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NY SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2024)
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Monday May 20 - Wednesday 22, 2024

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RPMGlobal; Shearman & Sterling; SLR Consulting; SME Foundation
All CTMF 2024 activities will be in Shearman & Sterling's Conference Center

Monday, May 20, 2024: Four Workshops: Registration for morning workshops starts at ~8:30 AM; lunch starts at 11:45 AM - to 1 PM; Afternoon workshops (see below): registration starts at ~11:45 AM, includes lunch; Afternoon workshops start at 1 PM, end at ~4:30 PM. All registered workshop delegates can attend the networking lunch. 
Monday, May 20, 2024: Welcome Reception*: Registration: 5:30 - 8:00 PM with two Guest Speakers (is limited to the first 125 registrants)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024Conference: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Registration and Breakfast 7:00 AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Reception: 6:00 PM - ~8:00 PM with two Guest Speakers

Wednesday, May 22, 2024Conference: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Registration and Breakfast 7:00 AM 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024: Reception: 6:00 PM - ~8:00 PM with two Guest Speakers

*Space is limited; the Monday May 20, 2024 Welcome Reception is limited to the first 125 registered attendees. Do not delay. You do not have to attend the CTMF conference to register to attend the receptions, or workshops.

Join the sponsors. They make it possible for all to meet. Conference registration is US$600 per delegate; workshops US$275 per delegate. Space is limited*. Registration may close early. All attendees must register in advance. No registrations on-site. The Agenda below is being updated; subject to changes. We hope you can join us!

* Registration will be monitored. Registration may need to close early before the event. Registration closed early in 2018 and 2019. Due to space, organizers may require some registered conference delegates to be present in a second and or third board conference room(s) that have live video and audio feed to the main conference room or other conference rooms where live session panels will occur, to watch and hear via live audio/ visual feed. Additional rooms and space are places to relax, network, meet one on one for quiet shared conversations or work.

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Monday, May 20, 2024
NY SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2024)
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Register here; Share with others an announcement about CTMF 2024.

Join the Lead Sponsors: RPMGlobalShearman & SterlingSLR Consulting; SME Foundation

Monday, May 20, 2024 - Workshop registration for morning workshops starts at 8:30 AM; networking lunch starts at 11:45 AM; Afternoon workshop registration starts at 11:45 AM with lunch and ends at ~4:30 PM. The Welcome Reception on Monday, May 20 registration starts at 5:30 PM, the reception will end at ~8 PM. All CTMF 2024 activities are in Shearman & Sterling's Conference Center at 599 Lexington Ave., New York City. 

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling

Workshop I.
Adam Hawkins and Alan Oshiki: Why We Lose. How We Can Win. Win Hearts and Minds by Defining, Understanding and Adapting to Social, Political and Reputational Risk Factors. (from 9:00 to 11:45 AM) 

Workshop II.
Christopher Ryan and Jesse Sherrett: Shearman & Sterling LLP. Key Risks Relating to New Technologies and Steps that Mine Owners and Contractors Should Consider. (from 9:00 to 11:45 AM)

From 11:30 AM to 1 PM: Networking Lunch:
Sponsored by RESPEC; US Gold;

Workshop III. Dave McLane, PE and Dan Kenny: Burns & McDonnell: The Challenge of Delivering Projects as the Mining Industry Transitions to a Decarbonized World. (from 1:00 to 4:30 PM) 

Workshop IV. Gerald Whittle and Raziel Zisman, M.A., M.E.S., L.L.M., Whittle Consulting: Integrated Strategic Planning in Mining. (from 1:00 to 4:30 PM)  

5:30 - 8:00 pm at Shearman & Sterling

Welcome Reception with two guest speakers
Registration starts at 5:30 PM 

Sponsors: Big Rock Exploration; Blake Cassels Graydon LLP; McCarl's Technical Services; McEwen Copper; McEwen Mining; Red Cloud Securities; Relevant Gold

6:10 PM to 6:30 PM Dr. Kwasi Ampofo, Head of Metals & Mining: BloombergNEF, will be the first of two Guest Speakers at the Monday May 20, 2024 Welcome Reception discussing: 

Is the US winning the race to secure critical minerals for the energy transition?

