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Abuja to become the centre of the Nigerian mining vision as Nigeria Mining Week comes to the city from Tuesday

10-16-2017 06:30 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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Free technical workshops at expo for artisanal and small-scale miners

Free technical workshops at expo for artisanal and small-scale miners

Excitement is building in Abuja in preparation before becoming the centre of the Nigerian mining vision next week during the Nigeria Mining Week conference and expo with over 500 mining professionals gathering to discuss the state and the future of this burgeoning sector.

Nigeria’s Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, will deliver the ministerial address during the opening session on Tuesday, 17 October at the Nigerian Air Force Conference Center (NAF). The high-level event will provide the industry with access to the latest mining technologies and services while a new feature at the event, the Dragons’ Den, will give small scale miners and junior mining licence holders the opportunity to pitch their prospective investors.

Entry to the expo is free and visitors can take advantage of the technical workshop programme to enhance practical expertise to grow artisanal and small-scale operations with an A to Z mining toolkit.

Nigeria Mining Week is a successful partnership between PwC, the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) and event organisers Spintelligent.

Line-up for opening session
The opening session on Tuesday, 17 October, starting at 09h00, features an enviable line-up of the who’s who in the mining industry in Nigeria, and focus on the way forward, how to promote investment into the sector and how to assist the sector with the right regulations. Speaker highlights include:

- Dr Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines & Steel Development, Ministry of Mines & Steel Development, Nigeria
- Uyi Akpata, Country and Regional Senior Partner, West, PwC Nigeria
- Alhaji Sani Shehu, President, Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN), Nigeria
- Kwame Addo-Kufuor, President, Ecowas Federation of Chambers of Mines
- Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State, Nigeria
- Waziri Adio, Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Transparency Initiative, Nigeria

Nigeria Mining Week provides a high-level, strategic mining investment platform linking investors, project developers, financiers, technology providers and government to share best practices and demonstrate the latest strategies to evolve the sector successfully.

Some of the exciting and leading mining experts and suppliers who will be there are:

- "We must acknowledge the big strides achieved by the current leadership of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development" - Oluwaseun Olatunji, MD/CEO of SBOG Nigeria, silver sponsors

- “Our molybdenum and niobium project in Bauchi State has just been granted a licence and we also have a nickel development coming up in Taraba” - Aliyu Mamman, CEO of 3MGeo Resources, bronze sponsors

- “Minelab has been supplying metal detectors in Africa for over 15 years and we have a close understanding of the needs of artisanal gold mining communities throughout the continent” - Christopher Higgins, International Business Manager at Minelab Metal Detectors

- “Through the collaboration with NIMET and industry, we intend to assist in building meteorological capacity with our customised local weather models and analysis systems” - Peter Hocking, Meteorologist at UBIMET (Institute for Ubiquitous Meteorology), exhibitors

- “Our vision is to help miners to bring down the cost per ton of material movement by providing the right equipment and support, making the industry more profitable thereby encourage more investments” – Panafrican Group, exhibitors

- “Right equipment, right support, maximum uptime because every ton counts” - Chrysanthus Ugwuezumba, Engine/NRP - Nigeria, Africa and Middle East ABO at Cummins Nigeria, exhibitors

- “Nigerian mining companies do not need to travel around the world any longer in search of the best technical services” - Gbenga Ojo, Managing Partner, Afromin Consulting Limited, exhibitors

Industry support
As with previous years, the Nigeria Mining Week is enjoying strong support from the industry with confirmed sponsorships from Palladium Mining Limited, SBOG, 3MGeo Resources, AELEX, AG Vision Mining, Congo Energy Solutions, Italtec, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Mantrac, Minelab, NiMet, Panafrican Group, Rubble Master, Ubimet, SMT and Wilbahi.

Nigeria Mining Week dates and location:
Pre-conference: 16 October 2017 – pre-booking required
Conference: 17-18 October 2017
Venue: Nigerian Air Force Conference Center (NAF), Abuja, Nigeria

The Nigeria Mining Week organiser Spintelligent is a multi-award-winning trade conference and expo organiser on the continent. The company has particular expertise and experience in mining and infrastructure development events; including the long running flagship shows such as Future Energy Nigeria in Lagos (formerly WAPIC), DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi, the Kenya Mining Forum in Nairobi and African Utility Week in Cape Town.

Senior communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone: +27 21 700 3558
Email: annemarie.roodbol@spintelligent.com
Website: http://www.nigeriaminingweek.com/
Postal address: PO Box 321, Steenberg, 7947, South Africa

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