Conference Day 1: Monday, 12 November 2018

Session 1.1 Investment Briefing

Where does mining feature within Kenya’s investment deck of cards?

Chairman: Cliff Otega, Managing Director and Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Standard and Mutual, Kenya

Chairperson’s welcome

08:00

Steering investors into the correct legal path to fit Kenya’s mining landscape
Andrew Mugambi, Partner, Dentons, Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews, Kenya

08:15 Panel Discussion

Panel moderator: Andrew Mugambi, Partner, Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews, Kenya

• Are there any new initiatives, requirements and legislations for investors to take into consideration?
• What progresses have been made on the airborne geographical survey and what does it mean for the industry and potential investors?
• What is the status of mining licences?
• What is the duration for an investor to get issued a mining and exploration licence in Kenya?
• Expanding on the new legislation from Nairobi Securities Exchange?
•What are the environmental rules and regulations for mining, extractives or quarry operator to abide by?

Presented by:
• Moses Ikiara, Managing Director, Ken-Invest, Kenya
• Abel Chumba, Chairman, Mineral Rights Board, Kenya
• Richard Kiplagat, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director for East Africa, africapractice, Kenya
• Bahati Morara, Commercial Director, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Kenya
• Cynthia Sakami, Legal Officer, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Kenya
•Senior representative, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya

09:15

Q&A Session

09:45

 

Opening Session:

Unveiling mining opportunities within the ‘Big Four’ agenda: Kenya navigating the pace!
Chairman: Patrick Obath, Associate Director, Adam Smith International Ltd, Kenya

10:15

Welcome from the organisers

Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director: Mining & Agriculture, Spintelligent, South Africa

10:20

Welcome remarks from the host - Kenya Chamber of Mines

Moses Njiru Njeru, Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Chamber of Mines, Kenya

10:30

Base Titanium’s Kwale Mine - Contributing to Kenya’s Development Agenda
Simon Wall, Acting General Manager – External Affairs, Base Titanium, Kenya

10:45

Transforming the mining industry’s mind set: Leveraging on the African Mining Vision
Senior representative, African Minerals Development Center (AMDC), Ethiopia

Welcome of the Ministerial panel on the stage
Ministerial Opening Ceremony
Chairman: Senior representative, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya

11:00

National Anthem

11:15

Welcome and Introduction from Ministry of Petroleum and Mining
John Omenge, Principal Secretary, State Department of Mining, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya* 

11:30

Ministerial address: Positioning Kenya as a market place to open mining businesses and generate local growth
Hon. John Munyes, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya*

11:50

Official opening of the exhibition, and VIP Tour

12:15

Networking lunch

Session 1.2

Spotlight on the counties: Looking for attractive mining and quarrying investment opportunities
Chairman: Pius Rotich, General Manager, Ken-Invest, Kenya

13:15

Magnifying the opportunities available within Kenya’s mining and quarrying sector
Stephen Kuria, Managing Director – Chairman,Kenya Australian Chamber of Commerce, Australia

13:25

Panel Discussion

• Where are the prominent mineral deposits located that can attract investment and generate local wealth?
• Does each county have their own legal framework, taxes and policies for the mining operators?
• Can we develop policies to attract investment in exploration and mining and putting in place mechanisms for dealing
with land access issues?
• What is the latest formula relating to minerals mined in a specific county; distribution to state, county and community from initial operator’s turnover?
• What is the mandate of county governments in the regulation and promotion of mining activities at the regional level?

Presented by:
• H.E Josphat Nanok, Governor Turkana County and Chairman, Council of Governors, Kenya
• Hon. Majala Mlagui, Deputy Governor, Taita Taveta, County, Kenya
• Sammy Ndolo, Managing Partner, Kieti Advocates LLP, Kenya
• Mairura Omwenga, Chairman, Town and County Planners Association of Kenya (TCPAK), Kenya
• Cedric Simonet, Chairman, Kenya Chamber of Mines, Kenya

14:15

Q&A Session

14:30

 

Session 1.3

Laws, policies and direction fitting for a modern mining sector!
Chairman: Gordon Abuja, Consultant, Earth Resource Consulting Group, Kenya

15:15

Panel Discussion

• What is the status relating of the issuing and renewals of mining licences in Kenya?
• What are the highlights over the past two years since the enactment of Kenya’s Mining Act 2016?
• Walk us through the mandatory laws and policies for a mining operator considering investing in Kenya.
• Who will hold hands with the mining operator to make the processes manageable?

