Conference Day 1: Monday, 28 October 2019

Opening Ceremony: Increasing mineral investment and trade in East and Central Africa

Chairperson: Laura Cornish, Editor-in-Chief, Mining Review Africa, South Africa
Sponsored by: Aldango Ltd (Gold Refinery)Open to all participants

08:30 Welcome address from organisers
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director: Mining, Spintelligent,
South Africa
08:35 Building a “state-of-art refining facility
Jean de Dieu Mutunzi, Executive Chairman, Aldango Ltd
(Gold Refinery), Rwanda
08:50 Financing mining projects in East & Central Africa:
Securing finance solutions for greenfield and brownfield
mining projects

Moderator:
Patrick Obath, Consultant – Mining Portfolio, Adam Smith
International, Kenya

Presented by:
-Witness Kamera, Principal: Mining & Resources, Nedbank,
South Africa

-Dennis Karera, Vice Chairman and Board Director, East African
Business Council (EABC), Rwanda

-Fabrice Kayihura, Managing Director, Ngali Mining, Rwanda

-Brian Menell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
TechMet Ltd, United Kingdom
10:05 Welcome address from Host Government
Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda
10:20 Mining in action: catalyst for Africa’s progression and
development
H.E. Amb. Albert Mudenda Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission, Ethiopia 
10:35 Prime Minister’s Address and opening of East and Central
Africa Mining Forum
RT Hon Dr Édouard Ngirente, Prime Minister, Republic of Rwanda

INVESTMENT • FINANCE

Increasing regional mineral trade and investment  
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

11:10  Governmental Panel:

Presented by:
-Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda

-Gety Mpanu Mpanu, Deputy Chief of Staff of The Head of State
in charge of Infrastructure, Mineral Resources, Hydrocarbons,
Energy and  PT-NTIC, Presidency, Democratic Republic of Congo

-Dr Andu Ezbon Adde, Undersecretary, Ministry of Mining,
Republic of South Sudan

-Hon. Polite Kambamura, M.P., Deputy Minister of Mines and
Mining Development, Republic of Zimbabwe
12:10 Session turnaround
12:15 Technology Metals: the key to a low carbon future
Brian Menell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
TechMet Ltd, United Kingdom
12:25 Session turnaround

Governance of Africa’s mineral resources

Moderator: Fred Kabanda, Division Manager: Extractives, AfDB, Côte d’Ivoire l
Sponsored by: Herbert Smith Freehills LLPOpen only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

12:30 Harnessing mineral resources and local development:
what legal solution for a better contribution of the sector
Dr. Ousmane Ilboudo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines,
Burkina Faso
12:40 Identifying potential solutions to govern Africa’s minerals
Peter Leon, Partner and Africa Co-Chair, Herbert Smith
Freehills, South Africa 
12:50 Panel discussion

Presented by:
-Charles Afeku, Directors Advisor, African Legal Support
Facility (ALSF), Côte d'Ivoire

-Rishon Chimboza, Head of Extractives, africapractice, Kenya

-Dr. Ousmane Ilboudo, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of
Mines, Burkina Faso

-Peter Leon, Partner and Africa Co-Chair, Herbert Smith
Freehills, South Africa 

-Bertrand Montembault, Partner: Africa Group, Herbert
Smith Freehills Paris LLP, France  

REGIONAL TRADE • VALUE ADDITION

Rwanda: Emerging mining investment destination
Moderator: Tim Bromfield, Regional Director for East Africa, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Kenya

14:25 Governmental address: Rwanda Africa’s up-and-coming
mining destination
Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda
14:35 Rwanda’s Mineral Exploration Potential
Antony Benham, Principal Geologist, SRK Exploration,
United Kingdom
14:45 Key players’ outlook on Rwanda’s mining sector

Participants:
-Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda

-Louise Kanyonga, Chief Strategy & Compliance Officer,
Rwanda Development Board, Rwanda

-Aleksandra Cholewe, Director of Investment and Development,
LuNa Smelter, Rwanda

