February 23-24, 2022

Mining and Investment Conference


Anthony Vaccaro

President, The Northern Miner Group

Welcome back to all of our loyal subscribers and investor audience…and for those of you that are discovering TNM’s Global Mining Symposium for the first time, we hope that you will tune in to see what has made this a unique event over the last three years.

As the tensions over the Ukraine mount, geopolitical risk is taking center stage and when that is combined with robust demand forecasts for critical metals and the uncertain supply projections, it is without hyperbole that I can say now more than ever is a crucial time to ensure you are getting the best inputs into your investment decisions. The Northern Miner team has assembled a World Class group of leaders to bring you just that so that you can better understand what a changing world order can mean to the mining and metals space.

We offer a heartfelt thanks the industry leaders that support this endeavour by continuing to dedicate their time to join us and share their outlooks. The Q1 edition is bringing you a roster headlined by industry leaders including Mark Cutifani, Ian Telfer, Martin Lokanc from the World Bank & Britt Bluemel, just to name a few as well as, an incredible ESG focused panel, sponsored by Onyen.

Guiding the conversation will be our cast of leading journalists, whose expertise lets them ask all the right questions, but if they don’t cover something you need to know, no worries, you the delegate can ask because as always the Global Mining Symposium is fully live, unlike most other virtual events.

And of course, as always, we are bringing you a suite of exciting juniors that are poised to accomplish some big things in the year ahead as they are advancing some of the industry’s best projects, and can share their innovative technologies that will help them drive value in the coming year.

We look forward to our hosting our engaged audience and responding to your excellent questions and comments for our team and for our guests.

We look forward to hosting you on February 23 & 24, 2022 as well as, our Q2 Symposium taking place May 25 & 26th, 2022, with the the Q3 Symposiums coming in September. Perhaps most exciting of all we will be back to hosting the Symposium in London, UK at Canada House for Q4, which will be a hybrid format of in-person as well as, virtually, so we can continue to keep the global engagement.

Keynote Speaker

Mark Cutifani

Chief Executive Officer
Anglo American plc

Mark Cutifani, FREng CEng FIMMM FAusIMM DBA (Hon) DoL (Hon) BE (Mining–Hons), was appointed Chief Executive of Anglo American Plc on 3 April 2013. He is a qualified mining engineer with more than 45 years of broad experience of projects, operations, marketing, business development and finance. Mark is also the Chairman of De Beers Group of Companies, a non-executive director of Total SA, and a non-Executive Director of Anglo American Platinum Limited. Mark has considerable experience in mining, having been associated with the industry since 1976 and has a practical working knowledge of most of the commodities produced and sold across the globe. He has had line experience and responsibility for mining and industrial businesses across six continents. Prior to joining Anglo American, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at AngloGold Ashanti based in South Africa, and before that he was the Chief Operating Officer for Inco and then Vale’s global Nickel business, based in Canada. Prior to his Vale role he held senior executive positions with the Normandy Group, Sons of Gwalia, Western Mining Corporation, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines and CRA (Rio Tinto). Mark is a mining engineer by training with several published papers and presentations. In his 45 years in operations, business development and corporate roles he has had line responsibilities across more than 30 countries, producing more than 20 commodities.

Featured Speakers

Britt Bluemel

Senior Geochemist
GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.
Britt has over 15 years experience in mineral exploration and mining. She specializes in exploration geochemistry, alteration modelling, and multivariate data analysis. Britt is passionate about advancing the way we geoscientists interrogate our data to extract the most meaningful and valuable information possible. Britt has spent much of the last 5 years teaching a variety of short courses to both academia and industry on exploratory data analysis of geochemical data, as well as theoretical and practical short courses on the collection and utility of hyperspectral imaging data. Currently, Britt works with GoldSpot Discoveries - a group of geoscience and data science experts who work collaboratively to bring data-oriented solutions to the field of economic geology and mineral exploration.

