Vancouver: Re-Opening the Project Pipeline and Without Spilling Red Ink

November 21, 2017 all-day
Segal Graduate School of Business - Simon Fraser University
Room 4600 (situated on the 4th floor) - 500 Granville Street

MES Vancouver is pleased to present the following informational event:

Re-Opening the Project Pipeline and Without Spilling Red Ink



Karim Ramji

Lawyer, Donovan & Company
Vancouver, BC


How do you end up with a small fortune in mining? The answer, in the past, has been start off with a really big fortune. Unfortunately, there is some truth in this bad joke. In the mining sector, the project pipeline has been shut down since the last financial crisis. With diminishing reserves and growing demand, there is now a need to re-open the project pipeline. The issue now become this: how do you do so without spilling red ink.

In the last 10 years, there has been a seismic shift, a step change, on the non-technical (surface) risks that projects now encounter, and even more so for new greenfield projects. Risk identification, assessment and management is a central proficiency required to reopen the project pipeline. This presentation provides a strategic overview of the required due diligence that needs to be undertaken to better identify, assess and manage these new surface risks.



Karim Ramji
Lawyer, Donovan & Company (
Vancouver, BC

Karim Ramji is a lawyer practicing with Donovan & Company in Vancouver. He was born in the DRC and grew up in Kenya and Tanzania before moving to Canada in 1981. He graduated from the UBC Law School in 1989 and has a broad practice in the areas of resources development and aboriginal law. Karim has extensive experience in working with both First Nations and resource companies in developing projects in the areas of forestry, independent power projects and the extractive sector in Canada and in Paraguay. Risk management, indigenous legal rights, and stakeholder engagement and management is the focus of much of his work in this area.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017
4:15pm – 6:00pm



4:15 pm – Registration
4:30 pm – Presentation and Q&A
5:55 pm – Final Remarks


Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University

500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 4600 (situated on the 4th floor)

Venue & Location

The seminar is complimentary and seats are limited. Register by Monday, November 20, to secure your place. Please RSVP by emailing if you are interested in attending. This is an excellent networking opportunity and there is no charge to attend. So we can best service all who are interested and able to join us at this upcoming event please register for it if you are confident that you are indeed able to attend it. Thank you for your interest and understanding.


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


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