Following the increasingly brighter global outlook for the mining industry and optimism from the investment community, the Investing in African Mining Indaba 2017 will lead with the theme: ‘Leveraging the next wave of growth: How can you invest in African mining to make long-term profits?’ says marketing director Phillip LoFaso.
He adds that mining executives who will speak at the Indaba see exploration as a key growth area and are optimistic about opportunities and investments in African mining in the year ahead.
offerrs delegates the opportunity to take advantage of the rebound in the mining sector. “To this end, we have focused all our energies and time over the past year on turning the Mining Indaba back into a place where the world can truly connect with the opportunities that African mining has to offer,” says LoFaso.
He indicates that the event brings together mining corporates who seek investment, investors who want to strike deals and government officials who are looking to engage both groups to discuss new opportunities in their countries.
The Indaba has already confirmed 24 Ministers from across Africa as attending or as speakers, 30 investor company speakers and 35 mining company speakers.
In addition, LoFaso reveals that this year will see the culmination of two years’ work on several major enhancements. The Indaba will introduce new benefits to make it possible for these groups “to attend in force”.
LoFaso notes that the right kind of service providers – investment banks, brokers, law firms, consultancies, insurers, top equipment companies, and so on – will be at the event to offer much-needed services and expertise at this time of industry rebound.
He adds that there will be over 170 topics and nearly 200 notable people presenting at the event.
LoFaso notes the inclusion of the Young Leaders Career Development Programme (YLCDP) at the event, which is being further developed with the future in mind. He encourages all attending companies, especially mining companies, to participate.
He adds that the YLCDP will aim to get recent graduates and others studying in related fields, such as mining engineering, geology and chemical engineering, to meet with human resource professionals and listen to senior mining executives talk about the industry.
LoFaso concludes that the YLCDP and the Sustainable Development Day initiative are both free-to-attend programmes of the Indaba, being held as part of a wider effort to give back to the industry and the continent.
The event will run from February 6 to 9 in Cape Town, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.