iPAD Central Africa

Tuesday 7 October – Thursday 9 October 2008

Pre-Conference Round Table: Government – Extractive Industries Dialogue

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Session: 0.1.1

Government overview
Seminar leader: Samy Badibanga Ntita, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors, DRC

09h00 – 09h15

Mot d’ouverture
Professor Mabi Mulumba, Sénateur et Président du Comité ECOFIN, Sénat, RDC

09h15 – 09h30

La nouvelle orientation de la politique minière de la RDC – Attentes, défis et contraintes
S.E. Martin Kabwelelu, Ministre, Ministère des Mines, RDC
S.E. Victor Kasongo, Vice-Ministre, Ministère des Mines, RDC

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09h30 – 09h45

Mining Cadastre inventory
Jean-Felix Mupande, Director General, Mining Cadastre, DRC

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09h30 – 10h30

Exchange between His Excellency the Minister of Mines, the Managing Director of Mining Cadastre and the mining operators (trade and employers’ associations) within the framework of the periodic meetings with the government

Session: 0.1.2

11h00 – 11h20

La Décentralisation
Maître Jean Mbuyu, Député National, RDC

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11h20 – 11h40

Réflexions de la Commission Nationale des Mines sur la Revisitations des Contrats Miniers
Paul Franssen, Premier Vice-Président, Commission Nationale des Mines, Fédération des Entreprises Congolaises, RDC

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11h40 – 12h00

Pillars of mining project finance
Mark Cohen, Manager Resource Banking, Standard Bank, South Africa

12h00 – 12h30

Procedure of the observation, the liquidation of the administrative receipts of the mining sector and the mechanisms
Eddy Bitalo, Deputy Director General, DGRAD, DRC

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Session: 0.1.3

13h30 – 14h00

Synergies mines-énergie
Vika di Panzu, Directeur, SNEL, RDC

14h00 – 14h30

DRC’s Mining Code and mining companies’ social responsibility programmes
Héribert Kabwe, Director General, Chamber of Mines, DRC

14h30 – 15h00

Applicability of the Mining Code
Jean Mbuyu, Member of Parliament, DRC

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Session: 0.1.4

15h30 – 17h30

Dialogue and exchange between mining operators, professional associations and employer’s asscociations in order to raise recommendations to be submitted to official authorities of the mining sector

17h30 – 18h00

Press conference (FEE, Chamber of Mines, National Commission of Mines of the Federation of Congolese Enterprises)

Conference Program Day 1

Wednesday 8 October 2008

Opening session: 1.0.1
Chairman: Mathias Buabua WaKayembe, Director General, ANAPI, DRC

09h00 – 09h15

Mot de l’organisateur
Nicole Smith, Chef de Projets, Spintelligent, Afrique du Sud

09h15 – 09h30

Introduction
Mazunga Kimbembe, Senior Presidential Advisor on Infrastructure, Presidency, DRC

09h30 – 09h45

Keynote address
HE Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Minister, Ministry of Planning, DRC

09h45 – 10h00

The fiscal impact of the mining industry on the DRC’s economy
Professor Mabi Mulumba, Senator and President of Ecofin Committee, Senate, DRC

10h00 – 10h15

Recent macroeconomic developments in the post-conflict DRC
Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC

10h15 – 10h30

China’s role in the DRC’s reconstruction
HE Wu Zexian, Ambassador, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, DRC

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10h30 – 10h45

Chairman’s closing remarks

Session 1.1.1

Beyond Kinshasa – a look at opportunities in the provinces and across the river
Chairman: Jerome Roux, Economic Attaché, Embassy of Belgium, DRC

13h30 – 14h00

Investment potential in Oriental province
H.E. Medard Autsai Asenga, Governor, Orientale province, DRC*

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14h00 – 14h30

Opportunities in Kasai province
H.E.Tresor Kapuku, Governor, Kasai province, DRC

14h30 – 15h00

Le rôle du secteur prive Belge dans la reconstruction du Congo
Jérôme Roux, Attaché Economique et Commercial, Ambassade de Belgique, RDC

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Session 1.2.1.

