The host country’s mining authority will be led by Hon Mike Hammah, Minister for Ghana’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
Representatives from the African continent include HE Salif Lamoussa Kaboré, Minister of Mines & Energy of Burkina Faso, Hon Abdul Ignosi Koroma, Deputy Minister of Mines & Mineral Resources at Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Mineral Resources; Mr R Matenokay Tingban, Director of Mines at Liberia’s Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy; 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);
Also attending the Summit will be senior officials from the Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, including Mr Douan Bleu, Director of Mines.
Even Papua New Guinea, a mining-dominated economy from far-off Oceania is making sure they don’t miss-out on this key extractive industry event. Their delegation will be led by Hon James Byron Chan, Member of Parliament and Minister of Mining; Mr Gaius Toaligur, First Secretary; and Mr Shadrach Himata, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Mineral Policy and Geohazards Management.
This 4th Summit will discuss inter-alia issues of increasingly critical concerns for Environmental Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the importance of the mining industry’s developing a positive impact on surrounding communities.
Dr Joyce Aryee, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines will be delivering the industry keynote address on “Corporate Social Responsibility as a Long Term Strategy for Ghana”; Mr Marcus S Wleh, Manager for Corporate Responsibility at ArcelorMittal Liberia will discuss “Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability Within Mining Business Environment”; and Ms Lara Yocarini, Executive Manager for Africa Initiatives at Chartwell Housing Finance Solutions will present on “Employee Housing - How to Make it Work”.
Key sponsors of the Summit include the Banlaw Africa Group, a multi-discipline company involved in contract mining, earthworks, infrastructure civil works and joint management of mine construction projects with EPCM companies; and Atlas Copco, the world-leading compressors, construction and mining equipment specialist. Other event partners include housing finance solutions providers Chartwell, technology experts Outotec, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and multi-national oil major Total.
Companies participating as exhibitors include: the World Gold Council, Weatherford, Gold Fields, Mine Site Technologies, SGS, Minelab International, Castle Peak Mining, engineering group Pratley, Roymec Technologies, WearCheck Africa, African Mineral Standards, Eurofor and technologies and solutions provider CAE Datamine International.
Mrs Taba Peterside, General Manager & Head of Listings Sales & Retention at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, said: “The Nigerian Stock Exchange is proud to be a sponsor of this important conference. The mining sector is a major driver of Africa's future growth and The Nigerian Stock Exchange actively encourages mining companies to list in Nigeria as one of the continent's most dynamic growth markets.”
Mr Dirk Slabbert, Vice President for African Subsidiaries at Outotec RSA, said: "As Outotec we are very excited to participate in and be a sponsor of the 4th West & Central Africa Mining Summit. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase our technical capabilities and support services to our existing and potential new customers .This also provides us the opportunity to introduce our office staff for the newly opened Outotec (Ghana) office, which will provide service support to West Africa.”
Ms Lara Yocarini, Executive Manager for Africa Initiatives at Chartwell Housing Finance Solutions, said: “Chartwell is very pleased to be an Associate Sponsor of the summit and to speak on the topic of employee housing, which we believe to be a critical component of the long-term success of mining companies in Africa. We look forward to two days of fruitful discussions and networking with key players in the industry.”
Mr Jan van Niekerk, Senior Manager for BIOX®, a member of the Gold Fields Group, said: “Our participation at the West & Central African Mining Summit shows the importance we attribute to the growth of the gold mining industry in West Africa. We are the biggest gold miner in Ghana and are exploring in a number of jurisdictions in the region. As importantly, we believe that our BIOX® process can help many operators in the region by achieving greater efficiencies in their production process.”
The CEO of the conference organizing company, Magenta Global Pte Ltd, Singapore, Ms Maggie Tan, succinctly highlighted: “This Summit brings together a very select group of top level government officials, representatives of private industry, financiers, lawyers, & professionals in the global mining industry for an open and insightful discussion of the issues facing the industry today.” Ms Tan encouraged companies, organizations, businesses and governments that share Magenta’s vision for the future of a sustainable mining industry to be part of this event.
Mr Richard Levack, CEO/MD for gold sponsor Banlaw Africa Group, echoes the view of many: “I am looking forward to another successful West African Mining Conference.”
The event will be hosted at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana.
About Magenta Global - Organizer
Magenta Global Pte Ltd (magenta-global.com.sg) is a premier independent business media company that provides pragmatic and relevant information to government & business executives and professionals worldwide. The organization provides the opportunity to share thought-provoking insights, exchange ideas on the latest industry trends and technological developments with thought leaders and business peers. With a strong focus in emerging economies especially in Africa, Middle East & Central Asia, Magenta Global works in partnership with both the public and private sectors.