MineAfrica at PDAC - March 6, 2018


with premier sponsor SGS


current program


Tuesday March 6, 2018
07h30 - 11h30
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
Civic Ballroom
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
t. 416.361.1000

Our 2018 program is not yet available. Our 2018 keynote breakfast speaker is Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources.

Download the 2017 program.

2017 PROGRAM

  • 0730 - 0750 - Registration and Networking (foyer outside Civic Ballroom, 2nd Floor)

  • 0750 - 0755 - take seats (Civic Ballroom)

  • 0755 - 0800 - Call to Order - Bruce Shapiro, President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and President, MineAfrica Inc.

  • 0800 - 0805 - Video

  • 0805 - 0810 - Opening Remarks: Firmin Bado, Business Manager Minerals Africa, SGS, Avril Cole, Chair, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Partner and Co-Lead Africa Group, Gowling WLG

  • 0810 - 0848 - Breakfast

  • 0848 - 0851 - Introduction of Opening Speaker - Joe Lombard, Past Chairman, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Global Managing Director: Metals, Hatch

  • 0851 - 0901 - Opening Address - Issa Dominique Konaté, Special Mining Advisor to the President, Republic of Burkina Faso

  • 0901 - 0905 - Thank you and Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Manus Booysen, Partner, Webber Wentzel

  • 0905 - 0925 - Keynote Address - A Canadian Company Successfully Operating in West Africa: The Roxgold Example - John Dorward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roxgold Inc.

  • 0925 - 0930 - Wrap Up - Wayne Floreani, Director, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Vice President, MineAfrica Inc.

  • 0930 - 0950 - Refreshment and Networking Break (foyer)

  • 0950 - 1120 - MineAfrica's 15th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar (concurrent presentations in Dufferin, Simcoe, Kent, Huron rooms)

  • Current seminar presenters (draft and subject to change):

    ROOM A - DUFFERIN
  • Unlocking African Resources - Daniel Gagnon, Senior Vice President, Mining Geology & Met-Chem Operations, DRA Global

  • Canada's Approach to Mining in Africa - Heather Cameron, High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission to Ghana

  • Nigerian Mining Investment Opportunities - Mohammed Abbas, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, The Republic of Nigeria

  • Assessing the Impact of Global Terrorism on Natural Resource Companies Operating in Africa and the Middle East - Alan Bell, President, Globe Risk International Inc.

  • Mali is on the Move Once Again - Tiémoko Sangaré Minister of Mines, Republic of Mali

  • Sulemanu Koney, Executive Director, ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines

  • ROOM B - SIMCOE
  • African Mining Projects: Resurgence of Mining on the Continent - Jonathan Veeran, Partner, Webber Wentzel

  • Optimizing Cashflow from African Operations - Lynden John, Associate Director, Intertrust

  • Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Gold in South Africa - Sazini Mashaba, Superintendent: Gold and Uranium Processing, Mintek

  • The Big Five Mining Health Risks in Africa - and How to "Hunt' Them - Dr. Albie deFrey, Director, iNHEMACO

  • Guinea's Mining Potential: An Overview - Abdoulaye Magassouba, Minister of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea

  • The Role of MIASA as a Private Mining Industry Representative Body - Simon Tuma Waku, President, Mining Industries Association of Southern Africa (MIASA)

  • ROOM C - KENT
  • Gold Projects, the SGS Bateman Way - Bert Van Hege, General Manager Business Development and Process, SGS Bateman

  • Burkina Faso's Gold Mining Sector: Opportunities and Prospects - Brahima Sorgho, Technical Advisor to the Minister, Burkina Faso Ministry of Mines and Quarries.

  • Roxgold: A Canadian Company Operating in Burkina Faso - John Dorward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roxgold Inc.

  • Senegal's New Mining Code: Reconciling Stakeholders Interests - Ousmane Cissé, Director of Mines and Geology, Senegal Ministry of Industry and Mines

  • The Regional Collaborative Supply Chain for the Mining Industry in Africa - Mamadou Lamine Guèye, Chief Executive Officer, CSTT-AO Group

  • Hybrid Renewable Power for Mines - Redavia Fast Track Solar - Manuel Duggal, Sales Director, Redavia GmbH

  • ROOM D - HURON
  • The Africa Mining Vision and Attracting Responsible Investments in Exploration - Frank Mugyeni, Senior Industry, Advisor,African Union Commission (AUC), Dept. of Trade & Industry

  • The African Mining Vision - a Blueprint for Development? - Peter Leon, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Johannesburg office) and Stéphane Brabant, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris office)

  • Ariab: Plating a Sustainable Future - Nasr Elhussein, Director General, Ariab Mining Company

  • Sudan: Minerals Potential and Investment Opportunities - Dr. Mohamed Abufatima, General Director, Sudan Geological Research Authority

  • Advancing Gold in Africa - Rick Clark, Chief Executive Officer & Director and Hugh Stuart, President & Director, Orca Gold Inc.

  • There's Gold in Your Contracts: How to Improve Your Commercial Outcomes - Straight to the Bottom Line - Nick Seiersen, Director, Business Development, North America, International Association for Contract & Commercial Management