Program Agenda

CTMF 2019 Agenda with Speakers is below

We invite you to submit eois to speak, suggest topics and speakers and be a sponsor at CTMF 2020 as soon as possible. Check back to this site for updates about the 8th CTMF conference on Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020 at the same venues. The 2020 agenda will be similar to the 2019 schedule here. Thank you sponsors of CTMF 2019 and special thanks to 2019 Diamond Sponsors BNP ParibasRoscoe Postle AssociatesRPM GlobalShearman & Sterling, and SME We invite you to CTMF 2020 where all can meet one on one during breakfasts, morning and evening refreshment breaks, lunches, evening receptions and workshops. Registration will open soon. Share this link with others

Below is a roster of many firms that attended CTMF 2019

CMTF 2020 will focus on the outlook, key trends and issues impacting raising capital, mergers and consolidation in the global mining industry. Speakers will discuss solutions, risks and opportunities and how management and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risk, including environmental, political and financial risk.

There will be multiple panel discussions about market trends and issues impacting deals being done, and panels addressing rapid, pivotal changes impacting financing projects and opportunities today. Join us to get your questions answered, meet and hear leaders discuss efforts to drive down cost, use innovative means to manage and reduce risks and add value.

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?"

Below are the key note speakers at CTMF 2019:  

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

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

Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior spoke about "Latest developments impacting mining in the U.S. and Navigating the U.S. permitting system and operating environment"

CTMF 2020 will also combine discussion of technical, non-technical and financial issues and trends impacting raising capital, with the experiences of many leading decision makers in the global mining business. For a one page schedule of 2019 events click here

  • Learn about new forms and methods of financing exploration, mines and mining and related infrastructure
  • Hear and meet experts advising private equity, making private placements and funding projects using traditional means, e.g. project finance as well as the alternative sources of available capital today including royalty, streaming and pre- production payments
  • Hear about 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.

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

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

Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms 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; ING; International Finance Corp/ 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 world wide 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 were at CTMF 2019: Abernathy MacGregor; Agapito Associates; Baker McKenzie; Behre Dolbear; Black & Veatach; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bradford Consulting; The Brattle Group; Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; Cementation USA; Clear Creek Digital; Colorado School of Mines; Columbia University Water Center; Control Risks; Cornell University; CPM Group; CRU; DLG Consultants; EARTHRES Group; ESG Consulting; Fasken Martineau DuMoulin; Fastmarkets; GeoGlobal; GE-Wabtec; Golder; Groff Engineering & Consulting LLC; Gustavson Associates; Hatch Advisory; Hatch; Hoal Consulting; House Mountain Partners; IDS GeoRadar; Independent Mining Consultants; InfoMine USA; Intera, Inc.; Kappes Cassidy & Associates; Lauras Liasons; LaszloPhoto; Lincoln Metallurgical; Lulea University of Technology; McGriff, Siebels & Williams; Millcreek Engineering; Miller Thomson; Mining Development Services, LLC; Mining Journal; Near Earth LLC; New Space Analytics LLC; NY SME; Panattoni Development Co.; Penguin Automated Systems.; PMV Research; Proudfoot Consulting; Ramboll; Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting; RESPEC; Riivos; Roscoe Postle Associates; RPM Global; Samuel Engineering; Sanford Rose Associates; SCM Decisions, LLC; Sepor Services LLC; Shearman & Sterling LLP; SME; Social Capital Group s.a.c.; SRK Consulting; Stagg Resource Consultants; Stantec; SynTerra Corp.; TAA Advisory; Technology Metals Research; The Climate Service; Tierra Group International; University of Delaware; University of Utah; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Watson Environmental; Weir International, Inc.; Westech Engineering; White & Case LLP; Wiley Rein LLP; Wood Plc; and others. We hope you can join us! Get your questions answered

Registration will open soon. Members of the New York area business community are welcome to register to attend any of the workshops. The organizers may need to close registration early*.

Below is the CTMF 2019 agenda showing the speakers and daily schedule of events

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


NY SME extends a special thanks to CTMF 2019 Diamond Sponsors and to all sponsors and supporters. All make CTMF 2019 possible. For a one page schedule of events click here

Thank you Shearman & Sterling, the host of CTMF 2019 and all Sponsors.

