“Energy in Mining, Chicken or Egg – The truth, misdirection and religion in the pursuit of a greener energised world”
Tuesday 15 September
Virtual Online Event (Draft Agenda)
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Context
The Africa Mining Summit (AMS2020) ‘Virtual Event’ provides participants with all the benefits of an international conference without the travel. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact and network on our virtual platform, whilst accessing our pre-recorded high-level panel sessions featuring some of the mining industry’s leading stakeholders*. Using the latest technology, you will be able to interact at virtual booths, submit questions to our panellists (before & during), and take part in pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings across the two days in private breakout rooms.
* This is a draft working agenda with timings, representatives etc. subject to change. Each themed panel will consist of a Chair and 4 panellists.
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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
 
Welcome Address
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission
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Session 1: Mining in Africa towards realisation of a greener economy (60mins)
Discussing development strategies that align with the African Union Commission vision and recently published government policies for public and private sector engagement; policies aimed at changing the sector's image & reputation, through sustainable development of the full value chain, producing and beneficiating raw materials locally such as Nickel/Copper/Cobalt/Lithium chemicals as well as Vanadium & Manganese among others, as direct inputs to primary manufacturing of renewable energy generation machines, with deployable storage technologies and equipment.
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day. 
 
H.E. Amb. Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner of Trade & Industry of African Union Commission
 
Hon. Francis Gatare, CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board
 
Hon. Lefoko Maxwell Moagi, Minister of Botswana Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security
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Keynote Address
 
Michael Solomon Teke, CEO of Seriti Resources
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Session 2: Energy Fuels – Coal manufacturing & greening hydrocarbons (60mins)
The continued importance of coal for energy generation whilst transforming to greener products for alternative energy sources, like liquid fuels, Aromatics for the Hydrogen economy and LOHC (Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers) for transportable energy storage supporting remote renewable energy generating stations rendering grids obsolete: understanding the role of renewable energies and clean coal technologies - carbon capture and storage, underground coal gasification, coal to liquids. 
  • What projects are currently being developed and when will they be available for commercial deployment?
  • What is the future of coal in the energy markets within and connected to Africa?
  • Are investments in coal projects still taking place and who is investing?
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day. 
 
Panel Chair: Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy
 
July Ndlovu, CEO of Anglo American Coal
 
Louis Loubser, CEO of Mooiplaats Colliery
 
Morne du Plessis, CEO of Minergy
 
Jacques Badenhorst, CEO of Maatla Energy (Pty) Ltd
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between participants from Government, Miners, Developers, Investors, Suppliers and Solution Providers. Schedules are prearranged (start of September) to provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer video meetings via private breakout rooms with no pre-planned content for conversations.
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Keynote Address
 
Daniel Major, CEO of Goviex Uranium Inc
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Session 3: Energy Fuels – Uranium, different this time. Africa will clearly be part of a re-emergent nuclear power generation story globally (60mins)
In the energy generation mix of the future - what role will Uranium play? Focus on uranium exploration and mining, the growing demand for more new uranium production and the opportunities to re-commence standby projects and explore new projects. Why is it different this time around? With zero pollutant emissions to the atmosphere, uranium production investment and its uses in new fuel technologies and SMR’s (Small Modular Reactors) render nuclear energy generation intrinsically safe are of growing importance. Already some African countries have included Nuclear power generation in their energy mix of the future either directly or indirectly as contingency supply, for example, South Africa.
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Brandon Munro, CEO of Bannerman Resources Ltd
 
Andre Liebenberg, CEO of Yellow Cake Plc
 
What role will Marenica play in a greener energy mix to feed the worlds growing demand for energy?
Murray Hill, Managing Director of Marenica Energy Limited
 
Panel Chair: TBC
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break - Virtual Booths
Take a break whilst visiting the full range of AMS20 virtual booths. Speakers and event Sponsors host personalised booths for you to explore; you can chat online, hold video calls, grab e-takeaways and enter the scavenger hunt.
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Keynote Address
 
Attracting funds to develop Southern Africa’s diamond exploration and mining potential
James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between participants from Government, Miners, Developers, Investors, Suppliers and Solution Providers. Schedules are prearranged (start of September) to provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer video meetings via private breakout rooms with no pre-planned content for conversations.
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Keynote Address
 
Peter Major, Director: Mining of Mergence Corporate Solutions
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Session 4: CEO Presentations
Showcasing companies, technologies, industry innovation, projects and investment opportunities.
 
