Join us at PDAC 2020

    Published on February 4th, 2020

    CSA Global, together with its parent company ERM has been a participant at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention for more than 10 years.

    Each year, we look forward to hearing about the current mining trends, and speaking alongside our clients and colleagues.

    Join us at the convention

    This year, our teams will join forces and in a world of increasing scrutiny in the mining and metals industry, our goal is to help our clients continue to operate and grow in a sustainable manner that delivers the highest environmental, social and economic performance.

    You can find us at our newly expanded Booth #326, and at the sessions listed below throughout the week.

    March 1-4 2020

    ERM Tradeshow, MTCC South Building

    ERM and CSA Global will exhibit at Booth #326 throughout the conference.

    Visit us to discuss the elements we see as important to building sustainable mining operations through our ‘mine we want to see’ framework.

    1 March 2020

    Tracking and Tracing Key Commodities Using Blockchain – Game Changer?

    This session will explore the use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology in mining. Panelists, including ERM Partner Toby Whincup, will discuss how it can be used to track origin and ownership, increase transparency, and its practical applications.

    Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Speaker: Toby Whincup, Partner, ERM
    Location: Hilton Toronto Hotel

    3 March 2020

    Ireland – Open for Business: “Risky Business? Mining and the Environment

    Time: 11.10 AM to 11.50AM
    Chair:  Jessica Allen Geoscience Ireland
    Panel:  Kate McCormick (CDE Global), Brendan Ringrose (Whitney Moore), Paul Heaney (CSA Global), Johnny Meehan (Aurum Exploration)
    Location: Room 205D

    3 March 2020

    Geochemistry Seminar: Using Advanced Data Analysis to Optimize Discovery Rates and Ore Body Knowledge

    We will share innovative tools we have developed using hydro and lithogeochemistry to improve deposit understanding and optimize ore-body knowledge, efficiency and return.

    Time: 10 AM to 11:30 AM
    Speakers: Jane Shaw, Principal Consultant, ERM; Simon Tillotson, Partner, ERM; Pim van Geffen, Principal Consultant, CSA Global
    Location: MTCC, North Building, Room 206D

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    Joan Bath and Peter Howe Bursary for Advancement in the Mineral Industry

    CSA Global and PDAC have collaborated to deliver the Joan Bath and Peter Howe student bursary program.

    The program is comprised of two $3,000 bursaries with an aim to assist geoscientists and engineers in a field related to mining, and to further their education in Canada.

    Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Student-Industry Networking Luncheon
    Location: MTCC, North Building, Room 105

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    Royalty Companies and Prospect Generators

    ERM will chair the Royalty Companies and Prospect Generators, which is part of the Corporate Presentation Forum for Investors (CPFI).

    This series features current information on select exploration and development companies’ current activities and investment potential.

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Speaker: Jim Chan, Senior Consultant, ERM
    Location: MTCC, South Building, 801B

    Panel Discussion: The Rise of ESG and the Modern Investor

    Join industry and investment leaders in a forward-looking panel on the importance and expectations for disclosure, particularly related to environmental, social, and governance risks.

    Speakers will debate transparency and accountability, share their experiences and insights on due diligence and tell us what matters to the modern investor.

    Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Speakers: Louise Pearce, ERM’s Global Mining Lead will moderate this panel
    Location: MTCC, North Building, Room 206D

    Mining for Diversity Reception

    ERM is a proud sponsor of the Trailblazer Award during the Mining for Diversity Reception, which is coordinated by Women in Mining Canada.

    This year’s theme is Stronger Together, and celebrate diversity and inclusion in mining.

    Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Location: MTCC, North Building, Rooms 105-106


    Louise Pearce
    ERM, Global Mining Lead

    Louise has over 25 years of international consulting experience, she concentrates on developing corporate strategy and risk management programs, alongside managing global due diligence and post-merger integrations for the mining sector.

    Pim van Geffen
    CSA Global, Principal Consultant

    Pim is a geochemist and has 15 years’ experience in mining and mineral exploration, with expertise in lithogeochemistry, data analysis, and geometallurgy. His work focuses on improving business practices in the mining industry through data integration and process optimization across the project life cycle.

    Paul Heaney
    CSA Global, Director – Ireland, Manager – Water

    Paul has over 26 years’ consulting experience in water resources assessment, development and management. Paul has managed and directed hydrogeological and hydrological studies associated with mine water supply, mine closure, water quality, and mine water management on projects globally.

    Jim Chan
    ERM, Senior Consultant

    Jim is driven to help shape the business of sustainability. With over 15 years of experience, he works in impact assessment, regulatory permitting, consultation and Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) due diligence for the mining sector.

    Jane Shaw
    ERM, Principal Consultant

    Jane is a geologist and hydrogeologist with more than 25 years’ experience in mineral exploration and environmental consultancy. Jane specializes in catchment-scale water assessments to identify current and future sensitivities to water supply and discharge for projects, communities and the environment.

    Toby Whincup
    ERM Partner

    Toby has 20 years of consulting experience. His technical experience covers the entire project life cycle, primarily in the mining and energy sectors, and can be broadly defined as investment and reputational protection through identification, mitigation and management of material nontechnical risks and liabilities.

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