September 28-29, 2022

Mining & Investment
Virtual Conference

Featured Speakers

Douglas Silver

Mineral economist, keynote speaker and author

Douglas began his career as an exploration geologist for Anaconda Minerals, one of the world’s largest copper mining companies. While there, he was a co-discover of the Silver Creek molybdenum deposit in Colorado. This success saw Douglas get promoted into the first fully dedicated acquisition team where he began a forty-year career of investigating, valuing and purchasing assets. In 1987, Mr. Silver was a founding member and head of investor relations for Bond International Gold, which became one of the world’s largest gold mining companies. Bond Gold’s NYSE listing was the largest mining IPO in 1989. Douglas then established his private company, Balfour Holdings Inc, where he acted as a strategic advisor to global mineral companies by providing appraisals, valuations, due diligence, investor relations and M&A advice.

In 2003 he co-founded International Royalty Corporation, a TSX-listed company, and served as its Chairman and CEO. His team built IRC into the world’s fourth largest royalty company in under five years. IRC was the largest mining-related IPO on the TSX in 2005 having raised C$190 million. Most of these funds went to purchase a royalty on the giant Voisey’s Bay nickel project, which represented the largest royalty transaction ever completed at that time. In 2010 the company was sold for C$749 million to Royal Gold. In 2011 he became a Portfolio Manager for Red Kite Management, a private equity firm, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating and closing investments. Subsequently, Red Kite spun out Orion Resource Partners in 2013. Douglas helped grow Orion into the world’s large mining private equity firm (managing ~US$9B) and directly managed the C$1.1 billion portfolio sale of Orion’s royalties and streams to Osisko Gold Royalties. Mr. Silver retired from Orion in December 2020.

In 2018, Mr. Silver was inducted into the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame. He holds an M.Sc. in Economic Geology from the University of Arizona and a B.A. in Geology and Zoology from the University of Vermont. He is also known for his philanthropic work with educators, women’s issues and industry non-profit organizations. In 1989, Mr. Silver founded the Denver Gold Group, today the world’s most prestigious gold investment conference.

Chris Taylor

Advisor to Discovery Group

Mr. Taylor is a structural and economic geologist, and mining entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience with both producers and exploration companies. He was most recently CEO, President and Director of Great Bear Resources Ltd., which was acquired in February 2022 by Kinross Gold Corp. for $1.8B. Currently, Mr. Taylor is Chairman of TSX.V listed companies Kodiak Copper Corp. and Advisor to K2 Gold Corp. Prior to this, he was a geologist with Imperial Metals, Inc., a TSX.V company from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Science honors degree in Earth Sciences in 2000, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Geology from Carleton University in 2003.

Dr. Erin R. Bobicki

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Chemical and Materials Engineering Dept.
University of Alberta

Dr. Erin R. Bobicki is an Associate Professor of mineral processing in the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. Professor Bobicki’s research interests include microwave applications in mineral processing, comminution, bioreagent development, the rheology of complex mineral slurries, and value recovery from waste materials. She has worked as a researcher and plant metallurgist for Vale, as a Process Technology Development Engineer for Intel Corporation, and most recently was an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is currently commercializing microwave technology for the mining industry with Sepro Mineral Systems, and is a Founding Director of Aurora Hydrogen, a start-up developing technology for emission-free hydrogen production.

George Hemingway

Managing Partner & Head of Innovation Practice

George Hemingway is Managing Partner and leads the Innovation Practice at Stratalis where he advises the leaders of companies, organizations and countries on the future and how to succeed in uncertain times. Considered one of the leading futurists in the mining industry, he regularly keynotes at venues ranging from the World Mining Congress to NASA and the Pentagon.

He has advised many of the world’s leading natural resource and industrial companies, ranging from Vale, Anglo American and BHP to BASF and the Air Force on how their operations and organizations can best pivot and transform to succeed.

In addition to corporate boards, he is passionate about supporting the next generation of leaders as a board member to the Chamber Orchestra of New York, Moon Mark Aerospace and the Lassonde Institute of Mining at the University of Toronto. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from the Stern School of Business at NYU.

Theo Yameogo

Canada's Mining & Metals Sector Leader
EY Canada

Dr. Theo is a seasoned mining executive who built his experience and reputation in mining operations and professional services. He is a trusted advisor in mining business, mining engineering and geology. He currently focuses on enabling and fostering business transformation and technology adoption across the industry to support core business excellence and enterprise growth.

He is the sector leader for EY Americas & EY Canada Mining & Metals practice. Prior to his consulting experience, Theo spent many years in mining operations, engineering consulting and mining contracting services. Theo has been involved with many mining and metals companies for various transformation initiatives in Canada, the Americas, Africa and Australia.

