mineLatinAmerica - November 17, 2015

with Premier Sponsors
Norton Rose Fulbright & TMX Group


seminar report

Our fourth full-day mineLatinAmerica seminar took place at KPMG offices in Toronto on November 17, 2015 with seventeen presenters and panelists.

The program featured current updates by mining companies on their Latin American projects and presentations and panel discussions by expert advisors on current mining issues in the region; including a commodity outlook, tailings management, alternative financing, TSX Private Markets, country spotlights on Colombia, Mexico and Peru, and a CSR panel discussion.

Thank you to our Premier Sponsors and co-chairs for the day; Orlee Wertheim, Toronto Stock Exchange and Janne Duncan, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP and to our Corporate Sponsor and host KPMG and Corporate Sponsor Hatch as well as our partners; Canada-Colombia Chamber of Commerce, Hispanics in Mining, Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG), Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Women in Mining, and our media partners; Latin America Monitor, Mining Weekly, and Oxford Business Group.

Download the seminar program and presenter and corporate profiles.

Click on the linked presentation titles below to download the presentation.

Seminar Co-Chairs
  • Morning: Janne Duncan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada
  • Afternoon: Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development, Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange

  • 08h50 - Registration & Networking

  • 09h20 - Welcoming Remarks - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, On the Ground Group, David Oldham, Partner, Audit, KPMG, Rubén Eduardo Luján, Co-Head Banking and Finance, Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright

  • 09h30 - Commodity Prices, Currencies & Global Growth - Outlook 2015-17. Will China Remain a Key Growth Market for Metals? - Patricia M. Mohr, Vice-President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, Scotiabank

  • 09h50 - Mining Policies in Latin America: A New Mining Order is Needed - Terry Ortslan, Executive Member, Mineral Resource Analyst Group and Managing Director, TSO & Associates

  • 10h10 - Country Spotlight: Peru and Colombia - note this download covers Colombia only - Gage Jull, Principal, Bordeaux Capital, Simon Whistler, Director, Latin American Risk Analysis, Control Risks, Raziel Zisman, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Alicanto Mining Corp.

  • 10h50 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 11h10 - Disciplined Cash Management and Portfolio Building at the Bottom of the Cycle - Chris MacIntyre, Vice President, Business Development, Lara Exploration Ltd.

  • 11h30 - Learn from Leaders: CSR Success Stories in Challenging Times in Latin America - Panel Discussion presented by Hatch - Olivia Gamache, Environment and Social Impact Consultant, Hatch, Andres Recalde, Mark Sitter, Director, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability, Sherritt International Corporation

  • 12h20 - Networking Buffet Luncheon

  • 13h10 - Country Spotlight: Mexico - Max Satel, Principal, Bordeaux Capital, Simon Whistler, Director, Latin American Risk Analysis, Control Risks

  • 13h50 - The Ixtaca Project: Discovery and Development in Difficult Markets - Doug McDonald, Vice President, Corporate Development, Almaden Minerals Ltd.

  • 14h10 - The Role of the Board and Independent Advisors on Capital Projects - Augusto Patmore, Partner, KPMG

  • 14h30 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 14h50 - Avoid Disasters: Management of Tailings: Presentation 1; Presentation 2 - Siavash Farhangi, Regional Director, Tailings and Mine Hydrology, Hatch, Michael Torrance, Lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada

  • 15h10 - The Cerro Maricunga Oxide Gold Project - One of the Largest Undeveloped Oxide Gold Deposits in an Established Mining Jurisdiction - Carl Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atacama Pacific Gold Corporation

  • 15h30 - Alternative Financing: Using Production as a Financing Tool - David McIntyre, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

  • 15h50 - TSX Private Markets, Access to Capital and Liquidity in the Exempt Market - Carlos Espinosa, Head, Business Development, Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange

  • 16h10 - Wrap Up - Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development, Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, Rubén Eduardo Luján, Co-Head Banking and Finance, Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright, Bruce Shapiro, President, On the Ground Group

  • 16h30 - Networking Cocktail Reception


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