Programme

Day 1
13 Jun 2019
Day 2
14 Jun 2019

Registration and refreshments

Conference introduction

Namakau Mukelabai

Welcome remarks from AME Trade

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES FROM GOVERNMENTS ENTITIES

  • Goodwell Mateyo, President, Chamber of Mines, Zambia
  • Hon. Matthew Nkhuwa, Minister, Ministry of Energy, Zambia
  • Hon. Richard Musukwa, Minister, Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development, Zambia
Goodwell Mateyo
Hon. Richard Musukwa
Hon. Matthew Nkhuwa

Official visit of the stands and group photo

10:45

Coffee Break

SESSION 1: KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION ESTABLISHING MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL FISCAL REGIMES

  • Assessing the impact of the 2019 budget on current mining operations
  • Strategies for successfully navigating current tax regimes
  • How has production changed in the last 6 months?
  • To what extent can a multi-stakeholder approach to developing tax regimes ensure changes benefit both the public and private sector?
  • What approaches can mining companies take to ensure that profits remain high whilst remaining compliant with current tax laws?
  • How can current tax laws be adapted to suit commodity cycles?
  • Creating a regulatory framework that will encourage growth across the mining value chain
John Gladston
SOKWANI CHILEMBO
Nathan Chishimba
12:15 – 13:15

Networking Lunch

SESSION 2: PANEL DISCUSSION CREATING COST-COMPETITIVE ENERGY TARIFFS

  • Overview of Zambia’s current energy tariffs- How can change occur?
  • Growing Zambia’s energy industry through mutually beneficial energy tariffs
  • Review of timelines for the cost of service study
  • What is the next step for negotiating mutually beneficial PPAs?
  • How can diversification of off-take support further development?
  • Implementing cost reflective tariffs to encourage investment into generation projects
Dr Moses Banda
Simon Kazunda
David Mpundu
Jyoti Mistry

SESSION 3: STRENGTHENING ZAMBIA’S MINING INDUSTRY THROUGH INCREASED EXPLORATION AND DIVERSIFICATION Presentation

An overview of the Zambia Mineral Exploration Sector
  • Chipilaua Mukofu - Ministry of Mines
  • Nic J Money, Country Director, Shapoorji Pallonji Group of India and a Director, Melki Mining
Willie Sweta
Chipilauka Mukofu
Nic J Money
Alexander Matthews

Q&A Panel Discussion – Strengthening Zambia’s mining industry through increased exploration and diversification

  • Supporting Zambia’s economic development by diversifying into development minerals
  • What steps have other governments taken to attract further exploration?
  • Overview of current exploration projects- how will they affect the industry?
  • How does current exploration activity match future mineral demand at a local, regional and international level?
  • How can the private sector encourage further exploration activities?
  • Attracting investment for continued development – What are the current opportunities?
Lyapa Manza
Ahmed Abdel-Hakаm
Thea Fourie
15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 4: FINANCING BANKABLE ENERGY PROJECTS Presentation

Understanding the key factors investors are looking for- what makes a project bankable?
  • Madalo Minofu, Resident Representative, Malawi and Zambia, IFC
  • Edward Kabwe, Director - Finance, Zambezi River Authority
  • Helen Lubamba, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Stanbic
Helen Lubamba
Edward Kabwe
Henry Sakala
MADALO MINOFU

Q&A Panel discussion: Collaborating to increase investment in energy projects

  • Understanding the key factors investors are looking for- what makes a project bankable?
  • How can the public and private sector work together to demonstrate that projects are bankable?
  • Reviewing different methods for raising capital- which ones are more effective and why?
  • What role can development banks play in raising capital?
  • What are the creditors’ current concerns and how can they be addressed?
  • Taking advantage of PPPs to encourage further investment into energy projects and how can the public sector support PPAs
Fredrick Mutua
MADALO MINOFU

SESSION 5: PITCH YOUR PRODUCT! THE ROLE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY IN ENHANCING MINING OPERATIONS AND ENABLING ACCESS TO ENERGY FOR ALL

