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Supporting Organizations:
Ghana's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) is the Ministry entrusted with the sustainable management and utilization of Ghana's lands, forests, wildlife and mineral resources for socio-economic growth and development. This is achieved through the efficient formulation, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs of sector agencies; efficient and equitable land delivery; promotion of sustainable forest, wildlife and mineral resource management and utilization; promotion of effective inter-agency and cross-sectoral linkages; creation of an enabling environment for effective private sector participation; and promotion of effective community participation in multiple use of land, forest wildlife and mineral resources.

Ghana's Minerals Commission is a government agency established under Article 269 of the 1992 Constitution and the Minerals Commission Act. As the main promotional and regulatory body for the minerals sector in Ghana, the Minerals Commission is responsible for "the regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the coordination and implementation of policies relating to mining. It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring.

The Botswana Chamber of Mines is an organization established more than twenty years ago to serve the interests of mining and exploration companies together with associated industries. The Chamber comprises four committees - Safety, Environmental, Health, and Training - and has a total of twenty members of different level of participation. A non-governmental organization which depends on funding from its members, the Chamber functions from an established secretariat with only a CEO based in Gaborone. The other five executive committee members are drawn from among the industry leaders through an election process at an annual general meeting. The organization is determined to influence policy that would ensure sustainability and prosperity of the mining industry, which remains the main driver of economic activity in the country and is forecasted to sustain the economy further into the future.

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is the leading business organization in Liberia representing the interests of the private sector. Established in 1951, its membership comprises over 300 top companies and business associations. The LCC is dedicated to being the most representative business association and authoritative voice of the private sector, and the lead advocate for reforms that contribute to the creation of an enabling and conducive environment for commerce, industry, trade and agriculture. The Chamber also focuses on building the capacity of the private sector as well as promoting commerce, industry, trade, and agriculture. The LCC is committed to best practices in all aspects of doing business, including but not limited to integrity, respect for human rights, gender equality, corporate governance, and environmental sustainability.

ICC champions open cross-border trade and investment, the market economy system and global economic integration as a force for sustainable growth, job creation and prosperity. ICC groups hundreds of thousands of member companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 120 countries. ICC has direct access to national governments through its global network of national committees consisting of ICC member companies, business associations and chambers of commerce. ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution to making the case for open international trade and investment, business self-regulation, fighting corruption and combating commercial crime.

The World Trade Centre Accra (WTC Accra) is a member of the prestigious World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), whose membership includes over 300 World Trade Centers operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation links Ghana for the first time to the World Trade Centres family, a global network that provides business people the services and facilities needed to make the conduct of international trade easier, faster and cheaper. It is a unique concept of reciprocity which is passed along to all the business establishments affiliated with World Trade Centres, making membership in WTC Accra an entry into the international business community. WTC Accra pursues well thought-through strategies to grow its own business, and its members' business using WTCA as a springboard to global expansion and revenue growth.

The Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) was established in 1973 to encourage geoscientific collaboration and cooperation across the continent. Its main objectives are: to promote understanding of the earth sciences and improve standards of earth science education and research in Africa; to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information across national boundaries between scientists, associations and institutions engaged in African geology and earth resources; to promote the development and sustainable management of the continent's earth resources, to advance its socio-economic development; and to improve natural hazards assessment and disaster mitigation. The GSAf is aimed particularly at practicing earth scientists and companies working in Africa and others with interests in African geology and related subjects, including training, development and environmental issues.

Media Partners:
Goldletter International is a premier, independent information source on investing in the worldwide gold sector, publishing Special Region Reports and reports on individual companies featured as a Special Situation. Since 2005, Uraniumletter International started covering the uranium industry. In September 2010 Goldletter International started covering the rare earth metals industry with a new publication Rare Earth Elements Letter International. Goldletter European Forums and Uraniumletter European Forums inform the professional financial community in Europe about attractive investment opportunities in worldwide gold and uranium mining.

Tradelink Publications Ltd publishes Mining World, a bi-monthly journal for the mineral extraction industries; Coal International, a bi-monthly publication for the coal mining industry also printed in the Chinese, Polish and Russian language to coincide with exhibitions in those countries; and the International Guide to the Coalfields, an annual directory of coal mines worldwide. Tradelink Publications is represented at major mining exhibitions around the world, and its publications have been supporting the mining industry for over 100 years.

For over a decade, African Energy has been the definitive publication analyzing and breaking news on Africa's energy industries, with a strong focus on the personalities shaping the continent's energy future, and a firm understanding of the political risk issues that concern established operators, new entrants and financial sector investors. Through independent, investigative reporting, African Energy delivers incisive and outspoken analysis in perspectives undistorted by advertising, third-party media or government communication channels. The depth with which subjects are treated means that African Energy has a long shelf-life and is held as a source of record and learning by governments, corporations, and leading academic institutions and industry bodies.

