MineAfrica at PDAC 2018 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:

  • SECTION A - MASTERMINING 3-day Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z course from March 1-3
  • SECTION B - 8th Panel Discussion on "African Mining in 2018: Politics, Policies and Opportunities" with Premier Sponsor Webber Wentzel on Sunday March 4
  • SECTION C - The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 19th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 16th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS on Tuesday March 6
  • SECTION D - Seven exhibitors in the MineAfrica booths at the PDAC trade show from March 4-7
  • SECTION E - Participation in the African Market Close at Toronto Stock Exchange on March 6
  • SECTION F - Winner of our draw for 2 business class tickets between Africa and Canada on Ethiopian Airlines

  • Click here to see the photo gallery for all of our 2018 events.

    Download our PDAC 2019 brochure - its never too early to start planning!

    See our UPCOMING EVENTS.


    SECTION A
    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.



    SECTION B
    MineAfrica kicked off the opening day of PDAC with a sold out 8th annual panel discussion with leading South African law firm Webber Wentzel on "African Mining in 2018: Politics, Policies and Opportunities" on Sunday March 4, 2018 at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel.

    Participants in this lively debate included The Honourable Ato Motuma Mekassa, Minister of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Republic of Ethiopia, Prof. Hashim Ali Mohamed Salim, Minister of Minerals, Republic of Sudan, Dr. Mohamed Abu Fatima, General Director, Geological Research Authority of Sudan, Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, Daniel Major, Chief Executive Officer, Goviex Uranium, Paul Msoma, Economic Affairs Officer - Mineral Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's Africa Minerals Development Center (AMDC), Veston Malango, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Mines of Namibia, and Technical Advisor, Association Chamber of Mines and other Mining Associations of Africa (ACMMAA), Jonathan Veeran and Manus Booysen, Partners in Webber Wentzel's Mining Sector Group.

    Download the March 4 panel discussion program.



    SECTION C
    The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 19th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 16th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS and Corporate Sponsor Webber Wentzel took place on Tuesday March 6 at The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The sold-out breakfast - the biggest African mining event in North America - featured opening remarks by Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada, Derick Govender, Executive Vice President, SGS Minerals Services and Ambassador Rosette Katungye, Advisor to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (click to download her remarks).

    Our opening presentation was delivered by The Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Republic of Nigeria (click to download the opening presentation) and the keynote address "African Mining...Time for a Reality Check?" was delivered by Rod Quick, Group General Manager, Evaluation, Randgold Resources (click to download the keynote presentation).

    Following the breakfast presentations by African Mining Ministers, mining companies, and advisors to the mining industry took place in four concurrent seminar rooms.

    Download the seminar program and corporate profiles.

    Click here to see the photo gallery.

    A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor SGS, who, we are delighted to announce, has renewed their sponsorship for the 2019 breakfast, for the tenth consecutive year (as has sponsor Falcon Drilling). Our Corporate Sponsor was Webber Wentzel. Other 2018 sponsors included Ethiopian Airlines, Osino Resources, Hatch, Marlink SENET, South African Airways and CANNDOLLAR Silver Blockchain. Global Affairs Canada and The Mineral Resource Analyst Group were partners.

    Thank you to our seminar moderators; Manus Booysen (Webber Wentzel), Dr. Willem Smuts (MASTERMINING), Daniel Leroux (SGS), and Paul Msoma (United Nations Commission for Africa's Minerals Development Centre - AMDC).

    Download the presentations below by clicking on the presentation title.

    ROOM A DUFFERIN
    Moderator - Dr. Willem Smuts, MASTERMINING

  • Politics and Opportunities in African Mining: Ghana, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe - Jonathan Veeran, Partner, Webber Wentzel

  • Road Mapping the Digital Transformation for Improved Productivity in African Mining - Alvaro Rozo, Global Director, Smart Industries, Hatch

  • Canada's Engagement in the Mining Sector in Africa - Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada Global Affairs Canada

  • Mining Policies in Nigeria - Hon. Abubakar Bawa Bwari, Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Republic of Nigeria

  • Nigeria Time Domain Airborne Electromagnetic (TDEM) Surveys - Usman Abba, Deputy Director, Geophysics, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency


  • ROOM B SIMCOE
    Moderator - Manus Booysen, Partner, Mining Sector Group, Webber Wentzel

  • Exploration to Production: Optimizing the Algold Tijrit Project through Expert Geological Services - Marc-Antoine Laport, Project Geologist, SGS

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

  • VMS, the Mining Game Changer - Part 1, Part 2 - Nasr Eldin Elhussein - Director, Ariab Mining Company

  • Medical Basics for Mining in Africa - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 - Albie de Frey, Chief Executive Officer, iNHEMACO S.A.

