By Godson Umejiego, Correspondent USA
Amidst COVID-19, leaders in African mining, exploration, financing, development, operations and public policy will assemble virtually during PDAC 2021 from March 8 to 11, 2021 – at the Virtual 22nd Annual African Mining Breakfast & Mine Africa’s 19th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar.
CEO of Barrick, Mark Bristow, CEO of B2Gold, Clive Johnson and CEO of IAMGOLD, Gordon Stothart are among our keynote speakers during the three-day programme; joined at the highest levels of Canada’s government leadership by Minister Mary Ng, among a range of African Ministers and private sector leaders in mining.
African Mining Ministers or representatives include:
- Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Hon. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola
- Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security, Hon. Lefoko Moagi, Botswana
- Minister of Mines, Hon. Willy Kitobo, Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Hon. Takele Uma Banti, Ethipia
- Deputy Director- General, Mining Promotion and Development Center, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Mohamed Baba Sylla,Guinea
- Minister of Mines of Energy, Hon. Monsieur Lamine Seydou Traore, Mali
- Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon. Tom Alweendo, Namibia
- Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, Thabo Mokoena, South Africa
- Deputy Minister of Minerals, Hon. Prof. Shukrani Elisha Manya, Tanzania
“Canada is committed to strengthening and building new partnerships with the many diverse nations of Africa. We know that by collaborating, we can help grow our economies and create new and exciting opportunities for the businesses and people in our countries,’’ says The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade. ‘’Working with our industry partners, we can build a more sustainable and inclusive global recovery and lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all.’’
The expanded event will take place from Tuesday March 9 to Thursday March 11 during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention – the largest mining investment show in the world, which runs from March 8-11, 2021.
Partners in the 3-day webinar include B2Gold, Barrick, CIRDI, ENDIAMA E.P., Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Global Affairs Canada, Hatch, IAMGOLD, Ivanhoe Mines, Toronto Stock Exchange & TSX Venture Exchange, and the Republic of Angola. Presenting Sponsors include Antler Gold and Osino Resources.
Canada is a global leader in the development of African mining sectors,’ says President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, Garreth Bloor. ‘The industry has laid a foundation for Canada’s broader economic engagement with Africa and is thus vital a blueprint for Canada’s trade diversification, of which Africa is an integral part – as the Business Council of Canada correctly noted last year during Prime Minister Trudeau’s visit to Africa.’
“Our online format allows for greater flexibility, reach, and more cost-effective participation for sponsors, presenters and attendees, as reflected in our 2021 tagline – The biggest African mining event in North America just got bigger. Virtually.” says Vice President of MineAfrica, Wayne Floreani.
Day One: Tuesday March 9, 2021
Session 1 – Opening Remarks and View from the Top
Session 2 – Spotlight on DRC
Session 3 – Spotlight on Namibia
Session 4 – Spotlight on South Africa
Session 5 – Spotlight on Southern Africa
Day Two: Wednesday March 10, 2021
Session 1 – Opening Remarks and View from the Top II
Session 2 – Spotlight on Ethiopia
Session 3 – Open Spotlight
Session 4 – Spotlight on Tanzania
Day Three: Thursday March 11, 2021
Session 1 – Opening and View from the Top III
Session 2 – Spotlight on West Africa
Session 3 – Spotlight on Mali