Agenda

The agenda below shows the speakers; Revisit here for updates

Covid19 Update: we are in discussions about rescheduling this event. Revisit here for updates! 

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We hope to see you at
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SME’s 8th annual 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 an early-bird discount rate here.

CTMF is focused on trends and issues that impact raising capital in mining and exploration. Hear and meet leaders discussing best practices and case studies about how to manage risks, operate in a fast changing environment; learn about
the impact of global trade and disrupted mineral supply chains and rising demand for critical, battery and raw materials driven by technology; discuss policy fostering investment and development of mineral resources and communicating and managing ESG, environment and economic development goals - and more.

Attendees and speakers are qualified experts and
decision makers. They are owners and executives of private and public mining and exploration companies and bankers, financiers, advisers and investors in mining, exploration and infrastructure projects. The format containing engaging round table panels has time for audience Q&A and opportunity to meet with all attending. Get your questions answered.

Speakers will discuss solutions, risks as well as opportunities. All will focus on how managers and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risk, and environmental, political and financial risks.

Meet with people funding projects and decision makers working world wide in minerals, mining, processing and related infrastructure at
breakfast, morning and evening refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions and workshops. Let us know if you want to be a sponsor. Send us your eois to speak and suggest a topic. Register now at an early-bird rates. See the agenda below.

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

The agenda is focused on technical, non-technical and financial issues and key trends impacting raising capital, in more than 35 round table panel discussions with audience Q&A. Learn from the experiences and best practices of many key decision makers in the global mining business.

  • Learn about new forms and methods and structures of financing exploration, mines and mining and related infrastructure
  • Hear and meet experts advising private equity, private placements and funding of projects and varied structures using project finance and alternative sources of available capital including royalty, streaming, pre-production payments, as well as use of block chain and tokenization
  • Discuss with many leaders new technology, innovative ways of operating and other issues and trends impacting the industry, including what some governments are doing to encourage investment in mining and related sectors as well as important societal, ESG and other risks.

There is time to meet influential banking and finance executives and advisers interpreting and presenting technical and non-technical data supporting analysis and financing of all types of mining projects, from sand and gravel, industrial minerals to base, precious and critical minerals and bulk mineral commodities. Members of the New York area business community are welcome to register to attend any of the workshops and receptions. Organizers may need to close registration early.

Revisit this page for updates to the agenda. We hope you join us!

Meet colleagues during breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunches, evening receptions and workshops at NY SME's Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) conferences

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NY SME extends a special thank you to all of the sponsors and speakers. Thank you Shearman & Sterling, the host of CTMF 2020. CTMF 2020 will start at Noon on Sunday May 10 and end at 4:30 PM Wednesday May 13, 2020. Content, order and times may change. Thank you Sponsors!

Sunday May 10, 2020 - Two Workshops at New York Marriott East Side Hotel at 525 Lexington Avenue, at 49th St. Noon for lunch; Start at 12:30 PM; Refreshment break at ~2:45 PM; Workshop ends at 4:30 PM. For workshop descriptions and instructors' bios visit here

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 All are welcome to register to attend a reception at the New York Marriott East Side Hotel at 525 Lexington Ave., at 49th St. All must register in advance. Sunday workshop registration fees include the fee for the Sunday welcome reception. Conference registration includes the Monday and Tuesday receptions.

Guest speaker Chris Taylor, M.Sc., P.Geo. Director; President & CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltd will talk about Great Bear Resources' Fundamental Science-First Approach to Exploration.

Sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Énergir; Golder Associates; Great Bear Resources: RESPEC Consulting; and SynTerra Corporation

Monday May 11, 2020 - Day One of the Conference from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
at Shearman & Sterling LLP at 599 Lexington Avenue, at corner of 53rd Street
Content, order and times are subject to change

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by Behre Dolbear Group

8:20 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks by Conference Chair and Host

8:30 AM I.1 Capital Markets Review Trends in Mining – Shearman Room

Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank: Michael Cramer, P.Eng., Managing & Technical Director, Global Industrials, Metals & Mining
BNP Paribas: Carlos A. Urquiaga, Managing Director, Head of the Americas, Structured Debt Metals & Mining

  • What is the current environment and outlook? What sources of capital are helping miners to survive?
  • What are the key drivers? How much capital has been raised in private, public markets, stock exchanges, etc.?
  • What are debt, credit and investor trends in mining telling us about performance and risk today?
  • Are junior, medium & large companies, brown and green field projects getting funded? How? Where?

9:15 AM I.2 - Disruption in Mining Finance: Investment in Mining and Social Capital – Shearman Room

Commonwealth Bank of Australia:
Alain Halimi, Director, Project & Specialized Finance, Americas - to be confirmed
Ernst & Young:
Jeff Swinoga, CPA, CA, MBA, Partner, National Mining & Metals Industry Co-Leader
Miller Thomson LLP: Sandra Gogal, Partner, Leader, Aboriginal 
Mining & Development Services LLC: Dr. John R. Craynon, P.E., President (Ch)

Join us for an engaging discussion about on-going changes in mining today. Return on investment for mining operations has principally focused on the payback from cash flows resulting from the product being mined. Many operations may have similar projected returns but differ greatly in the ease with which they can be developed. In light of the attention on obtaining social license and ensuring local communities benefit, along with the continuing need for environmental protection, using an evaluation of an operation's potential impact on social and other capital may allow investors to compare projects and communicate the “non-economic” benefits that a mining project may bring. What do owners, investors and advisers need to be thinking about?