The key area of focus will be on the US government's work towards critical minerals supply chain security. The US government has over the past four years has introduced a series of legislatures, executive instruments and initiatives to ensure US automakers have access to the raw materials needed for its domestic market. Have these initiatives been successful or not?

Dr. Kwasi Amopofo is the head of Metals and Mining at BloombergNEF based in London. His team's research covers industrial metals, rare-earth metals, battery metals and the pathways for miners to reach net-zero. Prior to BloombergNEF, he was a mining engineer at Anglo American and a management consultant at Nous Group in Australia. He completed his PhD in Minerals Economics at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is currently a non-executive director of Amira Global. 

7:10 to 7:30 PM guest speaker, Kai Hoffmann, CEO, SOAR Financial will discuss: 

The Green Energy Revolution - Do Investors Really Care? Financing Trends

West vs East - Is it even a fair fight? Bringing the battery supply chain home sounds great, but is it feasible? Who is even willing to finance this mega trend? Let's discuss. Kai's talk will focus on the investment trends in the junior mining space. Which commodities are being favored and why are they seeing inflows of capital? What are the alternative sources of funding? 

Kai Hoffmann is a seasoned mining investor and entrepreneur. He has been active in the junior mining sector for 15 years and has consulted and worked with dozens of successful exploration companies. He is the CEO of the Soar Financial Group, which includes the successful Deutsche Goldmesse and Soar Financial Partners, a leading capital market advisory firm. 

You do not want to miss these talks as well as meeting with the many esteemed speakers and attendees at CTMF 2024. We hope you can join us. Register here

Below is the CTMF 2024 Agenda: Download a three page CTMF 2024 Agenda here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2024)
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Register here.  All must register in advance, space is limited.
Click here to read/ share with others; an announcement about CTMF 2024.

Join the Lead Sponsors: RPMGlobalShearman & SterlingSLR ConsultingSME Foundation

7:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking: Sponsored by: AtkinsRealis; Behre Dolbear ; DRAGlobal; SGS: Societe Generale de Surveillance SA

7:45 AM Welcome by New York SME Conference Co–Chairs: Tim Alch Executive Director, Alan Oshiki, Chairman and Shearman & Sterling LLP: Cynthia Urda Kassis, Global Project Development & Finance Practice Leader, Lead Industry Coordinator for Metals & Mining; Opening Remarks: Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME): David Kanagy, Executive Director and Dr. Marc A. Herpfer, 2024 President of SME

8:10 AM I.1. Special Invited Guest Speaker - TBA

8:40 AM I.2. Key Trends Overcoming Challenges and Disruptions Impacting Financing Mines Today: Roundtable: SLR Consulting: Grant Malensek, Technical Director - US Mining Advisory, (Ch); Elevation Gold Mining Corp.: Doug Ward, Independent Director; Orion Resource Partners: Jon Lamb, Managing Partner; Rothschild: Karina Danilyuk, Vice President; ING Bank: Remco Meeuwis, Director; Other (TBA)

9:25 AM I.3. Coordination Mineral Development and Strengthening Supply Lines: Efforts Across the US Government: United States Department of Energy: Zack Valdez, Advisor, Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, (Ch); United States Department of Defense: Joseph Sopcisak; Technical Integration Officer MCEIP OASD for Industrial Base Policy; United States Department of State: George Cajati; United States Department of State; Foreign Affairs Officer; United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC): Evan Musolino; Acting Managing Director, Office of Infrastructure and Critical Minerals

9:25 AM I.3A. What Questions should I be asking when evaluating a Mining Asset – Where things go wrongSRK Consulting Ben Parsons, MSc, MAusIMM, Principal Resource Geologist (Ch); SRK Consulting: Matthew Sullivan, Principal Mineral Economist; SRK Consulting: Jeff Parshley, Corporate Consultant (Environment: Mine Closure and Reclamation) and Others (TBA)

10:20 AM I.4. Critical Minerals: Powering Next Generation Technologies, Government of Canada, Consulate General of Canada in New York City: Christopher Wimmer, Canadian Consul & Head of Investment; and others (TBA)

