Mining On Top: Africa Summit– 56% of the Attendees were C level Executives and Senior Directors from the Mining and Investment Sectors

Geneva, Switzerland – July, 2018: The 5th Mining On Top: Africa Summit held  from 3-4 July 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland gathered +100 high level participants from the mining and investment communities. The 2 day conference focussed on connecting European investment institutions to African governments and mining companies with projects in the continent.

The theme this year was “Europe as a Partner for African Mining” and the presentations and the panel discussions emphasised on the recent market shifts and focussing on promising commodity investments, spotlight on Africa’s geological hotspots, recent technological developments in the mining sector and role of structured finance. The programme was highly rated for its content and the quality of the networking opportunity offered to the participants.


“This conference was eye-opening, the level of expertise on display was impressive.”


The Conference featured honoured guests Ibrahima Gueye, Secretary General, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Hon. Doto Mashaka Biteko MP, Deputy Minister of Minerals and H.E Taonga Mushayavanhu, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe, Geneva. As well as featuring case studies by: Stephen Letwin, CEO, IAMGOLD, Joel Holliday, Group Exploration Director, Randgold Resources, Alexander Mhembere, CEO, ZIMPLATS, Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Director, KEFI Minerals and Louis Coetzee, CEO, Kibo Mining.


The highly established event was sponsored by industry leaders: Zimplats, Global Atomic Corporation and PIX4D. The event acted as an ideal podium for public and private stakeholders to congregate to network and foster prospective business partnerships. Organised by AME Trade Ltd. MOTA 2018 was supported by the following associations: Swiss African Business Circle, Swiss Cham Southern Africa, South Africa-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Chambre de Commerce Suisse – R.D. Congo.