Day 1
21 Jun 2018
Day 2
22 Jun 2018

Registration and refreshments

Opening Ceremony

8:30  Welcome remarks from AME Trade

Dan Coberman, Managing Director, AME Trade

8:45 Keynote addresses from sponsors and governments entities

Chris Vermuelen, Ceo, Mopani Copper Mines

Nathan Chishimba, President, Zambia Chamber of Mines

His Excellency  Edgar Lungu, President of Zambia*

Hon. Matthew Nkhuwa, Minister of Energy*

Hon.  Richard Musukwa, Minister of Mines and Minerals Development

10:15 Official visit of the stands and group photo

Hon. Richard Musukwa
Hon. Matthew Nkhuwa
Chris Vermuelen
Nathan Chishimba
10:45

Coffee Break

SESSION 1: COLLABORATING TO CREATE COST COMPETITIVE AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL REGULATORY FRAMEWORKS

11:15 Opening Presentation: The role of mineral development a d power generation in advancing Zambia’s

economy

Thea Fourie, Senior Economist: Sub-Saharan Africa, IHS Markit

11:35 Presentation: Navigating Zambia’s legal and fiscal regimes

11:55 Presentation: Establishing the regulatory foundations to grow Chile’s Copper industry

Eduardo Jimenez, Director of Strategic Management and Assessment Department, Cochilco

12:15 Keynote Q&A Panel: Establishing the regulatory foundations for sustainable & diversified mining and energy industries

Speakers:

Langiwe Lungu, Executive Director, Energy Regulatory Board John Gladston, Head of Government Relations, FQM

Thea Fourie, Senior Economist: Sub-Saharan Africa, IHS Markit

Assistant Director, Ministry of Energy

Senior Representative, Ministry of Mines and Minerals development

  • Initial views on the results of the cost of service study
  • How can mining and energy industries work together to improve efficiency and cost-effectively manage demand?
  • What is the scope for importing energy from other countries?
  • Reviewing tariff support systems, the long-term impact on energy prices and the knock-on effect for industry
  • Assessing tax regimes and incentives- help or a hindrance for current and future projects?
  • As competition for FDI increases, what are the next steps to ensure Zambia remains an attractive

destination for investment?

Thea Fourie
Langiwe Lungu
12:55

Networking Lunch

Stream Two: Power Zambia

SESSION 3: EXPANDING AND UPDATING THE GRID

13:55 Presentation: ZESCO as a strong strategic partner for existing and new power developers

Victor Mudende, CEO, ZESCO*

14:15 Presentation: Updates to the Electricity Services Access project- the next steps to rural electrification

Geoffrey Musonda, CEO, Rural Electrification Authority

14:35 Q&A Panel discussion: Working together to create a durable energy grid

Speakers:
Geoffrey Musonda, CEO, Rural Electrification Authority

Victor Mudende, CEO, ZESCO*

Senior Representative, Ministry of Energy*

  • Review of plans to update and expand the grid
  • Improving the connection of low-voltage power through new transformer technologies
  • Steps to lowering the cost of connection to the grid
  • Reducing transmissions costs by increasing generation capacity in the Nort
  • The pros and cons of ‘off-grid’ solutions and mini-grids when increasing access to power
  • Assessing cost-effective solutions to guarantee grid-stability over an extended period of time
Geoffery Musonda

Stream One: Mining

Moderator: Sokwani Chilembo, CEO, Zambia Chamber of Mines

13:55 SESSION 2:  The role of development minerals in Zambia’s national development plan

Senior Representative, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development of Zambia

14:15 Presentation:  ABB Ability In Mining Industry(Digitalization)

John Manuell, Sales Manager IA Process Industries, ABB

14:00 Q&A  Panel discussion: Growing the mining sector by enhancing existing operations and diversification

Speakers:

