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This is the Post Event Report for successful 4th West and Central Africa Mining Summit which was held in Accra, Ghana last September 26-27, 2011. For queries, contact Neil at +6563912562 or email ...

This is the Post Event Report for successful 4th West and Central Africa Mining Summit which was held in Accra, Ghana last September 26-27, 2011. For queries, contact Neil at +6563912562 or email neil.reyes@magenta-global.com.sg

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  • POST EVENT REPORT*For sponsorship and exhibition, email neil.reyes@magenta-global.com.sg or call +65 6391 2562
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011POST SHOW FACTS 3EVENT OVERVIEW 4CONFERENCE PROGRAMME 5LIST OF SPEAKERS 8SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS 9SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS 10MEDIA PARTNERS & MEDIA COVERAGE 10WHAT PARTICIPANTS THOUGHT 12 2
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011Post Show FactsQuick factsNumber of Participants = 354Number of Exhibiting Companies = 19Number of Countries represented = 34Number of presentations made = 24Charts Summit 2011 audience profile - by industry Senior & Junior Mining Companies 3% Merchant Banks/Project Finance & Investments 4% 9% 23% Governments/Regulators/Industry Associations 9% Geology/Engineering Consultancies 1% 10% 8% Consulting Companies 19% 14% Law Firms Mining Software Technology/Equipment & Machinery Producers Media Logistics Companies Universities / R&D Centers Summit 2011 audience profile - by job title 3% 2% 4% Chairman/President/CEO/Managing Director/Country Manager 4% Chief Operating Officer / Business Operations Manager 9% 27% Research / Mining Analyst & Consultant Exploration Manager / Geologist 9% 13% Technical Director / Project Manager 9% CFO/Financial Controller/Investment Officer 6% 14% Business & Corporate Development Manager/ Marketing Manager Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Development Principal Policy & Planning Officer Lawyer Journalist Summit 2011 audience profile - by regions 7% 2% 3% Ghana 2% 1% West Africa 12% Central Africa South Africa 10% 61% North Africa 2% Asia Europe USA / Canada Australia 3
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011Event OverviewThis fourth edition was especially timely given the growing interest in African mining resources byinternational players from China, Brazil, India, Russia etc. In an IMF forecast issued early this year, Africancountries are expected to take seven out of the 10 top places in the world mining industries over the nextfive years. More importantly, this is the only Summit focusing on the West & Central Africa Mining &extractive industries. It has established itself as the only event for all existing stakeholders as well as newentrants exploring opportunities in this emerging region. 34 countries were represented at this Summit,making it a truly international eventGhana’s commitment and support to this event was evident from the participation of top level delegationfrom the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Minerals Commission and the Ghana Chamber ofMines.Representatives from the African continent include Hon Abdul Ignosi Koroma, Deputy Minister of Mines &Mineral Resources at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Dr Gaétan Roch Moloto-A-Kenguemba,Adviser at the Prime Minister Office - Central African Republic (CAR), and Councillor Central African Region,Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) as well as senior officials from the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Mines andEnergy.Even Papua New Guinea, a mining-dominated economy from far-off Oceania did not miss-out on this keyextractive industry event. Their delegation was led by Hon James Byron Chan, Member of Parliament andMinister of Mining; Mr Gaius Toaligur, First Secretary; and Mr Shadrach Himata, Deputy Secretary at theDepartment of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management.The West & Central African countries present immense opportunities. This Summit provided up-to-datereports on minerals extractions of iron ore, gold, bauxite, manganese, zircon, limestone, phosphate andrare earth elements (Lithium, Tantalum, Niobium); & examined upcoming investment opportunities inGhana, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, DRC, Senegal, Guinea, Gabon, CAR, Sierra Leone,Congo, Cameroon, Mali and Mauritania. This Summit also discussed inter-alia issues of increasingly criticalconcerns for Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the importance of themining industry’s developing a positive impact on surrounding communities.Key sponsors of the Summit included Atlas Copco , Banlaw Africa Group, Outotec, Total, Nigerian StockExchange (NSE) as well as Chartwell. Companies participating as exhibitors included: the World GoldCouncil, Weatherford, Gold Fields, Mine Site Technologies, SGS, Minelab International, Castle Peak Mining,Pratley, Roymec Technologies, WearCheck Africa, African Mineral Standards, Eurofor and CAE DatamineInternational.The event garnered the support of international and regional mining publications and was reported/publicised in over 70 media sites. 4
