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NY SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance (CTMF) Conference
Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World
Monday, May 20 to Wednesday May 22, 2024
at A&O Shearman's Conference Center, at 599 Lexington Avenue 

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Read about the four workshops here
Register in advance now, Space is limited. Registration on site is not allowed

View the Agenda, Abstracts and Speakers' bios here. Join us!

CTMF is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital in the global mining industry and how management and investors can employ best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce the risks associated with mining projects. 

The 2024 agenda will focus on funding and sourcing critical, strategic, industrial and precious metals and mining and will include discussion of the green economy's impact on mining, policy, and special needs these sectors require. We expect to have with us many senior lender and mining executives and officials from Canada, Quebec, U.S.A., and elsewhere. 

We invite you to attend the conference and informative, interesting workshops. Contact us to speak, be a sponsor at info@smeny.org Why you should attend CTMF 2024. Learn about the latest trends impacting the global metals and mining markets.
  • Learn about the emerging gulf of available supply of key minerals, in part driven by government policy re the energy transition, minerals and land policy and recent geopolitical developments and why not every mineral resource is economic, nor commercial as well as the existent challenges and opportunities in the current economic climate as global industry adopts climate change technology.
  • Learn about technical, non technical and financial issues and economic and societal trends and how they impact mine finance and mining project success, including about precious metals markets and challenges of managing and operating in an inflationary environment.
  • Meet with and get your questions answered by decision makers, leading, qualified technical, financial and non-technical subject matter experts who evaluate, de-risk, value, find and fund mining projects of all sorts. 
  • Establish long lasting relations with engineers, financiers, executives who advise the world's investment firms at breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, three receptions, and conference.
  • Attend four informative, engaging, in-depth workshops by leading expert instructors and other delegates to learn about the complicated issues unique to, that impact mining project success. 
Register today. Space is limited* Join us!
Meet with many key decision makers, engineering, finance, industry executives who evaluate, de-risk, value, find and fund mining projects of all types around the world.  

We are proud to announce NY SME will make a donation to the SME Foundation that provides grants and scholarship supporting students and teachers in geosciences, fostering the next generation of geoscience professionals. We encourage you to learn more about SMEF.   

We thank the sponsors including, the leading sponsors: RPM GlobalA&O ShearmanSLR ConsultingSME Foundation - and CohnReznick LLPReyna Silver; McEwen Copper; McEwen MiningSRK Consulting; Quebec Government; SRK Consulting; RESPEC Consulting; US Gold Corp.; Big Rock Exploration; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; McCarl's Technical Services; Relevant Gold; Honey Badger Silver; Red Cloud Securities; AtkinsRealis; Behre Dolbear; DRA Consulting; SGS; BacTech Environmental; Dore Copper Mining; First Phosphate; Hammond Group; Stantec Consulting; StrikePoint Gold; Stuhini Exploration; Western Alaska Minerals; Whittle Consulting; and media partners

These firms attended CTMF 2023. Join us at CTMF 2024 on May 20-22, 2024.

Senior representatives from these and other banking, finance, accounting, royalty, streaming, private equity and investment firms attended CTMF 2023: Arias Resource Capital Management LP; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Aurum Capital Partners; Bailus Advisors; Balfour Holdings; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bloomberg LP; BloombergNEF; The Brattle Group; Canadian Securities Exchange; Capstone Partners; Cerberus Capital; Citi; Citi; CitiBank; CPM Group; CRU International; Deloitte LLP; Evercore; Gavilan Commodities LLC; Global Mining Capital; Greystone Asset Management LLC; Hartree Partners LP; HSBC Bank; ING Capital; International Finance Corporation (IFC); Laura Stein; Long State Investments Ltd; Monitor Deloitte; Murdock Capital; Myrmikan Capital LLC; Northcott Capital; OCIM Metals & Mining SA; Omnibus Capital Ltd Co; Orion Resource Partners; OTC Markets Group; PMV Research LLC; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Mining Capital; Resource Capital Funds; Rittenhouse International Resources; RK Equity; Roc Global LLC; S&P Global Ratings; SCM Decisions; Societe Generale Americas Securities LLC; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Sprott Resource Streaming & Royalty Corp.; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Wield & Co.; World Bank and others.

