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Digital Event

Mon 16 Nov 09:30 to 10:45

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Moderator:

Adam Matthews
Chief Responsible Investment Officer l Church of England Pensions Board, Chair l Transition Pathway Initiative, UK

Speakers:

David Bleiker
Vice President Mining Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Wood, Canada
Marta Dec
Senior Analyst l Base Metals, CRU Group, UK

Presentation title

Opening keynote: The next smart move: COVID-19 recovery plan to stimulate investment into mining exploration in Africa

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Looking at the next decade and even closer, the next 12 months, the global mining industry is facing a significant change in the way their business model operate. After questioning the resiliency of the mining sector for the last 8 months, the need to operate under a “new normal” will be vital as the pandemic brought extraordinary constraints and challenges.
The current pandemic has with no doubt, exposed some weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the supply value chain and will force miners to anticipate and mitigate price volatility and downturns in the future to encourage investors decision-making.
 

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Mon 16 Nov 11:00 to 12:00

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Speakers:

William Witham
CEO, Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group, Australia
Tom Attenborough
Head of International Business Development, Primary Markets, LSEG, UK
Päivi Kinnunen
Research Team Leader, Metals and Materials Recovery, VTT, Finland

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Spotlight #1 - The Africa/Australia mining connection: what do investors have in mind?

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Get insights from key investment role players in Australia who will unpack the investment climate across African markets, contextualised with the challenges and opportunities existing in emerging territories.
Dive into the do’s and don’ts of doing business in Africa from an Australian perspective:
  • How to get and maintain a license
  • Investment opportunities – what you need to know and must consider
  • Find a good local partner
  • Structure your business
  • Understand the market and territories you are working in

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Mon 16 Nov 13:00 to 14:00

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Moderator:

Alfonso Tejerina
Director, Global Business Reports, Spain

Speakers:

Brian Menell
CEO, TechMet, UK

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Spotlight #2: Beyond gold: West Africa’s potential to feed the emerging battery metals market

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COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused a massive spike in the gold sector – which has favoured the West African region well – it is home to vast gold resources across all key countries. But when considering the mining investment potential in West Africa – one must consider the mineralization wealth that extends beyond gold.
The discussion will evaluate West Africa’s mineral potential outside of gold and look at some of the strategic junior mining companies looking to develop their names and new projects in the battery metals market.
 

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Tue 17 Nov 09:00 to 10:00

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Speakers:

Andrew Skipper
Head of Africa Practice, Hogan Lovells, UK
Sherif Andrawes
Head of Global Natural Resources, BDO Global, Australia
MacLean Raissa Tuyisenge
Corporate Affairs & ESG Manager, Luma Holding, Rwanda

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Spotlight #3 - "Made in Africa": building a solid beneficiation industry to deliver better return on investment

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  • How to build a downstream processing industry that will support  industry growth, return on investment while also stimulating local economies?
  • What should be done to bridge the gap between ensuring financial sustainability between in-country beneficiation and export markets?
  • Looking at potential beneficiation hubs in Sub Saharan Africa. To what extent can we expect processing of technology metals to be done in developing countries?
  • Hear key updates on existing projects, insights from end users and standards to insure a sustainable regional processing model.

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Tue 17 Nov 11:00 to 12:00

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Moderator:

Laura Cornish
Editor in Chief, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

Speakers:

Jasmine Abrahams
Group Manager Sustainability, Ivanhoe Mines, South Africa 
Prof. Radaslaw Miskiewicz
CEO, Luma Holding Ltd, Poland
Rohitesh Dhawan
CEO, International Council on Mining and Metals, UK

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Spotlight #4: Managing ESG Compliance and Investor Expectations



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Developing a financially profitable project is no longer the only key aspect investors are considering to fund new projects. Mining companies’ ability to comply with environmental, social and governance components is today an equal investment consideration.
 
With three critical components that must all be considered, gain insight into finding innovative solutions that jointly deliver compliance as a cohesive whole and not individual parts.

