Mining Industry Leaders Meet in September for West & Central Africa Development

Mining authorities and industry players will meet in Accra, Ghana on 11-12 September for the 5th West & Central Africa Mining Summit 2012 to tackle the latest challenges and opportunities in the rapidly developing West & Central Africa mining scene.
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Aug. 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Among the sector-critical issues to be discussed will be the growth drivers for investments into the regional mining boom, especially China’s Demand for Mineral Resources; the New Sources of Institutional Capital for Mining Companies & Funding Options for New Discoveries.  The Summit will also deliberate on the question: Is Africa an Acquisitions-Friendly Market?  

This year’s distinguished speakers include: Hon Mike Hammah, Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources [Ghana]; Benjamin Aryee, Chief Executive, Minerals Commission [Ghana]; Hon A Kpandel Fayia, Deputy Minister for Planning and Development / Focal Point, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy [Liberia]; Ousmane Cisse, Director of Mining & Geology, Ministry of Mines [Senegal]; Dr Eugene H Shannon, Former Minister, Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy [Liberia] / President, Natural Resources Development Corporation Inc; Dr Edeki Mudiare, Executive Member, African Iron and Steel Association (AISA) [Nigeria]; Marcus S Wleh, Manager, Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal [Liberia]; Franklin Joseph Asamoah-Mensah, Ghana Representative, Rio Tinto Alcan; Salim Abubekir, Chief Executive Officer, Sumo Coal Pty Ltd; Dr M P Narayanan, Vice-Chairman, World Mining Congress (WMC) / Chairman, Asian Mining Chapter, WMC / President, GIS Development / Former Chairman, Coal India Ltd; Daniel (Dan) Kenneth Bansah, Vice-President, Exploration, Banro Corporation.

A special feature of the two-day event will be the Summit Exhibition which will showcase the latest technologies and best practices from the industry’s leading players, including: Atlas Copco, Lycopium Minerals, Banro Corporation, DRA Mining, E-Global Drilling Corporation, Liebherr, United Spectrometer Technologies, Robertson Geologging, Innov-X Africa, Terratec Geophysical Services, Xcalibur Airborne Geophysics, Major Drilling Group International, Damco, and Bell Equipment Company, and many others.

This 5th Summit is officially endorsed by the Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), the Ghana Minerals Commission (MC), and the Ghana Chamber of Mines (GCM), and supported by the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) and the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf).

The CEO of the conference organizing company, Magenta Global Pte Ltd [Singapore], Ms Maggie Tan, said: “This Summit puts the spotlight on the tremendous potential of West & Central Africa mining economies.  Investments into this sector will play a huge role in generating revenue, employment and sustainable economic and social development.  The Summit will be a one-stop information platform to facilitate the exchange of fresh information, experience and knowledge towards achieving the objectives of delivering sustainable mining projects.  More importantly, the networking and partnership momentum will be an invaluable experience.”  Ms Tan encouraged companies, organizations, businesses and governments that share Magenta’s vision for the future of sustainable mining to be part of this key event.

The event will be held at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

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About Magenta Global – Owner & Organizer

Magenta Global Pte Ltd is a premier independent business media company that provides pragmatic and relevant information to government & business executives and professionals worldwide.  The organization provides the opportunity to share thought-provoking insights, exchange ideas on the latest industry trends and technological developments with thought leaders and business peers. With a strong focus in emerging economies especially in Africa, Middle East & Central Asia, Magenta Global works in partnership with both the public and private sectors.
About the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – Supporting Organization

Ghana's Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) is the sector Ministry entrusted with the sustainable management and utilization of Ghana's lands, forests, wildlife and mineral resources for socio-economic growth and development.  This is achieved through the efficient formulation, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programs of sector agencies; efficient and equitable land delivery; promotion of sustainable forest, wildlife and mineral resource management and utilization; promotion of effective inter-agency and cross-sectoral linkages; creation of an enabling environment for effective private sector participation; and promotion of effective community participation in multiple use of land, forest wildlife and mineral resources.

About the Ghana Minerals Commission – Supporting Organization

Ghana's Minerals Commission is a government agency established under Article 269 of the 1992 Constitution and the Minerals Commission Act.  The Minerals Commission, as the main promotional and regulatory body for the minerals sector in Ghana, is responsible for "the regulation and management of the utilization of the mineral resources of Ghana and the coordination and implementation of policies relating to mining.  It also ensures compliance with Ghana's Mining and Mineral Laws and Regulation through effective monitoring.

About the Ghana Chamber of Mines – Supporting Organization

The Ghana Chamber of Mines is the main minerals industry association in Ghana.  The Chamber represents the collective interests of companies involved in mineral exploration, production and processing in Ghana.  Its activities are entirely funded by its member companies, which produce over 90% of the Ghana's mineral output.  The Chamber has represented the industry's interests since 1928.
About the Liberia Chamber of Commerce – Supporting Organization

The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is the leading business organization in Liberia representing the interests of the private sector.  Established in 1951, its membership comprises over 300 top companies and business associations.  The LCC is dedicated to being the most representative business association and authoritative voice of the private sector, and the lead advocate for reforms that contribute to the creation of an enabling and conducive environment for commerce, industry, trade and agriculture.  The Chamber also focuses on building the capacity of the private sector as well as promoting commerce, industry, trade, and agriculture.  The LCC is committed to best practices in all aspects of doing business, including but not limited to integrity, respect for human rights, gender equality, corporate governance, and environmental sustainability.

About the Geological Society of Africa – Supporting Organization

The Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) was established in 1973 to encourage geoscientific collaboration and cooperation across the continent. Its main objectives are: to promote understanding of the earth sciences and improve standards of earth science education and research in Africa; to provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information across national boundaries between scientists, associations and institutions engaged in African geology and earth resources; to promote the development and sustainable management of the continent's earth resources, to advance its socio-economic development; and to improve natural hazards assessment and disaster mitigation.  The GSAf is aimed particularly at practicing earth scientists and companies working in Africa and others with interests in African geology and related subjects, including training, development and environmental issues.
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