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As Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow will feature over 100 mining companies looking for new investment partnerships and collaboration. The mining industry faces formidable investment and financing challenges, exacerbated by the perilous journey from exploration to production, dwindling funds for junior miners, increasing M&A activity, and shifting financial hubs.

Resourcing Tomorrow will delve into these challenges, exploring the Lassonde Curve's impact on investor confidence, the struggles of junior miners in securing funding, the implications of M&A activity, and the evolving landscape of mining finance. Additionally, it will examine the investment appeal of key commodities like gold, silver, copper, and battery metals amidst changing market dynamics.

Some of the sessions you’ll not want to miss related to this theme include:            

  • What does the mining finance eco-system need to do to ensure that the energy transition happens fast enough to meet Net Zero targets?
  • Commodity insight: silver surge 2025 – can silver outperform gold and where do the best investment opportunities lie?
  • Hedging for tomorrow: why gold matters in a changing world economy
  • How can the funding crisis in the junior mining space be resolved?
  • Deal or no deal? Is acquisition and consolidation the best way forward for the mining industry in 2025?
  • Considering it took on average 15.7 years for the 127 mines opened in the last two decades to move from first discovery to commercial exploration how can the mining industry bridge the distance between discovery and production and de-risk project development and incentivise investment?

Some of the world's largest and leading

Mining & energy companies who attend

PROGRAMME

  • 10:40
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 10:40 - 13:50 GMT
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  • 190 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Gold, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 10:40 - 11:20
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: Hedging for tomorrow: why gold matters in a changing world economy.

Gold prices above US2,000 per ounce have become the new normal. But will they go higher? US$3,000? US$4,000? As economic uncertainty rises, investors are seeking safe havens. However, its’ not all plain sailing. The median return for a gold developer since 2021 is -52%. Give gold increased in value by 30% between January 2023 and June 2024 wouldn’t it be easier investing in gold bullion? This panel discussion explores the enduring appeal of gold as a valuable asset in a volatile global market. Join renowned experts as they delve into the historical significance of gold, its role in modern portfolio diversification, and its potential future in a changing economic landscape.

Discussion points:
• Navigating economic uncertainty:
  - examining the key factors creating volatility in the current world economy (e.g., rising inflation, geopolitical tensions, interest rate hikes).
  - exploring how these uncertainties can impact traditional investments.
• The safe haven appeal of gold:
  - demystifying the concept of "safe haven" assets in the investment realm.
  - unpacking the historical significance of gold as a store of value.
  - discussing how gold's intrinsic value and limited supply contribute to its stability.
• Gold's role in portfolio diversification:
  - highlighting the importance of portfolio diversification for mitigating risk.
  - exploring how gold acts as a non-correlated asset, potentially offsetting losses in other asset classes.
  - discussing various investment vehicles for incorporating gold into a portfolio (physical gold, ETFs, mining stocks).
• Beyond crisis scenarios:
  - examining the potential for long-term price appreciation of gold due to increasing global demand.
  - discussing how gold can serve as a hedge against inflation.
• The future of gold:
  - exploring how advancements in technology and new investment opportunities might impact the role of gold.
  - offering insights on whether gold will remain a relevant asset class in the evolving financial landscape.

  • 11:20 - 11:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 1: Mandalay Resources
  • $237M (CAD) - TSX:MND[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production
  • Commodities: Gold, Antimony
  • Location: Sweden, Canada, Chile
  • 11:30 - 11:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 2: Meraki Mining
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: UK
  • 11:40 - 11:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 3: Royal Road Minerals
  • $27M (CAD) - TSXV:RYR[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold, Copper
  • Location: Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Argentina, Colombia
  • 11:50 - 12:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 4: Canagold Resources
  • $45M (CAD) - TSX:CCM[more info]
  • $33M (USD) - OTC:CRCUF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Development
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • 12:00 - 12:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 5: Steppe Gold
  • $66M (CAD) - TSX:STGO[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Production, Development
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver
  • Location: Mongolia
  • 12:10 - 12:20
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 6: Ausgold
  • $94M (AUD) - ASX:AUC[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Australia
  • 12:20 - 12:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 7: Asante Gold Corporation
  • $477M (CAD) - CSE:ASE[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Australia
  • 12:40 - 12:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 8: AMEX Exploration
  • $171M (CAD) - TSXV:AMX[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • 12:40 - 12:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 9: GoviEx Uranium
  • $53M (CAD) - TSXV:GXU[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Development, Exploration
  • Commodities: Uranium
  • Location: Niger, Zambia, Mali
  • 12:50 - 13:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 10: Abcourt Mines
  • $26M (CAD) - TSXV:ABI[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Development, Exploration, Production
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Canada
  • 13:00 - 13:50
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  • 50 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Pitch Battle Heat 1: Gold and precious metals

Four mining projects. Five natural resources investors. One winner. The Gold and precious metals Mining Pitch Battle will have three mining companies pitch for just three minutes, followed by an in-depth eight-minute Q&A session from the investor panel as the miners battle it out to become the winner.

