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4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011


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The 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011 tackles the unique prospects in West & Central Africa\'s mining investment space, spotlighting the movers and shakers, current hot spots, gaps and expert recommendations. The gathering will offer a serious two-day intensive platform for interaction, exchange of ideas, learning and finding common solutions to current strategic challenges as well as boosting greater interaction and co-operation between Africa and Asia, Europe, North America and Australia! The conference will be held in Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana on September 26 to 27, 2011. For details, please contact Mr. Neil Reyes at or call +65 6391 2562

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4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011

  1. 1. 4th West & Central AfricaMining Summit 2011 26 - 27 September 2011 Accra International Conference Centre Accra, GhanaInto its 4th year, this niche, high profile Summit will Our Distinguished Speakers Include:gather top representatives from governments and senior • Hon Mike Hammah, Minister,decision makers from the industry. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana (confirming) • Dr Joyce Aryee, CEO, Listen to keynote addresses, benefit from insightful Ghana Chamber of Minesdynamic presentations, visit the technology showcase and • Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive , Minerals Commission of Ghanatake advantage of extraordinary networking opportunities. • Hon A Kpandel Fayia, Deputy Minister for Planning And Development, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy of Liberia • Dr Gaétan Roch Moloto-A-Kenguemba, Adviser, Prime Minister Office - Receive first-hand information on: Central African Republic (CAR), Councillor Central African Region , Geological Society of Africa (GSAf ) • How regional governments are reforming mining codes • Marcus S Wleh, Manager,Corporate Responsibility , ArcelorMittal Liberia • The current mining activities in Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, • Peter von Klemperer, Ivory Coast, DRC, Senegal, Guinea, Gabon, CAR, Sierra Leone, Congo, Director , Mining and Metals , Cameroon, Mali and Mauritania Standard Bank • Prof John C Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist , • Techniques to minimize risk and ensure regulatory compliance in Africa African Development Bank • Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director , • How to raise capital for exploration and expansion including private BHP Billiton, Gabon equity, joint venture partnerships, project finance, debt financing and • Gregory Jones, Finance Director , structured finance Seizon International Limited, Hong Kong • Tshediso Mabelane, Managing Director , Newblak Investments • What bulk commodities and metals are in the spotlight with high • Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman , investors’ interest AML Sierra Leone, African Minerals • Market outlook on iron ore, gold, silver, bauxite, manganese, zircon, • Kevin Thomson, Exploration Manager , Perseus Mining limestone, phosphate and rare-earth elements • Claude Mwenze Kiswaka, • Upcoming gold projects & is the gold market overheating Commercial Manager , La Générale des Carrières et des Mines • Upcoming Chinese Mining investments into Africa (Gecamines) • George Kwatia, Partner, • How to structure partnerships with major African, Australian and PricewaterhouseCoopers Canadian mining companies • Dr Désiré Vencatachellum, Director , African Development Bank • New developments in various government taxation & royalties regimes • Financial modeling in mining projects • Who are the dealmakers & brokers Visit the Exhibition! Free to Qualified Trade Visitors by Pre-RegistrationProduced & Owned by: Gold Sponsor Associate Sponsor Visiting Hours: 26 September – 10.00am to 5.00pm 27 September – 9.00am to 5.00pm To Pre-Register, Please Email: cheryl REGISTER BEFORE 27 AuGuST 2011 TO SAVE $200! Email or call Neil at +65 6391 2562
  2. 2. 4th West & Central AfricaMining Summit 201126 - 27 September 2011Accra International Conference CentreAccra, Ghana The 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2011 – right The 4th West & Central Africa Mining at the heart of the action. Here are just some statistics on why Summit 2011 is strategically hosted in Accra, this Summit is such an essential date in your diary: the heart of mining activities in Africa. Designed to provide you with the only broad comprehensive Summit 2010 Audience Profile by Job Title analysis of the latest exploration activities and highlights challenges and opportunities that the extractive industry is facing in the West & Central 5% Principal Policy & parts of Africa – the only authoritative platform Planning Officer on this market. 