8.30 Participants to be seated
9:30 Welcome remarks and keynote addresses from the ECOMOF organisers and partners
10:30 Official visit of the stands , group photo & coffee break
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
Moderator: Hon. Jean-Claude KOUASSI, Minister of Mines & Geology, Republic of Cote d’Ivoire
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.
Moderator: Hon. Abdoulaye Magassouba, Minister of Mines and Geology, Republic of Guinea
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, IGFMamadou Goita, Executive Director, IRPAD
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
11:10 Local experts and stakeholders will discuss reconciling the needs of government, international companies and local communities to create local training initiatives
13:40 Leading gold producers will discuss the future of the commodity in West Africa and strategies to optimize production through new technologies
Jeff Quartermaine, CEO, Perseus Mining
Simon Lester, Business Development Manager, Concrete Canvas
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.