African Mining Brief is a bi-monthly magazine for the mining industry, incorporating quarrying, oil exploration and drilling; and other large scale extractive operations aimed at the discovery, extraction, storage, transport, sale and utilization of Africa's mineral wealth and resources. It boasts of a targeted, well-researched and insightful editorial content that offers readers and advertisers a unique interactive forum to exchange information and gain favorable insight into the entirety of the mining industry.

Bullion Bulletin (BB) was launched with the objective of disseminating market information on Bullion markets, focusing on issues concerning refining, bullion markets, price behavior and outlook, gold products, policy issues, mining, etc. BB partners with many global conferences pertaining to bullion, refining, mining, etc. reaching a wide spectrum of industry through circulation at these very important global conferences and seminars. Foretell Business Solutions Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based commodity research and advisory firm, assists commodity businesses in price risk management, procurement/sourcing and market intelligence. Foretell organizes two conferences on bullion: the India International Gold Convention and the Dubai Precious Metals Conference.

Inside Mining carries topical features on mining and exploration in Africa and the rest of the world. The publication's use of leading industry experts provides a unique and authoritative voice, making it a highly sought-after source of industry information. Its partner website carries unique and original content with a focus on general news, projects, service and equipment.

Africa Trade is devoted first and foremost to trade and investors, with its mission being to promote long term business partnerships between North American and African companies. The Publication offers complete media packages helping companies to receive the ultimate in visibility via corporate web videos, social media platforms, and special in depth industry reports, print and web banner advertising as well as customized B2B matchmaking services. The Magazine also brings detailed analysis to investment trends, paying particular attention to Africans' stake in the continent. Africa Trade helps African businesses and African countries discover North American expertise and know-how, together with the staggering possibilities for financing and partnership existing in the New World.

Afro-India Trade Magazine speaks about trade opportunities in both English-speaking and francophone (French-speaking) countries, along with culture and ongoing new developments in various fields from Education and Information Technology to Imports and Exports. Africa is a gateway to all Indian companies taking up the challenge of exploring possibilities of a good African market which in turn will enhance a good bilateral relationship and trade. The Magazine contains the following segments: interviews of Indian companies; product updates; imports to / exports from Africa; buyers and sellers meet program; interview of African/Indian companies from different sectors. Events, Interview, The Reviewer, Business, Green Energy, World, Hotels, Store. As one of the most frequent visited business websites, provides a wide range of promotion, advertising and everything business needs to flourish. The online publication has been working on expanding businesses and networks to discover the success of your business making you a proud business owner. Your business and network reports on the system provide your customers with detailed information. For further information, please contact

African Power, Mining & Oil Review is the only publication in Africa that provides a quarterly reference platform, industrial insights, independent research features and updates on the power, mining and oil sectors, while instilling a sense of unity in considering the way forward on the continent. The business-to-business publication presents a lasting opportunity for companies to reinforce their corporate branding and leadership position in these sectors, by showcasing their capabilities, innovations, technology platforms, products and services. Hence, the Magazine creates new opportunities and marketing networks to enable companies to deliver compelling positioning and enhancing their business in a competitive marketplace, which is vital in today's business world especially if they are doing business with or in Africa.

Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere, attracting thousands of professional visitors each day. With 50% of the GOG's audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, the Portal delivers a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG's 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The Portal's Career Center is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.

Want to know what's really happening behind the headlines in Africa? Who is 'up' and who is 'down' in the Snakes and Ladders of African politics? Then make sure you have 24/7 access to Africa Confidential. Because Africa Confidential's reporting, analysis and commentary gives you the 'inside track' on the latest key developments in Africa - proprietary business intelligence sourced direct from its on-the-ground correspondents across Africa. Founded in 1960, Africa Confidential's long-standing reputation for timely, accurate intelligence continues to speak for itself. That's why so many leading players in the extractive industries sector already get Africa Confidential.

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

African Business Central ("ABC") is a leading online media company showcasing curated and original news on African Business, primarily, and all things Africa, in general. ABC's rapidly-growing site attracts tens of thousands of visitors every month that read and watch news, analyses, and opinions of business, economic, political, and cultural events in and about Africa. ABC is making its mark around the world telling Africa's success stories and highlighting the continent's swift socio-economic ascent to a rapidly-growing global audience. ABC's core values are based on the notion that business, in general, and entrepreneurship, in particular, is the surest path to Africa's socio-economic progress.

Partners & Supporters

We invite all industry associations and media publications with an objective of contributing to the development of Western and Central Africa's mining industry to be part of this Summit & Expo. For organization-event affiliation and media partnerships, email

Apply for a Press Pass!

For media access for event coverage, email