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

Utilising Mali’s natural resources wealth for the benefit of future generations

The wealth derived from mining is non-renewable. The resources will ultimately run out. Investing in human capital should 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
  • How can international companies use technology transfer to train mining professionals?
  • Sovereign wealth funds for the future
  • Adding value to Mali’s mining industry through the transformation of minerals i.e. refining gold in Mali, production of jewellery

Session 2

Attracting finance & investment to Mali's Mining 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?

  • PPP’s in the Malian mining industry
  • 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
13:00 - 14:00


Session 3

Good governance, legislative and regulatory framework

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.

  • Investment opportunities and incentives in the mining sectors
  • The harmonisation of export taxes
  • Risk management measures
  • Improving revenue traceability, transparency, and accountability
  • Extractive industries, governance and Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

Session 4

What initiatives can develop infrastructure and energy in Mali?

The continuation of direct negotiations between the government and radical groups, current annual economic growth rates at over five percent and important political progress are all confidence boosts for further economic revival. Utilising this positive momentum, the Malian government anticipates a vital increase of investment opportunities throughout the country, principally in the mining and renewable energy sectors, as well as in infrastructure, agriculture, and tourism.
  • How can shared or regional mining infrastructure projects allow for the development of other economic activities?
  • Access and energy availability: large energy production projects in mining areas
  • The potential, limitations, and perspectives of the Malian energy sector
  • Jatropha plant energy potential
  • Renewable energy: solar, hydro, wind and biofuels – planned projects for increasing capacity
  • Promoting green energy in Mali’s mines
André Strydom
Michael Reza Pacha

Close of day 1 conference

Welcome Cocktails

Session 5A

Protecting the environment for 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
Hamat Macina
Cherif Sow

Session 5B

Corporate presentations & investment proposals from malian sme’s

  • Malian indigenous junior mining projects; how can small scale miners attract investment, cooperate and develop their resources
  • Corporate technical presentations
10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

Session 6A

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.

  • Exploration projects
  • Continuous mapping improvement
  • How to strengthen geological research programmes, inventories and resource mapping
  • Developing the mining cadastre
  • Case study: Fekola
  • Case study: Morila, Gounkoto, Loulo
  • Case study: Nampala, Koderan, Syama, Tabakoto
  • Case study: Sadiola, Yatela

Session 6B

Corporate presentations & investment proposals from malian sme’s

  • Malian indigenous junior mining projects; how can small scale miners attract investment, cooperate and develop their resources
  • Corporate technical presentations
12:30 - 14:00


Session 7

Diversifying Mali’s other mining industries

Mali has significant mineral potential in iron ore, bauxite, manganese, phosphates, lithium, manganese and construction materials. How can this potential be unlocked and how could this boost the economy

  • Development of Mali’s uranium potential: the Falea uranium deposit in southwestern Mali
  • The growth potential of Mali’s iron ore and bauxite mining capacity and infrastructure challenges in bringing minerals to market
  • Building materials: using industrial mineral deposits to satisfy the regional construction boom
  • Case study: Manganese projects
  • Mali’s potential to be a global phosphate producer
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

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

Official closing ceremony

19:00 - 23:00

Gala dinner