Surviving the Global Financial Crisis in the Mining Industry - Seminar Report


The Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel
February 28, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


A who's who of the mining investment community addressed an international audience at MineAfrica's 2nd seminar on Surviving the Global Financial Crisis in the Mining Industry. The seminar took place in Toronto the day before the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) show. A special thanks to seminar chairman Richard Lachcik of Macleod Dixon LLP and sponsors Macleod Dixon LLP (Premier Sponsor) and Schuster Boyd McDonald.

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  • Introduction, Richard Lachcik, Partner and Head, Mining Group, Macleod Dixon LLP

  • Session 2 - The Outlook for Commodity Prices and the Global Mining Industry: Patricia Mohr, Vice President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, The Scotiabank Group

  • Session 3 - Understanding the Key Indicators of Your Company's Ability to Weather the Storm: Lee Hodgkinson, Global Director, Mining and Jamie Samograd, Transaction Advisory KPMG LLP

  • Session 4 - Investment Banking - Strategies for Mature Companies: Dave Shaver, Managing Director, UBS Securities Canada Inc.

  • Session 5 - Understanding the Key Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Current Environment: Janne Duncan, Partner and Brian Levett, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP

  • Session 6 - Panel Discussion - Creative Financing Alternatives (private equity, SPAC's, CPC's, special situation lending, sovereign funds, infrastructure financing): Joel Weinstein, Senior Manager, Listed Issuer Services, Toronto Stock Exchange, Keith Spence, President, Global Mining Corporation, Kim Lok, Senior Manager, Extractive Industries, Export Development Canada, Mark Berger, Director Business Development, E+PC Engineering & Projects Company

  • Session 7 - Investment Banking - Strategies for Junior and Mid-Market Companies: Daryl Hodges, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking, Jennings Capital Inc.

  • Session 8 - Strategies for Successful Financings with Commercial Lenders: Ted Kavanagh, Director, Investment Banking - Mining and Metals, Standard Americas, Inc.