FEM 2017 technical programme

11th Fennoscandian Exploration and Mining was organized on 31 October – 2 November 2017 in Levi, Lapland, Finland.

Main topics

  • Exploration: never ending story
  • Current mine development projects
  • Success stories applied to new exploration and mining technologies
  • Matching skills
Tuesday 31 October
Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
Mika Riipi, County Governor of Lapland, Regional Council of Lapland
17:00-17:10(PDF) Welcoming Words
Mika Riipi, County Governor of Lapland, Regional Council of Lapland
17:10-17:30(PDF) Opening Address
Tero Vauraste, Chair of the Arctic Economic Council & CEO, Arctia Ltd
17:30-17:40(PDF) Main Sponsor’s Address
Jani Lösönen, Vice-President, Europe, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited
17:40-18:10(PDF) Keynote: Responsible exploration in the Arctic: What northern Europe and Canada can learn from each other
Glenn Mullan, President, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
18:10-18:40(PDF) Keynote: Long-term trends in global exploration – are we finding enough metal?
Richard Schodde, Managing Director, MinEx Consulting & Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia
18:40-19:00(PDF) Regional development challenges and policy responses for mining cities and regions: a view from the OECD
Dr. Chris McDonald, Policy Analyst, OECD Regional Development Policy Division
19:00-19:20Fennoscandian Mining Award
19:20-19:30Agnico Eagle Award
19:30-22:00Ice-breaker Party and Trade Show Opening
Trade Show areas A, B & C
Wednesday 1 November
07:45-08:50Mining & Financing -breakfast with Borenius Attorneys Ltd, Nasdaq Nordic and FEM
Restaurant Panorama, by invitation only
Mika Nykänen, Director General, Geological Survey of Finland
Jukka Jokela, Sakatti Project Manager, Anglo American
09:00-09:30(PDF) Keynote: 100 years of success in Finnish exploration and mining
Heikki Papunen, Emeritus Professor of Economic Geology, University of Turku
09:30-09:50(PDF) Keliber – lithium mining for fast growing markets
Prof. Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy
09:50-10:10(PDF) Mine automation in Boliden
Staffan Sandström, Director of Technology, Boliden Mines
10:10-10:30(PDF) The Aamurusko gold prospect, Central Lapland greenstone belt, northern Finland
Mike Basha, President & CEO, Aurion Resources Ltd
10:30-11:00Coffee/Tea, Trade Show areas A, B & C
Elisabeth Gammelsæter, Secretary General, Norsk Bergindustri/Norwegian Mineral Industry
Riikka Aaltonen, Senior Adviser, Mineral Policy, Enterprise and Innovation Department, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
11:00-11:30(PDF) Keynote: Future mining technologies
André van Wageningen, Manager Technology & Development, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
11:30-11:50(PDF) Ambassador’s Address: Current Arctic development projects in mining and CETA
Andrée N. Cooligan, Ambassador to Finland, Embassy of Canada to Finland
11:50-12:10(PDF) Endomines – Exploring the true potential of the Karelian gold line
Saila Miettinen-Lähde, CEO, Endomines AB
12:10-12:30(PDF) EIT RawMaterials – Driving research and innovation in the European raw materials sector
Dr. Karen Hanghøj, CEO & Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
12:30-14:00Lunch, Hotel Levi Panorama
12:30-14:00Student – Industry Networking Luncheon
Hotel Levi Panorama, by invitation only
Päivi Rantakoski, Director, Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency/Tukes 
Dr. Vesa Nykänen, Research Professor, Geological Survey of Finland
14:00-14:30Keynote: Spectral sensing technologies applied to mineral exploration & production problems
Prof. Carlos Souza Filho, University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
14:30-14:50(PDF) Application of advanced photogrammetry in mineral exploration
Dr. Pierpaolo Guarnieri, Senior Researcher, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
14:50-15:10(PDF) Cross-disciplinary mineral, rock & material research with applications to exploration & mining
Alan R. Butcher, Research Professor in Geomaterials & Applied Mineralogy, Geological Survey of Finland