10:00 AM Key Note: Active and Passive Investment in the Precious Metals Sector in the Changing Mine Finance Landscape

A fire side chat with Peter Grosskopf, Chief Executive Officer, Sprott Inc.; Managing Director, Sprott Resource Lending and Douglas Groh, Senior Portfolio Manager, Sprott USA. In addition to discussing the changing equity and mining finance markets and investing, lending and outlook for capital raising and financing gold projects and companies, Mr. Grosskopf and Mr. Groh will talk about the return of public equity investing through actively managed and dedicated funds as well as the risks and opportunities available to precious metals investors.


10:30 AM Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

10:50 AM I.3 Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends in the Current Capital Markets – Shearman Room

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP: Geoffrey Belsher, New York Office, Managing Partner - to be confirmed
Ernst & Young LLP: Robert Stall, MRICS, ASA, U.S. Mining & Metals Leader, Americas Director of the Capital Equipment Group, Transaction Advisory Services
To be announced
To be announced

What are the implications of recent capital market trends and recent mergers and acquisitions in the gold mining industry? What other mining sectors may be next? Will this result in better returns for shareholders? Will the industry continue to jettison non-material, non-core assets and write-downs? Is consolidation healthy? Are the capital markets and companies prepared to react or finance future expansion and maintaining operations? What is the outlook? What issues and metrics impact valuations, M&A, impairments, write-offs and deals getting done? How are changing ESG regulations and related issues being handled? Where is M&A activity greatest?

10:50 AM I.3A Investing in Industrial Minerals: What Makes Them Different? - Conference G/H

Golder Associates Inc.:
Jerry Gauntt, Associate & Business Development Leader: Mining North America
IMERYS: Douglas A. Smith, Vice President & General Manager Polymers and Coatings
Orion Resource Partners (USA) LP: Nick Michael,Technical Director
RESPEC Consulting: Tabetha Stirrett, P.Geo.,CPG, Co- President, Senior Geologist

This panel will review investing in industrial minerals projects and include both conventional and solution mining. Key criteria used to make investments decisions in both greenfield and brownfield industrial mineral projects will be debated. Challenges with industrial mineral project due diligence reviews will be highlighted. A leading industry producer will participate along with a mining finance professional and independent engineering advisers that work in the industrial minerals area.

10:50 AM I.3B Traceability in Mining: Enabling Transparency, Accountability, and Circularity – A Battery Sector Case Study – Boardroom E

Lithion Recycling: Benoit Couture, President
Nouveau Monde Graphite: Eric Desaulniers MSc., Geo. President and CEO
Optel Group: Ken Fallu, Global Head of Strategy, Mining and Environment
Propulsion Quebec: Simon Thibault,, Director (Ch)
World Economic Forum: Mathy Stanislaus, Interim Director of Global Battery Alliance


Mining has seen an increasing demand for material provenance from the Li-ion battery industry as well as environmental and social impact awareness. Political issues and resource scarcity have also created the need to better evaluate investments, optimize production and reduce losses. Until now, the industry has responded to these emerging concerns by establishing new standards covering responsible sourcing and ESG issues. This panel will cover, how traceability technologies are successfully used in other industries; how it help increase the product supply chains visibility for better asset and performance management and how it can transform a recycling value chain to create economic value and sustainability while reducing waste.

11:35 AM I.4 Impact of China on Global Mineral Supply Chains - Shearman Room

Baker McKenzie LLP: Greg McNab, Partner, Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Global Head of Mining (Ch)
Bradford Research, Inc.: Charles Bradford, President
Global Mining Capital Corp.: Keith Spence, President (Ch)
RPM Global: Philippe Baudry, Executive General Manager – Consulting & Advisory Services

This panel will highlight the rise of China as a global power, the impact of changing trade policies and tariffs, and Silk Road: Belt and Road initiative; and other issues concerning its macro-economic transformation. Panelists will also discuss the impact of President Trump’s trade policies, China’s changing raw materials and manufacturing policies on the global mining industry, global commodity demand and supply chains, as well as how its outbound investments, an alternative source of funding in mining, may impact commodity markets.


11:35 I.4A Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development - Conference Room G/H

BlackRock Metals Inc.: Sean Cleary, Chairman and CEO
Oreninc, SOAR Financial: Kai Hoffman, President
Red Cloud Securities: Chad Williams, P.Eng., Chairman and Founder (Ch)
SME and Eagle Mines Management: Robert Schafer, P.Geo., 2020 SME President and CEO (Ch)

How does the minerals industry and society assure consistent funding of exploration and its success to satisfy the demand of an electricity-driven, technology society of the future? How are explorers raising capital needed and overcoming the challenges of financing a private company from exploration through development and into construction? What are the latest trends? Are sophisticated, high net worth investors, private equity, strategic and royalty companies filling the breach? How? Where? On what basis and terms? Managers today need to understand how the private equity markets are responding and fulfilling the industry’s capital needs.

