2008 Events

December 11, 2008

"Changes in Metals & Mining Resource Funding"
Michael N. Cramer,
Managing Director, Global Metals & Mining, Citibank

Funding resources for the mining industry are becoming as cyclical as commodity prices. Mr. Cramer's presentation will review the current state of the industry, describe sources of funding over the past 10 years, and discuss issues associated with future fund raising.

Michael N. Cramer received advanced degrees in Mining Engineering and Mineral Finance from the Krumb school of Mines at Columbia University. He has been a Senior Industry Specialist for metals, mining and energy minerals for over 25 years, twelve of which have been at Citibank. He has been involved in numerous transactions from an array of product perspectives including corporate, project, commodity and acquisition finance, public and private underwriting, equity, leveraged and asset-backed financings, and M&A's for mines, smelters and refineries around the world.

October 16, 2008

"The Supply Crisis: The Current State of the Global Mining Industry"
Barney Guarnera,
President and CEO, Behre Dolbear & Co

Mr. Guarnera has over 30 years of professional experience that includes senior-level positions in exploration and development at a number of major U. S. natural resource companies. He is a Certified Mineral Appraiser with extensive experience in valuation of mineral properties and mining companies. He is a registered Professional Engineer, a Registered Professional Geologist and a Chartered Professional (Geology) of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

November 20, 2008

"Why Is There So Much Opposition to Mining In Latin America?"
Len Harris,
Company Director & Consultant

The mining industry is the motor which generates the growing economy and contributes greatly to the development and to employment in many Latin American countries today. Why, therefore, is there so much opposition to mining in this part of the world? Is it a conspiracy or naivety or a combination of both? Who knows? Len Harris knows. Come and hear what he has to say.

Mr. Leonard (Len) Harris is originally from Australia and first went to Latin America in 1955 to work for Cerro de Pasco Corporation in Peru. Since then, he has been continually involved in mining and exploration ventures in that country as well as in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Suriname, Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.