Len Kolff , COO of IronRidge Resources
 
Robert Monro, CEO of Cora Gold
 
Dr Michael Seeger, Director of MX Mining Capital Advisors
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Session 5: Energy Storage - Battery metals evolution & coming revolution (60mins)
Discussing underlying supply/demand factors for key metals and minerals for Li-Ion based technologies,. Discussion on the ‘new kids on the block’ competing with Li-Ion, such as LOHC which consumes key metals like PGM’s, Titanium, Tungsten and Aluminium, and REDOX Flow batteries which need Vanadium, Stainless Steel and Aluminium.
 
The session will also examine the drivers and challenges faced by policymakers and motor manufacturers who are committing to the replacement of traditional transportation power units like ICE’s (Internal Combustion Engines) with full EV solutions across all passenger and commercial logistical networks. How are these positively and negatively impacting Mining in Africa for the future and what are the opportunities for the establishment of a full metals value chain to enable battery manufacture in Africa?
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Panel Chair: William (Bill) Witham, CEO of Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group
 
Dr Tony Harwood, President & CEO of Montero Mining
 
Naphtally Mafa, Founder & Managing Director of African Resources Development
 
Paul Ranamane, Executive Director of Opal Mining
 
Lance Hooper, President of Cobalt Blockchain Inc.
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between participants from Government, Miners, Developers, Investors, Suppliers and Solution Providers. Schedules are prearranged (start of September) to provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer video meetings via private breakout rooms with no pre-planned content for conversations.
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Q&A Session: Panels 1 and 2
Having had an opportunity to view all of day one's pre-recorded discussion panels, participants are able to submit questions throughout the day for this specially recorded Q&A session (covering panels 1 and 2), rounding-off day one of AMS2020.
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Q&A Session: Panels 3 and 5
Having had an opportunity to view all of day one's pre-recorded discussion panels, participants are able to submit questions throughout the day for this specially recorded Q&A session (covering panels 3 and 5), rounding-off day one of AMS2020.
Wednesday 16 September
Virtual Online Event (Draft Agenda)
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Day Two Welcoming Remarks
Welcoming remarks from the AMS2020 Conference Chair; a recap of day one and look ahead to day two's discussions.
 
Alan M. Clegg Pr.Eng., Independent Mining & Energy Consultant, and Executive Chairman of Shumba Energy & CONFERENCE CHAIR
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Keynote Address
 
Mametja Moshe, CEO of Moshe Capital
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Session 6: Financing mining projects in Africa today (60mins)
What makes a project financeable in Africa today? What are the roles of Private Equity, Public Listing, Banking and Development Institutions to stimulate investment. What commodities and/or project types are likely deemed most attractive in 2020 and the next decade? What other factors are financiers considering as part of the investment decision? 
  • How is the seismic wave of ESG affecting mining finance in Africa?
  • Can some commodities be of such special interest to investors that they override political risk perceptions?
  • Is Africa looking more heavily to China for funding, or is there a resurgence of interest from the Western nations?
  • The range of financing instruments available, and their relevance in different jurisdictions/ commodities?
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Panel Chair: Dr Fiona Perrott-Humphrey, Senior Adviser of Rothschild & Co
 
Stefan Eitel, Director Metals & Mining of KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH
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Keynote Address
 
Mzila Mthenjane, Executive Head: Stakeholder Affairs of Exxaro
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Session 7: Junior Mining – How to survive and thrive (60mins)
How can juniors succeed in today’s evermore risk focused, regulated and restricted, politically motivated and rhetoric driven climate? Add the black swan events (such as the coronavirus Covid-19) and the resultant volatile economic climate, sentiment and emotional driven shorting of markets by algorithm-driven trade-bots that kill junior mining stocks in minutes; all of which are counter-productive and counter-intuitive to the global demand for beneficiated metals and minerals? What specific challenges are Junior miners facing and how can/are they addressing them?
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Panel Chair: James Campbell, Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc
 
Olebogeng Tefo Sentsho, CEO of Simba Mgodi Mining Incubation Fund
 
Sam Chikowore, Director of Exporien Mining P/L.
 
Charles Siwawa, Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Chamber of Mines
 
Errol Smart, CEO and managing director of Orion Minerals
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Keynote Address
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between participants from Government, Miners, Developers, Investors, Suppliers and Solution Providers. Schedules are prearranged (start of September) to provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer video meetings via private breakout rooms with no pre-planned content for conversations.
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Session 8: CEO Presentations
Showcasing companies, technologies, industry innovation, projects and investment opportunities.
 