11:35 AM 1.4B Ethics and Trust in Mining: A Brave New World - Boardroom E

Ethikos:
René Villemure D.h.c., President
Stratalis Consulting:
George Hemingway, Partner, Head Of Innovation Practice

Many CEOs only know ethics through the prisms of ethical breaches or failures. Yet, ethics is essential for companies that aim to last in a changing world. The arrival of Millennials in the workforce, as employees, customers, citizen and soon, managers, is compelling CEOs to anticipate social change and revise priorities in order to meet millennials’ values or expectations. How should CEO’s in the mining industry envision this change in paradigm? For starters, ethics is not about “not doing anything wrong”, it is about fairness, about making the right choice, doing the right thing, which means much more than regulation and compliance. Ethics is about building an ethical capital so firms can better contribute to society while achieving their goals.

12:20 PM Key Note Speaker Lunch - Shearman and Conference G/H and other Rooms

12:35 PM Key Note Speaker - To be announced

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

Sponsored by Government of Quebec

1:30 PM I.5 Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different? – Shearman Room

Bloomberg Intelligence: Mike McGlone, Senior Commodity Analyst (Ch)
CPM Group: Jeffrey Christian, Managing Director (Ch)
HSBC: James Steel, Precious Metals Analyst
Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting: Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo, President

This panel will focus on discussion of key drivers and the outlook for the metals markets. What is China’s impact? How is the mining industry managing the price volatility seen and the cycle in recent years? Which sectors and trends are favorable? What technical and regional issues impact pricing and margins realized by miners? How will economic growth worldwide and locally impact pricing, supply and demand? What is the outlook near term?

1:30 PM I.5A Important Local, Federal, Government Tax Law Changes - Conference Room G/H

KPMG Canada: Penelope Woolford, Partner, International Corporate Tax Leader - to be confirmed
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced

Join this panel discussion about tax uncertainties faced by mining companies operating in various jurisdictions. How do leading companies manage the tax function in light of legislative changes? This panel will address ways in which mining companies mitigate their tax risk in an environment of change and uncertainty and will focus on the potential impact on the mining industry in light of several new recent tax law changes as well as discussion of pending and discussed complex prospective tax changes around the world.

1:30 PM 1.5B Government Policy Encouraging Investment and Development - Boardroom E

Societe du Plan Nord: Patrick Beauchesne, President, Director
HBW Resources LLP: James Voyles, Partner
To be announced
To be announced

Join this panel discussion about what and how governments encourage and foster investment in and support of mining, exploration and supply of mineral resources.

2:20 PM I.6 To Be Announced - Shearman Room

To be announced

2:20 PM I.6A How to Measure & Mitigate Risks in the Mining Industry - Conference Room G/H

Control Risks: Oliver Wack, Partner
Hatch Advisory: Karl Pearce, Global Director, Investment & Business Planning (Ch)
McGriff, Siebels & Williams, Inc.: W. Cliff Yeckes, P.G., Sr. Vice President & Environmental Services Practice Leader
Minetell: Michael Hartley, Founder & CEO (Ch)

What are risks? How can one define risk? Understanding risk exposure has never been more important. Managing uncertainty requires organizational capability and sufficient capacity to deliver effective and efficient risk management programs. Accountability, governance, risk, security and compliance often are not well understood, nor are there measures in place to provide reasonable assurance material risks are managed and controlled. This panel will speak of examples of work involving tailings failures and relations with local communities and best practices and methods.

2:20 PM I.6B U.S. SEC Rule S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants: Are you Ready for 2021? - Boardroom E

Missouri University Of Science & Technology: Kwame Awuah Offei, Associate Professor Of Mining Engineering
Shearman & Sterling, LLP: Jason Lehner, Partner
Roscoe Postle Associates: Deborah McCombe, P.Geo, Director, President & CEO, Principal Geologist
SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.: Ben Parsons, MSc, MAusIMM (CP), Principal Consultant (Resource Geologist) (Ch)

Since the October 2018 announcement by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about replacing Industry Guide 7, (IG7) there has been allot of interest about the impact of the changes on mineral property disclosure, valuation and due diligence. This panel will compare old Industry Guide IG7, with SME’s Guide for Reporting Exploration Information, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and other CRIRSCO codes, guides, and standards; discuss the impact on Qualified Persons (QPs), Qualified Person Firms, Reliance on Third Parties, Independence of Qualified Persons; Reporting under S-K 1300 for Canadian registrants including MJDS and non MJDS filers, differences in the format of technical reports under NI 43-101 and S-K 1300 and Materiality, Confidentiality, Aggregation of properties in applying S-K 1300. Are you ready for 2021?

3:10 PM Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

3:30 PM 1.7 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Two Panels - Shearman Room

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: Andrew Miller, Product Director
CRU: Alex Laugharne, Principal Consultant, Consulting
House Mountain Partners: Chris Berry, President (Ch)
McKinsey & Company: Ken Hoffman, Co-Head Battery Materials
Technology Metals Research, LLC.: Jack Lifton, Founding Principal
To Be Announced

What is the outlook for critical raw materials? Where should people focus their attention? What are the key challenges funding future supply of battery and rare earth metals? What is the appropriate level of exploration spending and new project development? What are the best projects and technologies driving the market? What are the key drivers of demand and current supply outlook for the key raw materials? When will industry consumers step into the mining and processing business? Will they? Where are key shortages expected?