  • 13:50
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 13:50 - 15:30 GMT
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  • 100 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Silver, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 13:50 - 14:30
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Commodity insight: silver surge 2025 – can silver outperform gold and where do the best investment opportunities lie?

When the price of gold goes up the price of silver invariably follows. This panel discussion explores the possibility of silver outperforming its more established counterpart, gold, and identifies the most promising investment opportunities in the silver market. 
• Analysing the factors contributing to the current rise in silver prices (e.g., increasing industrial demand, supply chain disruptions, potential safe-haven appeal).
• Comparing the current market sentiment towards silver with past historical surges.
• Discussing the potential impact of silver's historical price ratio to gold on the current rally.
• Examining the potential advantages of silver: affordability, higher industrial demand, and potential for greater price appreciation.
• Comparing various investment options in the silver market - physical bullion, ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds), and mining stocks.
• Discussing strategies for identifying promising silver mining companies and evaluating their investment potential.
• The long-term outlook for silver:
  - exploring the projected future demand for silver in key industrial sectors (e.g., renewable energy, electronics).
  - examining potential factors that could impact the long-term price trajectory of silver.
  - offering insights on whether silver can maintain its current momentum and outperform gold in the coming years.

  • 14:30 - 14:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 11: Bunker Hill Mining
  • $56M (CAD) - TSXV:BNKR[more info]
  • $43M (USD) - OTC:BHLL[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Development
  • Commodities: Lead, Silver, Zinc
  • Location: USA
  • 14:40 - 14:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 12: Impact Silver
  • $67M (CAD) - TSXV:IPT[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production, Exploration
  • Commodities: Silver
  • Location: Mexico
  • 14:50 - 13:00
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  • -110 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 13: Kingsgate Consolidated
  • $407M (AUD) - ASX:KCN[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production, Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver
  • Location: Thailand, Chile
  • 15:00 - 15:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 14: PolarX
  • $25M (AUD) - ASX:PXX[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver, Copper
  • Location: Alaska, USA
  • 15:10 - 15:20
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 15: Lahontan Gold
  • $14M (CAD) - TSXV:LG[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver
  • Location: Nevada, USA
  • 15:20 - 15:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 16: Holder Resources
  • Project Stages: Production
  • Commodities: Gold, Timber
  • Location: Guyana
  • 14:00
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 14:00 - 15:20 GMT
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  • 80 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Changing The Mindset: Attracting New Investors to the Sector

  • 14:00 - 14:40
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: What do green, impact and ESG funds want to see from the mining industry to invest more?

The mining industry is undergoing a transformation. Investors with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are demanding more sustainable practices. This session will explore what “green, impact and ESG funds" are looking for when considering investments in mining companies, and how miners can adapt to meet these growing expectations.

Key points discussed in this session include:
•    Delving into the specific ESG factors that funds consider critical for responsible mining operations
•    Determining best practices that mining companies can implement to improve their ESG performance and environmental impact
•    How can mining companies effectively communicate their ESG commitments to attract investment from green and impact funds?
•    What future trends can we expect to see in impact investing and how can the mining industry position themselves?

  • 14:40 - 15:20
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: Changing the mindset - addressing the mineral sector’s image problem

The mineral industry faces a challenge:  a longstanding negative public image, despite the importance of minerals in our everyday lives. When trust is measured, mining frequently ranks last compared to other sectors. Building trust and articulating value can evolve the sector’s brand. When trust is an issue, transparency is key. Miners need to get better at articulating the financial and nonfinancial value they bring to communities and investors, beyond merely meeting regulatory expectations. Creating and communicating a bigger bolder vision of legacy beyond life of mine can demonstrate a company’s societal commitment.

This session tackles how to shift that perception. We will explore why the industry has this image, and what steps mineral companies can take to communicate their positive contributions and address environmental and social concerns. 

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Understanding the perception. What are the common misconceptions about the industry?
• Building reputation: strategies for proactive communication. How can mining companies effectively highlight their efforts in sustainability and social responsibility?
• Stakeholder engagement: building trust and collaboration with communities and environmental groups.
• Exploring long-term strategies to secure a positive public perception for the mineral sector

