Renowned speakers at 20th Mining Indaba
The 20th annual Investing in Africa Mining Indaba™ will host a plethora of global corporate, political and macro – economic thought leaders from right across the world and will run from February 3 to 6 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre said Mining Indaba LLC Managing Director Jonathan Moore.
Moore noted that, “This reflects accelerated mining interest around the African continent and underlines the essence of the Mining Indaba – this is where the world really connects with African mining.”
Paying special attention to critical mining issues, global game – changers will offer macro – economic and policy insights enhancing delegates’ deal – making and take home strategies. Canadian consultant Phil Newman will launch the series of keynotes which will be positioned strategically throughout the conference.
Backed with a background in mining engineering, Newman will discuss the changing face of the world mineral supply on the preliminary day of the mining indaba 2014. South African Minister of Mineral Resources Susan Shabangu will kick off proceedings with an official address. Eleni Gabre – Madhin will also speak at the conference. Madhin was recently named amongst Africa’s 100 most influential persons. Madhin is the founder of the acclaimed Ethiopia Commodity Exchange, successfully managing to raise trading of US$1.2 billion in 3 years. Madhin’s LLC now delivers turn key commodity exchanges in frontier markets and has attracted equity investments from Morgan Stanley and International Finance Corporation.
Australian politician Hon. Colin Barnett will draw delegates to various win – win scenarios beneficial to investors, mining companies and governments and brings to the table a wealth of experience. Academic, Professor Paul Collier will delve into mining vis-a-vis sustainable development. Collier is the Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economics at the University of Oxford and serves as advisor to the IMF’S Strategy and Policy Department.
Makhtar Diop’s keynote address will be informed by World Bank experience, currently as Vice-President for the Africa Region and previously in Brazil in particular and South America and the Caribbean in general.
A series of panel discussions will afford participants to the opportunity to discuss themes centered around the current status and future outlook for African mining and the impact Asian growth has on the mining industry in Africa.