Chris Vermuelen, CEO, Mopani Copper Mines

Jackson Sikamo, Chairman, Chibuluma Mine

Victor Lusambo, Chief Geologist, GoviEx Zambia

Sam Ash, General Manager of Lumwana Mines, Barrick Gold

John Manuell, Sales Manager IA Process Industries, ABB
  • Learning from the copper industry- what can new players expect in Zambia?
  • As the price of copper recovers, can we expect an upturn?
  • Understanding the environmental monitoring processes and requirements
  • Overview of timelines to acquire a prospecting license
  • Reviewing the impacts of mineral royalty tax rates and value added tax refunds
  • Assessing the effectiveness of sliding scale taxation against current commodity cycles
  • Outlook for the future: can Zambia’s mining sector grow in the current regulatory environment?
Chris Vermuelen
John Manuell
Victor Lusambo
Sam Ash
Jackson Sikamo
15:35

Afternoon Coffee Break

Roundtable discussions

Led by an expert speaker, each roundtable will provide delegates with an opportunity to delve deeper into the controversial issues discussed throughout the conference. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your most pressing questions answered and connect with future partners. Mining Roundtables
  1. Understanding Zambia’s geological potential and scope for diversified mineral development - Nic Money, Councillor, AZMEC
  2. Reviewing opportunities to add value to the copper industry - Evert Swanepoel, Centre Director, Copper Development Association
  3. Highlighting the value of mining to local communities - Sokwani Chilembo, CEO, Zambia Chamber of Mines
Energy Roundtables
  1. Understanding energy regulations  and tariffs to enhance project developments - Alfred Mwila, Director- Economic Regulation, Energy Regulatory Board
  2. Accessing financing for existing and new energy projects - William Pearson, Programme Director, GETFIT Zambia
  3. Establishing a reliable and sustainable energy mix - Bernard Tembo, Research Fellow, ZIPAR
Alfred Mwila
Bernard Tembo
Will Pearson
Evert Swanepoel

Chairman’s closing remarks, Raffle prize draw and close of conference day 1

19:00

Cocktail Reception

SESSION 4: Financing Energy And Mining Projects

09:00 Keynote presentation: Zambia as a safe haven for investment - Chimuka Nketani, Head of Investments, IDC

09:20 Presentation:  The role of infrastructure investment in accelerating Zambia’s economic growth

09:40 Investor  Q&A panel: Raising capital to launch new projects and accessing mitigation pools to de-risk operations

Speakers:

William Pearson, Programme Director, GETFIT Zambia

Andreas Zahner, Programme Director, REEEP

Inge Stølen, Senior Investment Director, Norfund

Vuyo Ntoi, Investment Director, AIIM to presentation

Chimuka Nketani, Head of Investments, IDC

  • How can macroeconomic stability help progress energy and mining projects?
  • Investment hotspots- where is the next pipeline of projects coming from?
  • Effects of commodity price cycles on investors’ appetite for financing mining projects
  • Reviewing insurance options and RPGs to mitigate late or non-payments for PPPs
  • What are the next steps of the REFIT strategy?
  • How can energy and mining companies quantify a project’s impact on sustainable development goals?
Vuyo Ntoi
Inge Stølen
Andreas Zahner
Will Pearson
10:20

Coffee Break

SESSION 5: Developing Local Content Initiatives To Promote Inclusive And Sustainable Growth

Moderator: Marcus Courage, CEO, africapractice

10:50 Presentation: The role of mining companies in growing Zambia’s economy through alternative livelihoods

Emma Parker, Operations Director, Musangu Foundation

11:10 Presentation: Implementing local content regulations and policies into mining operations

Lorraine Tembo, Manager Local Enterprise Development, Mopani Copper Mines

11:30 Q&A Panel discussion: Reconciling the needs of government, local communities and international companies to create shared wealth

Speakers:

Anthony Kabaghe, President, Kitwe Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Kawunga Nyirenda, Dean- Department of Mining and Minerals, Copperbelt University

