Mining invasion expected in Kigali next week as industry gathers for East & Central Africa Mining Forum

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Some of the continent’s most successful and exciting mining houses as well as leading industry service providers will join at least four mining ministers from the region for the inaugural East & Central Africa Mining Forum that kicks off in Kigali on Monday.

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is the latest mining industry expert  that has partnered with the event. They will join regional mining pioneers such as Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and Walkabout Resources and share their experiences in the field, current success stories and future plans for the region during the two-day conference and exhibition.

The conference programme also features a ministerial panel, during which the Zimbabwean mining minister and South Sudan’s undersecretary for mining as well as the CEO of the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB) will discuss regional mineral trade and investment.

Opening session highlights: Monday, 28 October 2019:

Keynote address: “Mining in action: catalyst for Africa’s progression and development”
H.E. Amb. Albert Mudenda Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission, Ethiopia 

Ministerial panel: “Increasing regional mineral trade and investment”
Moderator: Sheila Khama, Private Consultant, Botswana

– Hon. Francis Gatare, CEO, Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda
– Dr Andu Ezbon Adde, Undersecretary, Ministry of Mining, Republic of South Sudan
– Hon. Winston Chitando, Minister of Mines & Mining Development, Republic of Zimbabwe
 
Industry support
There is great excitement in the run-up to the event with lots of support from leading mining and exploration companies in the region as well as top suppliers of technology and services to the industry. Aldango Gold Refinery is the diamond sponsor while LuNa Smelter and BARRON are gold sponsors. Flowserve, Ivanhoe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Simeka are silver sponsors and CMD, GlobalTT, HSF, Minelab, Ngali Mining, Spectrometer, TechMet and Walkabout Resources Ltd have partnered as bronze sponsors.
 
Other mining companies that will be present include Montero, Lindi Jumbo Ltd, Piran Resources Ltd, Power Resources Group, Wolfram, Managem, GeoPoint Africa, Equator Gold, Glencore, Black Rock Mining Limited, Afritin Mining and Mawarid Mining.
 
East & Central Africa Mining Forum is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors. Other well-known events by Spintelligent include DRC Mining Week, Nigeria Mining Week, African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, Future Energy East Africa and Future Energy Nigeria. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group. 

East & Central Africa Mining Forum dates and location:
Strategic conference and exhibition: 28-29 October 2019
Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda

Website: http://www.miningforumafrica.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiningForumRwanda/
LinkedIN: East and Central Africa Mining Forum
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningForumECA 

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