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Toronto 2008

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A winter storm and traffic jams didn't stop 110 people from turning up - including Darryl Levitt (Macleod Dixon) and Jessica Walker (Areva).

Mohamed Bhabha (Wardrop Engineering) and Francis Roche (Roche Securities) at the kickoff African Ministers Reception.

Mokone Roberts (South African Dept. of Minerals & Energy), Nogolide Nojozi (South African Consul General), Freddy Chaba (Trade & Investment Limpopo), Wayne Floreani (MineAfrica), Alex Conradie (South African Dept. of Minerals & Energy)

Henk Krasenberg (Editor, European Gold Centre) and Don Willoughby (VP, Corporate Development, Goldrush Resources).

Michael Bourassa of Fasken Martineau with Bruce Shapiro. Faskens, along with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, sponsored the Friday African Ministers Reception.

Miningmx introduced its guide to the 100 most influential people in South Africa's Mining industry to the North American market during MineAfrica.

David Creighton, Chairman, Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business and CEO, Cordiant Capital.

His talk focussed on critical mining isuses - energy and safety.

A capacity crowd of 300 confirmed that Africa is hot.

Michael Spytek (ITC Global), Wayne Floreani (MineAfrica), Sarah Sadd (ITC Global).

The ENDIAMA / Angola delegation at the mining breakfast. Dr. Carlos, Lisboa, Sebastiao Panzo, and H.E. Miguel N'Tau Puna, Angolan Ambassador to Canada (far right).

Mohamed Bouamama and Mohamed Senouci from the National Agency for Mine Patrimony, Algeria.

Stephen Coates, CEO, Homeland Energy Group, updates the audience on Homelands' March 4 listing on the TSX.

Keynote speaker Peter Kinver, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation.

An attentive audience during one of three concurrent sessions during the Investing in African Mining Seminar.

Debbie Ntombela, Chief Director, Mineral Regulations, South African Dept of Minerals and Energy presents in Session A.

Innocent Madawo, Chamber board member, and CEO, Bozz Communications.

The Hon. Walter MacLean, Namibian Honorary Consul and Peter Kinver, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation.

Brad Breetzke (Standard Bank), Jon Crowe (Baobab Resources), and Thys Terblanche (Standard Bank).

75% of the attendees were Presidents, CEO's, Managing Directors, Vice Presidents or General Managers.

Daye Kaba of Fasken Martineau opens Session B.

Gennen McDowall, President, Xemplar Energy - one of thirty presenters in three sessions.

Sarah Sadd, Director of Communications, ITC Global Networking Solutions in Session B.

Mohamed Senouci, the National Agency for Mine Patrimony, Algeria.

Zambia in one of the four MineAfrica booths at the PDAC trade show.

A central theme for the 2008 PDAC was snow. And who needs an overcoat!

Session B Moderator Marino Pieterse introduces the next presenter

R. Michael Jones, President and CEO, Platinum Group Metals in Session A

The Canada-South Africa Chamber of Business 9th Annual Mining Breakfast..

Session A Moderator, Hayley Goodwin, Miningmx.

Graham Chisholm, President and CEO, ICS Copper in Session C

A busy foyer outside the seminar rooms.

Janne Duncan, Partner, Macleod Dixon LLP.