Martin Lokanc

Senior Mining Specialist
The World Bank
Martin Lokanc is a senior mining specialist in the World Bank’s Energy and Extractives Global Practice. He currently supports and leads mining sector development activities across Africa, in addition to managing a number of research and global knowledge projects. Trained as a mining engineer and economist, he has global experience in mine development, mining strategy, mineral and energy economics, corporate finance, government relations and economic development, gained over more than 20 years working in the private sector and with the World Bank Group. Martin holds a BSc in mining engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada; an MSc in mining engineering, specializing in mineral economics, from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; and a PhD in mineral and energy economics from the Colorado School of Mines in the United States.

Stephen Flood

Stephen is the CEO of GoldCore, one of the oldest gold and silver dealers in the market today that has turned over $1 billion in transactions and manages $300 million in assets for their clients. After Stephen received his degree at Portobello Business College in Dublin, Ireland, he began his career in finance. He held financial and trading positions in New York City, before joining Goldman Sachs as a Sales Trader in Equity Derivatives. When he returned to Ireland to put his experience in trading, risk, and financial markets at Goldman to good use, his entrepreneurial drive led him to establish his own financial services firm at GoldCore where they advise clients on gold and silver purchasing and storage. Stephen is married with three young, lively boys, and, when he's not at work, he loves the outdoor life. He resides in the rural Dublin Mountains and enjoys mountain walking, swimming and biking with the family.

Ian Telfer

Mining Leader, Board Director and Canadian Mining Hall of Famer
Canadian mining executive and entrepreneur Ian Telfer has more than three decades of experience in the international resource sector, having earned a well-regarded reputation for an ability to build and grow successful and profitable mining companies. Ian Telfer graduated from the University of Toronto, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Ian then went on to study business and earn a Masters in Business Management from the University of Ottawa. Ian formerly served as Chairman of the Board at Vancouver-based Goldcorp Inc., which was Canada’s leading gold producer, employing over 15,000 staff around the world prior to being acquired by Newmont for $15 billion earlier this year. Besides leading Goldcorp, Ian has directed other mining companies that have enjoyed substantial growth and have had multi-million-dollar valuations. Some of these successful ventures have included TVX Gold, Wheaton River Minerals – which later merged with Goldcorp - Silver Wheaton, Terrane Minerals and Uranium One. Ian’s leadership helped these firms reach a collective market capitalization of more than $50 billion during their peak performances. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Ian is a Fellow in the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. From 2009 to 2013, Ian served as Chairman of the World Gold Council (WGC). Ian is as well-known for his philanthropic endeavors as he is for his success in the resource sector. In 2007, Ian donated $25 million to the University of Ottawa’s business school, which was renamed the Telfer School of Management. In 2015, Ian donated another $2 million to the Telfer School of Management. Over the years, Ian has been the recipient of a number of awards and accolades. In 2015, Ian’s mining career was celebrated with his induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. In the spring of 2016, Ian was inducted into the Business Laureates of British Columbia (BLBC) Hall of Fame and in 2017 he was inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame for his many business accomplishments and philanthropic endeavors. In his spare time, Ian enjoys traveling and has visited over 100 countries and plans to visit many more in the years ahead.

Jos Schmitt

Co-Founder, President & CEO
NEO Group
Jos Schmitt is the Co-Founder, President & CEO of the NEO Group of companies, a bold and disruptive capital markets fintech organization comprised of the NEO Exchange - a Tier 1 stock exchange fueling the innovation economy, and NEO Connect - a multi-asset distribution platform supporting mutual funds and private offerings. Jos formed the NEO Group with the support of a number of blue-chip Canadian financial institutions. Prior to the NEO Group, and in the role of President & CEO, Jos formed the Alpha Group of companies, including the Alpha Stock Exchange. This followed his role as EVP Head of the Americas and Global Head of Capital Markets for a global professional services company focused on the financial services industry, where he acted as strategic advisor and Director of Operational and Technology Programs for some of the largest stock and derivatives exchanges, clearing houses, alternative markets, data vendors, and broker-dealers around the globe. Jos has a strong commitment to the community as a member of the board of The Prosperity Project, a NFP that aims to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Canadian women; as a champion of the UN Global Compact and UN Women “Women’s Empowerment Principles”; and as a former board member of the Sunnybrook Foundation. Jos is also a board member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), and a member of advisory boards to the Ivey Business School at Western University and to the École des Sciences de la Gestion at Université du Quebec A Montréal.


