2018 Annual SME Conference & Expo

25 - 28 February 2018

ERM is presenting and exhibiting at the SME Conference & Expo on Feb 25-28, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.

The 2018 SME Annual Conference & Expo provides a forum for mining professionals from across the world to share innovative ideas, best practices and cutting-edge research through over 120 technical sessions and an expansive marketplace of more than 550 exhibiting companies.

This mining sector is a quickly changing landscape, and this event provides the opportunity to hear from leaders and innovators in mining who have been able to quickly and efficiently deploy resources when and where they are needed, allowing them to overcome the complacency that can appear during periods of uncertainty.

Learn more about the SME Conference & Expo

ERM at the Conference

Visit us at booth 1033 in the main trade show throughout the event, and listen to ERM Partner Tom Perchiazzi present at the following panel:

Capital Project Management at Operating Mines - ESG Matters in Mining
Monday, February 26th at 2:00 pm

Historically, the return on capital for mining projects has been calculated on specific, measureable line items related to commodity value and its associated economics. As the mining industry begins to show signs of improvement, what drives the flow of capital in today’s new normal is broadening.

As a result, environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations are becoming more material in the context of project investments and M&A deals. Companies that are able to address these issues throughout the mining lifecycle are more likely to gain funding and avoid potential project delays through proactive risk and stakeholder management.

This session will analyze what ESG factors investors should take into account, and how they may differ across the spectrum of mining clients (from Juniors to Majors). It will also show how an understanding of your ESG risks can be mapped out to help mitigate risks through a project’s lifecycle. (Room 101E)

ERM’s Speakers

Tom Perchiazzi, Principal Consultant, ERM
Tom Perchiazzi is a Partner in ERM’s M&A Transaction Services and has over 20 years' experience in corporate development in mining, chemical and downstream oil & gas sectors. He has extensive experience leading transactions, due diligence assessments and development and implementation of integration plans that manage risks and deliver value for clients. Tom brings an international perspective from living overseas and working with clients from all regions.  


Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, MN

ERM at the Conference

ERM will be exhibiting at booth 1033 throughout the event.

Tom PerchiazziERM Partner, will present at the panel Capital Project Management at Operating Mines - ESG Matters in Mining on Monday, February 26th at 2:00 pm.

Joe Driscoll, ERM Partner and Account Director for Barrick and Freeport McMoRan, is a member of the SME Structure and Governance Committee and serves on the SME Foundation Board. 

Kylie Ashenbrenner, ERM Principal Consultant, is assisting in the coordination of SME’s Women in Mining breakfast and will serve as a presentation judge for the session Creating Shared Value in the Mining Sector Environmental Benefits of Dialogue