Draft Agenda
Monday 23 September
Travelodge Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana
17:00 - 19:00
Pre-Registration & Setup
Summit participants may complete registration by collecting their delegate pack & event access pass (business card required). Sponsors are also asked to setup their exhibition booths within the Travelodge Conference Centre.
19:00 - 21:00
Evening Networking Reception - Pool Bar
An 'ice-breaker' opportunity for Summit participants to meet and discuss the two days ahead in a relaxed and informal setting, whilst enjoying a selection of snacks and refreshments. Also an ideal opportunity for Panel Chairs/Moderators to engage with their fellow panellists.
Tuesday 24 September
Travelodge Hotel Conference Centre, Gaborone, Botswana
8:00 - 8:30
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).
8:30 - 9:05
Opening Ceremony
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global Ltd
 
James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc & CONFERENCE CHAIR
 
Welcoming Address
Hussien Hassan, Ag. Director for Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Opening Address
Hon. Eric Mothibi Molale, Minister of Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security
9:05 - 10:15
Session 1: The Africa Mining Vision - The Next Five Years to 2024!
Discussing development strategies & reform, using local procurement, 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.
 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
Hon. Eric Mothibi Molale, Minister of Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security
 
Hussien Hassan, Ag. Director for Trade & Industry of African Union Commission (AUC)
 
Hon. Nana Ayiah, Deputy Minister of Ghana Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources
 
Hon. Peter Lokeris, Minister of State for Minerals Development of Uganda Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development
 
Hon. Polite Kambamura, Government Minister of Zimbabwe Ministry of Mines & Mining Development
10:05 - 10:15
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:15 - 10:30
Keynote Address
 
Key Drivers for a Compliant Mineral Rent Collection Administration
Boubacar Bocoum, Lead Mining Specialist of World Bank Group (WBG)
10:30 - 11:00
Networking Tea & Coffee Break - Sponsored by Orezone Drilling
11:00 - 12:00
Session 2: Mining & Finance - Charting a New Way Forward for the African Mining Sector
  • New business models for mining finance: How can companies remain liquid as market sentiment remains volatile and regulators seek cartel-like control?
  • Balancing competing demands: The need to discover and grow resources, maintain cost discipline in G & A and deliver shareholder value with returns
  • What should/can the mining industry do about political risks local and global?
  • Mergers and Acquisitions and large project investment, is it time to start looking to make deals again and will they deliver perceived shareholder value?
  • What Metal & Mineral commodities and projects are receiving the largest investment flows and what makes these stand out?
 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
Hon. Polite Kambamura, Deputy Minister of Zimbabwe Ministry of Mines & Mining
 
Dr. Mike Seeger, Director of MX Mining Capital Advisors CC
 
Olebogeng Tefo Sentsho, CEO of Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund
11:50 - 12:00
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:00 - 12:55
Session 3: Energy
  • The energy generation mix of the future - what role will coal and uranium play?
  • Energy Fuels Fossil vs Renewable : what are the likely implications for industry?
  • Coal as the main source of base load energy: what is the future of coal in the energy markets within and connected to Africa?  
  • What solutions are required to address the power deficit in the SADC region?
  • Corridor to link Botswana to South Africa’s logistical networks for supply.
 
Panel Chair: Mr. Matthews Bagopi, Business Development Manager of Morupule Coal Mine
 
Mr. Louis Loubser, CEO of Mooiplaats Colliery
 
Tumelo Sealetsa, Group Executive Director of Boswa Energy Africa
 
Gabaake Gabaake, Executive Director of Tlou Energy
12:45 - 12:55
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
12:55 - 14:15
Networking Lunch Break
14:15 - 18:15
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 AMS2019, 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 introductory meetings based on said choices. Meeting areas are kept restricted, free from distraction, to allow for focused discussions with no pre-planned content for conversations.
19:00 - 19:30
AMS2019 Cultural Dinner - Transport to the Mokolodi Nature Reserve
Transport is included with an AMS2019 Dinner Ticket for those that require it (please confirm at the on-site GRV Global registration desk). Transport will depart from the Travelodge Hotel Lobby at 7pm for a 7:30pm start, returning back to the Hotel at approx. 10:30pm.
19:30 - 22:00
AMS2019 Cultural Dinner - Sponsored by Debswana

Enjoy an informal Cultural Dinner at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve, welcoming the Official Delegation and all Summit participants for a selection of traditional dishes, refreshments and entertainment. An ideal opportunity for further networking and developing connections established during the afternoon's 1-2-1 matchmaking meeting session. 
Wednesday 25 September
Travelodge Hotel Conference Centre, Gaborone, Botswana
8:00 - 8:30
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).
8:30 - 8:45
Day Two Welcoming Remarks
 
James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc & CONFERENCE CHAIR
8:45 - 9:00
Keynote Address
 
Botswana: A Role Model for Junior Mining
Mr. Charles Siwawa, CEO of Botswana Chamber of Mines
9:00 - 10:00
Session 5: Junior Mining
  • How can the investment environment be improved to encourage investments in African Junior Miners? How can Junior Miners be supported?
  • How can central Governments, in particular their national Geological Surveys and Mines Departments/Ministries, better help junior companies with their exploration programmes?
  • What are the greatest challenges from the perspective of a Junior Explorer and what can be done to overcome them. 
  • Can mines accelerate discovery & de-risk exploration investment through investing in the right technologies & processes?
 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
Dr. Roger Key MBE, CEO of Kalahari Key Mineral Exploration Company (Pty) Ltd
 
