Agenda
Monday 08 October
Gaborone, Botswana
10:00 - 15:30
Charity Golf Day - Phakalane Championship Golf Course
Enjoy a unique golf experience at Botswana's only 18 Hole Championship Golf Course - the 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. In its second year, who will take away the coveted trophy in aid of a local charity...
17:00 - 19:00
Pre-Registration & Setup - The Grand Palm Hotel Casino & Convention Resort
Event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required). Sponsors are also asked to setup their exhibition booths, and meet with moderators/panellists ahead of the Summit's plenary sessions.
19:00 - 21:00
Evening Networking Reception - The Kalahari Bar, Grand Palm Hotel
An 'ice-breaker' Evening Networking Reception where event participants may meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying a range of canapes and refreshments.
Tuesday 09 October
The Grand Palm Hotel Casino & Convention Resort, Gaborone
8:00 - 8:50
Networking Registration
Event participants may complete registration, if not done so Monday evening, by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required).
8:50 - 9:15
Opening Ceremony
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global Ltd
 
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy & CONFERENCE CHAIR
 
Keynote Address
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
9:15 - 9:30
Opening Address
 
Hon. Eric Mothibi Molale, Minister
Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security; Botswana
9:30 - 10:55
Session 1: The Africa Mining Vision - High Level Dialogue
Discussing development strategies & reform, using local, changing the sector's image & reputation, meaningful policy at a local, national and regional level, and African nations becoming the supplier of knowledge-based products and services. Leveraging on the transformative role of the mineral resources to achieve the Agenda 2063 and the African Continental Free Trade Area.
9:30 - 9:40 
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. Eric Mothibi Molale, Minister of Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security; Botswana
 
Hon. Morie Manyeh, Minister of Ministry of Mines & Mineral Resources; Sierra Leone
 
Hon. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Deputy Minister of Ministry Of Lands And Natural Resources, Ghana
 
Hon. Polite Kambamura, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Zimbabwe
 
Dr. Ilboudo Ousmane, Permanent Secretariat of National Minerals Commission of Ministry of Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso
10:45 - 10:55
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:55 - 11:25
Networking Tea & Coffee Break
11:25 - 12:15
Session 2: Leaders in Mining Investment
Discussing sound investable projects, mining finance & funding markets, raising & accessing capital, long-term strategy & enabling entrepreneurs, and the effect of global economic issues - Elections, Brexit and the Eurozone.
11:25 - 11:35 
Panel Chair: Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy
 
Dr. Mike Seeger, Director of MX Mining Capital Advisors CC
 
Simon Purkiss, CEO of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd
12:05 - 12:15
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:15 - 13:15
Session 3: Essentials - Communications, Supply Chain, Energy, & Water
Discussing energy use & reducing costs, storage, the provision of power generation services & co-generation systems and the potential for renewables, the value of 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), strategies for supply chain - establishing effective contractual structures, contract management and performance.
12:15 - 12:25 
Panel Chair: Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy
 
Martin Bartle, Executive Director of Minergy Coal
 
Sindiso Ngatsha Sichone, Supply Chain Manager of Mopani Copper Mines Plc
 
Pieter Pienaar, Senior Channel Manager SADC of Sales, Motorola Solutions
13:05 - 13:15
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:15 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 18:00
Session 4: Africa Mining 1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings; Cementing the Dialogue through Partnerships
This session offers opportunities for targeted and personable interactions. To ensure maximum benefit is gained from AMS2018, profiles of all attending Officials i.e. Governments, Miners, Developers, Investors and Suppliers etc., outlining their role and responsibilities, are shared with delegates prior to the Summit. Delegates may then login to GRV Global’s secure scheduling system, and make an informed choice of whom they wish to meet, and at which meeting tables. Pre-event, participants receive an individually tailored schedule of matchmaking meetings based on said choices (each meeting lasting 15 minutes). Meeting areas are kept restricted, free from distraction, to allow for focused discussions with no pre-planned content for conversations.
19:30 - 22:00
Cultural Dinner - The Boma Restaurant
Enjoy an informal Cultural Dinner, welcoming the Official Delegation and all Summit participants for a selection of traditional dishes, refreshments and entertainment. An ideal opportunity for further networking, to discuss the day's talking points, and to further relations established during the afternoon's 1-2-1 matchmaking meeting session. 
Wednesday 10 October
The Grand Palm Hotel Casino & Convention Resort, Gaborone
8:30 - 9:00
Networking Registration
If not already done so, event participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass whilst networking and enjoying tea & coffee (business card required).
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
 