15:10-15:30(PDF) The circle of exploration and royalties
Roland Butler, Advisor, Altius Minerals Corporation
15:30-16:00Coffee/Tea, Trade Show areas A, B & C
Henrik Grind, Manager, Boliden
Jan Sverre Sandstad, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway
16:00-16:20(PDF) Exploration for gold in Iceland
Hjalti Franzson, Chief Geologist, Iceland Geosurvey
16:20-16:40Diversity of hydrothermal activity and mineral deposits in the Norwegian-Greenland Sea
Prof. Rolf Birger Pedersen, Director – Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen
16:40-17:00(PDF) The Aappaluttoq mine – A world class ruby deposit on Greenland
Frode M. Nilsen, President, LNS Group
17:00-18:00Beverages & snacks, Trade Show areas A, B & C
18:00-19:15Canada 150 – Finland 100 Outdoor Jubilee Event with the Embassy of Canada to Finland, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., BRP Finland Oy,Shaman Spirits Oy Ltd and FEM
Tunturijärvi lake stage at Levi village near Zero Point and gondola lift station
19:30 –Fennoscandian Mining Night
Restaurant World, Levi Hotel Spa
Thursday 2 November
Noora Ahola, Director Environment, Mawson Oy
Dr. Juhani Ojala,Head of Unit, Mineral Resources, Geological Survey of Finland
09:30-10:00(PDF) Keynote: Man, machine and data: A mineral exploration perspective
Prof. Eun-Jung Holden, University of Western Australia
10:00-10:20(PDF) Nussir copper mine – Preparing for start-up
Øystein Rushfeldt, CEO, Nussir ASA
10:20-10:40(PDF) Bluejay Mining Plc – A production funded exploration strategy
Urpo Kuronen, COO, FinnAust Mining Finland Oy (Finland)
10:40-11:00(PDF) The role of junior explorers in creating and sustaining a strong mining ecosystem
Dr. Mark Bennett, Managing Director & CEO, S2 Resources Ltd
11:00-12:30Lunch, Hotel Levi Panorama
Tarmo Tuominen, Deputy CEO, Nordkalk Corporation
Prof. Pär Weihed, Vice Rector Mining, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
12:30-13:00(PDF) Keynote: Sakatti 2017
Jukka Jokela, Sakatti Project Manager, Anglo American
13:00-13:20(PDF) Effective use of geological data to improve concentrate quality at Siilinjärvi apatite mine
Pasi Heino, Chief Mine Geologist, Yara International ASA , Yara Suomi Oy
13:20-13:40(PDF) LKAB, towards sustainable mining and new exploration guide from Svemin
Monika Sammelin, Section Manager Geology, Exploration Department, LKAB
13:40-14:00(PDF) A New gold province for Finland: Persistence and technical success at Rompas-Rajapalot
Dr. Nick Cook, President, Mawson Resources Ltd
14:00-14:20(PDF) Engebø rutile and garnet project
Ivar Sund Fossum, CEO, Nordic Mining ASA
14:20-14:50Coffee/Tea, Trade Show areas A, B & C
Arto Suokas, Mine Manager, Sotkamo Silver Oy
Dr. Sabina Strmic Palinkas, Associate Professor, Arctic University of Norway – University of Tromsø
14:50-15:10(PDF) Berkut Minerals – Cobalt exploration in Norway and Sweden
Neil Inwood, Managing Director, Berkut Minerals Limited
15:10-15:30(PDF) The Fen carbonatite complex, Norway – An important future REE, Th and Nb resource?
Sven Dahlgren, Geological Advisor, Buskerud Telemark Vestfold County Councils
15:30-15:50(PDF) The exploration of mineral resources in the Sámi areas of the Nordic countries
Aimo Guttorm, Lawyer, Law office Aimo Guttorm
15:50-16:10(PDF) Guidance for the application of the UNFC for mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden
Erika Ingvald, Head of Division, Mineral information and Mining Industry, Geological Survey of Sweden
16:10-Conference Closing
Friday 3 November – Post Conference Excursions
07:45-16:15Kittilä Mine, Agnico Eagle Finland Oy
07:45-17:15Boliden Kevitsa Mine


Canada 150 – Finland 100 Outdoor Jubilee Event

Date: Wednesday 1 November 2017 at 18:00 – 19:15
Venue: Tunturijärvi lake area at Levi village near Zero Point and gondola lift station

Programme in print form (PDF)

This event was hosted by the Embassy of Canada to Finland, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, BRP Finland Oy, Shaman Spirits Oy Ltd and FEM.






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