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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.

Jose Mario Castelo Branco

SpeakerJose Mario Castelo Branco

VP Exploration


Jose Mario Castelo Branco, EuroGeol, holds a Bsc in Geology from Porto University in Portugal and has the title of Eurogeologist granted by the European Federation of Geologists. He has over 31 years of industry experience, including 15 years in technical roles with BP Minerals/Rio Tinto, 9 years with Rio Narcea Gold Mines and 8 years with Lundin Mining.

He was na invited lecturer in the Geology department in the University of Braga, Portugal

He has extensive international experience in mineral exploration and development of base metal and precious metal projects along with critical metals. He has played a key role on the discovery of a number of deposits that are now operating mines or near production stage. He is one of the two managing partners of GGC since 2014 and is presently also Vice President Exploration of Goldplay Mining

Jose Mario Castelo Branco