The Mining Association of British Columbia

The Mining Association of British Columbia

September 20, 2007 17:24 ET

The Mining Association of British Columbia: Senior Clinton Foundation Advisor Eric Nonacs Speaking at Vancouver Mining Conference

Inaugural Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals attracting internationally renowned speakers

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 20, 2007) - The Mining Association of British Columbia is pleased to announce that Eric S. Nonacs has been confirmed to speak at the Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver from September 30 to October 3, 2007.

Nonacs will be speaking on a leader's panel that includes Federal Minister of International Trade David Emerson, Lukas Lundin, Chairman of Lundin Mining Corporation, and Heherson T. Alvarez, Chair of the Philippine Mining Development Corporation.

Nonacs is the Managing Director for Global Affairs at Endeavour Financial, in Vancouver, Canada. He also serves as a Senior Advisor to the William J. Clinton Foundation. From June 2002 until August 2007, he was the Foreign Policy Advisor to President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

Prior to joining President Clinton's staff, Nonacs was the Executive Director of The Coexistence Initiative. Previously, Nonacs served as the U.S. Executive Director of Co-operation Ireland, and, from 1992 until 1995, he was the inaugural Director of The Project on Justice in Times of Transition.

During his career, Nonacs has developed and implemented a broad array of programs in areas including sustainable development, conflict resolution, peace-building, truth commissions, state security files, restorative justice, freedom of the press, and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and throughout Africa and East Central Europe.

He holds an AB from the University of Chicago, an MA from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals will bring together internationally renowned speakers, senior executives, government officials, leading academics, First Nations and senior NGOs involved in all facets of the Asia Pacific mining and minerals industry.

Among the 50 key speakers at the conference are: B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell; former Prime Minister Jean Chretien; Teck Cominco's Senior Vice-President of Environment and Corporate Affairs Doug Horswill; and James MacGregor, author of the best-selling book, One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China.

The Asia Pacific Forum on Mining and Minerals is hosted by the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), and supported by the Government of British Columbia and other key partners. More information on the conference is available at

The Mining Association of British Columbia speaks on behalf of mineral producers, the major component of a $10 billion industry in British Columbia. Mining remains B.C.'s second largest resource industry and continues to be an essential part of the B.C. economy. Visit

Contact Information

  • The Mining Association of British Columbia
    Byng Giraud
    Senior Director of Policy & Communications
    (604) 681-4321 ext. 110