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2017 Agenda

Day One: Monday 23rd October 2017

08.00 Registration and coffee

08.55 Chairperson’s opening remarks
Harry Williams, Director, Business Development and Publishing, GFC Media Group

Commodity and Industry Outlook

09.00 Political risk and Mining in Latin America: Mapping the continent and understanding how the industry is being impacted
• Brazil’s political instability: How is this effecting exploration and new mine development?
• Venezuela on verge of collapse: Will this become an opportunity?
• What are the expectations of the Chile, Mexico elections and Argentina mid-term elections?
• Result of Ecuador election – could this set a trend for the mining industry in ‘non-traditional’ mining jurisdictions?
• Bolivia – opportunity but how can you start investing there?
John Price, Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence
Martin Valdes, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Resource Capital Funds
Dr. Susan Kaufman Purcell, Former Director, Center for Hemispheric Policy, University of Miami
Steve Botts, Senior Adviser, Critical Resource
Moderated by: Erik Bethel, Managing Director, Interval Ventures

09.40 Precious Metals Outlook and Review
• The link between commodity prices and the financial markets (bonds, equities, FX)
• Interest rates and the strength of USD – what is next for gold prices?
• Silver: Is supply really declining or was 2016 just a blip?
James Steel, Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC

10.00 Demystifying the Middle Kingdom: A closer look at China’s outbound investments in Mining
• Has there been a change in China’s appetite? What kinds of projects and what kinds of minerals/metals?
• What are China’s current investment and financing structures?
• What is the role of China’s “One Belt One Road” strategy and infrastructure, on the mining sector?
• The China “Resurgence”: How do you evaluate what is really happening?
Keith Spence, President and Partner, Global Mining Capital

10.30 Coffee and networking

Investment and Financing Strategies for Mining Companies

11.00 Investor Workshop: Getting to grips with the basics of the industry to help with investment decisions
• An overview of geological processes that result in deposit formation.
• A review of mining methods, mineral processing, and extractive metallurgy.
• A methodology to quickly estimate the production rate, the revenues and the operating costs of an orebody.
• Where are we in the current metal and mining cycle and how to invest from now to take advantage of the current cycle?
• Should we invest in real physical or in financial instruments like ETFs?
• Investing in companies like listed companies, private companies, indexes and mining funds
• Investing directly in mining properties?
Marc Blais, Financial Coach, Su Dinero
George McIsaac, Owner, Geology & Mining Evaluation Consulting

11.00 Chairperson’s remarks
Keith Spence, President and Partner, Global Mining Capital

11.00 Development and expansion: Reassessing the role of project finance in the mining industry
• Combining project finance with other sources of funding – how does this work and what should miners plan for?
• What new regulations have impacted international and regional banks capital structures? How will this change their ability to provide project finance?
• Which types of projects are banks looking to lend to?
• Pricing and structure of deals: How are banks changing their offerings?
• Pulling the trigger – what are the right conditions for a mining company to use project finance?
Antonio Pichardo, Director, Metals and Mining Debt Financing, BNP Paribas
David Derrez, Global Head of Mining, Natixis
Remko van de Water, Head of Metals and Mining Americas, ING Capital
Namrata Thapar, Global Head of Mining, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Moderated by: Patricia Hammes, Partner, Shearman & Sterling

11.45 Juniors and Early Exploration companies: What new pools of liquidity have opened now the industry is bouncing back?
• Greenfield projects and attracting new investors – how can this be achieved?
• Securing capital from investment, commercial and development banks – what scenario makes this possible?
• Raising debt vs. raising equity: What should juniors consider when assessing these two options?
• Which types of projects are more likely to succeed and why?
• Listing, dual listing, triple listing – what are the opportunities in local and regional exchanges?
Alexander Tsukernik, Managing Partner, Syntella Partners
Graham Carman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tinka Resources
Jason Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alianza Minerals
Brian J. Maher, President and Chief Executive Officer, PPX Mining
Moderated by: Alan Hutchinson, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt

12.30 Diversification and alternative sources– how to combine multiple financing and investment tools
• Bridge vs. mezzanine vs. equipment finance: Identifying the best solution for a mining project
• Capital Markets vs. Private Equity vs. Debt – where are the biggest pools of liquidity for miners?
• What are the main benefits of working with development banks and export credit agencies?
• Streaming and royalties: How has this helped miners in Latin America so far and how does it compare to other types of finance? What are the success stories?
• Bringing it all together – what are the best strategies to syndicate these products?
Carlos Urquiaga, Managing Director and Americas Head, Metals and Mining Debt Financing, BNP Paribas
Adam Hendley, Managing Director, Head of Mining and Metals, Americas, HSBC
Alberto Arias, President, Arias Resource Capital Management
Tim McGuire, Global Account Director, Mining, Energy and Financial Services, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Eaun Gray, Director, Business Development, Franco-Nevada Corporation
Moderated by: Michael Amm, Partner, Torys

13.15 Networking lunch

1 on 1 Investor Meeting Roundtables

Engage with investors and financiers to develop a relationship

New this year, the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit will offer participants a chance to sit down with investors following the networking lunch to have more detailed discussions on what each side is looking for.