Boris Kamstra, Executive Director of Alphamin Resources
 
Pierre Leveille, President & CEO of Deep-South Resources Inc
 
Segun Lawson, CEO of Thor Explorations Ltd
 
Mark Parker, Chairman of Andiamo Exploration Limited
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Keynote Address
 
Vaughn Duke, President of SAIMM
13:30 - 14:30
Networking Lunch Break - Virtual Booths
Take a break whilst visiting the full range of AMS20 virtual booths. Speakers and event Sponsors host personalised booths for you to explore; you can chat online, hold video calls, grab e-takeaways and enter the scavenger hunt.
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Keynote Address
 
A perspective on the Future of Mining: Innovation for African Benefit
Prof. Frederick Cawood, Director, Wits Mining Institute of University of the Witwatersrand
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Session 9: New technology deployment & innovation a requirement for both profitability and sustainable EESG (Environmental, Economic, Social & Governance) (60mins)
Sustainability, local procurement, community and stakeholder engagement.
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Zoë Kennaugh, Director of Karunya Consulting
 
Emmanuel Baidoo, Senior Manager Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti
 
Local procurement as a crucial social licence and ESG issue - and now more important than ever after COVID19
Jeff Geipel, Managing Director - Mining Shared Value of Engineers Without Borders Canada
 
Fabien Cadaut of Wartsila
 
Panel Chair: TBC
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Session 10: CEO Presentations
Showcasing companies, technologies, industry innovation, projects and investment opportunities.
 
A focus on mining productivity, in the African context
Otto van der Ende, Sr. Solution Leader MineLens of McKinsey
 
Rev. Emmanuel Coffie-Anum, HSE Manager of Ghana Manganese Co Ltd
 
Daniel Bloor, Director of Cobra Resources
 
“Importance of beneficiating Quartz into Silicon to manufacture Photovoltaic Solar Panels in Southern Africa”
Dr Dennis George, Founder Executive Director of African Quartz
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1-2-1 Matchmaking Meetings: Check your inbox for schedules
Across the 2-day event, breakout sessions will be dedicated to 1-2-1 matchmaking meetings between participants from Government, Miners, Developers, Investors, Suppliers and Solution Providers. Schedules are prearranged (start of September) to provide a unique opportunity for peer-to-peer video meetings via private breakout rooms with no pre-planned content for conversations.
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Keynote Address
 
The Mine of the Future and the Role of Women
Thabile Makgala, Executive: Eastern Limb
Implats
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Session 11: Women in Mining - The requirement for gender inclusivity; demographic representivity & attracting youth to the industry (60mins)
What are the barriers to gender equality and how do we overcome them so that everyone benefits? Where are the improvements in transforming the industry to better accommodate and enhance the careers of women in mining? What still needs to be done to achieve an inclusive mining industry, which treats people of different genders and backgrounds in the same way? How can we get back the demographic representivity that existed 4 decades ago and make careers in mining, energy & natural resources attractive again?
 
Each discussion panel will conclude with 10 minutes of pre-submitted questions from AMS2020 participants. Additionally, questions may be submitted by 4:30pm CAT with follow-up Q&A recordings posted at the end of the day.
 
Panel Chair: Farana Boodhram, CEO of Avita Mining / Forever Farana Coveralls
 
Naseem Banu Lahri, Managing Director of Lucara Botswana
 
Eng Naadiya Moosajee, Co-Founder & CIO of WomHub
 
Ms Zenzi Awases, President of Women in Mining Association of Namibia
 
Ms Tendani Lukhaimane, Principal Innovation & Improvement of Women In Mining
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Q&A Session: Panels 6 and 7
Having had an opportunity to view all of day two's pre-recorded discussion panels, participants are able to submit questions throughout the day for this specially recorded Q&A session (covering panels 6 and 7), rounding-off AMS2020.
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Q&A Session: Panels 9 and 11
Having had an opportunity to view all of day two's pre-recorded discussion panels, participants are able to submit questions throughout the day for this specially recorded Q&A session (covering panels 9 and 11), rounding-off AMS2020.
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Closing Ceremony
Closing remarks and thanks from GRV Global, Supporting Partners and the AMS2020 Conference Chair.