Programme 17 April

Tuesday 17 April 2018 – Preliminary Programme

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

Plenary Session 1: The Outlook for the Nordic Mining Sector

Chair: Harry Sandström, Programme Director, Mining Finland

Conference welcome
Petri Peltonen, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
The rise of regulatory, social and political risks – and how companies should deal with them
Christian Jervelund, Partner, Copenhagen Economics
Mining in Europe – drivers for future success
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
09.30-10.00Refreshments including exhibition area

Plenary Session 2: Creating an Attractive Investment Climate

Chair: Erja Retzén, Senior Managing Director, Nasdaq

3 country based case studies illustrating investment and geological potential
A Finnish Perspective
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
Erika Ingvald, Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden
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

Plenary Session 3: The Investors Approach to Nordic Mining

Chair: Casper Herler, Managing Partner, Borenius Attorneys Ltd

Represented by investors from different areas, discussions
Opportunities in Junior Resource Markets
Stan Bharti, Founder and Executive Chairman, Forbes & Manhattan, Inc
Raising capital for mining projects in Nordic Countries: Opportunities & Challenges
Rama Ayman, CEO, MMG Capital
The time value of money
Gilbert Clark, Partner, The Sentient Group
12.00-13.00Lunch including exhibition area

Plenary Session 4: Company presentations part 1

Chair: Pekka Nurmi, Director, Science & Innovations, GTK

Lithium mining for fast growing markets
Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy
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
14.15-14.45Refreshments including exhibition area

Plenary Session 5: Company presentations part 2

Chair: Pekka Nurmi, Director, Science & Innovations, GTK

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
Innovative Energy Efficient Silver Mine
Timo Lindborg, CEO, Sotkamo Silver
Restarting the Laiva Mine near Raahe
Michael Hepworth, CEO, Firesteel Resources

Plenary Session 6: Company presentations part 3

Chair: Kaj Lax, Head of Department, Geological Survey of Sweden

FinnCobalt – an advanced brownfield cobalt mine development project
Markus Ekberg, Co-owner, FinnCobalt
Urban Mining – urban legend?
Jukka Pitkäjärvi, CEO, Ferrovan Oy
17.00-17.20Summary: Feedback of key messages emerging from the Conference
Chair: Lennart Gustavsson, Georange
Kaj Lax, Head of Department, Geological Survey of Sweden
Andor Lips, VP Government Relations Europe, Eldorado Gold
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Mark Rachovides, President, Euromines
17.20Closing remarks
Mika Nykänen, Director General, Geological Survey of Finland

Reception Session 7: Networking reception

Relaxed drinks reception

18.30Dinner – Crowne Plaza Hotel