-Shane Ryan, Head Technical Services, Piran Resources, Rwanda

-Leonidas Simpenzwe, Vice Chairman, Rwanda Mining
Association, Rwanda

-Ray Power, Chief Executive Officer, Metalysis – formerly known
as Power Resources Group (PRG), United Kingdom

DRC: Growing battery mineral sector l
Moderator: Baraka Kabemba, Partner, Ernst & Young, DRC
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

15:35 Governmental address: Rethinking the traditional mining
model in the new era of metals
Gety Mpanu Mpanu, Deputy Chief of Staff of The Head of State in
charge of Infrastructure, Mineral Resources, Hydrocarbons,
Energy and  PT-NTIC, Presidency, Democratic Republic of Congo
15:50 Building a mining community to deliver international production standards
Djo Moupondo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Sodeico, DRC
16:00 Discussion:

-Gety Mpanu Mpanu, Deputy Chief of Staff of The Head of State in
charge of Infrastructure, Mineral Resources, Hydrocarbons,
Energy and  PT-NTIC, Presidency, Democratic Republic of Congo

-John Kanyoni, Vice President, Chamber of Mines, DRC

-Eric Monga,President, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC),
DRC

-Hirwa Janvier Mwangachuchu, Chief Financial Officer - Finance & Procurement, Société Minière de Bisunzu, DRC

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Creating a conducive environment to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDI’s)

Moderator: Tim Bromfield, Regional Director for East Africa, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Kenya
Sponsored by: SIMEKA Infrastructure and Services  l
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

17:05 African based EPCM to support junior mining start-ups
Alain Kabemba, Executive Projects Director, SIMEKA
Infrastructure and Services, South Africa
17:15 Panel discussion

Participants:
-Alain Kabemba, Executive Projects Director, SIMEKA
Infrastructure and Services, South Africa

-Marie-Chantal Kaninda, Executive Director - Head of Corporate
Affairs, Glencore, DRC

-Andrew Cunningham, Director, Walkabout Resources, Tanzania

-Mark Parker, Managing Director, Equator Gold, United Kingdom
17:55 Q&A session

Conference Day 2: Tuesday, 29 October 2019

MINING METHODS • TECHNIQUES

Power to the mines briefing: building a commercially viable energy mix to support mining operations

Moderator: Anja Casper-Berretta, Head of Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Cameroon

Sponsored by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

07:45 Green Mining: Environmental vs. Economic Sustainability?
Anja Casper-Berretta, Head of Regional Programme Energy
Security and Climate Change in Sub-Saharan Africa,
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V., Cameroon
08:00 Panel discussion:

Participants:
-Jeanne Ellis, Director: Sustainable Business Group, DAI, USA

-John Kanyoni, Managing Director, TEMBO Power SARL, DRC

-Witness Kamera, Principal: Mining & Resources, Nedbank,
South Africa

-Daniel Klinck, Chief Executive Officer, East African Power,
Rwanda
09:00 Session turn-around

REGIONAL TRADE • VALUE ADDITION

Tanzania: Diversifying its mining potential

Moderator: Patrick Obath, Consultant – Mining Portfolio, Adam Smith International, Kenya
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

09:05 Developing the high-grade Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project in
Tanzania
Andrew Cunningham, Director, Walkabout Resources, Tanzania
09:15 Panel discussion

Participants:
Andrew Cunningham, Director, Walkabout Resources, Tanzania

Tony Harwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montero
Mining & Exploration, South Africa

Amb. Ami Mpungwe, Chairman, Tanzania Chamber of Mines,
Tanzania

Hekima Raymond, Vice President Corporate, Black Rock Mining
Limited, Australia

MINING METHODS • TECHNIQUES

Developing enablers for value addition projects in the region

Moderator: Zwena Bachoo, Journalist, CNBC Africa, Rwanda
Sponsored by: Flowserve
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