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011 Conference ProgrammeDay One – 26th September 2011 (Monday) 8.00 Registration 9.00 Welcome Remarks from Magenta Global Maggie Tan, CEO 9.05 Chairman’s Opening Remarks Prof. John C. Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank 9.10 Opening Ministerial Keynote Speech: Ghana’s Mineral Resources: Geological Context and Industrial and Commercial Opportunities Hon. Henry Ford Kamel, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana On behalf of Hon Mike Hammah, Minister, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana 9.30 Industry Keynote Address: Corporate Social Responsibility as a Long Term Strategy for Ghana Dr. Joyce Aryee, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines 10.00 Confronting Policy Challenges for Minerals and Metal Exporting Countries: Experiences from Ghana Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive, Minerals Commission of Ghana 10.30 Morning Refreshments & Exhibition Tour 11.00 Overview of Manganese Mining Activities in Gabon Dr Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director, BHP Billiton Gabon 11.30 Extractive Sector in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Focus on Gold, Iron Ore, Uranium and Diamonds Dr Gaétan Roch Moloto-A-Kenguemba, Adviser, Prime Minister Office - Central African Republic (CAR), Councillor Central African Region, the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) Geoscientiste, University of Bangui 12.00 Exploring Mining Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone Hon. Abdul Ignosi Koroma, Deputy Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources Ministry of Mineral Resources, Sierra Leone 12.30 Mining African Capital Markets through The Nigerian Stock Exchange Taba Peterside, General Manager / Head, Listings Sales and Retention, The Nigerian Stock Exchange 13.00 Networking Luncheon 14.00 Growth, Opportunity and Market Risk in a Minerals Boom (Panel Discussion)  Where should investors focus their attention right now?  Predictions on how long the current minerals boom will last  Are we en-route to higher prices for commodities in the long term? What does this mean for the industry?  Our panellists’ predictions for future trends in coal, iron ore, copper and base metals, precious metals, uranium, lithium and rare earths Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman, AML Sierra Leone, African Minerals Gregory Jones, Director, Hang Shing Financial Group Limited, Hong Kong George Kwatia, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers 5
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011 14.45 China and the Africa Resource Sector- China’s Investment into Africa and Which Commodities China Considers Most Valuable Gregory Jones, Director, Hang Shing Financial Group Limited, Hong Kong 15.30 Afternoon Refreshments 16.00 Sierra Leone Mining and Mining Investment Outlook Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman, AML Sierra Leone, African Minerals Represented by George Kodjoe, Director, African Minerals, Sierra Leone 16.30 Vimetco Strategy to Develop Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Industry in Ghana Gheorghe Dobra, CEO, VIMETCO NV Represented by Sylvester Obeng- Nyame, Project Manager, Vimetco Ghana Bauxite 17.00 From Congo to Mauritania: Developing mining enterprises in the resource rich West & Central Africa region (Panel Discussion)  Mining industry projections and outlooks  Key trends and developments in the mining sector  Regulatory developments and investment incentives Dr Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director, BHP Billiton Gabon Gregory Jones, Director, Hang Shing Financial Group Limited, Hong Kong Gheorghe Dobra, CEO, VIMETCO NV 17.30 End of Day OneDay Two – 27th September 2011 (Tuesday) 9.00 Chairman’s Remarks Prof. John C. Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank 9.15 Diversified Miner Outlook on Coal, Iron Ore, Mineral Sands and Industrial Minerals and Focus on West Africa as Market for Future Expansion and Investments Nikash Rughubir, Manager, Exxaro Resources Limited 9.50 The Challenge of Funding Mining Projects in West and Central Africa - The Opportunities Offered by South African and European Development Finance Institutions (e.g. IDC, DBSA, PIC, DEG) Stephan Diefenthal, Vice President, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH Andreas Voss, Regional Director, West Africa, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH 10.30 Morning Refreshments 11.00 Liberia focus: Exploring Investment Environment and Mining Project Opportunities Michael V. Suah, Attorney-At-Law/Geologist/Environmental Consultant EarthCons, Inc, Liberia 6
