Africa Investor Series - October 29 2010

with sponsor Macleod Dixon LLP


seminar report


MineAfrica's Africa Investor Series seminar on October 29 wrapped up an exciting (and hectic!) week of African focussed mining events in Toronto that also included:
  • the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 4th Annual Risk Mitigation and CSR seminar on October 27, at which MineAfrica was a partner
  • Opening the market on October 28 at the Toronto Stock Exchange
  • the Chamber's 9th Annual Indaba dinner, at which MineAfrica was a Diamond Sponsor

  • A total of 75 participants took in an interesting mix of presentations at our Africa Investor Series seminar covering development projects and producing mines in Eritrea, Ghana, Namibia and Tanzania.

    Presentations included:

  • A Case for Investment in Africa: How to Overcome and Turn Challenges into Opportunities - Eric Ratshikhopha, Past Executive Director, Corporate Development, Xstrata South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • Africa: Navigating the Challenges - Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, African Barrick Gold
  • MDN: Promising Exploration Programs in Tanzania - Marc Boisvert, Vice President, Exploration, MDN Inc.
  • Midlands - Growing Its Gold Assets in Ghana - Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation
  • Growing Gold Resources in Namibia - Tim Searcy, President, Auryx Gold Corp.
  • Tanzania and Namibia - Golden Opportunities - Richard Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Helio Resource Corp.
  • High Grade, Low Cost - The Bisha Project - Eritrea - Scott Trebilcock, Vice President, Development, Investor Relations, Nevsun Resources Ltd.

    Download the program and presenter profiles.

    Liezel Hill (Mining Weekly) and Anthony Vaccaro (Northern Miner) covered the seminar.

    Thanks to sponsor Macleod Dixon LLP and seminar chair Darryl Levitt as well as the Minerals Resources Analysts Group (MRAG).

    Read the report on the Risk Mitigation and CSR in Africa and Emerging Markets seminar held on October 27 with links to the program, presentations and photo gallery.

    Opening the market at the Toronto Stock Exchange was a fun and exciting kickoff on Thursday October 28, 2010. See the photo gallery.

    That evening Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, African Barrick Gold delivered a grounded and inspiring talk to an audience of 150 at the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 9th Annual Indaba dinner. Laurel Keenan, Canadian Director for Wines of South Africa was selected as the Chambers' Business Person of the Year sponsored by Hatch. Scott Delorme of SGS won the grand door prize - a trip for two to South Africa. See the photo gallery.

    Next up is our full-day Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK with Premier Sponsor Standard Bank on November 29. Register to attend.

    Susan Shabangu, South Africa's Minister of Mineral Resources, will deliver the opening address at the March 8, 2011 mining breakfast with Premier Sponsor SGS. Click here for more information on presenting, sponsoring or taking booth space with us at the sold-out PDAC trade show from March 6-9, 2011.