Vancouver: The Strategic Value of Fully Costing Mining Investment Projects

November 20, 2014 – November 19, 2014 all-day
Segal Graduate School of Business - Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street
Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6
CIM MES Vancouver

CIM MES Vancouver is pleased to present:

Mauro Chiesa
Independent Advisor

who will deliver a presentation on


The Strategic Value of Fully Costing Mining Investment Projects


The mining industry is again in a lull, but this time it is structural and not cyclical. Mining companies now face more difficult and conservative capital markets to finance their new greenfield projects, that take the place of the old and depleted assets. The new assets are also not like the old assets: they are further afield in often “frontier” situations involving new infrastructure, stakeholders and government policies that are no longer as supportive as in the past. The strategic challenges are many in selecting the next project from the numerous candidate projects: there is less capital available and the new no longer resembles the old.

The presentation is on “full-costing” all options that a senior manager will face; this approach will both assist in making the correct choice and in assisting with the eventual negotiations with the public sector, as co-sponsor, towards implementation. Finally, it will assist communication with the shareholders who increasingly look for costs, schedules and specifications to be per pro forma expectations.

To get the most out of this presentation we recommend pre-briefing Mauro Chiesa’s recent article that was featured in the August edition of the monthly CIM Magazine (CLICK HERE).



A seasoned professional with 35 years of financing experience in Ottawa, NYC, Washington, DC and Vancouver, active in procuring, arranging and structuring project-related financing in the energy generation, resource extraction and transport infrastructure sectors. Experience with financial instruments includes project-risk and corporate-risk debt and equity financing, strategic debt and equity financings and publicly traded bond financing; several years were spent exclusively with joint-venture financings, where no two deals were alike. Mr. Chiesa possesses an MBA and a BA from UBC and is tri-lingual.

Thursday, 20 November 2014
4:00 – 6:00pm

Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 2300

4:00 pm – Registration
4:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A
5:55 pm – Closing Remarks


Seminar is complimentary and seats are limited. Register by Tuesday, November 18 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!

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