Mining Stream

9 October
10 October

OPENING CEREMONY

8.30 Participants to be seated

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

  • H.E Jean- Claude Kassi Brou, President, ECOWAS Commission
  • H.E Alassane Dramane Ouattara, President, Republic of Cote d’ Ivoire

10:30 Official visit of the stands , group photo & coffee break

H.E Alassane Dramane Ouattara
Hon. Jean-Claude Brou
11:00

Coffee break

SESSION 1: COLLABORATING TO ATTRACT FURTHER FDI

11:30 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 commercialised?
  • 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

  • Hon. Jean-Claude Brou, President of ECOWAS commission
  • Vanessa Ushie, Division Manager Policy Analysis, African Natural Resources Centre, AfDB
  • Senior Representative, UEMOA
  • Bady Baldé, Africa Director, EITI International Secretariat
  • Mohamed Sidiki Sylla, Partner, Sylla and Partners
  • Dimitri Sanga, Director ECA Sub-Regional Office for West Africa, UNECA
Hon. Jean-Claude Brou
Dimitri Sanga
Dr. Vanessa Ushie
Mohamed Sidiki Sylla
12:50

Networking lunch

SESSION 2a: DIVERSIFYING ECOWAS’ MINING INDUSTRY

SESSION 2a: DIVERSIFIYING ECOWAS’ MINING INDUSTRY

13:30 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 Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea

  • Kadjo Kouamé, MD, SODEMI
  • Chris MacKenzie, CEO, Manas Resources
  • Stanislas de Stabenrath, Managing Director, X&M
  • Marc- Antoine Audet, President & CEO, SAMA Resources
  • Senior Representative, SRK Mining
  • Sulemanu Koney, Président, EFEDCOM & Senior Representative, ACET- Mining & Economic Transformation at Sub-regional & National Levels in West Africa
Hon. Abdoulaye Magassouba
Stanislas de Stabenrath
Sulemanu Koney
Kadjo Kouamé
Chris MacKenzie
15:30

Afternoon Coffee Break

SESSION 3a: ASSESING THE MINING VALUE CHAIN

15:30 International and regional experts will review current mineral value chain, local supplier opportunities and gaps that need to be filled

• How can state to state dialogue increase opportunities to local suppliers? • How will emerging Chinese investment affect the value chain? • How can international suppliers strategically position themselves in the region to ensure they are serving the widest client base? • What new opportunities will emerge as mineral testing facilities develop?"

Jerry Kwame Ahadjie, Chief Minerals Officer, African Natural Resources Centre, AfDB

Isabell Ramdoo, Senior Associate Development Economist, IGF

Mamadou Goita, Executive Director, IRPAD
Isabelle Ramdoo

Close of conference day 1

Gala Dinner

Registration

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

9:00 Start of conference day 2

09:10 International experts and project developers will look at how current road, rail, port and air 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
  • Patrick Kouame, Investment Director, Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers
  • Alkhaly Yamoussa Bangoura, Senior advisor for Mining Affairs, Presidency, Republic of Guinea
  • Joel Dervain, Executive Secretary, ARA                                                                                                         
Dr Alkhaly Yamoussa Bangoura
Patrick Kouame
Joël Dervain
10:40

Coffee break

SESSION 5: THE LOCALISATION OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES

11:10 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
  • 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
  • Christine Logbo-Kossi, Executive Director, Chamber of Mines, Cote D’Ivoire
  • Adrian Mill, Team Leader-Environmental and Social Sustainability, Moore Stephens
  • Adwoa Boaduo, Adoption Team Manager- MOSH Learning Hub, Minerals Council South Africa
  • Mamadou Goita, Executive Director, IRPAD                                                                                                  
  • Bady Baldé, Africa Director, EITI International Secretariat
Sébastien de Montessus
Mamadou Goita
Adwoa Boaduo Pr Eng
Adrian Mill
Christine Logbo Kossi
Bady Baldé
12:20

Networking lunch

SESSION 6a: GROWING WEST AFRICA’S GOLD OPERATIONS

13:40 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?

Jeff Quartermaine, CEO, Perseus Mining

Simon Lester, Business Development Manager, Concrete Canvas

Simon Lester
14:40

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. The role of disruptor technologies in growing mining operations
  2. Strengthening West Africa’s mining industry through diversification into development minerals
  3. Opportunities for harmonizing mining regulations across West Africa

Closing remarks

Sediko Douka
H.E Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Close of conference day 2

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