MineAfrica at PDAC - March 6, 2018
with premier sponsor SGS
Tuesday March 6, 2018
07h30 - 11h30
Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel
123 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Our 2018 program is not yet available.
Download the 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