Panel discussion: Facilitating FDI through constructing, rehabilitating and maintaining physical infrastructure
15:20 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- all whilst enjoying some refreshments of course.
1. Creating fair and competitive mining regulations and tax regimes
2. Reviewing the next steps to diversifying the mining industry
3. Highlighting the value of mining to local communities
1. Understanding energy regulations and tariffs to enhance project developments
2. Accessing financing for existing and new energy projects
3. Establishing a reliable and sustainable energy mix
16:00 Roundtable Roundups (5 minutes each)
Each roundtable leader will have 5 minutes to summarize what their group discussed to the other delegates.
09:00 Keynote presentation: The future of investment in Zambia’s mining and energy industries
09:20 Presentation: What are investors looking for?- An overview of the key success factors for raising capital
09:40 Investor panel: Raising capital to launch new projects and accessing mitigation pools to de-risk operations
10:50 Presentation: The changing face of the Zambian workforce as energy and mining industries adapt to new market conditions
11:10 Presentation: Developing local supply chains through mutually beneficial partnerships
11:30 Panel discussion: Shaping local content: reconciling the needs of government, local communities and international companies
• Update on current foreign and local labour quotas
• Overview of current local mining and energy services- what is there and what gaps need to be filled?
• The business case for engaging local suppliers- a chance to lower costs?
• Partnering with local communities to develop training initiatives- what is needed and how can this be met?
13:30 Presentation: Zambia’s promising progress to improve transparency in mining
Siforiano Banda, National Coordinator, EITI Zambia
13:50 Case Study: Using Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats to ensure projects are successful and sustainable
Simon Lester, Business Development Manager, Concrete Canvas
14:10 Panel discussion: Underlining the in-country value created through sustainable mining
• Improving public understanding of mining revenues
• How the development of small scale mining operations has contributed to national development
• How have mining companies created business model that contribute to local and economic development?
13:30 Case Study: Harnessing the potential of solar energy to increase generation capacity
13:50 Case Study: Biomass as a new form of baseload generation
14:10 Panel discussion: Turning talk into action: the next steps in creating a climate resilient energy mix
• Overview of current and upcoming generation projects
• What needs done to progress projects to the next stage of development?
• Stricking the balance between renewables and new baseload generation methods
• Improving infrastructure to facilitate project development
15:10 Closing debate: What have we learnt and where to do we go from here?
Senior Representative, FQM
• Where does Zambia’s economic development sit regionally and globally?
• What are next step steps to growing the mining and energy industries?
• How can public and private institutions enable the diversification of both industries?
• Review of major project updates and their impacts on the Zambian economy