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PDAC 2013

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MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro introduces the panel from Webber Wentzel at Navigating Africa's Mining Terrain: Perceptions & Reality on Sunday March 3, 2013

Peter Leon, Partner & Head of Mining Sector Group, Webber Wentzel

Ms. Tselane Mokuena, Consul-General of the Republic of South Africa in Canada

The panel covered the perceptions and reality of crucial topics in Africa's mining industry

Webber Wentzel's Steven de Backer, Manus Booysen, MineAfrica's Bruce Shapiro, Webber Wentzel's Peter Leon and Olivier Binyingo

Webber Wentzel's Olivier Binyingo speaks to the growth of resource nationalism in Africa

Joe Lombard, Chamber Chairman & Global Managing Director - Mining & Metals, Hatch welcomes the sold out audience at the largest African mining event in North America on March 5, 2013

George Bennett, Godfrey Oliphant, Joe Lombard, Robert Friedland, Lucas Moalusi and Roger Rosmus

Welcoming remarks from Mark Davidson of Premier Sponsor SGS

Lucas Moalusi of Corporate Sponsor Fasken Martineau's Johannesburg office

Opening Speaker Godfrey Oliphant, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources for the Republic of South Africa

Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder of Ivanplats Limited, delivers an inspirational keynote address

Mr. Friedland raised $300 million on a TSX listing in October 2012 for projects in South Africa and the DRC

Mark O'Dea, Chairman of True Gold Mining with Oliver Lennox-King, Chairman of Roxgold

The morning drew a total of 385 participants

The South African government delegation selecting seminars to attend at MineAfrica's 11th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar immediately following the breakfast

Cameroon's Secretary of State Calistus Gentry Fuh delivers a presentation on the new emergent Iron Ore Belt in Africa

Salif Kabore, Minister of Mines, discusses the investment opportunities present in Burkina Faso

The seminars featured country overviews by African Mining Ministers, project updates by mining company CEO's and technical presentations on doing business in Africa's mining industry by expert advisors

Roxgold President and Chief Executive Officer, John Dorward, presents on his gold project in Burkina Faso

Presenter Luis da Silva, Chief Executive of Afferro Mining

Madame H.E. Sinkinesh Ejigu, the Minister of Mines for Ethiopia shares the Ethiopian advantage as a safe, secure and progressive mining jurisdiction

Theodore Aramah, University of Alberta and Russ Calow, Vice-President Global Geochemistry from Premier Sponsor SGS

The Honourable Minister of Mines and Steel Development of the Republic of Nigeria presents on investment opportunities

H.E. Omar Hamidou Tchiana, Minister of Mines, gives an overview on Niger's Mining Sector

Herbert Smith Freehills Salimatou Diallo covered CSR with a series of case studies

The Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business Student Members and Chamber Board Members

MineAfrica had four booths and nine exhibitors including Niger and Cameroon at the sold-out PDAC Trade Show

Engaging discussions at the MineAfrica's booths

The Senegal Ministry of Energy and Mines showcasing their country

Ms. Aissata Tapsoba at the Burkina Faso Booth

Cameroon Ministry of Mines giving an overview on their mining jurisdiction at PDAC

Allana Potash showcase their Ethiopian potash project