mineLatinAmerica - November 7, 2012

with Premier Sponsors
Norton Rose Canada LLP & TMX Group


seminar report

On the Ground Group's full-day mineLatinAmerica took place at the Toronto Board of Trade on November 7, 2012 and featured fifteen presenters and one hundred and forty-five participants over the course of the day.

Presentations included project updates as well as macro issues including Latin American exploration hotspots, commodities outlook, legal issues and mining regulatory framework, tax issues and risk management in Latin America.

Gran Colombia Gold Chief Executive Officer, Maria Consuelo Araujo, delivered the keynote address on "Latin American Mining: Government, Investors and Communities - Aligning for Success".

Junior mining companies presented updates on their Latin American projects with a particular focus on Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru.

A very comprehensive one day seminar with speakers covering a range of relevant Latin mining topics from legal framework, exchange listing opportunities and financing to junior mining companies updating on the next generation of projects and developments. Well done! - Terry Ortslan, Managing Director, TSO Associates and Chairman, Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG)

A big thank you to our Premier Sponsors - TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange) and Norton Rose Group, and to our seminar co-chairs Richard Lachick of Norton Rose and Carlos Espinosa of Toronto Stock Exchange - Minesonline.com.

On November 8 mineLatinAmerica delegates opened trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange.

See the photo gallery for mineLatinAmerica on November 7 as well as our Market Open at the Toronto Stock Exchange on November 8.

Media Coverage
  • Kitco News interview with Maria Consuelo Araujo, Gran Colombia Gold - Gran Colombia Targeting 200,000/oz gold production 2014.

  • Kitco News interview with Patricia Mohr, Scotiabank - Gold to Regain Full Status in January.

  • Kitco News interview with Miguel Cardoza, Alturas Minerals - Peru Mining Has Calmed Down.

  • Mining Weekly article by Simon Rees - Scotiabank sees 2013 revival on China stimulus and political change

  • Download the seminar program and corporate profiles.

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  • Keynote Address - Latin American Mining: Government, Investors and Communities - Aligning for Success - Maria Araujo, Chief Executive Officer, Gran Colombia Gold Corp.

  • Outlook for Metal Prices, 2012-13 - How Sustainable is the Bull Run in Commodities? - Patricia M. Mohr, Vice President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, Scotiabank, Toronto

  • Managing Risks to Maximize Mining Opportunities in Latin America - Daniel Linsker, Vice President, Global Services, South America, Control Risks

  • U3O8 Corp. - A Leading South American Focused Uranium & "Green Commodities" Explorer - Richard Spencer, President and Chief Executive Officer, U3O8 Corp.

  • Tax Considerations for Establishing New Mining Projects in Latin America - Yi-Wen Hsu, Partner, International Tax Services, Ernst & Young

  • Listing in Lima; Weighing the Costs and Benefits - Jim Borland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Strait Minerals Inc.

  • A Capital Opportunity for Latin American Resource Issuers - Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Taking Discovery to New Heights: Copper-Gold Projects in Peru and Chile - Miguel Cardozo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alturas Minerals

  • Exploration Overview of Latin America - Glen Jones, Executive Director, The Americas, IntierraRMG

  • Developing a Large Scale Hydrothermal Gold System in Paraguay - Miles Rideout - President and Chief Executive Officer - Latin American Minerals Inc.

  • La Palmichala: Bringing Back to Life One of the Oldest Mines in Colombia - Kate Blancato, Chief Executive Officer, Goldcombia and Green Energy Solutions

  • Mining Regulatory Framework and Legal Issues in Selected Latin American Jurisdictions - Rubén Eduardo Luján, Co-Head, Mining Practice, Norton Rose, Venezuela and Partner, Latin American Practice Group, Norton Rose

  • San Francisco Manganese Mine Project - Mauricio Candiani, President and Chief Executive Officer, Candiani Mining

  • Balancing Natural Resources in Mexico: Education Through Images - Juan Medina, Research and Environmental Education Director, Barro Jaguar

  • Accessing Capital Markets for Latin American Mining Projects in Challenging Times - Simion Candrea, Investment Banking, Jennings Capital Inc.

  • For information on presenting or sponsoring at mineLatinAmerica next year on October 17, 2013 contact Wayne Floreani.