Pre-conference 13 June 2018: Session on Energy

Session 1
From the « project stage to concrete stage»:
The role of the public sector in consolidating the frame of regulation for electricity production and coverage
Chairman: Cyrille Mutombo, Director, Kibali, DRC

Energy development strategies and future perspectives: Solutions in the short, medium and long term to reach the electrification goals in DRC for the next three years.
Michel Shengo, Directeur de Cabinet du Ministre Provincial des Mines du haut Katanga

Hybrid Power Plants: Sustainable image or true economic benefits?
Piet Jordaan, Key Accounts Manager, Eastern and Southern Africa, Aggreko, South Africa

13:30 Panel discussion:
• Progress state of Inga Project 3: Works that would increase the offer to miners
• Other energy sources seen as diversified energy potential and not used in DRC:
The case of Gécamines coal power plant
• Independent electricity producer: Project progress assessment for Sombwe in Mitwaba
• Which strategic plans do energy companies put in place to supply mining companies
for the next two years?
• What was done during the whole of 2017 to solve the energy shortage?
• Energy Deficit: Which challenges does the energy sector have to solve and what are SNEL’s (national electricity company) perspectives for 2018?
Presented by:
• Bruno Kapandji, Head of Mission of the Head of State, Authority for the Development and the Promotion of Inga, DRC
• Ruddy Kielo Lingela, Directeur Commercial, DEV Solaire, RDC
• Eric Monga, President, FEC Katanga – Sombwe hydro project, DRC
• Roger Mbuilu, Technical Director, Katanga Energy, DRC

Q&A session

Coffee break

Session 2
Public-Private Partnerships in trend:
A leap towards possible turnkey solutions for miners
Chairman: Cyrille Mutombo, Director, Kibali, DRC

Private participation in the power sector and private-private partnerships for sustainable development – Unblock the infrastructure development paradox
Titus Chongo Mwandemena, Chief Commercial Officer, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

Tembo Power – An update on the progress of the independent developer of hydropower plants in the DRC
John Nsana Kanyoni, Vice-President, Chamber of Mines, DRC

15:30 Panel discussion:
• SNEL and KCC public-private partnership: What future for the FRIPT Project?
• Report on the working progress at Busanga power plant – How can the partnership between Gecamines, SNEL and Sicomines bridging the gap?
How mining companies are dealing with their power management?
(Case studies of Ivanhoe and Randgold)
• Financial sector involvement, supporting the hydropower projects in DRC
• Regional energy trading as sustainable source of energy to mining companies in both countries: DRC and Zambia
Presented by:
• Eyob Easwaran , Lender Transaction Advisor, Trade & Development Bank, Mauritius
• Ben Munanga, Manager, Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC SARL, DRC
• Ambroise Mwelwa, Senior Electrical Engineer, Kibali, RDC
• Vincent Noël Vika Di Panzu, General Director, Katanga Energy, DRC

Q&A Session

16:50 Developers Roundtables:
Table 1: Fast energy solutions
Moderated by: Ndimi Bodika, Director, General Electric, Central Africa, Cameroon
Table 2: Authorisation to use explosives for civil
Moderated by:
Table 3: Projet Inga: Investment opportunities
Moderate by: Bruno Kapandji, Head of Mission of the Head of State, Authority for the Development and the Promotion of Inga, DRC
Table 4: What is the best electricity tariff structure?
Ben Munanga, Manager, Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC SARL, DRC

Closing session & recommendations

Welcome cocktail function

Conference Day 1 Opening session: Shifting focus from a mature local market to international mining standards and demand

“World trade means competition from anywhere; advancing technology encourages cross-industry competition. Consequently, strategic planning must consider who our future competitors will be, not only who is here today.Eric Allison

Welcome from the organisers
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director, Spintelligent, South Africa

Welcome address from the Governor
H.E Jean Kalenga, Vice Governor of Haut Katanga Provence

Presenting innovative and effective banking solutions to support existing mining and new, upcoming operations
Kisa Mateene, Head of Corporate and Investment Banking, Standard Bank, DRC

Towards the implementation of the New Mining Code in DRC: Leveraging the transformative potential of the Africa Mining Vision
Claudine Sigam, Head, Human and Institutional Capacities, African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), Ethiopia

Address : A perspective on the role of mining in regional integration and industrialization
Andrew Maswanganye, Consul General, South Africa, DRC

The mining perspectives from the private sector
Albert Yuma Mulimbi, President, Gecamines/ President of the Federation of Congo Entreprises ( FEC), DRC

Ministerial address: Revised mining code: What are the prospects for the mining sector in DRC?
Valery Mukasa, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Mines, DRC

Ministerial address: Current state of the mining and energy portfolio
Wivine Mumba Matipa, Minister, Ministry of Portfolio, DRC

Official opening of the exhibition , VIP tour and refreshment break

Conference Day 1: 14 June 2018

Session 1. 1:
Where are we going and where is the silver lining?
Chairman: Louison Kiyombo, Partner, KPMG, DRC

Panel discussion:
• What does the new mining code mean for the DRC?
• What are the main changes? What should mining investors and operators expect?
• Cobalt: A key strategic mineral… is it the only one?
• Will the global demand override the financial impact of the new mining code?
• How can the DRC remain competitive on the global market?
• Will the increase in royalties affect mineral production in the DRC?

