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- From left to right Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, newly elected President of the Republic of Zambia H.E. Hakainde Hichilema, South African President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, and the President of Botswana H.E. Dr Mokweetsy Eric Keabetswe Masisi
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- Delegates in the plenary session
- From left to Right Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge, the President of Botswana H.E. Dr Mokweetsy Eric Keabetswe Masisi, newly elected President of the Republic of Zambia H.E. Hakainde Hichilema and Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources & Energy, South Africa
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Wrap up – The First Investing in Mining Indaba 2022 in-Person Event in Two Years a Huge Success
Mining Indaba has become a platform for senior government officials and mining ministry leaders from across Africa
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives took a prominent role on the main stage in 2022, featuring panel sessions with financial organisations and industry bodies
Returning as an in-person event after two years, this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com), took place between 9 -11 May 2022 and welcomed 6 570 attendees to the CTICC, in Cape Town, South Africa. With a track record of bringing together senior government representatives, mining companies, investors, professional services, and mining equipment and service providers from across the world, the Mining Indaba is the largest mining-related event on the continent.
Hyve Group PLC, Africa Portfolio, Head of Marketing, Dr Alex Mswaka, attributed the strong attendance to the participation of high-profile line-up speakers and the phenomenal content programme. He adds that with a thriving mining industry looking set to achieve rapid growth over the short term, people are ready to get back to doing business face to face and it was positive to see the industry reunite after a long period of being apart.
Highlights of the event included a keynote address by South African President H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of Botswana H.E. Dr Mokweetsy Eric Keabetswe Masisi, newly elected President of the Republic of Zambia H.E. Hakainde Hichilema and Prime Minister of the DRC Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge.
The attendance of these high-profile speakers signals the continued importance of mining to the African economy as a cornerstone creator of value through investment, procurement, job creation and community investment, and its contribution to the fiscus.
Through this year’s overarching theme - ‘Evolution of African Mining: Investing in the Energy Transition, ESG, and the Economies’ – the metals and minerals sector examined the new challenges, opportunities and strategies being embraced by the industry amid climate change concerns, the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the drive towards a just transition.
Mining Indaba has become a platform for senior government officials and mining ministry leaders from across Africa and beyond to convey policy reform, industry opportunities, innovation, and better position their countries to attract investment.
Key government attendees included South Africa’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, the U.S. State Department Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, Jose Fernandez, and the Central African Republic’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Rufin Benam Beltoungou.
The world’s largest African mining investment event played host to speakers and panellists from across the industry to explore how the sector - encompassing mine operators, investors and society - can thrive amid decarbonisation, technological advances, and the current economics.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) imperatives took a prominent role on the main stage in 2022, featuring panel sessions with financial organisations and industry bodies, including the ICMM, the EITI, the United Nations, and the World Gold Council. Speakers explored and shared lessons on the progress made in mining's ESG-focused investment environment, opportunities in the battery metals sector, advances in technology, the potential hydrogen economy and how COP26 will shape the future of mining.
The event also introduced hotly anticipated new elements, including the first-ever Research and Innovation Battlefield, a dedicated Infrastructure & Supply Chain Forum and following the acquisition of 121 Group, a bespoke investor meetings programme as part of the Mining Indaba experience.
Hyve Group PLC, Africa Portfolio Director, Simon Ford says that if the 121 Mining Investment Cape Town registrations are taken into account, attendance to the 2022 Mining Indaba was well over 7 500 delegates.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Investing in African Mining Indaba.
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Investing in African Mining Indaba is the largest mining investment event in Africa. With a proven track record of bringing together Ministers, senior Government representatives, Mining Companies, Mid and Junior Miners, Investors, professional services as well as mining equipment and service providers, Mining Indaba is the place to meet everybody who’s anybody in the African and global mining industry.
It is the must-attend event that drives the mining industry forward, provides attendees with an unmatched access to the entire value chain and the most influential players in African mining for four days of high-quality content, deal-making and networking opportunities.