May 25-26, 2022

Mining and Investment Conference

Featured Speakers

Maureen Jensen

Former Chair and CEO
Ontario Securities Commission

Born in Winnipeg, Jensen grew up in mining towns, learned the values of hard work and self-reliance and saved to attend the University of Toronto, where she earned a BSc in geology in 1979. She is best known as the first female to head the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where she championed policies to improve investor protection and encourage diversity for executives and directors of public companies. Before joining the OSC, Jensen served as SVP, surveillance and compliance at IIROC and President at Market Regulation Services. She also held senior positions at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), including Director of Mining Services during the aftermath of the Bre-X scandal. She was a TSX member of the Mining Standards Task Force that laid the groundwork for National Instrument 43-101, which became a globally recognized disclosure standard for mining projects. Jensen’s previous 20-year career in mining enabled her to take a pragmatic science-based approach to solving industry and regulatory challenges. As a longstanding champion of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) she introduced policies for disclosure of gender diversity on boards and is Chair of the Prosperity Project created to help women stay in the workforce during and after the COVID-19 crisis. Jensen’s contributions to industry causes and associations were purposeful and far-reaching. She played a leadership role in strengthening industry associations, notably the PDAC and CIM. Jensen has received broad public and industry recognition for her many achievements, including induction to the Investment Industry Hall of Fame (2020), The Toronto Life’s 50 most influential people in 2013 and 2014, PDAC’s Distinguished Service Award (2008), CIM’s Robert Elver Mineral Economics (2004) and CIM’s Distinguished Lecturer Award (2000). Maureen will be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame this year.

Jody Kuzenko

President & CEO
Torex Gold Resources Inc.

Jody Kuzenko was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Torex Gold in June 2020, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the Company in October 2018. She is a senior mining executive with over 20 years of operational and business experience, mainly acquired at Vale (formerly Inco). After the first four years at Inco as Chief Legal Officer, Jody moved to the operational side of the business where she held roles of increasing responsibility in operations management. She has a proven record of execution and leadership in many areas of mining operations including refining, strategy, safety, health and environment, energy and utilities, and community, labour and government relations.

Jody holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario, an Honours Bachelor of Arts from McMaster University, and has completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program. She is a founding Advisory Board member of the Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University and serves as a Director of Torex Gold and the World Gold Council. Previous Board experience includes the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Association of Major Power Consumers of Ontario and Industrial Gas Users Association, Canada. In 2020, she was named one of the ‘Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ by Women in Mining UK as well as one of the ‘2020 Names to Know’ by CIM Magazine.

Sandy Silver

Premier
Government of Yukon

Premier Silver was 1st elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election for the 33rd Legislative Assembly on October 11, 2011. He was re-elected in the general election for the 34th Legislative Assembly on November 7, 2016. On April 12, 2021, he was re-elected in the general election for the 35th Yukon Legislative Assembly. In addition to his duties as Premier, he also serves as Minister responsible for the Executive Council Office and Minister of Finance. He has been leader of the Yukon Liberal Party since August 17, 2012.

Originally from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Silver has lived in Dawson City since 1998. Prior to his election to the legislative assembly, he led the mathematics department at Robert Service School in Dawson City and coached, mentored and tutored youth. He also volunteered for many community organizations such as the Dawson City Fire Department, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in community events, Learning Disabilities Association of Yukon and White Ribbon Dawson. He served as president of the Dawson City Music Festival. As a musician, he played with many Yukon bands, including a two-year stint with the Pointer Brothers.

While living and working in the small, vibrant community of Dawson, Premier Silver was an active and involved educator in the First Nations community. He supervised practicums for the Yukon Native Teacher Education Program and was involved with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Justice department and the restorative justice process including Community Group Conferencing. He worked with youth and mentored a number of at-risk teens in the community. He is a dedicated participant in the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Moosehide Gatherings.

The Premier holds degrees in math and psychology from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Maine.

