About

The Energy Transition

The energy transition is driving a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal. This shift requires significant amounts of minerals essential for clean energy technologies. As demand for these critical minerals surges, the mining industry faces the dual challenge of meeting this demand sustainably.

Embracing sustainable mining practices, investing in new technologies, and fostering collaboration across sectors are crucial steps for the industry to support the energy transition while minimising environmental and social impacts. The future of mining is intertwined with the success of global decarbonisation efforts, making it imperative to balance resource extraction with sustainability.

We are excited to announce that Dr. Lawrence Jones, Senior Vice President of International Programs at the Edison Electric Institute, will be speaking at the event. His insights promise to enrich discussions on decarbonising mines and ensuring a critical mineral supply. Additionally, on December 5th, the International Geothermal Association will host a dedicated meeting on Geothermal Energy Opportunities for the Mining Sector, providing valuable insights into how geothermal energy can transform mining operations and offer networking opportunities with experts and peers in the green mining revolution.

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

  • View from a leading major – how can the industry better resource tomorrow?
  • The war below: lithium, copper, and the global battle to power our lives
  • The clean energy transition – bridging the divide (or) breaking down silos: a collaborative approach to securing a clean energy future
  • How does the energy industry strategise and think about the minerals required for the energy transition?
  • Copper – a powder keg ready to explode?
  • Green Steel: Securing sustainable supply·        
  • Fuelling innovation – unlocking the potential of hydrogen for the next generation of mining

Some of the world's largest and leading

Mining & energy companies who attend

PROGRAMME

  • 13:30
  • Mon, 02 Dec
  • 13:30 - 17:30 GMT
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  • 240 min
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  • Mon, 02 Dec
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  • London Stock Exchange

Resourcing Tomorrow at the London Stock Exchange

  • 13:30 - 17:30
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  • 240 min
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  • Mon, 02 Dec
Government Roundtable (Invite only)

Theme: How can governments, mining industry and finance can collaborate towards meeting the urgency of energy transition timelines?

  • Overcoming geopolitical tensions, security of supply and climate vulnerable to ensure there are enough critical minerals supply to meet the demands of the energy transition
  • Addressing the different financing challenges across different stages of the mining life-cycle and value chain
  • How can permitting timelines be streamlined without compromising ESG concerns?

Open to:

  • All MSP and MSP-aligned countries
  • Ministers from Provinces, States and Territories 

Attendance:
• 80 Participants
• 20 Ministers plus one aide
• 20 LSE/AIM mining CEOs / representatives 
• 20 C-Suite industry representatives drawn from finance and key industry associations

Timings:
• 13.30 Arrive
• 14.00 Government Roundtable
• 16.30 Closing Bell Ceremony 
• 17.00 Drinks Reception  

Governments who attended Resourcing Tomorrow 2023 include the United States, Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Yukon, and British Columbia), Australia, Chad, Nigeria, South Sudan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.

For more information, please contact Andrew Thake [email protected]

  • 08:50
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 08:50 - 11:00 GMT
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  • 130 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber: Collaborating Across the Value Chain to Deliver the Energy Transition

  • 08:50 - 09:00
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Opening Welcoming Address: Reserved for UK Government

An invitation will be extended to the Government post the July 4th General Election

  • 09:00 - 09:30
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  • 30 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Session: Where are the critical mineral supply shortfalls in meeting the demands of the energy transition and how can the Inflation Reduction Act meet them?

The Inflation Reduction Act revolutionary impact fits in with this year’s theme of ‘Breaking out of the echo chamber.’ Since its introduction, the Inflation Reduction has changed the landscape of the mining investment industry by accelerating the energy transition through increased investment into minerals used for EVs and renewable energy technologies. However, can Western mining supply chains be developed from upstream to downstream?