10:20 AM I.4A. Restructuring Cautionary Tales: Squire Patton Boggs: Stephen Lerner, global chair of the Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group (Ch); Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP: Carolyn L. McIntosh, Senior Partner; FTI Consulting, Inc., David J. Beckman, Senior Managing Director; Shearman & Sterling LLP: Fredric Sosnick, Global Operations Partner, partner in the Financial Restructuring & Insolvency practice 

11:10 AM Refreshment Break: Sponsored by: CohnReznick LLP; McCarl's Technical Services

11:10 AM I.5. Bankers’ View of Financing the Development of Greenfield and Brownfield Mining Projects Today (TBC): ING Bank: Remco Van De Water, Director, Natural Resources – Metals & Mining Americas (Ch) (TBC); Contango Ore: Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President, CEO and Director (TBC): and Others (TBA) 

11:10 AM I.5A. A Fireside Chat with Skarn Associates (TBC): Matthew Piggott, Head of Research, Non Ferrous Metals (TBC) about: The Impact of the Industry's Decarbonization Efforts on the Economics of the Industry and Various Commodities moderated by Matthew Johnson: Allen & Overy (Perth Office), Co-Head of Mining Group 

12:00 AM I.6. Current State of Key Funding Sources: Shearman & Sterling LLP: Lachlan Poustie, Partner, Project Development & Finance practice (Ch); International Finance Corporation (IFC): Namrata Thapar, Global Head of Mining; Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking; Alvaro Belevan Senior Director; S&P Global Ratings: Erin Boeke Burke, Director, Lead Analyst, Sustainable Finance, Americas: Torys: Braden Jebson, Partner 

12:00 AM I.6A. Beyond Exploration: The Challenges of Financing Early-Stage Mining Projects: Refined Substance Inc.: Kimberly Darlington, President and Founder (Ch); Northern Graphite:  Hugues Jacquemin, CEO; Arianne Phosphate: Brian Ostroff, President; Advanced Gold Exploration: Dr. Andrew J. Ramcharan, Ph.D., P.Eng., President; and Others (TBA)

12:50 PM Networking Lunch: Sponsored by: Government of Quebec; RESPEC; US Gold;

1:00 PM I.7. Guest Speaker: The U.S. Needs a Centralized Minerals & Mining Agency; Debra Struhsacker: Struhsacker Consulting: Debra Struhsacker, Principal; Women’s Mining Coalition: Co-Founder

1:20 PM I.8 Keynote: Government of Quebec: Senior Official (TBA) – held within all rooms with live Broadcast from the Shearman Room

1:55 PM I.9. The Importance of Government Support for Domestic Critical Mineral Projects - A Roundtable Discussion: Better in Our Backyard: Ryan Sistad, Executive Director (Ch); Wesben Global Ltd.: Danielle Comeau, MBA, MHR, CEO; Lithium Universe Ltd.: Alex Hanly, BEng, (Mech), MBA, Chief Executive Officer (TBC); Wallbridge Mining Ltd.: Brian W. Penny, Chief Executive Officer; RPMGlobal: Luke Stephens, Vice President – ESG (Americas)

1:55 PM I.9A. Metals Prices and Demand: What is the Outlook? How Best to Manage Going Forward: Bloomberg Intelligence: Mike McGlone, CFA, FRM, Senior Commodity Analyst; CPM Group: Jeffrey Christian, Managing Partner (Ch); Bannockburn Capital Markets: Darrell Fletcher, Managing Director - Commodities; The World Bank: John Baffes, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment (Ch) (TBC)

2:45 PM I.10. M&A Transactions and Trends: Blake, Cassels & Graydon: Steven McKoen, KC, Partner (Ch); Bloomberg: Todd Sibilla, Commodity Applications Specialist; Shearman & Sterling LLP: George Karafotias, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions Group; Squire Patton Boggs: Carolyn McIntosh, Senior Partner 

