Investing in African Mining - London, UK - 2015 report

with premier sponsors Toronto Stock Exchange
and Fasken Martineau


Our 9th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK took place on Monday November 30, 2015, during Mines and Money. The full-day seminar, held at the Andaz Hotel, featured a keynote address from Mark Bristow, Chief Executive, Randgold Resources Ltd. on "Gold Mining in Africa...Life After the Supercycle". The program featured updates by senior mining executives on a diverse range of mining projects in the DRC, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan and Zambia as well as topical presentations on the current state of mining in Africa; including financing for African miners, what next for Burkina Faso after the November 2015 elections, crisis prevention in Africa, and trends in South Africa's mining industry.

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange and Fasken Martineau were our Premier Sponsors. Nedbank Capital was our corporate sponsor and the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA) and the Mineral Resource Analyst Group (MRAG) were partners.

Thank you to our media partners; Mining Review Africa, Mining Weekly and Oxford Business Group.

A special thanks to seminar co-chairs Al Gourley, Partner and Co-Head Mining Practice Group, Fasken Martineau and Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, EMEA, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange.

Thanks also to Andrew Dacey of the Association of Mining Analysts and Momentum Group.

Download the program.

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

Morning chair - Al Gourley, Partner and Co-Head Mining Practice Group, Fasken Martineau LLP
Afternoon chair - Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

  • 0830 - Registration and Networking

  • 0900 - Welcome - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica Inc., Andrew Dacey, Committee Member, Association of Mining Analysts, and Partner, Momentum Group, Al Gourley, Partner and Co-Head Mining Practice Group, Fasken Martineau LLP (morning chair)

  • 0910 - Gold Mining in Africa...Life After the Supercycle - Mark Bristow, Chief Executive, Randgold Resources Ltd.

  • 0940 - Latest Developments in Strategic Mine Planning - Creating Economic and Sustainability Outcomes in Challenging Times - Gerald Whittle, Chief Executive Officer, Whittle Consulting

  • 1000 - Toronto: The World's Strategic Hub for Mining Finance - Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange

  • 1020 - The Johannesburg Stock Exchange as a Funding Source for Africa's Miners - Dimitri Cavvadas, Partner, Fasken Martineau

  • 1040 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 1100 - Tulu Kapi Gold Project, Ethiopia's Introduction to the Mining Capital Markets - Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, Kefi Minerals plc

  • 1120 - Crisis Prevention and Management in Africa - Stéphane Brabant, Chairman of Africa Group, Co-Head of Global Mining, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

  • 1140 - Mines and Medicine After (Nearly) All... - Dr. Albie de Frey, Director, iNHEMACO (International Health Management Consultants)

  • 1200 - Andiamo: Gold and Copper Exploration in Eritrea - Dr. Tim Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Andiamo Exploration Ltd.

  • 1220 - Networking Buffet Luncheon

  • 1310 - SA Mine 2015 - Highlighting Trends in the South African Mining Industry - Peter Acloque, Director, Natural Resources, PwC (London Office)

  • 1330 - South Sudan: The Next Frontier - Mark Parker, Managing Director, Equator Gold Holdings Limited

  • 1350 - The Commodities Downturn: Managing Stakeholder Relations During Testing Times - Roddy Barclay, Head of Intelligence and Analysis, africapractice

  • 1410 - Kalaba - Zambia's Next Copper Development - Vassilos Carellas, Chief Executive Officer, Ortac Resources Ltd.

  • 1430 - Networking Refreshment Break

  • 1450 - Banro: Building a Premier African Gold Mining Company - John Clarke, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banro Corporation

  • 1510 - The State of African Mining Finance in 2015 - Mark Tyler, Senior Investment Banker, Nedbank Capital

  • 1530 - Antofagasta's African Exploration Strategy: Examples of Partnerships With Juniors, Listed and Unlisted Companies - John Wilton, Regional Exploration Manager: Africa, Antofagasta Minerals

  • 1550 - Hot Off the Press: The Mining Sector After the November 29 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Burkina Faso's New Government - Alex Feytis, Editor, Africa Mining Reports (AMR), Roskill

  • 1610 - Wrap Up - Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development EMEA, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange (afternoon chair), Bruce Shapiro, President, MineAfrica Inc.

  • If you would like to present or sponsor at next years event in London in December 2016 contact Wayne Floreani.

    UPCOMING SEMINARS AND COURSES
    Promote your company, African project, country or expertise at the biggest African mining event in North America - The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business 17th Annual African Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 14th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 8, 2016 during PDAC. Our opening speaker is Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane, Minister of Mineral Resources, Republic of South Africa (invited) and our keynote speaker is Sipho Pityana, Chairman of AngloGold Ashanti. In 2015 the event drew 350 participants and featured 20 presenters including project updates by public and private mining companies, country overviews by African mining ministers and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry by expert advisors.

    We also have turn-key shared booth space available in the PDAC Trade Show (March 6-9, 2016). We provide custom booth and graphic design and construction, all furnishings, delegate registrations, onsite personal introductions and networking, etc. - you just show up.

    For more information on presenting, sponsoring or exhibiting download the 2016 Participation Packages brochure or email Wayne Floreani.

    We are offering three MASTERMINING courses and workshops in 2016 (all of these courses are also available in a customized format that can delivered in-house to your meet your organization's specific needs):
  • International Travel and Occupational Health: What You Need to Know
    - February 6, 2016 - Cape Town, South Africa (during Mining Indaba)
    - March 6, 2016 - Toronto, Canada (during PDAC)

  • Understanding the Mining Industry: From A to Z
    - February 4-6, 2016 - Cape Town, South Africa - just prior to Indaba
    - March 3-5, 2016 - Toronto, Canada - just prior to PDAC

  • Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management Workshop
    - March 5, 2016 - Toronto, Canada (during PDAC)

  • Click here more information and to download each course brochure or contact Wayne Floreani.