6% The Summit will cover topics such as the latest Head of Corporate Affairs 4% regulatory and tax challenges, growth drivers for and Social Development Lawyer West & Central Africa’s mining industry and 36% Chairman/President/ outlook on foreign investments coming from China 12% CEO/Managing and elsewhere. You will hear up-to-date reports Business & Corporate Director/Country Development Manager/ Manager on minerals extractions of iron ore, gold, bauxite, Marketing Manager manganese, zircon, limestone, phosphate and rare- earth elements (Lithium, Tantalum, Niobium). The Summit will also examine upcoming investment opportunities in Ghana, Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, DRC, Senegal, Guinea, Gabon, 10% CAR, Sierra Leone, Congo, Cameroon, Mali and CFO/Financial Mauritania. Controller/Investment 5% Officer Chief Operating Officer/Business Operations Manager 7% 8% Research/Mining Analyst & Consultant Technical Director/ Join us in Accra and be part of Project Manager 7% Exploration Manager/Geologist the growing mining industry of West & Central Africa! Summit 2010 Audience Profile by Industry A Must Attend For: • Senior and Junior Mining Companies 4% • Investment and Financing Firms Law Firms 4% • Government and Regulators Mining Software Technology/Equipment & 5% Machinery Producers • Stock Exchanges and Commodity Exchanges Consulting Companies • Merchant Banks • Mining and Metal Consultants / Traders 33% • Fund Management Companies Senior & Junior Mining 12% Companies • Geologists Geology/Engineering Consultancies • Project Finance Managers • Consulting Companies • Law Firms • Mining Software Technology Providers • Mining Machinery and Equipment Producers • Industry Associations 22% Governments/Regulators/ 20% Industry Associations Merchant Banks/ Project Finance & Investment Media Partners To find ouT more abouT SponSorShip & ShowcaSe opporTuniTieS DISCOVER NEW PROJECT PARTNERSHIP OPPORTuNITIES! Email today! Email or call Neil at +65 6391 2562
  3. 3. Day One – 26 September 2011, Monday8.00 Registration 12.40 Presentation by the Nigerian Stock Exchange9.00 Welcome Remarks from Magenta Global Taba Peterside, General Manager / Head , Listings Sales and Retention, The Nigerian Stock Exchange9.05 Chairman’s Opening Remarks 13.00 N ET WORK ING Lu NCHEON9.10 Opening Ministerial Keynote Speech: Ghana’s Mineral Resources: Geological Context and Industrial and 14.00 Growth, Opportunity and Market Risk in a Minerals Commercial Opportunities Boom (Panel Discussion) • Exploring diverse minerals: gold, diamonds, manganese • Where should investors focus their attention right now? ore and bauxite • Predictions on how long the current minerals boom will last • Strong rail and road network to support mineral activities • Are we en-route to higher prices for commodities in the • Availability of geological data long term? What does this mean for the industry? Hon Mike Hammah, Minister, • Our panellists’ predictions for future trends in coal, iron Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana (confirming) ore, copper and base metals, precious metals, uranium, lithium and rare earths9.30 Industry Keynote Address: Africa and Environmental Issues Thomas Ennison LLM, Director, Corporate Secretary & Legal Advisor , PMI Gold Dr Joyce Aryee, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman , AML Sierra Leone, African Minerals10.00 Regulatory Policy Developments Including Ghana’s Gregory Jones, Finance Director, Increase of Mining Royalties and its Impact on Seizon International Limited, Hong Kong Mining Sector David Awuah-Darko, CEO, IC Securities Holdings Limited Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive, Minerals Commission of Ghana George Kwatia, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers 14.30 China and the Africa Resource Sector- China’s Investment10.30 M O R N I N G R E F R E SHM E N TS & into Africa and Which Commodities China Considers E X H I B IT I O N TO u R Most Valuable • China’s resource consumption outlook (bauxite, copper, 11.00 Overview of Manganese Mining Activities in Gabon iron-ore, lead, manganese, phosphorous, sulphur and zinc) Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director , BHP Billiton Gabon • China’s outlook for mining investment in Africa • Chinese mining enterprises favouring Africa’s listed mining 11.20 Liberia Focus: Exploring Investment Environment and enterprises Mining Project Opportunities • Imperatives for African companies looking to leverage Chinese opportunity • How to invest in Liberia mining projects as a foreign investor? • Assessing country risk: How does Liberia compare with Gregory Jones, Finance Director , its neighbours? Seizon International Limited, Hong Kong • Guide to key mineral deposits and projects in the Liberian market (gold, iron ore, diamonds) 15.00 Presentation by Atlas Copco • Investment case studies Patrick Attipoe, Business Line Manager - Underground Rock Hon A Kpandel Fayia, Deputy Minister for Planning and Excavation (URE) , Atlas Copco Ghana Ltd Development, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy of Liberia 15.30 A F TERNO ON R EFRESHMENTS 11.40 Extractive Sector in the Central African Republic (CAR) with Focus on Gold, Iron Ore, uranium and Diamonds 16.00 Central Ashanti