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 201111.30 Taxation and the Mining Industry - an Update George Kwatia, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers12.00 The Development of a Mine Services Company Richard Levack, Co-founder and CEO, Banlaw Africa Group12.30 Networking Luncheon14.00 Providing Capital to Mining Companies that are Focused on Investment in Africa Yaw Benneh-Amponsah, Managing Director, Main Investments Limited14.20 Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability Within Mining Business Environment Marcus S. Wleh, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal Liberia14.40 Employee Housing - How to Make it Work Lara Yocarini, Executive Manager Africa Initiatives, Chartwell Housing Finance Solutions (Proprietary) Limited15.05 Achieving Sustainability and Biodiversity in the Mining Industry Andrew Mackenzie, Director: Health Safety & Environment, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) Rachel Asante-Owusu, Programme Officer, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)15.30 Afternoon Refreshments16.00 Mining and the Economy of Sierra Leone Prof. John C. Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank16.45 More Equitable Gains from Gold Mining Transactions in Africa Dr. Ousman Gajigo, Economist, African Development Bank17.30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Summit 7
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011List of speakersThe Summit featured a panel of 25 speakers:  Hon. Mike Hammah, Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana  Hon Henry Ford Kamel, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana  Dr. Joyce Aryee, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines  Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive, Minerals Commission of Ghana  Dr Gaétan Roch Moloto-A-Kenguemba, Adviser Prime Minister Office - Central African Republic (CAR), Councillor Central African Region in GSAf  Hon. Abdul Ignosi Koroma, Deputy Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Sierra Leone  Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director, BHP Billiton Gabon  Nikash Rughubir, Manager, Exxaro Resources Limited  Taba Peterside, General Manager / Head, Listings Sales and Retention, The Nigerian Stock Exchange  Gheorghe Dobra, CEO, VIMETCO NV/ Sylvester Obeng- Nyame, Project Manager, Vimetco Ghana Bauxite  Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman, AML Sierra Leone, African Minerals /George Kodjoe, Director, African Minerals, Sierra Leone  Prof. John C. Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank  Patrick Attipoe, Business Line Manager - Underground Rock Excavation (URE), Atlas Copco Ghana Ltd  Stephan Diefenthal, Vice President, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH  Andreas Voss, Regional Director, West Africa, DEG - Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH  Michael V. Suah, Attorney-At-Law/Geologist/Environmental Consultant, EarthCons, Inc, Liberia  Richard Levack, Co-founder and CEO, Banlaw Africa Group  Yaw Benneh-Amponsah, Managing Director, Main Investments Limited  Marcus S. Wleh, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal Liberia  Gregory Jones, Director, Hang Shing Financial Group Limited, Hong Kong  George Kwatia, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers  Lara Yocarini, Executive Manager Africa Initiatives, Chartwell Housing Finance Solutions (Proprietary) Limited  Andrew Mackenzie, Director: Health Safety & Environment, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)  Rachel Asante-Owusu, Programme Officer, Global Business and Biodiversity Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)  Dr. Ousman Gajigo, Economist, African Development Bank 8
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011Sponsors & exhibitorsWe would like to thank all of the organisations who have contributed to the success of the 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011Gold SponsorsAssociate SponsorsExhibitors 9