Nikolaos Cacos

President and CEO
Blue Sky Uranium Corp.
Mr. Cacos brings over 25 years of management and advisory expertise in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked with Grosso Group since inception and serves as senior level executive for all the member companies. Mr. Cacos’ career includes administration and strategic planning for public companies. He currently serves as an officer and director of a number of TSX Venture Exchange listed companies. He holds a Master of International Management degree from Heidelberg, Germany and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia.

Abraham Drost

CEO & Director
Clean Air Metals Inc.
Mr. Drost is Professional Geoscientist (Ontario) with a 35-year career and is presently CEO and Director of Clean Air Metals Inc. (AIR: TSXV). He is a former President and Director of Sabina Gold and Silver, former President and Director of Sandspring Resources Inc. and former CEO and Director of Source Exploration Corp. now Mexican Gold Corp. Mr. Drost is a former Chairman of Premier Gold Mines USA Inc. and the former CEO and founding Director of Premier Royalty Inc. prior to the sale to Sandstorm Gold in 2013. He was a former CEO and then Director of Mega Precious Metals Inc. at the sale to Yamana Gold in 2015. Mr. Drost was CEO and Director of Carlisle Goldfields Ltd. at the sale to Alamos Gold in 2016. Previously, Mr. Drost was a Regional Land Use Geologist with the Ontario Geological Survey Resident Geologist Program.

Matt Halliday

President, COO and VP Exploration
Canada Silver Cobalt Works
Matt Halliday, P.Geo, President, COO and VP Exploration of Canada Silver Cobalt Works, is a professional geologist who has more than 15 years of exploration experience in precious and base metals including with SGS GeoStat on projects around the world and more recently in the Cobalt Camp/Abitibi area with Kirkland Lake Gold and First Cobalt prior to joining CCW in 2019.

Dulguun Erdenebaatar

Mr. Dulguun was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Boroo in October 2018, following completion of the acquisition of Centerra Gold Inc’s (TSE: CG) Mongolian business units. He led the negotiation with Centerra Gold Inc. and most recently with Barrick Gold Corporation for Boroo’s acquisition of the Lagunas Norte property located in Peru. Over the past 10 years, Mr. Dulguun has specialized in mining sector mergers and acquisitions and financial consultancy for the mining and commodity businesses.

Adrian Fleming

Director and CEO
Gold Island Inc.
The Gold Island team is led by Adrian Fleming, a geologist with a track record of exploration success and credited with important discoveries in PNG, Australia, South America and Canada. Formed in 2021, the Company has assembled the key components for successful gold exploration and value creation for shareholders are; properties, people, financial resources and methodology.

Joanne C. Freeze

President & CEO
Candente Copper Corp.
Joanne (Joey) C. Freeze is President, CEO and co-founder of Candente Copper Corp. Since entering the mineral exploration business in 1979, Ms. Freeze has managed exploration programs and evaluated projects for both junior and major international mining companies such as Queenstake Resources Ltd., Arequipa Resources Ltd., Mountain Province Mining Inc., Placer Dome Inc., Dia Met Minerals Corp., Hughes/ Lang Group and Utah Mines Ltd. (BHP). Ms. Freeze lived and worked in Peru from 1994 to 1997 where she carried out both project generation work and property evaluations for Canadian and Peruvian companies. As a result of her experience in Peru, a partnership was formed with Peruvian geologist Ing. Fredy Huanqui (co-discoverer of the Pierina gold mine) and a new mineral exploration company was born. Candente Resource Corp. was established in 1997, which operated privately until going public on May 15, 2000. Since then, Candente Resource Corp. has spun-out various assets to form two other companies, Candente Gold Corp. and Cobriza Metals Inc.. All three companies are listed on the TSX and the Candente companies are co-listed on the Lima stock exchange. Ms. Freeze is CEO of all three companies and President of Candente Gold Corp. Ms. Freeze obtained a B.A. in Geography from the University of Western Ontario in 1978 and a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of British Columbia in 1981. She is a Fellow Member of the Geological Association of Canada and is registered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, Canada.

