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Digital Event

Mon 16 Nov 09:30 to 10:45

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Moderator:

Sheila Khama
Independent Consultant l Minerals, Oil and Gas policy advisor

Speakers:

Hon. Francis Gatare
CEO, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board, Rwanda
Jörgen Sandström
Head of Mining & Metals Industry, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
Hubert Danso
CEO and Chairman - Africa investor, South Africa
Emma Wade-Smith OBE
Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa UK Department for International Trade (DIT), United Kingdom

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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Moderator:

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

Speakers:

William Witham
CEO, Australia-Africa Minerals & Energy Group, Australia
Adam Edelman
Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Australia
Ben Gargett
Africa Practice Leader l CFO Advisory, PwC, Australia

Presentation title

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:

George Heppel
Senior Analyst l Cobalt, Lithium and Nickel, CRU, UK
Bernard Michael Aylward
CEO, Kodal Minerals, Australia
George Arhin
Partner and West Market Mining Leader, PwC, Ghana

Presentation title

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. Did you know the region has the potential to become one of the world’s largest lithium producers and exporters?
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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