Dinner with Robert Friedland

06 Oct 2011

Robert M. Friedland

Global Resources Leadership, Chief Executive Officer,
Ivanhoe Mines

Well-known international financier Robert Friedland is in the vanguard of leaders in the global mining and energy sectors who have pioneered business links throughout Asia and the Asia Pacific region during the past 20 years.

Date - 06 Oct 2011 (Thursday)
Time - 7:00pm Cocktail; 8:00pm Dinner
Venue - JW Marriott Ballroom, Salon 5 & 6, Level 3
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Price - HK$1,500.00
Dress code - Business Attire


Speaker Profile

He is Chief Executive Officer of Ivanhoe Mines, which he founded in 1994, launched through a highly successful initial public offering in 1996 and then served as Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors, and later as Executive Chairman, for 15 years.

Today, Ivanhoe Mines is a Canadian public company whose shares trade on the New York, NASDAQ and Toronto exchanges. The company’s core asset is its 66% ownership of the Oyu Tolgoi Project now under construction in southern Mongolia and scheduled to begin commercial production of copper, gold and silver from the first phase of development in 2013. A 12-kilometre-long (7.5-mile) chain of deposits discovered by Ivanhoe Mines during the past decade already has independently verified resources to eventually establish Oyu Tolgoi as one of the world’s top three copper-gold producers. International miner Rio Tinto presently owns 46.5% of Ivanhoe Mines.

Mr. Friedland was named one of Canada’s ‘Super Seven Dynamos,’ who have track records of turning junior companies into major success stories, by The Northern Miner publishing group of Canada in 2009. The publishing group also named Mr. Friedland the “2006 Mining Person of the Year” for his success in negotiating a strategic partnership with Rio Tinto to develop Ivanhoe Mines’ Oyu Tolgoi Project in Mongolia. The Northern Miner said the 2006 partnership was “a defining moment in one of the world’s biggest mineral-development success stories of the past decade.” It described Mr. Friedland as “a dynamic force for a quarter-century in the minerals industry through a host of private and public-company vehicles.”