2:45 PM I.10.A. What is Driving Today’s Cost Overrun of Mine and Other Projects; What Can You Do to Mitigate Risk? RPMGlobal: Stuart Smith, President, Advisory and Consulting – Americas (Ch); US Gold Corp: George Bee, President & CEO; Dore Copper: Ernest Mast, CEO, President; Whittle Consulting: Gerald Whittle, CEO (TBC); McCarl’s Technical Services: Thomas Rauch, PE, President Technical Services

3:30 PM Networking Refreshment Break: Sponsored by: CohnReznick LLP; McCarl's Technical Services

3:50 PM I.11. Government’s Support of Critical Mineral Exploration, Development and Supply Chains: Norton Rose Fulbright: Laura Konkel, Associate, (Ch); SAFE (Securing America's Future Energy) Center for Critical Minerals Strategy: Abigail Hunter, Executive Director; Investissement Québec: Jean-Francois Béland, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives; Nouveau Monde Graphite: Charles Oliver Tarte, CPA, Chief Financial Officer 

3:50 PM I.11.A. Importance & Challenges of Concentrating and the Extraction of Minerals: AtkinsRealis: Tony Lipiec, Global, VP Process, Minerals & Metals (Ch); Glencore International AG; Scott Martin, FCIM, Sales Director North & Central America; SGS Societe Generale de Surveillance SA: David Anonychuk, Global Vice President, Metallurgy and Consulting (Ch); HudBay Minerals: Matthew Taylor, Vice President, Metallurgy Technical Services

4:35 PM I.12. New Capital in Mining: What Works, and What’s Next? What About Silicon Valley? ExploreTech: Tyler Hall, Co-Founder and President (Ch): Resource Capital Funds: Atusa Sadeghi, Vice President, North America; Hindustan Zinc: Hugo Schumann; Chief Executive Officer, Silver; SOAR Financial: Kai Hoffmann, CEO; RedCloud Securities: Chad Williams, Founder

4:35 PM I.12.A. Case Study: How Québec Supports Mineral Exploration: Investissement Québec: Jean-Francois Béland, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives; SOQUEM: Tony Brisson, President and CEO; Azimut Exploration: Jean-Marc Lulin, President and CEO; NQ Investissement Miniers: Sylvain Lépine, Managing Director (TBA); Abitibi Metals Corp.: Jonathon Deluce, President and CEO 

5:25 PM I.13. Nuclear Energy: Are SMRs An Answer? Hartree Partners: Matthew Rosales P. Geo. Mine Finance & Investments (Ch); Radiant Value Management: Isuru Seneviratne, Principal (Ch); Capstone Partners: Raymond M. McCormick, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources; Mazini Energy & Power Inc.: Chief Roy Jones (TBC)

5:25 PM I.13.A. Opportunities, Operating, Risks Elsewhere: An International Panel: Mining Journal: Paul Harris, Americas, Editor (Ch); McEwen Copper: Rob McEwen, Chairman; Reyna Silver Corp.: Dr. Peter K.M. Megaw, Chief Technical Advisor; Reyna Silver Corp.: Lauren Megaw, Head of Investor Relations; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: Frank Mariage, Partner; EY Mining & Metals Centre of Excellence: Beatriz Orrantia - Corporate Director, External Advisor  

6:10 PM Tuesday May 21 Evening Reception Registration

Sponsored by: Big Rock Exploration; Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP; CohnReznick LLPMcCarl's Technical Services; McEwen Copper; McEwen Mining; Relevant Gold; SRK Consulting

Two Guest Speakers:

6:30 PM Rob McEwen, Chairman of McEwen Mining and McEwen Copper will speak about:

How to Make Mining RELEVANT to Investors

Rob McEwen is Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining, which has three producing mines in Nevada, Ontario, and Argentina and holds 48% interest in the large Los Azules copper project in Argentina. Rob has been associated with the gold industry all his career, his first 18 years in the investment industry and since 1990 as CEO of several gold mining companies.  Rob is the founder of Goldcorp, where he took the company from a market capitalization of $50 million to over $8 billion. He owns 17% of McEwen Mining (MUX), 13% of McEwen Copper and takes a salary of $1/ year. The cost of his investment in MUX and McEwen Copper is US$220 million.  Rob and his wife, Cheryl, have donated over $60 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education.  Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007, the Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013, was inducted into the Mining Hall of Fame in 2017 and has Honorary Doctor of Law Degrees from York University and Western University.  He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business; X Prize Foundation: Vision Circle and Board of Trustees; a member of CEO (Chief Executive Organization) and of WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) and serves on the Advisory Board of the McEwen School of Architecture.

