Barrick Gold CEO Mark Bristow addressed over 330 delegates at the sold-out 21st Annual African Mining Breakfast & 18th Annual Investing in African Mining Seminar on March 3 2020. Mr. Bristow's keynote address included an appreciation of the vital role of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business in deal-flow that leads to increased trade and investment.
“The Barrick-Randgold merger epitomizes everything that the Canada-Africa Chamber stands for – a real partnership across the Atlantic,” outlined Bristow in his keynote address that tackled the vital importance of partnerships between Canada and African markets. His speech was also livestreamed thanks to 6ix, a capital markets platform.
Earlier in the morning Canadian Minister Mary Ng congratulated the Chamber on its recent activity on the African continent. Nine African Mining Ministers were also in attendance, with opening remarks delivered from Namibia's Minister of Mines and Energy, Tom Alweendo.
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Chamber President Garreth Bloor, reporting on engagements with Canadian companies in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Africa, underscored Canada is Africa's business partner of choice. He thanked sponsors and MineAfrica for their partnership in what is North America's largest mining event, with special thanks to Chamber director and event organiser Wayne Floreani.