Presented by:

• Benson Ndung’u, Partner & Head of Tax, KPMG, Kenya
• Cliff Otega, Managing Director and Head of Energy and Natural Resources, Standard and Mutual, Kenya
• Patrick Obath, Associate Director, Adam Smith International Ltd, Kenya
• Joyce Mukururi, Managing Partner; Njeri Mukururi & Company Advocates, Kenya

16:00

Q&A Session

16:20

Networking break on the exhibition floor

Session: 1.4

Making sense of financial matters: Seeking solutions for Kenya’s emerging mining industry
Chairman: Jared Osoro, Director of Research, Policy & Financial Markets, Kenya Bankers Association (KBA), Kenya

17:00

Panel Discussion

• Who is lending finance to the mining sector in Kenya?
• How can small scale and artisanal miners get funding to lease equipment for mining projects?
• How can a mining operator / licence holder find the right support?
• Where are the gaps with-in Kenya’s banking system and how can we address them to service mining operator’s?
• How can one mitigate legal risks for financiers and investors in mining projects in Kenya?
• What finance approach should be used to fund mining projects in Kenya?
• How can the operators and KNCCI join forces to improve credit access to the mining sectors’ service providers and contractors?

Presented by:

• Bahati Morara, Commercial Director, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Kenya
• Gabriel Negatu, Director General, East Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, African Development Bank, Kenya
• Geoffrey Alondo, Head of Enterprise Banking, Stanbic Bank (Kenya) Ltd, Kenya
• George Kiondo, Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kenya
• Kevin Hodges, Financier and Mining Industry Champion, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), South Africa
• Wairimu Karanja, Director, EnVantage Law, Kenya

17:45

Q&A Session

18:00

End of Day 1

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18:15

Welcome Cocktail

Conference Day 2: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Session 2.1

Experiences from within Kenya’s mining industry
Chairperson: Joy Doreen Biira, Journalist and Communications Advisor, Stategic Communications,Kenya

07:30

Panel Discussion:

• What has been the highlight of your journey to get to where you are today?
• What support and direction has your operation received to lead to your present success?
• Suggest a couple of points for industry players to learn from your experiences?

Presented by:

Mining: Base Titanium: Simon Wall, Acting General Manager – External Affairs, Base Titanium, Kenya
Mining: Kilimapesa, Goldplats: Gerard Kisbey-Green, CEO, Goldplat Plc, Kilimapesa Gold, Kenya*
Mining: Karebe Gold Mining Ltd: Charlie Tryon, Director and Chairman,Kerebe Gold Mining Ltd
Mining: Acacia Mining: Johannes Henckel, Head of Discovery, Acacia Mining, South Africa
Quarrying and Cement: Susan Maingi, Director Corporate Affairs, Communications & Sustainable Development,
Bamburi Cement Ltd, member of LafargeHolcim, Kenya

08:15

Q&A Session

08:30

Networking break on the exhibition floor

Session 2.2:

Rediscovering the bedrock of Kenya’s mining industry: Forging synergies with manufacturing and infrastructure
Chairman: Patrick Obath, Associate Director, Adam Smith International Ltd, Kenya

09:00

Beneficiation: What are the opportunities for local raw materials to be processed within Kenya’s boarders
Joe Mureithi, General Manager , Consol Glass Kenya Ltd, Kenya

09:10

Panel Discussion

• Have there been any export incentives or schemes for the movement of raw materials?
• Can Kenya service the entire mining value chain – develop manufacturing plants in Kenya?
• How will the quarrying sector grow to meet the demands of the infrastructure and building sector?
• Kenyan industrial growth: Big 4 Agenda and the role of manufacturing sector
• Case Study: Expansion on what is happening in Uganda: stronger relationships within mining and manufacturing

Presented by:

• Tobias Alando, Acting CEO and Head of Membership Development, Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Kenya
• Peter Biwott, CEO, Export Promotion Council (EPC), Kenya
• Daniel Birungi, Director, Ugandan Manufacturers Association, Uganda
• Susan Maingi, Director Corporate Affairs, Communications & Sustainable Development, Bamburi Cement Ltd,
member of LafargeHolcim,Kenya
• Joe Mureithi, General Manager, Consol Glass Kenya Ltd, Kenya
• Arthur Ndegwa, Head of Mining & Mineral Processing Engineering Department, Taita Taveta University, Kenya

10:00

Q&A Session

10:15

 

Session 2.3:

Encouraging signals to shape the gemstone, artisanal and small-scale mining sector: Creating a market place
Chairperson: Elena Clarici, President & CEO, Micah Minerals Corp., UK

11:00

The gem sector • How to organise Kenya’s ASM sector:

• What are the pivotal points to ensure a stronger gemstone export market – and how can the sector bring in the international players to view and purchase from within the Kenyan boarders?
• How and where can we generate home grown quality professionals to enter the mining workforce?
• What is the economic contribution of the ASM sector for the larger mineral and gemstone operators?
• What measures have been put in place ensuring the ASM sector operates in a more conducive business environment?

