Bradford Cooke
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Bradford Cooke
Bradford Cooke
CEO of Endeavour Silver
Endeavour is investing US$11 million at El Compas and US$90 million at Terronera over the next two years and US$48 million into its three operating…
Keith Neumeyer
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Keith Neumeyer
President and CEO
First Majestic Silver
First Majestic Silver focuses on silver production in Mexico and is aggressively pursuing the development of its existing mineral property assets.
Mitchell Krebs
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Mitchell Krebs
President and CEO
Coeur Mining
Coeur Mining is a diversified, growing precious metals producer with six mines in the Americas employing approximately 2,300 people.
Octavio Alvídrez
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Octavio Alvídrez
CEO
Fresnillo
Fresnillo is the world’s largest silver producer and Mexico’s largest gold producer.
Benny Ong
Insight
Benny Ong
Latin America Sales Manager, Industrial Technologies
NOV
Non-oil and gas markets present oil and gas companies with an attractive opportunity to diversify their portfolios, says Benny Ong, Latin America…
Miguel Gordaliza
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Miguel Gordaliza
General Manager of Vibrotech Engineering
Vibrotech Engineering
Vibrotech Engineering is a Spanish company whose core activity is the design and manufacture of vibrating machinery and installations for foundries…
rick-rule
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Rick Rule
President and CEO
Sprott US Holdings

Private funding is very difficult to access for exploration, and the best source of private capital for exploration is probably from high-net-worth career mining explorers or from mining operators that are looking to outsource exploration. Mexico is fortunate in that it has five or six private individuals who are themselves eager participants in the Mexican exploration industry. This is something even the Mexican industry does not understand about itself. The fact that national investors are eager to fund these projects gives foreign investors like ourselves some confidence.

Mexico Mining Review asked industry leaders about the often-heard complaint that there is limited funding available and asked for their solutions.
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Roundtable
Israel Gutiérrez
Israel Gutiérrez
CEO of the Mining Development Bank (FIFOMI)

Like any other country, we must show economic and fiscal discipline through a well-structured model that relies on infrastructure and security. This has been the main priority during the administration of President Peña Nieto and we are prioritizing the trade negotiations to make sure that all the treaties are accurate in reflecting the interests of our industries. We strive to broaden the number of companies we support and to provide them with the training and the additional services that we offer. This would help those that do not currently have enough access to fund their expansion projects. We are continuously working on our ability to support companies and to find ways to do this better. FIFOMI also helps finance projects related to Corporate Social Responsibility as when they are for a mining community located close to an active project, such as an infrastructure development.

Infrastructure is an industry of its own, but it also represents a huge area of opportunity for mining operations.
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Mexico's main Silver Mines 2019
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