In recent years there is growing interest and technology developments and investment trends impacting critical mineral supply chains, including lithium, cobalt and nickel for example. This panel in two parts will highlight key challenges, end product and mining trends that impact financing mining, battery, energy storage and power generation. What are the challenges and constraints the financial and investment community face and opportunities to bring a new project to market in the battery metals space and difficulties associated with attracting capital to bring projects from concept to reality? This discussion of these and other related topics will be in two parts.

3:30 PM I.7A Why Some Projects Succeed & Some Fail: Two Panels – Conference Room G/H

Colorado School of Mines: Dr. Kadri Dagdelan, Professor, Mining Engineering

Independent Mining Consultants: John M. Marek P.E., RM-SME, President
Independent Project Analysis (IPA): Baqun Ding (Ch)
Samuel Engineering: Al Kuestermeyer, Senior Process Engineer / Expert (Ch)

This two-part panel will be about why capital cost over-runs occur and how and describe some means of improving capital productivity by using technology and other means from a lender’s and owners’ perspective. What can investors, funders and managers do to improve the interpretation and delivery of results according to plan? The first panel will discuss key drivers, issues and trends and explain why capital costs are difficult to estimate and manage. A second panel will talk about tools and ways investors, funders and owners manage or execute projects on time, in budget and how investors relying on or interpreting company’s NI 43-101, JORC reports and other studies can best interpret data in hand.

3:30 PM I.7B Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities - Boardroom E

Capstone Headwaters: Ray M. McCormick, Managing Director, Energy & Natural Resources (Ch)
Golder Associates Inc.: Mathew Oommen, Ph.D, Mining Practice Leader, Associate
Northcott Capital: Richard Reeves, Managing Director (Ch)
PMV Research LLC: Michael Spohn, Independent Investment Analyst, Natural Resources

This panel will examine key drivers influencing investment and capital spending in and the outlook for the energy markets, including discussion of coal, uranium and oil and gas, in contrast to precious and other metals markets in North America and world-wide highlighting where the opportunities are. What is China’s impact? How does price volatility, changing regulations and technical and technology issues impact the outlook and these sectors the most, including margins realized? How does global and local economic growth and trade negotiations impact the outlook, investor sentiment and opportunities?

4:20 PM I.8 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Part Two - Shearman Room

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: Andrew Miller, Product Director
CRU: Alex Laugharne, Principal Consultant, Consulting
House Mountain Partners: Chris Berry, President (Ch)
McKinsey & Company: Ken Hoffman, Co-Head Battery Materials
Technology Metals Research, LLC.: Jack Lifton, Founding Principal
To Be Announced

What is the outlook for critical raw materials? Where should people focus their attention? What are the key challenges funding future supply of battery and rare earth metals? What is the appropriate level of exploration spending and new project development? What are the best projects and technologies driving the market? What are the key drivers of demand and current supply outlook for the key raw materials? When will industry consumers step into the mining and processing business? Will they? Where are key shortages expected?

In recent years there is growing interest and technology developments and investment trends impacting critical mineral supply chains, including lithium, cobalt and nickel for example. This panel in two parts will highlight key challenges, end product and mining trends that impact financing mining, battery, energy storage and power generation. What are the challenges and constraints the financial and investment community face and opportunities to bring a new project to market in the battery metals space and difficulties associated with attracting capital to bring projects from concept to reality? This discussion of these and other related topics will be in two parts.

4:20 PM I.8A Why Some Projects Succeed & Some Fail: Part Two – Conference Room G/H

Behre Dolbear: Reinis Sipols P.E., Senior Associate
Doré Copper Mining Corporation: Ernest Mast, P.Eng, M.Eng., President and CEO
RPMGlobal: Akoo Avakash Patel, P.Eng., President, Advisory and Consulting – Americas (Ch)
Stantec: Jon Treen, Senior Vice President (Ch)

This two-part panel will be about why capital cost over-runs occur and how and describe some means of improving capital productivity by using technology and other means from a lender’s and owners’ perspective. What can investors, funders and managers do to improve the interpretation and delivery of results according to plan? The first panel will discuss key drivers, issues and trends explaining why capital costs are difficult to estimate and manage. A second panel will talk about tools and ways investors, funders and owners manage or execute projects on time, in budget and how investors relying on or interpreting company’s NI 43-101, JORC reports and other studies can best interpret data in hand.

4:20 PM I.8B Sustainable Mining and the Water-Energy Nexus - Boardroom E

Black & Veatch: Jim Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Mining (Ch)
ICMM Water Working Group: Dr. Hubert Fleming: Co-Chairman and previously Head, Water Management, Anglo American plc
International Finance Corporation: Raymi C. Beltran, Principal Environmental Specialist, Environment & Social Sector Lead, Energy & Mining
To be announced

Sustainable development will continue to be a growing force in the mining industry, particularly as global pressures drive demand for the metals and minerals that the mining industry provides. Water is a critical component in mining operations, and effective water management has long been a focus for miners as they work to improve water efficiency, reduce environmental impacts and support local community development. All ICMM member companies are committed to energy efficiency, emission reductions and long-term decarbonization efforts. There is a direct relationship, or nexus, between Water and Energy at a mine – this panel will explore the nexus and provide insights into how the major miners are tackling water and energy sustainability.