CTMF 2019 Agenda and Schedule - Starting at Noon on Sunday April 29 - Ending at 4:30 PM Wednesday May 1, 2019
Content, order and times are subject to change. Speakers' bios are here Check back for updates

Sunday April 28, 2019 - Two Workshops in the Afternoon
at New York Marriott East Side Hotel at 525 Lexington Avenue, at corner of 49th Street

Noon for lunch; Start at 12:30 PM; Refreshment break at ~2:45 PM; Workshop ends at 4:30 PM
For more information about the workshops including descriptions and instructors' bios visit here 

I. Mine to Mill Reconciliation and Assessment of Productivity of a Mining Project over its Life: Importance of Post Investment Reviews – led by Abani Samal, PhD, CPG, Principal, GeoGlobal, LLC and Peter Christensen, Principal, RESPEC

II. Political Risk - Recognizing Its Impact on Mining Operations, Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making – led by Michael Samis, PhD, P.Eng, Principal, SCM Decisions and team

Sunday April 28th 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. Space is limited for the Sunday reception to the first 100 registered. The Monday and Tuesday reception venues are larger. The registration fee to attend either of the Sunday Workshops includes the fee for the Sunday, April 28th evening reception. Conference registration includes the Monday and Tuesday receptions.

Sponsored by Golder Associates and Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Cementation

Monday April 29, 2019 - 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
Check back for updates. Content, order and times are subject to change
The speakers' bios are here

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored by Behre Dolbear

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

NY SME, Program Chair & Executive Director and TAA Advisory, LLC: Tim Alch, Managing Partner
NY SME, Chair, Abernathy MacGregor: Alan Oshiki, Executive Vice President
Shearman & Sterling LLP: Cynthia Urda Kassis, Co - Head of Mining & Metals Group, Partner, Project Development & Finance

8:30 AM I.1 Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining

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 – Show me the money!

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Alan Halimi, Managing Director, Metals & Mining (Ch)
Ernst & Young Canada: Jeff Swinoga, Canadian Metals and Mining Leader
White & Case LLP: Rebecca Campbell, Head,Global Mining & Metals Industry Group

  • How are deals and financings being structured right now? How are terms and conditions changing?
  • What are debt and credit trends in mining telling us about performance and risk today?
  • Which types of projects are attracting bankers, lenders, investors and alternative sources of capital?
  • What is the outlook? What or who are the potential near-term disruptive providers of mining finance?
  • What factors will make or break the adoption of these disruptive financing sources by the sector
  • What can we learn from other sectors – are they too evolving their financing sources and structures?

10:00 AM Key Note Speaker: Resource Capital Funds: Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head Partner of Private Equity Funds.

"Where are the Public Markets for Mining? And how do we get them back?"

Ross Bhappu will present his view of the mining sector that in recent years has not been of interest to 'generalist' investors because the industry has recently been poor at generating good returns for investors. Ross will discuss recent trends and data about money leaving the sector and investor sentiment about the sector being anemic, at best. He will also explain what
needs to be done to turn the ship and demonstrate that the mining industry can be a good sector in which to invest.

10:30 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

10:50 AM I.3 Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends – Shearman Room

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP: Geoffrey Belsher, New York Office, Managing Partner (Ch)
Ernst & Young LLP: Robert Stall, MRICS, ASA, U.S. Mining & Metals Leader, Americas Director of the Capital Equipment Group, Transaction Advisory Services
Shearman & Sterling, LLP: Anthony Lepere, Partner, Project Development & Finance group
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP: Andrew J. McLeod, Partner

What are the implications of the recent mergers, acquisitions in the gold mining industry? Is this the start of a larger consolidation trend? What other mining sectors may be next? Will this result in better returns for shareholders? Or lead to jettisoning of non-material, non-core assets and write-downs? Is consolidation healthy? What issues and metrics impact valuations, M&A, impairments, write-offs and deals getting done? Are more cross-border transactions coming? How are changing ESG regulations, best practices and related issues being handled? Where is M&A activity greatest?

10:50 AM I.3A Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different? - Conference Room G/H

Bloomberg Intelligence: Mike McGlone, Senior Commodity Analyst (Ch)
CPM Group:
Jeffrey Christian, Managing Director (Ch)
Raw Materials & Ironmaking Global Consulting: Dr. Joseph J. Poveromo, President
The World Bank: John Baffes, Senior Economist, Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment

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?

11:35 I.4 Investment Implications of U.S. SEC’s Rule S-K 1300 - Shearman Room

SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.: Ben Parsons BSc, MSc, MAusIMM (CP), Principal Consultant (Resource Geology) (Ch)
SRK Consulting: Matthew Sullivan, Consultant, Mining Economics
Shearman & Sterling, LLP:
 Jason Lehner, Partner, Co - Head Metals and Mining
Roscoe Postle Associates: Deborah McCombe, P.Geo, President & CEO, Principal Geologist

This panel will focus on the investment implications of the U.S. SEC’s Rule S-K 1300 and what it may mean for existing or new potential listings, and what mining companies may need to do to get their projects ready.

