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Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference returns to New York City in April
January 7, 2016

The New York Section of SME will host the SME's 4th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference: Beyond Survival: Prosperity with the New Normal of Risk and Uncertainty April 24-27 in New York City.

The group of speakers from more than 40 firms will include leading experts from an array of areas related to and impacting mining companies and projects arranging for and raising capital to fund exploration, development, construction and operation and include discussion of infrastructure projects associated with mining projects worldwide.

Current Trends in Mining Finance is core to the event with many leading experts talking about where, how much, what type, financing structures, for what types of mining projects, companies etc. raised and are raising money during panels on April 25 and 26. Another topic being highlighted at the conference and in several work shops is the importance of planning and managing mining project infrastructure development, construction costs and risks.

As has been discussed at past conferences and reported elsewhere, delays and higher costs at mining projects in recent years often has involved construction of mining infrastructure, roads, accessing water as well as social license, environmental and other issues. Thus a group of speakers will focus on best practices and technology to control, estimate and minimize risk and costs associated with these issues that the financial and investment community want to hear and learn about.

Among the companies that have expressed interest and are: Agapito Associates; Alabama Graphite; Auramet Trading; Baker & McKenzie; Benchmark Mineral Intelligence; Blakes Cassell & Graydon; Bloomberg; BNP Paribas; Caterpillar Finance; Citibank; CME; Coeur Mining; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Dassault Systemes; Discovery Investing; Disruptive Discoveries; Dolly Varden; Duff & Phelps; EDC Export Development Canada; Ernst & Young; Golder Associates; Government of Quebec; Hatch; HDR, Inc.; Headwaters MB; Hecla Mining; Holland & Hart; HSBC; IBM; Independent Project Analysis (IPA); ING Capital; KoreConX; KPMG LLP; Lind Group; Meridiam Infrastructure; Merjent; MIAG; MUFG (Bank of Tokyo and Mitsubishi Finance Group); Ramboll Environ; Red Cloud Mining Capital; RPA (Roscoe Postle Associates); RPM Global; Shearman & Sterling; SME; SRK; Stornaway Diamond; Western Uranium; and others

The conference will take place April 25- 26, with two pre-conference work shops on April 24 and three post conference work shops on April 27. On Sunday, April 24, there will be a Delegate Dinner starting at about 5, ending at 7:30 with guest speakers.

The Mining Finance Conference website is being updated regularly. The organizers are proud to announce and thank Shearman & Sterling LLP for hosting the conference in 2016 and welcome all to attend and become a Sponsor. There are numerous sponsorship levels Also notable this year, the Government of Quebec's is a sponsor.

A Government Minister is scheduled to be a Key Note Speaker at the Conference on April 25 and Quebec is hosting a reception at its offices in Rockefeller Center on April 25. In part Quebec will be highlighting and advancing investor et al interest in Plan Nord and its investment priorities that include a number of mining projects and multiple infrastructure related projects to strengthen economic development of Quebec's northern region.

More information can be found at http://community.smenet.org/currenttrendsinminingfinance