5:10 PM I.9 What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital? - Shearman Room

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.: Antonio Pichardo, Director Structured Debt, Metals & Mining - to be confirmed
ING Capital:
Remko van de Water, Head Metals & Mining, Americas

Orion Mine Finance: Jonathon Lamb, Portfolio Manager
RPA/ SLR Consulting
: Richard J. Lambert, P.E., P.Eng., Technical Director, US Mining Advisory (Ch)

To be announced

  • How is today different than in years past for operators, lenders and investors agreeing on terms
  • Is the outlook more favorable for miners than one year ago? Why? Where? How good is it? Is it real?
  • What are key issues, costs and terms that mining company management need to be aware of?
  • Where are the opportunities? What types of deals technically and structurally are finding capital?

6:00 PM Conclusion of Day One of the Conference

6:00 - 8:00 Reception at the New York Marriott Hotel East Side - Register in advance. You do not have to attend the conference to register more than one person to attend. Visit receptions.
Sponsored by Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Great Bear Resources; SRK Consulting

8:00 PM Conclusion of Day One of the Conference

Below is Carlos A. Urquiaga, Managing Director & Head of BNP Paribas’ Mine Financing Team for the Americas.
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Please revisit this page for updates and changes.

Tuesday May 12, 2020 - Day Two of the Conference from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
at Shearman & Sterling LLP at 599 Lexington Avenue, at 53rd Street
Content and order is subject to change. Download schedule here.

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast

Sponsored by Behre Dolbear Group

8:40 AM II.1 Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments - Shearman Room

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.: Antonio Pichardo, Director Structured Debt, Metals & Mining - to be confirmed
KPMG LLP Canada: Keno Chan, Partner, U.S. Corporate Tax - to be confirmed
Sandstorm Gold Royalties:
Erfan Kazemi, CPA, CA, CFA, Chief Financial Officer - to be confirmed
Shearman & Sterling, LLP:
Anthony Lepere, Partner, Project Development & Finance Group (Ch)

White & Case LLP: Oliver Wright, Partner, Metals & Mining
To be announced

This panel will discuss varied sources and structures of capital available for miners focusing on the benefits and use and importance of streaming, royalty, pre-payments, commodity-trade facilities and traditional sources of capital today in the exploration, junior and mining sectors. The panelists will highlight legal and tax attributes and issues associated with the varied sources of capital in mining today. They will also discuss case studies where royalties and streams have been successful and what the trends have been like for the use of these in consort with, and at times, in place of the capital markets.

8:40 AM II.1A Estimating and Managing Operating and Acquisition Costs - Conference Room G/H

InfoMine USA, Inc.: Jennifer Leinart, L.G., Director, President (Ch)
Roscoe Postle Associates: Grant Malensek, M.Eng., P.Eng./P.Geo., Principal Engineer (Ch)
Seabridge Gold Inc.: Jay S. Layman, Director, President & Chief Operating Officer
Troilus Gold Corporation: Paul Pint, CPA, CA, President

The mining industry faces allot of issues including often over-paying for assets while productivity, grade and returns on investment, on average are declining. What can companies do to better estimate and manage costs? What are useful benchmarks and measures management and investors can use? What are examples of best practices, methods and tools used to overcome the challenges managers and miners face to expand resources with declining ore grades, the need to go deeper, and comply with more regulations while working to realize above average returns for shareholders.

8:40 AM II.IB Quebec’s James Bay Alliance: A Case Study of Collaboration - Boardroom E

Fasken: Frank Mariage, Partner, Global Mining Group
Laurentian Bank Securities:
Angelina Mehta, P. Eng, MBA, LLM, Director, Mining, Investment Banking (Ch)
Quebec Precious Metals Corporation:
Normand Champigny, CEO & Director
To be announced

This panel will highlight several recent developments, reflecting cooperative discussions among key individuals, entities and principals about fostering economic, mining and related infrastructure development in Quebec's James Bay region - which is a model the world has been taking notice of. Join us for a lively, engaging discussion about the latest hearing the perspective of the Quebec funds, Indigenous communities and others involved generating increased investment in this region.

9:30 AM II.2 Green/ESG Finance: A New Source of Funding for the Mining Sector - Shearman Room

ING Capital: Anne van Riel, Head Sustainable Finance Americas
Shearman & Sterling LLP:
Cynthia Urda Kassis, Co - Head of Mining & Metals Group, Partner, Project Development & Finance (Ch)
To be announced
To be announced

Commercial banks and others providing debt financing to the mining sector today are focused on developing “green/ESG-linked financing” products across all industry sectors, including mining. This panel will discuss the state of this market; available products including key terms; the circumstances in which miners can access these products; and the pros/cons of such products from a mining company’s perspective. The panel will discuss as the benefits of this type of finance the reputational benefits, access to new pools of capital, greater certainty in securing approvals and execution and in some cases reduced funding costs and will note there can be “strings” such as more upfront diligence, ongoing monitoring and third-party verification. These products can be available to fund major capital expenditures (such as water optimization projects, projects that switch fossil fuel energy to renewable energy sources, and replacing aging equipment with newer more fuel efficient or otherwise environmentally friendly equipment such as slurry pipelines replacing a diesel-powered truck fleet) as well as smaller debottlenecking and community relations projects.

