Today marks the beginning of Colorado Gold Week, where companies in the precious metals space, at exploration, development and production stages, join institutional investors in Vail and then Denver Colorado for high quality conference sessions.
The 2013 Precious Metals Summit in Vail, Colorado, runs today through Saturday, and features the more early stage precious metals companies. This three year old show has gained a reputation as the best conference for junior miners for its high quality audience. Joe Wickwire of Fidelity Investments and Diana Walters of Liberty Metals and Mining are among keynotes worth watching, you can skip Peter Schiff.
The 2013 Denver Gold Forum then begins on Sunday through Wednesday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Denver, Colorado. With the BMO Conference in Miami and the Melee that is the PDAC, Denver Gold is one of the most important precious metals shows for institutional investors each year. The who’s who of the gold business will be giving presentations, many of which will be available online.
An eclectic crowd gathers at a past Cambridge House conference. Photo: Orefront
Join financiers Ned Goodman of Dundee Corp., Eric Sprott of Sprott Inc., Frank Holmes of US Global Investors, along with newsletter writers including Keith Schaefer of the Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin, John Kaiser of the Kaiser Bottom Fish Report, and Thom Calandra of the Calandra Report, for a two day event focused on mineral exploration and development finance as well as the precious metals.
There will be a number of promoter’s exhibiting, including the one and only Frank Callaghan, CEO of Barkerville Gold, who we profiled last July. Callaghan’s Barkerville has been halted for over a year but apparently the controversial promoter has an important announcement to make at the Cambridge House event.
Common Capital’s James Steels will be making an appearance. James is the most enthusiastic person I have ever encountered in the precious metals business.
Visual Capitalist‘s team will be giving a presentation at 1:40pm on Thursday. These are honest guys promoting a new junior mining analysis tool they’ve developed called VC+. Check them out.
Of the other newsletter writers, Lawrence Roulston and Eric Coffin are great.
Newcomers are advised to take everything they hear with a grain of salt. This is after all a promoter’s conference. However these shows are a lot of fun.
To my friends, I want to tell you about Keith Schaefer’s LNG Investment Conference in Vancouver on September 25. This is a one day, high end show which will give you insight into BC’s boom sector, Liquid Natural Gas, as well as face time with credible executives building wealth in LNG for themselves and for shareholders.
Conference host Keith Schaefer runs the Oil and Gas Investments Bulletin newsletter from his home in Vancouver. For over 20 years Keith has been involved in the junior resource sector. He knows Canada’s capital markets deeply and has very strong access in Calgary and within industry. Keith is excellent at covering the fast moving and high impact junior and small cap energy companies. He’s also an approachable, honest guy who talks and writes in plain speak. As you can tell I have a lot of time for him.
Western Canada is getting ready now for its first Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) exports in 2015. On September 25th, you can hear directly from the public companies–and actually meet the management teams–who are benefitting from the LNG build out in British Columbia. Two keynote speakers – a calgary fund manager and a Boston-based LNG expert – will give investors an independent review of the economics and profit potential for BC LNG.
This is a rare opportunity for retail investors to learn and meet directly with management teams at this one day exclusive conference.
Which small and intermediate producers and service sector companies have the most leverage to this play?
Find out at our LNG Investment Conference on September 25th, 2013 in Vancouver – register today!
Here are two events of possible interest to Vancouver investors, the first being an appearance by legendary gold bull Jim Sinclair at the River Rock Casino next Wednesday July 10th (Event Details, Mr. Sinclair’s bio).
Other stops on Mr. Sinclair’s tour include Chicago and Scottsdale. Tickets are $50.
Keith Schaefer’s LNG conference on Sept 25th should be good.
Looking further ahead, on September 25th, Keith Schaefer is hosting the LNG Investment Conference in Vancouver (Details), dedicated to finding the capital gains in BC’s billion dollar LNG build out.
Keith’s event will be a rare opportunity to get face time with leading oil and gas executives, and learn from some of the sector’s best investors. Tickets are also $50.
Additionally, Keith’s newsletter is an great place to start learning about oil and gas investments.
Youth Education Farms (YEF) is a Canadian registered charity that builds agricultural businesses in rural Swaziland for the benefit of orphans in that country; Swaziland is the most AIDS-stricken nation in the world per capita.
YEF founders Riley (second from left) and Brandon (second from right) Mari.
Event tickets can be purchased online for just $125. The venue and crowd are amazing, as are the drinks, food and live music that come with your ticket. So please bring your check book for the live auction!
If you can’t make it, please make a donation to YEF anyway. You will be mailed a tax receipt.
The annual Vancouver Resource Investment Conference goes Sunday and Monday at Vancouver Convention Centre West. If you’re prospecting for investment ideas and kicking tires on potential stock picks, read the Vancouver Sun article I wrote about the Cambridge show a year ago. The piece is dated but not much has changed (except for a little tech stock role reversal with Apple’s recent fall from grace and Research in Motion showing signs of life):
Junior miners: Worth the investment?
BY JAMES KWANTES, VANCOUVER SUN FEBRUARY 3, 2012
The replica bull on the floor at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference last week symbolized the type of market that suffering resource investors hope is about to break out. The imposing animal’s lack of motion was also apt – the TSX Venture Exchange has plummeted almost 30 per cent in the last year and a staggering 50 per cent from highs reached in March 2007. WoM update: The Venture dropped another 20% in 2012.
I plan to visit the Cambridge House show on Monday morning and drop by the booths of a few companies whose stock I own and a few others that I’m watching for possible investment. I’ll write about it here at World of Mining and may do some live-tweeting as well @jameskwantes.
Due to other commitments, I’m going to miss Sunday, which is a shame as the marquee event of the conference takes place Sunday at 2 p.m. in Speaker Hall West. That’s where Pilot Gold chairman Mark O’Dea is hosting a panel discussion with Sandstorm Gold CEO Nolan Watson and Sabina Gold and Silver CEO Rob Pease, called Building Value: Tomorrow’s Trends from Today’s Trailblazers. (For those able to be in two places at once, Rick Rule is in Speaker Hall East at 2 p.m.) Continue reading →
At most events, you can predict precisely what’s going to be said, and by whom. …
The first law of screenwriting is that the hero of a great movie is transformed during the arc of the story. That’s the goal of a great conference, as well. But it’s difficult indeed, because there are so many heroes, all thinking they have too much to lose.