Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2016 report

with premier sponsors Toronto Stock Exchange
and Hebert Smith Freehills


Our 10th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday November 28, 2016, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, featured a keynote address by Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Office, Sibanye Gold Limited on "Adjusting the Trust Deficit to Make Africa Great Again". The program featured updates by senior mining executives on a diverse range of mining projects in the DRC, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mali, Niger and Zambia as well as topical presentations on the current state of mining in Africa; including financing trends in Africa, dealing with health challenges, UK government support for mining in Africa, political risk outlook for 2017, and mergers and acquisitions in African mining.

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP were our Premier Sponsors. The Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) and the Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG) were partners, along with African Business, BMI Research, DaMina Advisors, Mining Review Africa, Mining Weekly, Oxford Business Group and Women in Mining UK.

A special thanks to seminar co-chairs Stéphane Brabant, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris office) and Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange.

Download the program.

Click on the links below to download the presentations.

  • 0905 - African Mining: Setting the Stage - Stéphane Brabant, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris office)

  • 0920 - Keynote Address - Adjusting the Trust Deficit to Make Africa Great Again - Neal Froneman, Chief Executive Officer, Sibanye Gold Limited

  • 0940 - Banro: Building a Premier African Gold Mining Company - John Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Banro Corporation

  • 1000 - Mineral Regulatory Trends in Africa - Peter Leon, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Johannesburg office)

  • 1020 - Part of the Nuclear Energy Solution - Daniel Major - Chief Executive Officer, GoviEx Uranium Inc.

  • 1040 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 1100 - KEFI - Paving the Way in Ethiopia - a Top 10 Growth Country - Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, Kefi Minerals plc

  • 1120 - Taking Care in Tough Times - Dr. Albie de Frey, Director, iNHEMACO (International Health Management Consultants)

  • 1140 - Hybrid Renewable Power for Mines- Redavia Fast Track Solar - Manuel Duggal, Sales Director, Redavia GmbH

  • 1200 - Market Update and Financing Trends- Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining - Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

  • 1220 - Networking Lunch

  • 1310 - Department of Trade and Industry Africa Mining Campaigns: Supporting UK Business in Africa - Craig Sillars, Specialist, Mining and Infrastructure, Infrastructure Group, UK Department for International Trade

  • 1330 - Investing in Growth, Yielding Prosperity - Jed Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd.

  • 1350 - African Mining: Political Risk Outlook for 2017 - Barnaby Fletcher, Analyst, Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks

  • 1410 - Andiamo: Gold and Copper Exploration in Eritrea - Dr. Tim Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Andiamo Exploration Ltd.

  • 1430 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 1450 - M&A in the African Mining Sector - Rebecca Major, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris office) and Greg Mulley, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (London office)

  • 1510 - Building the Yanfolila Gold Mine - Robert Monro, Head of Business Development, Hummingbird Resources Plc

  • 1530 - Trends in African Mining Finance - David Halkyard, Director, Head of Mining & Metals Finance - EMEA, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

  • 1550 - Wrap Up - Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining - Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, Bruce Shapiro, President, MineAfrica Inc.


  • If you would like more information on presenting at, or sponsoring, our 11th Investing in African Mining seminar on Monday November 27, 2017 during Mines and Money email Wayne Floreani.


    UPCOMING SEMINARS AND COURSES
    Download the one page brochure for all of our upcoming seminars, panel discussions and courses taking place during PDAC this March in Toronto.

  • 7th Panel Discussion on Africa's mining industry with Webber Wentzel
    Sunday March 5, 2017, 08h30 - 10h30, Radisson Hotel Admiral Toronto - Harbourfront
    Join us for this lively and interactive panel discussion with leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel, senior industry executives and African Mining Ministers on the opening morning of PDAC.

  • Promote your company, African project, country or expertise at the biggest African mining event in North America - The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 18th Annual African Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 15th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 7, 2017 during PDAC.

  • We also have turn-key, shared booth space available in the PDAC Trade Show (March 5-8, 2017). We provide custom booth and graphic design and construction, all furnishings, delegate registrations, onsite personal introductions and networking, etc. - you just show up.

    For more information on presenting, sponsoring or exhibiting download the 2017 Participation Packages brochure or email Wayne Floreani.

  • We are offering three MASTERMINING courses and workshops in 2017 (all of these courses are also available in a customized format that can delivered in-house to your meet your organization's specific needs):

    - Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z - March 2-4, 2017 - Toronto, Canada - just prior to PDAC

    - Medicine for Miners - International Travel and Occupational Health Workshop - March 8, 2017 - Toronto, Canada (during PDAC)

    - International Security for Miners: Are you prepared to manage and respond to a kidnapping and ransom, security, travel or terrorism event? - March 8, 2017 - Toronto, Canada (during PDAC)

    Click here more information on each course brochure or email Wayne Floreani.

  • 11th Investing in African Mining Seminar - November 27, 2017, London, UK. For more information on presentation and sponsorship opportunities email Wayne Floreani.