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As Europe's largest mining investment forum, you will hear from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment, and finance with more than 250 speakers providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights in tackling the big challenges facing the industry.

Throughout the three-day conference programme, you’ll also hear project updates from more than 100 mining companies, enabling investors to understand management’s vision for the business, the level of financing required, the upsides as well as the risks involved with the project, along with some of the most compelling reasons to invest.

Ignacio de Calonje

SpeakerIgnacio de Calonje

Chief investment Officer


Ignacio is based in London, where he leads a team responsible for managing some of IFC’s key European-based clients. 

Prior to his current posting, Ignacio was based with IFC in Istanbul, Cairo and Washington DC. During his 15 years at the institution, Ignacio has led numerous equity, mezzanine and debt investments in the energy and mining space in emerging markets, including Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, India, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Before joining IFC, from 1997 to 2002 Ignacio worked for Lehman Brothers’ investment banking division, in both London and Madrid advising Spanish and UK corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions and debt capital market transactions.

Ignacio has a BSc in Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and a Masters from Columbia University (New York).

Ignacio de Calonje