Duncan Wood

Vice President for Strategy and New Initiatives
Wilson Center

Duncan Wood, PhD, is Vice President for Strategy and New Initiatives at the Wilson Center. Previously, he was Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute and now serves as a Senior Advisor to the Institute. He is an internationally renowned specialist on North American politics, Mexico and U.S.-Mexican ties who lectures and publishes on hemispheric issues and relations. He regularly gives testimony to the U.S. Congress on U.S.-Mexico relations, is a widely quoted source on Mexican politics, and has published extensively on this and other issues. He is the author or editor of 12 books and more than 30 chapters and articles. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, has worked closely with the WEF on Energy policy, and is a member of the editorial board of Foreign Affairs Latinoamerica. From 1996-2012, he was a professor and the director of the International Relations Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in Mexico City for 17 years. Over the course of his 30 year career he has been a Fulbright Fellow and a Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); an editorial advisor to Reforma and El Universal newspapers; Technical Secretary of the Red Mexicana de Energia; a consultant with McLarty Associates, the Economist Intelligence Unit, Horizon and Eurasia Group; and owner of a speakeasy in Mexico City. He studied in the UK and Canada, receiving his Doctorate in Political Studies from Queen’s University, Canada, and is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General’s Visit Award for contributions to the Mexico-Canada relationship. He is a life-long fan of Liverpool Football Club and will hopefully Never Walk Alone.

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

CEO
GoldCore
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.

Presenters

TONY BRISSON, P.Geo

President and CEO
SOQUEM INC.
Mr. Brisson joined SOQUEM in January 2021. With a bachelor’s degree in geology from the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Mr. Brisson has held several senior positions with exploration and mining companies in Quebec, Ontario and North Africa. A member of the Order of Geologists of Quebec, Mr. Brisson has 30 years of experience in precious and base metal exploration, mine development and mining operations. He has worked for several public companies, notably Goldcorp, Iamgold, Breakwater Resources, Cambior, Focus Graphite and Cogitore Resources. Prior to join SOQUEM, he was an exploration consultant for junior and major mining companies in Quebec and Ontario since 2015. Mr. Brisson has served on the boards of directors for several junior exploration companies and the Quebec Mineral Exploration Association.

Nikolaos Cacos

President and CEO
Blue Sky Uranium Corp.
Mr. Cacos brings +30 years of executive level management and advisory expertise in the mineral exploration industry. He has worked with Grosso Group since inception and serves as a senior level executive for all the member companies. Mr. Cacos' career includes administration, structuring 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.

Nathalie Camden

Associate Deputy Minister of Mines
Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
Nathalie Camden has been Associate Deputy Minister of Mines at the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles since June 2018. Ms. Camden began her career in the Québec public service in 1992 at the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles, where she was promoted to Director of Aboriginal Affairs in 1998. She has held several management positions in different sectors of this ministry (Forestry and Mining) and was Associate Deputy Minister of Wildlife from 2009 to 2014. From 2015 to 2017, she served as Assistant Secretary to the Northern Development Secretariat and the Société du Plan Nord, where she actively participated in the creation of the latter as a strategic advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Société. From June 2017 to June 2018, she was Assistant Deputy Minister of Business Partnerships and Customer Services at the Ministère du Tourisme. She has been a member of the board of directors of the Agence de Revenu du Québec since 2017. Ms. Camden obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science from Université Laval in 1987, with a specialization in American politics and economics from Assumption College in Worcester, United States. She completed a certificate in administration in 1995 at Université Laval.

Amyot Choquette, CPA CA

Senior Director Investments
Ressources Québec
Amyot Choquette is a senior director investments since 2012 at Ressources Québec, a division of Investissement Québec that invests and finances projects in the mining, forestry and energy sectors. Prior to occupying these functions, Mr. Choquette has held a number of functions at the Société Générale de Financement du Québec in the mining and forestry sectors. Mr. Choquette has also worked at the Fonds regional de Solidarité FTQ, a labor sponsored fund, and at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton. Mr. Choquette earned is business degree from Université Laval in 1991 and is a CPA CA since 1993.

Stephen Crosby

Senior Executive VP, Engineering and Technical Services
Boroo
Mr. Crosby is a mining professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry gained at Freeport-McMoran and Capstone Mining Corp. He was a key person in Freeport-McMoran’s Morenci mine’s Metcalf mill upgrade project. Currently, he serves as a Chief Executive Officer at Arimex Industrial Maintenance and Engineering and holds a seasonal consultant position at Hatch Ltd. During his career in the industry Mr. Crosby has extensively involved in advising on mergers and acquisitions and exploring internal growth opportunities of mining companies. Mr. Crosby holds B.S in Engineering from New Mexico State University.

Christopher Grove

President and Director
Commerce Resources Corp.
Mr. Christopher Grove became President of Commerce Resources in September 2014. Previous to that he worked as Corporate Communications for the Company since 2004, and has significant contacts within the financial communities in North America and Europe. Mr. Grove joined the Commerce Resource board in 2012 and has been active in representing the company abroad.