Dr. Theo is a registered Professional Mining Engineer in Ontario; he holds an MBA with Distinction from the University of Oxford, a Ph.D. and B.Eng. in mining engineering from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. In addition, he has a B.Sc. (with honors) in Applied Geophysics from the Université Cadi Ayyad in Marrakech


D. Mark Appleby

President & Chief Executive Officer, Director
Tartisan Nickel Corp.
Mr. Appleby was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Tartisan Nickel Corp. in December 2010. Mr. Appleby has over 30 years of experience in a variety of disciplines relating to investment banking, corporate finance and the capital markets. Mr. Appleby’s career began in 1983, where he served as an intern at Manulife in the equity and fixed income departments. In 1987 he joined First Boston Canada Ltd., where he reached the position of Vice-President-Bond Trading. Subsequently, Mr. Appleby has worked as an investment executive with Scotia Mcleod Inc., and is co-founder of The Atlantis Group, a Company specializing in a variety of disciplines including the resource sector. Mr. Appleby was also a Director of Guyana Goldfields Inc. [TSX: GUY] for five years.

Harry Barr

Chairman & CEO
New Age Metals
Mr. Barr has over 35 years of experience in the Mining Industry managing public companies. Currently Mr. Barr is the Chairman & CEO of New Age Metals and El Nino Ventures. He is also on the Board of Directors of both companies. Mr. Barr has created shareholder value by building teams to assist him in corporate finance, project acquisition, and exploration and development of mineral projects in 9 countries and 3 continents. As a CEO, he has guided his management teams to complete over 43 option joint venture agreements with major mining companies, and over 300 with mid-tier and junior mining companies. Mr. Barr and his team have raised approximately $300 million in non-broker private placements, other equity arrangements and option joint venture agreements

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.

Jean-Marie Clouet

Corporate Director, Investor Relations
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.
Mr. Clouet is Corporate Director, Investor Relations at Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Over the last 20 years, he has held various engineering, business development and managerial roles within Agnico Eagle, Glencore, Xstrata and Falconbridge. He holds a Master in Business and Administration (HEC Montreal) and a Masters of Engineering with Rock Mechanics (Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London, UK). He is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec.

Stephen Crozier

Vice President, Sustainability
Noront Resources
Stephen Crozier is Vice President, Sustainability for Noront Resources. In his current role Stephen is responsible for indigenous engagement, community relations and permitting relating to Noront’s projects in the Ring of Fire. He is also responsible for government relations as it relates to the foregoing areas. Stephen has extensive experience in ESG-related mandates, including data collection and reporting, policy and program development and execution.


President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Tier One Silver
Mr. Dembicki brings over 10 years of corporate finance and wealth management experience; dealing with high-net-worth individuals, corporations and institutional clientele. As a member of Canaccord Genuity, he structured and oversaw numerous multi-million dollar private, public and bought-deal financings in the mining and natural resource sectors. Mr. Dembicki’s industry designations include: Canadian Securities Course (CSC), Conduct and Practices (CPH) and Wealth Management Essentials (WME). Throughout his tenure at Canaccord, he continuously added to his compliance and education credits, positioning himself above the industry standards of continuing education. Mr. Dembicki is a Graduate from the University of Washington in Seattle, with a degree in Communications.

Kevin D’Souza

Chief Sustainability Officer
Resource Capital Funds
Kevin is a recognized professional and thought leader with 30 years of direct experience in responsible mining including Environment Social Governance (ESG) related issues, security management, and diversity & inclusion. Kevin is currently the Chief Sustainability Officer with Resource Capital Funds where he leads the full integration of ESG throughout the company’s investment processes. Kevin has a proven and successful track record focused on creating value through informed strategic planning, governance, and tactical operational implementation for numerous top, mid-tier, and junior mining companies. He has worked directly for or consulted to, numerous mining companies including many of the industry’s majors such as Barrick Gold, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Kinross, and De Beers and was recently the VP of Security, Sustainability & Environment for Centerra Gold.

Vincent Fréchette

Mining Engineer
Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
Mr. Frechette has graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mining Engineering from Laval University in 2010. He has been working for the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles for more than 10 years now. One of his main responsibilities is to work closely with different mining companies in helping them navigate through Quebec’s mining Act, especially in getting extractions rights and other authorizations.

Christian Goulet

Pilote de système
Ministère de l'Énergie et des Ressources naturelles
Mr. Goulet joined the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles in 2002 as a mapping technician. Shortly after, he joined the GESTIM application team as a customer service representative. His knowledge of the system allowed him to join the development team in 2006. Since 2009, he has been a system administrator for GESTIM, working on the maintenance and development of the system.

Pierre Gratton

President and CEO
Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
Pierre Gratton was appointed President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on June 1, 2011. Based in Ottawa, MAC is the national organization for the Canadian mining industry. Its members are engaged in mineral exploration, mining, smelting, refining and semi-fabrication. Prior to his appointment to MAC, Pierre was President and CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC). From 1999-2008, Mr. Gratton served as Vice President, Sustainable Development and Public Affairs for the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). In this capacity, he was instrumental in the development of Towards Sustainable Mining, MAC’s flagship program that is gaining international recognition and adoption.

Matt Halliday

President, COO and VP Exploration
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.

