For 6 years, ZIMEC has played a pivotal role in shaping a sustainable growth path for the development of Zambia’s mining and energy sectors.

Around 70% of Zambia’s earnings currently depend on copper mining while over 90% of electricity is generated via hydro.  Zambia’s economic sustainability in these challenges times, lies in diversifying from copper and hydropower, and attracting the necessary investments to strengthen the mining sector and increase electricity capacity through alternative renewable power sources.

With this in mind, the 7th Annual Zambia International Mining and Energy conference and exhibition (ZIMEC 2017) under the theme of Mining and Energy Development in Zambia – Increasing Economic Activities, will take place from 22 – 23 June 2017.

The event will once again bring together government, industry players, and other stakeholders to connect, share ideas and continue strengthening the country’s economy. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Lusaka!


What Makes ZIMEC Unique

Established high-level international event promoting and focusing on the Zambian mining and energy sectors

Unrivalled networking opportunity, featuring numerous social functions

Attended by the top decision makers from both private and public sectors

The 2016 event was host to 300 visitors, 235 delegates, 43 exhibitors, 35 speakers, 22 media partners and 4 sponsors

Excellent global media coverage

Outcomes from discussions at the event will be used with information to assist the further development of both sectors

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Fast Facts

Zambia is Africa’s largest producer of Copper and Cobalt.  Other minerals are also found in the country, including cobalt, gold, silver and iron ore. In addition, Zambia is a major source of precious stones, including emeralds, aquamarines, amethyst and tourmalines.

A new analysis of mining in Zambia for the past 100 years shows a clear historical link between
levels of mining investment and wider economic development.

Zambia’s energy sources include; electricity, petroleum, coal, biomass, and renewable energy.

The building of the Kariba dam was a great feat of engineering, requiring almost three million tons of concrete (enough for a road from Zambia to Russia). Completed in 1959, the resulting hydro-electric power has been important for the mining industry.

ZESCO Limited is a vertically integrated electricity utility, which generates, transmits, distributes
and supplies electricity in Zambia

Although power is relatively cheap and plentiful, only around a fifth of Zambians have access to electricity and just 3% of the population in rural areas.


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