  • 15:30
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 15:30 - 18:00 GMT
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  • 150 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 15:30 - 15:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 17: Australian Strategic Materials
  • $149M (AUD) - ASX:ASM[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Development
  • Commodities: Rare Earth Metals, Zircon
  • Location: Dubbo, NSW, Australia
  • 15:40 - 15:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 18: Ellipsis Mining
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Vanadium, Rare Earth Metals
  • Location: Morrocco
  • 15:50 - 16:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 19: Galan Lithium Limited
  • $78M (AUD) - ASX:GLN[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Lithium
  • Location: Argentina, Australia
  • 16:00 - 16:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 20: Imagine Lithium
  • $15M (CAD) - TSXV:ILI[more info]
  • $13M (USD) - OTC:ARXRF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Lithium
  • Location: Quebec, Canada
  • 16:10 - 16:20
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 21: Impact Minerals
  • $49M (AUD) - ASX:IPT[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Rare Earth Metals
  • Location: Australia
  • 16:20 - 16:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 22: Panther Metals
  • $4M (GBP) - LSE:PALM[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Lithium
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • 16:30 - 16:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 23: Peloton Minerals
  • $12M (CAD) - CSE:PMC[more info]
  • $12M (USD) - OTC:PMCCF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Lithium
  • Location: USA
  • 16:40 - 16:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 24: Sayona Mining
  • $350M (AUD) - ASX:SYA[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development, Production
  • Commodities: Lithium
  • Location: Canada
  • 16:50 - 17:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Spotlight 25: Vision Lithium
  • $8M (CAD) - TSXV:VLI[more info]
  • $7M (USD) - OTC:ABEPF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Lithium, Zinc
  • Location: Quebec, Manitoba, Canada
  • 17:00 - 18:00
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  • 60 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Mining Pitch Battle Heat 2 Critical Metals

Four mining projects. Five natural resources investors. One winner. The Critical Metals Mining Pitch Battle will have three mining companies pitch for just three minutes, followed by an in-depth eight-minute Q&A session from the investor panel as the miners battle it out to become the winner.

  • 08:50
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 08:50 - 11:00 GMT
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  • 130 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Breaking out of the Echo Chamber - Rethinking Financing, Exploration and Production

  • 08:50 - 09:10
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: Considering it took on average 15.7 years for the 127 mines opened in the last two decades to move from first discovery to commercial exploration how can the mining industry bridge the distance between discovery and production and de-r

The mining industry faces a critical challenge: a slowdown in new discoveries and mine development.  This session flips the script, focusing on the immense opportunities that lie ahead. We will explore innovative strategies to bridge the gap between discovery and production, accelerate project development, and secure the resources needed for a sustainable future. 

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Towards smart exploration cutting-edge technologies and methodologies that enhance exploration efficiency and effectiveness.
• Collaborative innovative public/private financing models that incentivise investment in exploration and expedite project development.
• Why is permitting policy often not aligned with government policy towards critical minerals, and what can be changed? How best to navigate complex permitting processes more efficiently, aligning regulatory frameworks with the need for critical minerals.
• Are we slowly seeing a shift from a short-term focus on returns to a long-term view of value, encouraged by recognition that longer-term investment horizons are required to meet 2050 net-zero goals?

  • 09:10 - 09:30
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Address: A brighter way to invest in gold

Investing in gold royalty companies offers several advantages over traditional gold investments. Royalty companies benefit from magnified returns due to their leveraged exposure to gold prices. Unlike mining companies that shoulder operational costs, royalty companies have minimal expenses. They can also quickly build diversified portfolios across numerous high-quality mines. Sandstorm, specifically, boasts a well-curated portfolio with superior project quality, asset diversification, and sustainable growth compared to competitors.

Key points discussed in this address include:
• Building a cash-flowing machine with +80% revenues from gold by 2029
• A deep dive into the Horizon Copper partnership to finance the green energy transition
• Transforming the business to capitalise on AI opportunities

  • 09:30 - 09:50
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Fireside Chat: How can Western critical supply chains be developed?

In his new role, Dominic Raab chairs the Appian partnership with Safe, formerly known as Securing America’s Future Energy, which aims to advise Western and Middle Eastern governments on how to boost critical mineral supplies and evaluate potential projects.

China controls a significant portion of the global supply chain for critical minerals, essential for various industries and the green transition. This dominance gives them the power to disrupt Western economies through export restrictions.

Key points discussed in this fireside chat include:
• Developing a wider partnership of like-minded countries to create a secure and diverse supply chain for critical minerals.
• How can governments create a regulatory and fiscal environment that incentivizes investment in exploration, mining, and processing of critical minerals.
• Broadening the Minerals Security Partnership to be broadened to include more countries beyond traditional allies and have clearer goals and enforcement mechanisms.
• What is the work of SAFE and what role do they play?

  • 09:50 - 10:10
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: Unveiling Saudi Arabia's potential - A mining hub across the value chain

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is poised for a transformative shift, with its vast mineral wealth positioning it as a potential leader in the global mining sector. This panel discussion delves into the exciting possibilities for Saudi Arabia as a mining hub, encompassing all stages of the value chain – upstream, midstream, and downstream.

Our esteemed panellists will address:
• Unearthing the potential - examining the diverse range of minerals and resources within Saudi Arabia's geological landscape, from gold and copper to critical minerals essential for clean energy technologies.
• Building a robust upstream sector - exploring strategies for efficient exploration, responsible mining practices, and creating a globally competitive upstream mining environment in Saudi Arabia.
• Highlighting the importance of developing a robust midstream sector, focusing on processing facilities, beneficiation techniques, and creating a strong value proposition for attracting investment.
• Downstream Integration: Analysing opportunities for Saudi Arabia to integrate further into the downstream value chain, creating a diversified and knowledge-based mining ecosystem.
• The impact of government initiatives like Vision 2030 on attracting foreign investment and developing the domestic mining industry.

