Participation at Mining Indaba for many years has been an important event in the calendar for Australian miners and METS companies looking to enter or expand into the African continent.
This year, Austrade will not be hosting the annual Australia Lounge at Mining Indaba. However, we encourage Australian companies to register and attend Mining Indaba and at the same time join an Austrade supplementary business program ‘Australian Mining in Africa’ that will be held at the Sky Hotel, adjacent to Mining Indaba. The Mining Indaba itself which is held in the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). The link for registration to attend Mining Indaba as follows: Mining Indaba - Register for the 2022 edition
Why come to Mining Indaba and join the Austrade ‘Australian Mining in Africa Program’?
Mining Indaba is the world’s largest African Mining conference and has been going strong for almost 30 years. This year marks a long-awaited return to Mining Indaba as a face-to-face event with COVID restrictions on entry into the CTICC having been lifted. The Mining Indaba event is billed by the organisers as “the space for unmissable, high-impact networking, and creating opportunities and conversations to land deal after deal.”
Africa holds approximately 30 per cent of the world’s known minerals, and has the largest amount of platinum, cobalt, uranium and diamond reserves globally. Africa also has other significant commodities, for example South Africa and Ghana are among the top gold producing countries in the world.
Mining is growing in countries outside of the traditional mining nations and becoming more advanced and technical as operators look to extend the mine life, control costs, and overcome lower grades. Over 150 Australian mining and METS companies have been active in mining for decades across Africa and are renowned as partners that not only bring the latest technologies and know-how to mining but also are committed to local community engagement and empowerment that helps communities prosper well beyond the life of the mine itself.
Austrade will be running an ‘Australian Mining in Africa program’ that is supplementary to the Mining Indaba Investment Conference and just across the road from the CTICC. The Austrade program will begin on Monday, 9 May 2022 in the afternoon and comprise of opportunities to hear from, and engage with key government, finance and industry stakeholders from the mining and resources sector across Africa. A brief overview of the program as below:
- Women in Mining Roundtable
- Networking reception with guest speakers
- Mining investment and financing roundtable
- ENS Africa lunch
- Roundtable with Miners and Australian High Commissioners and Ambassador’s to Africa
- Australia-Africa-Japan: opportunities for partnership in hydrogen and mining
- Next Generation mining in Africa
- Botswana Investment Opportunities session
- Telstra and SES – digital transformation of mining operations.
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - opportunities in Mining
For detailed information on the program, click here.
For more detailed information on the Australian Mining in Africa program and what support Austrade can provide Australian companies participating at Mining Indaba, please contact Gili Ramalekana or see the link to the program here.