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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SME’s 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2023)
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
- Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
in-person on Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023
Revisit this site weekly for updates


Welcome! Join us, NY SME's 8th CTMF Conference in-person will be at Shearman & Sterling at 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue on May 8-11, 2023. The venue, shown in the pictures throughout this website has been remodeled and expanded. It is well suited for meetings.

We are excited as we will announce 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 and speakers who make this event possible: RPM Global; Shearman & SterlingSLR CorporationSME FoundationQuebec Government; Reyna GoldReyna Silverand CostMine; Blake, Cassels & GraydonMcEwen MiningGuanajuato Silver; Trillium Gold MinesDolly Varden Silver; Tocvan Ventures; OTC Markets; Honey Badger Silver; and SRK Consulting; HATCH; Dakota Gold Mines; NorthStar Gold; Phenom Resources Corp; Behre Dolbear; WSP/ Golder; Brooks & Nelson; H Advisors Abernathy and media partnersContact us at info@smeny.org if you would like to be a sponsor.

Plan on meeting officers from these firms during breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions, dinner, and workshops that have expressed interest to be at CTMF 2023. Aston Bay Holdings; Avino Silver & Gold Mines; Balfour Holdings; Bannockburn Global Forex; Barron’s Magazine; Behre Dolbear; Benchmark Minerals Intelligence; Big Rock Exploration; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg; Broadlands Mineral Advisory Services; Brooks & Nelson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Calvert Street Group; Capstone Partners; Chen Lin; Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank; Colorado School of Mines; Commerce Resources Corp.; Control Risks; Cost Mine/ InfoMine; CPM Group; CRU; Currie Rose Resources; Dakota Gold Mines; Dentons; Desjardins Securities; DLA Piper; Dolly Varden Silver; Doré Copper Mining; Eagle Mines Management; Faskens; Forte Dynamics; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR), Federal Geological Survey of Germany; Geomega Resources; Glencore; Global Mining Capital; Government of Quebec; GreenMet; Greystone Asset Management; Guanajuato SilverHATCH Consulting; Hecla Mining; Honey Badger Silver; IBK Capital; Idaho Champion; ING Capital; Independent Trading Group (ITG); Investissement Québec; KCR Capital; Kintavar Exploration Inc; Kodiak Copper; Largo Resources; MAG Silver; Marc LeVier & Associates; McEwen Mining; McGriff Insurance; Mine Technical Services (MTS); MineTell; Mining.com; Mining Discovery; Mining Journal; Murdock Capital; National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA); National Bank of Canada; Northcott Capital; Northern Miner; NorthStar Gold; Open Mineral; OTC Markets; Phenom Resources; PMV Research; Prime Mining; Quebec Government Office, New York; Red Cloud Capital; Red Cloud Securities; Relevant Gold; RESPEC Consulting; Resources QuébecReyna Gold; Reyna SilverRPM Global; SCM Decisions; Shearman & Sterling; Skyward Specialty Insurance; SLR Consulting; SME; SME FoundationSocialSuite; Société du Plan Nord, Québec; Sprott Money Ltd.; SRK Consulting; Stantec Consulting; Teck Resources; The Prospector; The World Bank; Tocvan Ventures; Trillium Gold Mines; University of British Columbia; University of Delaware - Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment; University of Kentucky; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); US Gold Corp.; US Vanadium; Val D'Or Mining Corporation; Wood Plc; WSP/ Golder and others.

CTMF 2023 will start on Monday May 8 with workshops and welcome reception and a dinner with guest speaker(s). The conference on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10 will start at 8:15 am, after breakfast at 7 am. The conference agenda will run all day Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10 and will be followed by receptions, with guest speaker(s) 5:30 to 7 pm. Thursday May 11 will be morning and afternoon workshops, with breakfast at 7:30 am, starting at 8:15 am and 1 pm, plus morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch.

CTMF is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital in the 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 2023 agenda will focus in part on funding and sourcing critical, strategic, industrial and precious metals and mining. It will include discussion of the green economy's impact on mining, policy, and special needs these sectors need. We expect to have
many senior lender and mining executives and officials from Canada, Quebec, Mexico, U.S.A., Europe and Germany.   

Send your expression of interest to speak, join the sponsors to info@smeny.org. In recent years at our event these guest keynote speakers spoke; there have been many other thought leaders. 

  • Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region
  • Rob McEwen, President and Chairman, McEwen Mining, Inc. 
  • Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez, Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
  • Dr. Israel Gutierrez Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Mining Development Bank of Mexico
  • Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds
  • Anthony O'Neill, Group Director, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc
  • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company
  • Simon Moores, CEO & Founder, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Franco Nevada Corporation 
  • George Hemingway, Partner, Partner & Innovation Practice Lead, Stratalis Group
  • and many others. Join us at CTMF 2023 to participate, meet all and learn.

    All of the speakers at CTMF are well seasoned, knowledgeable, subject matter experts. The event 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 2023 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.

    Below is an indicative list of 2023 panel topics. Revisit the agenda for updates. 

    Indicative Topics - Day One Tuesday May 9, 2023 at Shearman & Sterling

    I.1 Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining
    I.2 Disruption in Mining Finance – Investment in Mining and Social Capital

    Key Note: What is the Outlook for Public Equity Returning to Fund Precious Metals Financing and Role of Actively Managed & Dedicated Funds

    I.3 Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends
    I.3A Investing in Industrial Minerals: What Makes Them Different?
    I.3B Traceability in Mining: Enabling Transparency, Accountability, and Circularity – A Battery Sector Case Study

    I.4 Impact of China on Global Mineral Supply Chains
    I.4A Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development
    I.4B Ethics and Trust in Mining: A Brave New World

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


    I.5 Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different?
    I.5A Important Local, Federal Government Tax Law Changes
    I.5B Government Policy Encouraging Investment and Development

    I.6 To be announced
    I.6A How to Measure and Mitigate Risks in the Mining Industry
    I.6B U.S. SEC Rule S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants: Are You Ready for 2021?

    I.7 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Two Panels

    I.7A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Two Panels
    I.7B Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities

    I.8 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Part Two 

    I.8A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Part Two
    I.8B Sustainable Mining and the Water-Energy Nexus
    I.9 What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital?

    Indicative Topics - Day Two Wednesday May 10, 2023 at Shearman & Sterling

    II.1 Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments
    II.1A Estimating and Managing Costs at Early and Development Stages
    II.1B Quebec's James Bay Alliance: A Case Study of Collaboration

    II.2 Green/ESG Finance: A New Source of Funding for the Mining Sector
    II.2A Corporate Tailings Stewardship as Pertains to Investment Risk
    II.2B Investing and Operating in Quebec

    II.3 Investing and Operating in USA
    II.3A Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration
    II.3B Owners' and Investment Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked?

    II.4 To be announced
    II.4A Solar Developments on Brownfield Mine Properties
    II.4B Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy and the Expanding Workforce Technical Gap

    Key Note: The Importance of and How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders' Concerns

    II.5 Emerging ESG Issues in Mining
    II.5A Digital Transformation: Use of Artificial Intelligence
    II.5B Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How?

    II.6 Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, Stakeholder Interests
    II.6A Digital Transformation: Use of Technology in Mining - Part Two
    II.6B Investing in and Operating in Mexico

    II.7 Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining
    II.7A Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and the Opportunities
    II.7B Resource & Reserve Definitions: What are Best Techniques & Practices
    II.8 Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Mining and Minerals Sector in the Americas 

    The above summarizes topics, roundtables, keynotes and panel discussions we plan to have. Check back for updates. Soon we will also post details about the workshops, with descriptions and instructors' bios here. You do not have to attend the conference to register for workshops and or receptions. Space is limited*. Registration opens soon.

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    CTMF 2023 will focus on key trends and issues impacting raising capital in global mining today and highlight solutions, risks and opportunities. Speakers will discuss case studies and talk about how management and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risk, including environmental, political and financial risk.

    At CTMF in past years, we has hosted government officials from Quebec, Mexico, U.S. and Germany and many senior lender and mining executives. In 2023 we plan to expand representation beyond Quebec to Ottawa and Ontario, and Germany to Europe as well as host various officials from the U.S. Government, local regions as well as Mexico and elsewhere.

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

    Throughout CTMF 2023 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 industrial mineral, base, precious and strategic critical metal, rare earth, and bulk mineral mining projects. 

    Join us, meet senior officers from banking, investing, private equity, engineering and professional advisory firms. More than 50 mining and exploration companies and officials from various governments representing many countries attended CTMF 2019 the last time we met in-person. 

