Mines and Money Americas Postponed
In light of recent and evolving global developments surrounding COVID-19 and the increasing uncertainty around travel and large scale events, Beacon Events has decided to postpone the upcoming Mines and Money Americas previously scheduled for 23-24 June 2020. We are continuing to monitor developments both in Canada and around the globe and will proceed with the event once it is again safe to do so, following the recommendations made by global and local health authorities.
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Join over 700 mining leaders, energy executives, investors, traders, brokers and some of the world’s largest natural resource fund managers for two days of learning, deal making and unparalleled networking. This unique forum to network, contribute to conversations and the development of the energy industry is not to be missed.
The world’s leading mining investment event returns to Toronto
Mines and Money is the number one international event series for mining investment. This is the event where investors, explorers, developers and producers come together to network, hear market analysis, compare investment opportunities, share knowledge, discuss, debate and most importantly do business.
Toronto is the global centre for mining finance. Regardless of the location of a mining project, Toronto has consistently proven itself to be the number one location where mining deals get done. Gold and precious metals; base and bulks, battery and energy minerals – Toronto is the ideal host to bring the entire mining investment industry under the one roof.
Hear from over 80 leading mining, investment and finance experts
PROFESSIONAL & FINANCIAL SERVICES
INSTITUTIONAL & PRIVATE INVESTORS
KEY THEMES FOR 2020
Did you know that 50% of AUM globally has an ESG component?
It’s unsurprising that ESG has become the number one focus in the mining industry for 2020. For miners it is critical because if they are not meeting ESG standards / guidelines, it is less likely that institutional investors will allocate capital to them. A lot of this pressure comes from the demands for decarbonization and lower emissions and better safety stemming from legislation such as PARIS COP 24 and Brumadinho. What’s different is that it isn’t just important for producing miners. Exploration companies must take notice if they want to get institutional money. On the institutional investor side, they are under increasing pressure to ensure that their investments are ESG compliant.
Through insights from leading investors such as Pacific Road Capital, leading miners such as Silvercrest, and leading authorities driving standards such as the World Gold Council and their Responsible Gold Mining Principles, Mines and Money provides you with insight as to how ESG is being practically adopted by miners and investors into meaningful and actionable processes that can deliver real value.
With gold breaking the psychological US$1600 barrier investors are rushing back into gold and precious metals. With geopolitical uncertainty and a global recession around the corner, gold prices will remain strong this year. This means more money for gold miners, not just from institutional investors but also retail investors as well. Retail investors 2017-2018 went into crypto and cannabis, but with cannabis stocks going down by 60% in 2019, are now prepared to look more closely at opportunities in the junior sector.
Through insights from leading investors such as Sprott Asset Management, Mines and Money provides attendees with a deep dive analysis of gold equities, royalty companies and ETFs. The event will also look at opportunities in other precious metals such as silver and PGMs.
An increasing challenge is that of building successful community relations with First Nations There are over 164 First Nationals in Canada. A key part of success for mining companies is ensuring that they have a good stakeholder engagement strategy. You might have to spend US$60 to US$70m over the life cycle of the mine so this is a critical consideration for miners. As an investor, you need to be aware of your legal obligations.
Mines and Money brings together miners who have successfully negotiated and delivered community engagement strategies with First Nations, as well as First Nations groups giving their perspective.
The investment climate as always, is skewed to towards projects with good assets. Although there has been a decline in traditional equity/debt financing from banks and investment from fund managers this has been counterbalanced by the rise of alternative investment vehicles such as PE funds, family offices, flow through shares and royalty/streamers.
Mines and Money brings together traditional fund managers such as Sprott, private equity firms such as Denham Capital, flow through financing providers such as Oberon Capital, and royalty / streaming companies such as Osisko to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of mining finance.
With mining driving 45% of the world’s economic activity, why is mining facing a crisis of reputation and what can be done to combat this? Despite the good work that the mining industry does, its image amongst those outside the sector is poor. This impacts investment, whether it is from ESG-compliant funds, generalist investors or millennials.
Mines and Money brings together experts who will discuss what can be done to improve the image of the mining industry and win over generalists, retail and millennial investors.
With increased concerns on ESG, jurisdictional risk and resource nationalism – how can investors and miners adapt to and overcome these challenges in Latin America?
Many miners and investors are flocking to Latin America, as they increasingly see reward outweighing risk. Mines and Money discusses which Latin American jurisdictions have done the most to improve inward investment over the past year, and why? And which ones have gone down in their estimation?
2020 Featured Speakers