KRO Conference Focus: Metals Investor Forum - Vancouver - September 6-7, 2019
The Metals Investor Forum is a two day conference featuring 20-30 companies invited by independent newsletter writers from their universe of covered companies. The speakers are independent in that their newsletters are funded by individual subscriber fees, not corporate sponsorships. Registration is free but capped at 800 and first opened to the subscribers of the newsletter speakers. The conference provides a free self-serve breakfast and lunch for delegates as well as cocktails at the end of each day. The format consists of sessions kicked off by a 20 minute talk by a newsletter speaker, followed by 10 minute presentations usually by companies invited by the speaker. After the session the speakers move to the "over-flow" room where a question and answer session takes place until the start of the next speaker session. The main speaker later interviews his/her companies in a private 10 minute video session. The 10 minute public speaking slot for the company is intended to give the company an opportunity to outline its story in a manner that hooks the audience's interest. The idea is that audience members will track down the company representative at their "booth" in the exhibitor hall or after the conference if they wish to discuss the company in greater detail. The interview, at least as John Kaiser conducts it, is designed to supplement the main presentation with questions an informed audience member might have wanted to ask. The presentations and interviews are video taped and posted on YouTube. KRO assembles them into a conference focus report so that it is easy to catch those talks missed during the conference and track the companies. Alternatively there is the MIF YouTube Videos site which provides access to all the videos, including those from prior or subsequent conferences. Only publicly listed companies that presented at MIF are featured in this conference center. Joe Mazumdar was also a headline speaker but his presentation is not available because the dog ate his powerpoint and he had to wing it without slides.
Metals Investor Forum - Vancouver - September 6-7, 2019 - Market Activity for March 20, 2023