African Mining Indaba woos notable visionaries

The 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba scheduled for February 9 – 12 in Cape Town South Africa will feature an array of globally recognised economic visionaries, mining thought leaders and some of Africa’s largest deal-makers.

About 7000 delegates from more than 110 countries will attend the Indaba and listen to notable speakers. More than 70 speakers have been confirmed for the Indaba.

Mining Indaba’s distinguished lineup of speakers is unparalleled and includes:  Robert Friedland, executive chairperson and founder of Ivanhoe Mines Ltd, Anita Marangoly George, senior director, Global Practice on Energy and Extractive Industries, World Bank Group,Dr Dambisa Moyo, International Bestselling Author and Global Economist, Rob Hersov, founder and Chairperson of Invest Africa,Jim O’Neill, chairperson of Cities Growth Commission.

Others are: Bob Diamond, founder director, Atlas Mara,  Paolo Scaroni, vice chairperson, Rothschild and Ashish Thakkar, founder, director, Atlas Mara.

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair is expected to make a

Keynote presentation.

The Mining Indaba unites investors and dealmakers from around the world with attractive mining opportunities throughoutAfrica.

The conference places emphasis on the myriad investment opportunities in the sector from majors to juniors; brownfields to exploration.

As the world’s preferred platform for deal-making in African mining, delegates should expect to hear: a global perspective on the investment climate, status of current and emerging mining projects across Africa, and insights on the current mining scenarios in Africa’s most attractive mining jurisdictions.

“The 2015 Mining Indaba features a number of substantial investments we have made under our new ownership,” says   Jonathan Moore, managing director of Mining Indaba.

“These investments, made at a time when other events and the overall sector are contracting, reaffirms our belief that the long-term outlook for Africa mining is excellent and our commitment for the Mining Indaba to remain the premier forum for uniting investors, mining companies and mining ministers,” Moore explains.

Beyond the Indaba’s world-class headliners, delegates will hear corporate presentations from: C-level executives representing about 40 of Africa’s top and emerging mining players, 20 of the continent’s most progressive mining ministers, and industry thought leaders driving African mining into the next phase.

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s preferred brand and destination in African mining.

Investing in African Mining Indaba, often referred to as “the Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa. It is currently the world’s largest mining investment conference and Africa’s largest mining event.


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