Focus on West Africa: September 26, 2011

with premier sponsor Herbert Smith LLP


seminar report



MineAfrica's first London seminar focussing specifically on mining hotspot West Africa took place on September 26, 2011 and drew a senior level audience from the United Kingdom (73%), Canada (11%), France (10%) and Africa (4%). 42% came from the financial sector and 18% were senior mining executives.

A big thank you to our Premier Sponsor and host Herbert Smith LLP (see their Africa Practice mining brochure.), seminar chair Stéphane Brabant and seminar partner, the Association of Mining Analysts (AMA).

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Download the presenter profiles.

Download the presentations:

  • Mining in Africa: Role of Lawyers to Reconcile a Huge Potential Geology and Some Significant Political Risks - Stéphane Brabant, (Seminar Chairman), Partner, Global Head of Mining, Global Head of Africa Practice, Herbert Smith LLP

  • Mine - The Game has Changed - Jason Burkitt, UK Mining Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • What Lies Beneath: Risks and Rewards in West African Mining - Hannah Koep, Head of Africa Analysis, Control Risks

  • Great Quest - Discovery and Phosphate Potential in Mali - John Clarke, Chairman, Great Quest Metals Ltd.

  • AXMIN - Near Term Gold Production in the Central African Republic; Additional Advanced Exploration Assets in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Mali and Mozambique - George Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, AXMIN Inc.

  • M&A and ECM Trends in the African Mining Sector / Doing an IPO - Michael Walter and Greg Mulley, Partners, Herbert Smith LLP, Global Mining Practice

  • A New Era of Gold Exploration: Prevail Gold - Alain Mizelle, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prevail Gold

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

  • Lionhart Funds: Key Factors for our Natural Resources Investments in (West) Africa - Mike Smyth, Lionhart Advisors Group Ltd.

  • Thank you to all our presenters and attendees for participating. Special thanks to Rebecca Donovan of Herbert Smith's Paris office for her invaluable help in making the event such a success.

    Our next seminar is our 5th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar in London, UK on December 5, 2011 with Premier Sponsors The Toronto Stock Exchange and Haywood Securities. Click here for more information on presenting, sponsoring or attending or contact Wayne Floreani.

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    We hope to see you at our next event.

    Bruce and Wayne