Saturday, February 1, 2020


It’s only the first month of the new year and the challenges are mounting in our fight to secure fair maps.

Hitting our $90,000 end-of-month goal will be crucial to our ability to meet those challenges. Will you donate before midnight’s deadline?

We rely on people like you to power this movement. And here is what our grassroots army is up against in 2020:

Republicans in states like New Hampshire, Michigan, and more have shown their true colors. Instead of supporting citizen-led proposals for fair independent redistricting commissions, they’re fighting tooth and nail to hang on to power -- and they have big money and big names behind them.

The Trump campaign and the RNC have $195 million in the bank, and they’ve made it clear that they’re going to funnel a lot of that money to boost Republicans in down-ballot races.

The ruling by the Supreme Court’s conservatives last June means we have to go state by state to secure fair maps. And of course, the presidential race is heating up and we’re going to have to compete for voters’ attention.

Sula, the NDRC has achieved so much in such a short time with the help of this community. I know we can make this last year before redistricting our most impactful one yet. Will you pitch in to help us hit our $90,000 end-of-month goal?
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6 de Fevereiro de 2020 | 08:00 - 13:00
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A Fitch convida para o evento Credit Outlook Brazil 2020 que acontecerá em São Paulo, no dia 6 de Fevereiro de 2020, no Hotel InterContinental São Paulo.

Principais tópicos a serem abordados:
  • Perspectiva macro global e soberana e os riscos mais importantes enfrentados pelos mercados de crédito globais.
  • Fatores de ESG (Ambientais, Sociais e de Governança) e seu crescente papel nas análises de crédito e de risco, bem como no comportamento dos investidores.
  • Perspectiva de Crédito para Empresas Corporativas Brasileiras e de Infraestrutura do setor de Energia.
  • Perspectiva de Crédito das Empresas Chinesas e Investimentos na América Latina e Brasil.
A agenda completa está disponível no site do evento.

As inscrições e o café da manhã começarão às 8h, e a conferência será realizada das 8h50 às 13h.

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Global Key Themes For 2020 is our most viewed webinar this week. If you missed the live webinar, you can listen on demand now or explore our other webinar replays highlighted below:
Cedric Chehab, Global Head of Country Risk
Don’t miss Cedric Chehab, Global Head of Country Risk, presenting our annual overview of the top ten key themes that we believe will shape and influence the global economy in 2020. The presentation captures both structural and cyclical trends, policymaking constraints, social tensions and elections.
Anita Basu, Head of Asia Country Risk
The Asia Pacific region will continue to experience significant economic and political uncertainty in 2020. In this webinar, Anita Basu, Head of Asia Country Risk, discusses five key themes that we expect will impact policy and economic outcomes across the region this year, including fiscal stimulus, inflation, instability and still high bond yields.
Cole Martin, Senior Commodities Analyst
We’ll be expanding our coverage of tech within industries in 2020. In our first webinar in this series, we focus on the key technologies used in the Agribusiness sector, including the trends we are seeing in the Ag Tech ecosystem and what we expect for 2020. The webinar includes insight from both Cole Martin, our Senior Commodities Analyst and Dexter Thillien, our Senior TMT Analyst.
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sex., 31 de jan. 13:31 (há 20 horas)
para sula_costa

SME's 8th Current Trends in Mining Finance Conference
Sunday May 10 to Wednesday May 13, 2020
New York City
Connecting Mining, Finance & Engineering Executives TM

Get your questions answered. Meet mining, finance, investment, engineers, subject matter experts who evaluate, advise, finance, 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. Be a sponsor

Register to attend CTMF with more than 35 engaging round table discussions with many leading experts attending, several key note speakers, six workshops, and three receptions where all can meet, talk, exchange ideas and learn.