Jean-Marc Lacoste

Monarch Mining Corporation
Jean-Marc Lacoste earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from McGill University in Montreal. In 1993 Mr. Lacoste started a career in finance at the Montreal Stock Exchange where he worked for National Bank Financial and, subsequently, Merrill Lynch Canada. In 2000 he left Montreal for Toronto to join Northland Power, a wind power energy corporation, as Vice President of Acquisitions. He returned to Montreal in 2002 where he joined the boards of a few public and private companies. From 2004 to 2010, he took a major role in Golden Goose Resources Inc. where he became President and CEO and COB. Mr. Lacoste has great leadership skills and will be a tremendous asset for Monarch Mining Corporation.

Jonathan Lafontaine

Mining exploration Monitor
Ministère des Ressources naturelles
M Jonathan Lafontaine started his current role as the Mining exploration activity monitor for the ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles in August 2020. M Lafontaine graduated with a B.Sc. in geology from Laval University in 2001 including an academic exchange with the University of Alberta, and graduated with a M.Sc. in geology from the University of New Brunswick in 2007. He began his professional career in Saskatchewan for a uranium exploration and mining company and pursued professional interests as a geologist in New Brunswick, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Among his successes, he contributed to the discovery of the Matoush project, Quebec’s discovery of the year in 2008, which helped him convince the IAEA to now recognize it as a new deposit type. Between 2013 and 2020, he has assumed several different roles in the fields of corporate development and mining investments, and he managed technical committees in the field of hydrogen standardization at both the international and Canadian levels for ISO and SCC respectively, with hydrogen a significant path in the field in electrification. Since the beginning of his career, he has been involved with several commodities and numerous projects representing the entire mineral development process. M Lafontaine is a registered professional in Québec, du New-Brunswick and Saskatchewan.

Brian McEwen

VP Exploration and Development
Golden Arrow Resources Corporation
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.

James Moorhead

Resident Geologist
Ministère de l’Énergie et des ressources naturelles du Québec
James Moorhead has worked since 1988 at the mining division of the Ministère de l’Énergie et des ressources naturelles du Québec, first as a mapping geologist then as the resident geologist for the Val-d’Or office. Since 1995, he works as the scientific advisor at the Direction de l’acquisition des connaissances géoscientifiqes where he coordinates the yearly geoscientific surveys, the five year plans for these surveys and research projects with universities. He graduated with a bachelor and a master degrees in geological sciences from McGill University in 1983 and 1988.

Vince Osbourne

CFO and Corporate Secretary
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.

Stephen G. Roman

President and CEO
Global Atomic Corporation
Stephen G. Roman is the founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Global Atomic Corporation, and was previously the President & CEO of TSX listed Harte Gold Corp. Mr. Roman has successfully identified, financed, developed, and brought into commercial production many mining and oil and gas projects in the past 40 years and notably he was the founder, Co-Chairman and Director of Gold Eagle Mines Ltd., that was acquired by Goldcorp Inc. for $1.5 Billion in 2008. Previously he was a Policy Advisor to the Minister of National Defence, Canada, spearheaded the privatization of two major petrochemical companies in Central Europe, was Director and VP Exploration of Denison Mines Limited and was instrumental in the initial creation and leadership of Gabriel Resources, Belo Sun Mining, Exall Energy, Silvermet and Polar Star Mining among others. Mr. Roman received the “Bill Dennis Award” for Canadian Mineral Discovery from the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) in March 2016.

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. and is the Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).

Stephan Theben

Managing Principal and Mining Sector Lead
SLR Consulting
Stephan is a Managing Principal and Mining Sector lead for the Canadian operations. He has provided engineering and environmental services for over 25 years for mining and other projects in over 25 countries in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. His experience includes work with prefeasibility and feasibility studies, closure and remediation planning, EPCM, site construction, Environmental Assessments (EAs), management plans, environmental permitting and stakeholder consultation.

R. Kim Tyler

President, CEO, and Director
Stratabound Minerals Corp.
Mr. Tyler is a mining and exploration professional with over 40 years of progressive management and executive experience in gold, base metals and industrial minerals with companies including Vale, Rio Tinto, Royal Oak Mines and Cominco Ltd. Mr. Tyler’s technical expertise, besides mineral exploration, includes mine operations management in both open pit and underground mining operations. Mr. Tyler is a Professional Geoscientist registered in both British Columbia and Ontario. He has worked within both junior and major mining and exploration environments.

Mitchell J. Vanderydt

Chief Executive Officer
Northgold AB
Mitch has 14 years’ experience in the metals and mining space, including 10 years as an engineering consultant focused on mining project development, followed by three years as a mining analyst at an investment bank in Toronto and more than one year in his current role of CEO at Northgold AB. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Western University in Canada, a P.Eng. License in Ontario, and a mining-focused MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.

Shawn Wallace

Chief Executive Officer & Chair
Torq Resources
Mr. Wallace has been involved in all aspects of the mining industry, from mineral exploration and project management, to financing, mergers & acquisitions and corporate development. Over the past 30 years, Mr. Wallace has been instrumental in building numerous high-quality mineral exploration, development and production companies, including co-founding Cayden Resources, which was acquired by Agnico Eagle Mines for $205M. Mr. Wallace is also Chair and Director of Coppernico Metals.

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Thought Leadership Partner

Presenting Sponsors

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.


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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