Presented by:
• Mark Bristow, Chief Executive Officer, Randgold, UK
• André Kapanga, Director General, Tenke Fungurume Mining Kinshasa, DRC
Jean Felix Mupande, Executive Director, Mining Cadastre, DRC
Jean-Marie Tshizainga Sanama Popa, Lualaba Provincial Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC
• Claudine Sigam, Head, Human and Institutional Capacities, African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), Ethiopia
• Jean Baptiste Otshudi, Legal Manager, CEEC, DRC

Q&A Session

Networking lunch – Sponsored by SEP Congo

Session 1.2:
Finding balance between financial discipline and economics: Driving sustainable productivity and guaranteeing bankable projects
Chairman: Gaëtan E. Munkeni, Regional Director, FBN Bank, DRC

Projects development: Identify sustainable and financeable projects with a potential for growth
Mazwi Tunyiswa, Head of Basic Mining & Metals Industries SBU, IDC, South Africa

Panel discussion:
• Projects finance and risks assessment in the midst of the new mining code
• Financing junior mining projects: What are the criteria and requirements to unlock funds?
• Looking at innovative financing tools: Revenue-based, private capital and financial equity markets, government-backed bank loans and bonds, public funds, crowd funding
• How can countries like the Netherlands contribute towards making financial flows within the mining sector more transparent?
• New- comers: What incentives are being provided from a macro and micro financial model perspective?
• What insurance policy plan is in place for the existing mining operators and new-comers?
• Assessing the market: How can junior miners position themselves for growth?

Presented by:
• Jean Jacques Mukula, Assurance & Advisory Partner, PwC, DRC
• Boris Kamstra, Chief Executive Officer, Alphamin Resource Corp., DRC
• Hon. Robert Schuddeboom, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in DRC and the Republic of Congo
• Mazwi Tunyiswa, Head of Basic Mining & Metals Industries SBU, IDC, South Africa
Louis Watum, Managing Director-DRC Operations, Ivanhoe Mines, DRC

Q&A Session

Refreshment break

Session 1.3
Becoming a “serial innovator”:
What is the recipe for success to reach international standards, match demand and remain competitive?
Chairman: Jean- Pierre Okenda, Responsable pays, Natural Resource Governance Institute, RDC

Panel discussion:
• Digital revolution: Can DRC start to reinvent its operating model?
• What are the skills and the capabilities gaps to improve the way companies operate?
• The vision of electric vehicles, is DRC ready to compete in lithium and cobalt?
• What should the mining industry do differently to mitigate the lack of geospatial data as a way to incentivize potential investors?
• Technology is key: Introducing full automation, artificial intelligence and innovative outsourcing
• How can technology leverage the enforcement of the mining code by achieving high production levels?

Presented by:
• Ndimi Bodika, Director, General Electric, Central Africa, Cameroon
• Ruddy Kielo Lingela, Chief Executive Officer, Odigroup, DRC
• Thierry Naweji, Chairman SA-DRC Chamber of Commerce, SA

Q&A Session

End of day 1

Networking Cocktail – Sponsored by Sofibank

Conference Day 2: 15 June 2018

Session 2.1
Commodity Breakfast: Who is taking the spot on the podium?
Chairman: Laura Cornish, Editor, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

Building a success story:
Development of an industrial tin mine in North Kivu
Boris Kamstra, Chief Executive Officer, Alphamin Resource Corp., DRC

Panel discussion:
• What future lies for other minerals in the DRC’s economy: diamond, lithium, gold, tin, and coltan
• What impact will the mining code have on the mineral production
• What business model DRC should look at to strategically improve its local market?
• Business movement: What can be done to create a processing plant to match the demand and supply of minerals?
• Update on key projects in expansion

Presented by:
• Copper-
– Louis Watum, Managing Director – DRC Operations, Ivanhoe Mines, DRC
• Cobalt:
– André Kapanga, Director General, Tenke Fungurume Mining Kinshasa, DRC
• Gold:
– Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold, UK
• Lithium:
– Jason Brewer, General Manager, Force Commodities, Australia
• Tin:
– Boris Kamstra, Chief Executive Officer, Alphamin Resource Corp., South Africa


09:30 – 10:30
CEO Roundtable (by invitation only)
Chairman: Louison Kiyombo, Partner, KPMG, DRC

Session 2.2
Driving DRC towards a modernized mining and industrial hub
for trade and bilateral business
Chairman: Jean Jacques Mukula, Assurance & Advisory Partner, PwC, DRC

Understanding custom tariffs in the development of the mining industry in DRC
David Kalande Muhiya, , Regulator Director, DGDA, DRC


Panel discussion:
• What strategy governors could put in place to expand border posts to facilitate the import and export of minerals? The case of Zambia and Kolwezi.
• Creating a business exchange system: How to improve the efficiency of the five trading corridors to reduce the trading cost caused by the delays?
• Namibia as a trade route for DRC: Potentials for faster and more cost effective export-import services
• Welcoming Chinese investors and operators: How do they grow the DRC mining sector and what are they focusing on?
• How to evacuate minerals after production using rail and sea as an alternative route?
• How to boost the regional integration and improve free circulation of trade for economic growth in the SADC regions?