Matt Halliday

President and COO, Director
Canada Silver Cobalt Works
Mr. Halliday graduated from Dalhousie University in 2007 where he majored in Earth Sciences then spent the next 13 years in exploration and as a resource geologist with Kirkland Lake Gold, First Cobalt and SGS Geostat. Matt is a member of the PGO and is a Qualified Person for Exploration and Resource Development. Matt is passionate about opportunities in the Cobalt Camp and is focussed on developing world class projects in the silver and battery metals space.

Emily King

Founder
Prospector
Emily King is the Founder of Prospector, a new search engine for the mining industry and is CEO of Global Venture Consulting. Emily is also the host of On The Rocks, a podcast discussing mining insights and innovation through a uniquely lighthearted lens with listeners on every continent (except Antarctica). Emily is a geologist with considerable experience in emerging, frontier, and post-conflict markets such as Afghanistan, Libya, Algeria, Tunisia, and Mexico. Emily's focus is on finding and developing the natural resources our world will need for the future we all want, and doing it the right way. She believes that technology, innovation, and relationships are all equally important to bringing new capital into the mining industry and transforming the role of mining in our world.

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.

Matthew Manson

President & CEO
Marathon Gold Corporation
Matt was appointed President and CEO of Marathon Gold in August 2019. He has over 25 years in mining exploration, project development, construction and operation. The Valentine Gold Project is the third mine development project he has been involved in. Matt was previously the President and CEO of Stornoway Diamond Corporation where he led the C$947M project financing for the Renard Diamond Mine in north central Quebec and oversaw its successful construction and ramp-up.Prior to Stornoway (and its predecessor companies), Matt was employed by Aber Diamond Corporation (subsequently Dominion Diamond Corporation) as Vice-President, Marketing, and thereafter Vice-President, Technical Services and Control, during which time he participated in the US$230m project financing for the Diavik Diamond Mine and oversaw Aber’s technical and marketing operations during Diavik’s construction, ramp-up and operation. In 2015, Matt was awarded the Viola Macmillan Award by the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, and in 2017 he was the Northern Miner Mining Person of the Year and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Mining and Energy, Quebec). Matt is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (B.Sc. Geophysics, 1987) and the University of Toronto (Ph.D. Geology, 1996).

Brian McEwen

VP Exploration and Development
Golden Arrow Resources
Mr. McEwen is a professional geologist with more than 30 years of exploration and production experience in open-pit and underground mining projects and operations. The extent of his experience is global in managing numerous projects in Canada, US, Europe, Asia, Africa and throughout Latin America. Mr. McEwen's previous roles include more than a decade with MRDI (AMEC Peru) where he was responsible for project management, economic resource and reserve calculations for various precious and base metal companies worldwide, including BHP Billiton, CM Antamina, Teck, Hochschild and Phelps Dodge among others.

Guillermo Pensado

VP, Exploration and Development
Blue Sky Uranium Corp.
Mr. Pensado is a professional economic geologist with more than 25 years of expertise in the mineral exploration industry - with particular emphasis on uranium. He holds extensive experience in exploration and economic project assessment in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, USA and Canada, mainly focused in uranium, precious metals and copper deposits. In the last decade, Mr. Pensado has worked in the start-up of new projects and companies, and has held positions from advisor to V.P. Exploration. Mr. Pensado is a Certified Professional Geologist in the USA, a Qualified Person for NI-43-101 in Canada, and a Professional Geologist from the Argentine Professional Geological Council. Mr. Pensado holds a B.Sc. in Geology from the University of La Plata, Argentina, and a M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from Queen's University, Canada. He is a member of the Society of Economic Geologists since 2000. In 2001, he was recognized with the David Money Medal Award from Queen's University for the Top MinEx Student in the International Program. In 2016 and 2018, Mr. Pensado was recognized by the Argentina Mining International Conference for his professional career in the exploration industry.

