Building on the success on the previous edition, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum in Ethiopia in association with AME Trade Ltd, United Kingdom, will organize the second edition of the Ethiopian International Mining Conference & Exhibition (EIMC 2019) at the Hotel Sheraton, Addis Ababa.
Ethiopia has huge potential in a diverse range of mineral resources (gold, gemstones, tantalum, industrial minerals, potash, lithium & rare earths). The government is planning to use the mining sector as a key pillar of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTPII) which aims to make Ethiopia a middle-income country by 2025.
It was recently announced that holders of large-scale mining licenses for precious minerals will benefit from a decrease of royalties and more incentives are expected to be unveiled before EIMC takes place.
The Ministry of Mines & Petroleum in Ethiopia is responsible for promoting the development of mining; ensuring the proper collection, maintenance and accessibility to users of data on minerals; encouraging mining investment through facilitating exploration and mining operations; regulating in cooperation with the concerned organs, the market for precious and ornamental minerals produced at the level of traditional and small – scale mining operations; organising, as may be necessary, research and training centres that may assist the enhancement of the development of mining; and finally issuing licenses to private investors engaged in exploration and mining operations, and ensure that they conduct mining operations and meet financial obligations in accordance with their concession agreements.
AME Trade Ltd is an international events organizer, specializing in B2B conferences with over 20 years’ experience working in emerging economies. With headquarters in the United Kingdom, AME Trade has regional offices in Angola, Cameroon, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Zambia, and further representation in more than 15 countries in Africa.