Mining Indaba lands in Cape Town to present African mining opportunities to investors and key players

mining indabaMining Indaba commences on 6 February. (Image source: Mining Indaba/Instagram) Mining Indaba, the African Mining show, will demonstrate the investment opportunities in the African mining sector in Cape Town, South Africa from 6 - 9 February 2017 

Commencing this week in Cape Town, Mining Indaba will bring together the key players in mining and discuss the investment opportunities for all, as well as hosting a number of high-level speakers. Ministers from 24 countries have indicated that they will be attending, and we expect this number to grow," said Phillip Iofaso, director, marketing and public relations, Mining Indaba.

The world's largest mining and investment conference gathers more than 6,000 professionals across the industry spectrum including mining companies, governments and providers of professional services.

Keynote speakers include Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary general and former Minister of Trade and Industry, UNCTAD and Republic of Kenya; and Dambisa Moyo, global economist and author. 

This year's conference theme, "The resurgence of Mining Indaba", reflects a number of enhancements to the event over the last few years.

Some of these include free attendance for professional investors and mining ministers, with government officials benefiting from reduced rates. In addition, mining and exploration company fees have been reduced by up to 50 per cent.

The event has been running for more than 20 years and is a crucial economic interlocutor for Cape Town and its surrounding areas, contributing at least R675mn (US$49mn) over the past 10 years into the city's leisure, hospitality and tourism sectors, and has channeled billions of dollars of foreign investment into the African mining value chain.

Commenting on the event, Ron Sayers, managing director, Ausdrill commented, "2017 will be our 8th Mining Indaba. Our attendance is a significant and intentional part of our business strategy.

"It’s important for Ausdrill to participate at Mining Indaba because a large majority of industry players are in one place, at one time, for three days. This allows us access to our clients, at the same time allowing the Ausdrill Group to showcase our capabilities in Africa, built up over the last 25 years.

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