Key points discussed in this session include:
•    Where are the critical mineral supply shortfalls in meeting the demands of the energy transition and how can the Inflation Reduction Act meet them?
•    Incentives and initiatives to improve supply chain resilience
•    What infrastructure investment is required – promoting diverse and resilient supply chains, local value-addition, and beneficiation
•    What investment can we expect to see in US battery factories?

If you are interested in becoming a panellist or a moderator, contact [email protected]

  • 09:30 - 09:50
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  • 20 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Address: View from a leading major – how can the industry better resource tomorrow?

Mark Bristow is recognised as one of the world’s leading mining CEOs who has consistently broken out of the echo chamber in his career. He is a passionate believer in delivering sustainable stakeholder value. Under his leadership, firstly Randgold and now Barrick, have one of the best records in the industry for exploration, delivering on production guidance, and honouring shareholder commitments.

Mark Bristow, CEO of Barrick Gold, argues that M&A deals will not solve the looming copper shortage. This talk explores how the mining industry can invest in exploration and development of new copper deposits to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

Key takeaways include:
• Gaining insights from a mining industry leader: Hear Mark Bristow's perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the mining industry focusing on copper and gold
• Taking a deep dive on the looming copper shortage and its impact the green energy transition
• Discovering strategies for sustainable resource development: Explore alternative approaches to M&A that can help grow copper production responsibly.

  • 09:50 - 10:20
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  • 30 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: Key insights from the Government Roundtable

This session will present the key findings of the Government Roundtable that ran on 2 December. The Government Roundtable’s outcomes will differ from typical Government Roundtables in rather than it being Governments talking to other Governments, it brings togethers Governments, CEOs from the mining industry, leading finance houses, key associations, and industry experts to have meaningful and actionable discussions.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Ensuring there are enough critical minerals supply to meet the demands of the energy transition
• Addressing the different financing challenges across different stages of the mining life cycle and value chain
• How can permitting timelines be streamlined without compromising ESG concerns?

  • 10:20 - 10:40
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  • 20 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Fireside Chat: International collaboration opportunities to fast track global critical and strategic mineral value chains

Traxys is at the centre of the global metals and minerals industry. Traxys provides sourcing, logistics, financing, and marketing services move metals and minerals to the global market faster, more efficiently, with lower working capital and less risk.

  • 10:40 - 11:00
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  • 20 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: Fostering collaboration between mining companies and the midstream and downstream to build resilient critical mineral supply chains

The energy transition is not a mining story but a materials one, where minerals meet the chemical industry.’

Collaboration between mining companies (upstream), midstream (processing and refining), and downstream (manufacturing and distribution) stakeholders is crucial for building resilient supply chains in the mining industry. Can mining supply chains be developed that offer a competitive alternative to China without compromising sustainable practices?

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Identifying opportunities for efficiency improvements, cost reductions, and waste minimisation across the supply chain to enhance competitiveness and resilience
• Promoting responsible sourcing, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility throughout the supply chain to foster collaboration on sustainability initiatives 
• Leveraging technology and digital solutions to enhance collaboration and visibility across the supply chain
• Developing risk assessment and mitigation strategies to address potential disruptions in the supply chain, such as geopolitical instability, natural disasters, or regulatory change
• Establishing transparency and open lines of communication and information sharing between upstream, midstream, and downstream stakeholders

  • 11:10
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 11:10 - 13:10 GMT
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  • 120 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

New Market Entrants – OEMs, EVs and Energy Companies

  • 11:10 - 11:45
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  • 35 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: Navigating the green road - what are the automotive industry and OEMs looking for when responsibly sourcing from the mining industry? How does the mining industry need to respond?

