With the recent years we have witnessed Africa becoming a vital trade partner to Europe, Mining On Top: Africa Summit is back for its 5th Edition in Geneva, Switzerland congregating global and regional mines, financial institutions, technology specialists, industry experts, senior government officials and European and African stakeholders focussing on future inter-continental collaborations in the mining industry. The established event is proven to be successful in promoting responsible and sustainable mining through public-private partnerships (PPPs).
Africa’s position is imperative in supplying Europe with several raw materials such as Cobalt, Tantalum and Platinum Group Metals, which are considered ‘critical’ by the European Union, Though trading relations for mining between Europe and Africa isn’t new, in subsequent years greater emphasis has been placed on mineral commodities to achieve a symbiotic relationship. Thereby, Europe has gradually recognised the importance Africa’s role in the continuous provision of raw materials.
“MOTA is incredibly important because here we can network and meet with the different areas in Africa (and learn about) different (mining) activities happening in the mining sector and share ideas and learn about the different minerals (being mined) and investment opportunities. The event allows us to see how governments assist with poverty alleviation and irradiation…”
“For me, Mining on Top in Frankfurt was a successful and well organised event with interesting presentations and very good contacts.”
“The event met my expectations – getting to know lots of people from various nations and learning interesting facts about mining and future prospects of the area.”
“I was personally introduced to high level industry personnel in the African mining sector, we are looking forward to seeing the positive outcomes from this event.”
“Mining on Top” was a very interesting Event with the possibility to make great contacts. For us, the delegations from Ghana and Sierra Leone alone made it worth attending!”