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Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023

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Mining Indaba offers unequalled opportunities for miners, suppliers, financiers, investors and government leaders. Image credit: Leon Louw for WhyAfrica

Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023

With only a few days to go, the world’s largest African mining investment event, Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023, taking place in Cape Town on 6-9 February, is set to provide delegates with valuable insight into the continent’s latest mining trends and investment opportunities

WhyAfrica is once again a media partner at this prestigious global event, and we’ll keep our readers and followers informed about the most important developments and trends in the African mining industry. WhyAfrica always finds different angles and if you are a WhyAfrica follower, rest assured that you will be one of the first readers or viewers to know about what is happening behind closed doors. Look out for updates on WhyAfrica’s online platform (https://www.whyafrica.co.za/) and on all our social media pages, and check out photos and images on our Instagram account (why.africa)

This year, we’re also doing exclusive video interviews with some of our partners and WhyAfrica members so make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get all the views and opinions from the most important role players in Africa’s largest economic sector. Our YouTube channel (@whyafrica4709) is unplugged and unedited and tells the African story as it is. What we see, is what you get. A summary of the Indaba will be available in our newsletters and next issue of WhyAfrica’s magazine. To subscribe to our newsletters and magazine click here:  https://www.whyafrica.co.za/subscribe/

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Driving investment opportunities in Africa (Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023)

The extensive programme at this year’s Mining Indaba provides thought-leadership and networking opportunities with a focus on the future of mining and tackling key topics facing the mining industry to drive investment opportunities into Africa.

The Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) will welcome more than 7000 delegates from 100 countries registered so far. About sixty are government delegations including ministers and ambassadors. Over 350 delegates are executives from junior mining companies and close to 700 investors and 400 mid-tier and major mining companies will be represented at Indaba 2023.

According to Simon Ford, Portfolio Director for Investing in African Mining Indaba, this year’s event offers unequalled opportunities for miners, suppliers, financiers, investors and government leaders. “For almost three decades, Mining Indaba is the place where the mining community comes together to share and create dialogue that can spark change and ultimately, drive investment,” says Ford.

Sessions to look out for (Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023)

Top sessions include a keynote address with outgoing Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter whose reflections will undoubtedly equip mining sector companies operating in South Africa with valuable perspectives on power prospects in the years ahead.

Mining Indaba 2023 offers delegates the extraordinary opportunity to hear Mauritania Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Mines, Hon. Abdessalem Ould Mohamed Saleh, in conversation with former De Beers Botswana CEO Sheila Khama and Kinross Gold CEO Paul Rollinson.

In addition, there will be a focus on the shifting nature of resource nationalism on the continent in a panel discussion convened by well-known mining law specialist Warren Beech as he guides discussion with several mining, exploration, and mining association executives on questions around ownership issues, the beneficiation imperative and the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

The brand new three-day InfraTech content programme promises fascinating insights by industry experts as they delve into mining technology innovation, critical mineral exploration, supply chains, the just energy transition, and the changing nature of work, that will feed into building and delivering mines of the future.

Exploration projects on show (Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023)              

To encourage greater interest in exploration, and to drive investment into African mining at the early stages, another new addition to Mining Indaba is the Explorer’s Showcase. About 29 exploration companies with a market capitalisation of no more than USD25- million and projects located in Africa will have an opportunity to present their plans to investors and top financiers at Mining Indaba.

Making a return is the Investment Battlefield, the renowned platform for pitching Africa’s hottest junior mining companies against each with a 2-day programme that will be held across both the Mining Indaba and 121 Cape Town events.

The Sustainable Development Day programme on Tuesday 7 February will provide cutting-edge insight into present-day challenges, what tomorrow’s challenges are likely to be and how effectively the industry has dealt with sustainability issues in recent times.

2023’s Mining Indaba theme is ‘Unlocking African Mining Investment: Stability, Security, and Supply’. It was carefully devised in light of the world’s geopolitical shifts, the residual impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and fast-growing climate change pressures, all of which have led to a series of unprecedented shifts in international economic dynamics.

“These changes are the source of new challenges for the industry, but also open new opportunities for African mining as demand for new forms of strategic minerals takes the industry into new territory and also consolidates demand for traditional minerals.”, says Ford.

During the four days of Mining Indaba, delegates will also benefit from mainstay content streams including the Ministerial Symposium, Intergovernmental Summit, Green Metals Day, the Young Leaders Forum and the General Counsel Forum.

Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023

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Unlock investment opportunities at Investing in African Mining Indaba 2023


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