Organisers of the Arab Africa Mining Conference have refused to let COVID-19 scupper the annual event and have resolved to hold the 2020 edition as a webinar series.
Organised by Frontier exchange and co-hosted by Financial Markets Indaba, the annual conference brings together mining houses, government leaders, investors and other stakeholders as a means of promoting sustainable mining linkages between Africa and the Middle East.
As it is a virtual conference, it is this year branded “Arab African Mining Online”.
Financial Markets Indaba business development executive Mr Patrick Muzondo this week said, “As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, we have decided to hold the Arab African Mining Online this year.
“Using the very latest conferencing technologies, you will be able to arrange B2B (business-to-business) meetings virtually, as well as listen to the outstanding content as it is broadcast live from Africa, the Middle East and around the world.
“To further enhance the digital experience, Arab African Mining Online will integrate with the digital mining platform i-MINE. Geological surveys and mining projects will be pre-released on the platform, enabling attendees to peruse a multitude of projects before their publication at the conference.
“By being part of B2B meetings and presentations, clients can obtain first hand intelligence on what foreign investors are seeking in the mining industry investment space.
“Investors are pre-screened and pre-qualified for their active interest in projects across the continent. The opportunity to present an investment case to a group of capable and potential investors with the benefit of feedback is invaluable.
“These meetings are one-on-one closed door intimate sessions which provides for specific discussions which lead to quick results by the decision makers.”
The Arab African Mining Conference will this year again focus on development of both greenfield and brownfield projects in Africa and the Middle East.
Over the past year, the i-MINE African Mining Webinar series has successfully steered through country-focused investment conferences for Guinea, Nigeria and Zimbabwe.
Frontier Exchange is a UK-based company that offers specialised services relating to Africa’s mining sector; while Financial Markets Indaba, which has offices in London and Johannesburg, is the division of Emergent Capital Management that focuses on investment promotion in Africa.
(Please visit www.arabafricanmining.com for more information)