This event took place on September 23, 2016 at the PwC Tower, Downtown Toronto.
During an exclusive one-day event taking place at PwC Canada Offices, Downtown Toronto, participants had the opportunity to observe a diverse panel of Argentine and Canadian speakers and network with over 120 mining executives and investors in attendance.
Pictures from the Event
Cónsul General, Consulate General of Argentina in Toronto
Co-presided the Binational Committee on Integration of the Borders Paysandu-Colon in 1989 and in 1999 the Borders San Rafael – VII Region and during 2001-2002 co-presided the Committee for the Borders Villazon – La Quiaca.
Member of the Argentine delegation to the United Nations Special Conference on Drug Trafficking and Alternative Development held in Lima, Peru in 1993.
Member of the Argentine delegation to the Organization of American States Conference on Terrorism held in Lima, Peru in 1995.
Participated as a judge in the national competition “Haydé de Luca’ held in Argentina in 2003 on behalf of the Special Committee for women’s issues at international level.
Awarded the Order “El Sol de Perú”, Commander rank, on January 12, 1998.
Awarded the Order “Huesped Grata” from the Municipality of Tupiza, Bolivia in 2002.
Director and Partner at Argentina Minera SA.
Mr. Martinez is a geologist with over 30 years of experience in mineral exploration. He has dedicated its life to the exploration of mining prospects, as well as searching business opportunities in varied fields, with a strong emphasis on genuine resource generation and sustainable approaches.
Graduated as Licenciate in Geological Sciences from San Juan University, Argentina in Dec. 1985. Obtained a MSc degree at the University of Akron, in Jan. 1988.
From 1988 to 1991 worked as geologist at the Direction of Mines and the IPEEM (Mining Exploration and Exploitation Institute of the Province of San Juan Argentina. Since 1992 in private companies as exploration manager and consultant in properties and projects in Argentina and several Latin America countries as well as Russia.
Headed the exploration team that found and explored the gold deposit of Veladero, San Juan, Argentina (1999), leading the feasibility team under Homestake Mining Co. (2001). Managed the exploration group for DEPROMINSA (now NGEx Resources) from 2002 to 2007, resulting in the discovery of the Josemaria, Vicuña (Argentina) and Los Helados (Chile) projects (now in feasibility). In 2003, started Argentina Minera S.A. a prospecting company with a vast portfolio of exploration licenses in southwestern San Juan province, Argentina.
Initiated private investments in 2003 in logistics and special cargo creating Viento Andino SRL, a company which serves mining contractors and construction companies in NW Argentina. In 2005 diversified investments into agricultural/real state business organizing and financing the “Campogrande del Acequión” (54,000 Has) where strategic initial farming has evolved to over 6000 Has of varied crops (olives, grapes, pomegranates) with an overall investment over 120 M U$ currently growing and expanding with near 20 investing companies from Argentina.
Chairman and CEO of McEwen Mining Inc.
Rob McEwen is the Chairman and Chief Owner of McEwen Mining Inc. He is the founder and former Chairman and CEO of GoldCorp Inc., which is, by market capitalization, the largest gold producer in the world. In 1990, Rob jumped from the investment industry into the mining industry. By 1993, he had begun a consolidation of five companies that would take eight years to complete. The resultant company was Goldcorp Inc. which has become a gold mining powerhouse. During the last thirteen years of Rob being CEO, the company’s market capitalization grew from $50 million to over $8 billion and its share price grew at a compound annual rate of 31%.
Rob and his wife, Cheryl, have donated in excess of $50 million to encourage excellence and innovation in healthcare and education. Their donations have led to the establishment of the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine at Toronto General Hospital and of the McEwen Leadership Program at St. Andrew’s College. In addition, significant donations were made to the Schulich School of Business, the Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital, Lakefield College and Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre to further their efforts to be the best in their respective fields.
Rob is a passionate innovator, marketer and an avid recreational competitor. He is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Schulich School of Business; X Prize Foundation: Vision Circle and Board of Trustees; International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR); Global Advisory Counsel; and CEO (Chief Executive Organization) and WPO (World Presidents’ Organization).
Rob was awarded the Order of Canada in 2007 and the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2013. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Laws and an MBA from York University and a BA from the University of Western Ontario. Also, he received the 2001, PDAC, Developer of the Year Award.
Executive Director, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
Andrew Cheatle is the Executive Director of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC).
As a Professional Geoscientist and graduate of the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London, he has worked extensively in the exploration and mining industry from the rock face, to the boardroom, and into the halls of Government.
Andrew’s 25-plus-year career has encompassed both the senior and junior mining sectors as an exploration geologist, mine geologist, manager and mining executive. He has also volunteered with not-for-profit organizations, notably as past-president of the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario.
Prior to his role at PDAC, Andrew was President and Chief Executive Officer, Director at Unigold Inc., where he oversaw the delivery of the company’s initial mineral resource of two million ounces of gold at its flagship property in the Dominican Republic, and successfully partnered the project with the International Finance Corporation (a division of the World Bank).
His career started as a deep-level gold mine geologist in South Africa. He subsequently worked as Vice President Exploration at Treasury Metals Inc., Principal Geologist at AMEC plc, Chief Geologist at Goldcorp Inc./Placer Dome Inc., and Mineral Resource Manager with Anglo American Corporation. Andrew has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Geology from the Royal School of Mines at Imperial College London, and a Master of Business Administration from Capella University.
Andrew has built a strong reputation as an advocate for a responsible minerals industry—an industry that he believes has the ability to build prosperous communities and develop nations.
