Official Agenda
Tuesday 10 October
Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort
16:00 - 19:00
Pre-Event Registration
Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required). Sponsors are asked to also setup their exhibition booths.
19:00 - 21:00
Evening Networking Reception
An 'ice-breaker' opportunity for event participants to meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying snacks and refreshments.
Wednesday 11 October
Tsodilo Suites, Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort
8:00 - 8:50
Registration & Networking
Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required) whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee.
8:50 - 9:15
Opening Ceremony
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global
 
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy (CONFERENCE CHAIR)
9:15 - 9:30
Opening Keynote Address
 
Hon. Advocate Sadique Kebonang, Minister of Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security; Botswana
9:30 - 10:30
Panel Discussion: AFRICA MINING VISION (AMV) - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE...
Discussing development strategies, using local, accounting for impact & CSR, integrating policy, junior mining, and reform.
9:30 - 9:40 
Panel Chair: Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy
 
Tiyapo Hudson Ngwisanyi, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Geoscience Institute (Government of Botswana)
 
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor of Department of Trade & Industry, African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Andre Boje, CEO of Minergy Limited
 
Ibrahim Abdelrahman Ibrahim Shaddad, Director General of African Minerals & Geosciences Centre (AMGC)
 
Paul Msoma, Economic Affairs Officer - Mineral Sector Governance of African Mineral Development Centre (AMDC) UNECA
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:30 - 11:00
Tea & Coffee Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00
Panel Discussion: CAPITALISING ON FUTURE TRENDS
Discussing seizing opportunities – overcoming challenges with talent, mega projects & related demand, digital growth, the value of data, drones & advanced solutions, and beneficiation (inc. tailings) - becoming the added value!
11:00 - 11:10 
Panel Chair: Otto van der Ende, Mining Expert - MineLens of McKinsey
 
Hentie Fourie, Founder & CEO of Kumuka Africa
 
Dr. Ezbon Mill Adde Andu, Undersecretary of Ministry of Mining; South Sudan
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:00 - 13:00
Panel Discussion: RELIABLE FINANCE & INVESTMENT
Discussing good investable projects, enabling entrepreneurs, funding markets, raising & stimulating capital, and the global economy – Trump, Brexit and the Eurozone.
12:00 - 12:10 
Panel Chair: Robson Mugomba, Finance Director of Minerals Development Company Botswana (Proprietary) Limited
 
Dr. Quinton Hills, CEO of Laconia Resources Limited
 
Stefan Eitel, Director Metals & Mining of KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
 
Mike Seeger, Director of MX Mining Capital Advisors CC
 
Thapelo Tsheole, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Stock Exchange
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:00 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 19:00
Africa Mining Matchmaking Meetings
Afternoon session devoted to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between Governments, Miners, Developers, Investors and Suppliers. Schedules are prearranged to provide a unique opportunity to discuss continent-wide mining matters and solutions.
16:30 - 17:00
Tea & Coffee Networking Break
20:00 - 22:00
Cultural Dinner - Jacana's Nest
An informal Cultural Dinner welcoming the Official Delegation and all Event attendees; enjoying local food, refreshments and entertainment from Liesel Graham. An ideal opportunity for further networking and to discuss the day's talking points.
Thursday 12 October
Tsodilo Suites, Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort
8:30 - 9:00
Registration & Networking
If needed, event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required) whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee.
9:00 - 9:15
Day Two Welcoming Remarks
A brief overview of day one's major talking points with a look at the topics of discussion to come.
 
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy (CONFERENCE CHAIR)
9:15 - 9:30
Keynote Address
 
Africa Mining Vision; AMGI Pilot Project: Current Status & Future Plan
Dr. Gyu-Sang Jang, Consultant
National Geologic Information Institute (NGII); Republic of Korea
9:30 - 10:45
MINISTERIAL PANEL DISCUSSION
High-level Government discussion including special guests such as the African Union Commission (AUC) and UNECA etc. Discussing the continent-wide mining outlook, AMV, common challenges & success stories, collaborations & partnerships, promoting investment & commitment, leadership and stability.
 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Hon. Fred Moyo, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Mines & Mining Development; Zimbabwe
 
H.E. Peter T. Lokeris, Minister of State for Minerals of Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development; Uganda
 
Dr. Ezbon Mill Adde Andu, Undersecretary of Ministry of Mining; South Sudan
 
Tiyapo Hudson Ngwisanyi, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Geoscience Institute (Government of Botswana)
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:45 - 11:15
Tea & Coffee Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15
Panel Discussion: COUNTRY MODELS THAT ARE WORKING & WHY? What should be the trend for a united & common African Mining Development Protocol or Code?
Discussing successful models, competition, myth busting, and the climate for exploration - where, why & which commodity? Also, advocating local content development, understanding economic impact, and ensuring local skills employment.
11:15 - 11:25 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
Patrick Leyden, Director of Herbert Smith Freehills South Africa
 
Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Chamber of Mines
 
Ashley Jones, Operations Manager of A-Cap Resources
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:15 - 13:15
Panel Discussion: INNOVATION - PEOPLE, TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS
Discussing inspiring innovation through leadership and adopting technology (its lead on equipment and process development) and enhanced communications (high-speed connectivity for a seamless exchange of information between mining sites and headquarters, for production efficiency, security, and its impact on people). Also assessing and accepting risk, and developing skills for the future.
12:15 - 12:25 
Panel Chair: Alessandro Cardoso, Sales Director Africa of SES Networks
 
Theresa (Tracey) Cooper, Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360
 
Noleen Pauls, Principle Geoscientist at Reflex (EMEA) & Former Chairperson of WiMSA of International Women in Mining (IWiM)
 
Edwin Elias, Head of Ore Processing of Debswana Mining Company
 
Emmanuel Coffie-Anum, HSE Coordinator of Ghana Manganese Company Limited
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:15 - 14:45
Networking Lunch Break
14:45 - 16:00
Panel Discussion: POWER & ENERGY FUELS - KEY COMMODITIES IN AFRICA
Discussing reducing costs, prioritising needs, the provision of power generation services, co-generation systems, the potential for renewables, changing mind-sets, and the global battery boom.
14:45 - 14:55 
Panel Chair: Wayne Kingwill, Managing Director of VIVO Energy Botswana
 
Frazer Tabeart, Managing Director of African Energy Resources Limited
 
Gabaake Gabaake, Executive Director of Tlou Energy
 
Neeraj Saxena, Country Director of Jindal Botswana
 
Percy Ntuthuko Khoza, CEO of Black Soul (Pty) Ltd
 
Bunty Kiremire, Engineering Manager of juwi
Panel Discussion; Question & Answer Session
16:00 - 16:15
Closing Ceremony
Closing remarks with a summing up of discussion highlights and takeaway points.
 
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global
Friday 13 October
Phakalane Championship Golf Course
9:00 - 15:00
Charity Golf Day
Enjoy a unique golf experience at Botswana's only 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, situated at the 2017 Africa Mining Summit venue - Phakalane Golf Estate Hotel Resort. Tournament players, and hackers alike, can look forward to an exciting day of golf, enjoying breathtaking views and wildlife, networking, refreshments, prizes and giveaways.
 
The beneficiary for the Golf Day is the MPULE KWELAGOBE CHILDRENS CENTRE, a place of safety that provides short-term residential care, support and protection to Orphans and Vulnerable Children where the traditional caring structures have failed.