    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; Investissement Québec; KPMG Canada; Macquarie; Maverix Metals Inc.; Moelis & Co.; Murdock Capital; Northcott Capital; Orion Mine Finance; Quebec Government Office in New York; Quebec's Minister of Economy and Innovation; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; Resource Capital Fund; Resources Québec; ROC Global; Rothschild; S&P Global Ratings; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; Société Générale; Société du Plan Nord, Québec; 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 that support mineral and mining investment in and from around the world were at 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 & 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; Lincoln Metallurgical; Lulea University of Technology; LaszloPhoto; 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. 

    Register soon to attend the conference, workshops and receptions. We welcome you to join the sponsors by contacting us here. Thank you Sponsors! Register to get your questions answered. 

    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 2023. 
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    You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any of the workshops on Monday May 8, 2023 or on Thursday May 11, 2023 and evening receptions on Monday May 8, Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10, 2023. Register now at a discount. Space is limited*.

    We hope you join us at CTMF 2023 - 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 2023 schedule - all at Shearman & Sterling

    Monday May 8, 2023: Workshops: Noon - 4:30 pm  
    Monday May 8, 2023: Welcome Reception/Dinner: 5:00 - 7:45 pm

    Tuesday May 9, 2023: Conference - Day One: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Tuesday May 9, 2023: Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm 

    Wednesday
    May 10, 2023: Conference: Day Two: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 
    Wednesday May 10, 2023: Reception: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Thursday May 11, 2023: Workshops: 7:30 - 11:45 am 
    Thursday May 11, 2023: Lunch11:45 am to 1 pm
    Thursday May 11, 2023: Workshops: 12:30 - 4 pm

    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 2019 more than 270 executives attended including officers from more than 50 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 include: 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
    SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
    Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
    - Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 

    Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

    Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023

    * 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.

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​SME’s 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference (CTMF 2023)
    Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
    - Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 
    Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
    in-person on Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023
    Revisit this site for updates


    Welcome! Join us at NY SME's 8th CTMF Conference in-person. We will all meet at Shearman & Sterling at 53rd St. and Lexington Ave on May 8-11, 2023. The venue, shown in the pictures throughout this website has been remodeled and expanded. It is well suited for meetings.

    We are excited as we will announce 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 and speakers who make this event possible: RPM Global; Shearman & SterlingSLR CorporationSME FoundationQuebec Government; Reyna GoldReyna Silverand CostMine; Blake, Cassels & GraydonMcEwen MiningGuanajuato Silver; Trillium Gold MinesDolly Varden Silver; Tocvan Ventures; OTC Markets; and SRK Consulting; Honey Badger Silver; HATCH; Dakota Gold Mines; NorthStar Gold; Phenom Resources Corp; Behre Dolbear; WSP/ Golder; Brooks & Nelson; H Advisors Abernathy and media partnersContact us at info@smeny.org if you would like to be a sponsor.

    Plan on meeting officers from these firms that have expressed interest to be at CTMF 2023 during breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions, dinner, and workshops. Aston Bay Holdings; Avino Silver & Gold Mines; Balfour Holdings; Bannockburn Global Forex; Barron’s Magazine; Behre Dolbear; Benchmark Minerals Intelligence; Big Rock Exploration; Blake, Cassels & Graydon; Bleakley Financial Group; Bloomberg; Broadlands Mineral Advisory Services; Brooks & Nelson; Cassels Brock & Blackwell; Calvert Street Group; Capstone Partners; Chen Lin; Citibank Corporate & Investment Bank; Colorado School of Mines; Commerce Resources Corp.; Control Risks; Cost Mine/ InfoMine; CPM Group; CRU; Currie Rose Resources; Dakota Gold Mines; Dentons; Desjardins Securities; DLA Piper; Dolly Varden Silver; Doré Copper Mining; Eagle Mines Management; Faskens; Forte Dynamics; German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), Federal Institute for Geosciences & Natural Resources (BGR), Federal Geological Survey of Germany; Geomega Resources; Glencore; Global Mining Capital; Government of Quebec; GreenMet; Greystone Asset Management; Guanajuato SilverHATCH Consulting; Hecla Mining; Honey Badger Silver; IBK Capital; Idaho Champion; ING Capital; Independent Trading Group (ITG); Investissement Québec; KCR Capital; Kintavar Exploration Inc; Kodiak Copper; Largo Resources; MAG Silver; Marc LeVier & Associates; McEwen Mining; McGriff Insurance; Mine Technical Services (MTS); MineTell; Mining.com; Mining Discovery; Mining Journal; Murdock Capital; National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA); National Bank of Canada; Northcott Capital; Northern Miner; NorthStar Gold; Open Mineral; OTC Markets; Phenom Resources; PMV Research; Prime Mining; Quebec Government Office, New York; Red Cloud Capital; Red Cloud Securities; Relevant Gold; RESPEC Consulting; Resources QuébecReyna Gold; Reyna SilverRPM Global; SCM Decisions; Shearman & Sterling; Skyward Specialty Insurance; SLR Consulting; SME; SME FoundationSocialSuite; Société du Plan Nord, Québec; Sprott Money Ltd.; SRK Consulting; Stantec Consulting; Teck Resources; The Prospector; The World Bank; Tocvan Ventures; Trillium Gold Mines; University of British Columbia; University of Delaware - Department of Geography & Spatial Sciences Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment; University of Kentucky; U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); US Gold Corp.; US Vanadium; Val D'Or Mining Corporation; Wood Plc; WSP/ Golder and others.