11:35 AM I.4A Critical Battery Trends’ Impact on Raw Materials Supply Chains - Conference Room G/H

Hatch Advisory: Robert Doyle, Regional Director, Investment & Business Planning (Ch)
Technology Metals Research, LLC: Jack Lifton, Co-Founder
Controlled Thermal Resources: Rod Colwell, CEO and Founding Director
House Mountain Partners: Chris Berry, President

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 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?

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

12:35 PM Key Note Speaker - Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region

"What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive"

Sponsored by Government of Quebec

Pierre Fitzgibbon was born in Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Montréal (HEC) and is a Quebec Chartered Professional Accountant. Before becoming involved in politics, Mr. Fitzgibbon served as managing partner at Walter Capital Partners, a private Equity Firm, between 2015 and 2018.

From 2007 to 2014, Mr. Fitzgibbon assumed the role of president and chief executive officer at Atrium Innovations, a company that develops, manufactures and markets value added products for the health and nutrition industry. From 2002 to 2007, he put his skills to work at National Bank Group, where he occupied the position of vice-chairman of National Bank Financial, where he mainly acted as head of investment banking and corporate finance services. He was also senior vice president of finance, technology and corporate affairs at National Bank of Canada. Previously, Mr. Fitzgibbon also held executive positions in finance, as well as in company and business development at Télésystème Mobiles International, Chase Capital Partners Hong Kong, Domtar and Peerless Carpet Corporation.

He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in auditing and consulting services. Over the last few years, Mr. Fitzgibbon has served on several boards of directors, including that of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, WSP, Héroux-Devtek, TC Transcontinental, Cycle Capital Management, Neptune Technologies, Lumenpulse and Arianne Phosphate. This committed businessman is involved in his community
and in several organizations, including until recently, the Fondation du Dr Julien.

1:30 PM I.5 Important Local, Federal, Government Tax Law Changes – Shearman Room

KPMG Canada: Penelope Woolford, Partner, International Corporate Tax Leader (Ch)
First Quantum Minerals Limited: David Silvestro, Head of Tax
KPMG LLP Canada: Keno Chan, Partner, U.S. Corporate Tax 
Lundin Mining Corporation: Theresa Murakami, CA, Director, Tax

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 I.5A Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and Opportunities - Conference Room G/H

Colorado School of Mines: Jamal Rostami, PhD, Hadden/Alacer Gold Endowed Chair, Director of the Excavation Engineering and Earth Mechanics Institute (EMI), Department of Mining Engineering (Ch)
New Space Analytics LLC, Brad Blair, Managing General Partner
Penguin Automated Systems Inc.: Greg Baiden, PhD, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer
Near Earth LLC: Hoyt Davidson, Founder and Managing Partner

This panel will discuss the current technical, market and business case for Lunar Mining. The dialogue will focus on identifying primary and byproduct ores, markets and customers for lunar resources, the current state of technology readiness, primary risks, lunar exploration & excavation, requirements for mechanization and automation, financing options and investment opportunities.

2:20 PM I.6 Navigating Financial Assurance Requirements for Mines – Shearman Room

McGriff, Siebels & Williams, Inc.: W. Cliff Yeckes, P.G., Sr. Vice President & Environmental Services Practice Leader (Ch)
Colorado School of Mines, Graham A. Davis, PhD, Professor Emeritus
PolyMet Mining, Inc.: Patrick Keenan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
AXA XL: Patrick Dougherty, Vice President, Regional Director, Commercial Bonds

Mines must provide financial assurance (FA) to satisfy environmental compliance, reclamation, closure and post closure obligations. While jurisdictional requirements differ; cash, letters of credit, surety bonds and combinations thereof are most often utilized. How these instruments are secured, their cost and collateralization is based on the quality of the miner’s financials. Understanding each instrument is the first step. However, balancing the ratios of these instruments is key to a successful financial assurance package that will satisfy all participating parties. This panel will discuss the regulatory basis for the FA, the types of products which will satisfy the FA, securing those products, optimal FA structures, collateralization, attracting investors and recent examples.

