Canada-Africa Partnerships in Critical Metals

20 January 2022 at 10:00 ET / 17:00 SAST

Advancing collaboration in global supply chains for carbon reductions worldwide

Critical metals are central to the transition to a net-zero emissions economy, while driving economic development (Register

'Global demand for critical minerals is increasing to support the transition to a low emissions global economy,' as Canadian leaders have announced in the context of net-zero emissions by 2050. 'Canada can leverage its mining and processing expertise and world leading environmental, social and governance credentials, and become the global supplier of choice for clean and advanced technologies.'

Join us in partnership with Global Affairs Canada as we advance the conversation in 2022, showcasing how Canada's private sector investors and innovators are delivered market-solutions to environmental objectives.

Keynote private sector speaker Louis Watum will join us to describe the role of Ivanhoe Mines as a leader behind what is set to be the world's largest copper production site. In addition to opening remarks from Global Affairs Canada we are excited to welcome government and private sector insights into a critical global environmental prerogative facing humanity.

Director General Kimberly Lavoie of Natural Resources Canada will provide a presentation from the Government of Canada's department responsible for natural resource development, outlining their crucial role in the delivery of policies and programs for net-zero objectives.

Dr Luisa Moreno, Managing Director of Tahuti Global Inc will provide a financing perspective from Bay Street and Wayne Floreani of MineAfrica Inc will underscore the wider context for promoting investment in critical metals in the wider mining context.


10:00  Call to Order by Garreth Bloor, President of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business    
10:01  Wayne Floreani, Chamber Board and MineAfrica Inc
10:05  Director General Kimberly Lavoie, Natural Resources Canada in the Government of Canada
10:20  Louis Watum, Managing Director of Ivanhoe Mines (DRC)
10:40  Luisa Moreno, Managing Director of Tahuti Global Inc 
11:00  Q&A and Discussion 

Above: Louis Watum of Ivanhoe and Chair of the DRC Chamber of Mines 

We are particularly proud to welcome the participation of MineAfrica, who have been at the forefront of mining in Africa - represented by Wayne Floreani, a board member and Secretary at the Chamber.

The African continent is at the heart of delivering global targets, to which Canada is proud to serve as a partner, through both business and public policy commitments.    


Previously the topic critical metals was explored at our Africa Accelerating 3-day summit as well as last year's Seminar on Critical Metals.

Above: Prime Minister Trudeau addresses Africa Accelerating this past October
Below: A previous Seminar on Critical Metals welcoming participants online and from across Canada and African markets


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