With looming deficits of critical minerals, companies across sectors are integrating value chains in a bid to shore up supply. Automotive and battery manufacturers are investing in mining companies: General Motors invested US$650m of equity into Lithium Americas, and Tesla is constructing a lithium refinery in Texas and has offtake agreements with mining companies and Chinese lithium hydroxide producers. It is not inconceivable that an OEM or an automotive manufacturer might become a major in the next 5 years, as talk of vertical integration increases

The automotive industry's shift towards electric vehicles hinges on responsibly sourced critical minerals. This panel discussion brings together automakers (OEMs) and mining industry representatives to explore what ethical sourcing means in this evolving landscape. We will delve into the key requirements from OEMs, the challenges for miners, and how both sides can collaborate for a sustainable future. Can we produce more EVs with a clean conscience?

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Defining responsible sourcing criteria OEMs should prioritise when sourcing minerals for electric vehicles
• Overcoming the practical challenges of implementing responsible sourcing practices, including ethical labour conditions, environmental impact mitigation, and supply chain transparency.
• How OEMs and miners can collaborate to establish robust certification and verification systems to ensure responsible sourcing throughout the supply chain.
• Future trends in responsible sourcing and how both OEMs and miners can adapt and innovate to ensure a sustainable and ethical supply chain for the electric vehicle revolution.

  • 11:45 - 11:55
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  • 10 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Ministerial Address: Nigerian Government
  • 11:55 - 12:30
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  • 35 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: How does the energy industry strategise and think about the minerals required for the energy transition?

40 years ago, many energy companies were also mining companies. We are now coming full circle with energy companies looking at critical minerals more closely. Some energy companies have already acquired lithium mining projects. Can we expect this trend to continue?

The energy transition hinges on securing a steady supply of critical minerals for clean technologies like wind turbines and solar panels. This panel discussion brings together energy industry leaders to explore their strategies for navigating the evolving landscape of mineral demand. We will delve into their approaches to securing resources, mitigating risks, and fostering a sustainable future.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Understanding how energy companies assess and forecast their critical mineral needs for their clean energy projects.
• Securing supply chains - strategies for diversifying supply chains, building partnerships with responsible miners, and mitigating geopolitical risks
• How energy companies are pioneering advancements in technology and design to minimise reliance on critical minerals and maximize their efficiency
• How the energy industry collaborates with governments, mining companies, and research institutions to ensure a secure and sustainable supply of critical minerals for the long term

  • 12:30 - 13:10
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: What does the mining finance eco-system need to do to ensure that the energy transition happens fast enough to meet Net Zero targets?

The world needs a rapid shift to clean energy, but the raw materials for this transition rely heavily on the mining industry. This keynote panel discussion brings together leading figures in mining finance to explore how the financial ecosystem can adapt and accelerate the mining sector's role in achieving Net Zero targets.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Investment strategies for critical minerals – identifying and financing projects focused on the minerals essential for renewable energy technologies
• Unlocking sustainable finance - innovative financial instruments and regulations that promote responsible mining practices
• Identifying opportunities for collaboration between governments, financial institutions, and mining companies to drive a sustainable energy transition

  • 15:20
  • Tue, 03 Dec
  • 15:20 - 17:00 GMT
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  • 100 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Rethinking traditional mining approaches

  • 15:20 - 16:00
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel: How can the mining industry add greater beneficiation in the host country and move away from the old extract and export model?

Is beneficiation practical, especially if cheap alternatives already exist (such as exporting to China for processing/smelting? We will bring together industry experts, government officials, and community representatives to explore how to increase beneficiation - processing and refining minerals within the host country. The discussion will delve into the economic and social benefits, as well as the practical considerations and challenges involved.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Maximising resource value by defining strategies for maximising the economic benefits for host countries by processing and refining minerals domestically.
• Building local expertise: how can you develop the necessary infrastructure, skills, and workforce to support a thriving in-country beneficiation industry?
• Creating a framework that benefits both mining companies and host communities, fostering sustainable development.
• Overcoming obstacles such as infrastructure development, attracting investment, and navigating regulatory hurdle
• Does beneficiation make sense if there is already an alternative option (say a supply chain involving China) in place?

