Program Highlights

•      Mining project updates on Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger, Guinea along with frontier mining opportunities.
•      Regulatory and tax regime developments and their implications for mining investments.
•      Recent government interventions and macro-economic drivers/catalysts for recovery and growth.
•      Impact of Chinese investments in West & Central Africa mining projects.
•      What's the perception and reality of West & Central Africa Mining? Risk-reward ratings on mining in the region.
•      Resource nationalism and managing risk of growing demands from African governments for mining companies' profit share.
•      Spotlight on gold and iron ore projects in West & Central Africa.
•      How local governments are promoting exploration opportunities and incentives to attract mining companies in the region - the competitive landscape.
•      China and India's appetite for precious metals (gold and silver) and how this affects exploration trends in West Africa.
•      Understanding business and operational risk mitigation strategies.
•      Updates on legislative regimes in various West & Central African mining jurisdictions.
•      Attracting scale exploration and mining capital.
•      Capital Raising Options: Debt, equity and project finance and key challenges in financing.
•      Tackling Infrastructure Challenges: Energy, water, communications and transport.
•      Strengthening local participation in the extractive industry and building positive relationships with communities.
•      Taxation: How is it changing and what threats does it create?
•      Sustainability and environmental elements as key factors for successful development of mining projects.
•      Economics of Artisanal and small-scale gold mining in West Africa.
•      Health and safety issues.
•      Legal perspective on political risks to mining investments.
•      Identifying, managing and quantifying discreet, schedule and capital risks facing mining projects.
•      Setting-up efficient mining systems and operations.
•      Demonstrating the latest solutions for mining projects in the region by leading equipment and service providers.