Executives from these exploration and mining companies and officials from government agencies supporting mineral and mining investment attended CTMF 2023: American Exploration & Mining Association; Arias Resource Capital Management LP; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Artemis Capital Advisors LLC; Aurum Capital Partners; Australian Trade and Investment Commission; Bailus Advisors; Balfour Holdings; Better In Our Back Yard; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg Intelligence; Bloomberg LP; BloombergNEF; Canadian Securities Exchange; Capstone Partners; Cerberus Capital; Citi; CitiBank; Consulate General of Canada in New York; Deloitte LLP; Evercore; Gavilan Commodities LLC; Global Mining Capital; Greystone Asset Management LLC; Hartree Partners LP; HSBC Bank; ING Capital; International Finance Corporation (IFC); Investissement Québec International; Laura's Liasons; Long State Investments Ltd; Long State Investments Ltd; Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MRNF); Monitor Deloitte; Murdock Capital; Nisga'a Lisims Government; Northcott Capital; Northcott Capital; OCIM Metals & Mining SA; Omnibus Capital Ltd Co.; Orion Resource Partners; OTC Markets Group; Québec Government Office in New York; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Mining Capital; Resource Capital Funds; Roc Global LLC; S&P Global Ratings; S&P Global Ratings; SME - The NY Section; SME; Société du Plan Nord; Societe Generale Americas Securities LLC; Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking; Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME); Sprott Resource Streaming & Royalty Corp. ; U.S. Department of Commerce; U.S. Department of Energy; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Van Eck Associates Corp.; Wield & Co.; World Bank and Others.

Executives from these mining and exploration companies attended CTMF 2023: Abcourt Mines; Amazona Enterprises; American Rare Earths; Aston Bay Holdings; Barima Gold Mining Co Ltd; Big Rock Exploration; BlackRock Metals; Blue Whale Materials LLC; Cartier Resources Inc.; Compass Minerals; Copper Mountain Mining; Coppernico Metals Inc.; Critical Minerals Institute; Dakota Gold Corp.; Dolly Varden Silver Corp.; Dore Copper; Einar Mining; Eval Minerals; Exploits Discovery Corp.; Falcon Butte Minerals Corp; Gaucho Minerals; Glencore; Glencore; Gold Express Mines Inc.; Guanajuato Silver Company;. IG Global Group; IMDEX/ Cascabel; Jaxon Mining Inc.; Libra Lithium Corp.; Lomiko Metals Inc.; Los Andes Copper; McEwen Copper; McEwen Mining; Nemount Ghana; NioBay Metals; Northern Graphite Corp.; Nuvau Minerals Corp.; Odyssey Marine Exploration; Opus One Gold Corp.; Osisko Metals Inc.; Perpetua Resources; Pershing Resources Company; Phenom Resources; Piedmont Lithium; Power Nickel Inc.; Relevant Gold Corp. Ressources Sirios Inc.; Reyna Gold Corp.; Reyna Silver; Royal Gold Corp.; Silverback Precious Metals; St-Georges Eco-Mining Corp.; Teck Resources; Timberline Resources Corp.; Timberline Resources Corp.; Tocvan Ventures Corp.; Trident Royalties; Trigon Metals Inc.; Trillium Gold; U.S. Gold Corp.; Vior Inc.; Viva Gold Corp; Wallbridge Mining Company Ltd. and Winsome Resources and others