9:30 AM II.2A Corporate Tailings Stewardship as Pertains to Investment Risk - Conference Room G/H

Stantec: Andrew Watson, VP and Mining Sector Leader
Strata-Geo, LLC: Troy Meyer, P.E., P.Eng., Principal Owner
Tierra Group International, Ltd.: Matt Bender, P.E., Director Metallurgy
Tierra Group International, Ltd.: Matt Fuller, LEG, P.Geo., Founding Principal (Ch)

Recent tailings dam failures in Canada, Australia, and Brazil have heightened the awareness of social, environmental, economic, criminal, and investment risks associated with mining investments. This panel presents key considerations during pre-investment due diligence to minimize potential post-investment risks attributable to mining company’s tailings operations, which include; the “reality” of potential tailings risks, roles and responsibilities necessary to safely design and operate tailings storage facilities, and current tailings governance industry standards of care. Presentations will conclude with several recent tailings due-diligence case studies. In closing, the panel will discuss misconceptions in the current state of tailings “de-risking”, during pre-investment due diligence.

9:30 AM II.I2B Investing and Operating in Quebec - Boardroom E

Consultant: Mining & Exploration Analytics: Eric Lemieux, M.Sc., P.Geo., Mining Analyst (Ch)

Societe du Plan Nord: Jocelyn Douheret, Director, Business Office
SOQUEM Inc.:
Serge Perreault, Géo., M.Sc., Interim Vice President, CEO (Ch)
To be announced


Join this panel to hear about the latest trends, issues and policies impacting operating in and fostering investment in and development of Quebec's mining industry today.

10:20 AM Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

10:40 AM II.3 Investing and Operating in USA - Shearman Room

HBW Resources LLP:
James Voyles, Partner
Stuart Sanderson
, former President & Chief Operating Officer, Colorado Mining Association (CMA)
To be announced
To be announced

Investing in America is an increasingly attractive proposition. In the past three years there has been an impressive rise in the stock market, GDP, consumer and business optimism are soaring, and capital investments are on the rise. A substantial factor in this upward trend is directly tied to recent U.S. federal efforts to cut red tape and restrictions on domestic markets without sacrificing safety or environmental stewardship. The mining sector is a substantial benefactor of America’s progress and the deregulatory effort. This panel will explore the regulatory reasons as to why investing in American minerals has never made more sense.

10:40 AM II.3A Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration - Conference Room G/H

Colorado School of Mines: M. Stephen Enders, Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering
Cornell University: Karin E. Olson Hoal, Wold Family Professor (Ch)
Windfall Geotek Inc: Michel Fontaine, President & CEO
To be announced

Improved integration of data and use of technology, including geometallurgy can improve outcomes and add value. Applying new techniques of de-risking is an opportunity for investors and management to realize higher returns, use cost effective and means to avoid problems, e.g. when subsurface knowledge is not used or in prediction of potentially costly environmental scenarios and or get financing for e.g. infill drilling, further studies or convert resources to reserves. Companies that use integrated, technical de-risking methods can be rewarded. Innovation in mining and investors asking more from management has become de rigueur.

10:40 AM II.3B Owners’ & Investment Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked? - Boardroom E

What is needed for an appropriate technical due diligence review? At times there are disconnects between an investor’s due diligence requirements and procedures and methods used by consultants and consulting firms performing independent due diligence reviews. Investors often rely on limited and possibly inaccurate information or may not fully understand what is needed in technical due diligence and may erroneously instruct the consultant with due diligence tasks. Due diligence reviews are important to investment decisions. Poor due diligence then leads to poor investment returns. This panel will discuss the needs of the investment community which could then be used to develop best industry practices and standards.

11:30 AM II.4 To be announced - Shearman Room

11:30 AM II.4A Solar Development on Brownfield Mine Properties - Conference Room G/H

BQ Energy LLC: Paul F. Curran, Managing Director (Ch)

SynTerra Corporation: Steve Gardner, P.E., SME-RM, Vice President, Special Projects, Principal
To be announced
To be announced

This panel will highlight the opportunities mine properties across the country are well suited for, e.g. solar development. Solar parks are efficient re-uses of land like reclaimed strip mines, landfills and superfund sites which use is supported and encouraged by EPA and state environmental agencies. Solar assets provide lease revenue, local energy supply, green energy credits and redevelopment investment to land that has little other opportunities. Landowners can participate at different levels to create new jobs and business opportunities.

11:30 AM II.4B Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy and the Expanding Workforce Technical Gap - Boardroom E

Colorado School of Mines: Eur.Ing., Dr. Corby G. Anderson, QP, CEng, FIMMM, FIChemE, Harrison Western Professor, Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy; Assistant Director, Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling; Director, Mining Engineering Department & George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
Virginia Tech: Michael Karmis, Stonie Barker Professor, the Department of Mining and Minerals Engineering and Director, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research – to be confirmed

This will be a two-part discussion. One part will be about the history and impact of Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy. In some key developments, entirely new industries were created and propelled by this sector of innovation. Brief case studies of the development and implementation of key technologies such as flotation, cyanidation, aluminum production, Rare Earths, copper electrorefining and copper solvent extraction will be presented. Current opportunities and growing critical challenges in the lack of Western World intellectual capital investment and development will also be discussed.

The second part of this session about the expanding gap of qualified professionals in mining. Workforce development and availability is a major challenge facing the minerals industry. Furthermore, the transition to the “Mine of the Future” requires the development of a “Digital Workforce” with new skills, having constant access to connectivity, working on an autonomous environment and be able to make real time operating decisions. In short, miners around the world must be transformed from blue-collar mine workers to white-collar technicians. Mining Engineers, who dominate the development, design, operations and management of the mines, also have to be transitioned to this new environment. First, the current curriculum of the discipline has to be changed, both in content and in format, to achieve a new depth v. breadth balance. The presentation will discuss these workforce challenges and will address the serious concern of approaching a critical mass level in the mining engineering programs and faculty in the USA.

