FEM 2015 technical programme


10th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining was organized on 3 – 5 November 2015 in Levi, Lapland, Finland.


 Tuesday 3 November
ChairsStuart McCracken, Regional Head for Africa Europe Australasia, Anglo American
Ingmar Haga, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
17:00 – 17:15(PDF) Welcoming Words
Mika Riipi, County Governor, Regional Council of Lapland
17:15 – 17:45Main Sponsors’ Addresses
Stuart McCracken, Regional Head for Africa Europe Australasia, Anglo American
(Kittilä Mine Video – The Legacy) Ingmar Haga, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
17:45 – 18:20(PDF) Earning a License to Operate – with Examples from Canada and Abroad
Rod Thomas, President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
18:20 – 18:40(PDF)  Finnish Network for Sustainable Mining
Eero Yrjö-Koskinen, Secretary General
18:40 – 19:00Signing of the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) license by the Finnish Mining Association (FinnMin)
and the Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
19:00 – 19:15Fennoscandian Mining Award
19:15 – 19:30Agnico Eagle Award
19:30 – 22:00Ice-breaker Party and Trade Show Opening
Trade Show areas A, B & C
Wednesday 4 November
07:45 – 08:50Mining & Financing -breakfast with FEM, Borenius Attorneys Ltd and Nasdaq Nordic (by invitation only),
Restaurant Panorama, Hotel Levi Panorama
Mika Nykänen, Director General, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
Henrik Schiellerup, Team Leader – Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Norway (NGU)
09:00 – 09:20(PDF) EU Commission Address 
Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,
European Commission
09:20 – 09:50(no permission to publish the slides) Keynote: Agnico Eagle in the Canadian Artic
Guy Gosselin, Vice-President, Exploration, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited 
09:50 – 10:10(PDF) Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship Achievements, and an Overview of How Innovation Merges with Investment
in the Extractive Industries

