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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.

John Ciganek

SpeakerJohn Ciganek


Vanadium Resources

Mr John Ciganek brings a wealth of mining, project funding, development and operational expertise to VR8. He is a qualified Mining Engineer, holds a Master of Business Administration and has more than 30 years of mining and finance experience. 

Mr Ciganek’s experience spans working in open pit and underground mining operations, project development, project finance (both on the banking and client side), offtake agreements, M&A and equity capital markets. Through his career to date, Mr Ciganek has been involved with successfully raising debt and equity funding in excess of ~A$5 Bn for various clients. Mr Ciganek’s previous roles are Principal and Director of Euclase Capital, Executive Director of BurnVoir Corporate Finance, Senior Banks Engineer and Risk Executive at Commonwealth Bank, Senior Mining Engineer at Hargraves Resources, Senior Mining Engineer at Reynolds Yilgarn Gold and Senior Mining Engineer at Comalco / Rio Tinto (previously CRA). 

John Ciganek