Day 1 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013

7:45
Registration Opens and Coffee is Available
8:45
Opening Remarks and Speedy Introductions by the Conference Co-Chair
9:10
Report on the Current and Future State of Saskatchewan’s Mining Sector
9:55
Networking Coffee Break
10:15
Potash, Uranium, Gold & Diamonds – Showcase of Saskatchewan Mining Projects: Updates and Lessons Learned
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Proactive Strategies for Delivering On Time and On Budget with Reduced Margins
2:15
Air, Land and Water: Examining the Latest Critical Regulatory Updates and Implications
3:05
Networking Coffee Break
3:25
Working with Aboriginal Groups to Ensure Environmental Stewardship
4:25
Addressing Capacity Challenges in Engaging Aboriginal Groups in Mining
5:15
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

8:30
Coffee Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair
9:15
Understanding the Politics of Uranium Mining in Saskatchewan
10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
Report Card on Capital Investment in Saskatchewan Mining Projects
11:30
Assessing Opportunities in Emerging Markets and Strategies to Win Market Share
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Exploring Acquisition and Maintenance of Mineral Claims in Saskatchewan – The MARS System
2:15
Examining the Impact of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 on Saskatchewan Mining Projects
3:00
Networking Coffee Break
3:15
Fostering a Proactive Safety Culture
4:15
Discover Cutting-Edge Tools & Solutions Designed to Drive Production and Facilitate Project Management
5:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 5, 2013

7:45
Registration Opens and Coffee is Available
8:45
Opening Remarks and Speedy Introductions by the Conference Co-Chair

Chad Eggerman
Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

9:10
Report on the Current and Future State of Saskatchewan’s Mining Sector

Derek Meates
Partner
KPMG LLP

  • Explore the current state of diamond, gold and rare earth mineral exploration in the province
  • How is the industry adapting to decreased uranium and potash prices?
  • Determine the impact of the pending uranium royalty restructuring
  • Realistic economic projections for exporting uranium to India and China
  • Examine key opportunities and challenges for the next decade of Saskatchewan mining

9:55
Networking Coffee Break
10:15
Potash, Uranium, Gold & Diamonds – Showcase of Saskatchewan Mining Projects: Updates and Lessons Learned

Paul Saxton
CEO
Golden Band Resources Inc.

Greg Vogelsang
Environment & Regulatory Manager
Western Potash

Ross McElroy
President & COO
Fission Uranium Corp.

Garrett Ainsworth
Vice President, Exploration
Alpha Minerals

Brian Skanderbeg
Senior Vice President & COO
Claude Resources Inc.

George Read
Senior Vice President, Exploration & Development
Shore Gold Inc.

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Proactive Strategies for Delivering On Time and On Budget with Reduced Margins

Chad Eggerman
Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

Joe Hinzer
President
Watts, Griffis and McOuat

  • EPCM or the self-performance model, which is the best fit for you?
  • Understand the critical components for developing an effective feasibility study
  • Clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of team members to optimize project delivery
  • How modularization is facilitating project execution
  • Developing a comprehensive project evaluation framework

2:15
Air, Land and Water: Examining the Latest Critical Regulatory Updates and Implications

Erika Ritchie
President
E.S. Ritchie Consulting

  • Discover how recent and upcoming regulatory changes will impact future mining projects in Saskatchewan
    • Air management & protection, waste management, land management & protection
  • Understand the consequences of the new GHG legislation
    • What steps can you take to prepare for it now?
    • What opportunities does the legislation present for large emitters?
  • Adapting the existing regulatory regime to accommodate the Environmental Code
  • How to comply with results based regulations
  • Outlining monitoring and reporting strategies under the code
  • Lessons learned from other countries that have achieved environmental best practices for mining

3:05
Networking Coffee Break
3:25
Working with Aboriginal Groups to Ensure Environmental Stewardship

Terry Bird
First Nation & Metis/Business H.R. Coordinator
K+S Potash Canada

Matt Vermette
CEO
Northern Research Group Inc.

