Wednesday, May 8th, 8:30 - 17:00
What You Don't Know Will Hurt You!
The fifth Management and Finance Day is organized by the CIM Management and Economics Society. MES has developed a program in which expert and lively speakers will share their experience and insights around key topics driving the industry, including assessment of project risk, examination of important legal issues and estimation of capital costs. As in previous Management and Finance Days, a moderated panel discussion, with all speakers and session chairs, will allow the audience to share thoughts, questions and ideas arising from the formal presentations.
Conference delegates may attend Management and Finance Day as part of their CIM Toronto 2013 experience, or for those interested, one-day registration is available.
Session 1: Can You Risk a Risky Project?
Chair: Jane Spooner, Vice President, Micon International Limited
8:30 The Risk in Risk Management
Dave Evans, Senior Associate, CSC Management Services
9:00 The Uncertain Modeling Process
Jason Mewis, President, ENGCOMP
9:30 Discount Rates, Risk and Long-Life Projects
Lawrence Smith, Senior Manager, Project Evaluation, Barrick Gold Corporation
Session 2: Read the Fine Print (Get Yourself a Lawyer!)
Chair: Steve Suarez, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
10:30 Rights of First Refusal
Freddie Pletcher, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
11:00 Confidentiality Issues
Anthony Zoobkoff, Senior Counsel, Teck Resources Ltd.
11:30 Unexpected Legal Obligations
12:00 Luncheon & Networking - CIM Conference Closing Lunch
Session 3: Keeping Track of Cost Estimates
Chair: Larry Smith, Senior Manager, Project Evaluations and Strategic Analysis, Barrick Gold Corporation
14:00 Managing the Capital Squeeze – Linking Cost, Business Plan and Design
Chris Gypton, Project Manager, Hecla Mining Company
14:30 Capital Allocation - A Strategic Choice
Luc Vandamme, Senior Director, Capital Allocation, Barrick Gold Corporation
Session 4: Panel Discussion
Moderator: David Jennings, Senior Vice President, Mining Practice, Marsh Canada Limited
15:30 Panel and audience discussion
16:30 Wrap-up and Management and Finance Day 2014
Jane Spooner, Micon International Limited