  • 10:10 - 10:30
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  • 20 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: How can the funding crisis in the junior mining space be resolved?

Juniors have the toughest jobs in the industry. Finding and advancing new projects is difficult and capital-intensive. The kickers are that the juniors have no revenue stream to finance their exploration activities; they typically rely on outside sources for funding, coupled with the nature of the financing required changing from early exploration to when projects go through PEA, PFS and BFS and into development. But junior mining financing has dried up; global exploration budgets are now half what they were 10 years ago.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• How can institutional investors be encouraged to invest in junior projects at an earlier stage?
• Reviewing alternative financing models such as royalty and streaming for the junior mine financed industry
• Understanding the importance of networks and constellations of investors to provide capital, expertise, and deal flow, significantly impacting a company's success
• How important are responsible ESG practices at attracting investment into the junior mining space?
• What government financial incentives are available?

  • 10:30 - 11:00
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  • 30 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: Are we fit for purpose? Redefining leadership for the energy transition

The mining industry and the way in which it delivers value to society is changing fast. Increasing volatility in global geopolitics, a decline in the wider availability of talent and skills, calls for increased transparency and accountability, and issues surrounding reputation, trust and access to land are converging to shift stakeholder expectations and drive evolution in this age-old sector. 

As companies and their priorities shift, so too must the skills and capabilities of the people who lead them. The traditional command-and-control hierarchy which served the industry well for over 100 years, is no longer enough. Today, leaders must bring humility, curiosity, empathy, and courage to all that they do if companies are to adapt and flourish through uncertainty.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• What are the skill sets required for the energy transition? Does the mining industry currently possess them? Where can it find them?
• Scaling leadership development to prepare for the energy transition and ensuring that a sound succession planning strategy is in place
• Learning to lead collaboratively – what does this mean in practice?
• Finding and upskilling board members
• Building a culture that allows leaders to learn and grow
• Avoiding groupthink mentality.

  • 10:40
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 10:40 - 13:50 GMT
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  • 190 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
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  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Uranium/Nuclear, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 10:40 - 11:20
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  • 40 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Panel: Fuelling the future – why uranium and nuclear is key to a green energy transition

The race to a clean energy future demands a diverse portfolio of solutions. Nuclear power, once seen as a contentious topic, is re-emerging as a vital player in the fight against climate change, as well as providing an excellent investment opportunity in uranium mining companies. This panel discussion dives deep into the compelling arguments for nuclear energy's role in a sustainable future, while also exploring the potential investment opportunities it presents.

Join a distinguished group of experts as they discuss:
• Demystifying the clean energy credentials of nuclear power – exploring its minimal greenhouse gas emissions during operation .and how it can accelerate the transition to a clean energy grid.
• Examining the role of nuclear energy in complementing renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
• Examining potential investment opportunities in uranium mining companies.
• Factors to consider when evaluating uranium mining companies as investments.
• Addressing public concerns surrounding nuclear safety – highlighting the advanced safety features of modern reactor designs..
• Discussing strategies for building public confidence in the safety and environmental benefits of nuclear power.
• The role of government policies and public investment in supporting nuclear advancements.

  • 11:20 - 11:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 26: Atha Energy
  • $163M (USD) - OTC:SASKF[more info]
  • $219M (CAD) - TSXV:SASK[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Uranium
  • Location: Canada
  • 11:30 - 11:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 27 Baselode Energy
  • $33M (CAD) - TSXV:FIND[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Uranium
  • Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 11:40 - 11:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 28: F3 Uranium
  • $182M (CAD) - TSXV:FUU[more info]
  • $135M (USD) - OTC:FUUFF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Uranium
  • Location: Canada
  • 11:50 - 12:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 29: Forum Energy Metals
  • $37M (CAD) - TSXV:FMC[more info]
  • $29M (USD) - OTC:FDCFF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Uranium, Copper, Nickel
  • Location: Canada
  • 12:00 - 12:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 30
  • 12:10 - 12:20
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 31: First Class Metals
  • $2M (GBP) - LSE:FCM[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver, Copper, Nickel
  • Location: Canada
  • 12:20 - 12:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 32: Central Asia Metals
  • $352M (GBP) - LSE:CAML[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production
  • Commodities: Copper, Lead, Zinc
  • Location: Kazakhstan, North Macedonia
  • 12:30 - 12:40
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 33:
  • 12:40 - 12:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 34: ADX Energy
  • $57M (AUD) - ASX:ADX[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Production
  • Commodities: Oil and Gas, Hydrogen
  • Location: Austria, Romania, Italy
  • 12:50 - 13:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 35: Daresa Investment
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Nickel
  • Location: Tanzania
  • 13:00 - 13:50
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  • 50 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Pitch Battle Heat 3 Base Metals

Four mining projects. Five natural resources investors. One winner. The Base Metals Mining Pitch Battle will have three mining companies pitch for just three minutes, followed by an in-depth eight-minute Q&A session from the investor panel as the miners battle it out to become the winner.

