21 July – 12 BST/ Private Equity Investments for Pension Schemes – Unpacking risk vs opportunity for a diversified high return portfolio
Private equity funds are uniquely structured to drive growth and transform businesses. While some African pension funds are currently investing in private equity, there is still scope for more PE investment to assist African pension funds to boost their returns.
Investing in private equity allows public pension funds to gain exposure to growth companies that have the potential to provide excellent returns over the long term, but how does one balance the risk vs rewards?
27 August – 12 BST / Mine Automation – With the advent of the COVID-19 could self-automates mines be a solution to keep running safely?
With the advent of the COVID-19 self-automated mines could be a solution to keep mines running safely and making sure that miners do not come in close contact with one another to spread the disease. Some mines have already moved towards automation, such as the Syama gold mine in Mali that has recently implemented the world’s first fully automated mine with driver-less trucks and robotic drills.
10 SEP – 12 BST/ Renewable Power for the Mines
Limited, unreliable, and inconsistent power supply to Mines across Africa is now the norm. To reduce costs and expedite project development many mining companies are beginning to explore tapping into the abundant renewable options for now, with solar and hybrid solutions These solutions offer lower energy costs, efficiency savings and the ability to mitigate against volatile fuel prices, thus providing developers with the opportunity for corporate power purchasing agreements directly with the miners.
16 September – 12 BST / Understanding the Mining Codes West Africa: Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Mauritania
The West African (ECOWAS region) is made up of 15 countries of which contain some major mining countries in Africa, Guinea, Ghana, Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as emerging mining destinations such as Senegal, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. Mining law differs from country to country and are frequently changed when a new government comes to power.
This webinar will examine the various mining codes of the region, their regulations, and policies. At the same time, it will also examine the possible harmonisation of the mining codes that ECOWAS has recently implemented with the Regional Model Mining and Minerals Development Act.
The webinar will look at the advantages and disadvantages of individual mining codes across West Africa and at the same time examine how a regional approach may benefit all parties by facilitating investment. We will also consider the increasing importance of environmental and CSR obligations by investors and equally look at how their contributions are managed and attributed by the relevant government stakeholders. Transparency and accurate auditing are a key component of gauging the effectiveness of a mining code - how can this be monitored accurately to make sure companies report their revenue correctly?
The 6th edition of SIM Senegal, taking place at the Hotel King Fahd Palace in Dakar on 3-5 November 2020, is organised by the Senegalese Ministry of Mines & Geology in association with AME Trade Ltd. The event is once again supported by the Senegalese government, guaranteeing the highest-level audience possible. SIM Senegal attracts a unique and diverse range of mining investors in finance, services, exploration & production and institutional industries, representing both public and private sectors from 30 countries. SIM Senegal 2018 was officially inaugurated by H.E. the President of the Republic of Senegal, Mr. Macky SALL.
Senegal has a diverse portfolio of mineral resources, excellent port and road infrastructure, a skilled workforce, as well as being the financial centre of Francophone West Africa. Investing in Senegal is a sure choice.
Under the theme “Mines and Geology: what are the benefits for the communities?”, during the two-day conference, SIM Senegal 2020 will showcase the Ministry’s strategy on the mining sector and concentrate on new developments and investment for further growth and expansion of the Senegalese mining sector.
AME Trade Ltd is delighted to organise the 12th Africa Infrastructure Investment Partnerships Conference on 18-19 November 2020. This year edition is moved to North Africa, in Casablanca, Morocco.
Africa PPP is the established platform for reducing the infrastructure gap by using a collaborative approach between the public and private sector effectively, efficiently and economically implement infrastructure projects.
Africa PPP expands the dialogue between the investors, projects owners and developers to analyse the different approaches from traditional to innovative PPP mechanisms to find sustainable solutions for the implementation of infrastructure and energy projects.
Following the great success of PI Africa 2019 and by assessing the in-country guidelines for the pandemic, we have come to the conclusion to move the 4th PI Africa - Pension Funds and Alternative Investment Africa Conference on 18 – 19 March 2021, in Mauritius.
PI Africa 2021 will bring once again together key stakeholders from the sector across Africa, industry experts and speakers for 2 days of intense debate & high-level networking. The program will feature regional and international speakers to attend and discuss the constraints, developments, and opportunities after this unprecedented time has passed.
PI Africa has been designed to provide a comprehensive view of pension funds and African Alternative investment market. Attendants will have the opportunity to witness high level sessions presented by Central Banks and Government leaders.
