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11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM 2017) Sponsors

 
 Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

MAIN SPONSOR'S WELCOME

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you all to the 11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference to be held again at the beautiful Levi Ski Resort in Lapland, Finland.

This event that has become the largest exploration and mining convention in Europe is the place to meet colleagues, to learn about new discoveries and emerging mine and mine development projects. We are very delighted to sponsor the conference as Agnico Eagle is this year celebrating its 60th Anniversary.

Looking forward to a rich and productive experience and hope you have a good time in Levi.

Sincerely,
Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited

MAIN SPONSOR

Agnico Eagle Finland Oy   " Agnico Eagle Mines Limited is a Canadian-based international gold mining company with operations in Canada, Finland and Mexico, and exploration and development activities in Canada, Finland, Sweden, Mexico and the U.S. The company is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Agnico Eagle currently operates five mines in Canada, one mine in Finland and three mines in Mexico and produced about 1.6 million ounces of gold in 2016.

The company's Kittilä mine is the largest primary gold producer in Europe. Its proven and probable gold reserves contain 4.5 million ounces (30 million tonnes at 4.64 g/t gold) as of December 31, 2016. The Kittilä mine is located in northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Kittilä poured its first gold on January 14, 2009. Open pit mining began in 2008 from the Suuri pit and was completed in 2012. Underground mining to extract the deeper ore began in 2010 and currently the mine produces approximately 1.6 million tons of ore a year. Annual gold production is expected to be around 200 000 ounces in the coming years."

PLATINUM SPONSOR

Anglo American   " Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world's developed and maturing economies.Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products - from diamonds (through De Beers) to platinum and other precious metals and copper - to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner, we are the custodians of those precious resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders, but also for the communities and countries in which we operate - creating sustainable value and making a real difference. Our mining operations, growth projects and exploration and marketing activities extend across southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe."

GOLD SPONSORS

Atlas Copco   " The Atlas Copco Group is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries with products and services focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.

In 2018, the Atlas Copco Group will be split in two world-class companies: industrial compressors and tools will continue as Atlas Copco whereas mining and rock excavation technique will belong to the new Epiroc Group which will focus in new technology, digitalization and automation."

Boliden  " Boliden is a leading metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. The company's core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling. Extensive expertise in mining design, mining methods and a high degree of technological refinement has made several of Boliden's mines among the most productive in the world. The majority of the zinc and copper concentrates are processed into metals in Boliden's own smelters.

Boliden's smelters enjoy a strong market position in Europe based on high process-technical skills, flexible smelting processes and the ability to produce high quality metals from complex mined concentrates and recycled raw materials. Boliden is the world's biggest operator in the electronic recycling sector."

S2 Resources   " S2 (ASX:S2R) owns the Polar Bear exploration project in Western Australia (which includes the Baloo gold deposit) and is well funded to pursue a significant drilling program in the Skellefte belt of Sweden and its extensive strategic ground holdings in Finnish Lapland.

S2 comprises former key members of Sirius Resources (discoverer and developer of the Nova-Bollinger nickel-copper mine in Australia and one of the most successful companies listed on the ASX). S2 Resources has started a major exploration program in northern Sweden and continues to explore the Polar Bear region."

STEINERT Elektromagnetbau GmbH STEINERT Elektromagnetbau GmbH provides innovative solutions for the separation of valuable materials, increasing customer profitability through higher recovery and reducing operational costs. In the areas of treatment of secondary and primary raw materials, the company operates in both the resource recovery and mining sectors. Here STEINERT is a global leader in consulting, manufacturing, installation and services in innovative sensor sorting and traditional magnetic separation technology. For more than 40 years, STEINERT's ANOFOL division has been manufacturing coils made of anodized aluminium strips for various electrotechnical applications.

Based in Cologne for 128 years, and with around 300 employees worldwide, STEINERT provides a global network to support its customers with local contacts and local expertise.

CANADA PAVILION SPONSOR

Canadian Embassy, Finland   " The Canadian Embassy's Trade Commissioner Service is a worldwide network of professionals in international business development, with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, committed to advancing Canada's interests.

We deliver services integral to helping clients make better business decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad. We strive to develop a trusted relationship with clients, being well-prepared to meet client needs and expectations, delivering quality and consistent service."

BRONZE SPONSORS

Malvern Panalytical    " Malvern Panalytical is the world's leading supplier of analytical instrumentation, software and solutions for X-ray diffractometry (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) and is part of Spectris plc, which is an international company specialized in productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. In addition to XRD and XRF instruments PANalytical develops, manufacturers and markets near-infrared (NIR), pulsed fast thermal neutron activation (PFTNA) instruments, Malvern particle size analysers and Claisse sample preparation equipment.

XRD and XRF are both used in materials characterization. XRD is used for the structural analysis, such as fast phase identification and automatic quantification of different minerals in ores and XRF is used for grade control, quality control and analysis of final products of materials varying from drill cores, pulps, powders, pressed pellets to glass beads. NIR equipment is widely used in exploration and QC and PTFNA is used for elemental analysis directly from the conveyor belt for e.g. Ni, Cu, Fe ores and many more. Particle size analysers are used in determining e.g. the right milling time to enhance flotation process and to reduce costs involved in milling. There is a wide range of business that can benefit from using PANalytical instrumentation, e.g. mining, metals and steel, cement, industrial minerals and many more. PANalytical also produces customer-tailored automation projects e.g. in mining laboratories, customer spesific drill core analysers, ore sorting etc. PANalytical B.V. is part of Spectris plc. Spectris employs over 8500 people worldwide and has presence in over 60 countries."

Nordkalk    " Nordkalk is Northern Europe's leading supplier of limestone-based products. Nordkalk delivers essential raw materials to various industries, and their solutions contribute to clean air and water as well as productivity of agricultural land. Sustainable products are offered for various fields of industry, such as pulp and paper, metals and mining, construction and chemical industry.

The products benefit the environment through flue-gas desulphurisation, water treatment and soil improvement. Nordkalk strives for more customer value with less environmental impact. Nordkalk is a local supplier with activities at more than 30 locations mainly around the Baltic Sea. The company employs close to 1,000 people. Nordkalk is a member of the family-owned Finnish Rettig Group."