Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2013 report

with premier sponsors TMX Group
and Haywood Securities



Our 7th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday December 2, 2013, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the five-star Andaz Hotel on Liverpool Street, featured a keynote address from Chris Hinde, Editorial Director, IntierraRMG on "The Current State of African Exploration, Mining and Finance" 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 was our corporate sponsor and ERM (Environmental Resources Management) was a Presenting Sponsor. The seminar was also supported by the UK Association of Mining Analysts (AMA).

60% of the audience was senior financial and mining executives and media. 60% of the audience was from the United Kingdom, 20% from Canada, 8% from Africa and 8% from Europe.

Media in attendance included Debtwire, High Grade, International Resource Journal, MineWeb, Mining-Technology, Mining Weekly and Thomson Reuters.

A special thanks to seminar co-chairs Lara Bezuidenhoudt, Partner, Fasken Martineau and Orlee Wertheim, Head, Business Development - Global Mining and Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, Europe & Africa, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange.

Thanks also to Tim Dudley and Carl Noack of the Association of Mining Analysts.

Download the program and presenter and corporate profiles.

See the photo gallery.

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

  • The Current State of African Exploration, Mining and Finance - Chris Hinde, Editorial Director, IntierraRMG

  • Building A Pan African Fertilizer Manufacturer - Jed Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Great Quest Metals Ltd.

  • Private Equity: The Next Key Funding Source for Africa's Mining Projects? - Dimitri Cavvadas, Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP, Johannesburg

  • Gold in Eastern and Southern Africa - A Pathway to Production - Richard Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Helio Resource Corp.

  • Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. - Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.

  • Money Mining - Mark Jones, Partner, Whittle Consulting

  • Building the World's Highest Grade Undeveloped Phosphate Mine in Guinea-Bissau - Owen Ryan, Executive Chairman, GB Minerals Ltd.

  • The Secular Rent Cycle, Prices and Growth in Africa: Implications for Mineral Policy - Claude Baissac, Managing Director, Eunomix Ltd.

  • Infrastructure for Iron Ore Projects in Africa - David Tucker, Managing Consultant, Hatch, Beddows, London

  • Current Mining Markets: Myths and Realities - Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, Europe & Africa, Toronto Stock Exchange

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

  • Zimbabwe - The Outlook for the Mining Industry After the 2013 Election - Mungo Soggot, Managing Director and Hugh Petre, Managing Director, K2 Intelligence

  • The Bisie Tin Project - Mark Gasson, Non Executive Director, Technical Services Division, Alphamin Resources Corp.

  • Building a Leading Diamond Exploration and Development Company in Botswana, Africa - Dr. Leon Daniels, Chairman, Pangolin Diamonds Ltd.

  • Project Bankability - How to Make Your Mining Project Sustainable - Philippa Spence, Partner, ERM (Environmental Resources Management)

  • Security and Human Rights, the New Frontier of Risk? - Dr. William Wiley, President, Tsamota Ltd.

  • Clairmont Metals Corp.: Building a Modern Mining Company in the DRC - Raziel Zisman, Advisor, Clairmont Metals Corporation

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

    12th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 15th Annual Mining Breakfast with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 4, 2014 during PDAC. Click here for more information about presenting at, or sponsoring the breakfast and seminar, or taking booth space with MineAfrica at the PDAC trade show from March 2-5, 2014.

    We are also offering two MASTERMINING courses in 2014:
  • Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z
    - Jan. 29-31, 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa (prior to Mining Indaba)
    - Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2014 - Toronto, Canada (prior to PDAC)

  • A to Z of Mining Supply Chain Optimisation - Interactive One-Day Workshop
    - Sat. Feb. 2, 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa (prior to Mining Indaba)
    - Sat. Mar. 1, 2014 - Toronto, Canada (prior to PDAC)
    - Sat. May 10, 2014 - Vancouver, Canada (prior to CIM)

  • Click here for more information on both courses.