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

The Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel
January 13, 2009
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MineAfrica's first non-Africa specific seminar drew 110 delegates to hear a who's who of the North American mining investment community cover a diverse range of topics and strategies for surviving the current financial crisis.

"The conference was simply excellent. You had such a high concentration of quality speakers, as well as interesting and diverse attendees," said Jonathan Gardner, of Kavinoky Cook LLP in New York.

The full-day seminar was sponsored by Macleod Dixon LLP (Premier Sponsor) and Schuster Boyd McDonald.

Read the media coverage in the National Post, Northern Miner, and Mining Weekly.

"The quality of speakers, content of their sessions and organization was exceptional," Alan Friedman, CEO, Adira Capital Inc.

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Download the program and presenter and corporate profiles.

Click on the links below to download the presentations. Please note that some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download.

  • Introduction - Richard Lachcik, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP - Seminar Chairman
  • Session 2 - Market Meltdown: Understanding 300 Years of Financial Crises: Dr. Mark Mullins, Executive Director, The Fraser Institute
  • Session 3 - Understanding the Key Indicators of Your Company's Ability to Weather the Storm: Lee Hodgkinson, Chairman, Global Mining Group & Partner and Matt Tedford, Partner Advisory, KPMG LLP
  • Session 4 - Investment Banking - Strategies for Mature Companies: James E. Kofman, Vice Chairman, UBS Securities Canada Inc.
  • Session 5 - Investment Banking - Strategies for Junior and Mid-Market Companies: Daryl Hodges, Senior Managing Director, Investment Banking, Jennings Capital Inc.
  • Session 6 - Strategies for Successful Financings from Commercial Lenders: Ted Kavanagh, Director, Investment Banking - Mining & Metals, Standard Americas, Inc.
  • Session 7 - Understanding the Key Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Current Environment: Janne Duncan, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP, Brian Levett, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP
  • Session 8 - The Outlook for Commodity Prices and the Global Mining Industry
    Patricia Mohr, Vice President, Economics & Commodity Market Specialist, The Scotiabank Group
  • Session 9 - Insolvency and Restructuring: David Planques, National Leader Corporate Advisory & Restructuring PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Panel Discussion: Creative Financing Alternatives (SPAC's, CPC's, private equity, special situation lending, sovereign funds, private equity): Janis Koyanagi, Director, Business Development & Strategy, TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange), Stephen Pincus, Partner, Goodmans LLP, Leon Raubenheimer, Managing Partner, ZED Financial Partners, Keith Spence, President, Global Mining Corporation, Michael Sproule, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Sandfire Securities