Conference Agenda

agenda subject to change without notice

September 18, 2022

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - VIP Reception (invitation required)

September 19, 2022

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10  am
Opening Remarks: William Sattlegger, Executive Director & Conference Chair, i2i VestCom

9:10 - 9:30 am
Welcoming Address: Honourable Jim Reiter, Minister of Energy, Government of Saskatchewan

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Guest Speaker: Kimberly Berman, Independent Consultant

Session 1: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: Doug Engdahl, President & CEO, Axiom Exploration Group

10:00 am - 10:20 am
Avalon Advanced Materials Inc. (TSX: AVL and OTCQB: AVLNF)
10:20 am - 10:40 am
Renforth Resources Inc. (CSE – RFR) (OTCQB– RFHRF) (FSE-9RR)
10:40 am - 10:55 am

10:55 am - 11:20 am - NETWORKING BREAK

11:20 am - 11:45 am - SRC Rare Earth Processing Facility: A Catalyst for an REE Hub in Saskatchewan

Guest Speaker: Erin Herman, Project Engineering and Operations Director, Rare Earth Element Division - Saskatchewan Research Council 
Rare earth elements (REE) are essential materials in constructing many modern technologies.  Governments worldwide have deemed REEs to be critical, strategic resources due to their economic and fundamental importance in modern life. Their unique properties underpin the current and future technology on which countries and society will operate. Evolution in the energy sector evidenced by a shift from conventional fossil fuels towards electric base sources combined with net-zero emission goals will double the demand for REEs by 2030.  Saskatchewan (Canada), which has plentiful REE deposits, comprehensive mining expertise and decades of experience developing and managing nuclear resources is well positioned to lead the development of the REE processing industry. The Government of Saskatchewan has funded the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) to construct a vertically integrated, fully commercial-scale Rare Earth Processing Facility. This facility will be a catalyst to stimulate the REE resource sector in Saskatchewan and across Canada. It begins to establish an REE processing hub in Saskatchewan; an industry model for future commercial REE initiatives and supply chain development from mine to magnets, from feed to future REE demands.

11:45 am - 12:05 noon - Geological Distribution of Electrical Metals: The Global Nature of the Business
Guest Speaker: Dr. Abani R. Samal, Principal, GeoGlobal LLC

Abstract: All the metals used in the production, storage, and transmission of electricity include copper, nickel, lithium, cobalt, and REEs. Additionally, iron ore and bauxite are needed for the infrastructure needed for the transmission of electricity. This presentation will highlight the non-uniform distribution of these commodities worldwide, which in turn provides an opportunity for all nations to work together for access to various metals through the development of the mining industry for various source minerals.

12:05 noon - 1:00 pm - NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm - Li Metal Batteries and EVs: Critical Minerals Focused
Guest Speaker: Dr. Venkataraman Thangadurai, Professor and Associate Head, Dept of Chemistry, University of Calgary

Abstract: Lithium, the lightest metal of the periodic table, has attracted much heavier attention because of its wide range of applications in Li-ion battery, non-linear optics, ceramics, high temperature lubricants, and drugs. Li demand increases day-by-day. The current demand of Li2CO3 (Li ore) is ~160,000 tons per year and is found in the South America, Australia and China. The Li ore supply chain is very crucial for the sustainability of the booming industries like portable electronics, electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage. In this talk, overview of status of Li ion battery technology will presented together with some examples of current research in Author’s group at the University of Calgary. Furthermore, role of other metals on energy storage technology will be discussed.  


Session 2: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: Matias Grum, Senior Portfolio Manager, Grum & Associates Wealth Management - Raymond James

1:20 pm - 1:40 pm
Rover Metals Corp. (TSXV: ROVR) (OTCQB: ROVMF) (FSE:4XO)
1:40 pm - 2:00 pm
1844 Resources Inc. (TSXV: EFF)
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm

Session 3: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: Sam Grier,  President & CEO, Stirling Merchant Capital
2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Aben Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: ABN) (OTCQB: ABNAF) (Frankfurt: E2L2)
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Kodiak Copper Corp. (TSX-V: KDK, OTCQB: KDKCF, Frankfurt: 5DD1)
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm: NETWORKING BREAK

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm - Xcite TDEM and Co-Collection of Magnetics, Radiometrics and LiDAR
Guest Speaker: Magdel Combrinck, Geophysical Processing Manager, NRG/Axiom Exploration

Session 4: Corporate Presentations
Moderator:  Cindy Gray
, CEO & Managing Director, 5 Quarters Investor Relations, Inc.

