BC Government’s Mineral Exploration & Mining Strategy - "Where We’re At Now and Where We’re Heading"

Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines will join present as  keynote for the first installment of the 2013/14 AME BC Speaker Series with an update on current issues in the mineral exploration and development industry including taxation, permitting and environmental assessment, Aboriginal engagement, and public geoscience. Q&A session to follow.

The AME BC Speaker Series is a networking lunch event held three times a year that provides invaluable opportunities for members to connect with industry leaders to gain first-hand accounts of current and upcoming issues in the mineral exploration and development sector. Non-members are welcome to attend.

The first installment of the 2013/2014 Speaker Series will take place in October 2013. For event information and registration please contact Fiona Matalon, Events Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Event Details:

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Location:  Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver, Versailles Ballroom

Address: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver

Click here to download the registration form.

Past Speakers Include:


  • Ned Goodman, President and CEO, Dundee Corporation. Bio.
  • Diane Francis (National Post) Bio and Photo Gallery.
  • Chief Clarence Louie (Osoyoos Indian Band) Bio and Photo Gallery.
  • Dr. Don Wright President, BCIT and Paul Henning of Rio Tinto
  • Vivian Krause (Vancouver-based writer and researcher)
  • Ross Beaty, Executive Chairman, Alterra Power Corp.
  • Robert Quartermain, President, CEO and Director, Pretivm Resources Inc.
  • Don Lindsay, President & Chief Executive Officer, Teck Resources Limited
  • Patricia Mohr; Vice-President, Economics and Commodity Market Specialist; The Scotiabank Group, Toronto
  • Geoff Plant, Partner, Heenan Blaikie
  • Geoffrey Burns, President and CEO, Pan American Silver Corp.
  • Wei Shao; Counsel, China Practice; Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP (Vancouver office)
  • Rick Van Nieuwenhuyse, President & CEO, NovaGold Resources Inc. / Don Lindsay, President & CEO, Teck Resources Limited (formerly Teck Cominco Limited) / Curtis Rattray, former Chairperson, Tahltan Central Council
  • Rex McLennan, former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, VANOC


  • Honourable George Abbott, BC Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation; and Gwaans (Beverley Clifton Percival), Member and Negotiator, Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs; and Chair, BC All Chiefs’ Task Force
  • National Chief Phil Fontaine, Assembly of First Nations
  • Honourable Randy Hawes, BC Minister of State for Mining; and the Honourable Pat Bell, BC Minister of Forests, Mines and Lands
  • Hon. Gordon Hogg, former Minister of State for Mining
  • Carole James, Leader of the Official Opposition, BC Legislative Assembly
  • Hon. Gary Lunn, former Minister of Natural Resources Canada
  • Hon. Carole Taylor, former BC Minister of Finance