Focus on West Africa: October 8, 2012

with premier sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills


seminar report


MineAfrica's second London seminar focussing specifically on mining hotspot West Africa took place on October 8, 2012 and drew a senior level audience of 155 participants from the United Kingdom (83%), Canada (4%), rest of Europe (9%) and Africa (4%). 30% came from the financial sector, 24% were senior mining executives and 5% media.

A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor and host Herbert Smith Freehills, seminar chair Stéphane Brabant and seminar partner, the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA).

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Download the presentations:

  • Introduction - Stéphane Brabant, Partner, Co-Head of Global Mining Group, Head of Africa Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Presentation 1 - Keynote Address - Go West: Africa That Is. The Next Investment Frontier - Melvin Glapion, Managing Director, Kroll Advisory Solutions

  • Presentation 2 - Expanding Resources and Development of the Karma Project, Burkina Faso - Don Mosher, Corporate Development, Riverstone Resources Inc.

  • Presentation 3 - Local Content Provisions in Mining Contracts in Francophone West Africa - Bertrand Montembault, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Presentation 4 - Delivering on Liberia's Potential - Mark Pryor, Vice President, Exploration, Amlib Holdings Plc

  • Presentation 5 - Becoming 'Bankable' - the Realities of Applying the IFC Performance Standards in West Africa - Tunde Morakinyo and Philippa Spence, Partner, Impact Assessment and Planning Team, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

  • Presentation 6 - Evolution and Growth - John McGloin, Executive Chairman, Amara Mining plc

  • Presentation 7 - Funding Challenges for Resource Companies - David Russell, Director, Global Resources, Mining & Metals, Ernst & Young LLP

  • Presentation 8 - Mining in Burkina Faso West Africa and Using Green Energy Solutions - Kate Blancato, Chief Financial Officer, Extracor Canada Mining Ltd. and Green Mine Solutions

  • Presentation 9 - Mining in West Africa: How to Deal With the Current Challenges of the Banking Sector - Grégoire Leforestier, Deputy Head of the Structured Debt Metals & Mining EMEA Team, BNP Paribas

  • Our next seminar is our 6th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London with Premier Sponsors TMX Group and Haywood Securities on Monday December 3, 2012. Click here for more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending or contact Wayne Floreani.

    Click here for details on participating in the biggest African mining event in North America - MineAfrica at PDAC 2013.

    We hope to see you at our next event.

    Bruce and Wayne