2:20 PM I.6A Ocean Minerals: A New Frontier to Recover Minerals - Conference Room G/H

Behre Dolbear Group: Chris Wyatt, Director (Ch)
Ocean Minerals, LLC: John Halkyard Sc. D., P.E., Chairman and President (Ch)
University of Delaware: Saleem H. Ali, Ph.D., Energy and Environment Professor
Blue Globe Solutions, Director and Global Sea Mineral Resources, Head of Sustainability & External Relations: Dr. Samantha Smith

This panel of experts will discuss the latest trends and developments impacting the economic recovery of mineral resources, including critical metals from the ocean floors. Topics to be covered include: where is the first commercial scale operation going to be? what has changed in recent years making ocean mining economic? how are operators managing and navigating the regulatory environment? what equipment and technology makes it possible? what is the significance of these developments and where will the impact be felt in the global supply chain of minerals today?

3:10 PM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

3:30 PM I.7 Post Investment Technical Reviews for Minimizing Risks of Loss of Value – Shearman Room

GeoGlobal LLC: Abani R. Samal, PhD, Principal (Ch)
RESPEC: Peter Christensen, Principal Consultant
Dundee Precious Metals: Ian Lipchak, P.Eng. Manager, Project Evaluation

Investments of exploration and mining projects are made with an expectation of return on investment that is dependent on the performance of the execution of the exploration or mining project. In case of the exploration project, the success of exploration may result in growth of share value due to increased quantity and measurable confidence on mineral resources. For an operating mining project, the measure of success may be increased production of the metal or, consistent improvements in achieving targets (defined through a long term mine plan), which in turn contributes to the cash flow of the project. It is very important to review and monitor the performance of the project on a regular basis to ensure the return on investment and avoid risk of loss.

3:30 PM I.7A Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities - Conference Room G/H

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

This panel will focus on discussion of key drivers and the outlook for the coal, uranium and energy markets focused on North America and where the opportunities are. What is China’s impact? How is the industry managing the price volatility and changing regulatory environment in recent years? What technical and technology issues are impacting the sector the most? Margins realized by miners? How is global economic growth and locally impacting the outlook?

4:20 PM I.8 Why Some Mining Projects Succeed and Some Fail - Shearman Room

RPM Global: John Uhrie, P.E., Ph.D., QP, President Consulting Services, Americas (Ch)
Kappes Cassidy & Associates: Tom Rauch, Project Manager & Senior Engineer (Ch)
Cementation USA Inc.: Gregory F. Sutton, MBA, QP, Project Manager
AmAuCu Mining Corporation: Ernest Mast, President and COO 

Developing a mine is difficult at the best of times and is becoming more difficult as projects get more complex, lower grade and are in more remote locations. Besides properly defining technical issues such as resources, ground conditions, and metallurgy, capital and operating cost estimation and project execution has become challenging reflecting local and jurisdictional and non-technical issues. This panel will highlight common threads in successful and unsuccessful projects and speak to other issues to be addressed in other panels including resource estimation, water, power and societal issues and assessing risks and opportunities that contribute to project success.

4:20 PM I.8A Dealing with Political Risk in the Mining Industry - Conference Room G/H

SCM Decisions, LLC: Michael Samis, Ph.D., P. Eng., Principal (Ch)
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited: David Smith, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Control Risks: Daniel Linsker, Senior Partner, Global Risk Analysis
Triple Flag Mining Finance Limited: Jaco Crouse, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance
White & Case LLP: Oliver Wright, Counsel, Global Mining & Metals Group

Political risk management has shifted its focus from the possibility of nationalization to a wider range of risks such as taxation changes, geopolitical events, internal conflicts, regulatory framework alternations, ad social activism. Forward-thinking mining companies have begun to manage political risk through a formal program that both actively monitors and responds to political risk events and assesses the combined effect of multiple political risk exposures on a company’s project portfolio and long-term strategy. Experts from across the industry will provide a range of perspectives in this session about how political risk management has changed over the last 20 years and what company’s should be doing now to manage this risk exposure effectively.

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

Roscoe Postle Associates, Inc.: Richard Lambert, P.E., P.Eng., Chief Operating Officer (Ch)
ING Capital, LLC: Remko Van De Water, Head of Metals & Mining, Americas
Rothschild & Co.: Nicholas Hooper, Managing Director
Maverix Metals Inc.: Douglas Ward, Vice President Technical Services
Orion Mine Finance: Jonathon Lamb, Portfolio Manager
Teck Resources Limited: Scott R. Wilson, Vice President and Treasurer

  • 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. Space is limited*.
You can register more than one person. Visit receptions
Sponsored by SRK Consulting and Blake, Cassels & Graydon and Hecla Mining Company

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. Join us for more than 26 informative, engaging panel discussions with time for audience Q&A.