Jamie Horvat

Chief Investment Officer
Oberon Capital Corp.
Mr. Horvat is a Chief Investment Officer at Oberon Capital Corp. Mr. Horvat has had a highly successful, twenty-year career in asset management with extensive experience within the North American and Global marketplace. His mandates have included resources and precious metals, all-cap and small-cap, hedge funds and alternative investments. In addition, Jamie has managed various institutional mandates for clients based in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America. Mr. Horvat brings extensive capital markets expertise including financial analysis, capital budgeting, stakeholder engagement, as well as environmental, social and governance (ESG) acumen. Throughout his career Jamie has been acknowledged for his achievements, winning numerous awards for his investment performance. Jamie holds an MSc Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science, a B. Com (Hons) from McMaster University and a Mechanical Engineering Technology Diploma from Mohawk College. Mr. Horvat is also currently Director of Troilus Gold and Probe Mining.

Kevin M. Keough

President and CEO
Evergold Corp.
Mr. Keough was previously the founder and CEO of GT Gold Corp., under whose tenure the company delivered (July 25, 2017 and December 13, 2017 respectively) the massive Saddle South and North Cu-Au-Ag discoveries in B.C.'s Golden Triangle, acquired by Newmont Corporation in 2021. He began his career in the oil & gas sector, progressing into gold and diamonds with Anglo American Corp. and De Beers in Africa, where he targeted the company into prospects that ultimately led to long-life mining operations still, 37 years later, in operation. He has more than 40 years diverse business experience on three continents including service to senior ministers in previous Canadian governments, rainmaking for investment banking, venture capital and technology firms in Canada and the U.S. and, since 2004 to present, founding and serving in a senior executive capacity with a succession of both public and privately held resource juniors active in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and southeast Asia. He couples a technical background and international experience with expertise in project and public company management, finance and capital markets, communications, and business development.

Joe Kizis

Equity Metals Corporation
Joe Kizis received his B.S. in Geology from Kent State University (Ohio) in 1974 and M.S. in Geology from University of Colorado in 1979. He has over 40 years in minerals exploration for disseminated gold in sediments, volcanics, and skarns; exhalite-hosted gold; volcanogenic massive sulfides; sediment-hosted massive sulfides; stockwork molybdenum; porphyry copper; copper oxide leach; and sediment-hosted uranium in the U.S. and abroad. Currently President and Director of Bravada Gold Corporation and Equity Resource Corp, and a Director of Valterra Resource Corp., sister companies within the Manex Group of Vancouver and past President and Director of Homestake Resource Corp, which was acquired in 2016 by Auryn Resources. Additionally, he was Vice President (1998/99), President (1999/2000) for the Geological Society of Nevada (GSN) as well as Chairman of Board of the GSN Foundation from inception in 2000 to 2002.

Martin Kostuik

CEO & Director
Battery Mineral Resources
Martin Kostuik has over 28 years of diversified experience in the mining industry as a mining engineer and senior executive. Prior to joining Battery Mineral Resources, Mr. Kostuik was President and Director at Arizona Gold Corporation (formerly Kerr Mines) for four years. Prior to that, Martin was CEO and Director of Rupert Resources Limited. Mr. Kostuik has built a broad base of experience in precious and base metal operations, engineering, exploration, and capital projects with various companies including Luna Gold in Brazil (now Equinox Gold), Barrick Gold Corporation in Nevada, Taseko Mines Limited at the Gibraltar copper mine in British Columbia and DMC Mining Services (formerly Dynatec Corporation, a division of FNX mining).

