Programme 17 April

Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Preliminary Programme

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel Helsinki
07.45-08.30 Registration and refreshments

Plenary Session 1: The Outlook for the Nordic Mining Sector

08.30 Conference welcome
  Title to be confirmed
High – level representative from the Government of Finland (TBC)
  The rise of regulatory, social and political risks – and how companies should deal with them
Christian Jervelund, Partner, Copenhagen Economics
  Key factors behind the importance of future mining for Europe
Mark Rachovides, President, Euromines
  The Canadian Connection – “facilitate cooperation between Canada and Nordic Countries in Mining Investments”
Andrée Noëlle Cooligan, Ambassador of Canada to Finland
09.30 Refreshments including exhibition area

Plenary Session 2: Creating an Attractive Investment Climate

  3 country based case studies illustrating investment and geological potential
  A Finnish perspective on illustrating investment and geological potential
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  A Norwegian perspective on prospecting and resource potential
Agnes Raaness, Geologist, NGU – Geological Survey of Norway
  A Swedish perspective
Katarina Nilsson Persson
  Panel debate: Looking for insights and transformation success factors
Peter Walker, Chairman, Arctic Minerals AB
Magnus Ericsson, Adjunct Professor of Mineral Economics, Luleå University of Technology
Jim Coppard, CGeol, EurGeol, MSc
Saila Miettinen-Lähde, CEO , Endomines AB

Chair: Erja Retzén, Senior Managing Director, Nasdaq


Plenary Session 3: The Investors Approach to Nordic Mining

Represented by investors from different areas, Roundtable discussions

  Title to be confirmed
Stan Bharti, Founder and Executive Chairman, Forbes & Manhattan, Inc
  Raising capital for mining projects in Nordic Countries: Opportunities & Challenges
Rama Ayman, CEO, MMG Capital
  Title to be confirmed
Gilbert Clark, Partner, The Sentient Group
  Chair: Casper Herler, Managing Partner, Borenius Attorneys Ltd
12.00-13.00 Lunch including exhibition area

Plenary Session 4: Company presentations part 1

Presentations on finance/investment opportunities
Session design/content to be decided- 6 x 15 min
Exploration and junior companies from the Nordics.

  Lithium mining for fast growing markets
Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy
  Title to be confirmed
Mark Bennett, Founding MD and CEO, S2 Resources
  Mining a future in the Nordics – ‘Staying the distance’
Kurt Budge, CEO, Beowulf Mining
  Masterplan for a thriving Nordic exploration financing ecosystem
Michael Hudson, Chairman, CEO and Director, Mawson Resources
  Pahtavaara – finding equilibrium between exploration and development
James Withall, CEO, Rupert Resources Ltd
  Critical Raw Materials – A Sweet Spot for the Nordic Mining Industry
Mark Saxon, CEO, Leading Edge
14.30-15.00 Refreshments including exhibition area

Plenary Session 5: Company presentations part 2

Presentations on finance/investment opportunities
Session design/content to be decided- 4 x 15 min
Exploration and junior companies from the Nordics.

  A new supply of Rutile and Garnet to Europe
Ivar Fossum, CEO, Nordic Mining ASA
  EMX exploration update; royalty generation in Scandinavia
Eric Jensen, General Manager of Exploration, EMX Royalty Corp
  Sunstone Metals – Copper, Gold, Lithium in Scandinavia
Malcolm Norris, CEO & Managing Director, Sunstone Metals
  Title to be confirmed
Timo Lindborg, CEO, Sotkamo Silver
  Title to be confirmed
Mike Basha (to be confirmed), CEO, Aurion Resources
16.15 Break

Plenary Session 6:

  FinnCobalt – an advanced brownfield cobalt mine development project
Markus Ekberg, Co-owner, FinnCobalt
  Urban Mining – urban legend?
Jukka Pitkäjärvi, CEO, Ferrovan Oy
  Title to be confirmed
Karl Antonius, CEO, Boreal Metals
17.10 Summary: Feedback of key messages emerging from the Conference
Closing remarks

Reception Session 7: Networking reception

Relaxed drinks reception with a ‘talk to me because…’ twist to encourage contacts and networking

19.00 Dinner – Crowne Plaza Hotel