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:
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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 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.
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.
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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 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
ROOM B SIMCOE
Moderator - Manus Booysen, Partner, Mining Sector Group, Webber Wentzel
ROOM C KENT
Moderator - Daniel Leroux, Global Business Manager - Geological and Mining Consulting Services, SGS Geostat
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
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.
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.
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
For more information on our other programs for 2018 including business development trips to Canada email Wayne Floreani.