African Mining Indaba speakers announced
The 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba taking place from 9 to 12 February in Cape Town will feature an array of globally recognised economic visionaries, mining thought leaders and some of Africa’s largest deal-makers for the approximately 7000 delegates set to arrive from more than 110 countries.
The Mining Indaba’s distinguished lineup of speakers is unparalleled and will include: Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines; Anita Marangoly George, Senior Director, Global Practice on Energy and Extractive Industries, World Bank Group; Dr Dambisa Moyo, International Bestselling Author and Global Economist; Rob Hersov, Founder & Chairman, Invest Africa; Jim O’neill, Chairman, Cities Growth Commission; Bob Diamond, Founder Director, Atlas Mara; paolo Scaroni, Vice Chairman, Rothschild; Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Director, Atlas Mara and the keynote presentation will come from Mr Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The Mining Indaba unites investors and dealmakers from around the world with attractive mining opportunities throughout all of Africa. The conference places emphasis on the myriad investment opportunities in the sector from majors to juniors; brownfields to exploration.
As the world’s preferred platform for deal-making in African mining, delegates should expect to hear: a global perspective on the investment climate, status of current and emerging mining projects across Africa, and insights on the current mining scenarios in Africa’s most attractive mining jurisdictions.
“The 2015 Mining Indaba features a number of substantial investments we have made under our new ownership. These investments, made at a time when other events and the overall sector are contracting, reaffirms our belief that the long term outlook for Africa mining is excellent and our commitment for the Mining Indaba to remain the premier forum for uniting investors, mining companies and mining ministers,” said Jonathan Moore, Managing Director, Mining Indaba.
Delegates will also hear corporate presentations from: C-level executives representing approximately 40 of Africa’s top and emerging mining players, 20 of the continent’s most progressive mining ministers, and industry thought leaders driving African mining into the next phase.
The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s preferred brand and destination in African mining. This has been achieved by pursuing a clear strategic vision and maintaining a disciplined, long-term commitment to our mission. Mining Indaba remains better positioned than ever to deliver an unparalleled deal-making and discovery platform for global investors and African mining companies.