Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)
Denver Gold Forum 2017
September 25, 2017 10:20 AM ET
Kelvin Dushnisky – President
Richard Hatch – RBC
Unidentified Company Representative
Thank you. Can you hear me? Yes, good. Well, it’s September. There is chill in the air and the gold — my gold friends are gathering in Colorado, so it’s got to be the Denver Gold Forum. Welcome everybody. Thank you for attending. We have a real great line up this morning in the first half of the morning. We’ve got Barrick speaking just now, the biggest gold producer in the sector, and that’s followed by three up and coming Australian producers, Northern Star, OceanaGold and Evolution Mining, and we then have Peru’s largest gold producer Buenaventura and they have this amazing track record of replacing the growing reserves for 60 years which is something in this industry today I think everybody would find quite attractive.
Anyway, perhaps we can get going with Kelvin, if you are around. Kelvin Dushnisky is President of Barrick Gold and Barrick is the world’s — the largest gold producer. It’s a market favorite for its liquidity. And Kelvin, do you want to come and speak? I think you are right on time. Welcome.
I wasn’t hiding, waiting for you to something nice about me John. I’d be waiting a long time I know. Well first of all good morning everybody. Thank you very much for being here. John, thank you for the introduction. And thank you to the Denver Gold Forum in particular; we are grateful for you accommodating our schedule. We were originally to speak tomorrow morning but only will be here for the day so we are grateful that you were able to give us a little flexibility.
Before we begin, I need to point out the fact that I will be making forward-looking statements during the course of my remarks. Last year I spoke about our focus on optimizing our operations and on our high-quality assets in the Americas, our core assets in the Americas….