Tuesday April 30, 2019 - Day Two of the Conference from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
at Shearman & Sterling LLP at 599 Lexington Avenue, at corner of 53rd St.
Check back for updates. Content, order and times are subject to change
The speakers' bios are here
 For a one page schedule of events click here

7:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored by Behre Dolbear 

8:40 AM II.1 Alternatives: Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments: Part One - Shearman Room

KPMG LLP Canada: Ronald Maiorano, Partner, US Corporate Tax Services (Ch)
Franco-Nevada Corporation: Adrian Wong, CPA, CA, Director, Taxation
Shearman & Sterling LLP: Alexandro M. Padrés,  Partner, Project Development & Finance
Hudbay Minerals Inc.: Travis Temple, Director, Tax

This panel will discuss alternative and traditional sources of Capital for Miners to consider as well as the legal and tax attributes and considerations associated with these different ways of employing capital in the Mining World.

8:40 AM II.1A Importance & Use of Geo-Metallurgy in Scoping & Feasibility Studies - Conference Room G/H

Wood Plc: Chris Wright Technical Director Resource Estimation and Geometallurgy (Ch)
Independent Mining Consultants, Inc.: John Marek, P.E., President (Ch)
Cornell University: Karin E. Olson Hoal, Wold Family Professor
Samuel Engineering: Al Kuestermeyer, Senior Process Engineer /Expert

Geometallurgy involves the integration of geological and metallurgical or mineral processing information. Laboratory, field and plant data can be used to predict future metallurgical performance and understand current processing issues based on feed characteristics throughout the asset life cycle including process design at project stage, tactical response in operation and geochemical release for closure. The understanding of geometallurgical relationships allows for design optimization, asset performance improvement and risk mitigation. The panel will discuss approaches for: (1) Ore characterization; (2) Process design; (3) Plant sampling and (4) Geomet reconciliation

9:30 AM II.2 Alternative Sources of Capital in Mining: Part Two - Shearman Room

Duff & Phelps Canada Ltd: Alan Lee CA, CFA, CBV, Managing Director, Valuation Advisory Services (Ch)
BNP Paribas Securities Corp.: Antonio Pichardo, Director Structured Debt Metals & Mining
Sandstorm Gold Ltd.: David Awram, Senior Executive Vice President and Co-Founder 
Maverix Metals Inc.: Douglas Ward, Vice President Technical Services 

Amidst increased attention to mining royalty and streaming companies as a more traditional financing source comes less understanding on how and when royalties and streaming arrangements are practically used. When is a stream more suitable than a royalty (or vice versa)? What makes certain mines or projects more amenable to a royalty or a stream? This panel will discuss case studies where royalties and streams have been successful, and what the trends have been like for royalties and streams in recent years (relative to capital markets).

9:30 AM II.2A SEC Rule S-K 1300: Modernization of Property Disclosure for Mining Registrants - Conference Room G/H

Wood Plc: Harry M. Parker, Consulting Mining Geologist & Geostatistician (Ch)
Behre Dolbear Group: Bernard Guarnera, Director
Roscoe Postle Associates: Deborah McCombe, P.Geo, President & CEO, Principal Geologist
Groff Engineering & Consulting LLC: Brian Groff, Principal

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.

10:20 AM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

10:40 AM II.3 Getting the Attention of Investors for Exploration Finance: What Has Changed? - Shearman Room

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP: Frank Mariage, BSc, LLB, Partner, Global Mining Group (Ch)
Quebec Precious Metals Corporation: Normand Champigny, Chief Executive Officer
Monarques Gold Corporation: Jean-Marc Lacoste, President and Chief Executive Officer
Desjardins Securities: Bruno Kaiser, Managing Director and Head of Metals & Mining
Clear Creek Digital: Trevor Hall, President

During the first quarter of 2018 and for the first time ever, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) surpassed the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange in mining financing. When considering all other investment opportunities present within the Canadian market over the last 18 to 24 months, notably those related to cannabis and crypto-currency, can one be really surprised about the attention and capital these “new” investments received? The panel, comprised of seasoned mining executives, communications specialist and investment analyst, will aim to explore the reasons behind this shift and what exploration / development companies can and should do in this evolving environment.