7:10 PM Dave Lawie, Ph.D., Chief Geoscientist, Chief Technologist - Mining, IMDEX Limited will speak about:

Unlock the Mine's Hidden Value: The Power of Ore Body Knowledge 

Mining success hinges on understanding the ore body.  Early insight slashes risk and boosts profit potential. The quantification of OBK's (Ore Body Knowledge) financial value has historically been a complex challenge, yet it is essential for investors and financial analysts.  But now, unlocking the code by quantifying the Value of Information is within reach. It's the key to smarter mining investments.
Dr. Dave Lawie has been the Chief Geoscientist for IMDEX since 2012 and Chief Technologist – Mining for IMDEX since 2015. He has a PhD in Geosciences and Analytics from the University of New England and held global positions in exploration geochemistry and research and development. In 2004 he cofounded a company that specialized in geochemistry and geo- metallurgical consulting services, cloud-based data management and the ioGAS desktop analytics software.  As Chief Geoscientist for IMDEX and Chief Technologist for IMDEX Mining Solutions, Dr. Lawie’s focus is promoting the suite of existing and emerging IMDEX technologies to ensure that as exploration and resource companies find, define and mine new discoveries they do so with speed and precision. He has a strong interest in how resource companies will find and provide the metals needed to enable the renewable energy transformation that will be required to meet ambitious decarbonization targets.

8:30 PM Tuesday, May 21 Conclusion of Day Two of CTMF 2024 Conference

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Below is the CTMF 2024 Agenda: Download a three page CTMF 2024 Agenda here.
Wednesday, May 22, 2024
SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2024)
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Register here.  All must register in advance, Space* is limited.
Click here to read/ share with others; an announcement about CTMF 2024.

Join the Lead Sponsors: RPMGlobalShearman & SterlingSLR ConsultingSME Foundation

7:00 AM Registration, Breakfast and Networking: Sponsored by: AtkinsRealis; Behre Dolbear; DRAGlobal; SGS: Societe Generale de Surveillance SA

8:10 AM II.1 When Faced with Arbitration: What Can Be Done? Shearman & Sterling LLP: Christopher Ryan, Partner (Ch); Allen & Overy: Patrick Pearsall, Partner; Secretariat International: Chris Milburn, Managing Director; SLR Consulting: Ian Weir, Technical Manager, Mining Advisory

8:10 AM II.1A. Why the Stock Exchange Junior Mining Companies List on Can Make a Difference: OTC Markets Group International - A Panel Discussion: OTC Markets: John Viglotti, Senior Vice President, Investor Access (Ch); OTC Markets Group Inc. & OTC Markets Group International Ltd.: Jason Paltrowitz, Executive Vice President & Director; Canadian Securities Exchange: Richard Carleton, Chairman; Abitibi Metals Corp.: Jonathan Deluce, CEO

8:55 AM II.2. Mining 4.0: What Are the Mines of the Future? RESPEC: Peter Christensen, Principal Consultant, (Ch); McEwen Copper: Rob Mc Ewen, Chairman; US Gold Corp.: George Bee, President and CEO; Newtrax: Larry Clark, Mining and Technology Consultant (TBC); and Others: (TBA)

8:55 AM II.2.A Copper - A Mineral Essential For Our Society: The Challenges of Getting it to MarketBetter in our Backyard: Ryan Sistad, Executive Director (Ch); National Investor Publishing: Chris Temple, Owner (Ch); Global External: Adam Hawkins, President; Nuvau Minerals Corp.; Peter Van Alphen, President & CEO; McEwen Copper Inc.: Michael Meding, Vice President and General Manager

