Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 20:30
|Period of Time||Bridging China - Canada Mining Conference(day1)|
Accessing Chinese Capital in the Resources Industries
[ 09:00 - 09:15 ]
"China Rising – Recent Chinese Global Resources Acquisitions and the Major Players in Canada"
[ 09:15 - 09:55 ]
Speaker: Gilbert Chan
Gilbert is responsible for the corporate development and marketing strategies for the company. His fields of expertise include resources, life sciences, and China-related industries. In addition, Gilbert has established a broad network of business relations within the financial and investment community. This network is exceptionally useful in progressing and strengthening the developments of the company. Mr. Chan holds a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Metals & Materials Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is also an active contributor to the Investor Relations industry, and is currently a member of the NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute).
Company: NAI Interactive Ltd.
NAI Interactive Ltd.
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"China's Five Year Plans: A Report Card on the 11th and A Preview of the 12th"
[ 10:10 - 10:35 ]
Speaker: Mark Kruger
Minister-Counsellor, Representative of Finance Canada
Mr. Kruger oversees the economic and financial analysis and reporting undertaken at the Embassy. He is responsible for engaging the Chinese authorities on a broad array on economic issues including macroeconomic and financial policy as well as topics that have a significant impact on Canada’s interests.
Company: Canadian Embassy in Beijing
Canadian Embassy in Beijing
"China Outbound Investments in Mining - A review and outlook"
[ 10:35 - 11:00 ]
Speaker: Keith Spence
President & Partner
Mr. Spence held senior positions in investment banking and corporate banking; including at Royal Bank of Canada Capital Markets and Bank of Montreal Capital Markets; where he was involved in mining finance & investments, M & A, corporate finance and several international financings. For more than a decade, Mr. Spence has conducted business in China, including numerous high-level negotiations and mining transactions; and has also been an early mover in China's outbound investments in mining resources. Mr. Spence is a CIM Distinguished Lecturer and was awarded a CIM Fellowship for outstanding contributions to the Canadian minerals industry. He sits on the Boards of PDAC and China Mining (Tianjin). Mr Spence has a Hons. B.Sc. in Geology with Geophysics and an MBA, both from the University of Western Ontario.
Company: Global Mining Capital Corporation
Global Mining Capital Corporation
"Case Study of Successful Cross Border Investment – Wuhan Iron & Steel Group and Century Iron Strategic Partnership"
[ 11:00 - 11:30 ]
Speaker: Rick Paolone
Rick Paolone has spearheaded the expansion of Haywood’s institutional accounts in the eastern United States and across Canada. Rick focuses on high-growth emerging companies. Before joining Haywood in 2000, he worked at Scotia McLeod, Midland Walwyn and First Marathon Securities. Rick is also a member of the Executive Committee and a board member of Haywood Securities inc.
Company: Haywood Securities Inc.
Haywood Securities Inc.
Since its inception in 1981, Haywood Securities has valued its independence and its entrepreneurial spirit. We look for these two important character traits to be mirrored in the ventures we back and the investors we serve.
"Global Commodities Outlook for 2012"
[ 11:30 - 12:00 ]
Speaker: John Ing
President and CEO
John R. Ing is President and Chief Executive Officer of Maison Placements Canada Inc. (http://www.maisonplacements.com/) based in Toronto, Canada. Mr. Ing specializes in the precious metals sector, and has been featured on BNN (formerly RobTV)several times. Furthermore, John R. Ing has more than forty-two years experience in the investment industry, ranging from investment banking, financial analysis, portfolio management and sales. He has also spanned a broad range of dealers from the largest fully-integrated investment dealer to his own institutional investment boutique.
Company: Maison Placements Canada
Maison Placements Canada
Maison Placements Canada Inc. is an independent, Toronto-based investment dealer providing a comprehensive array of financial services to institutional investors and small to midsize corporate clients. Maison is a participating organization of the TSX and member of IIROC. Founded in 1955, Maison has established a reputation of providing Corporate Canada with high quality strategic investment banking advice and access to sources of financings. Maison is committed to the resource industry offering a broad range of services including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, institutional research and trading.
"China’s Focus Areas for Resources Investment for 2011-2012"
Speaker: Donghai Du
Ph.D. Geology, General Manager
Donghai has more than ten years’ experience in world leading mining companies in roles of business analysis, sales and marketing.
Donghai worked as Commercial Director of Eramet which is world leading Ferro Nickel, Ferro Manganese, Alloy, nickel ore and high grade Manganese ore producer. Donghai worked as Rio Tinto’s Energy Representative in China and has a great understanding of China’s coal and uranium demand. Donghai also worked as Business Analysis Manager of Rio Tinto in China and his research areas covered Copper, Aluminum, Iron Ore, Energy and some industrial minerals.
Company: Infomine Inc
InfoMine (www.InfoMine.com) is the world leader in the provision of mining knowledge online via a suite of websites and email. Find mining facts, figures and opinions. Subscribe to in-depth, up-to-date mining and mineral exploration databases, track news, explore career opportunities, take online courses, determine mine costs, locate suppliers and more.
TSX & TSX Venture Sponsored Luncheon
Understanding the Canadian Resources Market
[ 13:40 - 14:00 ]
"A capital opportunity for Chinese companies"
[ 14:00 - 14:35 ]
Speaker: George Gao
Head, Asia Business Development
Mr. George Gao is the Manager, Asia Business Development at the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. He is responsible for business development activities and strategy in Asia for both exchanges.
