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Day 1
08 May 2017
Day 2
09 May 2017
Day 3
10 May 2017
Day 4
11 May 2017
Day 5
12 May 2017

Registration and Stand Setup

Arrival and Seating of Participants

Official Opening Ceremony

Visit of the Exhibition Stands and Welcome Coffee Break

Session 1

THE ESSSENTIAL TOOLS FOR ATTRACTING MINING INVESTMENT TO THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

Guinea’s mining potential is considered the most significant in the world, however the country’s mineral resources have been left largely unexploited. The government is eager to attract foreign investment in the mining sector and has taken measures to implement a rigorous good governance policy to regulate the minerals industry.
  • Fiscal framework, the mining code and its implementation
  • “Guinea is Back” Inviting International Investment back in to Guinea 
  • Transparency in the Guinean mining industry
  • The One-stop-shop, a lever mining sector investment
  • Understanding Guinea’s mining legal framework
Mouhamed Kebe
Mahamed Sidike Sylla

Session 2

FINANCING MINING ACTIVITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

In today’s economic climate, coupled with fluctuating commodity prices, the traditional model of finance may not always be the best option. In this session finance experts, will unpack traditional and alternative sources of finance relevant for mining projects in Guinea

  • Financing mining equipment
  • An analysis of different funding options for mining exploration
  • Microfinance Institutions and their role in financing SME’s
  • Financing major mining project amidst a downturn in commodity prices

13:30 - 14:45

Lunch Break

Session 3

HOW CAN PARTNERSHIPS IN INFRASTRUCTURE ACT AS A CATALYST FOR THE GROWTH OF THE MINING SECTOR?

Good infrastructure is the backbone to attracting investment and increase mining activities in the region.  Public and Private sector needs to work together to accelerate infrastructure that will benefit both the economy and businesses alike.  One should not forget that this, will in turn, have a positive social effect.

  • How can PPP’s assist in transforming the mining infrastructure?
  • Developing Guinea’s transport corridors into the arteries of the mining economy
  • Shared infrastructure developing all sectors of the Guinean economy
  • What are mining linkages and how they can create a dynamic mining industry?
  • Infrastructure corridors – Kamsar-Sangaredi Rail Corridor

15:45 - 16:15

Networking Coffee Break

Session 4

POWERING GUINEA – EMPOWERING THE MINING SECTOR THROUGH AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF ENERGY

A reliable supply of electricity is crucial for Guinea’s economy which is dominated by the mining sector. In order to improve energy supply, the government is embarking on plans to attract private sector participation, help enhance the management, operation and commercial viability of the energy sector.

  • Renewable energy solutions for powering Guinea’s mines
  • Powering your mine: strategic energy management
  • An overview of Guinea’s energy resources
  • Power the future of Guinea’s mining sector: current power projects in construction
  • The potential of IPP’s, PPP’s & PPA’s in Guinea

Close of Day 1 Deliberations

18:30 - 22:00

Welcome Cocktail Reception

Session 5

A GEOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

  • A geological overview of the Republic of Guinea -
  • Improving capturing of geological data in Guinea
  • Diversification of Guinea’s mineral resources, Diamonds, Uranium, rare earths

Vincent Laflèche
10:00 - 10:30

Networking Coffee Break

Session 6

SPOTLIGHT ON GOLD

Even though the industry is still developing, Guinea has the potential to become a strong gold producing country.  A number of players have already invested in gold mining activities, but what has been accomplished to date and how can companies plan for rising production costs and uncertain world gold prices?