Lorraine Tembo, Manager Local Enterprise Development, Mopani Copper Mines

Emma Parker, Operations Director, Musangu Foundation

  • How can mining companies create a business model that will contribute to local and economic development?
  • What opportunities exist for mining companies to partner with impact investors?
  • Update on current foreign and local labour quotas
  • What electrical engineering skills will be needed as new energy projects develop?
Emma Parker
Marcus Courage
Lorraine Ngawa Tembo
Dr. Kawunga Nyirenda
12:10

Networking lunch

Stream One: Mining

SESSION 6: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE MINING PRACTICES

Moderator: Sokwani Chilembo, CEO, Zambia Chamber of Mines

13:30 Presentation: Re-purposing mine land to advance new natural resource projects

Senior Representative, Ministry of Mines and Minerals development

Gideon Ndalama, Director- Mine Safety Department, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development of Zambia

13:50 Case Study: The Utilisation of GCCM’s in New Mining Infrastructure and Remediation of Existing Operational Infrastructure

Reuben Katebe, National Coordinator- Nuclear Programme, Ministry of Energy

Simon Lester, Business Development Manager, Concrete Canvas

14:10  Q&A Panel discussion: Underlining the in-country value created through sustainable mining

Speakers:
Vincent Nyrienda, Head of Business Expansion Projects, CEC

Reuben Katebe, National Coordinator- Nuclear Programme, Ministry of Energy

Simon Njovu, President, Small Scale Miners Association of Zambia

Wilfred Lombe, Independent Consultant

Siforiano Banda, National Coordinator, EITI Zambia

Simon Lester, Business Development Manager, Concrete Canvas

  • Improving public understanding of mining revenues
  • How the development of small scale mining operations has contributed to national development
  • Upcoming expansion plans: how will these enable Zambia’s long-term economic growth?
Vincent Nyrienda
Reuben Katebe
Simon Lester
Siforiano Banda
Dr Wilfred C. Lombe
Simon Njovu

Stream Two: Power Zambia

SESSION 7: ZAMBIA’S NEW ENERGY MIX

13:30 Case Study: Harnessing the potential of solar energy to increase generation capacity

Vincent Nyrienda, Head of Business Expansion Projects, CEC

13:50 Case Study: Nuclear power in Zambia

14:10  Q&A Panel discussion:  Turning talk into action: the next steps in creating a climate resilient energy mix

Speakers:

William Dryer, Director, Buffalo Energy

Thomson Sinkala, Chairman, Biofuels Association of Zambia

Munyaradzi Munodawafa, Chief Executive, Zambezi River Authority*

  • Overview of current and upcoming generation projects
  • What needs done to progress projects to the next stage of development?
  • Striking the balance between renewables and new baseload generation methods
  • Improving infrastructure to facilitate project development
Vincent Nyrienda
Thomson Skinkala
William Dryer
14:50

Coffee Break

Session 8: PROCUREMENT WORKSHOP

15:10 Presentation: Developing local supply chains through mutually beneficial partnerships

James Blewett, Team Leader, Private Enterprise Program Zambia

15:30 Closing Panel discussion (with Q&A): What have we learnt and where do we go from here?

James Blewett, Team Leader, Private Enterprise Program Zambia

Jeff Geipel, Managing Director, Engineers without Borders

Nathan Chishimba, President, Zambia Chamber of Mines

Senior Representative, Ministry of Mines and Minerals development

  • Overview of current local mining services- what is there and what gaps need to be filled?
  • What lessons can be learnt from other countries when integrating local suppliers into the value chain?
  • What will change in the mining value chain as the industry diversifies?
Jeff Geipel
James Blewett
Nathan Chishimba

Closing remarks and prize draw for raffle

Close of conference day 2

Social

Related Events

april

08apr(apr 8)6:30 am10(apr 10)6:30 amSMGGUINEA the new hub for Africa's mining industry

may

15may(may 15)6:28 am16(may 16)6:28 amLIMEP“Investing in Liberia’s Natural Resources to stimulate national economic development”

X