Organisers of Africa’s biggest mining jamboree – Mining Indaba have promised a big and better event in 2018.
The event’s new organisers – Euromoney said all stakeholders in the sector have been engaged, returning the event to a deal making forum.
Alex Grose, Managing Director for Mining Indaba said new additions to the jamboree include the Junior Mining Showcase, Investment Battlefield and the enhanced Investor Programme.
“Increased numbers are expected in 2018 at the inaugural Junior Mining Showcase,” said Grose.
He said that qualified, high value investors have been invited to attend Mining Indaba free of charge since 2015, citing that investor attendance has grown to 350+ investors at the last event.
“There were 637 mining company delegates, including 166 junior mining companies, 70 of which were listed, at the 2017 event,” Grose said.
Grose said over the past eighteen months, a lot of behind the scenes activites have been ongoing to attract investment for Africa’s ministry industry through Mining Indaba and grow the platform.
“Increased numbers are expected in 2018 at the inaugural Junior Mining Showcase,” said Grose, adding that the platform brings prospective mining projects and leading global investors in one location Meanwhile sustainable development is taking a prominent position in 2018, with full-day interactive discussions and workshops in collaboration with communities and civil society associations.