how do we get them back?" and a Senior Official from the Government of Quebec, another key note speaker discuss "What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive".    

Register today. Space is limited*. Registration closed early for CTMF 2017 and 2018. Share this announcement about CTMF 2019 with others. Meet many experts and senior executives at the conference, five informative workshops and three receptions. Get your questions answered. Establish long lasting new working relationships. We hope to see you there!

The New York Section of SME, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration is the organizer of the 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference. The event format encourages all to meet and ask questions of experts from around the world, with many leading companies who are working to fund, drive down cost, use innovative means to manage and reduce risk and add value.  

There will be more than 25 round table panels led by many industry leaders who working around the world. They will discuss: 

  • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple panels, 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 about the industry using data and innovation to manage operating and capital costs and risk, as well as 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 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 now to attend the conferencefive workshops and or three receptionsWe welcome you to submit abstracts and be a sponsor Contact Tim Alch, Co Chair timalch@gmail.com  Here is the daily schedule. We hope you join us. Check back for updates.

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

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

Register soon at a discount! 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. 

Read about the five informative workshops here These two on Sunday April 28:

I.  Importance of Post Investment Reviews led by these instructors:

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

II.  Recognizing the Impact of Political Risk 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

Three post-conference workshops are on Wednesday May 1, 2019:

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 and talk with one-on-one with many key influential banking, finance and industry executives and advisers working all around the world. Visit 
Why Attend where there is a list of the many companies that attended CTMF last year 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.

This year in 2019 meet senior representatives, officers and officials from these firms and governments as of early March 2019: Abernathy MacGregor; Agapito Associates; Agnico Mines Limited; AmAuCu Mining Corporation; ArcelorMittal Canada; AXA XL; Baker McKenzie LLP; Behre Dolbear; BHP; BlackRock Metals; Blake, Cassels & Graydon, LLP; Bloomberg Intelligence; BNP Paribas Securities Corp.; BNP Paribas; Bradford Consulting; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Canada - Government of; Capstone Headwaters; Cementation USA Inc.; Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank; Clear Creek Digital; Coeur Mining, Inc.; Colorado School of Mines; Columbia University Water Center; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Control Risks; Controlled Thermal Resources; CPM Group; CRU; Desjardins Securities; Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.; DLG Consultants; Duff & Phelps Ltd; Dundee Precious Metals; Ernst & Young Canada; Ernst & Young LLP; Export Development Canada; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP; Franco-Nevada Corporation; GeoGlobal LLC; Government of Germany - DERA; Golder Associates Inc.; Government of Quebec; Groff Engineering & Consulting LLC; Hatch Advisory; Hatch; Hoal Consulting; House Mountain Partners; Hudbay Minerals Inc.; IBK Capital Corp.; IDS GeoRadar; Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.; InfoMine USA; ING Capital, LLC; ING; Intera, Inc.; Kappes Cassidy & Associates; KPMG Canada LLP;  LaszloPhoto; Maverix Metals Inc.; McGriff, Siebels & Williams, Inc.; Millcreek Engineering; Miller Thomson, LLP; Mining Development Services, LLC; Monarques Gold Corporation; Near Earth LLC; New Space Analytics LLC; Newmont Mining Corporation; Northcott Capital; Novagold Resources; NY SME; Ocean Minerals LLC; Orion Mine Finance; Orion Resource Partners; Penguin Automated Systems Inc.; PMV Research LLC; PolyMet Mining, Inc.; Quebec Precious Metals Corporation; Ramboll; Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting; Resource Capital Fund; RESPEC; Riivos; Roscoe Postle Associates; Rothschild & Co.; Royal Gold Inc.; RPM Global; S&P Global Ratings; Samuel Engineering; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; SCM Decisions, LLC; Shearman & Sterling LLP; SME; Social Capital Group s.a.c.; SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.; Stagg Resource Consultants, Inc.; SynTerra Corp.; TAA Advisory LLC; Technology Metals Research, LLC; Teck Resources; The Climate Service; The World Bank; Triple Flag Mining Finance Limited; University of Delaware; Watson Environmental; Weir International, Inc.; Engineering, Inc.; Wiley Rein LLP; Wood Plc and others 

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 Analyst, Accountant, Portfolio Manager, Controller, CTO - Chief Technology Officer, Global Leaders of Mining and Natural Resources, Founder and Community Engagement, Economic Geologist, and Investor Relations Officer.

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

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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).

We encourage all to visit the SME's Bookstore Catalog tab herein for a number of excellent, informative economic, business texts about mining.