  • 16:00 - 16:20
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  • 20 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Fireside Chat: The war below: lithium, copper, and the global battle to power our lives

The world is moving towards replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. But building electric vehicles, solar panels, and millions of other devices requires digging more mines. Critical minerals are vital to many sustainable technologies, and the competition for them is intensifying.

Ernest Scheyder is best-selling author of The War Below. In this interview he will cover some of the key themes covered his book such as
• Nations which aspire to energy independence are ever more intertwined:
• A hedge fund manager's attempt to revive rare earths mining in California needs Chinese expertise
• International reliance on Africa's mining sector persists despite concern over child labour. 
• A proposed lithium mine in Nevada would help global car manufacturers slash their dependence on fossil fuels but developing that mine could cause the extinction of a flower found nowhere else on the planet.

As the mining industry attempts to predict how the geopolitics of resource extraction will unfold, this interview provides a glimpse of the industry giants, researchers, and policymakers at the forefront of the new energy wars.

  • 16:20 - 17:00
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  • 40 min
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  • Tue, 03 Dec
Keynote Panel Discussion: The clean energy transition – bridging the divide (or) breaking down silos: a collaborative approach to securing a clean energy future

The clean energy transition hinges on a secure and sustainable supply chain for critical minerals. However, current models reveal communication gaps and a lack of collaboration between mining, renewable energy, and utility companies. This panel discussion brings together industry leaders from each sector to explore solutions for a more efficient and responsible approach. 

Current challenges include limited transparency, supply chain security, standardization and certification, community, and environmental impact 

This discussion aims to identify concrete steps for fostering stronger collaboration between the mining, renewable energy, and utilities sectors. By breaking down silos and prioritising a multifaceted approach, the clean energy transition can be achieved with greater efficiency and long-term sustainability.

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Moving beyond responsible sourcing - while responsible sourcing remains crucial, experts will delve into additional key issues impacting renewables and utilities, such as security of supply, grid integration, and standardisation
• Data-driven strategies - the discussion will be grounded in data and evidence from industry leaders like EDF, SSE, and National Grid, highlighting real-world challenges and potential solutions
• Innovation for collaboration: exploring how innovation across sectors, including new mining technologies, alternative materials, and improved recycling processes, can contribute to a more collaborative and sustainable clean energy future

  • 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.

  • 15:40
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 15:40 - 17:00 GMT
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  • 80 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 2

Minimising Mining’s Environmental Impact

  • 15:40 - 16:20
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  • 40 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Panel: How circular thinking can transform tailings management into a safer and more profitable opportunity

As investors and society more broadly become increasingly stringent in their attitudes towards environmental and ecological stewardship, new ways of thinking about tailings are necessary. Principles taken from the circular economy have the potential to unlock not only more sustainable, but safer and more profitable pathways to mitigating mine-waste. 

The past 10 years have seen more tailings dams built than
in any previous decade. Today, safe storage of tailings is a key focus for stakeholders who are demanding miners do more to eliminate the failures that can devastate local communities and the environment, and cost billions to fix. With over 200 billion tonnes of existing tailings under management and an additional 40 billion to 50 billion
tonnes expected in the next five years, this is a critical risk to
manage.

This panel of experts will debate and discuss the most promising opportunities including: 
• Reprocessing tailings to extract further valuable materials, increasing efficiency and reducing overall waste whilst taking into consideration site-specific technical challenges such as impurities, aging, particle size and water content  
• Effective and comprehensive ore mapping and scanning to identify the highest grades for extraction, reducing the overall volume of waste 
• Transform tailings into other industriously useful materials to be used outside of the mining industry  

If you are interested in becoming a panellist or a moderator, contact [email protected]

  • 16:20 - 17:00
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  • 40 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Panel: Minerals for a net-zero world: how can mining mitigate the role of climate change?