 

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Tue 17 Nov 13:00 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Miranda Werstiuk
Director Corporate Development, OCIM Precious Metals SA, Canada
Kwasi Ampofo
Metals Analyst, BIoombergNEF, UK

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Spotlight #5 - Reshaping energy capital flows to drive positive investment into mining  

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Energy and mining are intrinsically linked to guarantee the performance of mining operations, assisting in mitigating large operating costs and contributing to the sustainability of business operations, as well as creating a greater social impact on the communities around which mining companies operate.
This session will dive into the appetite of mining companies for alternative sources of energy, and how to support them in mitigating risk attached to their project. Because there is no such thing as one size fits all, there is a need to understand and find the right “fit” for each mining company.

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Wed 18 Nov 09:00 to 10:00

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Moderator:

Laura Cornish
Editor in Chief, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

Speakers:

Kevin Van Vouw
CEO, Central Copper Resources Ltd, UK
Grant Cornish-Bowden
ESG & Business Director, EBS Advisory, South Africa

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Spotlight#6: How do you prepare for tomorrow’s mine today?



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Going digital today: Incorporating digitalization and artificial intelligence has become THE new aspiration for miners, but steps are needed now to ensure an effective adoption of new technologies as they become commercially available in the industry.
Insights on the next 12-months post COVID-19: what will investors be focusing on and what will their expectations be?  
Discussions are on the next decade’s investment strategies, supply and demand dynamics and the positioning of strategic minerals.

 

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Wed 18 Nov 11:00 to 12:00

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Moderator:

Laura Cornish
Editor in Chief, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

Speakers:

Melba Wasunna
External Affairs Manager, Base Titanium Limited, Kenya
Peter Major
Director: Mining, Mergence Corporate Solutions, South Africa

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Spotlight#7: Raising lucrative capital for juniors in Africa

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“There has been a massive shift over the past decade in how mining companies secure funding to develop their projects. This is no surprise given that capital has become increasingly difficult to come by, especially for publicly-listed junior mining companies looking to raise money on the stock markets, despite having a good project in the bag,”
- Laura Cornish, Editor in Chief, Mining Review

Get a full picture of what it takes to do business in Africa for an exploration company and understand where each piece of the puzzle fits before making an investment.

 

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Wed 18 Nov 13:00 to 14:30

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Speakers:

Jack Cunningham
Group Sustainability, Policy & Risk Director, Gemfields Group, UK
Kirill Kirilenko
Senior Analyst l Gold, CRU Group, UK
Tom Revy
CEO, Black Earth Minerals, Australia
Ivan Twagirashema
COO, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board, Rwanda

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Spotlight#8: End-to-end mineral tracking: deploying blockchain and traceability systems


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More and more corporate leaders are looking for ways to evaluate supply chains through an ethical lens. Blockchain due to its characteristics is increasingly used as a tool to increase transparency, provide provenance data and establish end-to-end traceability.
This session will look at the use of new technologies in minerals tracking.

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Thu 19 Nov 09:00 to 10:30

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Speakers:

David Bleiker
Vice President Mining Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Wood, Canada

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Ministerial Forum

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Thu 19 Nov 11:00 to 12:00

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Women in mining

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Thu 19 Nov 13:00 to 14:00

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Moderator:

Laura Cornish
Editor in Chief, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

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Spotlight #9: Get up to speed with the DRC mining code - Brought to you by DRC Mining Week

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Mining Code update: Now in its third year, the DRC’s revised Mining Code continues to evolve and take shape. Connect in this session to understand the latest adaption of the code and how it is going to affect the industry moving forward from an investment perspective for junior and small-scale miners.
 

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Fri 20 Nov 10:30 to 11:45

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Speakers:

Namrata Thapar
Global Head, Mining, International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA
Amb. Yasir Ibrahim Ali Mohammed
Deputy Executive Secretary, International Conference on the Great Lakes region, Burundi
Carla Clamp
Director and Expert on Governance, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Sustainability, BDO, South Africa

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Spotlight #11: Attracting investment in the Great Lakes region in a post pandemic environment

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The Great Lakes countries are well endowed with natural resources and have one of the richest concentrations of precious minerals and metals on earth. However, the exploitation and trade of minerals are too frequently conducted illegally. In response to this, diverse regional and international efforts to break the link between smuggling and illicit exploitation of natural resources. This session will discuss the ways to set up more transparent management of natural resources and attract responsible investment for shared prosperity, durable peace and security in the Great Lakes region.

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