Vancouver: The Changing Energy Mix – Understanding the Winners and Loser, and the Role of Metals in Miners in the Upcoming Shifts

February 24, 2016 all-day
Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University
Room 2800
500 Granville Street, Vancouver

CIM MES Vancouver is pleased to present:

Gianni Kovacevic

Modern Energy Thinker, Investor and Author
Executive Chairman of CopperBank Corp.

who will deliver a presentation on:

The Changing Energy Mix – Understanding the Winners and Loser, and the Role of Metals in Miners in the Upcoming Shifts


Abstract: Gianni Kovacevic’s soon to be published book, My Electrician Drives A Porsche? Investing in the Rise of the New Spending Class, highlights the fast pace with which emerging markets continue to increase their economic footprint, and the driver of basic human progress: energy. His paper on the changing energy mix will offer valuable insights as to why metals and miners are bound to play a critical role in de-carbonizing energy.

Perhaps the most contested factor with greener and cleaner energy is timeline. He continues to provide hard evidence that the future is indeed now. Better put, some of the renewable energy ideas that were science fiction fads twenty years ago, and even five years ago, have given way to incredible technological advances supported by metals.

The caption from the back cover of his book hopefully captures the imagination of potential readers, both technical and otherwise:

A weekend service call changes the life of Doc Anderson forever. Johnny, the surprisingly wealthy energy whiz-kid, introduces Doc to a compelling new investment theme – following the rise of a new spending class. As they set course on a fact-filled adventure, Doc’s eyes are opened to the impact that billions of new consumers will have on our environment and how their entrance to our fast-changing world will figure into the economy of the future. Through this journey, he too becomes a hyper-aware participant in the boundless opportunities for responsible wealth creation with his new-found knowledge base in what makes realistic environmentalism possible.

During his presentation, Gianni will bring these ideas and concepts to life in a way everyone will fully understand and hopefully echo across all sectors in support of the mining industry.

Details of Gianni’s book launch with Leah Costello at The Vancouver Club on February 9th:


BIO: Gianni has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique insights into wide ranging topics such as modern energy, the rise of the new spending class and how the environment and investment often go hand-in-hand. An avid proponent of realistic environmentalism, he is frequently interviewed by the media with his unique way of applying the algebraic way of thinking to solving global problems. His new book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche? – a journey of personal enlightenment into appreciating the rise of the new spending class – will be released across the United States and Canada in February 2016 by Greenleaf Book Group.

Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, Gianni makes his home in Vancouver, Canada. @RealisticEnviro


Wednesday, 24 February 2016
4:15 – 6:00 pm

Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University
Room 2800, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
(corner of Granville and W. Pender)

4:15 pm – Registration
4:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A
5:45 pm – Closing Remarks


Seminar is complimentary and seats are limited. Register by Saturday, February 20 to secure your place. Please RSVP by replying to if you are interested in attending. This is an excellent networking opportunity and there is no charge to attend.


Thank you to our sponsor, Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business, for providing the space and their continued generous support!

Keep up to date by checking us out at:

Upcoming Events

all-day Perspectives & Insights on Metal...
Perspectives & Insights on Metal...
Oct 18 all-day
Perspectives & Insights on Metals and Mines: featuring Jimena Blanco (Chief Analyst and Head of Americas, Verisk Maplecroft) — Wednesday, October 18, 2023
How to Attend: The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, October 17, 2023, to secure your place. RSVP via Eventbrite (click HERE) if you are interested in attending it.   For its[...]

CIM MES Supporters and Patrons

We at CIM MES would not be able to accomplish everything we do throughout Canada and beyond, annually, without the generous backing of our partners, sponsors, supporters, and volunteers.

The Management & Economics Society expresses a special gratitude to the following supporters and sponsors for their extraordinary assistance. Please visit them online by clicking on their logos below!

To learn about financial sponsorship opportunities, how you can support us or how to partner up with MES for an event please contact us. Thank you!