Focus on West Africa: October 3, 2013

with premier sponsor Herbert Smith Freehills


seminar report


MineAfrica's third London seminar focussing specifically on mining hotspot West Africa took place on October 3, 2013 and drew a senior level audience of 150 participants from the United Kingdom (82%), France (9%), Canada (3%), 27% came from the financial sector, 18% were senior mining executives, 13% advisors and 3% media.

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

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Download the presentations:

  • Presentation 1 - From Afro Pessimism to Afro Optimism: Time for Afro Realism - Where are we in the Mining Sector in Africa Today - Christian Mion, EY Senior Partner, EMEIA Advisory Mining Leader, Member of the EY Global Mining Team, Ernst & Young - (email Christian Mion for a copy of his presentation)

  • Presentation 2 - Evolution and Growth - John McGloin, Executive Chairman, Amara Mining plc

  • Presentation 3 - Current Issues in West African Mining Projects: Structuring Your Investment to Maximise Protection - Greg Mulley, Partner, Corporate and Nina Bowyer, Partner, Global Energy Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills

  • Presentation 4 (verbal only) - Assessing the Economic and Developmental Impact of Mining - Richard Morgan, International Government Relations Advisor, AngloAmerican

  • Presentation 5 - Operational Success and Risk Mitigation in Your West African Mining Venture: Using Intelligence Gained From Social Media - Tyson Johnson, Head, Business Development - Private Sector, BrightPlanet

  • Presentation 6 - Canada's First Ever Socially Responsible Junior Mine Index - Bonnie Lyn de Bartok, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MacCormick IMC

  • Presentation 7 - New Approach - Alluvial Mining In Liberia - Jordan Wangh, President and Richard Fesiuk, Cantanza Minerals Liberia

  • Presentation 8 - Overcoming the Infrastructure Deficit for Mining in Africa: A Case Study - Anne-Cecile Souhaid, Associate, Eunomix

  • Presentation 9 - How to Successfully Fund a Mining Project in West Africa - Thomas Lagree, Vice President Metals & Mining, BNP Paribas

  • Our next seminar is our 7th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London with Premier Sponsors TMX Group and Haywood Securities on Monday December 2, 2013. 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 2014 - including participation in the Chamber's 15th Annual Mining Breakfast, MineAfrica's 12th Annual seminar and booth space in the MineAfrica pavillion at the PDAC trade show.

    We hope to see you at our next event.

    Bruce and Wayne