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DRC Mining Week building on triumphant return last year with an even BIGGER 2023 edition
By: DRC Mining Week
In 2023, the sustained global interest in DRC as a mining investment and resource destination will continue with five country pavilions from China, France, Germany, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
"The success of last year's event is evident from the numbers, with an overall participation of nearly 7000 mining professionals, and the team is working hard on maintaining and surpassing the same quality and experience for the upcoming edition when we return to Lubumbashi from 14–16 June this year," says Patricia Kazaka, event manager DRC Mining Week at the VUKA Group, the organisers of the event for the past 18 years.
Programme themes and VIPs
The theme of this year's event is: "Recognising DRC mining's triumphs and victories" and will include high-level conference sessions to allow delegates to get up to speed on the latest developments in the DRC's mining sector with expert speakers from the public and private sectors.
Programme themes will include: trade and investment, environmental and climate change and policies and regulations. Other event highlights will be the Women in Mining session, an empowering network to inspire and support women establishing themselves in the sector, as well as the power and energy-focused sessions, looking into off-grid and sustainable solutions supporting mining activities going forward.
The following ministers and government representatives have already been confirmed for this year's programme:
- H.E. Antoinette Nsamba Kalambayi, Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC
- Excellence, Jacques Kyabula Katwe, Governor of Haut Katanga, DRC
- H.E. José Mpanda Kabangu, Minister, Ministry of Scientific Research and Technological Innovation, DRC
- H.E Benoit-Pierre Laramée, Ambassador of Canada to the DRC
- H.E. Ruffin Benam Beltoungou, Minister, Ministry of Mines and Geology, Central African Republic
Longstanding industry support
The event boasts the longstanding and loyal support of many mining and industrial sector leaders, including Standard Bank, who returns as the lead sponsor, while Ecobank, Glencore and EquityBCDC are diamond plus sponsors and AirTel, FBNBank, MES and ARSP are diamond sponsors. Official industry partners that support the event include the DRC Chamber of Mines, FEC and the DRC's Ministry of Mines.
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