Andrée Noëlle Cooligan, Ambassador to Finland, Canadian Embassy 
10:10 – 10:40(PDF) Keynote: The Circum-Arctic Mineral Resource Project
Ron Boyd, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway (NGU) 
10:40 – 11:10Coffee/Tea
Trade Show areas A, B & C
Ilkka Tuokko, Managing Director, Sotkamo Silver Oy
Tiina Rajala, Development Director, Council of Oulu Region
11:10 – 11:40(no permission to publish the slides) Keynote: Development of Permitting Process in Mining Industry
Hannele Pokka, Permanent Secretary, Finnish Ministry of the Environment 
11:40 – 12:00(PDF) Boliden Exploration – Priority Projects Focus Finland
Jonas Wiik, Exploration Director, Boliden Mines
12:00 – 12:20(PDF) Gold Mining Operations at Björkdal – Plans for the Future
Chris Gregory,Vice President, Operational Geology & Chief Shield Geologist, Mandalay Resources Corp
12:20 – 12:40(PDF) Exploration in Fennoscandia; the Role of the Target Generator
Dr. Eric Jensen, General Manager of Exploration, Eurasian Minerals Inc. 
12:40 – 14:00Lunch
Restaurant Panorama, Hotel Levi Panorama
12:40 – 14:00Student – Industry Networking Luncheon (by invitation only)
Gold Digger Bar, Hotel Levi Panorama
Henrik Grind, Manager International Exploration, Boliden Mines
Dr. Kimmo Pietikäinen, Regional Director, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
14:00 – 14:30(PDF) Keynote: Corporate Social Responsibility in Mining Industry
Froydis Cameron-Johansson, Head Safety, Sustainability, Compliance and Corporate Affairs – Anglo American Exploration 
14:30 – 14:50(no permission to publish the slides) Responsible Mining in the Arctic – a UK Perspective
Sarah Price, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Finland, British Embassy Helsinki
14:50 – 15:10(PDF) A Decade of Nordic Gold Production
Brett Smith, Executive Director, Dragon Mining Ltd
15:10 – 15:30(PDF) Ore Potential of the Kola Peninsula: State of Today and Prospects
Prof. Dr. Yury L. Voytekhovsky, Director, Geological Institute of the Kola Science Centre RAS
15:30 – 16:00Coffee/Tea
Trade Show areas A, B & C
Olle Sjövall, Sales Director, North East Europe, Nordkalk Oy Ab
Prof. Pekka Nurmi,
Research Director, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) 
16:00 – 16:20(PDF) Keeping Communities on Top: Corporate Social Responsibility Down Under – Licenced to Drill
Gerald Thomson, Australian Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia 
16:20 – 16:40(PDF) Crowdsourcing in Exploration: Karelian Gold Rush 2015 – Endomines Exploration Challenge
Jyrki Bergström, Exploration Manager, Endomines Oy
Markus Ekberg, CEO, Endomines AB
16:40 – 17:00(PDF) Bunge – a Permit Process from History to Future
Håkan Pihl, Chief Geologist, Nordkalk Group
17:00 – 17:20(PDF) Development in Geometallurgy of Sotkamo Silver Mine
Ilkka Tuokko
, Managing Director, Sotkamo Silver Oy 
17:20 – 18:00Trade Show areas A, B & C
19:00 –Fennoscandian Mining Night
Restaurant World, Spa Hotel Levitunturi  
Thursday 5 November
Michael Hudson, President & CEO, Mawson Resources Ltd
Dr. Juhani Ojala, Division Manager, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
09:30 – 10:00(PDF) Keynote: Hyperspectral Drill Core Imaging: an Emerging Technology for the Digital Era
Dr. Phil Harris, Technical Director, TerraCore
10:00 – 10:20Mineral Potential of Greenland
Jonas Petersen, Geologist, Ministry of Mineral Resources
10:20 – 10:40(PDF) Nussir ASA – The Next New Metal Mine in the North
Øystein Rushfeldt, CEO, Nussir ASA
10:40 – 11:00(PDF) Exploration as a Business in 10 Years. A New Reality!
Dr Nick Cook, Vice-President Exploration, Mawson Resources Ltd
11:00 – 12:30Lunch
Restaurant Panorama, Hotel Levi Panorama
Teija Kankaanpää, Head of Siilinjärvi Mine, Yara Suomi Oy
Jukka Jokela, Project Manager, Anglo American
12:30 – 13:00(PDF) Keynote: Deep Exploration
Vesa Nykänen, Research Professor, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
13:00 – 13:20(PDF) The Importance of Grassroots Exploration Delivering the Next Generation Mines in Fennoscandia
Graham Brown, Director, Sakumpu Exploration Oy
13:20 – 13:40(PDF) Nordic Mining – Minerals for a Sustainable Future
Ivar S. Fossum, CEO, Nordic Mining ASA Norway
13:40 – 14:00(PDF) A Modern Concept of Small Scale Mining
Bengt Ljung, Managing Director, Botnia Exploration AB
14:00 – 14:20(PDF) Criteria for Generating Exploration Projects in Greenland
Dr. Stefan Bernstein, Exploration Director, Avannaa Resources Ltd
14:20 – 14:50Coffee/Tea
Trade Show areas A, B & C
Bengt Ljung, Managing Director, Botnia Exploration AB
Dr. Kaj Lax, Head of Department, Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU)
14:50 – 15:10(PDF) How can Mining and Exploration Companies Benefit from KIC?
Maria Magdalena Holmgren, Co-location Centre Manager, Baltic Sea CLC, EIT RawMaterials
Dr. Olli Salmi, Interim Co-location Centre Manager, Northern CLC, EIT RawMaterials
15:10 – 15:30(PDF) The Oulu Mining School: A New Approach to Educating the Next Generation of Geoscientists for the Mining Industry
Prof. Holger Paulick, Economic Geology, Oulu Mining School, University of Oulu, Finland 
15:30 – 15:50(PDF) STRIM – The Swedish Research and Innovation Programme for Mining Industry
Prof. Pär Weihed, Director CAMM, Vice Rector Mining, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden 
15:50 – 16:10(PDF) Tekes Green Mining Programme – Achievements of the Programme
Kari Keskinen, Programme Manager, Tekes
16:10Conference Closing 
Friday 6 November
Post-Conference Excursions
07:45 – 16:15Kittilä Mine
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
07:45 – 17:15Kevitsa Mine
First Quantum Minerals Ltd


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