9:45 AM II.3. The Role of State Land Trusts in Resource Development: Stantec: Michael G. Nelson, Senior Mining Consultant (Ch); Alaska State Trust Land Office: Jusdi Warner, Executive Director; Utah Trust Lands Administration: Stephanie Barber Renteria, Managing Director, Energy & Minerals (TBC); Utah Trust Lands Administration: Kim Christy, Director, Utah Land Trusts Protection & Advocacy Office (TBC); Utah Trust Lands Administration: Chris Fausett, Managing Director, Surface Lands,; Optional Business Agreements (TBC); Utah Trust Lands Administration: Tyler Wiseman, Tyler Wiseman, Geoscientist and Lease Manager (TBC)

9:45 AM II.3.A. Strengthening Critical Minerals Supply Chains: A Technical Perspective: SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA: David Anonychuk, Natural Resources, Global Vice President, Metallurgy and Consulting (Ch); RPMGlobal: Philippe Baudry, Executive General Manager, Advisory Services; SRK Consulting: Matt Sullivan, Mineral Economist; Stantec: Michael Stine, Manager, Mining Economics and Strategy; DRA Americas: Pierre Julien, Executive Vice President, DRA Group Holdings, President, DRA Americas  

10:30 AM Networking Refreshment Break: Sponsored by: CohnReznick LLP; McCarl's Technical Services

10:50 AM II.4. The Challenge of De-Risking the Permitting of Mines TodayHolland & Hart: Laura Granier, Partner (Ch); American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA): Mark Compton, Executive Director (Ch); SWCA Environmental Consultants, Andrew Harley, PhD, Client Services Director, Mining; Big Rock Exploration: Gabriel Sweet, Vice President, Operations; Mining Minnesota: Julie Lucas, Executive Director

10:50 AM II.4.A. Understanding the Impact of Financial, Technical and Operational Issues on Execution Risk on a Mining Project Portfolio: SCM Decisions: Michael Samis, Ph.D., P.Eng. Principal (Ch); Anglo American Steelmaking Coal: Andrea Rutley, Head of Technical & Analytics; DRA Americas: Pierre Julien, Executive Vice President, DRA Group Holdings, President, DRA Americas; Colorado School of Mines: Tom Brady, Professor, Mineral Economics (TBC)

11:35 AM II.5. Energizing Growth: Unleashing Human and Capital Potential in Battery/ Critical Minerals Ventures: MRC Consulting: Lindsey Schultz, President; Lomiko Metals: Belinda Labatte, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Interim Chair of the Board; First Phosphate Corp.: John Passalacqua, CEO and Director; Surge Battery Metals: Greg Reimer, CEO; Hammond Group Inc.: Terry Murphy, President & CEO

11:35 AM II.5.A. Valuation Issues Concerning Renewables & Mines Today: RPMGlobal: Stuart Smith, President, Advisory and Consulting – Americas (Ch); PMV Research, LLC: Michael Spohn, Principal (Ch); CohnReznick LLP: Steven Munson, CFA, ASA, Principal Valuation Advisory Services (Ch); Kroll Canada Ltd.: Peter Lam, CPA, CA., CFA, Senior Director; Trident Royalties plc: Justin Anderson, Vice President, Americas  

12:10 PM Networking Lunch: Sponsored by: CohnReznick LLPRESPEC; U.S. Gold

12:30 PM Lunch Speaker(s) – Broadcast in all rooms from the Shearman Room will be a Special, First Time Video Interview, Fireside Chat discussing:

A pre- recorded exclusive, first time ever joint conversation about "The Global Economy, The Commodities Markets and More" with Dr. Marc Faber, Publisher of The Gloom Boom & Doom Report and Director of Marc Faber Ltd. and Peter Boockvar, Chief Investment Officer, Bleakley Financial Group and Editor of The Boock Report; moderated by Michael Fox, Publisher, The Prospector News.

Following will be Terry Lynch, CEO of Power Nickel speaking about: Canada’s Junior Mining Capital Markets Are Broken - Here’s How We Fix It.

