Program Highlights

•      Mineral landscapes and mining investment updates on Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Central African Republic, DRC, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea
•      Strategies for successful mining investments in frontier mining economies of West & Central Africa
•      New tax regime developments and their implications for mining investments
•      Mining sustainability issues and corporate drivers for growth and profitability
•      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
•      Rising 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
•      Strategies in corporate resource acquisition
•      Competition for investment capital
•      What do investors look for in junior mining projects?
•      Impact of 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
•      Infrastructure updates in key West & Central African mining economies
•      Strengthening local participation in the extractive industry and building positive relationships with local communities
•      Taxation: How is it changing and what threats does it create?
•      Managing environmental risk in project development
•      Economics of artisanal and small-scale gold mining in West Africa
•      Is partnership the way forward?
•      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
•      Mining supply chain challenges
•      Demonstrating the latest solutions for mining projects in the region by leading equipment and service providers
•      Key strategies for survival and success - changing business models