  • KAJ Mining Projects and Access to Zimbabwe Mining Opportunities - Loreen Khumalo, KAJ Mining Projects Ltd.


  • ROOM C KENT
    Moderator - Daniel Leroux, Global Business Manager - Geological and Mining Consulting Services, SGS Geostat

  • GoviEx Uranium: A Growing Africa-Focused Uranium Company - Daniel Major, Chief Executive Officer, GoviEx Uranium Inc.

  • Opportunités d'affaire au Niger dans le Secteur Minier - Seckou Hassimi, Chief of Staff to the Minister, Ministry of Mines, Niger

  • Resource Nationalism Redux: Some Recent Regulatory Trends in Africa - Peter Leon, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Johannesburg office)

  • Guinea's Mining Potential: An Overview - Mohamed Lamine Sy Savane, Director General, Guinea Ministry of Mines and Geology

  • The Revolution of Asset-backed Digital Money - Bonnie Lyn de Bartok, Deputy Chairwoman, Canndollar Silver Blockchain Inc.


  • ROOM D HURON
    Moderator - Paul Msoma, Economic Affairs Officer - Mineral Governance, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's Africa Minerals Development Center (AMDC) African Union

  • Driving the Africa We Want - Ambassador Rosette Katungye, Advisor to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission & Frank Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor, African Union Commission

  • Empowering Women to Advance Mining in Africa - Melody Kweba, Africa Women in Mining Association (AWIMA)

  • Confidence Building in the Development of Mining Industries in Africa - Isaac Kwesu, President, Association Chamber of Mines and other Mining Associations of Africa (ACMMAA)

  • Responsible Mining Investment in East Africa - Ashaba Aggrey, East African Chamber of Mines

  • Why Trust Between Mining Companies and Host Governments is Critical for Success - Sulemanu Koney, Executive Director, ECOWAS Federation of Chambers of Mines (EFEDCOM) and Chief Executive Officer, The Ghana Chamber of Mines

  • The Role of MIASA as a Private Mining Industry Representative Body - Vusi Mabena, Executive Secretary, Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (MIASA)


  • SECTION D
    MineAfrica had 4 booths with 7 exhibitors at the PDAC Trade Show including The African Union Commission, Ariab Mining Company, Guinea Ministry of Mines and Geology, iNHEMACO, Marlink, SENET, and the Sudan Ministry of Minerals. Click here to see the photo gallery.



    SECTION E
    MineAfrica trade show exhibitors participated in closing trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange with the African mining delegation on Wednesday March 6. Click here to see the photo gallery.



    SECTION F
    We are delighted to announce Ayodele Kusamotu, Partner in Nigerian law firm Kusamotu & Kusamotu, as the winner of our draw for two business class tickets between Canada and Africa, courtesy of Ethiopian Airlines. The draw was open to participants at our events during PDAC and to visitors to our booths at the PDAC Trade Show.

    Thank you for being a part of MineAfrica at PDAC 2018 and we hope to see you at our next events!

    Bruce and Wayne



    UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 12th Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK with Premier Sponsors Toronto Stock Exchange and Herbert Smith Freehills on November 26, 2018. For more information on the benefits of sponsoring or presenting at the premier African mining event in London, during Mines and Money, email Wayne Floreani.

  • The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 20th Annual African Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 17th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in Toronto during PDAC with Premier Sponsor SGS on March 5, 2019; including booth space in the PDAC Trade Show running from March 3 to 6, 2019. Its never too early to start planning for next year! For more information on exhibiting with us at the trade show or presenting or sponsoring at the African Mining Breakfast email Wayne Floreani.

    For more information on our other programs for 2018 including business development trips to Canada email Wayne Floreani.