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Welcome. NY SME will not meet in-person for CTMF 2022. Revisit this site for updates.

NY SME will host its third virtual Thought Leaders in Mining event in early October 2022. Please revisit this site for updates. View NY SME's 2nd Thought Leaders in Mining event: Sustainably Funding the Global Mineral Supply Chain: How to Succeed here.

Our two virtual Thought Leaders in Mining events have been well attended with more than 430 and 540 registered attendees, respectively and involved many global industry leaders. Our events seek to answer questions and address topics industry leaders, miners, board members, investors, policy makers, stakeholders, communities and financiers want to know about financing global mining supply chains.  
NY SME thanks Rio Tinto Plc, as Lead Sponsor 
and the other Sponsors of our 2nd virtual event: Dassault Systèmes and Government of Quebec and Great Bear Resources Ltd and HATCH Consulting and RESPEC Consulting and Shearman & Sterling LLP and SRK Consulting.  
Speakers at the second virtual event included subject matter experts and industry leaders from: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence; Corem; Dassault Systèmes; Eagle Mines Management; General Motors; Government of Quebec; Great Bear Resources; HATCH Consulting; Hecla Mining Company; ING Capital; Resources Quebec; RESPEC Consulting; Rio Tinto; Shearman & Sterling; Société du Plan Nord; SOQUEM Inc.; SRK Consulting; Standard & Poor's Global Ratings; Wheaton Precious Metals and others. 

You may view NY SME's 1st Thought Leaders in Mining event Strengthening Critical Minerals Supply Chains in North America: The Key Role of Québec: December 8, 2020 on-demand here 

NY SME encourages your expressions of interest to participate, speak at or be a sponsor of future NY SME events. Please submit your expressions of interest by contacting us at info@smeny.org 

NY SME is looking forward to reconvene and see all in-person at CTMF 2023 in NYC!

SME’s 8th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference:
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World
Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives
Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020

CTMF 2020 will focus on trends and issues impacting raising capital and highlight solutions, risks and opportunities. Submit your eois to speak now. Share this announncement

Register at a discount now to hear and ask questions of the many leading speakers and subject matter experts attending the conference.
All meet during breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions and workshops. Read about the workshops here. 

CTMF is attended by leading, qualified experts and executives managing and or advising the industry about rapid, pivotal changes impacting projects and opportunities. They are officers of private and public mining and exploration companies and bankers, financiers, advisers and investors as well as government officials involved supporting, advising and or investing in mining, exploration and infrastructure projects world wide.

The list below summarizes CTMF 2020 panel topics. Revisit the agenda for updates. 

CTMF Conference Day One - Monday May 11, 2020

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 Wold

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?

CTMF Conference Day Two - Tuesday May 12, 2020

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 Extra-terrestial (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 

Visit the agenda re these panels and the speakers. Download a daily schedule hereThank you SponsorsWorkshop descriptions and instructors' bios are shown here. You do not have to attend the conference to register for workshops and or receptions. Space is limited*. Register today.


CTMF 2020 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.

The content-rich agenda will provide all attending a choice of which experts they want to hear. In brief, the t
opics to be discussed include: 

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

  • Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Markets - multiple panels about global metals, mining, and the impact of evolving technology and policy changes 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 panels by leading experts about how industry uses data and innovation to evaluate and manage operating and capital costs and risk, and to stay compliant 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 tax codes and best practices re harmonization, sustainability, societal and political risk
  • Engaging Stakeholders For Success - multiple panels and case studies re non-technical, ESG, CSR best practices re impact of societal, economic, technical, sustainability, recycling on mining and infrastructure development and finance

  • Best Practices re Operations, Compliance and Reporting - including discussion about recent changes to rules and regulations, resource and reserve definitions, harmonization of mining codes, e.g. panels 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 sectors, including re stability of supply, technology and specialty metals

  • And other current topics, trends, issues, best practices and case studies

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

Register today to attend the conference, the workshops and receptions
We welcome you to join the sponsors by contacting us hereThank you Sponsors!

Throughout CTMF 2020 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. 

Meet senior officers from banking, investing, private equity, engineering and professional advisory firms working around the world. More than 50 mining and exploration companies and officials from numerous government agencies representing many countries attended CTMF 2019. 

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; Ressources 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. We hope you can join us! 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 minr financing needs and key trends today. Join us in 2020 for ~30  engaging round table discussions with time for audience Q&A.

You do not have to attend the conference to attend any of two workshops on Sunday May 10, 2020 and or three workshops on Wednesday May 13, 2020 and receptions on Sunday May 10, Monday May 11 and Tuesday May 12, 2020. Register now at a discount. Space is limited*.

We hope you join us at CTMF 2020 - an event that will combine a content-rich agenda, attended by many leading practitioners and experts from as many as 20 countries, 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, thinking 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 2020 daily schedule:

Sunday May 10, 2020: Two Workshops: Noon - 4:30 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel
Sunday May 10, 2020: Welcome Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Monday May 11, 2020: Conference - Day One: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Monday May 11, 2020: Reception: 6:00 - 8:00 PM at New York East Side Hotel

Tuesday May 12, 2020: Conference: Day Two: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tuesday May 12, 2020: Reception: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops: 7:45 AM - 11:45 AM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Wednesday May 13, 2020: Lunch11:45 AM to 1 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP
Wednesday May 13, 2020: Two Workshops: 12:30 - ~4 PM at Shearman & Sterling LLP

Read about the informative, engaging workshops here. You do not have to attend the conference to attend any of these 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

At CTMF 2019 more than 270 leading experts and senior 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 traveled from more than 20 countries to attend CTMF 2019 including from: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, India, Japan, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

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 annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference 
Managing Risk and Identifying Opportunities in a Disruptive World

Connecting Mining, Finance and Engineering Executives

Sunday May 10 - Wednesday May 13, 2020

* Space is limited. The organizers monitor registrations periodically and may need to close registration early. Registration closed early in 2019, 2018 and 2017. We may require some registered delegates to be present in a second board conference room that will have live video and audio feed to the main conference or conference room G/H and or attend in a third board room to watch and hear 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 is organizer of the annual CTMF conferences. It is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, an association of 14,000+ 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).

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