  • 11:00
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
  • |
  • 120 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 2

Regional Seminars

  • 11:00 - 11:45
  • |
  • 45 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Regional Focus: Quebec
  • 11:45 - 12:25
  • |
  • 40 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Regional Focus: Ontario
  • 12:25 - 13:00
  • |
  • 35 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: What does London need to do to reinvigorate itself as a mining finance hub?

London has been losing its lustre as a mining finance centre for years. Whatever the reasons (Brexit, regulations etc.) companies like BHP delisting and the loss of Russian companies since the invasion of Ukraine have made a less attracting mining destination. What can be done?

Key points discussed in this session include:
• How do regulations need to change? 
• Should listing requirements be eased?
• Can London emulate Toronto's permissive approach to dual class share structures and Canada and Australia's lighter burdens for junior mining companies.
• Leverage London's expertise in mining finance to become the global centre for green energy transition mineral
• London as a centre for African mining finance

  • 13:50
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 13:50 - 15:30 GMT
  • |
  • 100 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Commodity Deep Dives, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 13:50 - 14:00
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 36: Kuniko
  • $19M (AUD) - ASX:KNI[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Nickel, Cobalt, Lithium
  • Location: Sweden, Norway
  • 14:00 - 14:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 37
  • 14:10 - 14:20
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 38; Equity Metals
  • $34M (CAD) - TSXV:EQTY[more info]
  • $25M (USD) - OTC:EQMEF[more info]
  • $24M (EUR) - FSX:EGSD[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Silver, Gold
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • 14:20 - 14:30
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  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 39: Minera Alamos
  • $137M (CAD) - TSXV:MAI[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production, Development, Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Mexico
  • 14:30 - 14:40
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  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 40: Mineral Ventures Invest
  • $7M (GBP) - LSE:IMC[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Production
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Armenia
  • 14:40 - 14:50
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 41: PlatineX
  • $9M (CAD) - CSE:PTX[more info]
  • $9M (USD) - OTC:PANXF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold, Copper, Nickel
  • Location: Canada
  • 14:50 - 13:00
  • |
  • -110 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 42: Great Boulder Resources
  • $33M (AUD) - ASX:GBR[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Western Australia
  • 15:00 - 15:10
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 43: Quatro Metales
  • Project Stages: Development
  • Commodities: Gold, Copper
  • Location: Ecuador
  • 15:10 - 15:20
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 44 Borealis Mining
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Nevada, USA
  • 15:20 - 15:30
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 45: Viva Gold
  • $19M (CAD) - TSXV:VAU[more info]
  • $16M (USD) - OTC:VAUCF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Nevada, USA
  • 15:30
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 15:30 - 17:00 GMT
  • |
  • 90 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Commodity Deep Dives, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 15:30 - 15:40
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 46: Exploits Discovery
  • $13M (CAD) - CSE:NFLD[more info]
  • $9M (USD) - OTC:NFLDF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Canada
  • 15:40 - 15:50
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  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 47: Eloro Resources
  • $261M (CAD) - TSXV:ELO[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold, Silver, Zinc, Lead
  • Location: Bolivia, Peru, Quebec, Canada
  • 15:50 - 16:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 48: Panoro Minerals
  • $32M (CAD) - TSXV:PML[more info]
  • $24M (USD) - OTC:POROF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Copper, Gold, Silver
  • Location: Peru
  • 16:00 - 16:10
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  • 10 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 49: P2 Gold
  • $9M (CAD) - TSXV:PGLD[more info]
  • $7M (USD) - OTC:PGLDF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Canada
  • 16:10 - 16:20
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Spotlight 50
  • 16:20 - 17:00
  • |
  • 40 min
  • |
  • Wed, 04 Dec
Mining Pitch Battle Heat 4 Mixed (any commodity)

Four mining projects. Five natural resources investors. One winner. The Mixed (Any Commodity) Metals Mining Pitch Battle will have three mining companies pitch for just three minutes, followed by an in-depth eight-minute Q&A session from the investor panel as the miners battle it out to become the winner.

  • 08:50
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • 08:50 - 11:00 GMT
  • |
  • 130 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Breaking out of the Echo Chamber – New Approaches to Innovation and Collaboration

  • 08:50 - 09:10
  • |
  • 20 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Fireside Chat with an industry leader

Mark Cutifani is a mining executive with 47 years industry experience. He has worked as a C Suite Executive for 33 years, 18 as Chief Executive. He was most recently the Chief Executive of Anglo American PLC, where he led the company’s most significant transformation, delivering industry leading shareholder returns for a Major Diversified mining group. He has received numerous awards and acknowledgements including Resourcing Tomorrow’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021. 

