Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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We hope to see you at SME's 7th annual
Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Sunday April 28 - Wednesday May 1, 2019
in New York City about

Smarter Mining and Finance: How are Technology and Innovation Disrupting Mining Economics? New Frontiers and Risks
Connecting Mining, Finance & Engineering Executives TM
Register now. Meet many influential mining, finance, investment and engineering experts who evaluate, advise and finance projects worldwide. Here is the agenda and five workshops

Hear about the latest trends and best practices from leading advisers and financiers about how miners manage technical, non-technical, social, regulatory, and financial risks today

Learn how to anticipate, track, manage and reduce risks impacting raising capital in mining. Visit Why Attend 

Join us on Sunday April 28th - Wednesday May 1, 2019
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The focus of CTMF Conferences is about the outlook, trends and non-technical and technical issues that affect capital raising in the global mining industry.

Hear several key note and guest speakers including Ross Bhappu, Partner, Head of Private Equity Funds at Resource Capital Funds and a senior official from the Government of Quebec speak about "What makes operating and investing in Quebec's mineral rich province attractive" and many sector experts.

Mining is facing unprecedented challenges, experiencing rapid change, adopting new rules and technology. How are managers, investors, leaders adapting?

There will be 25+ round table panels about how management and financiers use technology and innovation to anticipate, manage and reduce technical, non-technical, regulatory and financial issues and risk including about:
·       Bankers’ View of Capital Markets and Mine Financing - multiple round tables about recent deals, M&A and restructuring trends, where, how and who is raising capital, what issues are most prominent in investors' minds.
·       Key Issues and Trends Impacting Structuring Finance and Funding of Mining and Exploration including streaming, royalty, off-takes, pre-payments, and other capital sources as well as traditional sources.
·       Managing Changes of Rules and Regulations - multiple panels about anticipating and managing in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including tax codes, sustainability standards, and societal and political risk.
·       Engaging Stakeholders for Success - multiple panels about non-technical, i.e., societal, regulatory, and economic rules and best practices impacting mining and infrastructure development and finance.
·       Best Practices re: Reserves and Resources - including discussion of recent changes to rules and definitions and harmonization of mining codes and regulations including U.S. SEC’s S-K 1300 revising of Industry Guide 7.
·       Analysts’ View of Metals and Minerals Market Trends - multiple panels about global metals, mining, energy and battery market trends, including discussion about base, precious, industrial and critical metals.
·       There will be other panel discussions - read the agenda here

The format allows you to get questions answered, meet experts funding, advising and evaluating projects, operations and managing non-technical and technical, financial studies. Join all attending and the NYC business community and advisers from BNP ParibasRoscoe Postle AssociatesShearman & SterlingRPM Global, Duff & Phelps and other sponsors. Attend these five workshops

  1. Mine to Mill Reconciliation and Assessment of Productivity of a Mining Project over its Life: Importance of Post Investment Reviews
  2. Political Risk - Recognizing Its Impact on Mining Operations, Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making
  3. Are you ready? A Comprehensive Approach to Navigate the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements
  4. Valuing Mineral Assets & Operations: Understanding Valuation Issues
  5. Measuring Climate Risks' Impact on Mining and Infrastructure

In 2018 290+ leaders attended from 21 countries and 40+ mining & exploration companies, with officials from Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, and Quebec

Together with sponsors, chairs, speakers, workshop organizers we look forward to a great event with plenty of time for all to meet and talk with industry leaders and experts. Thank you Shearman & Sterling for hosting the Conference again.

We hope you join us! Discount registration is ending soon  

Submit abstracts to speak and or to join the sponsors to:
Tim Alch
2019 CTMF Conference Program Chair
Executive Director of NY SME
About New York SME Organizer of the annual CTMF Conferences
Join us at SME's 7th annual Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference. NY SME is a section of Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) that 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 is an international member society of AIME comprised of more than 14,000 executives, engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers professionals in the minerals industry in 100 countries.

NY SME CTMF Event Contacts:
Tim Alch, Exec. Dir. NY SME and CTMF Co-Chair (E) timalch@gmail.com
Alan Oshiki, CTMF Co-Chair & EVP, Abernathy MacGregor (E) aho@abmac.com
Register to attend CTMF 2019 to meet all at another content-rich, networking event. Submit your abstract. Be a Speaker. Join the sponsors

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What Happened: On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended General License No. 7 (GL 7), which authorized certain transactions and activities with Citgo Holding, Inc. (CITGO) and PDV Holding, Inc. (PDVH) that would otherwise be prohibited by US sanctions toward Venezuela. The amended and superseding General License No. 7A (GL 7A) extends the expiration date of one authorization that allows certain transactions and activities with CITGO and PDVH, from July 27, 2019, to at least September 14, 2020, and possibly longer.
The Bottom Line: Recognizing that CITGO and PDVH have longstanding complex commercial relationships with many parties, including large multinational companies, OFAC has extended the authorization that allows certain transactions and activities with CITGO and PDVH to provide for the maintenance of CITGO and PDVH operations and relationships that are based on long-term planning and contractual commitments. 

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