MineAfrica at PDAC 2017 report
Another PDAC has come and gone and we were delighted to have been able to offer a large and varied range of successful programs including:
Click here to see the photo gallery for all of our 2017 events.
See our UPCOMING EVENTS.
Just prior to PDAC we ran our acclaimed 3-day MASTERMINING course Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z with course leader Dr. Willem Smuts covering all aspects of mining including exploration, financing, production. Details on our next course will be available shortly. The course is also available in a customized version, modified to your organizations specific needs and can be delivered in-house. Email Wayne Floreani for more information.
MineAfrica kicked off the opening day of PDAC with its 7th annual panel discussion with leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel on "Is Africa Ready for the Upturn: an open, interactive discussion on opportunities and critical issues in African mining" on Sunday March 5, 2017 at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel.
"The seminar on Sunday was by far the best", said one participant.
Panelists for this lively debate included H.E. Magassouba, Minister of Mines and Geology, The Republic of Guinea, H.E. Eng. Tarek El Molla, The Honourable Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Arab Republic of Egypt, Sulemanu Koney, Executive Director, Western African Federation of Chamber of Mines, Tim McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Ashanti Gold Corp., Setepane Mohale, Chief Director Mineral Promotion and International, South African Department of Mineral Resources, Frank Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor, African Union Commission (AUC), Department of Trade & Industry, and Manus Booysen, Partner, Mining Sector Group, Webber Wentzel.
Download the March 5 panel discussion program.
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 18th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 15th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS and Corporate Sponsor Webber Wentzel took place on Tuesday March 7 at The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The sold-out breakfast - the biggest African mining event in North America - featured an opening address by Issa Dominique Konaté - Special Mining Advisor to the President, Republic of Burkina Faso and a keynote address by John Dorward, President and Chief Executive Officer, Roxgold Inc., debunking the myths of mining in Africa, followed by presentations by African Mining Ministers, mining companies, and advisors to the mining industry.
Download the seminar program and corporate profiles.
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A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor SGS (who, we are delighted to announce, has renewed their sponsorship for the 2018 breakfast, for the ninth consecutive year). Our Corporate Sponsor was Webber Wentzel. Other 2017 sponsors included DaMina Advisors, DMS Powders, DRA, Ethiopian Airlines, Falcon Drilling, Hatch, Intertrust, Mintek, SENET, South African Airways and Sudbury (City of Sudbury, College Boreal and Laurentian University). Global Affairs Canada and The Mineral Resource Analyst Group were partners.
"Great work today - what a fabulous event!"
Thank you to our seminar moderators; Manus Booysen (Webber Wentzel), Alan McKenzie (Mintek), Dave Frost (DRA Americas), and Peta Hughes (SGS).
Download the presentations below by clicking on the presentation title.
Room A - Dufferin
Moderator - Manus Booysen, Partner, Mining Sector Group, Webber Wentzel
Room B - Simcoe
Moderator - Alan McKenzie, General Manager, Technology, Mintek
Room C - Kent
Moderator - Dave Frost, Senior Vice President, Process Engineering, DRA Americas
Room D - Huron
Moderator - Peta Hughes, Account Executive, Global On-Site Laboratories, SGS
MineAfrica had 4 booths with 8 exhibitors at the PDAC Trade Show including African Union Commission, Ariab Mining Company, CSTT-AO Group, Ethiopian Airlines, iNHEMACO, Mintek, Nigeria Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Senegal Ministry of Mines, SENET, and Sudan Ministry of Minerals. Click here to see the photo gallery.
International health experts Dr. Albie de Frey (iNHEMACO), Tullia Marcolongo (International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers), and Peter Sturm (Sturm Consulting Inc.) led two workshops on protecting your most important assets - your people - when travelling to, or working in medically challenged regions. To receive copies of the presentations from this MASTERMINING workshop - "Medicine for Miners: International Travel and Occupational Health", or for more information on our next course, or on having this workshop delivered in-house, email Wayne Floreani.
MineAfrica trade show exhibitors participated in closing trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange with the African mining delegation (organized by Pierre Boivin of McCarthy Tetrault) on Wednesday March 8. It was a great way to wrap up a great week. In the last five years, 50% of every dollar raised for global public mining companies was raised on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Click here to see the photo gallery.
Thank you for being a part of MineAfrica at PDAC 2017 and we hope to see you at our next events!
Bruce and Wayne