The Digital Mine of the Future: Considerations for African Mining
Professor Frederick Thomas Cawood, Director of Wits University, Wits Mining Institute
9:30 - 10:30
Session 5: Junior Mining Finance
Discussing financing world-class mining projects of the future; the growing role of Sustainable & Responsible Investment (SRI) in the junior mining space, and how available is mine finance to the junior sector at present?
  • How should mining companies think about maintaining their share price during the transition of production? 
  • Access & availability of debt – are bank becoming more confident in the industry again? 
  • Can mines accelerate discovery & de-risk exploration investment through investing in the right technologies & processes?
9:30 - 9:40 
Panel Chair: Thapelo Tsheole, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Stock Exchange
 
Dr. Peter Cox, CEO of Ironveld plc
 
Simon Purkiss, CEO of Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd
 
Robin Birchall, CEO of Giyani Metals
 
Jacques Badenhorst, CEO of Maatla Energy
10:20 - 10:30
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:30 - 10:45
Spotlight Address: Economic Competitiveness of Southern African Mining Regimes
 
James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
10:45 - 11:15
Networking Tea & Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30
Session 6: Innovation & Technology
Discussing inspiring innovation through leadership and adopting technology (its lead on equipment and process development) – autonomous vehicles & smart mining, wearable technologies & 3D printing, digital growth & the value of data, overcoming risk & retaining the advantage, and drones & advanced solutions.
11:15 - 11:25 
Panel Chair: Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Chamber of Mines
 
Professor Frederick Thomas Cawood, Director of Wits University, Wits Mining Institute
 
Hentie Fourie, Chief Operating Officer of 4e Innovation
 
Musawenkosi Innocent Masinga, CEO of Mining Engineering, Paramount Tracks Pty Ltd
12:20 - 12:30
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:30 - 13:30
Session 7: Future Trends & Developing People
Discussing the future of mining (common challenges & success stories), seizing opportunities & harnessing talent (up-skilling & education based on the future of mine operations), skilled women in mining & the economic benefits, stability (collaborations & partnerships), mega projects & related demand, and beneficiation (inc. tailings) - becoming the added value!
12:30 - 12:40 
Panel Chair: Edwin T. Elias, Head of Ore Processing of Debswana Mining Company
 
Dr. Sissoko Makan Mousso, Secretary General of Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Mali
 
Logic Sebopeng, Senior Mining Engineer of Khoemacau Copper Mining
 
Otto van der Ende, Mining Expert - MineLens of McKinsey
 
Puso Akanyang, Director Science Delivery of Botswana Geoscience Institute
 
Ernest Lehman, Senior Project Services Manager of Debswana Mining Company
13:20 - 13:30
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break
14:30 - 15:30
Session 8: Impact, Responsibility & the Continent's Development
Discussing the responsibility of resource richness, impact & the potential for social & economic growth, addressing occupational health, sustainable development through collaborations & positive impact, and re-thinking the approach to CSR the case for Corporate Social Investments (CSI).
14:30 - 14:40 
Panel Chair: Rev. Emmanuel Coffie-Anum, Health, Safety and Environmental Manager of Ghana Manganese Co. Ltd
 
Ibrahim Abdelrahman Ibrahim Shaddad, Director General of African Minerals and Geosciences Centre (AMGC)
 
Batirai Manhando, President of Trojan Nickel Mine / Chamber of Mines Of Zimbabwe
 
Luke Sadike Nepela, Director of Deep South Resources
15:20 - 15:30
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
15:30 - 16:30
Session 9: Mining & Energy Sector Legal Concerns
Discussing the public listing of Junior Companies, managing growing Resource Nationalism, and onerous Mining Charters and their effect on investment in mining content-wide.
15:30 - 15:40 
Panel Chair: Shakila Khan, Associate of Khan Corporate Law
 
Mark Parker, Managing Director of Equator Gold
 
John Hulme Scholes, Director of Malan Scholes Inc
 
Kevin Cron, Director of Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa Inc.
16:20 - 16:30
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
16:30 - 17:00
Closing Ceremony
 
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy & CONFERENCE CHAIR
 
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi, Senior Industry Advisor of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global Ltd