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.