Mining Insight Seminar

Mining Insight provides a comprehensive and straightforward explanation of global mining. You will get a clear picture of the global mining industry’s structure and activity, as well as a basic understanding of mineral economics and stakeholder considerations.

Date: Monday, November 20th

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Venue: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA

Preliminary Agenda

Overview of the Mining Sector: 

Size and shape of the global mining industry, including a summary of the largest mines/companies, and the most important commodities

Geology and Mineral Deposits Overview

Summary of the target minerals and metals, the geological processes, the types of deposit and how they are measured

Mining on the Surface and Going Underground

Examination of the main mining methods, techniques involved and the types of equipment

Mineral Economics

Explanation of the influences on metals demand and supply, and on costs, and the long-term price behaviour of commodities

State of the Market Snapshot

Examining the current trends and forecasting the year ahead 

You will leave the seminar being able to:

  • Describe the structure of the mining industry
  • Explain the main mining methods and techniques
  • Recognize the role of supply, demand, the determining factors of cost, the impact of exchange rates, the various factors influencing industry structure and how the market determines pricing
  • Explain the considerations and concerns of multiple industry stakeholders

What are past attendee saying?

"The Mining Insight seminar provided me with an excellent awareness of the international extractive industry".

BASF Mining Solutions

"The mining insight was great and extremely informative, the lecturer was very good."


"I thoroughly enjoyed the mining seminar on Monday, it was very informative and interesting."

Matt MacDonald

Price: (USD) $40 

For more information please contact: 

Niral Patel 

Program Manager, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Presented by:

Chris Hinde
Reports Director, Metals & Mining
S&P Global Market Intelligence

Chris is the U.S.-based company's Reports Director, with prime responsibility for the quarterly State of the Market publication. Based in London, Chris is a regular presenter at conferences, and runs training courses, entitled 'Mining Insight', for non-mining professionals. Chris is a qualified Mining Engineer (with a BSc and PhD from Cardiff University) and has extensive mining experience. The latter includes underground work with Anglo American Corp in South Africa, consultancy with both SRK in Johannesburg and Golder Associates in the UK, and stockbroking with Schroder Securities in London. In addition to South Africa, his mining experience includes work in Botswana, Malaysia and Turkey. Before joining IntierraRMG (subsequently SNL Metals & Mining), Chris was Editorial Director of Aspermont UK, whose publications include the weekly Mining Journal and monthly Mining Magazine. He was instrumental in launching the Mines & Money series of conferences.