Mines and Money Americas: Notes from the Floor

- October 17th, 2018

If you missed Mines and Money Americas, don’t worry — we’ve put together a pictorial overview of what happened at the three-day event.

The Mines and Money Americas conference held in downtown Toronto wrapped up Wednesday (October 17) afternoon, after three days of panels, presentations and one-on-one meetings.

The Investing News Network (INN) editorial team covered a variety of interesting panel discussions and caught up with a number of industry analysts, company CEOs and mining sector innovators.

From geopolitical issues affecting gold to the impact of technology on the supply chain, the Mines and Money conference was a great opportunity to examine some key resources in the mining space.


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Below we’ve put together some highlights from the show. Scroll on to read more about what happened on the floor.

Mines and Money Americas: Day 1

Day one of the Mines and Money conference had a Latin America focus, with a number of presentations centered around investment opportunities in a number of South American countries.

The first keynote address of the conference came from Gianni Kovacevic, executive chairman at Copperbank (CSE:CBK). Kovacevic spoke about which Latin American countries will prevail as winners in the rush to resources essential in electric vehicle production.

Following his presentation, INN caught up with Kovacevic to gain a little more insight into the copper space in relation to South America.

Next, INN headed over to the Mining Pitch Battle where three companies were given three minutes each to sway potential investors. The three contestants, Auryn Resources (TSX:AUG,NYSEAMERICAN:AUG), Ruby Graphite and Pasinex Resources (CSE:PSE) all gave compelling pitches.

Following the intense pitch battle, attendees had a break for lunch. Many of the conference goers gathered in the foyer to network and exchange business cards.

After lunch, INN had a chance to speak with Igancio Celorrio, partner at Alfaro Abogados, just before his presentation on the battle for supremacy in the lithium triangle.

Following Celorrio’s presentation, the final panel of the day began. Panelists from a variety of companies participated in a debate over how the battery metals space will evolve over the next five years.


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Mines and Money Americas: Day 2

The second day of the conference took on a Canadian focus exploring provinces and commodities that are on the rise.

The first speaker of the day, Martin Murenbeeld, president of Murenbeeld and Co, a leading gold analyst, offered insight into the current and future state of the gold market.

Next up, INN interviewed Ani Markova, VP and portfolio manager, AGF Investments (TSX:AGF.B) regarding the yellow metal’s poor performance in Q3.

After a brief break, INN spoke with David Anonychuk, managing director, M.Plan International.

After that, INN caught up with Brian Leni, founder of Junior Stock Review, to discuss nickel investment in Canada.

INN then headed over to the panel discussion on mining deal-flow and finding the next opportunity.

Then, INN had a chance to speak with Kiril Mugerman, president and CEO of GeoMega Resources (TSXV:GMA), a Quebec-based rare earths developer.

Day two of Mines and Money wrapped up with a panel talk around the effect of cryptocurrencies and cannabis on the mining sector.


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Mines and Money Americas: Day 3

The last day of the conference featured an early morning presentation from Alain Corbani, head of commodities at Finance SA. Corbani touched an array of interesting topics impacting gold, including the Trump-effect, dubbed Trumponomics.

INN then attended a uranium investment presentation by Gao Shangxiong, deputy chief engineer of CNNC, China’s leading uranium producer.

Following the presentation INN had the last interview of the day with Peter Grosskopf, CEO of Sprott, (TSX:SII).

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

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

Editorial Disclosure: Pasinex Resources is a client of the Investing News Network. This article is not paid-for content.


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