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Sunday April 29th - Wednesday May 2, 2018
Join Us in New York City for SME's 6th Annual
Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference:
Connecting Mining, Finance and
Engineering Executives
Submit your abstracts now
We are collecting abstracts for SME's 6th CTMF event that is intended for executives and mining industry specialists, bankers, financial analysts, investors, portfolio managers, and engineers. The CTMF conference, dinner, workshops, and receptions will bring experts together to discuss trends and a range of topics, solutions, risks and where opportunities are.

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

2018 CTMF Conference panel topics will include:
  • Global capital markets review and key trends in mining
  • Bankers’ view of capital markets and mine financing
  • Metals market trends: What’s hot? What’s not? Why?
  • Coal, energy and power generation trends in North America
  • Managing uncertainty, price risk and investment capital in mining
  • Keynote speakers from leading mining and technology companies
  • What are trends and issues in mining M&A? Restructurings?
  • Are private equity, royalty, streaming deals being done?
  • Successful use of technology and innovation in mining

  • Why some mining projects succeed and why some fail
  • How and which mining companies are raising capital 
  • Mineral and mining valuation and cost trends
  • Best practices to estimate mineral resources
  • International regulations, securities,legal and tax issues
  • Methods of engaging stakeholders, local communities
  • How to manage project execution and avoid delays
  • China, its One Belt One Road Initiative, etc.
  • How to prosper in this market - and more

The format of the CTMF event encourages networking and discussion with key experts about the current trends and issues that affect mining and project finance, investment, raising capital, and project management, smart use of data and technology to manage project costs and risks. 

Submit abstracts to speak and or interest to be a sponsor to:
Tim Alch, CTMF Conference Co Chair to

Our goal is make the 2018 CTMF program as rich in content as the 2017 event. The link  here  is to a 4 page Flyer about the 2017 Conference. This year the audience included more than 220 officers from 18 countries, with 35 mining companies attending. In total at 2017 CTMF events were about 280 key industry people attending the workshops, conference, receptions and dinner. There were 21 panels or round table discussions in 2017.

We are expecting there will be more panels in 2018. We will be updating the CTMF website with the agenda, registration, hotels etc. that are described at  Why Attend  including about these 4 workshops: 

  • Improving strategic capital management with Integrated Valuation and Risk Modelling methods; 
  • Latest techniques available impacting the reliability of mineral resource estimates for exploration and development of mining project: What a banker, finance expert and analyst should know; 
  • Efficient, effective due diligence for modern mining investments;
  • Measuring and mitigating financial risk in mining - Applying today's tools from past examples

We welcome your inputs, suggestions - Send us your abstracts
We thank 2017 sponsors  
J oin us! Registration will open soon

For more info visit our earlier release at

Join us at the New York Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME)  6th Annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference.  The New York Section of 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). SME itself is an international society of AIME of more than 14,000 professionals in the minerals industry across nearly 100 countries. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. To join visit

NY SME's next section meeting will be 4-6:30 on Mon Dec 18th. Join Us! at Connolly's
14 East 47th Street to hear Jeff Christian present CPM's Group's Precious Metals Outlook

CTMF  Registration will open soon - Sponsors are welcome

Visit NY SME's earlier release at
New York Section of SME | New York City | April 29th to May 2, 2018