10:40 AM II.3A Minerals and Mining Project Appraisal and Valuation - Conference Room G/H

Stagg Resource Consultants, Inc.: Alan Stagg, PG, CMA, President (Ch)
Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.: Jonathan Rose, Managing Director, Head, Metals & Mining Americas
Sirios Resources Inc.: Dominique Doucet. P.Eng.,President and CEO
Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.: Paolo Lostritto, P.Eng, President
Minera Gold Fields Chile: Cristian Alvarez, Finance and Administration Manager

Value is a perception, which typically varies widely among individual investors. Additionally, what drives value can vary for any given investor over time, depending on global and domestic economic conditions, global and domestic markets, political and cultural factors, and investor-specific circumstances, among other issues. This session’s panelists, which represent differing segments of the investment community, will provide their perceptions regarding current drivers of value in the mining sector, their perceptions of how these have changed over the recent past, and thoughts on value issues going forward. Additionally, the relationship between valuation—in this discussion considered to be a less formal and more investor-specific approach, and appraisals - considered to be a more structured and formal overall market approach, will be explored.

11:30 AM II.4 China Driving Demand, Prices and Opportunities – Shearman Room

Baker McKenzie LLP: Greg McNab, Partner, Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Global Head of Mining (Ch)
Alex Laugharne, Principal
Wiley Rein LLP: Robert E. DeFrancesco III, Partner, International Trade
Bradford Consulting: Charles Bradford, Principal

This panel of experts will discuss: the importance China’s evolving policies towards raw materials and manufacturing has on current global trends in the mining industry, including commodity demand, investment and supply; How China is investing capital in other markets and the impact its investment is having on global costs and material availability. The panelists will also discuss China's demand for key commodities, including critical minerals and its potential economic growth and influence on the global commodity markets over the next several years.

11:30 AM II.4A Mining Cost and Operating Issues and Trends - Conference Room G/H

InfoMine USA: Jennifer Leinart, Director, President (Ch)
Roscoe Postle Associates: Grant Malensek, M.Eng., P.Eng./P.Geo., Principal Engineer (Ch)
Coeur Mining, Inc., Thomas S. Whelan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Black & Veatach Corporation: Jim Spenceley, P. Eng., Senior Vice President, Mining

Two industry trends are reported declines in productivity and challenging returns on investment in the mining industry, on average. What are mining companies doing to reverse these trends? What are examples of best practices and methods and tools used to overcome the challenges management and miners face declining ore grades, the need to go deeper, and comply with more regulations.

12:20 PM Key Note Speaker Lunch

12:35 PM Key Note Speaker -  Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior will speak about: 

Latest developments impacting mining in the U.S. and Navigating the U.S. Permitting System and Operating Environment

Casey Hammond currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management overseeing the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement within the U.S. Department of the Interior. Casey started with the Department in January 2017 as part of the administration’s “Beachhead Team” that led the agency immediately following the President's inauguration. Prior to joining the administration, he worked in various capacities within the House of Representatives, including as Legislative Staff for the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, Professional Staff for the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, and Senior Advisor for the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. 

1:30 PM II.5 Managing Social Issues in a Changing World - Shearman Room

Ramboll: Sharon Maharg, Senior Managing Consultant, International Finance & ESIA Services (Ch)
Social Capital Group s.a.c.: Walter Arensberg, Managing Director
ING Capital, LLC: Melisa Simic, Vice President, Sustainable Finance
Miller Thomson, LLP: Sandra Gogal, Partner, Co-Leader of National Aboriginal Law Group
S&P Global Ratings: Mike Ferguson, Director U.S. Energy Infrastructure Group

In today’s changing world, getting mining projects up and running successfully must take stakeholder engagement to another level in order to ensure project acceptance from local communities early in the project and manage expectations throughout the project cycle. Management strategies must aim to ensure that a reasonable number of jobs are made available during both the construction and operations phases to local workers (both male and female); establish skills training programs for the local communities and early enough in the project schedule so local unskilled workers can be trained and eligible for jobs when they become available; procure as many goods and services from the local communities as possible; and create local benefits for communities by understanding and responding to their needs. Such strategies are especially important as organized opposition from environmental NGOs, indigenous groups, and others has grown more sophisticated and widespread and the risks to mining projects has increased accordingly. Panelists will examine the roots of these challenges and assess the effectiveness of corporate strategies and methods for addressing them.