    CTMF 2023 will start on Monday May 8 with workshops and welcome reception and a dinner with guest speaker. The conference on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10 will start at 8:15 am, after breakfast starting at 7 am. The conference agenda will run the entire day on Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10 and will be followed by receptions, with guest speakers from 5:30 to 7 pm. On Thursday May 11 there will be morning and afternoon workshops, starting with breakfast at 7:30 am, with workshops starting at 8:15 am and 1 pm, plus refreshment breaks and lunch.

    CTMF is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that impact raising capital in the 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 2023 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, Mexico, U.S.A., Europe and Germany.   

    Send your expression of interest to speak, join the sponsors to info@smeny.org.

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

    • Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds
    • Government of Quebec's Mr. Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region
    • Rob McEwen, President and Chairman, McEwen Mining, Inc. 
    • Casey Hammond, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, U.S. Department of the Interior
    • Anthony O'Neill, Group Director, Technical & Sustainability, Anglo American Plc
    • Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and CEO, Hecla Mining Company
    • Simon Moores, CEO & Founder, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
    • Paul Brink, Senior Vice President, Franco Nevada Corporation 
    • Mario Alfonso Cantu Suarez, Under Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
    • Dr. Israel Gutierrez Guerrero, Chief Executive Officer, Mining Development Bank of Mexico
    • George Hemingway, Partner, Partner & Innovation Practice Lead, Stratalis Group
    • and many others. Join us at CTMF 2023 to participate, meet all and learn.

      All of the speakers at CTMF are well seasoned, knowledgeable, subject matter experts. The event 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 2023 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.

      Below is an indicative list of 2023 panel topics. Revisit the agenda for updates. 

      Indicative Topics - Day One Tuesday May 9, 2023 at Shearman & Sterling

      I.1 Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining
      I.2 Disruption in Mining Finance – Investment in Mining and Social Capital

      Key Note: What is the Outlook for Public Equity Returning to Fund Precious Metals Financing and Role of Actively Managed & Dedicated Funds

      I.3 Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends
      I.3A Investing in Industrial Minerals: What Makes Them Different?
      I.3B Traceability in Mining: Enabling Transparency, Accountability, and Circularity – A Battery Sector Case Study

      I.4 Impact of China on Global Mineral Supply Chains
      I.4A Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development
      I.4B Ethics and Trust in Mining: A Brave New World

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


      I.5 Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different?
      I.5A Important Local, Federal Government Tax Law Changes
      I.5B Government Policy Encouraging Investment and Development

      I.6 To be announced
      I.6A How to Measure and Mitigate Risks in the Mining Industry
      I.6B U.S. SEC Rule S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants: Are You Ready for 2021?

      I.7 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Two Panels

      I.7A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Two Panels
      I.7B Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities

      I.8 Critical Material Supply Chain Trends: What is the Outlook? Part Two 

      I.8A Why Some Mining Projects and Some Fail: Part Two
      I.8B Sustainable Mining and the Water-Energy Nexus
      I.9 What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital?

