MineAfrica at PDAC 2021 report



The biggest African mining event in North America certainly did get bigger! Despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19 we were delighted to present our biggest ever African mining event to a global audience in an exciting 3-day virtual format on March 9,10 and 11 during PDAC 2021.

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 22nd Annual African Mining Breakfast & MineAfrica's 19th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar featured 58 speakers and 1,100 participants from 57 countries, including 28 African countries. The program was highlighted by keynote addresses from senior industry and government leaders and featured Country Spotlights on DRC, Ethiopia, Mali, Namibia, and South Africa, and Regional Spotlights on Western, Southern and Eastern Africa, and an Open Spotlight on current trends in mining in Africa.

The event would not have been possible without the support of our Partners and Sponsors to whom we issue a hearty thank you.

PARTNERS
B2Gold Corp, Barrick Gold Corporation, Global Affairs Canada, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), ENDIAMA E.P., Ethiopia Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Hatch, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd., IAMGOLD Corporation, and Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.

SPONSORS
Antler Gold Inc., Osino Resources Corp., Prospector Portal, Schulich Executive Education Centre, and SGS.

Thanks also to our great tech team at Lastlink (Taqi, Vish, DeShawn and Pavan).

Finally, thanks to our Spotlight Moderators: Terry Ortslan, Managing Director, TSO & Associates, Veston Malango, CEO, Namibia Chamber of Mines, Munisha Tumato, Manager, Communications, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI), Jacques NdoutouMve, Vice President (Africa), The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business & Vice President, Process Research Ortech, and Fatima Braoule Meite, Ambassadrice de la Republique du Mali au Canada.

DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM AND WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING
Click here to download the program including our African Mining Resource Directory with speaker and company profiles (a vital resource tool for doing business in Africa's mining sector).

Watch our one-minute webinar introduction video.

Click here to view the recording of all presentations broken down by Session Spotlight.

Stay tuned for more details regarding the first webinar in our upcoming African Country Spotlight Series.



AGENDA
DAY ONE - Tuesday March 9, 2021
Session 1 - Opening Remarks and View from the Top I
  • Welcome - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica and Garreth Bloor, President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
  • Opening Remarks - Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
  • The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada
  • Joe Lombard, Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch
  • Keynote Address: Africa's Natural Resources Endowment Positions it to be the Next Global Economic Engine - Mark Bristow, Chief Executive Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation

  • Session 2 - Spotlight on DRC (moderator: Terry Ortslan, Managing Director, TSO & Associates)
  • Benoit-Pierre Laramee, Canadian Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of Congo and The Republic of the Congo
  • Mineral Resources and Specific Investment Opportunities in The Democratic Republic of Congo - Hon. Willy Kitobo, Minister of Mines, Democratic Republic of Congo - download the English version
  • Building a Tier One, Diversified Producer in Southern Africa's Legendary Mineral Fields - Olivier Binyingo, Vice President Public Affairs, Ivanhoe Mines DRC
  • Kibali ...Unlocking Value in the North East of the DRC - Cyrille Mutombo, Country Manager, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Tantalex Resources: Focus on DRC Battery & High Tech Minerals - Eric Allard, Chief Executive Officer, Tantalex Resources Corporation

  • Session 3 - Spotlight on Namibia (moderator: Veston Malango, CEO, Namibia Chamber of Mines)
  • The State of the Namibian Mining Sector: a 2020 Experience - Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy, Republic of Namibia
  • Otjikoto Mine: Our Pride, Our People - Mark Dawe, Managing Director & Country Manager, B2Gold Namibia
  • Growing & Fast-tracking the Twin Hills Gold Discovery in Namibia - Heye Daun, Chief Executive Officer, Osino Resources Corp.
  • We Partner with our Communities - Zebra Kasete, Vice President & Managing Director, Dundee Precious Metals Ltd. (Tsumeb)
  • Antler Gold Inc - On the Road to Namibia's Next Gold Discovery
  • Chris Drysdale, Vice President Operations and Corporate Development, Antler Gold Inc.
  • Sustainable Lithium Development for Namibia - Joe Walsh, Managing Director, Lepidico Ltd.

  • Session 4 - Spotlight on South Africa (moderator: Garreth Bloor)
  • Thabo Mokoena, Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of South Africa
  • Investment Opportunities in Mining and Mineral Processing in South Africa - Dr. Molefi Motuku, Chief Executive Officer, Mintek
  • Building a Tier One, Diversified Producer in Southern Africa's Legendary Mineral Fields - Marna Cloete, President and Chief Financial Officer, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd.
  • Building a Positive Legacy: How Mines can Create Thriving Towns - Jarendra Reddy, Regional Director, Urban Solutions, Hatch
  • Innovation with PGM's - R. Michael Jones, President & Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Group Metals Ltd.