1:30 PM II.6 New Technology: The Goal Is Increasing Productivity and Output. Does AI and Other Technology Play a Role: ExploreTech: Tyler Hall, Co-Founder and President (Ch); Prospector Portal: Emily King, CEO; IMDEX Limited: Dave Lawie, Chief Geoscientist and Chief Technologist, Mining; InSkill Inc.: David Talbot, Founder and Managing Director; Orbital Sidekick, Inc.: Peter Weaver, Vice President, Business Development; SB Quantum: David Roy Guay, CEO and Founder

1:30 PM II.6.A. What Role Can Recycling Have in Supplying Future Needs for Critical Minerals? SGS: David Anonychuk, Global Vice President, Metallurgy and Consulting; Glencore: (TBA); Geomega Resources: Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO, Exsolve: Rob Bergmann, Co-Founder, CEO and Director; BacTech Environmental Corp: Ross Orr, CEO; Hammond Group, Inc.: Terry Murphy, President and CEO

2:15 PM II.7. What is Critical in Mining Today: A Roundtable Discussion: ClearCreek Digital: Trevor Hall, President (Ch): Critical Minerals Institute: Jack Lifton, Executive Chairman; Greyfriars, LLC: Matthew Zolnowski, President and the Wilson Center, Global Fellow of; Energy Fuels Inc.: Mark Chalmers, President & CEO, Director; Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp.: Stephen Burega, President (TBC); Western Alaska Minerals Corp.: Kit Marrs, Co Founder and President

2:15 PM II.7.A.  Managing Project Risk Associated with Renewable Energy and Energy Storage: Burns & McDonnell: Dave McLane, PE, Mining Manager (Ch); Burns & McDonnell: Dan Kenny, Manager of Mining Construction; CohnReznick LLP: Steven Munson, CFA, ASA, Principal, Valuation Advisory Services; RPMGlobal: Phil Baudry, Executive General Manager, Advisory Services; RPMGlobal: Luke Stephens, Vice President – ESG (Americas); SRK Consulting: Matt Sullivan, Mineral Economist (TBC)

3:05 PM Networking Refreshment Break: Sponsored by: CohnReznick LLP; McCarl's Technical Services

3:30 PM II.8. New Emerging Technology Aiding the Business of Mining: Crow Industries, Inc.: Dr. James Crowell, Founder (Ch); Exterra Carbon Solutions: Olivier Dufresne, President and Co-Founder; Abcourt Mines: Dany Cenac Robert: Advisor Technology and Communications; Green Graphite Tech: Gillian Holcroft, Eng., M.Eng., President and Co-Founder

3:30 PM II.8.A. Valuation of Gold, Mining and Renewable Equities and Projects: PMV Research: Michael Spohn, President (Ch); Stuhini Exploration: David O'Brien, President and CEO; Soar Financial Partners: Kai Hoffmann, Founder and Managing Director; SLR Consulting: Grant Malensek, Technical Director - US Mining Advisory; CohnReznick: Steven Munson, CFA, ASA, Principal Valuation Advisory Services; Van Eck Associates: Adam Graf, Senior Mining Analyst 

4:15 PM II.9. The Importance Of Communications in Mining: Global External: Adam Hawkins, President (Ch); Pushtree Partners: Alan Oshiki, President (Ch); Social Suite: Seth Forman, President; Vorticom, Inc.: Nancy Thompson, Founder; The Prospector News: Michael Fox, Publisher

4:15 PM  II.9.A The Importance of University-Research: Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MRNF): Jocelyn Douhéret, Director of Mining Policies; Virginia Tech: Aaron Noble PE, PhD, Professor and Department Head, Mining and Minerals Engineering; Laval University: Jocelyn Bouchard, Ing., PhD, Full Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering; NioBay Metals: Jean Sébastien David, CEO; Advanced Energy Minerals (AEM): Mick Adams, President & CEO  

5:30 PM Wednesday May 22, 2024 Evening Reception Registration

Sponsored by: Big Rock ExplorationBlake Cassels & Graydon LLPCohnReznick LLPMcCarl's Technical Services; McEwen CopperMcEwen MiningRelevant GoldSRK Consulting

Guest speakers at the Wednesday, May 22 evening reception will include: 

6:15 to 6:35 PM: Mr. George Bee, President and CEO of US Gold Corporation will speak about: Mineral Resource Development – Key Considerations

All mineral resources are not created equal!  Much depends on a symbiotic collective of circumstances which factor in the location of the resource, its geography and jurisdiction.  In weighing the prospects of developing a mineral deposit, the following presentation highlights a number of key factors to be taken into consideration.  As a contextual comparison, US Gold’s CK Gold Project in southeast Wyoming is postulated against a number of actual development cases drawing largely from the experiences of the presenter.

