Supported by the Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce, the inaugural Africa Focus Day at IMARC 2018 will provide a showcase of major mineral opportunities that are on offer in the continent.
Date: Monday 29 October 2018
Time: 9:00am – 17:30pm
Location: Melbourne Convention Centre
Featuring a number of presentations from mining leaders from the region, as well as investors and Government officials, join this added feature at IMARC to gain valuable new insights and connections with leaders of Africa focussed companies.
|Investment and development opportunities in Africa|
|9:00||Welcoming remarks from IMARC|
|9:05||Opening remarks from Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce
Duncan Harris, Director, Arete Capital & President, Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce
|9:10||Opening Address: On the road to a shared prosperity – an outlook for Africa
Ben Gargett, Partner & Australia-Africa Practice Leader, PwC & Vice Chairman, AAMEG
|9:30||Now is the time to invest in Africa: The why, what and how|
|9:50||Austrade in Africa: Growing business opportunities across Sub Saharan Africa
Kym Fullgrabe, Senior Trade Commissioner Sub-Saharan Africa, Austrade
|10:20||Finance and Investment Panel Discussion: New investment opportunities in Africa – an industry view of where next
Owen Hegarty, Executive Chairman, EMR Capital
|Sustainable mining practices and partnerships within Africa|
|11:30||Mining Keynote: “If you’re not in Africa, you’re not in Mining”|
|11:50||Mining Keynote: Creating value through collaboration: How companies are achieving this across the globe|
|12:10||Consequences of changing mining codes in Africa|
|12:30||Engaging with civil society to advance transparency and anticorruption strategies in Africa
Nicole Bieske, Head of Programme, Mining for Sustainable Development, Transparency International
|12:50||Ministerial Panel Discussion: Promoting opportunities for sustainable mining practices within Africa – the Governments’ perspective|
|Exploration and Mining Companies in the Spotlight|
|15:30||Exploration and Juniors Panel Discussion: Where are our opportunities, what challenges do we face, and what support do we need to get going?
Tim Carstens, Managing Director, Base Resources & Chairman, AAMEG
|Technology, innovation and projects that support mining and development in Africa|
|16:30||METS’ role in advancing exploration developments and mining operations across Africa|
|16:50||Case study: Innovation at the forefront of a mine site – what positive results have we seen?
Gerald Whittle, Managing Director, Whittle Consulting
|17:10||Panel Discussion: Supporting development projects in Africa that will facilitate the growing demands of the continent|
|17:40||Delegate Networking Reception|
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