Simon Tuma-Waku, President of DRC Chamber of Mines
 
Dr. Alkaly Yamoussa Bangoura, Advisor to the President for Mining Affairs of Guinea Ministry of Mines & Geology
9:50 - 10:00
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
10:00 - 10:20
Keynote Address
 
AMV-African Mining for Benefit, Innovation & Technology - 21ST Century Mining & Future Trends - Mining 4.0 and the Future of Work in Mining
Prof. Frederick Cawood, Director, Wits Mining Institute of University of the Witwatersrand
10:20 - 10:50
Networking Tea & Coffee Break - Sponsored by Orezone Drilling
10:50 - 11:45
Session 6: Innovation
  • AI, Big Data and Industrial Revolution 4.0 is about to take the mining industry by storm. What are we actually doing? What is actually being applied and what benefits are being delivered? 
  • Blockchain’s impact on commodities:  who is actually using blockchain and where/how? 
  • Real-time geoscience solutions 
  • The value drones & advanced solutions - Internal and external regulatory compliance
  • What lessons can be learned from other industries that have applied new technologies?
 
Panel Chair: Allan Bennett, CEO of Wireline Africa
 
Yves Kabongo Tshimpuki, DRC Managing Director of Cobalt Blockchain Inc.
 
Noleen Pauls, Principal Geoscientist, EMEA of IMDEX
 
Kabo Phetlhu, Head of Information Managem of Debswana Mining Company
 
Musawenkosi Innocent Masinga, CEO of Paramount Tracks Pty Ltd
11:35 - 11:45
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
11:45 - 12:00
Keynote Address
 
Unbounded Governance? Taking Sustainability Seriously…
Dr. Gavin Andersson, Director of Andersson Afrika (Pty) Ltd.
12:00 - 13:00
Session 7: 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).
  • Reality Check on Safety: Journey towards Zero Harm - What progress has been made towards achieving zero fatalities?
  • Local content development - creating shared value through environmental stewardship and social responsibility.
 
Panel Chair: Rev. Emmanuel Coffie-Anum, HSE Manager of Ghana Manganese Co. Ltd
 
Tracey Cooper, Executive Director of Mining Dialogues 360
 
Zenzi Awases, President of Women in Mining Association of Namibia
 
Prof. Frederick Cawood, Director, Wits Mining Institute of University of the Witwatersrand
12:50 - 13:00
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
13:00 - 14:00
Networking Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:15
Keynote Address
 
From Corporate Social Responsibility to More Emphasis on Corporate Social Investment
Lira Ralebese, Deputy Principal Secretary of Lesotho Ministry of Mining
14:15 - 15:30
Session 8: CEO Presentations
Showcasing companies, technologies, projects and investment opportunities
 
Galane Gold Milestone
Mr. Cedric Sam, General Manager of Galane Gold
 
The Haib Project in Namibia
Vivian Stuart-Williams, Vice President Exploration of Deep South Resources
 
Motjoli's Resources Iron Ore Projects
Nchakha Moloi, Executive Chairman of Motjoli Resources
 
A Snapshot of Malawi's ASM Policy
Peter Chilumanga, Deputy Director of Department of Mines, Malawi Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy & Mining
 
Exploring battery metals in Southern Africa
Dr. Tony Harwood, CEO & President of Montero Mining & Exploration Limited
15:30 - 15:50
Networking Tea & Coffee Break - Sponsored by Orezone Drilling
15:50 - 16:15
Session 9 - Fireside Chat
  • Strategies for supply chain - establishing effective contractual structures, contract management and performance.
  • Implementing sound anti-corruption principles and policies in your organisation and supply chain
  • Strategies for alleviating constraints in cross-border supply chains

 
Panel Chair: Ayanda Nteta, Director of Pula Research & Consulting
 
Sindiso Ngatsha Sichone, Supply Chain Manager of Mopani Copper Mines Plc
16:10 - 16:15
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
16:15 - 17:05
Session 10: The Future Revolution
  • 4IR - Fourth industrial Revolution
  • Battery Metals: How can Africa position itself to take advantage of the EV explosion? Integrated manufacturing industries; Battery Manufacturing for EV's, Grid Storage etc.
  • Job creation & growing the economy: How can mining in the new industrial revolution have a positive impact? 
 
Panel Chair: Michael Battersby, Managing Director of Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa
 
Paul Ranamane, Executive Director of Opal Mining
 
Dr. Tony Harwood, CEO & President of Montero Mining & Exploration Limited
 
Hassoumi Sekou Aboubacar, Chief of Staff (Director of Minister's Cabinet) of Niger Ministry of Mines & Industrial Development
16:55 - 17:05
Audience Discussion; Question & Answer Session
17:05 - 17:20
Closing Ceremony
 
James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc & CONFERENCE CHAIR
 
Andrew Dowell, CEO of GRV Global Ltd
Thursday 26 September
Phakalane Estate Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana
08:00 - 14:00
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 morning of golf, enjoying breathtaking views and wildlife, networking, refreshments, prizes and giveaways! 

In its third year, who will take away the coveted trophy in aid of local charity - the Mpule Kwelagobe children’s centre, a place of safety that provides short term residential care, support and protection to orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s) where the traditional caring structures have failed. The residential facility was donated by Debswana Jwaneng Mine.