  • Session 5 - Spotlight on Southern and Eastern Africa (moderator: Wayne Floreani)
  • Investing in Botswana's Mining Sector: Current Developments and Investment Opportunities - Hon. Lefoko Moagi, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security, Republic of Botswana
  • Special Economic Zones Authority (SEZA) Botswana Brings a New Competitive Offering for Investors - Joel Duke Ramaphoi; Executive Director, Investor Attraction
  • Creating Shared Value in Mine Site Communities: Shifting from Reliance to Relevance - Welekazi Cele, Regional Director Iron Ore, Hatch
  • The Mining Sector in Tanzania: Reflections on 2017 Reforms - Prof. Shukrani Elisha Manya, Deputy Minister of Minerals, United Republic of Tanzania
  • Tanzania: An African Investment Destination - Hilaire Diarra, Country Manager, Barrick Gold Corporation



  • DAY TWO - Wednesday March 10, 2021
    Opening Remarks and View From the Top II
  • Welcome - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica and Garreth Bloor, President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
  • Antoine Chevrier, Director General, Pan African Affairs, Global Affairs Canada Jean-Francois Tremblay, Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada
  • B2Gold: Keys to Success in African Mining - Clive Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer, B2Gold Corp.

  • Session 2 - Spotlight on Ethiopia (moderator: Munisha Tumato, Manager, Communications, Canadian International Resources and Development Institute (CIRDI))
  • Welcome - H.E. Stephane Jobin, Ambassador of Canada to Ethiopia and Djibouti
  • Aligning the Mining Sector with the Home Grown Economic Reforms and Realizing Development Perspectives - Semegne Wube, State Minister, of Mines and Petroleum, Ethiopia
  • Foreign Mining Investment Opportunities and Partnerships in Ethiopia - Greg Winch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Allied Gold Corp/ASCOM Mining Ethiopia Plc
  • Ethiopia....Land of Extraordinary Extractive Potential - Dr. Shimeles Fisseha, Senior Technical Advisor to the Minister, Ethiopia Ministry of Mines and Petroleum
  • KEFI in Ethiopia - First Cab off the Rank - Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, KEFI Gold & Copper PLC, Tulu Kapi Gold Mines S.C.

  • Session 3 - Open Spotlight (moderator: Wayne Floreani)
  • Africa in the Current Annual Survey of Mining Companies - Fred McMahon, Resident Fellow, Dr. Michael A. Walker Chair in Economic Freedom, Fraser Institute
  • MineAfrica & Schulich Partnership Presents: DNA of an Ideal Mining Leader - Andrew Levison, CEO Above + Beyond/ Strategic Partner Schulich School of Business
  • Project Delivery Strategies During COVID-19: Kenmare Resources as an African Case Study - Ben Baxter, Chief Operating Officer, Kenmare Resources
  • Hidden Opportunities in Currency Management - Andy Hedges, Vice President & Head of North American Operations, VFX Financial
  • Impact Powered by Intelligence: Perseus Mining Case Study - Antonia Salvas, Vice President of Operations and Kove Bolton, Principal Consultant, Centric Mining Systems
  • Prospector Portal: Access to Mining Data Reimagined - Emily King, Chief Executive Officer & Creator, Prospector Portal



  • DAY THREE - Thursday March 11, 2021
    Session 1 - Opening Remarks and View from the Top III
  • Welcome - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica and Garreth Bloor, President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
  • Tarik Khan, Director General for West and Central Africa, Global Affairs Canada
  • Mining in Africa: A Review of 2020 on TSX and TSXV - Graham Dallas, Head of Business Development, EMEA, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange
  • West Africa: A Key Part of the IAMGOLD Story - Gordon Stothart, President and Chief Executive Officer, IAMGOLD Corporation

  • Session 2 - Spotlight on West Africa (moderator: Jacques NdoutouMve, Vice President (Africa), The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business & Vice President, Process Research)
  • Tax Implications Attached to Direct and Indirect Transfers of Mining Companies and/or Mining Licenses in West Africa - Gilles de Vignemont, Founder and Partner, Vignemont Africa & Partners, LLC
  • Guinea: A World-Class Destination for Mining Investment - Mohamed Baba Sylla, Deputy Director- General, Mining Promotion and Development Center, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea
  • IAMGOLD's Approach to Sustainability in West Africa - Oumar Toguyeni, Senior Vice President, International Affairs & Sustainability, IAMGOLD Corporation
  • Legislative Updates, Emerging Opportunities and Ongoing Developments in Ghana's Mining Sector - Mr. Benjamin Aryee, Advisor on Mining, Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources

  • Session 2 - Spotlight on Mali (moderator: Fatima Braoule Meite, Ambassadrice de la Republique du Mali au Canada)
  • Mali Mines Sector Potentialities and Reforms: An Opportunity for Miners - Hon. Monsieur Lamine Seydou Traore, Ministre des Mines, de l'Energie et de l'Eau du Mali - download the English version
  • Mali Mining Sector Overview and Potentiality (5 minute video)
  • B2Gold: A Canadian Success Story in Mali - Neil Reeder, Vice President, Government Relations, B2Gold Corp.
  • Key Elements in Malian Mining Law - Mamadou Coulibaly, Lawyer, SATIS partners (LEXAfrica)
  • Impact of Mining on the Malian Economy...Challenges and Opportunities - Chiaka Berthe, General Manager, West Africa Operations, Barrick Gold Corporation
  • Wrap Up Day Three and Concluding Remarks



  • For more information on participating in our upcoming events email Wayne Floreani.