Canada Day

Monday, March 4, 2024
Room 105
Organizer: Invest in Canada
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Canada Day

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Invest in Canada and Natural Resources Canada, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada, are pleased to invite you to the Canada Investment Forum.

Minerals and metals are central to the net-zero energy transition. Significant increases in global production are needed to power the electric vehicle supply chain, including batteries and permanent magnets. Learn more about advanced exploration and processing projects in critical minerals across Canada. Additionally, discover what unique Canadian advantages are available to investors and meet directly with project proponents to identify business opportunities.

12:00 pm: Opening Remarks by Lauren Broten, CEO, Invest in Canada

12:05 pm: Keynote Address by the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Canada

12:20 pm: Panel Discussion #1: Canada: The Investment Destination for Sustainable Critical Mineral Value Chains

Canada is well positioned to be a global player in clean energy supply chains with its mineral wealth. Canada has advanced projects for key critical minerals necessary for this global transition including lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt, copper, potash, and rare earth elements. Experts agree that in order to support the advanced manufacturing and digital supply chains for clean energy, we must further the investment in the production and processing segments of the critical minerals supply chains.

In this panel, global mining industry leaders will discuss why they are investing in Canadian critical mineral, processing and recycling value chains. Additionally, learn what makes Canada an attractive destination for ESG-conscious investors, mining majors and downstream companies looking to develop low carbon supply chains.

• Laurel Broten, CEO, Invest in Canada

• The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Canada
• Jérôme Pécresse, Chief Executive, Aluminium, Rio Tinto
• Rag Udd, Chief Commercial Officer, BHP

1:00 pm: Panel Discussion #2: Canada’s ESG Leadership in Mining
This panel aims to spotlight why leading global ESG-conscious investors look towards Canada as a global leader in the mineral and metal sector. Panellists will highlight Canada’s unique environmental, social and governance (ESG) advantages, as well as touching upon the importance of partnership with Indigenous communities and businesses. Further, discover how promoting strong ESG performance at home and globally with standards such as Towards Sustainable Mining, the innovation and adoption of cutting-edge technologies, can make mining more sustainable and responsible.

• Elena Mayer, CEO, Women Who Rock and Advisor, ESG, Diversity & inclusion, EY

• Mandy Gull-Masty, Grand Chief, Cree Nation Government
• Pierre Gratton, President and CEO, Mining Association of Canada
• PearTree Canada, Kendra Johnston, Managing Director

2:00 pm: Lightning Pitches and Moderated Q&As with Canadian Companies Advancing Critical Mineral Projects
1. Mark Selby, CEO and Director, Canada Nickel Company Inc.
2. Mark Jarvis, CEO and Chairman, Giga Metals Corporation
3. Stuart Harshaw, CEO and President, Nickel Creek Platinum Corp.
4. Robert Van Drunen, Chief Operating Officer, Flying Nickel Mining Corp.

5. Chris Doornbos, President, CEO and Director, E3 Lithium Ltd.
6. Trevor Walker, President and CEO, Frontier Lithium Inc.

7. Hugues Jacquemin, CEO, Northern Graphite Corporation
8. Éric Desaulniers, MSc, Géo, President and CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc.

9. Brian Ostroff, President, Arianne Phosphate
10. John Passalacqua, CEO and Director, First Phosphate

Processing, Recycling and Cathode Materials
11. Trent Mell, CEO and Founder, Electra Battery Materials Corporation (cobalt sulfate, black mass processing)
12. Robin Goad, President and CEO, Fortune Minerals Limited (cobalt-bismuth-copper mining and refinery)
13. Kiril Mugerman, President and CEO, Geomega (rare earths recycling)
14. Dan Blondal, CEO, Director and Founder, Nano One Materials (processing technology, cathode materials)

3:55 pm: B2B Meetings
The B2B session will provide an opportunity for project promoters and potential investors to meet.
To book B2B meetings, email Avista Homayun at [email protected]

Registration is required. Please RSVP by February 26. To register, contact [email protected]
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