AfDB Participates in 2011 Mining (Indaba) Conference

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From: 07/02/2011
To: 10/02/2011
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

AfDB Supports African Mining Ministerial Forum: Imparting Knowledge for Development

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the main sponsor of the African Mining Ministerial Forum, a unique occasion where African ministers of mines discussed opportunities offered by the mining sector to their specific countries. The conference provided a unique platform for networking and business development with senior industry representatives, financial sponsors, and other professionals with key government officials on potential projects, country strategies and areas of cooperation.


Background

Supporting the development of the Mineral Resources Industry in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Private Sector Department is actively participating in the 2011 Mining Indaba conference held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa and organized by Mining Indaba LLC.

Investing in African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest gathering of the sector’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers in the African mining industry. Each year, the event is well attended with more than 6,000 individuals representing some 800 international companies and approximately 40 government and quasi-government delegations. Global professionals including key mining analysts, fund managers, investment specialists, and governments clearly define Mining Indaba as their preferred venue for obtaining the most current economic and mining developments from the world’s leading experts on African mining.

South Africa’s mineral resources Minister, Susan Shabangu, will deliver the welcome remarks to an internationally-diversified audience and other stakeholders in the African mining value chain.

The four-day conference will include more than 70 sessions focusing on market leading supply and demand expertise on specific minerals (Commodity & Review Outlook); more than 40 African government delegations providing public policy intelligence (Ministerial Presentations); and a handful of non-African government presentations showcasing what foreign governments are doing to improve Africa’s investment climate.

The event will also include new white paper sessions from mining exploration and services companies, and securities exchange sessions presented by internationally renowned stock exchange commissions.

AfDB’s private sector projects in the mining sector