Fireside Chat with Ross Beaty and Lukas Lundin, hosted by Gianni Kovacevic - November 3, 2015

Ross Beaty is a geologist and resource entrepreneur with over 41 years of experience in the international minerals and renewable energy industries. A graduate of the University of BC in geology and law and Imperial College in geology, Mr. Beaty is an internationally recognized leader in both non-renewable and renewable resource development. He has founded and divested a number of companies and remains founder and Chairman of Pan American Silver Corp., one of the world’s leading silver producers, and founder and Chairman of Alterra Power Corp., a mid-sized renewable energy company with solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power operations in BC, Ontario, Nevada, and Iceland. Mr. Beaty is also a well-known environmental philanthropist, primarily through The Sitka Foundation. He is a Director of the Nature Trust of BC, Director of The Pacific Salmon Foundation and patron of the Beaty Biodiversity Center at the University of BC.

Lukas Lundin is head of the Lundin Group of Companies, a leading force in the mining and oil and gas industries. A well-known and respected business leader and philanthropist, Mr. Lundin has enjoyed international success in the resource industry, spearheading numerous world-class discoveries and developments worldwide in both the mining and oil and gas sectors. The Lundin Group of Companies is composed of eleven publicly traded companies actively involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas, copper, cobalt, zinc, nickel, lead, gold, solar energy, uranium, and diamonds. Over the years, Mr. Lundin has been instrumental in the realization of extraordinary value for his shareholders through exploration and development success, takeovers and multi-billion dollar mergers. Mr. Lundin is based in Geneva, Switzerland. His busy lifestyle is complemented by an avid enthusiasm for extreme skiing and motorcycle treks across Africa and Central Asia.

Gianni Kovacevic is an investor, author, sought-after public speaker and the Executive Chairman of CopperBank. He has enlightened audiences around the world with his unique insights into wide ranging topics such as modern energy, the rise of the new spending class and how the environment and investment often go hand-in-hand. An avid proponent of realistic environmentalism, Kovacevic is frequently interviewed by the media with his unique way of applying the algebra way of thinking to solving global problems. His new book, My Electrician Drives a Porsche?, will be released across the United States and Canada in February 2016 by Greenleaf Publishing. Fluent in English, German, Italian, and Croatian, Kovacevic makes his home in Vancouver, Canada. Contacts: @RealisticEnviro;

Keynote Presentation by Ronald-Peter Stöferle - November 2, 2015

Ronald is a Managing Partner and Investment Manager of Incrementum AG. Together with Mark Valek, he manages a global macro fund which is based on the principles of the Austrian School of Economics. Previously, he worked seven years for Vienna-based Erste Group Bank where he began writing extensive reports on gold and oil. His benchmark reports called ‘In GOLD we TRUST’ drew international coverage on CNBC and Bloomberg, and in the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times. During his studies in business administration, economics and finance at the Vienna University of Economics and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he worked for Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) in the field of Fixed Income/Credit Investments. After graduation, he participated in various courses in Austrian Economics and obtained a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a Certified Financial Technician (CFTe) designation. Next to his work at Incrementum, he is a lecturing member of the Institute of Value-Based Economics and a lecturer at the Academy of the Vienna Stock Exchange.

Gold 2.0: Gold's Role in FinTech & The Future of Money - November 2, 2015

Roy Sebag is the founder and team leader of BitGold; he is also the Chief Executive Officer of GoldMoney Inc. Roy has been an active investor and portfolio manager for over a decade specializing in distressed, event-driven and natural resources investments. Throughout his career, he has correctly predicted important investment and economic themes before they materialized, resulting in risk-adjusted returns that significantly outperformed market indexes.

Josh Crumb is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of BitGold; he is also the Chief Strategy Officer of GoldMoney Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a background in early stage global businesses. Josh was previously the Senior Metals Strategist at Goldman Sachs in the Global Economics, Commodities and Strategies research division in London. He also held various positions within the Lundin group of companies, serivng as Director of Corporate Development and Special Projects Analyst for group chairman Lukas Lundin.

Stefan Wieler is a Vice President of GoldMoney Inc. Stefan previously worked for over 10 years at some the world’s top financial institutions, including a role as an Executive Director and senior commodity strategist at Goldman Sachs and Head of Research for NY-based commodities hedge fund BBL Commodities, which made a 51.3% return in 2014 and was winner of the “New Fund of the Year” at the Absolute Return Awards, ‎and as the head of commodity research (buy side) at Julius Baer in Zurich.