Finex 08 – The role of the UK and Ireland in Global Mineral Exploration

23 Sep 2008 - 24 Sep 2008
London, Greater London

Organised by the IOM3 Applied Earth Science Division 

This two-day conference will celebrate the contribution of the UK and Ireland to global mineral exploration, and London’s pre-eminence as a source of exploration and mining finance. It will provide a unique opportunity for exploration practitioners and funding providers to meet.

Keynote presentations, including the Institute’s prestigious Sir Julius Wernher Memorial Lecture, will introduce:

  • The LSX junior markets AIM and PLUS
  • Solving the skills gap
  • Financing innovation
  • Commodity cycles and major company strategies
  • Jurisdictions and commodities
  • Porphyry and epithermal systems – scientific and technical challenges
  • Africa
  • Innovation and research in mineral exploration

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23 September

Commodity cycles & major company strategies

Keynote Address: The new economic orderand the demand for naturalresources. Christopher Goss - International Finance Corp.

Bill Prast - Natural Resources Consultant

David Hall - Chairman, Horizonte Minerals, Stratex International


Jurisdictions & commodities

Phil Halliday - Editor, Mining Journal

Corene Crossin - Senior Consultant, Control Risks Group

Paul Burton - MD, GFMS World Gold Ltd


The LSX junior markets - AIM & PLUS

Richard Chase - Head of Mining, Ambrian Partners

Mark Parker - MD, African Eagle Plc

John Meyer - Senior Analyst, Fairfax

Christian Schaffalitzky - CEO, Eurasia Mining Plc

Job Langbroek - Davy Stockbrokers, Dublin


Financing innovation

Kitty Hall - CEO, ARKeX Ltd

Martin Rosser - CEO, Alexander Mining Plc

Simon Purkis - CEO, European Nickel Plc 


Environmental awareness and responsibility in mineral exploration

Fergus Anckorn - Technical Director, AMEC

Weinand Kleingeld - Chair, Pan-European Reserves & Resources Reporting Committee 


Sponsored Cocktail Party


24 September


Porphyry and epithermal systems - scientific and technical challenges


Keynote Address and Sir Julius Wehrner Memorial Lecture:

Porphyryand epithermal systems - science-driven exploration successes. Dick Sillitoe - International Exploration Consultant

Bob Foster - CEO, Stratex International Plc

(speaker TBC)


Africa - irresistible or still the Dark Continent?

Jon Forster - Head of Exploration, Axmin Inc

Weinand Kleingeld / Niall Young - De Beers Group

Luis da Silva - CEO, Mano River Resources

(speaker TBC)


Mineral research at UK universities: technical and conceptual advances

Reimar Seltmann - CERCAMS Group (Natural History Museum)

David Holwell - Cardiff University / SRK

Steve Roberts - University of Southampton


The skills gap

John Thompson - VP, Technology & Development, Teck ComincoLimited 

Panel discussion - Gordon Riddler, Bob Pine, Bill Birch, and Liv Carroll


Sponsored Cocktail Party

Venue and booking

Event Location: 
Burlington House
Greater London
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Graham Smith
+44 (0)1968 673012

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