Well over 180 companies will be exhibiting at the DRC Mining Week se to take place from Wednesday June 19th to Friday June 21st, 2019. The event will once again provide an open dialogue between government, mining operators and technologies services providers to strengthen productivity in the region.
Over its 15-year history, DRC Mining Week has earned a reputation for being a key platform to discuss issues, forge business partnerships and explore opportunities in the DRC. Different participants express the importance of the week not just for the different companies, but also Africa mining industry as well.
For Platinum Sponsor Cataca Mining Company, DRC Mining Week is important because it demonstrates the potential that Central Africa has in terms of mineral resources.
Francisco Bayila, head of the company’s communication and institutional image says that among its plans for the 2019 event is expansion of its network, finding technological solutions for the firm’s mining projects in Angola as well as relevant suppliers who can provide the company with these services or even equipment.
On the other hand, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) views the event as the perfect opportunity to contribute important national and international dialogue, in addition to further advancing the DRC mining sector as a whole. Patrick Mulumba, president and director-general at ERG Africa’s Metalkol RTR project further added that DRC Mining Week also offers an opportunity to connect with other mining businesses, to exchange ideas and to form or deepen commercial relationships and joint voluntary initiatives and partnerships.
2019 will also see five international pavilions exhibit at DRC Mining Week. This includes the French Pavilion. Sophie Olivier, convener of the French Pavilion. She stated the country’s economic community already has a presence in Lubumbashi via the CCIFC and the CFA and that the original plan was to promote them at the event.
She further explained that with the help of the French Embassy, and the CCEF and CCIFC Board of Directors, they decided to combine them in one place: the French Pavilion. This, she elaborated, was for purposes of giving more visibility to the French commercial offer.