MineAfrica at PDAC 2020 report
PDAC certainly seems like a long time ago!
We hope you, your family, friends and colleagues are doing as well as can be during these unusual, uncertain, and trying times.
It may no longer be business as usual but if one thing has emerged from recent social distancing and online interaction trends (on both a work and a personal level) it is the fact that we are indeed social beings. Working from home, videoconferencing, webinars, etc. will play a vital role in business in the future. However, given the importance of personal interaction, we are confident that there will be an even stronger demand for in-person, value-added networking and information sharing events, delivered in a responsible manner. We at MineAfrica are looking forward to continuing to provide you with these events as we have done for the past 20 years.
That being said, we will be expanding our offerings with online programming to provide you with the best in topical information on doing business in Africa's natural resources sector. Stay tuned for some exciting news coming in the near future!
As we start our 21st year in promoting mining investment in Africa and the world gradually assumes a sense of normalcy our tentative plans include the following:
We will continue to provide our highly personalized service that you have come to know us for, regardless of the method of delivery of our programs and courses.
Thanks to everyone who participated in our PDAC 2020 activities this past March in Toronto, and particularly our Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills, our Partners Global Affairs Canada, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Schulich Executive Education Centre, and our Corporate Sponsors Hatch and SGS.
Scroll down to read our report on all of our PDAC 2020 activities with links to download the presentations, programs and photos. Click here to go directly to the photo gallery for all events.
You may also be interested in participating in this free webinar by The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in which MineAfrica is pleased to be a partner, on May 8, 2020 with Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion & International Trade covering measures to assist all Canadian companies, including (but not limited to) Canadian firms operating across African markets during COVID-19.
At 12:30 pm, immediately following this session, McKinsey & Company will provide an update on the current trade and investment landscape between Canada and Africa, taking into account COVID-19. Senior partner Dr Acha Leke (Johannesburg) and Expert Associate Mukani Moyo (Toronto) will showcase the latest research on the potential impact on African markets.
Click here to register.
Again, we wish you, your family, friends and colleagues all the best and we look forward to working with you as we continue to promote mining investment in Africa for our 21st year.
Bruce and Wayne
PDAC 2020 REPORT
A big thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, panelists, moderators, workers and attendees for making it all work.
Click here to see the photo gallery for all of our PDAC 2020 events.
Just prior to PDAC we ran our 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, and more. 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 our 10th Annual Panel Discussion with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills on "Exploring the Licence to Operate: how mining companies can obtain and retain their right to mine in Africa" on Sunday March 1, 2020 at the Radisson Admiral Harbourfront Hotel. Global Affairs Canada and The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business were partners in the event.
Download the program and presenter profiles.
Click here to see the photo gallery for the Panel Discussion and all of our PDAC 2020 events.
Technology in Mining: Workforce Eradicator or Talent Booster?
MineAfrica was pleased to work with the Schulich Executive Education Centre in presenting a topical panel discussion on "Technology in Mining: Workforce Eradicator or Talent Booster?" on Sunday, March 1, 2020
Download the program and presenter profiles.
MineAfrica had thirteen exhibitors in our Africa pavilion in the South Building of the PDAC Trade Show including Ariab Mining Company, Burkina Faso Ministry of Mines & Quarries, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, Ethiopia Ministry of Mines & Petroleum, Ethiopian Airlines, Guinea Ministry of Mines & Geology, iNHEMACO, Lycopodium, MASTERMINING, Nigeria Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Leadership and Governance Canada, and Sudan Ministry of Energy and Mining.
Click here to see the photo gallery for the Trade Show and all of our PDAC 2020 events.
MineAfrica delegates participated in closing trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange with the African mining delegation on Tuesday March 3. Thank you to our hosts Pierre Boivin (McCarthy Tetrault) and Dean McPherson (Toronto Stock Exchange).
Click here to see the photo gallery for the African Market Close and all of our PDAC 2020 events.
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 21st Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 18th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Corporate Sponsors Hatch, Herbert Smith Freehills and SGS in partnership with Global Affairs Canada took place bright and early on Tuesday March 3 at The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The sold-out breakfast - the biggest African mining event in North America - featured opening remarks by The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada and The Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia and a keynote address by Mark Bristow, Chief Executive Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation on "Africa's mining sector today...challenges, key issues and opportunities." Download his presentation.
Download the program and corporate profiles for the Mining Breakfast and Seminar.
Click here to see the photo gallery for the breakfast/seminar and all of our PDAC 2020 events.
Each of the seminar rooms had a specific focus: Namibia, Nigeria, West Africa and East Africa and featured country overviews by African Mining Ministers, project updates by mining companies, updates on recent trends in African mining by expert advisors and service providers.
A big thank you to our Corporate Sponsors Hatch, Herbert Smith Freehills and SGS, Partner Global Affairs Canada and SponsorsB2Gold, Ethiopian Airlines, Falcon Drilling, Osino Resources, and DRA/Senet/Minopex for the seventh consecutive year). Our 2019 Corporate Sponsor was Herbert Smith Freehills. Other 2019 sponsors included Lycopodium Minerals Canada Ltd., Osino Resources, Hatch and Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board. Global Affairs Canada and The Mineral Resource Analyst Group were partners.
click on the link to download the presentation
Room A - Dufferin
moderator: Dr. Willem Smuts, MASTERMINING
Room B - Simcoe
moderator: Tapfuma Musewe, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Eschaton Solutions
Room C - Kent
moderator: Veston Malango, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Mines of Namibia
Room D - Huron
moderator: Emma K. Priestley, Chief Executive Officer, Goldstone Resources Ltd.
For more information on participating in our upcoming events email Wayne Floreani.