He is currently the Chair of the new spin off, Vale Base Metals business, while he is also a NED for TotalEnergies and the Senior NED for Laing O’Rourke. He is also involved in both NGO and charitable organisations including, The Power of Nutrition (Chair), Development Partner Institute (Director) and the Global Foundation (Chair of the International Advisory Committee).

  • 09:10 - 09:40
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  • 30 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Session: Financing the future - unlocking critical mineral potential: government financing opportunities across the mining value chain

Governments are often the missing piece in the jigsaw when it comes to financing critical minerals projects to secure the resources needed for clean energy, technology, and national security. The session will delve into successful partnership models, address challenges, and brainstorm innovative solutions to ensure a steady supply of critical minerals for a sustainable future.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Discussing innovative financing mechanisms to incentivize critical mineral exploration and development.
• How government investment can ensure responsible sourcing and environmental sustainability throughout the supply chain

  • 09:40 - 10:10
  • |
  • 30 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: Is technology becoming the most valuable asset in mining and metals... and an investment opportunity?

Like all sectors, mining and metals is undergoing a digital revolution. This panel discussion dives into the surge of technological innovation and its potential to reshape the entire industry, from exploration to extraction and beyond.

Join a distinguished group of experts for insights on how advancements are driving:
• The rise of mining tech startups: exploring the surge in investment and valuations for mining tech startups as they address critical challenges and unlock new opportunities. 
• Discovering how established technology companies are partnering with mining companies to develop and implement innovative solutions. 
• The role of collaboration between mining companies, technology providers, and governments in accelerating innovation.

  • 10:10 - 10:40
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  • 30 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: Building and financing resilient and sustainable end-to-end battery supply chains

There is a recognition within the auto manufacturing industry that the race for the critical minerals necessary for EV production is a zero-sum one and that these resources are infinite. To secure a competitive advantage, maintaining unfettered supply of these materials is rising on the list of priorities auto-executives must contend with. This panel will explore the evolving relationship between EV and lithium battery suppliers with the mining world and how your company can be part of these evolving trends by: 
• Building a comprehensive picture of existing cooperation between EV and battery manufacturers and mining companies 
• Providing a pathway to unplug bottlenecks that exist not only in the supply of the raw material itself but the capital necessary to fund these activities 
• Establishing a roadmap to further OEM investment in the mining sector, where those opportunities are and what level of capital expenditure is necessary to bring projects online 
• Outlining the numerous ESG and sustainability merits of vertical integration in the EV supply chain that accounts for not only environmental but jurisdictional risk 
• Assessing the impact of new legislation such as the Inflation Reduction Act on improving capacity to pursue this activity at scale

  • 10:40 - 11:00
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  • 20 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: Deal or no deal? Is acquisition and consolidation the best way forward for the mining industry in 2025?

In a rapidly evolving mining landscape, is bigger better? This panel discussion dives deep into the future of M&A and JVs in the mining industry. Our experts will explore whether consolidation is the key to success or if alternative strategies, such as vertical integration with parts of the midstream and downstream

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Citing recent cases, does increased size lead to greater efficiency and bargaining power, or stifle innovation and competition?
• How will the growing demand for critical minerals like lithium and cobalt affect M&A activity?
• Reviewing emerging trends in M&A such as vertical integration
• Does M&A create or destroy value in the mining industry?

  • 11:00
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • 11:00 - 14:10 GMT
  • |
  • 190 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Commodity Deep Dives, Mining Spotlights and Pitch Battles

  • 11:00 - 11:40
  • |
  • 40 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Panel: Copper – a powder keg ready to explode?

Copper, a vital metal for the modern world, is crucial for the clean energy transition. However, a lack of new major copper projects raises concerns about future supply meeting skyrocketing demand. This panel discussion explores the investment opportunities in copper mining companies amidst this critical juncture.

Discussion points include:
• The copper conundrum:
  - Understanding copper's role in clean energy technologies like wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicles.
  - Examining the potential for supply shortages due to rising demand and a lack of new copper mines.
  - Discussing the disconnect between high copper demand and the challenges faced by mining companies in increasing production.
• Investing in a sustainable future:
  - Exploring investment opportunities in responsible copper mining companies focused on sustainable practices and minimal environmental impact.
  - Identifying key factors for evaluating copper mining companies as potential investments.
• Navigating the challenge:
  - Analysing the impact of geopolitical factors and potential supply chain disruptions on copper prices.
  - Discussing the environmental and social considerations for responsible copper mining practices.
  - Understanding the long-term outlook for copper demand and its role in the clean energy future.
• The price squeeze:
  - Examining the rising costs associated with copper mining, including operational expenses and capital expenditure for new mines.
  - Exploring the potential future scenario where high copper prices are necessary to incentivize new mine development.
  - Discussing the risk of exorbitant copper prices leading to a shift towards substitute materials like aluminium.
• How will the majors react?
  - Acquiring copper assets
  - Expanding brownfield copper projects
  - Spin-off of energy transition metals
• The bigger picture:
  - Evaluating the potential benefits and drawbacks of consolidation within the copper mining industry (e.g., BHP's attempted takeover of Anglo American).
  - Examining the potential impact of a dysfunctional copper market on future supply and prices.
  - Discussing the broader implications for the planet if a copper supply shortage hinders the clean energy transition.