Financing models and instruments for mining and infrastructure
Chairman: Adrien Lutuba Nalumbu, Secretary, National Commission for Mines, DRC

15h30 – 16h00

Canadian financing of Congolese mining activities: conciliation of financial markets’ requirements in Canada with the legal context in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Poupak Bahamin, Partner, International Development, Heenen Blaikie, Canada

16h00 – 16h30

Alternative financing for exploration and early stage mining projects
Dean Cunningham, CEO, TWP Finance, South Africa

16h30 – 17h00

Growing engagement of Australian mining and infrastructure investment in sub-Saharan Africa
Greg Hull, Senior Trade Commissioner Sub-Saharan Africa, Australian Trade Commission, South Africa

Conference Program Day 2

Thursday 8 October 2008

Session 2.1.1

Transport infrastructure for regional trade and integration
Chairman: Honore Njibikila, Directeur, Chef de la Division Economique et Fiscale, Fédération des Entreprises Congolaises, RDC

09h00 – 09h30

Nouveaux projets dans le domain de transport
Serge Basaula, Administrateur Delegue Général Adjoint, Office National de Transport (ONATRA), RDC

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09h30 – 10h00

Les bénéfices d’un secteur d’aviation amélioré – les stratégies de la Régie des Voies Aériennes
Justin Okana Nsiawi, Administrateur Délégué General, Régie des Voies Aériennes (RVA), RDC

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10h00 – 10h30

Question et réponse

Session 2.2.1

Developing a services sector
Chairman: Christian Dibele, Sion Multimedia, RDC

11h00 – 11h30

L’état du secteur bancaire en RDC
Jean Marie Emungu, Banque Centrale du Congo, RDC

11h30 – 12h00

Theme a confirmer
Albert Kabeya, Zain, RDC

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12h00 – 12h30

The telecommunications boom and the role of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
Christian Katende, Vice-President, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, DRC

Session 2.3.1

The crucial role of the development of regional energy infrastructure
Moderator: Yengo Massampu, Administrateur Délégué General, SNEL, RDC

13h30 – 13h45

Energy policy of the DRC
Antoine Lubu, Directeur du Cabinet, Ministère de l’Energie, RDC

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14h00 – 15h00

Panel discussion: Inga and Grand Inga – awakening the potential of hydropower
Moderator: Herman Mutima Sakrini, Secretaire Honoraire de l’UPDEA, RDC

  • Jean Dieudonné Kavese, Directeur de l’Electricité, Ministère de l’Energie,Membre du Comite Technique NELSAP/NBI
  • Yengo Massampu, Administrateur Délégué General, SNEL, DRC
  • Vika di Panzu, Directeur, SNEL, RDC
  • Bruno Kapandji, Secretaire Permanent, PEAC, Republique du Congo   
  • Pat Naidoo, Managing Director, WESTCOR, Bo Georges Kyriakos, Vice-Président, MagEnergy, Afrique du sud tswana
  • Achilles Bondo Nlandu,Charge des Projets Energie, Comité de Pilotage des Entreprises. Publiques (COPIREP), RDC
Closing session: 2.4.1
Investors’ round table

15h30 – 16h30

Closing panel discussion: CEOs of international companies that have invested in the DRC review their experiences and, together with iPAD Central Africa 2008 committee members, raise issues and discuss their recommendations for iPAD Central Africa 2009.
Moderator: Professor Mabi Mulumba, Senator and President, ECOFIN, Senate, DRC

  • Marie-Chantal Kaninda, Director Administration & External Corporate Affairs, De Beers, DRC
  • Louis Nallet, Managing Director, Stanbic Bank, DRC
  • Robert Lavalliere, VP Investor Relations, Anvil Mining, Australia
  • Mark Hardin, Director External Relations, Tenke Fungurame Mining, DRC
  • J’Olika Botethi, Branch Manager, Trust Merchant Bank, DRC