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11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining (FEM 2017) Sponsors and Media Partners

 
Ingmar Haga, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle

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,
Ingmar Haga, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle

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 expects to produce about 1.6 million ounces of gold in 2016.

The company's Kittilä mine is the largest primary gold producer in Europe, with current gold reserves containing 4.4 million ounces (28 million tonnes at 4.8 g/t). The Kittilä mine is located in northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. Kittila 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. The ore processing facilities were expanded in 2013-2014 and the expanded mill capacity feed from the 4,000-tonne-per-day underground operation. The 4,000-tonne/day operation is expected to produce about 200,000 ounces of gold in 2016, and to average 195,000 ounces of gold annually from 2017 through 2018. The ore body is open at depth to the north and continues to grow."

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

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."

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

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."

PANalytical   " PANalytical B.V. (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."

MEDIA PARTNERS

International Mining (IM)      " International Mining (IM) led by the most experienced editorial team in the industry - Editor Paul Moore and Publisher John Chadwick - is the leading global technical publication for mining industry management to keep track of the latest trends in equipment, processes and methods. It covers the full spectrum of the world's extractive industries from exploration through mining and processing to metallurgy and the finished products, covering the techniques and technologies required to recover all metals, coal, diamonds and industrial minerals. Uniquely among technical mining titles, many of the articles are based on actual mine visits and direct contact with engineers, mine managers and other mining professionals. In addition to the monthly flagship title, the subscription-only e-letter, International Mining Project News provides a fortnightly update on the latest news of prefeasibility and feasibility studies, development decisions, production achievements and expansions around the world. www.im-mining.com "

 

Sompio-lehti / Lapin Lehtikustannus Oy   " Lapin Lehtikustannus Oy is a company which publishes regional newspapers Sompio, Inarilainen and Saariselän Sanomat in several languages. Our special issue is SompioMining. Company headquarters is situated in the heart of Finnish Lapland, Sodankylä. Our organizational team is spread through northern Finland and all our newspapers are established local products with a strong heritage and a position tightly knit to our community through its members and our competent editorial staff. As a company, Lapin Lehtikustannus Oy is a versatile and appreciated partner to several local companies and third party non-profit organizations. Sompio, Inarilainen and Saariselän Sanomat are made for local people by local professionals, who are proud members in our entrepreneurial team. Mining industry influences to local social economy in several ways. Is there a better way to deliver a message to local people than through a local media? Hardly. Local media is with people from the cradle to the grave."

  GeoPublishing AS          " GeoPublishing AS publishes GEO: the only popular geoscience magazine in Norway. It covers the entire geoscience sector in Norway, including mining, construction and oil & gas. The magazine is issued 8 times a year. GeoPublishing AS also publishes the website geo365.no with daily news from the geosciences. We report daily from the geoscience sectors in Norway, writing exclusive articles and sourcing news from other online news portals, to give our readers a "one stop shop" to stay updated on what is going on in their field."

 

Vuorimiesyhdistys-Bergsmannaföreningen Materia Magazine   " Finnish Association of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Vuorimiesyhdistys-Bergsmannaföreningen r.y. was grounded in 1943. At the beginning the amount of members was below 100 being now about 2500. Our members working in different organizations are responsible for demanding tasks covering the whole branch of Geology, Mining, Processing and Metallurgy. The aim of the Association is to promote the know how and technology inside the branch in Finland and to support the networking between members. To reach its aims the Association arranges training, conferences, excursions and meetings.

The Association also publishes technical papers and books as well as the Materia Magazine . Materia is a technical-scientific magazine handling also current news inside the branch. Materia has achieved a steady position as the main Media in our branch. The most important common event for all members is 'Vuorimiespäivät' consisting of annual meetings and actual presentations and culminating in the annual celebration. Vuorimiespäivät-event offers good possibilities to meet colleagues, change information and to network."

ProKaivos     " ProKaivos.fi is the leading online mining media in Finland. The service has 15.000 to 20.000 monthly visitors in average and is recognized by all stakeholders in the Finnish mining business. ProKaivos has the most comprehensive mining news service in Finland. In addition to daily news, ProKaivos offers free business register, information on available working opportunities as well as centralized booking system and calendar for mining events. ProKaivos and its registered authors serve the Finnish mining industry also by writing and publishing articles about actual topics, research, new technical solutions, services and companies.

ProKaivos is owned by a non-profit company Future Missions Oy and operated in close partnership with the Finnish Mining Association, FinnMin. ProKaivos and Future Missions Oy together form a trusted partner in mining industry internationalisation, business development and financing."