  • 11:40 - 11:50
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  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 51: Southern Cross Britannia
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Gold, Lithium, Uranium
  • Location: Argentina
  • 11:50 - 12:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 52: Tempest Minerals
  • $4M (AUD) - ASX:TEM[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Gold, Lithium, Iron Ore
  • Location: Western Australia
  • 12:00 - 12:10
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 53: MTB Metals
  • $3M (CAD) - TSXV:MTB[more info]
  • $3M (USD) - OTC:MBYMF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Gold
  • Location: Canada
  • 12:10 - 12:20
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 54: Renforth Resources
  • $7M (CAD) - CSE:RFR[more info]
  • $6M (USD) - OTC:RFHRF[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Copper, Cobalt, Nickel, Platinum, Palladium, Zinc, Battery Metals
  • Location: Canada
  • 12:20 - 12:30
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 55 Nicola Mining
  • $58M (CAD) - TSXV:NIM[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Production
  • Commodities: Silver, Gold, Copper
  • Location: Canada
  • 12:30 - 12:40
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 56 Culpeo Minerals
  • $8M (AUD) - ASX:CPO[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Copper
  • Location: Chile
  • 12:40 - 12:50
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 57
  • 12:50 - 13:00
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 58
  • 13:00 - 13:10
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 59: Awale Resources
  • $47M (CAD) - TSXV:ARIC[more info]
  • Market Capitalization (Updated: 13 Jul 2024)
  • Project Stages: Exploration
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Cote d’Ivoire
  • 13:10 - 13:22
  • |
  • 12 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 60: Altus Gold
  • Project Stages: Exploration, Development
  • Commodities: Gold
  • Location: Nevada, USA
  • 13:20 - 14:10
  • |
  • 50 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Analyst Pitch Battle

Uranium to be the best performing commodity of 2025?  Lithium to be the worst? Trump to rescind the IRA? An auto-manufacturer to buy a midtier? Gold to go to US$3,000? Three analysts. One mining prediction for 2025. Each analyst will have three minutes to pitch their thesis, before taking questions from the judges and the floor, to decide which prediction you think will happen

  • 11:00 - 13:00 GMT
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  • 120 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 2

Data, Automation & Robotics, Cyber Security

  • 11:00 - 11:20
  • |
  • 20 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Address: Unleashing the power of data: transforming mining through analytics

Harness the wealth of data hidden within your mining operations to unlock a new level of efficiency, safety, and sustainability. This address dives deep into how data analytics can revolutionize every aspect of your mining business.

In this talk you will:
• Discover how data analysis can improve exploration success rates by pinpointing high-potential areas and optimizing drilling strategies.
• Learn how data-driven insights can optimize mine planning, automate processes, and boost overall efficiency, leading to cost reductions and increased productivity.
• Explore how real-time data monitoring and analytics can identify potential risks and prevent accidents, keeping your workforce safe.
• Gain insights on using data to optimize energy consumption, minimise waste generation, and create a more sustainable mining footprint.
• Discover how data can streamline your supply chain, improve transparency, and optimize logistics for cost savings and time reduction

  • 11:20 - 11:40
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  • 20 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Session: The Future is Automated: Transforming Your Mining Operations

This session dives into the transformative power of automation in mining. Join us as industry experts explore how intelligent technologies can revolutionize your operations, delivering:
• Reducing worker exposure to hazardous environments by automating high-risk tasks.
• Boosting efficiency and optimising processes, minimize downtime, and maximize productivity with automated solutions.
• Increasing sustainability and minimising resource waste, optimise energy use, and achieve an eco-friendlier mining footprint through automation.
• Unlocking new levels of output and achieve operational excellence with the power of automation.

  • 11:40 - 12:00
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  • 20 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Address: Safeguarding against the dangers of cyber security in your mining operations

Mining operations are increasingly reliant on technology, but this opens the door to cyber security threats. This session equips you with the knowledge to safeguard your valuable assets and data.

Key takeaways from this session include:
• Identifying and addressing cyber vulnerabilities in your mining infrastructure.
• Implementing robust security measures to protect critical systems and data.
• Developing a cyber security response plan to mitigate the impact of an attack.
• Training your workforce to recognize and prevent cyber threats.

