FEM 2023 Sponsors

Main sponsor’s welcome

Jani Lösönen, Managing Director, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy

It is a great pleasure for us to welcome you all to the 14th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining Conference to be held again at the beautiful Levi Ski Resort in Lapland, Finland.

After virtual event in 2021 we are very delighted to sponsor the face-to-face conference in Levi 2023.  FEM has become the most significant exploration and mining industry event in Europe during last years. It is a perfect place to hear the latest news in exploration and mining industry as well as meet your colleagues.

Looking forward to a great conference and wishing you all good time in Levi.

Jani Lösönen
Managing Director
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy


Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957. Its operating mines are located in Canada, Finland, Mexico and Australia. The company is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges.

The Kittilä mine is located in northern Finland, approximately 900 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. We invest in reducing the environmental impact of our operations and in the continuous improvement of environmental management, such as water treatment and energy efficiency. We constantly invest also in new technologies such as automation and electric mining machinery and equipment.

Platinum sponsors


Boliden is a metals company with a focus on sustainable development. Our roots are Nordic, our market global. Our core competence lies within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metal recycling. Boliden has around 6,000 employees and an annual turnover of SEK 70 billion. The share is listed in the Large Cap segment on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.

Boliden Kevitsa open pit mine is located 140 kilometers north of Rovaniemi in Sodankylä municipality. Kevitsa is a nickel – copper sulphide deposit with important gold, cobalt and platinum-group-metals by-product credits. In 2021, around 9.5 Mt of ore was mined and processed into nickel and copper concentrates. A target of 10 Mt milled ore was set for 2022. Metal production in 2021 was circa 13 000 tons of nickel and 29 000 tons of copper.


ABB is a technology leader in electrification and automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. The company’s solutions connect engineering know-how and software to optimize how things are manufactured, moved, powered and operated. Building on more than 130 years of excellence, ABB’s ~105,000 employees are committed to driving innovations that accelerate industrial transformation. www.abb.com

Gold sponsors



Nordic Nickel Limited is an ASX-listed nickel developer holding a district-scale landholding of highly prospective nickel sulphide tenements in the world-class Central Lapland Greenstone Belt (CLGB) of Finland. Nordic Nickel’s nickel sulphide exploration program is focussed on two key projects, the flagship Pulju Project and the Maaninkijoki 3 Project.

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Rupert Resources is a gold exploration and development company with an operating base in Sodankylä in Northern Finland and listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “RUP.” The Company is focused on making and advancing discoveries of scale and quality with high margin and low environmental impact potential. The Company’s principal focus is Ikkari, a 4Moz gold discovery in Northern Finland which was first drilled in 2020. In 2022 the company published a preliminary economic assessment for the project. The study envisaged average gold production of 200,000 to 220,000 oz gold per annum over 20 years for an initial capital cost of USD405million with an average life of mine all in sustaining cost of USD759/oz. The team continues to explore for new discoveries with 60,000m of drilling planned for calendar 2023.


Rio Tinto Exploration. We are finding better ways to provide the materials the world needs. We were founded 150 years ago this year in Spain. We work in 35 countries – in mines, smelters and refineries, as well as in sales offices, data centres, research and development labs and in exploration. 

Rio Tinto is committed to exploration and has a track record of discovery going back almost 70 years. Some of our operations, such as our bauxite mine in Weipa and our iron ore operations in the Pilbara started from Tier 1 greenfield discoveries where value is still being realised after more than 40 years of production. Our global exploration team is currently active in 18 countries looking for seven commodities. Find out more at www.riotinto.com


EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide. Its vision is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe. Its mission is to enable sustainable competitiveness of the European minerals, metals and materials sector along the value chain by driving innovation, education and entrepreneurship.

EIT RawMaterials unites more than 120 core and associate partners and 180+ project partners from leading industry, universities and research institutions from more than 20 EU countries. Partners of EIT RawMaterials are active across the entire raw materials value chain; from exploration, mining and mineral processing to substitution, recycling and circular economy. They collaborate on finding new, innovative solutions to secure the supplies and improve the raw materials sector in Europe.

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At Kingsrose we aim to discover critical mineral deposits to decarbonise the European energy system and to develop these resources as a force for good within local communities and the environment. Kingsrose is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:KRM) and is building a portfolio of high-quality nickel, copper and PGM exploration projects in the Nordic region. We are motivated to set a new standard in responsible minerals exploration. With a commitment to technical excellence, exemplary environmental stewardship and proactive stakeholder engagement.

Canada Pavilion sponsor

The Canadian Embassy's Trade Commissioner Service

The Canadian Embassy’s Trade Commissioner Service is a worldwide network of professionals in international business development, with preferred access to business knowledge and contacts, committed to advancing Canada’s interests.

We deliver services integral to helping clients make better business decisions in order to achieve their goals abroad. We strive to develop a trusted relationship with clients, being well-prepared to meet client needs and expectations, delivering quality and consistent service.

Silver sponsor

Aurion Resources

Aurion Resources Ltd. (Aurion) is a well-funded, Canadian exploration company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V: AU) and the OTCQX Best Market (OTCQX: AIRRF). Aurion’s strategy is to generate or acquire early-stage precious metals exploration opportunities and advance them through direct exploration by our experienced team or by business partnerships and joint venture arrangements. Aurion’s current focus is exploring on its Risti and Launi projects, as well as advancing its joint venture properties with B2Gold and Kinross in Finland.

Bronze sponsor


Oy Kati Ab is the first private company speacializing in exploration core drilling in Finland. We bring more value to customer with our long experience, skilled employees, standardized operations, which has been our key to success in various challenging projects. Our goal is to help our client to facilitate their project by delivering the best quality core sample, using our strengths, skills and special services. Our values and technical solutions have made us the pioneer in eco-friendly exploration drilling.

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