iPAD Katanga Mining Briefings

23 – 24 October 2012

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Session 1.0: Opening session

Katanga: the industrial motor of the DR Congo – strategies to accelerate production capacity in the copperbelt
Chairman: Simon Tuma-Waku, Vice President in charge of the Mining Sector, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC), DRC

09h00 – 09h05

Organiser’s welcome
Nicole L. Smith, Conference Director, iPAD DRC, Spintelligent, RSA

09h05 – 09h30

Welcome address
H.E. Moise Katumbi Chapwe, Governor of Katanga Province, DRC

10h00 – 10h30

Expansion of mining activities in Katanga and the necessity for revising the mining code
H.E. Barthélémy Mumba Gamba , Provincial Minister of Mines, Agriculture, Fish, Livestock and Rural Development, DRC

10h30 – 11h00

The role of Gecamines in boosting the copper and cobalt sector in Katanga – strategy and vision
Ahmed Kalej Nkand, Chief Executive, Gecamines, DRC

11h00 – 11h30

Infrastructure needs – now and in the future
Andre Kapanga, Director for External Relations, Tenke Fungurume Mining, DRC

Session 1.1

Financial aspects of copper and cobalt
Chairman: Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, Monusco, DRC

13h30 – 14h00

Macro-economic outlook on the DRC’s economy
Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, Monusco, DRC

14h00 – 14h30

Overview of the economy of Katanga Province
Daniel Mabaku, Provincial Director, Central Bank of Congo, DRC

14h30 – 15h00

Outlooks for copper and cobalt and DRC in the global context
Stephane Redon, Corporate Finance, Metals and Mining, BNP Paribas, UK

15h00 – 15h30

Impact of the DRC fiscal regime on the mining sector
Michel Schittekatte, Business Development Manager, Trust Merchant Bank, DRC

Session 1.2

Panel discussion
Chairman: Vika di Panzu, Energy Consultant and Member of the Steering Committee for Inga 3, DRC

15h40 – 17h00

Strategies for increased power supply to Katanga

Panellists:

  • Prof. Laurent Kitoko, Director External Relations, SNEL, DRC
  • Paul Kyona, President of the Energy Commission, Chamber of Mines, DRC
  • Michael Nossal, Executive General Manager, Business Development, MMG, Australia
  • Jean-Pol Tavernier, Maintenance Director, STL, DRC
  • Titus Chongo Mwandemena, Business Development Manager, Copperbelt Energy Corporation, Zambia

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Session 2.1

Review of railway infrastructure
Chairman: Mazunga Kimbembe, Principal Presidential Advisor on Infrastructure and Land Planning, Presidency, DRC*

09h00 – 10h30

Overview of critical transport policy
Michel Mulongo Kasongo, Coordinator, Committee for the Lubumbashi Multimodal Project, DRC

Session 2.2.1

Round table discussion
Moderator: Eric Monga, President, FEC Katanga, DRC

Session 2.2.2

Mining exploration and operations
Chairman: Lionel Williams, Editor, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

11h00 – 12h30

Transport and logistics requirements for mining operations

Panellists:

  • David Kalande Muhiya, Director General, DGDA Katanga, DRC
  • Eitan Dvir, Chairman, Zambia Border Crossing Company, Zambia
  • Senior representative, OCC, DRC*
  • Nyameka Madikizela, Transnet Freight Rail, RSA
  • Johny M. Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, Namibia

11h00 – 11h20

Atlas Copco presentation
Jean-Francois Clavaud, Country Manager, Atlas Copco, DRC

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

11h20 – 11h40

Delivering Accessible Technology for ASM Development
Tim Morgan, Business Development Manager, Minelab International, Ireland

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

11h40 – 12h00

Rural connectivity for the mining sector
Arielle Ben-Ami, Regional Sales Manager, SkyVision, United Kingdom

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

12h00 – 12h30

How to foster safe production by engaging the workforce and community
Steven Raymond, Business Director, Jincom, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Session 2.3.1

Future potential in Katanga
Chairman: Raymond Ngwej Tshulu, Provincial Director, ANAPI Katanga, DRC

Session 2.3.2

Copper and cobalt processing
Chairman: Lionel Williams, Editor, Mining Review Africa, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

Tin potential in Katanga Province
Stephane Matubila, Deputy Director General, Societe d’Exploitation de Gisement de Malemba Nkulu (SEGMAL), DRC

Minerals processing equipment development – RadflowTM: The next generation thickener feedwell
Hoosen Essack, Sales Director, Roymec, South Africa

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

14h30 – 15h00

Traceability schemes in Katanga – updates and impacts
Yves Bawa, Regional Director, Mines to Markets, PACT, USA

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

Temporary power solutions
Jules Bernard Nougang, Business Development Manager, Aggreko International, Cameroon

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

15h00 – 15h30

Technical presentation
Stuart Hattingh, Pr.Eng, Section Head: Refining and Hydrometallurgy, TWP, South Africa

Session 2.4: Closing session

Chairman: Simon Tuma-Waku, Vice President in charge of the Mining Sector, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC), DRC

16h00 – 16h45

Wrap up from the session chairmen and recommendations for 2013

Panellists:

  • Mazunga Kimbembe, Principal Presidential Advisor on Infrastructure and Land Planning, Presidency, DRC*
  • Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, Monusco, DRC
  • Vika di Panzu, Energy Consultant and Member of the Steering Committee for Inga 3, DRC
  • Eric Monga, President, FEC Katanga, DRC
  • Raymond Ngwej Tshulu, Provincial Director, ANAPI Katanga, DRC

16h45 – 17h00

Keynote closing address
H.E. Moise Katumbi Chapwe, Governor of Katanga Province