Presented by:
• Eric Kalala, Managing Director, Bolloré Transport & Logistics, DRC
• Richard Muyej Mangez Mans, Governor, Governorate,Lualaba Province, DRC
• Jacqueline Thulisile Nyathi, Client Manager, Zimtrade, Zimbabwe
Jean Felix Mupande, Executive Director, Mining Cadastre, DRC
• Clive M Smith, Project Manager-Logistics Hub, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia

Q&A  Session

Coffee break and Refeshment break on exhibition floor

Session 2.3
Sharpening fresh talents and finding skilled labour:
Investing in workforce diversity and performance to streamline operations
Chairman: Guy Muswil, Head of Sustainability, Ivanhhoe Mines, DRC

Panel discussion:
• Training and development: What is the best approach to integrate the youth?
• Investing into research and education: What is required by government to develop vocational training programs?
• Private and public collaboration: How government and private companies could involve universities in their research process and internship programmes?
• What impact the mining code will have on subcontractors and human resources?
• How to support youth entrepreneurship to better integrate them into the mining subcontracting chain”?

Presented by:
• Patrick Kasongo, Human Ressources Manager, IOB, DRC
• Cyprien Susa Maleba, Director Chairman, SRK Consulting, DRC
• Lucine Le Moal, Regional Director, ELAN DRC
• Dorothée Mwewa Masele, Senior Social Communication Specialist, Tenke Fungurume Mining, DRC
• Djo Moupondo, Chief Executive Officer, Sodeico, DRC
• Jean- Pierre Nzuru, Technical Director, Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC SARL, DRC

Q&A session

Network lunch

Session 2. 4
Community development:
From dependency to partnership and self-empowerment
Chairman: Dorothée Mwewa Masele, Senior Social Communication Specialist, Tenke Fungurume Mining, DRC

Promotion of gender diversity and inclusion in the mining sector
Ariane Bakwene, Project – Civil Engineer, MMG, DRC

Panel discussion:
• How to empower local cooperatives to move from the repetitive dependent state to complete independence?
• Community rights: How to transform ASMs into recognized cooperatives to benefit from their revenue?
• What are the business models that have capacity transfer models that could serve as an example for the DRC?
• Artisanal Mining: How to integrate women in more descent jobs around mining activities?
• The impact of the mining industry on the economic growth and on the development of the communities.
• Rethinking the mining value chain: from energy and water management, mine closure impact and climate change adaptation.
• Are local entities ready to pay a portion of the royalties’ revenue?

Presented by:
• John Mukonda Bwime, Head of Katanga Branch, support service for the supervision of artisanal and small-scale mining production, DRC
• Thierry Kabamba, Head of Haut Katanga Branch, EITIE, DRC
• Kelly Kembia Wa Kapenda, Executive Secretary, National Network of Women in Mines, DRC
• Florent Musha, Coordinator, Platform of Civil Society Organizations Working in the Mining Sector , DRC
• Guy Muswil, Head of Sustainability, Ivanhoe Mines, DRC
• Jean- Pierre Okenda, Country Manager, Natural Resource Governance Institute, DRC

Q&A session

Refreshment break at the exhibition floor

Session 2.5
How mining companies could work together:
Implementing security measures around the mines, to prevent violence and attacks from illegal mine diggers
Chairman: Luck Mumba, CSR head, Eurasian Resources Group Africa, DRC

Explosives management in the mining sector
Grand Admiral, Baudouin Liwanga Mata Nyamunyobo, Managing Director, Afridex, RDC

Interview with giants:
Illegal mining is a critical issue that needs to be addressed, not only for the sake of the industry but also in the interests of the environment, security of mine employees, communities and in the best interests of illegal miners themselves. Illegal mining has a range of negative social and financial impacts because of loss of revenue, taxes, employment opportunities, capital expenditure, exports, foreign exchange earnings, procurement, etc.
Let’s hear from the mining giants on the challenges they have been facing in their mines and use this session to develop long-term solutions.

• André Kapanga, Director General, Tenke Fungurume Mining Kinshasa, DRC
• Michel Kabangu, Provincial Manager, Securico Sarl, RDC
• Cyrille Mutombo, Director, Kibali, DRC
• Grand Admiral, Baudouin Liwanga Mata Nyamunyobo, Managing Director, Afridex, RDC

17:20 Closing session:
Closing remarks from the organisers
(Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director, Spintelligent, South Africa)

Closing address: From the Ministry of Mines
Senior Representative, Ministry of Mines, DRC

FBN Gala Dinner (by invitation only)