Belinda Labatte

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Lomiko Metals
Belinda Labatte, CFA, MBA, ICD.D, has more than 15 years of senior management experience in mining and the extractive industry, and 20 years of capital markets experience, including a decade of strategic development, capital markets investment banking experience, stakeholder engagement, and asset acquisition and disposition processes. Her most recent position was Chief Development Officer of Mandalay Resources Corp. Prior to that, Ms. Labatte was the founder and President of her own Company, The Capital Lab Inc., a leading Toronto-based consulting firm. Ms. Labatte is fluent in French, Spanish and German and graduated from the Rotman School of Management with an MBA. She holds the ICD.D designation and is CFA charterholder. Ms. Labatte serves as independent director of GCM Mining Corp and Star Royalties Ltd.

Robert W.J. Macdonald

Vice President of Exploration
Southern Silver Exploration Corp./ Equity Metals Corporation
Mr. Macdonald is the Vice President of Geological Services for the Manex Resource Group of Companies and in such capacity has been the Vice President Exploration and Exploration Manager for several publicly listed companies including Southern Silver Exploration Corp., Homestake Resource Corporation (formerly Bravo Gold Corp.), Valterra Resource Corporation, Duncastle Gold Corp. and Fortune River Gold Corporation. Mr. Macdonald has overseen the exploration of many projects throughout North America including the discovery and delineation of the high-grade 1.2 million ounce Homestake Ridge Au-Ag deposit in northern British Columbia and is currently advancing Southern Silver’s 24 million tonne Cerro Las Minitas Ag-Pb-Zn project, Durango State, Mexico. Mr. Macdonald graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1990 and earned a MSc. from the University of British Columbia in 1999. Over his career in the geosciences Mr. Macdonald's work has focused on vein and intrusion-related gold systems, VMS and Skarn/CRD environments. Prior to joining Manex, Mr. Macdonald worked as a geologist with the British Columbia Geological Survey and Teck Exploration on projects in Alaska, Peru and British Columbia.

Ani Markova

Business Development
Onyen Corporation.
Ani Markova is a Co-Founder of Onyen Corporation, an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting Solution, and is currently focused on business development for the organization. Onyen offers both public and private companies an innovative software solution to efficiently complete their ESG reporting obligations and heighten their ESG profile. Ms. Markova is a senior executive with over 25 years of capital markets involvement with predominant focus on qualitative and quantitative financial analysis, equity valuations, capital allocation and marketing. She is an award-winning portfolio manager with more than 15 years of experience investing in the mining and metals industry. Throughout her investment career, she has been engaged with (ESG) topics and integration of such factors in investment decision-making process. She continues to be an advocate for ESG material factor disclosures for managing corporate risk and opportunities and has delivered multiple speaking engagements on the topic. Ms. Markova is currently an independent director of SilverCrest Metals Inc. and Critical Elements Lithium Corporation. She also served as an independent director of Golden Star Resources, which was acquired in January 2022. Prior to the acquisition, Golden Star Resources received the inaugural Mines & Money 2021 ESG Producer of the Year award. Ms. Markova holds an MBA from George Washington University in Washington DC, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Canadian Investment Management (CIM) and Corporate Board International (CDI.D) designations.

Brian Miller

CEO & Director
Astra Exploration Inc.
Brian Miller is the chief executive officer and director of Astra Exploration, a technically driven exploration company focused on epithermal gold-silver opportunities in northern Chile. Astra’s team has decades of operational experience in Chile and is credited with multiple epithermal discoveries in the Americas. Miller began his career in mining and exploration at a placer mine in Alaska in 2005 and then to exploration with Kiska Metals Corporation in 2009. His early experience was in operations, project management, and budgeting where he oversaw the budget for a $16M helicopter-supported drill program in remote Alaska. In 2013, Brian progressed into increasing corporate responsibilities including strategic business development, asset valuation, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and eventually served as VP of Business Development and then CFO until Kiska was acquired in 2017. He then worked as a consultant until founding Astra with Charles Funk in 2020. Brian’s background in business and finance helps him serve with shrewd perception and today gives him the confidence to make calculated risks. So did his dozen years as a volunteer firefighter and avid backcountry snowmobiler. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Idaho, and he resides in Idaho.

