25 years of growing African mining

In 2019, the Investing in African Mining Indaba will celebrate 25 years of driving progress in African mining with a focus on championing Africa’s sustainable economic development


Mining has historically been one of the major economic drivers in Africa. With the continent’s rich supply of minerals and natural resources, investors are constantly looking for the latest inroads into the market while governments and local economies work toward striking lucrative agreements to stimulate their economies, create employment and drive development.

The Investing in African Mining Indaba has been the ideal the platform when it comes to exploring Africa’s vast mining potential. Celebrating 25 years of driving progress in African mining, the 2019 event will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 4-7 February and is expected to be the biggest yet. With a focus on championing Africa’s sustainable economic development, delegates can expect:

An enhanced business matchmaking portal with easy filtering and search functions that will provide you with targeted matches so you can spend more time having focused conversations

An investment pavilion that combines the VIP Investor Lounge and Junior Mining Showcase to provide even easier interaction and deal-making between investors and junior miners

An entire day dedicated to battery metals. Is this an area you can grow your revenue? Hear from the countries holding the resources, the battery manufacturers buying them and the risks to future growth due to changing battery technology

An increased focus on resource nationalism. Develop strategies on how to restore stability and protect your investment when there’s political and economic upheaval

Women in mining—the Investing in African Mining Indaba’s pledge to increase diversity starts with more women on 2019’s agenda

The Director of Content, Harry Chapman, commented on these plans saying, “We are quickly becoming more than just a conference—we are here to support your businesses. As a team, we also have a long-term, laser-sharp focus on driving investment into African mining and actively contributing to Africa’s sustainable economic growth to help your business thrive.”

According to the Investing in African Mining Indaba team, since its inception in 1994, the mining indaba has grown from a small conference to one of the most highly anticipated events in the industry, welcoming mining professionals from all over the world each year. From connecting African mining companies with leading investors to providing a platform for important industry discussions, the mining indaba has supported the long-term growth of mining across the continent.

Reflecting on its most recent event, the mining indaba team says, “In 2018, a fresh revamp of branding and direction brought the focus back to the mining indaba’s role as a deal-making forum, with a 15% increase in the overall attendance and 47% more mining executives. New elements of the event such as the Junior Mining Showcase and re-developed Sustainable Development Day created platforms designed to explore unique aspects of the mining industry, which were well-received by the attending delegates.”

As a highlight of what is to come at the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, it has been confirmed that Nana Akufo-Addo, the President of Ghana, will be a keynote speaker during the event.

Ghana is currently one of the major mining hubs in Africa and delegates will have the opportunity to hear and discuss the future of mining in the country while hearing about the President’s commitment to expand the local and international value chain.

With over 300 mining companies and 500 investors under one roof, this event is not be missed for anyone serious about investing in the future of African mining.

Register online at www.miningindaba.com with our code LEADERSHIP10 for 10% off.

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