12:20 PM Key Note Speaker Lunch

12:35 PM Key Note Speaker - 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.


1:30 PM II.5 Emerging ESG Issues in Mining - Shearman Room

Citibank: Frazer Lanier, Vice President, Environmental and Social Risk Management
ING Capital, LLC:
Melisa Simic, Vice President, ESG Risk Advisory
Ramboll:
Sharon Maharg, Senior Managing Consultant, International Finance & ESIA Services (Ch)

Resource Stakeholders, LLC: Jodi Liss, Director
Social Capital Group s.a.c.:
Walter Arensberg, Managing Director (Ch)


This panel will discuss certain ESG issues as they relate to Mining, including Biodiversity, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Land Acquisition, Sustainable Energy (i.e., water, energy usage), Climate Change, Reporting, Beneficiation; and the recent updates to lenders’ standards, including the new Equator Principles IV that were launched in October 2019.

1:30 PM II.5A Digital Transformation: Use of Artificial Intelligence - Conference Room G/H

McGill University, Mining Engineering Department: Dr. Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, Professor and Canada Research Chair, and Director of COSMO: Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory (Ch)
SCM Decisions, LLC: Michael Samis, Ph.D., P. Eng., Principal (Ch)
SRK Consulting: Antoine Cate, Ph.D., Senior Consultant, Structural Geology
To be announced

1:30 PM II.5B Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How? – Boardroom E

Integra Resources: Joshua Serfass, VP Corporate Development
Mining Stock Daily: Trevor Hall, President (Ch)
Orion Mine Finance: Ruby Barrickman, P.E., SME RM, Investment Associate
Private Investor: Luis Garcia, Online Influencer

A Millennial's Case for Gold, Silver and Explorers - Getting the attention of a new generation of mining investors is hard. Over the next decades, the United States is poised to experience the greatest value of wealth transferred from one generation to the next. Despite this fluidity, the next generation of investors have different approaches and practices to wealth, spending and investing. There are new ways to communicate that miners need to market to and redirect investor relations efforts. This panel will discuss how mining and exploration companies can more effectively position their brand and the industry among a new generation of investors. What values do these people look for? How can companies leverage themselves and attract the attention needed to tell their story? What are some creative disruptions we can use to better inform new investors of mining's value proposition?

2:20 PM II.6 Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, Stakeholder Interests - Shearman Room

Fasken: Tanneke Heersche, Partner, Global Mining Group (Ch)
RPA/ SLR: Simon Mendrum, Financial Sector Leader, North America
Skarn Associates: Mark Fellows, Partner (Ch)
To be announced

Miners and explorers face many challenges to implement changing ESG directives, policies, and regulations as well as manage stakeholders' expectations. This panel will explain the differences between CSR and ESG, principles involved of translating these into ratings and the importance and impact of these ratings and metrics have on financing, maintaining social license and valuations. Also discussed will be the challenges of integrating host country requirements and examples by some to measure and benchmark industry best practices and performance to achieve and stay compliant.

2:20 PM II.6A Digital Transformation: Use of Technology in Mining - Conference Room G/H

Proudfoot Consulting: Jon Wylie, President, Natural Resources (Ch)
RPM Global:
Sandep Sandhu, General Manager North America

To be announced
To be announced

This panel will discuss what digital transformation really is and will be geared more toward investors and financial stakeholders to provide a better understanding of what to look for and what questions to ask about technology implementation and how to get started, what to expect, how to benefit and lessons learned. Presented in plain language geared for those who have little to no understanding of digital transformation terminology, to those that are savvy and engaged with active technology adoption. A must for those that would like have a better understanding of pitfalls, lessons learned, successful strategies and best practices.

2:20 PM II.6B Investing in and Operating in Mexico - Boardroom E

Accendo Banco: Javier Reyes de la Campa, Chairman - to be confirmed
Gustavson Associates:
Don Hulse, Vice President, Mining (Ch)

Shearman & Sterling LLP: Alexander M. Padres, Project Development & Finance Partner (Ch)
Sonora Mining Cluster: Alberto Orozco Garza, President

Join this panel to hear about the latest trends, issues and policies impacting operating in and fostering investment in and development of Mexico's mining industry today.

3:10 PM Refreshment Break

Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

3:30 PM II.7 Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining - Shearman Room

Bloomberg NEF - New Energy Finance: Sharon Mustri, Metals & Mining Analyst
Énergir: Guillaume Broussard, LL.B, Director, Development & LNG
Hatch Advisory: Susan McGeachie, Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Ch)
Resource Capital Funds: James R. des Cognets, Analyst (Ch)

How are miners and financiers navigating new sustainability and ESG ratings? What are the impacts of these ratings? How can mining and metals companies reduce the carbon intensity? What are the key greenfield and brownfield developer consideration operations? What are miners doing to measure carbon emissions, energy intensity, water usage and other ESG parameters at a mining asset level. How best to measure and evaluating the impact of risk mitigation efforts on mining project funding and investment.

