During PDAC 2021 The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business 22nd Annual Mining Breakfast and MineAfrica's 19th Annual Investing in African Mining seminar were held entirely online.
We received extensive coverage that reached tens of thousands through the actual itself and widespread media coverage, including CNBC, Business Insider and The Guardian Nigeria - with our press statement seen over 715 000 times through the APO Group.
Our expanded event took place over three days from Tuesday March 9 to Thursday March 11 during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Convention - the largest mining investment show in the world, which runs from March 8-11, 2021.
Mark Bristow, CEO of Barrick, Clive Johnson, CEO of B2Gold, and Gordon Stothart, CEO of IAMGOLD, were among our keynote speakers during the three-day program: joined by The Hon. Mary Ng, Canadian Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade and Jean-François Tremblay, Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada.
African Mining Ministers or representatives included:
Angola: Hon. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas
Botswana: Lefoko Moagi, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Hon. Willy Kitobo, Minister of Mines
Ethiopia: Hon. Takele Uma Banti, Minister of Mines and Petroleum
Ghana: Benjamin Aryee, the Advisor on Mining, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Guinea: Mohamed Baba Sylla, Deputy Director- General, Mining Promotion and Development Center, Ministry of Mines and Geology
Mali: Monsieur Lamine Seydou Traore, Minister of Mines of Energy,
Namibia: Hon. Tom Alweendo, Minister of Mines and Energy
South Africa: Thabo Mokoena, Director General, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy
Tanzania: Hon. Prof. Shukrani Elisha Manya, Deputy Minister of Minerals
“Canada is committed to strengthening and building new partnerships with the many diverse nations of Africa. We know that by collaborating, we can help grow our economies and create new and exciting opportunities for the businesses and people in our countries,’’ says The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade.
''Working with our industry partners, we can build a more sustainable and inclusive global recovery and lay the groundwork for a brighter future for all.’’
Our virtual format ensured expanded coverage of key mining jurisdictions in Africa in regionally focussed sessions on each day.
DAY ONE - Tuesday March 9, 2021 Session 1 - Opening Remarks and View from the Top I
Welcome - Wayne Floreani, Vice President, MineAfrica and Garreth Bloor, President, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
Opening Remarks - Sebastian Spio-Garbrah, Chair, The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business
The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Canada
Joe Lombard, Global Managing Director, Metals, Hatch
Disclaimer: Please note that these presentations were delivered and recorded on March 9-11, 2021 and since then information contained in the presentations may have changed and/or no longer be accurate.
Click here to view the recording of all of the above presentations broken down by Session Spotlight.
Click here to download the program including our African Mining Resource Directory with speaker and company profiles (a vital resource tool for doing business in Africa's mining sector).