Panel Discussion: Africa's Mining Industry


with Herbert Smith Freehills

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Sunday March 3, 2019
08h30 - 11h00
Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto - Harbourfront
Admiral Ballroom
249 Queen's Quay West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5J 2N5
t. 416.203.3333

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Toronto was cold but Africa was hot at PDAC 2019. We had a record number of African delegations participating and were delighted to have been able to offer a varied range of successful programs including:
  • MASTERMINING 3-day course Understanding the Mining Industry From A to Z
  • 9th African Panel Discussion with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills
  • African Union Commission Diaspora Minerals Forum
  • Ten exhibitors in the new MineAfrica pavilion at the PDAC trade show
  • Participation in the African Market Close at Toronto Stock Exchange
  • The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 20th Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 17th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar with Premier Sponsor SGS


  • Download the program.

    Join us on the opening day of PDAC for our lively and interactive "9th Annual Panel Discussion on Africa's Mining Industry" featuring African Mining Ministers and industry leaders and experts discussing the critical topic of resource nationalism in Africa's mining industry.

    Our Premier Sponsor is Herbert Smith Freehills and partners include The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business and Global Affairs Canada.

    Program
  • 08h30 - 09h00 - Registration and Networking

  • 09h00 - 09h10 - Welcome: Bruce Shapiro, President, MineAfrica Inc., Paula Caldwell St-Onge, Director General, Pan Africa Bureau, Global Affairs Canada

  • 09h10 - 11h00 - Panel Discussion: Moderator: Stéphane Brabant, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Paris office), H.E. Assefa Kumssa, State Minister, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Roger Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council South Africa, Amal Bouchenaki, Partner, International Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (New York office), H.E. Oumarou Idani, Minister of Mines and Quarries, Republic of Burkina Faso, Peter Leon, Co-Chairman of Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Johannesburg office), H.E. Amb. Albert Mudenda Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission

  • Register online for just C$65.

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