Gold Project (Ayanfuri) in Ghana and the Dr Gaétan Roch Moloto-A-Kenguemba, Outlook for Gold Exploration Activities in Cote d’Ivoire Adviser, Prime Minister Office - Central African Republic (CAR) Prof John Anyanwu, Lead Research Economist , Councillor Central African Region, African Development Bank Geological Society of Africa (GSAf ) Geoscientiste, university of Bangui 16.30 Exploring Key Success Factors for a Mining Project in Burkina Faso12.00 Opportunities for Phosphate, Gold, Iron Ore, Zircon and Industrial Limestone in Senegal • Assessing the geology and natural resource opportunities (e.g gold and manganese) • Senegal set to rank as a top ten phosphate producer worldwide • Infrastructure to support mining projects • One of Africa’s future leading gold producers • Understanding the licensing process for mining and • A world class iron ore deposits to be exploited in the near exploration projects future • Industrial Limestone vs satisfying regional cement demand 17.00 From Congo to Mauritania: Developing Mining Dr Moussa Sylla, Director of Mining & Geology , Enterprises in the Resource Rich West & Central Africa Ministry of Mines, Senegal Region (Panel Discussion) • Mining industry projections and outlooks12.20 Sierra Leone Mining and Mining Investment Outlook • Key trends and developments in the mining sector • Major projects update across the Sierra Leone mining • Regulatory developments and investment incentives industry Gabriel Kamga, Managing Director , BHP Billiton Gabon • Exploring the richness in natural resources: rutile, bauxite, Dr Moussa Sylla, Director of Mining & Geology , gold and iron ore Ministry of Mines, Senegal • Steps to improve safety and the impact on production levels Kevin Thomson, Exploration Manager , Perseus Mining Gibril Bangura, Executive Chairman, AML Sierra Leone, Gregory Jones, Finance Director , African Minerals Seizon International Limited, Hong Kong 17.30 End of Day One regiSTer before 27 auguST 2011 To Save $200! 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  4. 4. Day Two – 27 September 2011, Tuesday9.00 Chairman’s Remarks 14.00 Development updates on Regulatory Plans for9.15 The Challenge of Funding Mining Projects in West and State-owned and Private Mines Central Africa - The Opportunities Offered by South • How is government ensuring the region is a competitive African Development Finance Institutions (e.g. IDC, mining investment destination? DBSA, PIC) • Updates on concessions and licensing issues for foreign • Project financing – mining perspective explorers and operators • The mandate of South Africa’s development finance • What assurance can government provide private mines institutions (DFI’s) – the experience of funding mining projects that their investment is protected? in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) • South Africa’s DFI’s in mining projects in the West & Victor Gborglah, Partner, Ernst & Young Central African mining landscape • Issues in leveraging South Africa’s DFI financing for mining 14.30 Corporate Responsibility and Environmental projects in West & Central Africa Sustainability Within Mining Business Environment Mhlangano L Maphalala, Principal Advisor - Synergy, Marcus S Wleh, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Synthesis & Synch Advisory, Prop 5 Corporation ArcelorMittal Liberia 9.40 uncovering New Opportunities for Investors in West & 15.00 Small-Scale Mining in Africa: Tackling Pressing Central Africa Environmental Problems with Improved Strategy • Looking at the environmental matters • The direct investment environment in the region • What technology is out there? • Uncovering returns in Africa’s mining projects • Do we damage the environment? • How to overcome the geopolitical risk • Funds key criteria and concerns when investing • Risk ratios that funds are seeking in emerging markets 15.30 A F TERNO ON R EFRESHMENTS Peter von Klemperer, Director, Mining and Metals , 16.00 Mining and the Economy of Sierra Leone Standard Bank • Sierra Leone is richly endowed in important mineral resources, including diamond, bauxite, gold, rutile, ilmenite, 10.10 Ghanaian and West African Capital Market and its and zircon. Though the country has recently diversified its Positioning to the Development of Mining Industry mineral exports, their share in its total exports had been David Awuah-Darko, CEO, IC Securities Holdings Limited dwindling: falling from a peak of 93% of total exports in 1992 to a low of about 60% in 2009. • Mineral exports not only accounts for a small percentage of 10.30 M O R N I N G R E F R E SHM E N TS GDP but this also declined from a peak of 20% in 1992 to just about 7% in 2009. Worse still, mineral revenue as 11.00 Emerging Opportunities for Private Equity a share of total domestic revenue is miniscule, averaging • What are private equity and private investors considering in just 2% between 2001 and 2009. mining investments today? • Employment in the mining sector is also low, around 2.6% • Opportunities in the African exploration mining sector to 4.5% of national employment. • Comparing mining projects at different stages – identifying • Moreover, mineral exports are a drag on economic growth the most lucrative of Sierra Leone. • Who are the dealmakers and brokers? Prof John C Anyanwu, Chief Research Economist , Tshediso Mabelane, Managing Director, Newblak Investments African Development Bank11.30 Financial Modelling in the Mining Sector 16.30 Gold Exploration and the Creation of Added Value in Sub Saharan Africa…. Focusing on West & Central Africa Dr Désiré Vencatachellum, Director, • Overview of the up and coming gold projects African Development Bank • Is the market overheating? Thomas Ennison, LLM, Director,12.00 Taxation and the Mining Industry - an update Corporate Secretary & Legal Advisor , PMI Gold George Kwatia, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers 17.00 More Equitable Gains from Gold Mining Transactions 12.30 Providing Capital to Mining Companies that are Focused in Africa on Investment in Africa (Panel Discussion) • What are the relationships between gold mining • How to raise capital for junior and mid-tier companies? transactions and development outcomes? • Identifying the difference between various stock • How the financing of gold mining operations are usually exchanges and private investors structured in Africa? • Exploring the best strategies • Are there any relationships between the structure of gold mining transactions and potential development outcomes? Tshediso Mabelane, Managing Director , Newblak Investments • What are the roles of development finance institutions David Awuah-Darko, CEO, IC Securities Holdings Limited (e.g. African Development Bank) in helping finance and Peter von Klemperer, Director, Mining and Metals , structure transactions in order to maximize their Standard Bank development impacts? For this area, we would like to Kobby Andah, President & CEO, specifically focus on mining conventions usually signed Songhai Development Partners between African governments and mining firms and how they conform to enacted mining codes.13.00 N ET WO R K I N G Lu N CHE ON Dr Ousman Gajigo, Economist , African Development Bank 17.30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and End of Summit BuILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH KEY DECISION MAKERS! Email or call Neil at +65 6391 2562
  5. 5. 4th West & Central AfricaMining Summit 201126 - 27 September 2011Accra International Conference CentreAccra, Ghana Summit Sponsors Gold cum Badge & Lanyard Sponsor Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded in 1873, the company is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. The Group strives to be a good and reliable corporate citizen by acting responsibly towards its customers, the environment and society. Atlas Copco Ghana Limited was established in 1992 to serve the country’s mining industry (both in underground and surface operations). The company is currently a leading supplier of mining equipment, compressors, road construction equipment (Dynapac) as well as aftermarket services in the country. It has branches in Accra, Obuasi, and Tarkwa with a total of 128 employees and its regional responsibility covers the whole of West Africa. The vision of Atlas Copco is to become and remain ‘First in Mind - First in Choice’ for customers and other stakeholders. Associate Sponsor The Nigerian Stock Exchange , established in 1960, services the second largest financial market in sub- Saharan Africa. Licensed under the Investment Securities Act, it has operated as a marketplace for trading investment instruments for over 50 years. In 1999, The Nigerian Stock Exchange launched an electronic trading platform, transforming the exchange into a modern securities exchange. The exchange has a total of 14 trading floors including the main floor at the company’s headquarters in Lagos. In today’s global market, The Nigerian Stock Exchange strives to be the leading securities exchange in the African region - the gateway to African frontier markets. Offering a broad range of equities, the Exchange is expanding its product and service offerings to include indices, ETFs/structured products and data products. The Nigerian Stock Exchange is more than a marketplace. We provide listing services for companies and funds, disseminate price quotes and other market data, calculate and market indices, and much more - activities which effectively contribute to Nigeria’s economic growth. The Nigerian Stock Exchange is committed to building credibility and transparency that will encourage participation by investors, both local and international individuals and funds. Exhibitors Maximize Your Investment: Sponsorship and Showcase Opportunities AvailableAs the premier mining summit, this is where relationships are formed, projects are discussed and deals are initiated! Reinforce your company’s activities and commitment to the industry with our tailor-made packages. Join these exhibitors to showcase your company strategic and technical expertise. Email for your partnership / exhibition prospectus. REGISTER BEFORE 27 AuGuST 2011 TO SAVE $200! Email or call Neil at +65 6391 2562
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