Following a networking lunch, a series of investors will host roundtables through the afternoon which will be accessible to all delegates at the event.

Table One: Martin Valdes, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Resource Capital Funds
Table Two: Alexander Tsukernik, Managing Partner, Syntella Partners
Table Three: Andor Lips, Fund Manager, Commodity Discovery Fund
Table Four: Erik Bethel, Managing Director, Interval Ventures
Table Five: Victor Munoz, Managing Director and Regional Head Latin America, Denham Capital
Table Six: Keith Spence, President and Partner, Global Mining Capital
Table Seven: Carmela Daniele, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, CD Capital

13.55 Chairperson’s remarks
Gwen Preston, Managing Editor, Resource Maven

14.00 Keynote Presentation: What is next for the Latin American Exploration sector?
• Looking back and looking ahead: How much progress has there been in terms of investment and project development?
• Mapping the continent – which jurisdictions have seen positive exploration trends and which are lagging behind?
• Majors vs. mid-tiers vs. Juniors vs. Prospectors: Who has been most active?
Joe Mazumdar, Co-editor, Exploration Insights

14.15 The Miner Roadshow

Showcase what makes your company and assets a worthwhile investment to the audience

Every year at the Mining & Investment Latin America Summit, Miners with projects across Latin America present to a room full of investors and bankers.

Each presenter is given 8 minutes to identify what makes their asset unique and what level of investment or funding they are looking for.

After each round, our panel of select judges from the investment community will deliver live feedback on what they liked and what they would have wanted to hear more about.

If you are looking to take your project to the next stage, the Miner Roadshow is the perfect opportunity to identify new potential investors and partners.

Presenters:

First Round:

Stephen Keith, President, GrowMax Resources Corp
Andrew Thomson, President, Palamina Corp
Candace MacGibbon, Chief Executive Officer, INV Metals
Mark Appleby, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tartisan Resources

Second Round:

Anthony Hawkshaw, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bear Creek Mining
Jason Ward, Exploration Manager, SolGold and President, Exploraciones Novomining (ENSA)
Bill Williams, Chief Operating Officer, Zinc One Resources
Carolina Cardenas, Manager, Ouro Group

Third Round:

David Mason, Chief Executive Officer, Dark Horse Resources
Stella Frias, President and Chief Executive Officer, Angel Gold Corp
Leon Aleksander, Chief Executive Officer, Trident Southern Exploration
Chris Gale, Managing Director, Latin Resources

Fourth Round:

Mark Brennan, Executive Chairman, Ascendant Resources
Luis Saenz, Chief Executive Officer, SAMI (South America Mining Investments)
Edward Kelly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Inca One Gold Corp
Ignacio Salazar, President and Chief Executive Officer, Orosur Mining

Judges:

Martin Valdes, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Resource Capital Funds
Andor Lips, Fund Manager, Commodity Discovery Fund
Keith Spence, President and Partner, Global Mining Capital

16.45 Coffee and networking

Investor Perspectives

17.00 Discovery and investing into early stage mining projects: How do investors navigate this side of the industry?
• Identifying risk vs. the potential – what tools and strategies do investors use to review
• Where are the “hot-spots” for exploration across Latin America? What are investors looking for?
• How should explorers present their companies and projects to investors?
Andor Lips, Fund Manager, Commodity Discovery Fund

17.15 How are Private Equity investors assessing the opportunities in Latin America? Has anything significant changed?
• How do our funds work – a brief introduction from each speaker about how their fund operates.
• Attracting attention: What is it private equity firms are looking for from mining executives?
• Reacting to the industry recovery and geopolitics of Latin America – how has this changed investment strategies?
• Local private equity funds – who are they and are they looking to invest into the Latin American mining industry?
Martin Valdes, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Resource Capital Funds
Guillermo Kaelin, Head of Latin America, Appian Capital Advisory
Victor Munoz, Managing Director and Regional Head Latin America, Denham Capital
Carmela Daniele, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, CD Capital
Paul Scherzer, Managing Director, Head of Metals and Mining Adivsory, North America, BNP Paribas
Moderated by: Michael Pickersgill, Partner, Torys

18.00 What is the main criteria of local institutional investors to deploy capital into mining?
• Mapping out local liquidity: Pension Funds vs. Family Offices vs. Insurance companies – mapping out the local liquidity map
• Are investors setting up new funds for mining projects?
• Greenfield vs. brownfield mining projects: What are investors more comfortable with?
• Approaching and communicating with local investors – how should miners plan for this?
Jose Martínez, Chief Investment Officer, RIMAC Seguros
Fernando Manrique, Head of Equities, Prima AFP
Gerardo Cabello, Senior Analyst, Natural Resources, Credicorp Capital
Carlos Rojas, Managing Partner, Andino Asset Management
Moderated by: Alberto Arispe, Chief Executive Officer, Kallpa Securities

18.45 Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by cocktail reception hosted by BNP Paribas
Gwen Preston, Managing Editor, Resource Maven

