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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.

Mark Kristoff

SpeakerMark Kristoff

Chief Executive Officer


  • 37 years of experience in the metals industry in a variety of positions from Logistics Manager to Trader of base metals, ferro alloys, specialty metals and rare earth elements
  • Founder & CEO of Traxys since 2005
  • Cornell University

Mark Kristoff has over 30 years’ experience in the metals business, starting in 1984 as a track manager with Continental Metals Corp. In 1986, employed by Considar Inc., he held positions as Vice President, where he managed the ferroalloys department, responsible for the development of agencies, North American sales and other marketing; elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1991, with responsibility for restructuring the company’s systems and operations; in 1992 became President and Chief Executive Officer with ultimate responsibility for the day-to- day operations of Considar, Inc. In July 1999, he also assumed the role of Managing Director of Considar Europe, responsible for the Considar group globally.

In 2003, he became President and Chief Operating Officer of Traxys (the merger of Considar and Sogem, marketing, distribution and trading group involved predominately in base metals in concentrates). In April 2005, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Traxys ores globally. In January 2006, with the Management buyout of Traxys, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Traxys.

Mr. Kristoff received his BA in economics from Cornell University in 1984 and attended Faireld College Preparatory School from 1977-1980.

Mark Kristoff

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