All roads that lead to Lubumbashi are paved with copper, cobalt and gold


The countdown to DRC Mining Week 2020 has started…

DRC remains a fascinating business destination with its boundless resources and vast spaces. Lubumbashi is still talking about the “June invasion” with the almost 5000 participants at this year’s DRC Mining Week, which marked the record breaking 15th anniversary of this pre-eminent mining exhibition and conference on the Copperbelt.

DRC Mining Week is a great platform to showcase capabilities in the mining and metals space” says Amedeo Anniciello, CEO: Standard Bank, DRC, which is returning to the 2020 edition of the event as the Diamond Plus sponsor. He adds: “at Standard Bank, Africa is our home and we drive its growth. At DRC we believe in the potential of the country and mining as a core to support this great economy. DRC Mining Week thus provides a unique platform to engage and dialogue on the best ways to develop this great nation through mining. Standard Bank supports DRC Mining Week.” 

“It was clear from this year’s sold out, packed conference and exhibition that the interest in this country and its mining potential is just growing exponentially every year” says event director Elodie Delagneau. “The 2020 edition therefore will be bigger in expo space but we will also make sure that we take our lead from the industry with a programme that is relevant and sector-focused, not only deep-diving into the challenges but also showcasing success stories and giving every opportunity for mining operators and suppliers to meet and talk business. We are also grateful for the DRC’s Ministry of Mines’ high-level official support and presence at DRC Mining Week.”

More than 230 sponsors and exhibitors from more than 45 countries will partner with DRC Mining Week 2020 which is taking place from 17-19 June next year. The trend of increasing international pavilions is also expected to continue with six country pavilions, including a first dedicated Chinese pavilion, while some 1500 mining executives will attend the conference and more than 5000 visitors roam the expo. Apart from an extra focus on China, the event will also boast a dedicated session on the growing sector of battery metals, junior mining, a special focus on investment and training for ASMs and then, a definite highlight, an exclusive Women in Mining briefing.”

To be part of this long running, flagship event, contact:
Event director: Elodie Delagneau

Sponsorship and exhibition: Jean-Tite Oloumoussie:

Marketing: Caroline Plateaux
Conference and workshop programmes: Audrey Bading
Office telephone: +27 21 7003500



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