Senior officers of these engineering, construction, equipment, legal, accounting, technology and other advisory companies attended CTMF 2023: Abernathy MacGregor; ARK Silver Gold Osmium; BacTech Environmental Corp.; Barr Engineering Co; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; BQ Energy; Broadlands Minerals Advisory Services Ltd.; Brooks & Nelson; Brooks & Nelson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP; CostMine; Dentons Canada; Dentons Canada DLA Piper; Eagle Mines Management; Ellis Martin Report; Ensero Solutions; Fasken; Fastmarkets; Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC; Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC; FTI Consulting; FTI Consulting; General Motors; GeoGlobal LLC; Geosyntec Consultants; GreenMet; Greyfriars LLC; H/Advisors Abernathy; Hatch Ltd.; Holland & Hart LLP; Independent Mining Consultants Inc.; Independent Mining Consultants Inc.; Independent Project Analysis; Inspire Resources Inc.; Kitco News; Kroll; Laszlo Photographer Inc.; Laszlo Photographer Inc.; Marsh; Materia USA; Metals Intelligence Desk; Mine Technical Services Ltd.; Mining Journal; Morais Leitao; Neoteric Energy and Climate; Newco; News Direct; Northern Miner Group; Northwestern Mutual; NPR; Partners in Performance; Red Cloud Financial Services Inc.; Red Cloud Klondike Strike Inc.; Refined Substance Inc.; Resilient Infrastructure Group; RESPEC Company LLC; Roth Investor Relations Inc.; RPMGlobal; SGS; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Skarn Associates; SLR Consulting; SME - The NY Section; SME Foundation; McCarl’s Technical Services; Socialsuite ESG; SRK Consulting Inc.; Stagg Resource Consultants Inc; Stanford Mineral-X Initiative; Stantec; SysEne Consulting Inc.; Tetra Tech Inc.; The Northern Miner; The Prospector News; Torys LLP; Traxys Battery Holdings; Valency Ventures LLC; Vorticon Inc.; Whittle Consulting; Wood plc; World Steel Dynamics and WSP USA Inc. and others.

The CTMF 2024 conference will start on Monday May 20 with two excellent, informative and engaging in the morning and two more workshops in the afternoon, after lunch, that will be followed by a welcome reception with two guest speakers. The conference agenda on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22 will start with registration and breakfast at 7 AM. 

The conference agenda will run the entire day on Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22 with a series of panels, roundtable discussions, keynotes and fireside chats. On Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, after the conference, starting at 5:30 PM there were receptions with delicious passed hors d'oeuvres, beverages and guest speakers that will end at ~8:00 PM.  

All must register in advance to attend the CTMF 2024 conference, workshops and the receptions. All registered conference delegates and speakers are registered for and are welcome to attend any of the three evening receptions, including the Monday reception. 

In recent years CTMF conferences featured these keynote speakers; there are many others: 

  • Zack Valdez; Advisor, Office of Manufacturing and Energy Supply Chains, US Department of Energy
  • S&P Global Ratings: Donald Marleau, CFA, Senior Director, Sector Lead, Metals and Capital Goods 
  • Nathalie Camden, Associate Deputy Minister of Mines, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (MRNF)
  • Rob McEwen, President and Chairman, McEwen Mining, Inc. 
  • Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region
  • Anthony O'Neill, Group Director, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc
  • Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company
  • Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds
  • Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez, Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
  • Dr. Israel Gutierrez Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Mining Development Bank of Mexico
  • Simon Moores, CEO & Founder, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • George Hemingway, Partner, Partner & Innovation Practice Lead, Stratalis Group
  • Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Franco Nevada Corporation
    and many others. Join us at CTMF 2023 to participate, meet all and learn.

    All of the speakers at CTMF are seasoned, knowledgeable, subject matter experts. The agenda is content-rich. The 2023 conference will highlight and focus on these topics. 

    • Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple round tables about recent deals and transactions, M&A, restructurings, as well as discussion of where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent in investors' minds and what is the outlook
    • Evaluating, Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining Companies, Projects and Exploration including discussion of alternative capital sources, royalty, streaming, forward sales, debt, project finance, pre-payments, off-take agreements, block chain and tokenization

    • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels about global metals and mining markets and the impact of evolving technology and policy have on supply, demand, and prices for base, precious, industrial, battery, critical, rare earth and energy metals
    • Use of Technology, Smart Data, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation - multiple round tables led by experts about the use of data, technology and innovation to evaluate and manage operating and capital cost, risk, and to comply with changing standards and regulations

    • Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about anticipating and managing in an ever-changing, complex regulatory landscape, including about tax codes, best practices and harmonization of codes, as well as sustainability, societal, political risk
    • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple discussions with case studies about miners and financiers including non-technical, ESG, CSR best practices and societal, economic, technical, sustainability, recycling in mining and infrastructure development and finance

