Âme de Kinshasa

Regional mining pioneers Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and others to attend the East & Central Africa Mining Forum in Kigali

“Kamoa-Kakula, which now ranks as the world’s largest undeveloped high-grade copper discovery, represents the discovery of a previously unrecognized and richly endowed district within the Central African Copperbelt – geologically distinct, yet geographically next door to the well-known Kolwezi deposits. We have a very strong belief that the Copperbelt holds the potential for additional world-scale discoveries.” This is according to Tony Giardini, the President of Ivanhoe Mines, the latest mining pioneering company that has confirmed its presence at the upcoming East & Central Africa Mining Forum in Kigali from 28-29 October.

“Unexplored mineral potential”
“The East African mining sector is truly underestimated by new investors, there is great potential, both in human and natural resources” says Dr Radoslav Miskiewicz, CEO of Luma Holding Ltd and President of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter in Rwanda. LuNa Smelter is a gold sponsor at the regional mining conference and exhibition later this month in Kigali where Dr Miskiewicz joins other well-known mining pioneers on the programme, including a session on “International players who added value to their mining industry”.

“Rwanda is still considered as the country with unexplored minerals potential” says Mr Miskiewicz, “and I believe it can offer several interesting opportunities within 3T minerals, gemstones, gold and battery minerals. Our own exploration projects are our key concern, as our main goal is to develop the concessions into full working mines.”

He adds: “Rwanda is definitely becoming a crucial player on the East African mining scene. With recently developed production facilities, such as gold refinery, tin smelter and upcoming tantalum refinery, its position as a regional minerals and metals hub is confirmed. I believe it is of a significant importance that countries in this region cooperate closely and conduct joint efforts leading towards development and production of the added value here in Africa.” 

Regional mining opportunities
Success stories and opportunities in the mining sector in the East and Central African regions will be featured at East & Central Africa Mining Forum, which will also be attended by the mining ministers and an Undersecretary for Mining from Tanzania, DRC, Zimbabwe and South Sudan. The Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB) is the host of the inaugural edition of the event from 28-29 October.  

“Geology tends to be regional” says the RMB CEO Hon. Francis Gatare, “there is no single country that has a monopoly on its own geological endowments; they tend to be regional and similar in many regards. This makes it important to share geological information across the region. It’s also very important for the country to share experiences and in turn start to see mineral resources as regional projects, especially when you begin to think about processing on a competitive level that would bring in economic returns.”

Industry support
The event has already secured the support of 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 and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung are silver sponsors and CMD, GlobalTT, Minelab, Ngali Mining, Spectrometer, TechMet and Walkabout Resources Ltd have partnered as bronze sponsors.

East & Central Africa Mining Forum will provide participants access to best practices to gain insights into reliable, cost effective technologies and fast-tracking financial support. Industry participation will include junior mining operators and exploration companies; stakeholders from the mining equipment, technology and service (METS) sector; transport and logistics firms to help cross-border cooperation; and financiers, who will help provide the right financial model and tools for projects of any scale.

The event 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

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Partagez l'info!!!

Laisser un commentaire

Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Les champs obligatoires sont indiqués avec *