Thought leaders will present case studies showcasing how innovation has improved efficiency and increased profits of mining operations, while energy projects will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and potential to interested parties. Delegates will be given the opportunity to state their interest in the methods and technologies presented through interactive polls.
Tamara Mkandawire
Birgit Rameseder
SAMSON MUUMBA
Robert Lowin

Chairman’s closing remarks and close of conference day 1

19:00

Cocktail reception

Registration

OFFICIAL WELCOME ADDRESS

Introduction:  Hon. Richard Musukwa, Minister, Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development, Zambia

Keynote Address:  H.E Edgar Lungu, President, Republic of Zambia

H.E. Edgar Lungu
Hon. Richard Musukwa

SESSION 6: SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMALL-SCALE MINERS AND LOCAL SME PARTICIPATION Opening Presentation

Lessons learned: Increasing local participation at a regional level
Thilasoni Chikwanda
Vichaya Chungu
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi

Presentation: Reviewing the needs of small-scale miners and recommendations to address them

Patrick Schein

Q&A Panel: Approaches for incorporating local SMEs and enhancing the capacity and competencies of small-scale miners

  • What role can the government play in supporting SMEs?
  • How can stakeholders bridge the gap between mining companies’ expectations and local capacity?
  • How can stakeholders develop training initiatives to improve small scale miners’ commercial and technical skills?
  • Understanding the scope for creating a government department dedicated to small-scale miners
Mukula Makasa
BERNADETTE MWAKACHEYA
Patrick Schein
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi
Isaac Mwaipopo
10:40

Coffee Break

SESSION 7: CREATING A CLIMATE RESILIENT ENERGY MIX THROUGH INCREASED GENERATION CAPACITY Presentation: IRENA initiatives in Zambia and SADC Region

Martin Lyamba
Benson Zeyi

Q&A Panel: Establishing a roadmap for Zambia’s energy mix

  • An overview of the current state of play- which projects are established, which are in development stages and what is in the pipeline?
  • What is the public sector’s view on the ideal energy mix?
  • As climate resilience becomes more important, what role will hydropower play in the energy mix?  
  • How will the Luapula oil exploration project affect expectations for the energy mix?
  • What are the next steps to allowing grid-connected solar energy to increase generation capacity?
  • How will Zambia’s first wind farm impact the energy mix?
Mathieu Legouix
Benson Zeyi
Ana Hajduka
12:15

Networking Lunch

SESSION 8 – INCREASING ENERGY ACCESS

  • Strategies to increase energy access across Zambia
  • Assessing the current energy grid and opportunities to expand it
  • How can stakeholders lower the cost of connection to the grid?
  • The role of low voltage transformer technology in connecting renewable to the grid
  • What are the next steps to financing mini-grid projects?
  • Empowering local communities though small-scale power generation
  • How can the public sector collaborate to raise funds for small scale projects?
Desta Bayisa
Steve Wasira
Blessing Chitsenga

SESSION 9 – PANEL DISCUSSION STRENGTHENING THE COPPER VALUE CHAIN THROUGH DOWNSTREAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Establishing the next steps to increasing Zambia’s downstream capacity
  • Updates on the current copper refineries
  • What are the next steps to connecting copper refineries to in-country manufacturing?
  • Should downstream projects come from international partners or in-country stakeholders?
  • Understanding the types of products that could be manufactured in Zambia
  • Creating a market for antimicrobial copper through the healthcare facilities in Zambia
Roseta Mwape-Chabala
Laurian Haangala
15:30

Coffee Break

SESSION 10A: MINING ROUNDTABLES

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.
  1. Reviewing opportunities to enhance local procurement
  2. Navigating current fiscal regimes
  3. Unlocking further profit through digital technologies
Facilitator: Jyoti Mistry, Tax Partner, PwC
Jyoti Mistry

SESSION 10B: ENERGY ROUNDTABLES

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.
  • Creating an attractive regulatory framework to encourage private sector investment
  • Strategies for raising funds for projects
  • Opportunities to increase energy access

Chairman’s closing remarks and close of conference day 2

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