VENTURES AFRICA – The importance of mining to Africa has again taken centre stage, more importantly with the falling prices of crude. This is why Mining Indaba, an annual mining investment conference slated to take place next month in Cape Town, has lined up an A-list of speakers who will give delegates at the event a global perspective on the investment climate, status of current and emerging mining projects across Africa, and insights on the current mining scenarios in Africa’s most attractive mining jurisdictions.
Mining Indaba, which is regarded as the “world’s preferred brand and destination in African mining,” will also afford delegates an opportunity to enjoy corporate presentations from: C-level executives representing approximately 40 of Africa’s top and emerging mining players, 20 of the continent’s most progressive mining ministers, and industry thought leaders driving African mining into the next phase.
“The 2015 Mining Indaba features a number of substantial investments we have made under our new ownership. These investments, made at a time when other events and the overall sector are contracting, reaffirms our belief that the long term outlook for Africa mining is excellent and our commitment for the Mining Indaba to remain the premier forum for uniting investors, mining companies and mining ministers,” explains Jonathan Moore, Managing Director, Mining Indaba.
The speakers appointed include: Bob Diamond and Ashish Thakkar, both Founding Directors of Atlas Mara; Jim O’Neill, Chairman, Cities Growth Commission; Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, Global Practice on Energy and Extractive Industries, World Bank Group; and Dambisa Moyo, International Bestselling Author and Global Economist, among others.
Emphasis would be placed on the myriad of investment opportunities in the African mining sector, from majors to juniors; brownfields to exploration.