Leading Pension Funds and Investment Companies will share their views on the current investment climate, the strategies to overcome existing challenges and the opportunities available to savvy investors. The two-day conference aims at promoting alternative investments and diversification in the portfolio of pension funds and asset managers.
The 7th Mozambique Mining, Oil & Gas & Energy Conference and Exhibition (MMEC 2021), organized by AME Trade Ltd, in collaboration with ENH, will take place at the Joaquim Chissano Conference Center in Maputo, on 21-22 April 2021, following the WHO guidelines for the pandemic.
MMEC 2021 will continue to showcase and explore developments in our country’s thriving Oil & Gas, Mining and Energy sectors and to also focus attention on the potential opportunities, lessons learned by key investors and the creation of new business partnerships.
This established event has become a firm fixture in the global extractive industries business event calendar and is continuing to showcase and explore developments in the country’s thriving Oil & Gas, Mining and Energy sectors.
MMEC 2021 will continue to present Mozambique as a business-friendly country where the policy reforms are being implemented to encourage the flow of domestic and foreign direct investment into the extractives industry.
Following its great success during the last decade, the 10th edition of Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibition is confirmed for 06 – 07 May 2021 at the Garden Court Hotel, Kitwe, Zambia.
For the past 9 years, AME Trade, the Zambian Government and the Chamber of Mines, have strived
to enhance the mining and energy industries, by bringing all stakeholders together at the Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibition, ZIMEC.
Its successful and expert speakers always provide the latest industry updates and discuss current Mining & Energy challenges and opportunities with regards to Zambia and surrounding countries. This edition is under the theme: “Diversifying Zambia ’s mineral resources and energy mix to stimulate economic growth”.
The 10th edition of ZIMEC remains dedicated to providing the audience the latest information on developments within the sectors, highlighting new opportunities and providing a platform for public and private sector players to network.
All attendees will play a role in stimulating Zambia’s mining and energy industries for economic growth. ZIMEC 2021 comprised of a two-day programme of intense targeted networking, personalised 1-2-1 meetings, connecting with global mining & energy companies.
The ECOWAS Commission, the Government of the Republic of Niger & AME Trade Ltd are delighted to invite you to take part in the 3rd ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum and Exhibition, ECOMOF 2021, which will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Conference Center, Niamey, Republic of Niger, from 14 - 16 September 2021.
The event has established itself as one of the largest mining events in West Africa that gathers the highest-ranking government delegations from the 15 ECOWAS West African Member States. After its two successful previous editions taking place in Ghana (2015) and Cote d’Ivoire (2018), ECOWAS is now a firm fixture in the global calendar of mining and petroleum events.
Niger’s economy is rapidly developing with a strong aim to diversify its mineral production, widen its investor base, improve infrastructures and position the country as an investor friendly jurisdiction for Mining and Petroleum. ECOWAS is the first international mining event in the country and a unique opportunity to develop new business deals.
ECOMOF 2021 will feature a variety of conference sessions, workshops and roundtables, with industry experts discussing issues encompassing the complete spectrum of the mining and petroleum sectors. The main theme of ECOMOF 2021 is “Developing a harmonised regional mining and petroleum legal and fiscal framework”.
The Ministry of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo and AME Trade Ltd organised the 4th edition of the Congo's International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, CIEHC 2020, on 19 – 21 February 2020 in Centre International de Conférence de Kintélé Brazzaville, Congo.
CIEHC4 was special as it registered a strong participation of delegates from the member countries of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO). Five Ministers from the organization, including the President and General Secretary, graced the opening ceremony, thereby confirming its international profile.
The conference attracted over 650 participants from 22 countries, welcomed 45 exhibition stands, 55 speakers, 16 sponsors and 34 associate sponsors.
The various themes developed during the conference relate to the global vision of the hydrocarbons industry and the strategies for developing and financing oil and gas value chains in Africa. The quality of discussions during the conference and the informed contributions from the highly selected and professional delegates made it possible for the participants to understand the opportunities and challenges in the national, regional and international oil and gas industry.
30 June - 12pm BST / Online - Infrastructure & PPPs
This pandemic has bought to light the importance of increasing sustainable infrastructure on the African continent, including healthcare, access to water and energy, supply chain development and regional integration. What lessons can we learn from the 2008 financial crisis and COVID 19? What infrastructure projects should now be considered as priorities and how fast can we get these projects up and running?