Sandra Gogal
Partner
Miller Thomson LLP

  • Understanding the key requirements in complying with the duty to consult and how to ensure these are met
  • Best practices for building relationships in new areas of mining development
  • Evaluating environmental sustainability initiatives from an Aboriginal perspective – Where they successful?
    How can they be improved?

4:25
Addressing Capacity Challenges in Engaging Aboriginal Groups in Mining

Cheryl Cardinal
Director
National Energy Business Centre of Excellence

Nathan Elliott
President
InsightWest

Steve Danners

Clarence Campeau Development Fund

  • Explore and evaluate the industry’s current Aboriginal procurement policies – Where is there room for improvement?
  • Examine the effectiveness of government-based skills development programs and educational opportunities
  • Lessons learned from successful partnerships that have taken place between industry players and Aboriginal groups

5:15
Closing Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair and Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013

8:30
Coffee Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair

Nathan Elliott
President
InsightWest

9:15
Understanding the Politics of Uranium Mining in Saskatchewan

David McGrane
Professor
University of Saskatchewan

  • Identifying the political forces affecting decision-making in Saskatchewan’s uranium sector
  • Examine the current policies surrounding foreign ownership of uranium mines in the province
  • Best practices for avoiding negative reactions to uranium mining business decisions
  • Explore key opportunities and challenges for the future of Saskatchewan’s uranium industry

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:30
Report Card on Capital Investment in Saskatchewan Mining Projects

Chad Williams
President & Founder
Red Cloud Mining Capital

  • Understand the factors that are currently driving investments in the province
  • Assess the attractiveness of Saskatchewan’s mining sector from investment perspective and compare it to the rest of the country
  • Explore other critical contributing elements that can influence potential investors such as: Saskatchewan’s mining policy framework and taxation structure
  • Examine investment opportunities and strategies to accommodate the emerging Chinese and Indian uranium markets

11:30
Assessing Opportunities in Emerging Markets and Strategies to Win Market Share

Bruce Sprague
Canadian Mining & Metals Sector Leader, Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Ron Miller
Regional Marketing Partner
MNP LLP

  • Measuring the economic benefits of exporting uranium to India and China
  • Explore the implications of increased potash demand from Brazil, India, Russia and China
  • Assessing and preparing for critical market differences

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Exploring Acquisition and Maintenance of Mineral Claims in Saskatchewan – The MARS System

Mike Detharet
Director, Mineral Tenure
Ministry of the Economy

  • Explore the current status of mineral dispositions in Saskatchewan
  • Examine unique provincial peculiarities
  • A detailed guide for claim acquisition through the MARS system

2:15
Examining the Impact of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act 2012 on Saskatchewan Mining Projects

Confirmed Representative
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

  • A detailed exploration of the critical changes and the implications for Saskatchewan’s mining industry
  • Provisions for harmonization between federal and provincial assessments
  • Understanding and preparing for anticipated updates

3:00
Networking Coffee Break
3:15
Fostering a Proactive Safety Culture

Eldeen Pozniak
President
Pozniak Safety Associates Inc.

Marius Jacobs
Vice President
RISKmap North America

Roy Durr
President
Associated Mining Construction Inc.

  • Critical updates and proposed changes surrounding Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) laws
  • Understand the impact of summary offence tickets
  • Effective strategies for avoiding serious and fatal accidents
  • Learn best practices for identifying potential hazards and mitigating risk
  • Implementing tools and up-to-date training initiatives to maximize safety

4:15
Discover Cutting-Edge Tools & Solutions Designed to Drive Production and Facilitate Project Management

Janice Zinck
Associate Director, Green Mining Research Environment & Processing
Natural Resources Canada

Patric Byrns
President
PapaBravo Innovations

Carl Weatherell
Executive Director & CEO
Canada Mining Innovation Council

Craig Murray
Vice President
Mining & Minerals Saskatchewan Research Council

  • Assessing the costs, benefits and impacts of green mining technology
  • Solutions for incorporating new technology into existing mills
  • New design opportunities for emerging greenfield projects
  • Overcoming the challenges associated with innovation advancement
  • Developing innovative solutions to unique mining challenges
  • Determine which countries are leading the way and understand what lessons Saskatchewan can learn from their successes

5:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Concludes