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Press Releases from DRC Mining Week (12 total)

Mining potential of DRC in focus next week in Cape Town

The DRC's Minister of Mines, the Honourable Prof Willy Kitobo Samsoni, will address the DRC Mining Investment Breakfast next week, Wednesday 5 February, in Cape Town. It will gather financiers, technology suppliers and successful mining operators who have been part of the sector in the DRC for many years, thanks to this country's generous reserves of copper, gold, diamonds, cobalt, lithium and coltan amongst others. The growing numbers of electric

Packed and sold-out 15th edition of DRC Mining Week shows industry’s belief an …

“We could not have asked for a more perfect event this year to celebrate 15 years of DRC Mining Week. Fifteen years of commitment to a mining industry that has shown passion, perseverance and vision,” says Emmanuelle Nicholls, the Group Director: Mining at Spintelligent, the organisers of DRC Mining Week which took place in Lubumbashi, the heart of the Copperbelt, from 19-21 June. The event broke records on all fronts says

“Standard Bank remains excited about DRC as important mining investment destin …

“The DRC has the potential to become the world’s largest copper producer through the consistent application of clear and rational mining policy. This would be a game changer for the economy, placing the DRC in a position to transform into a middle-income country by 2050.” This is according to Peter von Klemperer, the Head of Mining and Metals at the Standard Bank Group, and the exclusive Diamond Plus sponsor at

Global interest in DRC mining as France, Germany, South Africa, UK and Zimbabwe …

The upcoming DRC Mining Week will have more international pavilions than any previous edition. This year’s indoor and outdoor mining expo and conference taking place from 19-21 June in Lubumbashi, will feature specialised sector-focused products, services and technology with country pavilions from France, Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zimbabwe. More than 3500 international mining experts and local stakeholders from more than 50 countries are expected to attend this

DRC Mining Week celebrates 15 years as valued strategic industry partner in Lubu …

“The DRC is just too important a jurisdiction from a resource volume and grade quality perspective for any serious player in the global mining sector to ignore, says Peter von Klemperer, the Head of Mining and Metals at the Standard Bank Group, and the exclusive Diamond Plus sponsor at the DRC Mining Week that returns to Lubumbashi from 19-21 June this year. He adds: “Standard Bank supports a large number of

FBNBank DRC SA returns as diamond sponsor at DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi in Ju …

“Our presence at DRC Mining Week is to reinforce our commitment to the industry and assure all stakeholders that FBNBank DRC SA remains a key player in the economic development of DRC. This is according to Akeem Oladele, MD of FBNBank DRC SA, a returning diamond sponsor of DRC Mining Week, taking place in Lubumbashi from 13-15 June. He adds: “our participation in the DRC Mining Week last year was one

New DRC Mining Code: “Demand for cobalt, and copper to a lesser extent; will o …

“I believe the demand for cobalt, and copper to a lesser extent, will override the financial impacts of the revised DRC Mining Code,” says Laura Cornish, editor of the mining trade journal Mining Review Africa. She adds: “the electric vehicle and battery markets are growing and require cobalt to operate. Profits due to higher cobalt prices should lessen the impact of higher taxes.” Last week Friday, the DRC President Joseph Kabila

DRC Mining Week gathers over 3000 global and local mining experts again in high- …

DRC Mining Week, the long-running, flagship mining conference and expo in this mining hub, will return to Lubumbashi from 13-15 June as the mining operators are ready to take their operations to the next level. The event is the largest mining and industrial platform in the DRC, showcasing the vast investment opportunities in the sector. “DRC Mining Week has been around for 12 years” says the event director Emmanuelle Nicholls, “and

South African presence at DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi indicates strong interes …

“Renewing the presence of the South African National Pavilion at the DRC Mining Week positions South African companies as leading players in the mining and power sectors and will allow them to enhance their presence in the region, and for new companies to increase the South African foothold in the DRC.” This is according to Eric Bruggeman, CEO of the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), that is bringing

World Bank at DRC Mining Week: “pre-competitive geoscience knowledge essential …

“There is a need to have access to pre-competitive geoscience knowledge and geological mapping suitable to identify prospective areas for attracting investor interest”, says Francisco Igualada, Senior Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractive Industries (GEEDR) at the World Bank. He adds: “this is very important as many junior and mid-tier mining companies are unaware of the full mineral prospecting potential of a country, as a result of incomplete coverage of geological

AMDC’s Dr Kojo Busia at DRC Mining Week: “the African Mining Vision truly re …

“Enhancing linkages and diversification will be the key message at DRC Mining Week” says Dr. Kojo Busia, Acting Coordinator, African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) and keynote speaker in the opening session of the upcoming mining conference and expo in Lubumbashi from 23-24 June. Dr Busia adds: “for over half a century, the dominant paradigm for mineral sector management was rents-based. Among other factors, the downturn clearly demonstrated why we need to

DRC Mining Week returns to Lubumbashi and broadens focus to include new sectors …

The award-winning DRC Mining Week conference and exhibition is back in Lubumbashi in June and, while retaining its main focus on mining, will broaden its scope to include a focus on related and complementary sectors such as agriculture, energy and construction. Focus on agri to support diversification “DRC Mining Week is well established as the leading mining expo in the region and we have been around for a long time because we

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