Dave O’Brien

President and CEO
Stuhini Exploration Ltd
Co-founder of Stuhini, Dave O’Brien has been a successful private sector businessman and venture capitalist for over 30 years specializing in the mining sector where he has provided guidance and helped finance numerous companies over the years. He purchased majority control of Michael & Young Fly Shop in 1990 and transformed the Company into an iconic business that is internationally renown and regarded as the top fly shop in Canada. Mr. O’Brien is an outspoken shareholders’ rights advocate and has helped form dissident groups, file court petitions as well as deal with proxy advisory firms – all on a volunteer basis. Mr. O’Brien holds a B.Sc. Degree from the University of British Columbia in Mathematics specializing in statistics.

David D’Onofrio

White Gold Corp.
David has over a decade of experience in corporate finance and capital markets with a focus on the natural resource sector. As an executive with the PowerOne Group he has developed a depth of knowledge in representing, advising, and assisting emerging companies in accessing capital, advising on mergers and acquisitions and managing their businesses. David is a Chartered Professional Accountant and has also served in a variety of executive roles and director positions to a wide array of private and public enterprises

Pete Richardson

Climate Strategist
Manifest Climate
Pete brings over 15 years of experience advising clients on international law and development projects, with a focus on climate change, energy, and infrastructure. Pete previously worked in London, Sydney, Jakarta, and Chicago, before arriving in Toronto. Qualified as a lawyer in Canada and England and Wales, Pete was previously a partner and head of major projects (Canada) at Baker McKenzie. During his career, Pete has acted on a number of high-profile domestic and international projects, including the development and commercialization of utility-scale renewable energy facilities, innovative technology, corporate PPAs, and sustainable infrastructure. During his time in Canada, Pete has also worked on indigenous rights projects. Pete's experience cuts across development, M&A and compliance. Pete holds a Masters of International Law from the University of Sydney, and an MA in jurisprudence from Oxford University.

Gordana Slepcev

Chief Operating Officer
Lomiko Metals
Gordana Slepcev, M.Sc.P. Eng, is a Professional Mining Engineer with more than 25 years of global mining experience in developing, building and leading safe mining operations. Ms. Slepcev’s extensive experience spans multiple commodities, including gold, base metals, coal and industrial minerals. She brings considerable experience in mineral exploration, permitting, corporate and regulatory/First Nations/ Indigenous relations, and project financing to Lomiko. Before joining the Company, Ms. Slepcev held the position of COO for BMSI, a privately held company, where she was responsible for restarting the barite reprocessing facility, mitigating historical environmental impacts and overseeing EPCM contractors. She also formerly held the role of COO of Anaconda Mining, where she was responsible for the company’s operations and development of the Goldboro project. Ms. Slepcev graduated from the University of Belgrade with a M.Sc.

James Sykes

CEO and Director
Baselode Energy Corp
As the Company’s CEO, President & Director, James Sykes brings more than 15 years of Athabasca Basin uranium exploration experience and success to Baselode Energy Corp. (TSXV: FIND, OTCQB: BSENF), which formed in June, 2020. James has been directly and indirectly involved with the discovery of over 550 M lbs. of U3O8 in the Athabasca, including leading the discovery team for NexGen Energy’s Arrow deposit, having provided invaluable work on Hathor Exploration’s Roughrider deposits, and he was also a member of the Denison Mines exploration team that prioritized the targets that eventually became the Phoenix and Gryphon deposits. James and the Baselode team have demonstrated their understanding of Athabasca exploration by having achieved success in the Company’s first drill program with a new uranium discovery called ACKIO.

