Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2010 report

with premier sponsor Standard Bank



MineAfrica's 4th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar with Premier Sponsor Standard Bank in London, UK on November 29, 2010 drew 141 participants over the course of the day to hear an interesting range of 16 project updates by mining companies and technical presentations by financial, legal and engineering experts on doing business in Africa's mining industry. The seminar, held at the 5-star Andaz Hotel, kicked off with a keynote address by Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer of African Barrick Gold entitled "Africa: Navigating the Challenges."

30% of the audience was from the financial sector (mining analyst, fund/asset manager, investment bank, etc) and 25% were senior mining executives. 55% of the audience was from Europe (50% from the UK), 22% from Canada, 13% from Africa and 5% from Australia.

Media in attendance included African Business Journal, Infomine, International Resource Journal, MineWeb, Mining Media Inc., Newsworld and the Zimbabwe Guardian.

The seminar featured a session on Eritrea with a presentation by His Excellency Ahmed Haj Ali, Minister of Energy and Mines for the State of Eritrea and project updates by Nevsun, NGEx and Sunridge, who also hosted a cocktail presentation following the seminar.

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 fourth consecutive year. The seminar was also sponsored by Aviva Corporation Limited, Global Integrated Solutions, Independent Site Services, Macleod Dixon LLP and the TSX and TSX Venture Exchange. Partners included the UK Association of Mining Analysts and the Minerals Resources Analysts Group (Canada),

Thanks to all our sponsors, partners, presenters and attendees for participating in what has become the premier African focussed mining event in London.

Download the program.

Download the corporate profiles.

Download the presenter profiles.

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

Download the presentations (please note that some of the files are large and may take a few minutes to download):

1 - Keynote Address (verbal presentation) - Africa: Navigating the Challenges - Greg Hawkins, Chief Executive Officer, African Barrick Gold
2 - The Equator Principles - David Glenister, International Sales Manager, Systems & Services Certification, SGS
3 - West Kenya - an Underexplored Opportunity - Lindsay Reed, Chief Executive Officer, Aviva Corporation Limited
4 - Avoiding Corruption in International Mining Projects: Practical Risk Management and Compliance Strategies - Janne Duncan, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP
5 - Eritrea's Mineral Sector: Potentials and Opportunities - H.E. Ahmed Haj Ali, Minister of Energy and Mines, State of Eritrea
6 - Developing Copper, Zinc and Gold Deposits in Eritrea, East Africa - Michael Hopley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sunridge Gold Corp.
7 - NGEX Resources - Gold-rich VMS Exploration in Eritrea - Wojtek Wodziki, President and Chief Executive Officer, NGEx Resources Inc.
8 - High Grade, Low Cost - The Bisha Project - Eritrea - Cliff Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nevsun Resources Ltd.
9 - TSX & TSXV - A Leader in Financing African Projects - Greg Ferron, Senior Manager, Global Resources, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange
10 - Growing Gold Resources in Namibia - Tim Searcy, President, Auryx Gold Corp.
11 - Kwale - Right Sector, Right Project, Right Time - Tim Carstens, Managing Director, Base Resources Limited
12 - Turning CapEx into OpEx - Guaranteed Power for Remote Mines in Africa - Manuel Duggal, Business Development Manager, Aggreko International Projects Ltd.
13 - Midlands - Growing its Gold Assets in Ghana - Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation
14 - Structuring Your Investments into Africa - Ben Lim, Chief Executive Officer, Intercontinental Trust Ltd.
15 - Strategies for Achieving Bankability for Mining Projects in Francophone Africa - Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Herbert Smith LLP
16 - Funding for the African Miner Today - Vaughan Wickins, Mining and Metals, Standard Bank


Our next African focussed events include South Africa's Mining Industry: The Perceptions and Reality on March 6, 2011 and our Investing in African Mining seminar on March 8, 2011 - both during PDAC.