November 2007

CIM MES hosts senior Chinese mining officials


Chinese senior mining officials along with presenters and MES executive

In August, the CIM Management and Economics Society hosted a one-day seminar for senior officials of the Chinese Ministry of Lands and Resources. The senior officials were on a training program in Canada, through the auspices of Queen’s University, and had training stints in Kingston, Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto.

In Toronto, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin sponsored the event, with Keith Spence, MES Chairman, and Christina Wilton and Wei Wei as event co-organizers.

The program included a Toronto Stock Exchange visit and the following presentations: A perspective on the risks and issues when investing in mining projects in China (G. Ho Yuen, Fasken Martineau); Basics of evaluation and valuation of mining projects using options (M. Samis, AMEC); How a company does metal outlook (A. Roebuck, Teck Cominco); Disclosure and market regulations for the Canadian mining sector (D. McCombe, Scott Wilson Roscoe Postle); and How banks analyze risks in financing mining projects (W. McNeil, Scotia Bank/Scotia Capital).

The event was part of MES’s strategy to become a key source for continuing education in the mining sector, in the areas of mineral economics, mining management issues, and mine financing.

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