Mining companies, investors, governments and media can expect to see more changes to the 2018 Mining Indaba programme say the event producers. “The Mining Indaba is the biggest investment in mining event in the world – it’s where deal-making happens. Projected attendance is currently estimated to be over 220 mining companies, including 160 plus junior mines.”
“We initiated a series of changes to the 2017 event to bring Mining Indaba back to its roots, and to meet the changing needs of the mining industry. For 2018, we’ll be further enhancing networking and deal-making platforms,” says Alex Grose, Mining Indaba MD. The investor programme offers investors one-on-one meetings with mining CEOs and management teams. It’s a tailored programme – Mining Indaba’s in-house investor relations team prearranges interviews for investors according to their particular interest.
Mining Indaba is free for qualified, buy-side investors. “That’s a big differentiator for us – the investors who attend the event have capital ready to invest in projects,” says Alex. The 2017 event saw 71% more investors attend the event, and this number is tipped to exceed 350 investors in 2018.
In addition, 60 emerging mining companies from across Africa will be found at the new Junior Mining Showcase, a partnership with leading global brokers. Alex explains: “It’s important for us at Mining Indaba to support growth in the industry, and that growth is coming from the juniors.”
In the spirit of true engagement, the event organisers say they are also pleased to be hosting an Intergovernmental Summit as part of the 2018 programme. “It will set the scene for African countries to learn from each other and develop best-practice models.”
The event takes place in Cape Town between the 5th and 8th of February 2018, visit www.miningindaba.com for more information and programme updates.