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Ian Hannam - Hannam & Partners:

"Valuable face-to face time with professional investors and industry advisers"

Who we are:

The Natural Resources Forum (The NRF), is an independent London-based think-tank covering industry and investment issues. The Forum plays a key thought-leadership role for the industry, bringing together senior representatives from investors, corporates, advisers and academia within the resources sector to discuss issues of relevance for the sustainable future growth.

Industry influencers

We welcome members who want to collaborate with their peers and drive their sector forward. Our invitation-only events attract high quality delegates, primarily of professional investors, board level executives, senior advisors, thought leaders and government. We are passionate about connecting the individuals who buy, build and bankroll successful projects in the mining & metals and oil & gas industries.

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What the industry says about us

“The forum enables people to come together in an informal off the record nature to share what they’re doing so investors can say this is an interesting new project in a new country”
Ian Hannam, Hannam & Partners


“The Forum was tremendously informative and I very much enjoyed it, whether it be industry insights from experts or learning about companies I didn’t necessarily know that much about. All the presentations without exception were very professional. The ultra-modern nature of the venue worked really well too, made it very dynamic, and the voting gave an interesting twist.”
Rouchel Emmanuelle, Perenco

“I genuinely enjoyed the conference and found it much more interesting than I had expected!”
David Trenchard, Highgate Capital Management

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and the team for putting on an excellent event yesterday. In a cluttered market you assembled an impressive panel of speakers and I particularly like the fact you restrict attendance to those relevant to the sector – this made the networking sessions far more valuable than other mass audience events. While I have known about the Natural Resources Forum for some time, this was my first time attending – I expect to get to many more now I know it is a good event. Please pass on my thanks to the team from all at Edison (both the mining and oil and gas teams).”
Ian McLelland, Edison

“The forum is a cut above some similar events in every respect.”
Steve McTiernan, Sandown Energy

“It’s like friends coming together in a small but very powerful club.”
Andrey Kruglykhin, Highgate Capital Management

“You get the right presenters, the right companies and you really get an in depth view of the companies that they represent.”
Michael Lynch-Bell, SID, KAZ Minerals

“The Forum events are first-class every time.”
Ken Hoffman, Bloomberg Intelligence


“An excellent, very professional event... It was a pleasure to be able to present.”
Peter Heintzelman, T5 Oil & Gas

“Thanks very much – a very professional conference with good digital follow-up.”
Steve Lowden, New Age (African Global Energy)

“Many thanks for your kind invitation to speak, and for the organisation and preparation that went into the event. I enjoyed the day and the interaction with the audience, and I must say that you had assembled a well-informed and influential audience for the event.”
Brian O’Cathain, Petroceltic

“Thank you to you and the team for the invite and for setting up such an interesting forum. I thought it was great. I am at your disposal should you be interested in having me speak again.”
Ollie Hawkins, Wellcome Trust

Breakfast events

“It was a pleasure to participate to what indeed was a very interesting and well led discussion. The setting and organisation was also outstanding.”
Yves Merer, Simorgh Energy

“As I said at the time I learned a lot.  Do please keep me on your list I’d be keen to come along to other events in the future.”
Jonathan Holyoak, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

“Thank you for inviting me and for a most useful discussion. It was a great group, skilfully moderated in a impressive setting.”
Dan Newcomb, Shearman & Sterling

“I wanted to thank you for this morning's roundtable which I thought was outstanding, as did my partners Dan and Barney.  All the speakers were excellent and the chairman did a fantastic job as host and in directing the conversation.  First class venue and organisation as well.”
Jerry Barras, Shearman & Sterling

“That was a breakfast I really enjoyed. Both Jonathan’s were very good.. and I thought the level of discussion was excellent.”
Maarten van Wesemael, Lloyds Bank

“I was very impressed by the quality of the discussion.”
John Lough, Gabara Strategies

“It was a pleasure to attend such a tightly organised event.”
Patrick Agar, Lambert Energy

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NRF Team