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011Supporting organizationsMedia partners & Media coverageThe Summit was extensively covered by journalists & reporters from media including Bloomberg, FinancialIntelligence, Ghana Business News, Group Africa Publishing (African Mining Brief), Joy FM, Listening PostGhana, MCE Media Ink, Reuters, The Chronicle, The Finder, The Moment, The New Crusading Guide,Xinhua News Agency.The following media partners also helped to promote the event:  African Mining Brief  TradeInvestAfrica  Africa Mining intelligence  Afribiz  MiningReview.com  Mining Journal  Tradelink Publications LtdEvent publicity and announcements also appeared in the following media/websites: Accra Daily Mail  Environmental News  Modern Ghana Afribiz Today  My News Reader Africa InfoMine  Geological Society of  National Geoscience Africa Leader Africa Database if IRAN Africa Live News  Ghana Business News  News Edge Africa Mining Brief  Ghana News 24  NewsFeedBook (French)  Ghana’s Mining Portal  Newswire TODAY Africa Mining Intelligence  GhanaNaija  openPR.com African Energy  gKrom Local &  PMI Gold Corporation African Mining Brief International News  Proshare Afrique en ligne  Global Energy Review  PRTODAY All Africa  IndexMundi  PRZOOM All Voices  Indiatimes  Resource Investing News All NewsGhana  International Business  Silo Breaker Architect Africa Online Hub  Sports-Books BCgold  International Council on  Spy Ghana Buffalowny Mining & Metals  Tantalum Investing News Bulk Inside  International Social  The Chronicle BuzzBox Security Association  The Citizen City Monitor  JOY Communications  Tm Coal International &  MENAFN.com  TradeInvestAfrica Mining World  Mineral Authority  Trading Charts Conference Alerts  Mining Industry Today  Wanted in Africa EIN Events & Conferences  Mining Journal  WearCheck eNowNow  Mining Review  Xing  MINING.com  Xinhua News Agency 10
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011What the Participants Thought of the Event“Thanks very much for a very informative and intense two days of conferencing” Andrew Mackenzie, Director: Health, Safety & Environment, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)“Congratulations for hosting such a well organised and fruitful conference” Olugbenga Okunlola, Senior Lecturer/ VP West Africa Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), Nigeria“I am in appreciation and must confess, it was a successful event and look forward toparticipating again next year” Marshall John, Country Manager, Sandvik Mining & Construction Nigeria Ltd.“It was a worthwhile conference” Ekow Otoo, Head, Mining, United Bank for Africa (Ghana) LTD“I commend the organizers. This year is better than last” Michael V. Suah, Attorney-At-Law/Geologist/Environmental Consultant, EarthCons Inc, Liberia“Very informative! Good to have been as participant” Celeste Donaldson, Market Intelligence, Outotec (RSA) Pty Ltd 12
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011About Magenta Global Pte LtdMagenta Global is an independent business media company. Magenta Global provides pragmatic andinnovative information to business executives and professionals worldwide. Helmed by a team, with acombined industry experience of more than 50 years, Magenta Global is dedicated to equip businesses withresearch information, events, trade exhibitions, training solutions and peer to peer executive programs.Magenta Global has a portfolio of more than 120 events and has successfully convened events in China,Croatia, Egypt, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Qatar, Rwanda,Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey & UAE.Key focus Areas are:  Energy and Environment  Technology and Telecoms  Life Sciences and Healthcare  Capital Markets and Insurance  Business Management and Organisational Strategy  Materials and Structures  Commodities and Resources  Infrastructure and Transport  Maritime and Trade  Law and Tax  Communications and MarketingIn each of the sectors, Magenta Global organises training courses, specialist business forums andinternational conferences. Working in close partnership with both industry and governments, these eventsserve to provide cutting edge information and networking platform.Based in Singapore, Magenta Global is currently stamping its footprints in Asia, Middle East, Africa, CentralAsia & Eastern Europe & dedicated to equipping developing countries with access to information andtechnology transfer.For further information about the event or company, contact:Louis GalistanHead, Market DevelopmentMr. Neil ReyesTel: +65 6391 2542Sponsorship and Exhibition ManagerMobile: +65 9184 9725Tel: +65 6391 2562Email: louis@magenta-global.com.sgMobile: +65 9671 6408Email: neil.reyes@magenta-global.com.sgMaggie TanCEOTel: +65 6391 2538Mobile: +65 9109 0178Email: Maggie.tan@magenta-global.com.sg 13
  • 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011 We hope to see you present at th the 5 West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011, 11-12 September 2012, AICC, GhanaFor more information on speaking & partnership prospectus, please contact:Louis GalistanHead, Market DevelopmentTel: +65 6391 2542Mobile: +65 9184 9725Email: louis@magenta-global.com.sgNeil ReyesSponsorship & Exhibition ManagerTel: +65 6391 2562Mobile: +65 9671 6408Email: neil.reyes@magenta-global.com.sg 14