César Fernández
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César Fernández
Owner
CIMA Consultoría Ambiental
Fernandez explains the importance of having an interdisciplinary team that understands both the technical and legal side of environmental studies.
Matthew Gordon
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Matthew Gordon
Founder
CRUX Investor
Crux Founder Matthew Gordon explains how the information his service provides helps in making intelligent business decisions.
Armando Pérez
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Armando Pérez
Former Director General
Mining Development Trust Fund (FIFOMI)

Our primary role is to finance SMEs, who are exploring or already processing minerals. Many of these family-owned enterprises lack revenue so we can help them build up their liquidity and advise them on how to expand capacity. The majority of our loans range between US$5-10 million. We make sure that small miners comply with all the national and international standards when it comes to sustainability, taxation and information disclosure. FIFOMI is the only institution in Mexico to offer this kind of service to small and medium-sized miners. Our long-term goal is to encourage medium-sized mining companies in Mexico to obtain funds from the capital markets. We are already in discussions with the BMV to see how we can facilitate the entry of mining companies onto the stock exchange to raise capital - it is the most efficient form of achieving sustainable growth.

MMR asked leading public and private sector executives about how the community can provide the necessary support to this vital segment of the industry
During the last five years, the equity market in the mining industry was raising a small amount of money, which caused an increase in the prevalence…
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Ryan Matthiesen
Managing Director of Investment Banking
Haywood Securities
"Junior Mining companies are a priority for us because they have viable projects that are often ignored by the market in their early stages”
Javier Reyes
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Javier Reyes
Director General
Credipresto
Credipresto is a finance company that is diversified in its products and lines of credit with FIFOMI and Nafinsa.
GUSTAVO RODRÍGUEZ Operations Director Mexico and Central America of Sumitomo Drive Technologies
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Gustavo Rodríguez
Operations Director Mexico and Central America
Sumitomo Drive Technologies
Sumitomo’s products can be used in both underground and open pit mining as the engines are used for conveyors, cranes, and pumps
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