1:30 PM II.5A  Tailings Facilities: A Primer for Potential Financiers - Conference Room G/H

Shearman & Sterling LLP: Cynthia Urda Kassis, Co - Head of Mining & Metals Group, Partner, Project Development & Finance (Ch)
International Finance Corp/World Bank Group: Rosa Orellana, Chief Environmental Specialist & Global Sector Lead for Oil, Gas & Mining 
Atlantic Gold Corporation: Maryse Belanger ICD.D, President, COO and Director 
Stantec: Paul Deering P. Geo, P. Eng., Senior Principal, Regional Technical Leader, Geotechnical Engineering practice in Eastern Canada

This panel will look at the following questions, among others: What are tailings facilities? Are they all the same? How do the different regulators around the globe approach such facilities? How should mining companies approach managing these facilities and communicating to the public about them? What are potential best practices in that regard? How can debt and equity investors approach their analysis of investment opportunities in companies/projects with such facilities? What are the most effective diligence techniques? What standards are DFIs and other major financial institutions applying and how have they changed as a result of recent events?

2:20 PM II.6 Measuring Climate Risk to Mining and Infrastructure Projects - Shearman Room

The Climate Service: James McMahon, CEO
Panattoni Development Company: Guillermo (Willy) Accame, Director of Risk Management
S&P Global Ratings: Don Marleau, Natural Resources Sector Lead
Hatch: Susan McGeachie, Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Watson Environmental: Leslie M. Watson, Principal (Ch)

Aligning climate science and seasonal forecasts with industry needs presents opportunities for addressing risks. The panel will present information on tools to measure the cost of climate related risks and seasonal forecasts in relation to key performance metrics, assessing resilience benefits and ratings.

2:20 PM II.6A Transforming Mines with Integrated Digital Operational Platforms - Conference Room G/H

RPM Global: Anthony Fraser, Customer Engagement Diector (Ch)
IDS GeoRadar: John Metzger, Geomatics Services Projects Coordinator
Proudfoot Consulting: Jon Wylie, President, Global Natural Resources 
GE Transportation - Wabtec: Debra Johnson, Principle of Digital Mine
RPM Global: Sandeep Sandhu, General Manager North America
Glencore: Owain Morton, Digital Transformation Lead

The Digital Mine: Amplifying Decision Making Capability. This panel will speak to the 'Future of Mining' in the digital age; What is possible and what may be ahead for mines with declining ore grades, use of autonomous equipment, and how work forces can best adapt to their use and optimally operate the ever-increasingly sophisticated, diverse and readily available technology in the life of mine and supply chains. How can management best unlock value that is hidden in value chains. Innovation has ripple effects, business decisions made today enable miners to seamlessly create and compare scenarios across every activity required to bring commodities from mine plan to port to increase profitability.

3:10 PM Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Hatch Advisory

3:30 PM II.7 Navigating the U.S. Permitting System and Operating Environment - Shearman Room

BHP: Jason Buckner, Head of Corporate Affairs
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck: Jon Hrobsky, Policy Director
Mining Development Services LLC: Dr. John R. Craynon, P.E., President (Ch)
SynTerra Corp.: Steve Gardner PE, SME-RM, Vice President, Special Projects, Energy & Mining (Ch) 
U.S. Department of the Interior: Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management

The greatest barrier to a successful project in the United States is the byzantine permitting system that makes getting a mine operational a very difficult process. This panel of former and current U.S. decision-making officials will discuss:

  • The growing difficulty in getting mines from exploration to production in the U.S
  • How to work with federal and state agencies in a collaborative manner
  • How to use the political system and congressional relationships to minimize delays
  • Changes in law and regulation that have simplified the process
  • The importance of pre-investment political due diligence in choosing a project

3:30 PM II.7A Water Risks: Approaches to Avoid Problems and Failure - Conference Room G/H

Intera, Inc: Peter Castiglia, P.G., Senior Hydrogeologist (Ch)
Westech Engineering, Inc.: Mick L. McCaslin, P.E., International Sales Manager (Ch)
Columbia University Water Center: Paulina Concha, Researcher
Kinross Gold Company: John K. Mudge, Director, Environmental Affairs

This panel will identify the water risks common to most mineral development projects, illustrate common approaches for characterizing and controlling water risks, and share examples of how disruptions from water problems can have severe impacts on the financial performance of a development or operating company.

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

Are miners and mining investment experiencing a return to perennial jurisdictions such as Canada and the US? How are emerging market jurisdictions in the Americas looking to stay relevant? Do great projects win out? What about everyone else? What about governments as mediators between communities and miners? Are miners in risk-on or risk-off mode? Which governments in the hemisphere are doing things to attract investment? What regulatory adjustments works? What is the outlook?