Director, President and CEO, U3O8 Corp.
Targeted generation & exploration of the giant gold-uranium deposits of the Witwatersrand Basin in South Africa. Led the exploration teams that:
• Discovered the 3.3 million ounce Quimsacocha / Loma Larga gold deposit in Ecuador (also contains 23 million ounces of silver);
• Increased the gold reserve at the Las Cristinas deposit in Venezuela by 65% from 10.2 million ounces to 16.8 million ounces;
• Discovered a belt of porphyry copper deposits in Ecuador. Resources are: 23 billion pounds of copper & 4 million ounces of gold in the Mirador, Panantza & San Carlos deposits.
Partner at PwC Canada.
Partner in PwC Risk Assurance Services.
Over 17 years in PwC, 8 in PwC Argentina and 9 in PwC Canada.
ESTMA mining leader for PwC Canada.
Performing IT audit support and financial audits to multinational mining companies listed in Canada and the US.
Leading SOX and NI 52-109 attestations, CSAE3416 / SSAE16 / ISAE3402 controls reports primarily in the mining and utility industries
Helping clients design, assess and implement controls over a number of business and technology processes.
Developing risk assessments, performing overall project management, and reviewing complex audit assignments.
Partner, Co-Leader, Latin America, Gowling WLG.
France Tenaille is a partner based in Gowling WLG’s Toronto office. She is a member of the firm’s business law, energy, infrastructure and mining groups, and is co-leader of the firm’s Latin America team.
France’s practice focuses primarily on corporate and M&A transactions, corporate finance, commercial matters, and project finance, with an emphasis on cross-border deals and clients in the Latin American natural resources sector.
Before immigrating to Canada, France practiced law for over five years at a major law firm in Caracas, Venezuela. Given this experience, she holds a deep understanding of the legal system, culture and business practices of Latin America. France’s civil law background and fluency in Spanish — along with her common law training and Canadian legal expertise — allow her to advise Canadian and international clients on a full range of Latin American matters, as well as advise Latin American clients on their business in Canada and beyond.
France has extensive experience advising public and private issuers in connection with asset and share purchases and related party transactions, corporate reorganizations, public and private securities offerings, stock exchange listings, and commercial arrangements such as mining (earn-in) options, joint ventures, operating and off-take agreements, royalties and streaming arrangements, and strategic alliance agreements. She also advises on corporate social responsibility and foreign anti-corruption legislation.
As a result of her commitment to providing practical, solutions-oriented advice and outstanding client service, France’s expertise has been recognized in a number of prestigious legal directories, including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Global and Chambers Latin America, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Latinvex.
France is active in the legal community, and regularly speaks at various Canadian and international forums. She is also a founding member, vice-chair and secretary of the New York State Bar Association’s Latin American Council. In this role, she works with other prominent lawyers in Central and South America to implement professional conduct regulations for the Latin American legal profession.
France sits on the board of directors of Toronto Urban Squash, a not-for-profit organization that offers an intense after-school education program and squash training to under-privileged Toronto youth.
Partner-in-charge of the Natural Resources Group at Quevedo Abogado and president of Golden Arrow Resources Argentine subsidiary.
Mr. Celorrio is the Partner-in-charge of the Natural Resources Group at Quevedo Abogado. He is currently President of Golden Arrow Resources Argentine subsidiary and a Board member of several natural resources TSX and ASX companies Argentine subsidiaries. He has been in the Board of Extorre Gold Mines Ltd. (which was listed in the TSX and AMEX previously to the Yamana Gold take-over) and worked at Gowlings LLP. Mr. Celorrio is a Professor in Administrative Law and has been President of the Uranium Exploration Companies Chamber (CADEU) and a Board Member of the Argentinean Mining Chamber (CAEM). He is recognized by Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal Mining, among others.
Vice-President, Head of International Economics, Scotiabank
Pablo Bréard is a senior officer of Scotiabank. Pablo manages a team of professionals focused on global economics and country intelligence. He provides advice to senior executive management on economic, political and financial risk factors affecting Scotiabank’s global operations. Pablo coordinates the production and distribution of research documents on global economics and foreign exchange markets.
He is also the Chief Latin American Economist and is responsible for Emerging Markets Intelligence. His position involves fundamental and technical sovereign risk analysis, institutional client development, international public speaking, frequent publishing of reports and extensive international traveling to support Scotiabank’s global businesses. Pablo is a frequent contributor to the broadcast networks and print media specialized in global finance and emerging markets.
Mr. Bréard completed the Executive Development Programme at the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania (USA). He taught a course on “Latin American Finance & Economics” at the International MBA Programme of York University (Canada) for eight years.
He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Belgrano University (Argentina) and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mr. Bréard worked as a Senior Economist for the Royal-Dutch Shell Group and as a Management Consultant in Strategy & Organization at Andersen Consulting.
|10:55 am||Welcome & Introduction by Council General Maria Amelia Lonardi|
|11:00 am||Panel Discussion #1 – Argentina’s renewed relations with the mining industry
Moderator: Trish Saywell, Senior Staff Writer, The Northern Miner
|12:00 – 1:00 pm||Lunch|
|12:00 – 12:20||McEwen Mining Inc. Presentation|
|1:00 – 2:00||Panel Discussion #2 – Discussion on promising projects in Argentina
Moderator: John Cumming, Editor in Chief, The Northern Miner
|2:00||Wrap-up & closing comments by Anthony Vaccaro, publisher of The Northern Miner|
|2:05 – 3:00||‘Focus on Argentina’ sponsored networking session|
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