      Indicative Topics - Day Two Wednesday May 10, 2023 at Shearman & Sterling

      II.1 Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments
      II.1A Estimating and Managing Costs at Early and Development Stages
      II.1B Quebec's James Bay Alliance: A Case Study of Collaboration

      II.2 Green/ESG Finance: A New Source of Funding for the Mining Sector
      II.2A Corporate Tailings Stewardship as Pertains to Investment Risk
      II.2B Investing and Operating in Quebec

      II.3 Investing and Operating in USA
      II.3A Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration
      II.3B Owners' and Investment Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked?

      II.4 To be announced
      II.4A Solar Developments on Brownfield Mine Properties
      II.4B Innovations in Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy and the Expanding Workforce Technical Gap

      Key Note: The Importance of and How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders' Concerns

      II.5 Emerging ESG Issues in Mining
      II.5A Digital Transformation: Use of Artificial Intelligence
      II.5B Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How?

      II.6 Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, Stakeholder Interests
      II.6A Digital Transformation: Use of Technology in Mining - Part Two
      II.6B Investing in and Operating in Mexico

      II.7 Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining
      II.7A Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and the Opportunities
      II.7B Resource & Reserve Definitions: What are Best Techniques & Practices
      II.8 Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Mining and Minerals Sector in the Americas 

      The above summarizes topics, roundtables, keynotes and panel discussions we plan to have. Check back for updates. Soon we will also post details about the workshops, with descriptions and instructors' bios here. You do not have to attend the conference to register for workshops and or receptions. Space is limited*. Registration opens soon.

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      CTMF 2023 will focus on key trends and issues impacting raising capital in global mining today and highlight solutions, risks and opportunities. Speakers will discuss case studies and talk about how management and investors use best practices and technology to anticipate, track, manage and reduce technical and non-technical risk, including environmental, political and financial risk.

      At CTMF in past years, we has hosted government officials from Quebec, Mexico, U.S. and Germany and many senior lender and mining executives. In 2023 we plan to expand representation beyond Quebec to Ottawa and Ontario, and Germany to Europe as well as host various officials from the U.S. Government, local regions as well as Mexico and elsewhere.

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

      Throughout CTMF 2023 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 industrial mineral, base, precious and strategic critical metal, rare earth, and bulk mineral mining projects. 

      Join us, meet senior officers from banking, investing, private equity, engineering and professional advisory firms. More than 50 mining and exploration companies and officials from various governments representing many countries attended CTMF 2019 the last time we met in-person. 

      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; Investissement Québec; KPMG Canada; Macquarie; Maverix Metals Inc.; Moelis & Co.; Murdock Capital; Northcott Capital; Orion Mine Finance; Quebec Government Office in New York; Quebec's Minister of Economy and Innovation; Red Cloud Klondike Strike; Resource Capital Fund; Resources Québec; ROC Global; Rothschild; S&P Global Ratings; Sandstorm Gold Ltd.; Société Générale; Société du Plan Nord, Québec; 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 that support mineral and mining investment in and from around the world were at 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 & 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; Lincoln Metallurgical; Lulea University of Technology; LaszloPhoto; 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. 

      Register soon to attend the conference, workshops and receptions. We welcome you to join the sponsors by contacting us here. Thank you Sponsors! Register to get your questions answered. 

      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 2023. 
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      You do not have to attend the conference to register to attend any of the workshops on Monday May 8, 2023 or on Thursday May 11, 2023 and evening receptions on Monday May 8, Tuesday May 9 and Wednesday May 10, 2023. Register now at a discount. Space is limited*.

      We hope you join us at CTMF 2023 - 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 2023 schedule - all at Shearman & Sterling

      Monday May 8, 2023: Workshops: Noon - 4:30 pm  
      Monday May 8, 2023: Welcome Reception/Dinner: 5:00 - 7:45 pm

      Tuesday May 9, 2023: Conference - Day One: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
      Tuesday May 9, 2023: Reception: 5:30 - 7:00 pm 

      Wednesday
      May 10, 2023: Conference: Day Two: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm 
      Wednesday May 10, 2023: Reception: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

      Thursday May 11, 2023: Workshops: 7:30 - 11:45 am 
      Thursday May 11, 2023: Lunch11:45 am to 1 pm
      Thursday May 11, 2023: Workshops: 12:30 - 4 pm

      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 2019 more than 270 executives attended including officers from more than 50 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 include: 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
      SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
      Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
      - Where Finding, Financing and Securing Supply is Critical 

      Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

      Monday May 8 - Thursday May 11, 2023

      * 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.