Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2012 report

with premier sponsors TMX Group
and Haywood Securities



Our 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday December 3, 2012 - during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the five-star Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, featured a keynote address from R. Michael Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals Ltd., on Africa - Opportunity at a Discount and sixteen additional presentations including updates by mining companies on their African projects and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry by expert advisors.

TMX Group (Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange) and Haywood Securities Inc. were our Premier Sponsors. Fasken Martineau (merging with Bell Dewar in February 2013) was our corporate sponsor and ERM (Environmental Resources Management) Eunomix and Pangolin Diamonds were sponsors. The seminar was also supported by the UK Association of Mining Analysts (AMA).

70% of the audience were senior financial and mining executives, advisors to the mining industry or media. 52% of the audience was from the United Kingdom, 22% from Canada, 13% from Africa and 6% from Switzerland. Click here to see the audience composition by industry sector and country of origin.

Media in attendance included Coal International, Debtwire, High Grade, Industrial Minerals, International Resource Journal, MineWeb, Mining Leaders and Mining World.

A special thanks to seminar co-chairs Greg McKenzie, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Haywood Securities Inc. and Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange.

Thanks also to Tim Dudley of the Association of Mining Analysts.

Finally, thanks to Ifeanyi Ukwuoma (Camborne School of Mines) and Joseph Ashade and Patrick Juma from AME Trade Limited for their assistance during the day.

Download the program and corporate profiles.

Download the presenter profiles.

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

seminar co-chairs:
  • Greg McKenzie, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Haywood Securities Inc.
  • Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange.

  • Keynote Address: Africa - Opportunity at a Discount - R. Michael Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals Ltd.

  • De-risking Exploration Projects in Africa: The Country Risk Perspective - Claude Baissac, Managing Director, Eunomix

  • Pangolin Diamonds - Building a Leading Diamond Exploration and Development Company - Dr. Willem Smuts, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pangolin Diamonds Corp.

  • Caledonia Mining: Gold in Zimbabwe; Copper in Zambia - Mark Learmonth, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, Caledonia Mining Corporation

  • The Gold Potential of North East Burundi - Jean-Charles Potvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Flemish Gold Corp.

  • Managing Social Risk in Relation to Artisanal Miners - Natasha Ezekiel, Consultant, Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP) and Alastair Gow-Smith, Senior Consultant, Impact Assessment and Planning (IAP), Environmental Resources Management

  • North American Capital Markets: Trends and Expectations for 2013 - Greg McKenzie, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Haywood Securities Inc.

  • Mining in Burkina Faso, West Africa and Using Green Energy Solutions - Kate Blancato, Chief Financial Officer, Extracor Canada Mining Ltd. and Green Mine Solutions

  • Gold Production and Copper Growth in Eritrea - Scott Trebilcock, Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations, Nevsun Resources Ltd.

  • Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange: A Capital Opportunity - Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining, Toronto Stock Exchange

  • Multiverse Plc: Mining Revival in Nigeria - Ayedun Fasina, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Multiverse Plc

  • An Analysis of Mergers and Acquisitions as an Alternative to Exploration in the Global and African Gold Industry - Paul Burton, Managing Director, Piran Mining Research

  • Delivering on Liberia's Potential - Geoff Eyre, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amlib Holdings

  • The Marikana Tragedy - Its Causes, Wider Implications and Lessons for the Mining Industry in South Africa and the Rest of Africa - Andrew Mitchell, Director, Bell Dewar (merging with Fasken Martineau, Feb. 1, 2013)

  • Developing Copper, Zinc and Gold Deposits on the Asmara Project, Eritrea - Michael Hopley, President, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sunridge Gold Corp.

  • Guinea Iron Ore Limited, Direct Shipping (DSO) Iron Ore - Guinea, Africa - Joe Metzen, President and Michael Baumbach, Executive Vice President., Guinea Iron Ore Limited

  • An Emerging Market Tin Explorer - Juan Carlos Del Rio, Non Executive Director, Alphamin Resources Corp.

  • We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming seminars or courses which include:

  • Navigating Africa's Mining Terrain: Perceptions and Reality with Premier Sponsor Webber Wentzel on Sunday March 3, 2013 during PDAC. Register to attend.

  • 11th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 14th Annual Mining Breakfast with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 5, 2013 during PDAC. Our opening breakfast speaker is Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister, Mineral Resources, South Africa and our keynote breakfast speaker is Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Invanplats. Click here for more information about presenting, sponsoring or taking booth space with MineAfrica at the PDAC trade show from March 3-6, 2012.

  • We are also offering our 3-day MASTERMINING course: Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z in Cape Town, South Africa from January 31 to February 2, 2013 (just prior to Mining Indaba) and again in Toronto from February 28 to March 2, 2013 (just prior to PDAC). Click here to download the brochure, course outline and registration form.