Focus on West Africa: Jun 9, 2011

seminar report


Toronto spring temperatures were soaring and so was interest in mining hotspot West Africa at MineAfrica's Focus on West Africa seminar held on June 9.

The seminar featured nine presenters - a mix of mining companies updating on their West African projects and expert advisors covering a range of topics on doing business in West Africa's mining industry. A total of 85 participants took in the presentations throughout the course of the afternoon.

Thanks to our sponsor SGS, seminar partner Minerals Resources Analysts Group (MRAG) and seminar chair Terry Ortslan, Managing Director, TSO & Associates and Chairman of MRAG.

Read the media coverage:
  • "More mining tax, royalty hikes 'inevitable' - Control Risks" by Liezel Hill
  • "Midlands may spin out Tanzania properties - CEO" by Liezel Hill
  • "There's gold - and more gold" by Michael Schwartz
  • "New Frontiers - West Africa's Mineral Rush" by Michael Schwartz

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    Download the presentations by clicking on the link below:

  • Keynote Address - (verbal only) - Richard Fenning, Chief Executive Officer, Control Risks

  • Strategic Gold Concessions in Ghana's Ashanti Belt - Darren Lindsay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Castle Peak Mining Ltd.

  • The Great Quest to Grow West African Agriculture - Victor Jones, Co-founder and Chairman, Great Quest Metals Ltd.

  • Growing our African Assets - Kim Harris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Midlands Minerals Corporation

  • What Lies Beneath: Risks and Rewards in West African Mining - Tom Wilson, Senior Analyst, Africa, Control Risks

  • Undertaking Mining Projects in West Africa - the Webber Wentzel Experience - Nkikia Moshesh, Partner, Webber Wentzel LLP

  • Pelangio Exploration - Exploring Camp-Sized Properties on World-Class Gold Belts in Ghana - Brendan Cahill, Vice President, Corporate Development, Pelangio Exploration Inc.

  • The Oromin Joint Venture Group: Golouma Gold Project - David Mallo, Vice President, Exploration (Minerals), Oromin Explorations Ltd.

  • Advancing Your Projects in West Africa in a Cost Effective and Timely Manner - Pierrette Prince, Sales and Marketing Manager, Global Geochemistry, SGS

  • Next up we will be running our Focus on West Africa seminar in London, UK on September 26, 2011 with Premier Sponsor Herbert Smith LLP. If you are interested in promoting your West African project and company to a European financial audience contact Wayne Floreani.

    Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

    Bruce and Wayne