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Agenda 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Time

Session

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast & registration

8:30 am – 8:35 am

Forum Welcome

8:35 am - 9:05 am

Keynote Address: Innovation in the Mining Industry during challenging times

Ian Telfer Chairman of the Board and Director, Goldcorp

9:05 am – 9:35 am

Keynote Address: Economic Outlook
Understanding the general economic environment continues to be key for executives looking to navigate the challenging seas facing the mining industry. Market, currency, and commodity price volatilities introduce uncertainty and risk, and whilemany external factors other than demand and supply impact the industry, the underlying economic fundamentals remain important. Michael Gregory, Managing Director, Deputy Chief Economist and Head of U.S. Economics of BMO Capital Markets, will share his insight into the economic environment and his views on the future outlook.

9:35 am – 10:05 am

Plenary session: Commodity Outlook
Commodity prices have retreated from there historic highs. What does the outlook look like for the future, and what are the key factors that will impact commodity prices over the next year. Jessica Fung, Metals & Mining Analyst, at BMO Capital Markets will share her views on the outlook for 2016.

10:05 am – 10:20 am

Networking Break

10:20 am – 11:10 am

Plenary session: New Era of Risk

Risk management is one of the most rapidly evolving areas of corporate governance. The landscape today is varied and very different from even recent history – our panel will discuss the current issues and their responses.

11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Plenary session: Maximize Value from Mergers & Acquisitions

Activity slump sends a mixed message. In a period that looked otherwise promising for global mining, the industry recorded a low number of M&A transactions compared to prior years. Financing exploration and development continues to be difficult for the bulk of junior mining companies. Mining companies are undertaking strategic reviews to ascertain if selling their company or projects will increase value. Others are wondering if now is the time to buy and how will the market react. Our panel will examine the latest trends in maximizing value, as it pertains to corporate acquisitions, divestitures and project carve-outs, both from the perspectives of mining companies and their advisors.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Plenary session: Executive Management of Major Projects

This session will explore the key success factors related to the executive management of major projects. What are the key steps in planning and managing a major project that will maximize your chances of bringing it in on time and on budget.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plenary session: Innovation in the Mining Industry

Today’s landscape is rapidly evolving. In this session we will explore how far we have come and what the future my look like.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Plenary session: Boards - New Perspectives

Beyond the traditional risks faced by the mining industry, today’s mining companies operate in an environment of increased regulatory scrutiny, of emboldened shareholders, of cyber threats, intense competition and increasing complexity and velocity of change. Board members of mining companies play a key role in the stewardship of companies and oversight of management as they seek to anticipate and manage these risks with agility to stay ahead of the competition. In this session, our panel of board members will engage in discussion about the role of the board and will share their insights on the impact of the changing landscape on the board agenda.

4:15 pm - 4:20 pm

Closing Remarks

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

Registration

Due to the highly popular nature of this Forum, registration for this event is available by invitation-only to senior executives in the mining industry.   Interested participants may contact mining@kpmg.ca for further details on how to receive an invitation.