3:30 PM II.7A Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and Opportunities - Conference G/H

Colorado School of Mines: George Sowers, PhD, Professor of Space Resources at the CSM Center for Space Resources and retired Chief Scientist of United Launch Alliance
Near Earth LLC: Hoyt Davidson, Founder and Managing Partner (Ch)
New Space Analytics LLC:
Brad Blair, Managing General Partner (Ch)
Penguin Automated Systems Inc.: Greg Baiden, PhD, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer

Space resources are gaining in popularity in the media and government. The Space Mining panel will present updates on the technical, market and business case for Lunar Mining. When will celestial resources become economic? The dialogue will focus on primary and byproduct ores, markets and customers for lunar resources, primary risks, mineral exploration uncertainty, current levels of government and private investment and partnership opportunities. The current state of technology readiness will be assessed, including mineral processing plants, excavation and haulage equipment and requirements for mechanization and automation. Hear top experts give you their assessment of the latest about various commercial efforts.

3:30 PM II.7B Resource & Reserve Definitions: What are Best Techniques & Practices – Boardroom E

Behre Dolbear Group: Bernard Guarnera, Director, Principal
GeoGlobal:
Abani Samal, PhD., CPG, RM-SME, Fellow SEG, Principal
Roscoe Postle Associates:
Deborah McCombe, P.Geo, Director, President & CEO, Principal Geologist
Wood Plc: Chris Wright, P.Geo., Technical Director Resource Estimation and Geometallurgy (Ch)

Industry Best Practice in Mineral Resource Mineral Reserve Confidence Classification is not “witch craft” or “more art than science”. International reporting codes have specific guidelines, and there are industry best practices for resource confidence classification. This panel will discuss methods and information including the use of manual vs probabilistic resource estimates, that potential investors should look for to assure that best practice is being followed in the assessment of mineral resource confidence categorization.

4:20 PM II.8 Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in Mining & Minerals Sector in the Americas - Shearman Room

Gold X Mining Corp.: Rich Munson B.A.,J.D., L.L.M, CEO, Corporate Secretary, Director
Mining Journal: Paul Harris, Editor of Latin America (Ch)
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced

This panel will ask these and other questions: Are miners and mining investment experiencing a return to perennial jurisdictions such as Canada and the US? What has happened elsewhere South of the Border? Is mining investment able to overcome the changing winds? What about governments mediating between communities and miners? Are miners adjusting? What is working? Which governments are doing things to attract investment? What works? What is the outlook?

5:10 PM Closing Remarks by Conference Chair

5:15-7:00 Reception at Shearman & Sterling

Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling and SRK Consulting

7:00 PM Conclusion of Day Two of the Conference

Wednesday May 13, 2020 - Four Workshops at Shearman & Sterling LLP at 599 Lexington Avenue, at 53rd Street. Select one of two morning workshops: Breakfast 7:45 AM, Start 8:30 AM, End 11:30 AM, Lunch Ends 1 PM and or join us at either of the two afternoon workshops: Join us for lunch at Noon, the afternoon workshops start at 12:30 and ends at about 4 PM.

Wednesday May 1, 20209 from 8 to 11:30 AM prior to lunch 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 lunch from Noon to 1 PM at Shearman & Sterling
All Wednesday workshop attendees are welcome to attend lunch starting at about 11:45 AM to 1 PM before the start of the afternoon workshop and official end of the Conference.
Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling

Wednesday May 13, 2020 from Noon to 4 PM - Starting after lunch at Shearman & Sterling
The fifth and sixth workshops will start at 12:30 PM. If registering to attend this workshop, please join us for lunch, promptly before Noon

V. The value of cost estimating of mining projects at the scoping stage led by Jennifer Leinart, L.G. President, InfoMine USA, Inc. CostMine and
Sam Blakely, Cost Analyst/Geologist, InfoMine USA, Inc., 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

Wednesday May 1, 2020 - the CTMF Conference ends at 4 PM

Read about the workshops here and join the CTMF sponsors

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Join us for five informative, interactive workshops - read about them here Get your questions answered!

Read about the workshops here. Throughout CTMF 2020 there will be time to meet one-on-one key influential banking, finance and industry executives and advisers working all around the world.

Below is Anthony O'Neill, Group Executive, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc giving his key note talk about FutureSmart Mining TM at CTMF 2017. Many leading companies and experts attend CTMF. Join us!
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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, Economic Geologist, Community Engagement, Investor Relations Officer, Auditor, VP of Underwriting, Credit Research, Environmental Services Practice Leader and Appraiser.

Shown below are delegates attending panel discussion re Engaging Stakeholders for Long Term Project Success
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New York SME thanks all sponsors and
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Below was an engaging panel discussion at CTMF 2017 that was about Restructuring Mining Companies: Second Chance for Success. We invite you to submit your expressions of interest to speak as soon as possible.
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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.

In addition to engaging panel discussions, CTMF offers all the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. We hope you join us! We invite you to submit your expressions of interest to speak as soon as possible.
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We hope to see you at CTMF 2020!
Save the dates - Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020
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 TM
Revisit this website for updates about CTMF 2020. The schedule and speakers are subject to change. Space is limited. The organizers monitor registrations and may need to close registration early. Some registered delegates may be asked to be present in a second and or third board rooms that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference room and or to the track two conference room. 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. Join the sponsors For hotel suggestions click here We invite you to join SME and visit the SME's Bookstore Catalog with a selection of economic and business texts about mining.