It’s official, Mining Indaba is less than four weeks away!

IMG 3360A permanent fixture in many calendars for 26 years, Mining Indaba is the go-to event shaping Africa’s mining future

Building on a hugely successful 2019 edition, this February the event will be packed with 11 streams hosting rich content and exciting sessions. From analysts drilling down into commodity price predictions to majors delivering headline-hitting news, join the buzz, the side-chat and the speculation to discover how 2020 and beyond is likely to unfold.

This is in addition to the unrivalled networking opportunities and deal-making features which have undergone considerable investment. These are just some of the must-attend content features on offer.

Main stage

The main stage will host pioneering discussions, interviews and presentations with mining’s most senior stakeholders, focusing on optimising growth and investment in the digitised mining economy.

Our stellar line-up of headline speakers includes:

-Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, South Africa

-Mark Bristow, President and CEO, Barrick

-Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive, Anglo American

-Robert Friedland, Executive Co-Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines

-Sébastien de Montessus, CEO and President, Endeavour Mining

Mining 2050 – extended to two full days!

With only 25 per cent of top mining companies employing CTOs and CIOs, we look at the importance of these positions in fostering a culture of innovation in the workplace. This stream will look at the pioneering technologies already available and discuss what is blocking greater investment into technology across the industry.

Important topics will include:

-Green and sustainable technology

-IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

-Future of work: immersive training through virtual reality

-A connected future: effective logistics strategies from pit to port

NEW for 2020 – General Counsel Forum

Dedicated to discussing the vital regional and global legal trends facing mining lawyers working in Africa, ‘A Legal Indaba’ provides a platform for the mining lawyer community to connect and discuss the growing expectations placed on the mining GC by the board and investors in response to regional trends and global policy reforms.

Featuring speakers and panel sessions, there will also be an opportunity to share ideas about how the mining lawyer community can come together to effect change.

Back by popular demand – Battery Metals Day

Part of the Junior Mining Forum, the Battery Metals Day will provide an essential platform for discussing issues surrounding the rising global demand for battery metals and how Africa’s minerals can continue to meet demand.

Important topics will include:

-Battery cell technology – which battery will power the future?

-What strategies do car manufacturers and battery makers have in place to increase the supply of battery materials?

-How much copper will be required to build efficient EV infrastructure systems?

-Examining China’s electrification strategy and its subsidies in African mining

To get the full picture of what is happening at this year’s event, see the full agenda here.

If all this wasn’t enough to register immediately and join the investment and mining sectors at the industry’s largest gathering, book before Sunday 12 January to secure the final discounted delegate rate.

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