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SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Sunday May 10 to Wednesday May 13, 2020
New York City
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Register today. Get your questions answered. Meet with mining, finance, investment, industry, engineers, and experts who evaluate, advise, finan ce, manage exploration & mining projects world wide. There will be time & space for all to meet during breakfast, morning & afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch, receptions, workshops, and at the conference. Join us as a sponsor

Register for the conference with 30 round table panel discussions with audience Q&A, in two tracks, several key note speakers, six workshops, three receptions


Join us to learn about best practices & case studies to lower cost & risk and improve management of technical, non-technical, ESG, regulatory, financial issues and innovative use of technology, equipment, artificial intelligence, digital transformation that impact project and exploration success . Also to be discussed will be supply, demand, price of precious, strategic, critical, battery, energy, rare earth metals and several key mining & exploration regions in the Americas.

Meet with many leading subject-matter experts working on project financing around the world, including these key note speakers: 

Peter Grosskopf, CEO of  Sprott Inc.  and Managing Director of  Sprott Resource Lending  and Doug Groh, Portfolio Manager, Tocqueville Asset Management will discuss the investing, lending and outlook for capital raising and financing of gold projects and companies, the changing equity financing trends, and return of public equity investing through actively managed and dedicated funds.

Douglas B. Silver, a Portfolio Manager at  Orion Mine Finance will speak about the importance of and  How to Optimize All Mine Stakeholders’ Concerns  and how society’s and capital markets’ rules of conduct are continuing to evolve, requiring mineral and mining companies to adapt to the times. He will discuss this paradigm shift and how investors and owners are adapting to change.     


Register to attend any of these 6 engaging, informative workshops

I. Lessons learned from Mega and Mining projects: Key success factors

II. U.S. SEC SK-1300: Potential impact on raising capital: Get ready before 2021

III. Mining asset Valuation and its uses

IV. Digital transformations, Technology implementation - How to get started, What to expect, How to benefit and Lessons Learned

V. Better Cost Estimating of Mining Projects at the Scoping Stage

VI. Measuring, Quantifying & Monetizing Risk Exposure in Mining

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Register today to get your questions answered - Space is limited
Read about the CTMF 2020 panel topics below

Here is a daily summary of the CTMF 2020 schedule. 

Sun May 10, 2020: Two Workshops  Noon to 4:30 PM at NY Marriott East Side
I.  Lessons learned from mega projects and mining projects - Key success factors
II. An update about U.S. SEC SK - 1300: Potential impact on raising capital – Get ready before 2021 
Sun May 10, 2020: Welcome Reception  5 to 7 at New York Marriott East Side

Mon May 11, 2020: Conference: Day One  7:30 to 5:30 Shearman & Sterling
For updates and details about the conference agenda visit  here
Mon May 11, 2020: Reception  6 to 8 PM at New York Marriott East Side Hotel

Tues May 12, 2020: Conference: Day Two  7:30 to 5:30 Shearman & Sterling
For updates and details about the conference agenda visit  here
Tues May 12, 2020: Reception  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Shearman & Sterling

Wed May 13, 2020: Two Workshops 7:45 to 11:45 AM at Shearman & Sterling
III. Mining asset valuation and its uses 
IV. Digital transformations, Technology implementation - How to get started, what to expect, how to benefit and lessons learned 

Wed May 13, 2020: Two Workshops  Noon to 4:15 PM Shearman & Sterling
V.  The value of cost estimating of mining projects at the scoping stage 
VI.  Measuring, quantifying and monetizing risk exposure in mining
Meet with & hear leading authorities speak, who on a daily basis advise miners, explorers, financiers, investors re issues, trends & risks
We are developing the 2020 agenda now
Join more than 270 banking, mining, investment, and engineering advisers and representatives from many leading mining and exploration firms from around the world on Sunday May 10 to Wednesday May 13, 2020. Hear key advisers discuss what management and investors should know to increase odds of securing finance today. Meet with leaders and hear many experts discuss the ever-changing finance landscape, the source, structure and mix of funds available and outlook and best practices of exploration and mining projects world wide.

At CTMF are industry leaders, experts & speakers who will participate in ~30 round table panels, in two tracks discussing how to manage risk and use best practices to balance non-technical, technical & financial issues.They'll discuss:

  • 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 of Mining Companies, Projects and Exploration - panel discussions re alternative capital sources, royalties, streaming, debt, project finance, pre-payments, and off takes
  • Analysts' View of Metals and Minerals Markets - panels about the impact of evolving technology and policy changes on supply, demand, prices of base, precious, industrial, battery, critical, rare earth, 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 managing in ever-changing 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 ESG, CSR best practices re impact of societal, economic, technical, sustainability, recycling on mining, infrastructure development and finance
  • Best Practices re Reserves and Resources - re recent changes to rules and definitions and harmonization of mining codes, rules and regulations including panels about U.S. SEC's S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7
  • Government Policy to Foster, Advance, Attract Investment in mining and related sectors re stability of supply, technology and specialty metals
  • And other topics, e.g. methods to manage capital and operating costs and other key trends, issues, and best practices. Join us!

Visit the website for updates about the speakers and agenda. You do not have to attend the conference to register  for the receptions  and workshops.

We hope you join us! Space is limited. All must register in advance.
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About New York SME - Organizer of SME's 8th annual CTMF Conference
NY SME, organizer of the CTMF conference, 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 are mining executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students, and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining and underground construction community with information exchange and professional development. SME is a member society of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. The NY Section of SME encompasses the Tri-State area. Its members meet and 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. We hope you attend CTMF 2020!

CTMF 2020 Contacts: We want to hear from you
Tim Alch, Executive Director of NY SME and Co-Chair (E) timalch@gmail.com
Alan Oshiki, Co-Chair and EVP, Abernathy MacGregor (E) aho@abmac.com
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