Register today - space is limited - at a discount to learn about the latest trends and issues impacting mining and exploration companies successfully raising capital. Hear about best practices and case studies about projects and teams lowering risk and improving management of technical, non-technical, ESG, regulatory, financial issues as well as using innovative technology, equipment, artificial intelligence for project and exploration success. Also to be discussed will be supply chains, demand, price of precious, strategic, critical, battery, energy, rare earth metals. New this year will be discussion of opportunities in and doing business in several key mining and exploration regions in the Americas.

Meet many leading subject-matter experts attending and speaking at CTMF who are 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.   

Join us at the receptions and workshops - Register to attend the Sunday May 10th Reception from 5 - 7 PM when Mr. Chris Taylor, M.Sc., P.Geo. Dir., Pres., & CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltd will be a guest speaker. Chris will talk about GBR's Science-First Approach to Exploration

Register to attend any of these 6 engaging, informative workshops

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

II. Are you ready? An Update to Navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements: 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

Visit the website for updates

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. Are you ready? An Update to Navigate the U.S. SEC’s New Mining Property Disclosure Requirements: Get Ready before 2021 

Sun May 10, 2020: Welcome Reception 5 to 7 at New York Marriott East Side: Mr. Chris Taylor, M.Sc., P.Geo. Dir., Pres., & CEO of Great Bear Resources Ltd will be guest speaker discussing GBR's Science-First Approach to Exploration

Mon May 11, 2020: Conference: Day One 7:30 to 5:30 Shearman & Sterling
Revisit the site for updates about the agenda 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
Revisit the site for updates about the agenda 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 leading authorities, who on a daily basis advise miners, explorers, financiers, investors speak about these and other topics:

Capital Markets Review and Key Trends in Mining
Disruption in Mining Finance – Investment in Mining and Social Capital
What is the Outlook for Public Equity Returning to Fund Precious Metals Financing and Role of Actively Managed & Dedicated Funds
Mining M&A and Consolidation Trends

Metals Pricing Trends & Outlook: What’s Different?
Financing Exploration and Early Stage Development
Critical Battery Raw Material Supply Chain Trends
Drivers Impacting Investment to Stabilize Supply Chains
Impact of China on Global Mineral Supply Chains

Investing in Industrial Minerals – What makes them different?
Key Local, Federal Tax Government Law Changes
Policy Fostering Development and Investment in Mineral Resources
Extraterrestrial (Space) Mining, Challenges and Opportunities
Ocean Minerals: A New Frontier to Recover Minerals

A Year of Change in Latin America - What is Impact on Investment?
Risks and How to Measure and Mitigate Risk
Energy Prices, Trends and Opportunities
Estimating Project Capital Costs & Managing Cost Over-Runs
Mineral and Mining Project Appraisal and Valuation

Impact of U.S. SEC S-K 1300 Disclosure Rules for Mining Registrants
What is Different Today for Miners Looking to Raise Capital?
Sources of Capital: Private Equity, Royalties, Streaming, Pre-Payments
Estimating Costs at Early and Development Stages
Gold Mining Inflation Monetary Policy Price Outlook

Green Finance in Mining Today
Tailings Stewardship: A Primer for Financiers and Managers
Owners' & Investor Due Diligence: Are Right Questions Being Asked?
Using New Technology and Innovation Underground and in Exploration
Fostering a New Generation of Mining Investors – How?

Solar Development on Brownfield Mine Properties
How to Optimize Mine Stakeholders' Concerns - Times are Changing
Managing Social Issues in a Changing World
Digital Transformation in Mining: Impact of Artificial Intelligence
Water Risks: Approaches to Avoid Problems

Digital Transformation: Part Two: Use of Technology in Mining
Quantitative Approaches to Managing ESG, Social License, All Interests
Sustainability as an Economic Driver in Mining
Favorable Investment Jurisdictions in the Americas - a Four Part Series

Join us in the heart of NYC's midtown financial district
Reserve hotel accommodations now
We hope you can attend to meet with all there

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.
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)
Alan Oshiki, Co-Chair and EVP, Abernathy MacGregor (E)

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