3:35 pm - 3:55 pm
Desert Mountain Energy Corp. (TSX.V: DME, U.S. OTC: DMEHF, Frankfurt: QM01)
3:55 pm - 4:15 pm
Callinex Mines Inc. (TSXV: CNX) (OTCQX: CLLXF)
4:15 pm - 4:35 pm
CopperCorp Resources Inc. (TSXV: CPER) (OTCQB: CPCPF)
4:35 - 4:50 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - NETWORKING RECEPTION

September 20, 2022

8:15 am - 8:45 am
Registration and Coffee

8:50 am - 9:00 am
Opening Remarks: William Sattlegger, Executive Director & Conference Chair, i2i VestCom
9:00 am - 9:10 am
Welcome Remarks: Mike Chick, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy and Government Relations
Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Mike's presentation will provide an inside look at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's top policy priorities, as they support Calgary business. Focused on how and what the Chamber advocates for, the presentation will cover a range of business priorities, including critical minerals.
9:10 am - 9:40 am
Guest Speaker: Pieter Du Plessis, Vice President, Technology - Axiom Group and Director, OMG Capital

Session 4: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: Matias Grum, Senior Portfolio Manager, Grum & Associates Wealth Management - Raymond James

9:40 am - 10:00 am
Helium Evolution Incorporated (TSXV:HEVI)
9:50 am - 10:10 am
Granite Creek Copper Ltd. (TSX.V: GCX | OTCQB: GCXXF)
10:20 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 10:50 am - Promoting Change Through Action
Guest Speaker: Jason Thompson, Owner, Superior Strategies & Warrior Supplies

Abstract: Canada and the world are in the midst of unprecedented change, so too are our Indigenous People's. The unconscionable truths being uncovered at the Residential Schools, Public and Private calls for more Social, Governance and Environmental Responsibility, as well as the courts upholding treaty land and resource entitlements for many of our Indigenous Communities has created an opportunity for some potentially positive change for all Indigenous People in Canada. Canada is poised for some great opportunities and economic Growth now and in the Future, and the Indigenous People of Canda are just as poised to be a part of this economic prosperity. The difference today from economic opportunities of the past, is we no longer want to be sitting in the backseat or worst eyt the trailer being towed behind this economic engine, we want to be in the driver seat.

10:50 am - 11:05 am - NETWORKING BREAK

Session 5: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: R. Bruce Fair, President, Mench Capital Corp.

11:05 am - 11:25 am
Murchison Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: MUR | OTCQB: MURMF)
11:25 am - 11:45 am
Searchlight Resources Inc. (TSXV:SCLT, US:CNYCF, FSE 2CC2)
11:45 am - 11:55 am

11:55 am - 12:15 pm
Guest Speaker: Peter Krauth, Newsletter writer (Maven) Author, The Great Silver Bull

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm - NETWORKING LUNCH

1:15 pm - 1:35 pm - Alberta’s Mineral Potential: Public Geoscience to Support Alberta’s Mineral Strategy
Guest Speaker: Kelsey MacCormack, Director, Geology and Resources, Alberta Geological Survey/Alberta Energy Regulator

Session 6: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: Matt Beck
, Senior Director Carbon Management and Sustainability, The Delphi Group
Board Member, Battery Metals Association of Canada (BMAC)

1:35 pm - 1:55 pm
Commander Resources Ltd. (TSX.V: CMD)
1:55 pm - 2:15 pm
Stellar AfricaGold Inc. (TSX-V: SPX)
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

2:30 pm - 2:50  pm
Guest Speaker: Matt Beck, Senior Director Carbon Management and Sustainability, The Delphi Group
Board Member, Battery Metals Association of Canada (BMAC)

Session 7: Corporate Presentations
Moderator: William Sattlegger
, Executive Director & Conference Chair, i2i VestCom

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm
OMNI Conversion Technologies (Private)

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm
20 Minutes that Change Everything – How Robotics and A.I. are Transforming Industry
Dennis Kambeitz, CEO, EZ Robot (Private)

Abstract: The coming decade will be defined by the largest workforce transition in the history of man.  Robotics and A.I. are transforming all industries, and companies that integrate these technologies will have a significant advantage.

Understanding this transition provides insight into shifting markets and new opportunities within the critical metals market, while also introducing the potential for technological enhancements of mining and refining processes as well as the optimization of operations.

In this session, EZ-Robot’s CEO, Dennis Kambeitz, will detail how these technologies will redefine the workplace, and discuss the benefits that upskilling your team can bring to your company.

3:30 pm - 3:40 pm
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
Guest Speaker: Cody Battershill, CEO, Canada Action Coalition

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Closing Remarks: William Sattlegger, Executive Director & Conference Chair, i2i VestCom