10:45   Water conservation and energy saving solutions around
mineral processing
Mathew Magwede, District Manager: South and East Africa,
Incl. DRC, Flowserve, South Africa 
10:55Case study: What Africa can learn from Finnish lab scale
beneficiation testwork and pilot plant operations services
Tegist Chernet, Senior Scientist, Mineral Processing and
Materials Research, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK),
Finland
11:10Understanding downstream values of critical elements
Ray Power, Chief Executive Officer, Metalysis – formerly known
as Power Resources Group (PRG), United Kingdom
11:20Beneficiation, smelting and refining: The missing puzzle
pieces to Africa’s mining sector growth

Participants:
-Tegist Chernet, Senior Scientist, Mineral Processing and
Materials Research, Geological Survey of Finland, Finland

-Fred Kabanda, Division Manager: Extractives, African
Development Bank, Côte d’Ivoire

-Radoslaw Miskiewicz, Chief Executive Officer, Luma Holding
Ltd / President Supervisory Board, Luna Smelter, Rwanda

-Jean de Dieu Mutunzi, Executive Chairman, Aldango Ltd
(Gold Refinery), Rwanda

REGIONAL TRADE • VALUE ADDITION

Incentives for responsible sourcing: Understanding international expectations
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

13:00 Part 1 - Incentives for responsible sourcing: EU Regulation
and investor expectations

Moderator: Rashad Abelson, Policy Analyst, OECD Centre for
Responsible Business Conduct, France

Participants:
-Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda

-Gerard Nayuburundi, Coordinator of the Technical Unit on
Natural Resources, International Conference on the Great
Lakes Region (ICGLR), Burundi

-Ildephonse Niyonsaba, Project Manager, Pact, Rwanda

Marten Westrup, Team Leader, Energy and Raw Materials,
DG Trade, European Commission, Belgium

-Olena Wiaderna, Corporate Governance and Traceability
Coordinator, Luma Holding Ltd, Malta
13:45 Part 2 - Practical perspectives on addressing security
contracting risks in the extractives sector

Moderator: Frederic Chenais, Policy Advisor, Swiss Federal
Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland

Participants:
-Marie-Chantal Kaninda, Executive Director - Head of Corporate
Affairs, Glencore, DRC

-Marlene Wafler, Policy Advisor, DCAF - Geneva Centre for
Security Sector Governance, Switzerland

-Rashad Abelson,Policy Analyst, OECD Centre for Responsible
Business Conduct, France
14:30 Session turnaround

INVESTMENT • MINING METHODS • TECHNIQUES

Building and operating a sustainable and productive mine Chairperson: Prof. Paul Nex, Associate Professor, University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa

Sponsored by: Ivanhoe Mines
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

14:35   Ivanhoe Mines developing African mines: Kamoa-Kakula,
Kipushi and Flatreef (Platreef)

Presented by:
Shiko Kebonte, Head of Stakeholders Management, Kipushi
Corporation (KICO SA), DRC

Jacob Motswaledi, Head of Socio-Economic Development (SED),
Ivanplats, South Africa
15:00 A world class mine in the middle of Africa: Kamoa-Kakula
Project

Presented by:
-Guy Muswil, Head of Sustainability Management, Ivanhoe
Mines, DRC

-Franck Twite, Geologist: Kamoa Copper SA, Ivanhoe Mines,
DRC

Investment forecasts within Africa for the sub-sector of battery metals

Chairperson: John Kanyoni, Vice President, Chamber of Mines, DRC
Open only to delegates/sponsors/VIPs/speakers

16:15   Opportunities in the region for significant participation in
the global short supply of technology metals
Brian Menell, Chief Executive Officer, TechMet Ltd, United
Kingdom
16:30 Green and battery metals: Focusing on mineral
beneficiation
Tony Harwood, President and Chief Executive Officer, Montero
Mining & Exploration, South Africa
16:40 Lithium in Africa and the potential in Rwanda
Prof. Paul Nex, Associate Professor, University of Witwatersrand (WITS), South Africa

Closing remarks l Open to all participants

17:00 Closing remarks from the organisers
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director: Mining, Spintelligent,
South Africa
17:05 Closing Keynote
Lord Dolar Popat, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda, UK
17:25 Closing remarks from the Host
Hon. Francis Gatare, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Mines,
Petroleum & Gas Board, Rwanda