Kerem Usenmez

President and CEO, Director
Metallum Resources Inc
Mr. Usenmez is a Geological Engineer and a mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of global experience and has worked in various technical and leadership roles. After working with various VMS deposits and discoveries while working with Inco, Vale and Amec, he managed a successful drilling company. He worked in numerous VMS deposits in Canada, such as Duck Pond NFLD, Bathurst in New Brunswick, and in Northern Manitoba, mainly in base metals, such as Zinc. He co-owns Atom Bits, a rapidly growing diamond drilling bit manufacturer in Canada. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the PDAC, is the Chair of the Securities Committee of the PDAC, and the Co-Chair of the Public Affairs Committee of the PDAC.

Jose Vizquerra

President, CEO & Director
O3 Mining
Mr. Vizquerra is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of O3 Mining Inc. (“O3 Mining”). Prior to his appointment at O3 Mining, Mr. Vizquerra was Executive Vice President of Strategic Development for Osisko Mining Inc. (“Osisko Mining”). Mr. Vizquerra joined Osisko Mining from Oban Mining Corporation (“Oban”), where, as President and Chief Executive Officer, he played a leading role in the combination of Oban, Corona Gold Corporation, Eagle Hill Exploration Corporation, and Ryan Gold Corporation to form Osisko Mining. Through ambitious drilling and prudent capital raising, Osisko Mining has become the highly valued proponent of the world-class Windfall gold project. Before that, Mr. Vizquerra was Head of Business Development for Compañia de Minas Buenaventura. Previously, he was a production and exploration geologist at the Red Lake gold mine in Ontario. Mr. Vizquerra currently serves as a director of Osisko Mining, and Sierra Metals Inc., and as an advisor to the boards of Discovery Metals Corporation and Palamina Resources. The Young Mining Professionals recognized Mr. Vizquerra as one of their Young Mining Professionals of the year with the 2019 Peter Munk Award. Mr. Vizquerra is an alumni of the General Management Program at the Wharton School of Business. He holds an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Queens University and a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from UPC Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Mr. Vizquerra is a Qualified Person pursuant to National Instrument 43-101.

William Willoughby

President & CEO
Cypress Development Corp.
Dr. Willoughby is a mining engineer with 38 years of experience in all aspects of natural resources development. Since 2014, he has been principal and owner of consulting firm Willoughby & Associates, PLLC. Prior to that, he was President and COO of International Enexco Ltd., which was acquired by Denison Mines in 2014. He previously held various positions with Teck (Cominco). Dr. Willoughby has been a Professional Engineer since 1985 and received his Doctorate in Mining Engineering & Metallurgy from the University of Idaho in 1989.

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Past Speakers

Ross Beaty

Pan American Silver

Sean Boyd

Vice-Chairman and CEO
Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

Paul Brink

President and CEO
Franco-Nevada Corp.

Mark Bristow

President and CEO

Robert Friedland

Executive co-Chairman and Founder
Ivanhoe Mines

Patrice Merrin

Independent Non-Executive Director
Glencore plc

Peter Marrone

Executive Chairman
Yamana Gold

Pierre Lassonde

Franco-Nevada Corp.

David Harquail

Franco-Nevada Corp.

Donald R. Lindsay

President and CEO
Teck Resources Limited

Daniella Dimitrov

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
IAMGOLD Corporation

Lukas Lundin

Lundin Group of Companies

Eira Thomas

President and CEO
Lucara Diamond Corp

Clive Johnson

President, CEO and Director
B2Gold Corp.

Catherine Gignac

Cameco Corporation

Ingrid Hibbard

CEO and Director
Pelangio Exploration Inc.

John Hathaway

Managing Director, Senior Portfolio Manager
Sprott Asset Management

Joe Foster

Portfolio Manager and Gold Strategist

Margot Naudie

Vice President
Marret Asset Management Inc.

David Elliot

Vice-President and Director
Haywood Securities

Louise Pearce

Global Managing Partner, Mining

David Rosenberg

President, Chief Economist and Strategist
Rosenberg Research & Associates Inc.

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