Day Two: Tuesday 24th October 2017

08.00 Registration and coffee

08.55 Chairperson’s opening remarks
Francisco Vasconcelos, Senior Manager, Latin America, GFC Media Group

Ministry Presentations and Country Overviews

09.00 Post-elections: How is the Government looking to continue the development of Ecuador’s mining projects?
• Fruta del Norte, Mirador, Río Blanco, Cascabel and Loma Larga: an update on the progress of these projects.
• Attracting dollar revenue – where is the Government looking to attract capital from the international community?
• Developing the exploration industry – what is being done?
Javier Cordova Unda, Minister, Ministry of Mining, Republic of Ecuador

09.30 Argentina: The next destination for miners and investors?
• An overview of the economy of Argentina – where does mining fit in?
• How much investment and funding is needed from private sector and how is the Government looking to attract this?
• Understanding the framework for mining policies and how much this has changed since the new administration took over?
• What is the geological potential of Argentina; where are the “hot spots”?
Daniel Meilán, Secretary of Mining, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Republic of Argentina

10.00 A closer look at Central America and “Non-Traditional” jurisdictions in South America – opportunity or risk?
• French Guyana, Suriname and Guyana – what deals and projects are located here?
• Going into Central America: What potential do economies like Panama and Nicaragua have?
• Finding Lithium in Bolivia – putting together a plan to invest for the first time.
John Price, Managing Director, Americas Market Intelligence

10.30 Coffee and networking

11.00 Breathing life into Chile’s metals sector – what is going to be done as elections approach?
• Will the mining law be updated in any way or will it be consolidated?
• Developing water and power projects in Chile to support the industry – what are other government entities doing?
• Lithium in Chile – how can companies and investors get access to this?
• What are the main objectives for mine closures in Chile?
Nelson Pizarro, Chief Executive Officer, CODELCO

11.30 What is next for the Colombian gold and copper mining industry?
• Government update: What regulatory changes are being implemented that will motivate the mining and exploration sector?
• Post peace deal: What are the benefits and opportunities for the mining sector with peace in Colombia and how can mining be an active agent for consolidating peace?
• The view from Colombian producers: a window of opportunity despite the challenge.
• Reviewing the strong pipeline of gold and copper projects advancing towards development
Paul Harris, Managing Director, Colombia Gold Letter
Julian Torrado, Managing Director, Chief Representative Officer, Colombia, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)
Moderated by: Bernardo Cárdenas, Partner, Dentons

12.15 New Government, new directions: What has changed in Peru in the 12 months since the PPK won the general election?
• What are the main changes in policies and contracts that will impact miners, investors and banks?
• Competing with other Latin American mining jurisdiction – how will the government attract attention for FDI?
• What is being put in place to help develop Peru’s exploration projects?
• How can the Government help to solve social conflict and ongoing challenges with local communities in Peru?
• Pushing the development of greenfield – what is changing to make the process of obtaining permits easier?
Victor Gobitz, Chief Executive Officer, Compañía de Minas Buenaventura
Robert McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Sociedad Nacional de Minería, Petróleo y Energía (SNMPE)
Moderated by: Fernando Pickmann, President, Regulus Resources and Partner, Dentons

13.00 Networking lunch

Community Engagement and Social Responsibly

13.55 Chairperson’s remarks
Juan Jose Rossel, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

14.00 Going from good intentions to Strategic Community Investment
• Identifying challenges and understanding what is included in CSR
• The IFC SCI approach: What framework is used and what is the methodology?
• Stakeholder engagement: Tools to identify and engage local stakeholders and success stories
• Risks and opportunities: How do social conflicts impact risk in projects; how do you analyse this and turn into an opportunity?
• The portfolio view – An aggregate perspective, and ensuring a balance of term/sectors/beneficiaries.
Fernando Ruiz-Mier, Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

14.30 From cost to investment to profit: How can companies change their approach when engaging with Communities?
• What budgets and resource needs to be allocated towards community engagement for any project size?
• Community Relations in Latin America: A whole-systems approach to mining and development
• Integrating environmental, social and governance issues into mining investment
• How might we design and build alliances that drive fresh thinking, creative solutions, and profitability for the benefit of all? From Us vs. Them to All of Us.
• What services and business should miners set up?
• How to maintain trust of communities and improve communication. What are the creative ways to get communities involved with your project?
• Getting NGO’s on your side – tactics and strategies.
• Success stories – what examples can be used to draw valuable lessons?
Joanne Freeze, Chief Executive Officer, Candente Copper
Wayne E. Mayer, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Executive Officer, When Everything Matters
Fernando Valdez, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Moderated by: Juan Jose Rossel, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

15.15 Opportunities Water and Shared Infrastructure
• Overview of water for mining issues: Supply, discharge, municipal, community, agricultural
• IFC’s experience in creating Markets, unblocking investment and supporting portfolio
• Case studies
Arjun Bhalla, Senior Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Karla Diaz, Operations Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

15.45 Chairperson’s closing remarks
Juan Jose Rossel, Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

To find out more about speaking opportunities please contact Harry Williams on Harry.Williams@GFCMediaGroup.com or +44 (0)207 045 0926

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