  • Case studies updates on exploration and production
    • Siguiri
    • Lero
    • Kouroussa
    • Kiniero
    • Mandiana
    • Tri-K Project

Session 7

BAUXITE MINING

Guinea has significant Bauxite deposits.  During this session, Bauxite mining companies and other players will discuss their projects and expansion plans

  • Koumbia Bauxite Project – Alliance Mining Commodities (AMC)
  • Sangaredi Guinea Alumina Corporation
  • Dian-Dian – Rusal
  • Boke Mining Company  Winning International Group
  • Kamsar (CBG) – Supported by Fluor
Alexey Chousov
Session 7
Dr. Ing Erik Zimmermann
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

Session 8

IRON ORE DEMAND AND DEPOSITS

Guinea has the largest untapped iron ore reserves in the world. This ore, of outstanding quality, often has an iron content greater than 65%.

  • What is the long-term outlook for iron ore pricing and demand and how will this affect West Africa?
  • Infrastructure challenges in bringing iron ore reserves to market
  • Kalia Iron Ore Project
15:00 - 15:30

Networking Coffee Break

Session 9

DIVERSIFYING GUINEA’S MINERALS RESOURCES MIX

In order to make the Guinean mining sector more resilient, new projects need to be developed though diversifying the resources exploited.  Opportunities include:

  • Uranium
  • Diamonds
  • Rare Earth

Close of Day 2 Deliberations

19:30 - 22:00

Official Gala Dinner

Session 10

LOCAL CONTENT POLICY FRAMEWORKS

Local content policies should enable mining projects to make a strong contribution to the national economy and assist in capacity building for the mining industry and other sectors.  Guinea’s The local content policy is based on three components for the fostering of economic opportunity: jobs, suppliers and capacity building.

  • Education, training and employment in the mining industry
  • Strategies for increasing local procurement in the Guinea’s mining sector
  • Case studies of local content projects
10:15 - 10:45

Networking Coffee Break

Session 11

HOW CAN SMALL SCALE AND ARTISANAL MINING DEVELOP INTO A REGULATED WORKFORCE?

Although Artisanal miners lack the training, they impact the economic development of a country and help sustain local villages.  It should be noted that large number of women play a role in small scale mining, often more than the men.  However, the dangers of unregulated mining include:  improper use of chemicals, lack of safety equipment, sanitation and basic health care.  Communities may also be affected by environmental degradation.  What can be done to develop a more regulated ASM workforce?

  • Utilising artisanal and small
  • l-scale mining to reduce poverty in rural
  • Large-scale vs. Artisanal: mutually beneficial conflict resolution and cooperation
  • Progress in Guinea with formalisation, organisation, financing mechanisms and trade
  • Developing International Standards: Certification and transparency in artisanal and small-scale mining, Fairtrade Gold Standards Labelling

Session 12

PROTECTING THE SOCIAL AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT

Mining activities can have a heavy impact on the social and physical environmental, including toxic water leaks, contaminated ground water, deforestation and mine collapses.  What steps have been taken to protect Guinea’s diverse biosphere from mining degradation and what can be done further?

  • How to succeed in mine rehabilitation & remediation?
  • How to successfully involve the community in mining projects?
  • How to put in practises to safeguard health and security in Guinea’s mining regions
  • Solutions to transforming Guinea’s mining supply chain
  • Creating a sound geological framework through the mining cadastre
13:15 - 14:30

Lunch Break

Session 13

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

When we consider skills development and environmental protection in the mining industry, one also has to look at the impact of CSR projects that are being implemented and led by mining companies for the benefit of all parties involved.

  • Avoiding mismatches between CSR projects and local community expectations
  • Could CSR investment reduce the motivation of government to fulfil its responsibilities to their citizens?
  • Social responsibility of companies to local communities: Planning, implementation and projects evaluation
  • Case studies of CSR Projects
15:30 - 16:00

Networking Coffee Break

Session 14

CREATING A MINING LABORATORY IN THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA

Every year some 800 000 samples are exported outside of the country for analysis.  The government of the Republic of Guinea plans to construct a world class laboratory under a PPP arrangement.  During this session, key stakeholders will discuss the plans for the mining laboratory as well as the impact it will have on the mining sector as a whole.

Official Closing Session and Conference Outcomes

18:00 - 20:00

Farewell Cocktail Function

Mine Site Visit