Mega Mining Minds

Join other mining executives to discuss strategies for growth in face of the confidence crisis in the mining industry

Registration is full

November 27, 2013

St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre
150 King Street West

With multiple factors in play, many mining companies are still getting hammered by the markets. That being said, we are seeing companies actively address the challenges confronting the industry, and even better, we are noticing positive signs of future growth popping up in different places.

So, to close out a tough year and get prepared for a better year, we are hosting a full-day event designed to provide you with the opportunity to discuss possible scenarios and practical outcomes that may impact your company in the new year.

Join us November 27 for the full day or drop by for the sessions that most capture your interest.

We will be joined by a diverse group of speakers including:

  • Ned Goodman, President & CEO Dundee Capital Markets and Dundee Corporation
  • Bill McFarland, CEO, PwC Canada
  • Andy Bell, Anchor, BNN
  • Catherine McLeod-Seltzer, Board of Directors for Kinross and Bear Creek Mining
  • David Strang, CEO, Lumina Copper
  • Elmer Stewart, President & CEO, Copper Fox Metals
  • John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange
  • Mike Harrison, Vice President, Business Development, Coeur Mining

Event location:
St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre
150 King Street West, Toronto

*This event is complimentary. Sessions qualify as structured learning towards ICAO or other professional institutions’ CPD requirements.


8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
Registration & breakfast
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Introduction and welcome

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 .a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Capital projects: avoiding cost overruns and delays
Janet Rieksts-Alderman, Director, PwC
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break
10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Topical issues in IFRS
Dean Braunsteiner, Partner, PwC & Marelize Konig, Senior Manager, PwC
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mining gone sideways: Gold, regulation, write-downs and China
Ned Goodman, President & CEO Dundee Capital Markets & Dundee Corporation & Bill McFarland, CEO PwC
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Junior Mine Panel: What executives are doing to survive
John McCoach President TSXV, Elmer Stewart, President & CEO Copper Fox Metals, Catherine McLeod-Seltzer Chairman of Bear Creek Mining & Kinross Board Member
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Building a better mining MD+A
Geoff Leverton, Partner, PwC
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The great debate: Fate of commodity prices in 2014
Andy Bell Anchor, BNN, David Strang President & CEO Lumina Copper, Parviz Farsangi, President, Mining-Technical & Operations, Forbes & Manhattan, Mike Harrison, Vice President, Business Development, Coeur Mining
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Is Paying Tax a Social Responsibility?
Liam Fitzgerald, Partner, PwC
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.