CCMEC 2019

Join us for the 2nd annual industry-driven

Central Canada Mineral Exploration Convention!

Expanded to a 2-day event, the theme for this year is “Back to the Rocks” focusing on bringing central Canada’s mineral exploration industry back to its roots by facilitating direct links between prospectors, companies, government, academia, communities, Indigenous Peoples, and investors. Our diverse technical sessions include globally renowned speakers and central Canada heavy weights, headlined by keynote    Rex Murphy, social commentator for CBC, who will no doubt engage the audience by speaking on the future of Canadian resources.

November 18th – 19th, 2019

Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rex Murphy

Title: The Future of Canadian Resources

Rex Murphy has seen (and heard) it all when it comes to policy & ideas aimed at developing industries. He was the host of CBC Radio One’s Nationwide call-in show Cross Country Checkup for 21 years and offered regular Canadian commentary segments throughout his stint on CBC’s The National. He currently writes for The National Post. From the collapse of Newfoundland’s fishing industry by the cod moratorium of 1992, to the boom of Alberta’s oil sands in the early 2000s, and the pipeline debates of recent years, Rex has seen the high’s and lows of Canadian industry. Unlike most commentators, he’s actually interacted with people from coast-to-coast to get a balanced perspective.

A Rhodes Scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. He went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Douglas Silver

Title: What’s it going to take to get investors back into mineral exploration?

Douglas B. Silver is a portfolio manager for Orion Mine Finance, a private-equity fund focused on providing funding to shovel-ready base and precious metal projects.  Prior to joining Orion, Douglas served as CEO and Chairman of International Royalty Corporation, a TSX mineral royalty company which he founded in 2003 and sold in 2010. From 1987 to 2004, his private company, Balfour Holdings, Inc., provided strategic and quantitative research to various mining company boards of directors.  In the Late Cretaceous, he was an exploration geologist for Anaconda Copper Company and Noranda. He is a well-known mineral economist, keynote speaker and author. In September 2018 Douglas was inducted into the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

2019 – Douglas Silver – Orion Mine Finance – Abstract

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rex Murphy

Title: The Future of Canadian Resources

Rex Murphy has seen (and heard) it all when it comes to policy & ideas aimed at developing industries. He was the host of CBC Radio One’s Nationwide call-in show Cross Country Checkup for 21 years and offered regular Canadian commentary segments throughout his stint on CBC’s The National. He currently writes for The National Post. From the collapse of Newfoundland’s fishing industry by the cod moratorium of 1992, to the boom of Alberta’s oil sands in the early 2000s, and the pipeline debates of recent years, Rex has seen the high’s and lows of Canadian industry. Unlike most commentators, he’s actually interacted with people from coast-to-coast to get a balanced perspective.

A Rhodes Scholar, Rex was born and raised in St. John’s, Nfld., where he graduated from Memorial University. He went to Oxford University, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Rex later ran twice in provincial elections and lost both times. Maybe he was too honest?

2019 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Douglas Silver

Title: What’s it going to take to get investors back into mineral exploration?

Douglas B. Silver is a portfolio manager for Orion Mine Finance, a private-equity fund focused on providing funding to shovel-ready base and precious metal projects.  Prior to joining Orion, Douglas served as CEO and Chairman of International Royalty Corporation, a TSX mineral royalty company which he founded in 2003 and sold in 2010. From 1987 to 2004, his private company, Balfour Holdings, Inc., provided strategic and quantitative research to various mining company boards of directors.  In the Late Cretaceous, he was an exploration geologist for Anaconda Copper Company and Noranda. He is a well-known mineral economist, keynote speaker and author. In September 2018 Douglas was inducted into the U.S. National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.

2019 – Douglas Silver – Orion Mine Finance – Abstract