Climate change and climatic events are the top global risks the world will face over the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2023.Climate change is incredibly
complex, with broad impacts. Miners are expected to provide minerals for the energy transition, while also reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

The transition to a clean energy future hinges on critical minerals – the raw materials essential for wind turbines, solar panels, and electric vehicle batteries. But mining itself can have significant environmental consequences. This panel discussion explores this complex paradox. Join leading voices from the mining industry, clean energy policy, and environmental science as they delve into how mining can evolve to become a force for good in the fight against climate change.

Key discussion points:
• Examining the critical role of minerals in clean energy technologies and the environmental impact of traditional mining practices.
• Strategies for ensuring responsible sourcing of critical minerals for a sustainable energy transition.
• Minimising the environmental footprint of mining operations through innovative technologies and responsible practices. 
• Where are we on Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions? 
• What has been the progress in Carbon Capture Storage?
• Collaborative solutions involving the mining industry, policymakers, and research institutions to achieve a net-zero future.
• The future of mining in a clean energy landscape: can the industry transform itself into an enabler of sustainability?
• What is the role of institutional investors and government?

If you are interested in becoming a panellist or a moderator, contact [email protected]

  • 15:50
  • Wed, 04 Dec
  • 15:50 - 17:00 GMT
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  • 70 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
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  • Stream: Resourcing Tomorrow Theatre 1

Decarbonisation Strategies and Solutions

  • 15:50 - 16:25
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  • 35 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: How can the mining industry embrace renewables for decarbonisation?

The mining industry plays a crucial role in enabling the transition to a clean energy future. However, its traditional reliance on fossil fuels for operations presents a significant decarbonisation challenge. This panel discussion brings together industry leaders and sustainability experts to explore how the mining industry can embrace renewable energy sources for a more sustainable future.

Join us as our panellists discuss:
• The urgency of decarbonisation: examining the environmental impact of the mining industry and the growing pressure from stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
• Integrating renewable energy sources into mining operations such as on-site solar and wind generation, power purchase agreements with renewable energy providers, and microgrid development.
• The role of electric vehicles (EVs) and other electrified equipment in reducing emissions. The discussion will explore the feasibility of electrifying heavy machinery, charging infrastructure needs, and potential challenges and opportunities.
• Exploring how the mining industry can improve its energy efficiency through process optimisation, energy-saving technologies, and improved mine design.
• Harnessing collaboration between mining companies, renewable energy providers, technology developers, and governments to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative decarbonization solutions for the mining sector.
• transitioning to renewables cost-effective for mining operations? We will discuss the potential cost savings associated with reduced reliance on fossil fuels, the payback period for renewable energy investments, and potential government incentives for renewable energy adoption.
• How can renewable energy integration be managed effectively in the context of existing grid infrastructure and potential stability challenges?
• Quantifying the broader benefits of decarbonisation in the mining sector, such as improved air quality, reduced noise pollution, and enhanced community relations.

  • 16:25 - 17:00
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  • 35 min
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  • Wed, 04 Dec
Keynote Panel: Fuelling innovation – unlocking the potential of hydrogen for the next generation of mining

In the fight against climate change, hydrogen holds immense promise. This panel explores how hydrogen can transform the mining industry and contribute to decarbonization efforts.

Hydrogen's appeal is multifaceted. First, it is the universe's most abundant element, offering a near-limitless fuel source. Second, it shares some properties with fossil fuels, allowing for storage, transport, and high-heat generation. But unlike oil or gas, hydrogen does not exist naturally and needs to be produced.

Across various industries, hydrogen's potential is being explored. But what is its potential for the mining industry?

Key points discussed in this session include:
• Fleet decarbonization: can hydrogen fuel cell trucks replace traditional diesel vehicles, offering extended range and fast refuelling for efficient operations?
• Can hydrogen become the go-to solution for storing excess renewable energy and powering mines with clean electricity?
• Green steel: exploring hydrogen's potential as a clean heat source and reductant, replacing fossil fuels in steel and copper production.
• How integrating hydrogen applications can significantly contribute to the mining industry's decarbonization goals.