World Mining Investment Congress – the verdict is success!

IM, lead media partner of the World Mining Investment Congress, has already reported on some of the presentations at the event. During the event we kick started a new series for the magazine of ‘High Profile’ discussions with key players – in June IM you will see the results of a chat with Dr Tom Elder, President and CEO of Mano River Resources, about Liberia and its mineral industry return from a position as international pariah.

There will be more to come, including a detailed look at Silver Standard Resources in August, following our meeting with President Robert Quartermain.

Meanwhile, these are some of the comments received by organizer Terrapinn:

“The quality of speakers was remarkably high and I came away with a lot of interesting thoughts to think about – which must surely be the mark of a high class meeting.” Anthony Wagg, Senior Analyst, Edison Investment Research

“The conference was well organized with very interesting speaker presentations.” Craig Tuckman, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Commodities

“We are very delighted to speak to this distinguished audience. In addition we had a great moment for interaction and marketing our institution.” Alassane Ba, Director, Private Sector Lending, African Development Bank

 “I found it most productive, and made some very worthwhile contacts.” Warren Newfield, President and CEO, Tau Capital Corporation

“We enjoyed the conference and thought that it was very well done.” Michael Minnes, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, Sherritt International

"I was extremely impressed with the breath and depth of speakers and company presentations. It was a great networking opportunity for our company” Gerald McConnell, President and CEO, Etruscan Resources

“The organization of the conference was excellent. Congratulations!!” Robert Clark, Acting Director General, Economics, Investment and Fiscal Analysis, Natural Resources Canada

“I think that Terrapin is doing a great job and puts a lot of effort into making sure that the planning and execution is detailed.” Nigel Clark, Chairman, Central China Goldfields and Honorary Chairman, China International Mining Group

“I enjoyed the event and thought that it had an interesting focus on everything from general market trends to individual company perspectives and experiences on how to invest in the mining business. This was nicely mixed with views from the broker community and fund managers. I thought that the panel discussions worked very well and increased the audience interaction with speakers beyond the norm.” Gordon R. Peeling, President and CEO, Mining Association of Canada

“Very positive, well organised, impressive list of attendees” Stephen Kay, President and CEO, International Minerals

 “I really enjoyed the format and have benefited from the speakers and participants’ knowledge.” Martine Valcin, Director, Listed Issuer Services, TSX

“The conference was extremely well organized and I hope it continues to go from strength to strength.” Todd Houlahan, Sales and Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

“I was very much impressed with the calibre of speakers you presented, well done.” Jay Friesen, Manager, Corporate Development, Goldex Resources

“One of the more interesting & formative conferences…I especially appreciated the academic analysis of China’s influence on the commodities sector. “ Ian Falconer, Equities Analyst, Hardman & Co.

 “Well organised, excellent speakers, good networking opportunities” Dr Elena Clarici, CEO, Commodity Energy Capital and Treasurer, AMA

“Africa meets the developed world in the mining industry“ Lucia Cherinda, Second Secretary, High Commission of Mozambique