    • Best Practices re Operations, Compliance and Reporting - including discussions of recent changes to rules and regulations, resource and reserve definitions, harmonization of mining codes, e.g. about the U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7
    • Government Policy to Foster, Advance, Attract Investment in mining and related mineral sectors including about technology, stability of supply of specialty, critical and battery metals
    • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies
    CTMF 2024 will focus on trends and issues impacting raising capital and highlight solutions, risks and opportunities. Attendees and speakers will be qualified experts and executives managing and or advising the industry about rapid, pivotal changes impacting projects and opportunities. View the agenda here. You do not have to attend the conference to register for workshops and or receptions. Space is limited*. Registration is open.

    Shown above is the Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Americas panel at CTMF 2019 

    Throughout CTMF 2024 there will be time and ample opportunity 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 critical, energy, base, precious and strategic metals, rare earths, industrial and bulk mineral projects.

    Below is Carlos A. Urquiaga, Managing Director & Head of BNP Paribas Mine Financing Team for the Americas addressing the CTMF audience about current mine financing needs and key trends today. Join us in 2024. 

    You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any of the workshops on Monday May 20, 2024 and the evening receptions on Monday May 20, Tuesday May 21 and Wednesday May 22, 2024. Register now at a discount. Space is limited*.

    We hope you join us at CTMF 2024 - an event that will combine a content-rich agenda, attended by many leading practitioners and experts, who are involved with funding and advising mining projects around the world - in a venue facilitating all to meet and talk and share the latest ideas, best practices and trends impacting the financing of mining projects world wide.

    Above is one of two engaging panel discussions at CTMF 2019 about alternative finance including royalties, pre- payments, forward sales, streaming and other sources of capital led by Ronald Maiorano, Partner, U.S. Corporate Tax Services at KPMG LLP Canada together with senior tax, finance and legal executives from Franco-Nevada Corporation, Hudbay Minerals Inc. and Shearman & Sterling LLP. All panels are followed by audience Q&A.

    Here is a summary of the CTMF 2024 schedule - all at Shearman & Sterling

    Monday May 20, 2024: Workshops: 
    Registration for morning workshops start at ~8:30 AM; lunch starts at 11:45 AM, is to 1 PM; Afternoon workshops (see below) include lunch (and registration) will start at ~11:45 AM, Afternoon workshops start at 1 PM, end at ~4:30 PM
    Monday May 20, 2024: Welcome Reception*: 5:30 - 8:00 PM

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

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

    Read about the informative, engaging workshops here. You do not have to attend the conference to attend the workshops that will be led by subject matter experts. Join the sponsors. Thank you Sponsors! All sponsors help make it possible for all to meet in midtown New York. 

    There is plenty of time during breaks, receptions, breakfasts, lunches and workshops to meet

    In 2023 more than 300 executives attended including officers from more than 60 mining and exploration companies and bankers, investors, private equity, analysts, advisers, engineers, and officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Quebec and USA. 

    Delegates attended from more than 20 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and USA.

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

    Below are panelists in a round table re Successful Use of Technology and Data in Mining at CTMF 2017.

    Join us at
    NY SME's 9th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
    Seeking Certainty in an Uncertain World 
    Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

    Monday May 20 - Wednesday May 22, 2024

    * Space is limited. The organizers monitor registrations periodically and may need to close registration early. In past years registration closed early. To best manage overflow, some registered delegates may be asked to be present in a second board rooms that will have live video and audio feed next to the main conference room to watch and hear proceedings via live audio/video feed. Additional rooms and space adjacent to the main conference room are places to relax, network, meet one on one, for quiet phone conversations, or work.

    NY SME, organizer of the CTMF conference, is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, an association of 13,000+ geo-scientists and mining, mineral professionals in 100+ countries. SME members include mining executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. The New York Section of SME encompasses the Tri-State area. Its members are given the opportunity to network with peers and hear valuable presentations through its activities. NY SME dates back to 1871 when a handful of mining engineers in New York City founded the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). We invite you to join SME and visit SME's Bookstore Catalog with a selection of economic and business texts about mining.