IMIC Day 2: Notes from the Floor

- May 16th, 2018

What happened on day two of the International Mining Investment Conference? We run through key highlights in this pictorial overview.

The International Mining Investment Conference (IMIC) just wrapped up, and the two-day event was a busy one for the Investing News Network (INN) team.

Held in Vancouver, the second day of the show brought attendees presentations and panels on mainstays like gold and silver, as well as hot topics like battery metals, cannabis and cryptocurrencies.

Scroll on to see what happened on the second day of the show, and click here for our recap of day one.

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Day two kicked off bright and early with a panel that pitted gold, cryptocurrencies and bitcoin against each other. Led by James Black of the CSE, the event included Chris Parry of Equity Guru, David Morgan of the Morgan Report and Jason Hamlin of Gold Stock Bull.

Overall, the panelists agreed that cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-related companies will likely see the best returns this year, but also emphasized the merits of gold and cannabis.

Morgan led his own talk later in the morning — among other things, he shared where he believes the silver price could be by the end of 2018.

Battery metals investors were also in for a treat on the second day of IMIC — Benchmark Mineral Intelligence brought its World Tour to the conference, hosting a number of presentations from top minds in the space, including Simon Moores.

The Benchmark pavilion was not the only place attendees could find commentary on battery metals. At his presentation, Sid Rajeev of Fundamental Research shared his picks in the cobalt and nickel space, while Parry encouraged investors to exercise caution when looking at cobalt stocks.

Jayant Bhandari was one of the INN team’s interviews on day two, and he also spoke in the afternoon at the show about his approach to investing in junior miners. Stay tuned for our interview.

Other afternoon events included a panel featuring Ivan Bebek of Auryn Resources (TSX:AUG,NYSEAMERICAN:AUG) and Brian Paes-Braga of Fiore Group. Another panel involved Brent Cook of Exploration Insights, David Erfle of JuniorMinerJunky and Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp — they shared what stocks they are buying right now.

Cook, Erfle and Fulp all stopped by the INN booth for interviews — keep an eye out for those in the coming days.

The day wrapped up with more panels, including one on gold and one on energy — definitely two of the major themes at the show. Paes-Braga and Stephen de Jong of Integra Resources (TSXV:ITR) and VRify also took the stage at the end of the day to discuss where the mining industry is headed.

IMIC is now officially over, and INN will be posting video interviews with many of the speakers over the course of the next week or so. Check our website and our YouTube channel for the latest uploads.

Don’t forget to follow us @INN_Resource for real-time updates!

Securities Disclosure: I, Charlotte McLeod, hold no direct investment interest in any company mentioned in this article.

Editorial Disclosure: Global Energy Metals (TSXV:GEMC) is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.

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