Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2009 Report

with premier sponsor Standard Bank

MineAfrica's 3rd Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar in London, UK on Nov 30, 2009 drew 136 participants to hear an interesting blend of corporate presentations by mining companies and technical presentations by financial, legal and engineering experts. The seminar, held at the 5-star Andaz Hotel, kicked off with a keynote address by Mark Bristow, Chief Executive Officer of Randgold Resources on "Exploitation or investment? ...the challenge facing Africa's mining industry" and wrapped up with "How Important are China and Africa to Each Other" by Peter von Klemperer of Standard Bank.

30% of the audience was from the financial sector (mining analyst, fund/asset manager, investment bank, etc) and 25% from the mining industry. 68% of the audience was from Europe (60% from the UK).

A special thanks to seminar chairman Gerard Kisbey-Green, Managing Director, Mining & Metals Client Coverage, Standard Bank. Standard Bank was the Premier Sponsor for the seminar for the third consecutive year. The seminar was also sponsored by E+PC Engineering & Projects Company Limited. Partners included the UK Association of Mining Analysts and the Business Council for Africa.

"The quality of the presentations has been excellent - interesting, relevant and topical...I enjoyed the case studies" - Donald Douglas, Chief Executive Officer, Cambridge Risk

"Good presentations and an impressive audience - a full house" - Lawrence Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Mineweb

See the photo gallery from the seminar.

Download the program and corporate profiles.

Download the presenter profiles.

See the seminar audience breakdown by industry sector and country of origin.

Read the article in African Review of Business and Technology.

Click on the links below to download the presentations. Please note that some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download.

1 - Keynote Address - Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources
2- Marc Boisvert, VP Exploration, MDN Inc
3 - Lancelot Stilwell, Mining Consultant, RSV (Pty) Ltd.
4 - Ian Saunders, President & CEO, New Dawn Mining
5 - Greg Ferron, Senior Manager, Global Resources, TMX Group
6 - Kim Harris, President & CEO, Midlands Minerals
7- Henk Krasenberg, Chairman, European Gold Centre
8 - Dominique Delorme, President & CEO, La Mancha Resources
9 - Frank Saieva, Managing Director, E+PC Engineering
10 - Janne Duncan, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP
11 - Michael Hopley, President & CEO, Sunridge Gold
12 - Simon Village, Chairman, Banro Corporation
13 - Peter von Klemperer, Director, Mining & Metals Coverage IB Africa, Standard Bank

Thanks to all our sponsors, partners, presenters and attendees for participating.

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