Following a successful debut in Gaborone in 2017 where Hon. Tshekedi Khama, Botswana’s Minister for Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation & Tourism delivered the opening keynote address, the 2nd edition of Mining Investment Botswana (https://www.mininginvestmentbotswana.com/), continues to bring global and regional mining stakeholders to Botswana from 10 – 11 April and shine the spotlight on Botswana as a major mining destination in Africa.
Focus on Botswana
South Africa has long dominated the mining industry in this region but as global investors and miners seek to diversify, it is timely to focus on the mineral rich country of Botswana.
Botswana is most widely known globally for its diamond industry and the conference will look into how miners and investors can tap into potential new developments in this established diamond sector.
Besides that, Mining Investment Botswana will also look at the country’s mining sector from both macro and micro perspectives, namely:
- Economic diversification and its impact on Botswana mining industry
- Impact of global developments on Botswana e.g. electric car revolution
- Opportunities in other minerals – copper and coal
- How Botswana can promote itself as an investor friendly destination for global mining stakeholders
Participation of global and regional mining stakeholders
The inaugural event had attracted leading sponsors and exhibitors from South Africa and Botswana, including major locally based companies such as Botswana Oil. International attendees also came from as far as Australia to be a part of this event.
Mining Investment Botswana 2018 is shaping up to be of a similar scale, with a new conference stream focus called ‘MiningTech’ which focuses on the role of technology in the mining sector. Confirmed 2018 sponsors and exhibitors thus far include:
- Cummins, a global power leader that designs and manufactures engines and related technologies
- Worley Parsons Resources & Energy, a global company that supports the minerals and metals sector with its engineering and construction expertise.
Testimonials from 2017 conference attendees
Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Thomson Reuters and speaker at the conference said that ‘Mining Investment Botswana was a great opportunity to meet a wide range of players in the industry, from high-level government officials to people actually running or developing projects. It provided excellent networking opportunities in a relaxed but compact setting.’
Hon. Tshekedi Khama, Botswana’s Minister for Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation & Tourism also expressed his appreciation at the 2017 conference to Spire Events (Singapore) for bringing the global Mining Investment Conference Series to Botswana.
Listen more to what Hon Tshekedi Khama had to say at Mining Investment Botswana 2017 via our YouTube channel here: https://goo.gl/3adjNB
Mining Investment Botswana continues to position Botswana as an attractive destination within Southern Africa for mining investments. With the support of key stakeholders in Botswana and beyond, Mining Investment Botswana seeks to establish itself as a leading international mining conference in Southern Africa and gateway to the Botswana mining industry.