Mining Stream

9 December
10 December
11 December
12 December

Registration & Set up of stands, Sofitel Abidjan, Hotel Ivoire

OPENING CEREMONY

8.30 Participants to be seated

9:30 Welcome remarks and keynote addresses from the ECOMOF organisers and partners

Hon. Jean-Claude Brou
H.E Alassane Ouattara
10:30- 11:30

Official visit of the stands , group photo & coffee break

SESSION 1: COLLABORATING TO ATTRACT FURTHER FDI

11:30- 13:00 PANEL

Regional stakeholders from across the mining and petroleum sectors will discuss the key factors needed to increase foreign direct investment into West Africa’s mining and petroleum industries

  • Overview of the different mining codes across the region
  • What are they key steps to underlining political stability to foreign investors?
  • How can governments work together to ensure cross-border discoveries are commercialized?
  • How do current petroleum codes accommodate the ‘lower for longer’ environment?
  • How can international mining companies capitalize on new mining codes to exploit mineral reserves?
  • What are governments’ expectations for the extractive industries?

Moderator: Hon. Jean-Claude KOUASSI, Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire

Franklin Afotey
Kwame Addo-Kufuor
Dr. Vanessa Ushie
Mohamed Sidiki Sylla
13:00- 14:00

Networking Lunch

SESSION 2A: DIVERSIFIYING ECOWAS’ MINING INDUSTRY

Exploring mining companies and regional stakeholders will discuss the next steps to unlocking West Africa’s mineral potential through diversification and exploration

  • Pinpointing the geological hotspots of the region- what minerals can be found and where?
  • How important is diversification of mining exploration in the short, medium and long term?
  • What can we learn from the success of the region’s gold projects?
  • Are building materials an underestimated natural resource?
  • What to watch- which projects will come online in 2019?

Moderator: Hon. Abdoulaye MAGASSOUBA, Minister of Mine and Geology, Republic of Guinea*

Patrick Bouisset
Marc-Antoine Audet
Hon. Abdoulaye Magassouba
Sulemanu Koney
SESSION 2A: DIVERSIFIYING ECOWAS’ MINING INDUSTRY
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 3A: COUNTRY PRESENTATIONS MINING

Mining industry leaders will showcase their country’s mineral potential.

Abdoul Aziz Idrissa
Dr Alkhaly Yamoussa Bangoura
Jacinto Tamba

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 1

GALA Dinner- Sponsored by government of Ivory Coast

Registration

SESSION 4: CREATING A REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT MINING AND PETROLEUM OPERATIONS

International experts and project developers will look at how current road, rail and port projects can transform West Africa into a global infrastructure hub

  • Reviewing the current state of play- is the region’s infrastructure fit for purpose?
  • Understanding how regional trading can capitalize on upcoming mineral and hydrocarbon projects
  • Identifying the key hubs for reaching international markets
  • Homogenizing transnational regulations to expand road and rail lines
  • How will the Praia-Dakar-Abidjan corridor and Dakar-Lagos projects help mining and oil and gas operations?
  • Growing midstream operations to help monetize new oil and gas discoveries
Joël Dervain
10:40-11:10

Coffee Break

SESSION 5: THE LOCALISATION OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

Local experts and stakeholders will discuss reconciling the needs of government, international companies and local communities to create local training initiatives

  • Developing a multi-stakeholder approach to training initiatives
  • The next steps to integrate women into the mining and petroleum workforce
  • Developing a template for integrating women into mining operations
  • Striking the balance between ‘on the job training’ and formal training
  • What are the next steps to regulating artisanal mining?
  • How can public and private sector stakeholders collaborate to ensure artisanal mining operations are safe and sustainable?
  • Setting up local training initiatives to improve the safety of artisanal mining
Adwoa Boaduo
Christine Logbo Kossi
12:40-13:40

Networking Lunch

SESSION 6a: GROWING WEST AFRICA’S GOLD OPERATIONS

Leading gold producers will discuss the future of the commodity in West Africa and strategies to optimize production through new technologies

  • The Utilisation of GCCM’s in New Mining Infrastructure and Remediation of Existing Operational Infrastructure
  • Operational challenges in the West Africa- how are they impacting project costs?
  • How can mining companies access replace reserves to increase profits?
  • What other technologies could operators invest in to improve efficiency?
Pascal BERNASCONI
Simon Lester
15:10-15:40

Coffee Break

SESSION 7: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed throughout the conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and connect with future partners.

Mining Roundtables

1. After the Mine has gone, mine cycle planning and post closure strategies

It is a prerogative in mine cycle planning, that eventual closure needs to be factored in. How can governments, the local community and the private stakeholders work together during the production period in order to develop a thriving post mine scenario? We will look at environmental protection, developing industries, skills, infrastructure and employment for the post mine scenario. Simultaneously we will study current legislation and debate whether it is effective or not?

2. Mining as the catalyst to diversify the economies of the ECOWAS region?

Moderator: Hon. Kabine KAMORA, Former Prime Minister of Guinea

How can the ECOWAS region’s raw mineral resources be used to develop other industries in the broader economy? How can linkages be created for the mining industry to develop agriculture for example. How can shared infrastructure benefit the region as a whole. How can domestic

transformation of mineral resources create added value and employment?

Kabine Kamora

Closing Remarks

Sediko Douka
H.E Amadou Gon Coulibaly

CLOSE OF CONFERENCE DAY 2

Exhibition and B2B meetings

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