Day 1
20 Nov 2017
Day 2
21 Nov 2017
Day 3
22 Nov 2017
Day 4
23 Nov 2017

Registration of participants and set up of exhibition stands

Registration and early morning refreshments

Official Opening Ceremony

Welcome remarks and key note address from sponsors and government

Official visit of JMP expo and coffee break

Session 1

The Exploitation Of Mineral Resources Integrated Into The Economy As A Factor Of Sustainable Development

The wealth derived from mining is non-renewable. The resources will ultimately run out. Investing in human capital should also be an integral part of the strategy for converting natural resources into long- term transferable skills development.
  • An outline of specialist mining training facilities / institutes / project
  • Local content criteria: modifying higher education syllabuses to incorporate the needs of extractive industries
  • Sovereign wealth funds for the future
  • Adding value to Mali’s mining industry through the transformation of minerals
Dr. Alkaly Yamoussa Bangoura
Abou-Bakar Traore
13:00 - 14:30


Session 2

Promoting Investment In Mali’s Mining And Petroleum Industry

Accessibility and availability of finance plays a pivotal role in Mali’s mining sector. How can large projects be financed and what funds are available for SME’s?
  • The development of PPP’s in the mining and petroleum sectors
  • How can indigenous SME’s attract capital
  • The role of local banks in the financing of mining activities
  • The role of multilateral institutes and their investment criteria for financing large scale projects
  • Investment opportunities and incentives available in the mining sector
Nadia Myriam Biouele
16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break

Session 3


Good governance can secure Mali’s positive growth and benefit its people. The government has initiated a wide variety of reforms in public financial management, tax administration and tax policy.
  • Mining and petroleum cadastres and the advantages of the mining and petroleum codes
  • EITI
  • Kimberley Process
Sam Samake
Fatoumata Sidibe-Diarra
Mouhamed Kebe

Close of day 1 conference

18:30 - 22:00

Welcome Cocktails

Session 4

Initiatives To Develop Support Infrastructures To Promote Mali’s Extractive Industries

Continued direct negotiations between the government and radical groups, the current rate of economic growth of more than five per cent, and the importance of political progress, boosts confidence in the 'economy. The Malian government is building on this positive trend and is forecasting increased investment opportunities in the country, primarily in the mining and renewable energy sectors but also in infrastructure, agriculture and tourism
  • Accessibility and availability of energy, large scale energy production projects in the mining zones
  • The role of transport infrastructure in the development of Mali’s mineral resources
  • Sub-regional infrastructure, transport and energy projects
Madani Diallo
Pramoth Domun

Session 5

Environment & Sustainable Development

In order to promote the mining sector in the framework of sustainable development, optimisation activity must be implemented to tackle the issue of technical weaknesses and move to increased output, profitability and to improve security on worksites while reducing the impact on the environment.
  • How effective is current environmental legislation?
  • Programmes and strategies for environmental protection
  • How to succeed in the environmental management of artisanal and small-scale miners
  • Mine remediation
  • Avoiding misalliances between CSR projects and local community expectations
  • Social responsibility of companies to local communities
  • Dealing with the social economic environmental impact of mining, relocation of communities, loss of land and social degradation
Hilaire Diarra
Hamat Macina
Cherif Sow
11:15 - 11:45

Coffee Break

Session 6

Mali’s Mining And Petroleum Potentialities

  • The mineral potential and large scale projects ( the cadastre, improving the cadastre, the improvement of mapping to 1/50.000 of West Mali
  • Petroleum potential
  • Diversification of mining resources
Jérôme Poisson
Bernard Aylward
Daniel Betts
Darryl Butcher
Michael Reza Pacha
12:45 - 14:00


Session 7

Mali’s Gold Mining Potential And Operating Goldmines

The Malian mining industry is dominated by gold extraction and is the third largest gold producer in Africa. This session will also showcase the main gold production projects and highlight future growth strategies.
  • Case study: Fekola
  • Case study: Morila, Gounkoto, Loulo
  • Case study: Syama
  • Case study: Kalana
Aliou Boubacar Diallo
John Welborn
Mohamed Lamine Diarra
Chiaka Berthe
Moussa Keïta
André Strydom

Session 8

Sub-contracting And Procurement To Mining Companies

Mali is a vast country with a challenging supply chain, how can local procurement improve the mining supply chain cost and efficiency? How can other linkages develop from the mining supply chain to stimulate other areas of the economy?
  • Local procurement and purchasing, quality, control and empowerment
  • Local sub-contracting in Mali
  • Understanding the supply chain of the Malian mining sector
  • Creating mining upstream, downstream and side stream linkages
  • Mali’s downstream petroleum sector, transport and distribution
Sidiki Fofana
Lionel Colmont
Aboubacar Moustapha
16:45 - 17:15

Coffee Break

Official closing ceremony

20:00 - 23:00

Gala dinner

B to B meetings and continuation of the JMP Expo