Michael Spreadborough

Executive Co-Chairman
Novo Resources Corp
Mr Spreadborough has a mining engineer background with over 20 years’ experience in mining lead, zinc, uranium, copper, gold and iron ore. He has held roles across the scope of the industry from business and project development to operations and exploration. In recent times he has held the position of CEO of Metals X Limited, Managing Director & CEO of Nusantara Resources and Non-Executive Director of CleanTeQ Holdings. Mr Spreadborough has also held positions as the General Manager – Mining for WMC, Vice President – Mining for BHP Billiton at the world-class Olympic Dam Mine in South Australia and the General Manager – Coastal Operations for Rio Tinto, responsible for port operations and Pannawonica mine site. Previous to those roles he also held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for Inova Resources Ltd (formerly Ivanhoe Australia) and Sandfire Resources. Mr Spreadborough holds a Bachelor of Mining Engineering from the University of Queensland, an MBA from Deakin University, and a WA First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency. Additionally, he is a member of the AusIMM and also the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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
Metal Energy Corp.
James Sykes, CEO, brings more than 15 years of exploration and discovery experience to Metal Energy Corp. (TSXV: MERG). James has been directly and indirectly involved with the discovery of over 550 M lbs. of U3O8 in the Athabasca Basin, northern Saskatchewan, helping create billions of dollars in shareholder wealth with successful companies. James remains bullish on Metal Energy’s flagship project, Manibridge, which was a past-producing high-grade nickel and copper mine, contending that the project will host a mine again in the future.

Brett Richards

Director and CEO
Gold Shore Resources
Brett is high-energy, entrepreneurial natural resources executive with over 36 years of expertise in mining and metals. He has a unique background in mining M&A, mine financing, mine development, and senior level operations experience. He brings publicly listed CEO experience in the mining sector, as well global operational experience – with a geographic focus in the last 15 years in Africa. In the past 35 years of his career in mining and metals, Brett has lived in Canada, United States, England, Chile, Brazil, Russia and in 4 African countries. Brett is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Goldshore Resources (TSXV:GSHR). Previously, Brett has held leadership positions for both listed and private mining / natural resources companies. He has held positions for private equity shareholders in the past including: Chairman and CEO, Banro Corporation Ltd., CEO of Midnight Sun Mining, Chairman and CEO, African Thunder Platinum; CEO Renew Resources; and CEO, BSG Resources and CEO Octéa Limited. With respect to publicly listed companies, Brett was formerly the transition CEO of Roxgold (TSX:ROG) through a successful shareholder proxy battle; was CEO of Avocet Mining plc (LSE & AIM), and was part of the five (5) person start-up of Katanga Mining Limited (TSX:KAT). Brett’s other publicly listed experience was in senior executive positions with Kinross Gold (TSX:K) and Co-Steel Inc. (TSX:CEI).

Miles Rideout

Vice President Exploration
Argentina Lithium & Energy
Mr. Rideout has 34 years of experience in advanced exploration practice, responsible business management, scientific team building, and mining integration with local communities and indigenous peoples. In recent positions, Mr. Rideout has directly managed the acquisition and exploration of dozens of lithium properties in northern Argentina. Previously he served 5 years as CEO of Latin American Minerals, Inc. (TSX VENTURE:LAT), advancing gold and diamond projects in Paraguay, and 23 years with Quantec Geoscience, Inc., where he initiated operations in South America and managed subsidiaries in several countries. He has experience in mine permitting, financing, construction, and operations (implemented the first operating mine in Paraguay). In addition, Mr. Rideout has deep expertise with all major geophysical technologies applied within the mining industry, and decades of experience working with many of the most successful exploration teams in South America. He participated in the discovery of several world-class deposits including the Collahuasi and Ujina copper-porphyry deposits, Veladero epithermal gold deposit, and Navidad VMS/epithermal silver deposit. Mr. Rideout holds a B.Sc. with Honors Certificate in Geophysics, from the University of Western Ontario (1987). Fluent in English and Spanish, he has lived in Mendoza, Argentina for more than 20 years.

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.

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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Ross Beaty

Chairman
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
Barrick

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

Chairman
Franco-Nevada Corp.

David Harquail

CEO
Franco-Nevada Corp.

Donald R. Lindsay

President and CEO
Teck Resources Limited

Daniella Dimitrov

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
IAMGOLD Corporation

Lukas Lundin

Chairman
Lundin Group of Companies

Eira Thomas

President and CEO
Lucara Diamond Corp

Clive Johnson

President, CEO and Director
B2Gold Corp.

Catherine Gignac

Director
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
VanEck

Margot Naudie

Vice President
Marret Asset Management Inc.

David Elliot

Vice-President and Director
Haywood Securities

Louise Pearce

Global Managing Partner, Mining
ERM

David Rosenberg

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

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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.

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Q2 Global Mining Symposium

May 25-26, 2022

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