  • 12:00 - 12:30
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  • 30 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Panel: Strategic investments in mine site connectivity: maximising ROI and ensuring safety at the front lines

As mine sites become smarter and data driven, the necessity to maintain wireless connectivity across a host of locations, equipment categories and workers becomes increasingly acute. These efforts however come at a cost, and knowing where to deploy capital to achieve the most significant operational gains is of vital importance to technology leaders throughout the mining value chain. This panel will empower your team by offering insights into:  

• Innovative use-cases and methodology to ensure your vital assets remain connected in harsh environments  
• Mapping your overall business strategy and needs onto the digital tools you’re using to achieve them  
• Enhancing communication capacity to support safety protocols and avoid maintenance incidents  

  • 12:30 - 12:40
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Technology Spotlight 7
  • 12:40 - 12:50
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Technology Spotlight 8
  • 12:50 - 13:00
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Technology Spotlight 9
  • 14:00
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • 14:00 - 16:00 GMT
  • |
  • 120 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

2025: Strategies for Uncertain Times in The Mining Industry

  • 14:00 - 14:40
  • |
  • 40 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: A world in flux: geopolitical risks and resource security

The year 2024 presents a confluence of challenges: a volatile geopolitical landscape, a record number of democratic elections, and ongoing disruptions to critical supply chains. This keynote panel discussion convenes leading experts from the mining industry, energy sector, and security domain to explore how the mining industry can adapt and navigate these uncertain times to ensure a secure future for energy, defence, and space exploration.

Our esteemed panellists will address:
• Understanding the interconnectedness of resources needed for energy, defence, and space exploration, and their vulnerability to geopolitical instability
• The ripple effect of geopolitical tensions: Examining how global conflicts like the Israel-Hamas war and the Russia-Ukraine war continue to disrupt critical shipping lanes and impact energy security
• Exploring the role of the mining industry in responsibly sourcing and supplying critical minerals essential for national security and technological advancements
• How can the mining industry adapt to a changing landscape by developing flexible and resilient strategies to mitigate risk and ensure a steady supply of resources in a volatile world
• The impact of geopolitical uncertainty on the mining industry's operations and supply chains
• Developing strategies for diversifying resource sourcing and reducing dependence on potentially unstable regions
• The role of international collaboration and diplomacy in securing access to critical minerals

  • 14:40 - 15:20
  • |
  • 40 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: Thriving in turbulent times – mining investment strategies in a time of poly and perma-crisis

From geopolitical instability and climate change to resource scarcity and economic uncertainty, a confluence of crises – "polycrisis" – is reshaping the mining investment landscape. This critical keynote panel discussion brings together leading investment experts to navigate these turbulent times and identify winning strategies for the future.

Our esteemed panellists will address:
• Deciphering the polycrisis Landscape: Understanding the interconnected web of challenges facing the mining industry, from political tensions to climate disruptions.
• Investing for resilience: developing robust investment strategies that can withstand market volatility and adapt to changing geopolitical realities.
• The rise of permacrisis: Acknowledging the potential for long-term, persistent crises and building investment portfolios with long-term sustainability in mind.
• Identifying opportunities in uncertainty: Exploring emerging trends and disruptive technologies that may unlock new investment opportunities in the mining sector.

  • 15:20 - 16:00
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  • 40 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Keynote Panel: Phosphates and potash, the forgotten critical minerals to enhance global food security

In the mining industry phosphates and potash often go unnoticed, remarkable when you consider that the Haber-Bosch process, which has enabled an extra 4 billion people to live on this planet, is one of the greatest achievements of the mining industry. This session brings them to the forefront, highlighting their critical role in boosting crop yields and feeding a growing population. We will explore the challenges surrounding fertilizer use and discuss strategies for sustainable fertilizer management to ensure a stable food supply for all.

Key issues debated in this session include:
• How potash and phosphates contribute to global food security efforts, particularly in the face of a rising population and changing climate
• What are the geopolitical factors and how can the risk be mitigated?
• Exploring challenges associated with fertilizer use, such as environmental impact and resource depletion
• Sustainable strategies for efficient fertiliser application and minimizing waste
• Looking ahead to advancements in fertiliser technology and innovations that can ensure food security while protecting the environment.

  • 14:10
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • 14:10 - 16:00 GMT
  • |
  • 110 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
  • |
  • Stream: Mines and Money@Resourcing Tomorrow Investment Theatre

Mining Spotlights

  • 14:10 - 14:20
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 61
  • 14:20 - 14:30
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 62
  • 14:30 - 14:40
  • |
  • 10 min
  • |
  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 63
  • 14:40 - 14:50
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 64
  • 14:50 - 15:00
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 65
  • 15:00 - 15:10
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 66
  • 15:10 - 15:20
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 67
  • 15:20 - 15:30
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 68
  • 15:30 - 15:40
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 69
  • 15:40 - 15:50
  • |
  • 10 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Mining Spotlight 70
  • 15:50 - 15:50
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  • 0 min
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  • Thu, 05 Dec
Close of theatre proceedings