Mr. Gao brings more than 15 years of experience in the finance and international business sectors to his work in guiding companies and their advisors through the process of listing on Canada’s preeminent stock exchanges. In Canada, prior to joining the TMX Group, Mr. Gao worked as financing manager for an international mining company based in Toronto. Whilst in China, Mr. Gao worked for the Chinese government and also held managerial position at a large state-owned enterprise in China.
Mr. Gao holds an Honours B.A. in Economics and an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University.
Company: TMX Group
TMX Group® is an integrated, multi-asset class exchange group with operations in the following areas:
"Panel - “How to Succeed in the West: Commentary from Chinese Companies listed in Canada”"
Speaker: Derek Liu
Derek Liu is a professional accountant with over 15 year diverse international experiences in financial reporting, auditing, and accounting. He is a member of Certified General Accountants Association of British Columbia ("CGA, BC") and a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA") in the State of Colorado, USA. He has held senior accounting positions, such as corporate controller and chief financial officer, at a numerous public Canadian mining companies for the past several years.
Company: CaNickel Mining Limited
CaNickel Mining Limited
CaNickel Mining is a Canadian junior base metals mining producer. CaNickel has over 100 Million pounds of nickel reserves and an additional 740 Million pounds of nickel resources. CaNickel is supported by Hebei Wenfeng Industrial Group, a significant Chinese steel producer and a Top 500 Enterprise in China.
Speaker: Jeffery Ren
Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey Ren, MBA and Senior Economist, is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer in Huakan International Mining Inc. Jeffrey Ren has 18 years experience in financial management, direct investment and fund management, and investment banking. He has in succession worked in different financial institutions such as trusts, securities, funds, and investment companies etc. He has public market experience with junior and senior, private and public companies. Jeffrey’s financial working experience is mainly in fields of mining and pharmaceuticals.
Company: Huakan International Mining Inc.
Huakan International Mining Inc.
Huakan International Mining Inc. is a TSX-V listed mining company trading under the symbol of HK that is focused on gold, silver, and non-ferrous mineral acquisition, exploration and development activities. Based in Canada and actively seeking new acquisitions in Asia (especially China), Africa, and South America, it is committed to developing into a leading large-scale mining development company with global perspective.
[ 14:35 - 15:00 ]
Speaker: Wei Shao
Wei Shao is a Counsel and key member of the Firm's China Practice Group. He has extensive experience in corporate and project financing, mergers and acquisitions, cross-border counselling, and general corporate and commercial transactions. Has worked with the Canadian federal government for various missions to China and is an expert on cross-border transactions. Wei Shao will be talking about recent trends and developments in Chinese acquisitions and investments in the global natural resources markets and how they have opened new opportunities for everyday investors.
Company: Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) is one of Canada’s leading business law firms with more than 550 lawyers in offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, London, Beijing and an office in Shanghai through the China Alliance.
"Review of Global Trends in Mining Sector"
[ 15:00 - 15:30 ]
Speaker: John Gravelle
National Mining Leader & Partner
John Gravelle is Price waterhouse Coopers’s mining industry leader for
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused advisory, tax and assurance services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 154,000 people in 153 countries work collaboratively using Connected Thinking to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. In Canada, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its related entities have more than 5,300 partners and staff in offices across the country. PricewaterhouseCoopers China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan operate on a collaborative basis, with more than 580 partners and a strength of 14,000 people.
"North American - Corporate Presentations"
[ 15:30 - 16:00 ]
"Effective Strategies for Investing in Canadian Mining Companies"
[ 16:00 - 16:30 ]
Speaker: Michael Melanson
Michael specializes in corporate and securities law and is the National Practice Group Leader for Securities | Corporate Finance. He practises extensively in the securities law area, with an emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, take-over bids and mergers and acquisitions. Michael acts for companies in a wide range of industries, including mining. One area of focus of Michael's practice is representing clients and pursuing opportunities in China, Hong Kong and other international markets.
Company: Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
For over 165 years, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) has distinguished itself as one of Canada’s leading business and litigation law firms. With more than 500 lawyers and offices located in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and New York, FMC offers the depth of experience and trusted legal advice to help clients succeed.
"Top Commodities Opportunities for 2012"
Speaker: Gerry Brocklesby
Gerry’s career began more than thirty five years ago when he worked as a private fund manager at Canada Permanent Trust. He then went on to become Chief Investment Officer for the INCO Limited pension fund. Gerry’s broad experience and knowledge, together with his passion for investing, inspired him to establish Marquest Asset Management Inc.
Over the years, Gerry has gained the respect of his peers, advisors and clients. He has developed a reputation as a great communicator and has been sought out by leading business journals for his advice and insights on investment. He has been featured in the National Post and The Globe and Mail. In addition, he has appeared on Business News Network.
Company: Marquest Asset Management Inc.
Marquest Asset Management Inc.
Marquest Asset Management Inc., founded in 1985 by Gerry Brockelsby, is a private investment company with a dedicated expertise in growth style investing. Everything we do is about the pursuit and achievement of exceptional results for our clients. Our success is based on the vigilance, persistence, and confidence to act upon our convictions.