Mr. George Bee has been at the forefront of operating and advancing world-class gold mining projects in eight countries on three continents for both major and junior mining companies, including Anglo American, Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold and Kinross Gold.  In 2018, he concluded a third term with Barrick Gold as Senior VP Frontera District in Chile and Argentina capping a 16-year history with Barrick Gold in positions that included Mine Manager at the Goldstrike Mine in Nevada during early development and operations, Operations Manager at the Pierina Mine from construction to operations, and General Manager of the Veladero Mine from advanced exploration through permitting, feasibility and into production. As a mining executive, George Bee has held senior leadership and board positions with such companies as Aurelian Resources where he spearheaded early development concepts for Fruta del Norte; Kinross Gold advancing projects in El Salvador and Nevada; Andina Minerals and its 6 million-ounce Volcan Gold Project in Chile; and Jaguar Mining with operating mines in Brazil.

Also joining us Wednesday, May 22 evening during the reception will be Dr. Peter Megaw, when he and Lauren Megaw of Reyna Silver, in a fireside chat will discuss:
Size Matters...But Grade Matters More.  Join us for the Megaws' conversation that will reflect on their experience, while focusing on a simple, but very powerful, fun and easy means to generate a powerful metric that can be applied to any metal under any mining conditions.  In brief, the Megaws will speak about Archie's Rule (named for Archie Bell, former VPEX of Noranda Mining Company) a simple metric that can be applied quickly and easily to filter exploration and production opportunities for any mineral commodity under either open pit or underground mining scenarios.  Archie's Rule states that, for a project to be economically important, you must be able to recover at least twice your all in operating costs. This doubling covers amortization, depletion, depreciation, payback, closure costs, commodity price variations and a minimum 15% after-tax IRR.  Plotting the solution to this on a graph of grade (y axis) vs metal price (x axis) yields a nearly hyperbolic curve that flattens as grade diminishes-the flatter the curve gets the tighter the economics are.   Profitable projects plot above the curve, and position and distance from the curve give an immediate sense of how profitable a project is/should be and how vulnerable it is to cost or metal price variations. Curves can readily be generated for any cost and commodity price and the field is easily contoured for variations of both. For any given project you can quickly determine what grade is needed to be profitable under what metal price, or conversely what operating costs must be for it to be profitable....in either case whether Archie smiles on the project or not.  Spoiler Alert....Archie frowns much more often than he smiles!
Dr. Peter K.M. Megaw Consulting Exploration Geologist President of IMDEX/Cascabel and co-founder of MAG Silver. His Ph.D. work at the University of Arizona was an exploration-focused geological/geochemical study of the Santa Eulalia Ag-Pb-Zn District, Chihuahua and Carbonate Replacement Deposits (CRDs) of Mexico in general. He has published extensively on CRDs and Epithermal Vein deposits and is a frequent speaker at international academic and technical symposia. His primary exploration foci are CRDs and Epithermal Vein Deposits, which he has worked on throughout the Cordillera of North and South America, Ireland and Turkey.  Peter was awarded the Society of Mining Engineers 2012 Robert M. Dreyer Award for excellence in Applied Economic Geology and the PDAC 2017 Thayer Lindsley Award for Outstanding Exploration Success for the significant discoveries made by his team at Juanicipio-Fresnillo, Zacatecas; Platosa, Durango; and Cinco de Mayo-Pozo Seco, Chihuahua.

8:30 PM Wednesday May 22 Conclusion of Day Two of CTMF 2024 Conference

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NY SME’s 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2024)
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Monday May 20 - Wednesday May 22, 2024
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