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Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – Mining Special

Espace MicroCaps is glad to invite you to its thematic 5to7 cocktail about the mining sector, at the Bier Markt Montreal on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:00pm. Our events are the perfect occasion to improve your investing skills, discover new investment opportunities in the Canadian microcap space and network with likeminded investors.

The evening will start with an educational presentation from a guest speaker, Normand Champigny, a geological engineer by trade, CEO of a junior mining company and educational speaker for many years. He will offer a presentation entitled “What Investors Need to Know About the Mining Industry”, covering Quebec’s mining history, the life cycle of a mining project, the financing of companies and the issues and risk factors of investing in the sector. After his presentation, two companies from the industry, Albert Mining (TSX Venture: AIIM) and Nouveau Monde Graphite (TSX Venture: NOU), will present. Please note that all presentations will be in French.

Where: Bier Markt Montreal, 1221 René-Lévesque W, Montreal

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: 5$ / All of the ticket sales proceeds will be given to Prosper Canada, a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation.

The first 75 participants to register and to show up at the event before 5:30pm will receive a 10$ coupon for a free drink of their choice. No coupons will be given after 5:30pm. A poutine bar will be offered to all attendees and appetizers will be served during the cocktail as well.

To reserve your spot: Eventbrite – Espace MicroCaps 5to7 Cocktail – Mining Special

The presenting companies have been hand-picked based on the attractiveness of their business model, market opportunity and fundamentals.


Expert speaker: Normand Champigny, geological engineer and CEO of Sphinx Resources

Bio: Normand Champigny is a geological engineer. He has been involved in many facets of the mining industry, including engineering, project appraisal and project management. He has extensive experience in public and private companies both in Canada and abroad. Mr. Champigny is a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. Until recently, he was an Executive Committee Member of the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). He was Chairman of the Board of Minalliance, an organization raising awareness about the mining industry in Quebec and highlighting its positive contribution to Quebec’s social, economic and environmental development.

Mr. Champigny is a graduate of the École Polytechnique de Montréal (B.A.Sc.), the University of British Columbia (M.A.Sc.) and the Paris School of Mines (specialized diploma in geostatistics). He has been a speaker for a large number of audiences interested in the mining industry.


Albert Mining Inc. (TSX Venture : AIIM)

About: Albert Mining uses its proprietary Computer Aided Resources Detection System (“CARDS”) to help the company’s team as well as mineral exploration professionals identify areas with a high statistical probability of similarity to known areas of mineralization. Used in conjunction with modern Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Data Mining scanning techniques, CARDS reduces the number of exploration targets. In addition to taking advantage of data and identifying new targets, CARDS can work with Big Data. In the past, several exploration companies have validated targets generated by CARDS with surprisingly high efficiency. You know how the saying goes: “The best place to find a mine is next to a mine”. That’s exactly what Albert Mining is able to do with its 2D and 3D tools: find mines!

Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (TSX Venture : NOU)

About: Geologist and mining exploration expert Éric Desaulniers founded Nouveau Monde Graphite (NMG) in 2012. In 2015, thanks to the innovative use of 3D geodesic modelling technology, NMG discovered two major and high-quality graphite deposits on its Matawinie property, located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, 150 km north of Montreal. NMG then stepped out of its exploration phase to enter an era of development.

Having secured $13.7M in financing, NMG plans on operating, starting in the summer of 2018, a demonstration facility with a capacity to hold up to 1,000 tonnes of graphite concentrate flakes a year. All the while, NMG will finalize investments and start working on the development of an open-pit mine and the creation of a treatment facility capable of producing 52,000 tonnes of concentrate a year. Finally, NMG has begun planning the establishment of a large-scale graphite secondary transformation facility. This will cater to the ever-growing popularity and use of lithium-ion batteries and would be the only existing manufacture of its kind in North America.


We are very happy to organize a mining special for a second year in a row. In Quebec, the mining industry is ubiquitous and sometimes offers exceptional investment opportunities, as long as you know what you’re doing. That’s why we are very excited to have a guest speaker who will share practical tips and insights to better understand and take advantage of these opportunities, especially the two exceptional companies that will present. Again, to book a ticket, please click here.

We hope to see many of you on April 18!

Philippe and Mathieu



Espace MicroCaps is under contract with Rivemont Investments (“Rivemont”) to provide securities and strategy analysis for the Rivemont MicroCap Fund (the “Fund”). In other words, Espace MicroCaps acts as external expert/consultant for the Fund. In return for this expertise, Espace MicroCaps is remunerated by Rivemont.

Decisions as to whether or not to trade a security for the Fund are made exclusively by Rivemont.

For full disclosure and transparency, regarding the companies that will present at our 5to7 Cocktail – Mining Special or that were mentioned in this article, the Fund:

  • Holds no securities of Albert Mining (AIIM.V), Nouveau Monde Graphite (NOU.V) and Sphinx Resources (SFX.V). Although the Fund does not hold any securities of these companies as of today, the Fund may acquire these securities in the future.

The main objective of the 5to7 Cocktail events that we hold on a regular basis is to allow very small companies to present their products and services and to tell their story to a new investing public.

Each company that will present at the event will pay Espace MicroCaps an amount of $2,000 + taxes. This amount is used to cover the cost of drinks and hors d’oeuvres offered during the meeting and to compensate Espace MicroCaps for the efforts related to the organization of the meeting.

Company presentations are neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities and should not be considered legal, tax, financial or investment advice. Espace MicroCaps is not responsible for direct or indirect trading losses caused by the information presented by companies at the event. Everyone is advised to make their own analyzes and inquiries and to consult their own professional advisers with respect to legal, tax, accounting and other matters relating to the acquisition, holding or disposition of an investment.