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The 2017 Mining Indaba Investment Discovery Forum and why you should know about it

This week it was announced that global organisations Investment Discovery Forum and RBC Capital Markets will be sponsoring the 2017 African Mining Indab...

Dale Benton
|Nov 10|magazine9 min read

This week it was announced that global organisations Investment Discovery Forum and RBC Capital Markets will be sponsoring the 2017 African Mining Indaba: Investment Discovery Forum, which takes place 6-9 February 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Mining Indaba Investment Discovery Forum, and why you should know about it:

Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest mining investment conference and the largest mining event in Africa.

Quite simply, it is an opportunity for the world to connect with African mining.

The forum has been dedicated to the successful capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa, bringing together investors, mining companies, governments and stakeholders the world over.

The goal? Learn, network and advance mining on the African continent through education, career development and sustainable development.

A who’s who:

Leading the charge for the Investment Discovery Forum is Alex Grose, Managing Director, African Mining Indaba. Alex in fact only came into the role in October this year, coming from his role as Commercial Director at Capacity Media, a division of Euromoney, which is actually the parent company Mining Indaba.

With the goal of attracting the best possible investment from the best possible investors through the best possible event, Grose can call upon his strong experience in generating an increase in revenue by 250 percent through telecoms events that he has previously lead.

Speaking with authority…

In total, there will be around 90 speakers across the three-day event.

Now we aren’t going to profile each and every one of them, but it is worth mentioning that the speakers include some of the top minds and industry professionals from across the whole mining industry.

To name a few, there will be:

Tracey Cooper, Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360%u2070 which provides a neutral, objective and safe platform to facilitate open debate about all aspects of the mining sector and related issues.

Roger Baxter, CEO, Chamber of Mines, a mining employers’ organisation that supports and promotes the South African mining industry.

Clive Johnson, CEO, B2Gold, one of the fastest growing intermediate gold producers in the world.

A lasting legacy…

The Investing in African Mining Indaba organisation has been in operating and better serving and advancing the mining industry for well over 20 years.

It is made up of over 6000 professionals from every aspect of the mining industry, investment firms, governments and providers of mining and professional services.

Now here’s a figure worth remembering, the organisation has contributed around R675 million to the Cape Town economy over the past 10 years, and that includes creating over 5000 jobs.

Where do I sign up?

Right here.

2017 African Mining Indaba: Investment Discovery Forum, takes place 6-9 February 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

 

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