Accendo Banco
: Javier Reyes de la Campa, Chairman
Gustavson Associates: Donald E. Hulse PE, Vice President of Mining (Ch)
Mining Journal: Paul Harris, Editor of Latin America (Ch)
German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR): Dr. Ing. Sven-Uwe Schulz, Head of Unit Evaluation of Mineral Resources 
Sandspring Resources Ltd: Richard A. Munson B.A.,J.D., L.L.M. Chief Executive Officer, Director, Corporate Secretary
Ressources Quebec, a subsidiary of Investissement Quebec: Amyot Choquette,Senior Manager, Mines Québec 
Société Générale: Alvaro Belevan, Director, Metals & Mining Finance

5:10 PM Closing Remarks by Conference Chair

5:15-8:00 Reception at Shearman & Sterling - Register.
Join us for a raffle of wonderful photos by photographer Laszlo Bencze again.

Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling and SRK Consulting and Hecla Mining Company

8:00 PM Conclusion of Day Two of the Conference

Wednesday May 1, 2019 - Three Workshops
Shearman & Sterling LLP at 599 Lexington Avenue, at corner of 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 for an afternoon workshop: Lunch at Noon, Start at 12:30, Ends at 4 PM.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from 8 to 11:30 AM prior to lunch at Shearman & Sterling
Breakfast Sponsor: Behre Dolbear

III. Valuing Mineral Assets and Operations – Understanding Valuation Issues – led by Alan Stagg, PG, CMA, President, Principal Economic Geologist, Stagg Resource Consultants

IV. Are you ready? A Comprehensive Approach to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements – led by Ben Parsons, Principal Geologist, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc., Matthew Sullivan, Consultant, Mining Economics, SRK Consulting (U.S.), and Jason Lehner, Partner, Shearman & Sterling, LLP

Wednesday May 1, 2019 lunch from Noon to 1 PM at Shearman & Sterling
All Wednesday workshop attendees are welcome to join us for lunch to continue your conversations and or unwind, relax and recharge before the start of the afternoon workshop and official end of the Conference.
Sponsored by Shearman & Sterling 

Wednesday May 1, 2019 from Noon to 4 PM - Starting after lunch at Shearman & Sterling
The fifth workshop may start at 12:30 PM. If registering to attend this workshop, please join us for lunch, promptly before Noon

V. Measuring Climate Risk: An Interactive Workshop on Meaningful Measures of Climate Risks in Relation to Financing Mining and Infrastructure Projects - led by Leslie Watson, Watson Environmental; James McMahon, CEO of The Climate Service; Donald Marleau, Natural Resources Sector Lead, S&P Global Ratings; Michael Ferguson, Director U.S. Energy Infrastructure Group, S&P Global Ratings and Susan McGeachie, Global Director, Climate Change and Sustainable Development at Hatch.

Wednesday May 1, 2019 - the CTMF Conference ends at 4 PM

Read about the five workshops here and join the CTMF sponsors


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

There will be these two workshops on Sunday April 28 starting at Noon to 4:30 PM:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read about the workshop details here They will include plenty of time for delegates' Q&A, food, refreshment breaks - all in a professional, warm meeting room where you can spread out and learn. We hope you join us! to hear and meet many leading, influential experts who work with, advise and fund large, medium and small mining and exploration companies world wide. They and colleagues are typically involved with evaluating and funding the core aspects of mining projects, often including related equipment and infrastructure requirements.

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

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!  
Visit the agenda to see more details about the speakers who will be addressing these and other topics:

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

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

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

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

Hear and meet these key note speakers and many other influential leaders in our sector who work around the world! Join all with time for Q&A and one-on-one meetings with attendees, speakers and others from the New York financial, analyst, investor and business community.

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 and Appraiser.

Shown below Conference delegates attend a panel discussion about Engaging Stakeholders for Long Term Project Success
New York SME thanks all sponsors and
welcomes you to join them. Contact Tim Alch conference co chair if you have questions. All help make it possible to meet in New York. For a one page schedule of events click here

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. 
Daily Summary of CTMF 2019 Events. We hope you join us!

  • Sunday April 28, 2019: Two Workshops Noon - 4:30 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel
  • Sunday April 28, 2019: Welcome Reception 5:00 - 7:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel
  • Monday April 29, 2019: Conference - Day One 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Monday April 29, 2019: Reception 6:00 - 8:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel
  • Tuesday April 30, 2019: Conference - Day Two 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Tuesday April 30, 2019: Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Wednesday May 1, 2019: Three Workshops 8 AM - 4 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
In addition 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. 

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:

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives TM
Revisit this website for updates about CTMF 2020. The schedule and speakers are subject to change. See a one page schedule of the 2019 events here The format of CTMF 2020 will be similar to the 2019 events and held at the same venues shown in pictures in this site. * 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.