Toronto: Rocks & Stocks 2017

October 19, 2017 all-day
Ernst & Young LLP
100 Adelaide Street West
31st Floor, Toronto

Join us for the 4th Annual Rocks & Stocks 2017!


Management and Economics Society & CIM Toronto Branch

Professional Development Series



Opening & Welcome: Irene Gosende Seeney, R&S Chair

Session 1: Shake it Up!

Chair: Rosemary Niechcial

Ideas That Have Shaken Mining – Kenneth Thomas, CIM
Innovation in Operations and Design – Fred Stanford, Torex Gold Inc.
Mining in the Digital Era: Imperatives and Disconnect – Theophile Yameogo, EY

Session 2: Is “Innovation” the Answer?

Chair: Bereket Berhe

Teaching a T-Rex to Tango – Carl Weatherell, Canada Mining Innovation Council
Open Discussion – Panel and Audience (Moderator: Indi Gopinathan, JDS Energy Mining Inc.)

— LUNCH with KEYNOTE SPEAKER (George Hemingway, Partner, Head of Innovation Practice, Stratalis Group) —

Introduction: Marilyn Barton


Session 3: Being Smarter: Creativity & Intelligence

Chair: Michael Samis

Financing: Faster and Smarter – Peter Clausi, CBLT Inc.
Smarter People or Smarter with People? – Paul Pittman, The Human Well

Session 4: Preparing for the Future Now

Chair: James Gardner

What Will “Smarter” Look like This Time? – Rob McEwen, McEwen Mining Inc.
Open Discussion – Panel and Audience (Moderator: Anthony Vaccaro, The Northern Miner Group)

Final Comments / Questions & Closing: Irene Gosende Seeney, R&S Chair


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Our speakers include:

Peter Clausi
Chief Executive Officer, CBLT

Indi Gopinathan
Project Management / Economics Consultant, JDS Energy & Mining

Rob McEwen
Executive Chairman, Director, and Chief Owner, McEwen Mining

Paul Pittman
Founder, The Human Well

Fred Stanford
President and Chief Executive Officer, Torex Gold

Kenneth G. Thomas
President, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM)

Anthony Vaccaro
Group Publisher, The Northern Miner Group

Carl Weatherell
Executive Director & CEO, Canada Mining Innovation Council

Theophile Yameogo
National Advisory Leader, EY Mining & Metals



Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Ernst & Young LLP, 100 Adelaide Street West, 31st Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Followed by:

CIM Toronto’s 11th Annual Grubstake Networking Event

4:30pm to 7:30pm


The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto

Join us for an evening of hot and cold appetizer buffets with beer and wine, excellent conversation, networking, and catching up with industry friends.



For more information about Rocks & Stocks 2017, click HERE



$395 – Rocks & Stocks plus Grubstake Event
$355 – Rocks & Stocks only
$70 – Students: Rocks & Stocks plus Grubstake
$50 – Students: Rocks & Stocks only

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – Register before September 30th and save $100 ($10 Students)!


Pre-registration is strongly advised. EY and National Club will exert its best efforts to accommodate walk-in registrations. Cancellations must be emailed 72 hours prior to event.

For registration, click HERE



Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

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Rocks & Stocks is a joint effort by Management and Economics Society (MES) of CIM and the CIM Toronto Branch.


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