Presented by:

• Diana Atieno, Founder and Managing Director, Porini Gems, Kenya
• Peter Biwott, CEO, Export Promotion Council (EPC), Kenya
• Gladwell Kinyanjui, Director, Baraka Mining and Minerals, Kenya
• Antony Zagoritis, CEO, Lapigems, Kenya

12:15

Q&A Session

12:30

Networking Lunch

Session 2.4:

Embracing nouveau technology, digital applications and smart innovation for mining and exploration
Chairman: Guituro Wainaina, Professor of Business Analytics, University of Nairobi, Kenya

13:30

Optimising the lifetime of your equipment: Increasing the performance of mining and quarrying operations
Oliver Biyogo, Technical Specialist, Total Kenya Plc Kenya

13:40

Driving the future in intelligent mining and infrastructure
Henry Ngugi, Regional General Manager, Epiroc - East and Central Africa, Kenya

13:50

Panel Discussion:

• What are the prospects for Kenya to embrace ‘artificial intelligence’ into the mining mix?
• Powering the mines: Incorporate clean coal technology through the new coal-fired power plant
• Explain what ‘blockchain technology’ is for ethical traceability of gemstones?
• Expand on the roadmap to Kenya’s ‘digital transformation’.
• Case Study: Versatile Time Domain Electromagnetic (VTEM) airborne survey in Western Kenya

Presented by:

• Elena Clarici, President & CEO, Micah Minerals Corp., UK
• Peter Kimani Wainaina, CEO, Kencoal Ltd, Kenya
• Prof. Bitange Ndemo, Chairman, Kenya’s Distributed Ledgers and Artificial Intelligence Taskforce, Kenya
• Henry Ngugi, Regional General Manager, Epiroc - East and Central Africa, Zambia
• Crispus Sang,Senior Geologist, Acacia Mining, Kenya

14:45

Q&A Session

15:00

 

Session 2.5:

Community Development Agreements: Recognising the residents as partners
Chairman: Shalom M. Ndiku, Legal Programme Manager, Africa, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Kenya

15:30

Panel Discussion

• Are there guideline to reinforce programmes and initiatives that mining operators are doing to giving back to society?
• How can operators engage with communities?
• What are the measures for operators to ensure the community does not suffer harsh effects of land degradation and pollution?

Presented by:

• Abel Chumba, Chairman, Mineral Rights Board, Kenya
• Gerard Kisbey-Green, CEO, Goldplat Plc, Kilimapesa Gold, Kenya*
• Cynthia Sakami, Legal Officer, NEMA, Kenya
• Geoffrey Kerecha, Programme Director, Extractives Baraza, Kenya
• Clarice Wambua, Partner, Kieti Advocates LLP, Kenya

16:15

Q&A Session

16:30

End of the session – Closing Panel on stage

Ministerial Closing: Revolutionising Kenya’s mining sector

16:40

Closing remarks from the organisers
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director: Mining & Agriculture, Spintelligent, South Africa

16:45

Official closing and recommendations
Hon. John Munyes, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining, Kenya*

17:00

End of the third edition of Kenya Mining Forum

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Technical Mining WORKSHOPS

DAY 1: Monday 12 November 2018

12:30 – 13:15

Basic financial tools you need before starting a mining project

• Importance of keeping record of your financial information
• Principals of lending (CAMPARI)
• The value of: A balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement

Presented by:
Nahashon Maina, Regional Credit Coach, Stanbic Bank (Kenya) Ltd, Kenya

Q&A Category ICON
Finance

13:20 – 14:05

Fundamental Kenyan legal requirements the mining entrants need to know

• Your toolkit to start a business in Kenya
• Procedure for registering a company
• Steps to obtaining a mineral licence

Presented by:
Wairimu Karanja, Director, EnVantage Law, Kenya

Q&A Category ICON
Legal/Law

14:10 – 14:55

Up-to-date weather intelligence specific to onsite safety and disaster prevention

• How to collect accurate data to input into your system
• Preventing onsite disasters using smart weather forecasting devices
• Working with more clarity

Presented by:
Collin Morris, Sub Sahara Manager, Africa Weather, South Africa

Q&A Category: ICON
Weather

15:00 – 15:45

Understanding the grades of gemstones

• The Four Cs” of gem grading: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat
• What is windowing?
• Grading system: A, AA AA+ and AAA

Presented by:
Marvin Wambua, Owner and Gemmologist. Amor Gems Ltd, Kenya

Q&A Category ICON
Gemstones

16:30

End of Day 1 Workshops

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DAY 2: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

10:30 – 11:15

Attention to employee physical and psychological balance and wellbeing:

• How to prevent miners mental and psychological shortfalls
• Tips on how to support your teams wellbeing
• How miners can listen to their own body and mind to treat in balance

Presented by:
Selina Kemama, Managing Director, Independent Counselling and Advisory Services (ICAS), Kenya

Q&A Category: Icon
Wellbeing

11:20 – 12:05

Up-to-date weather intelligence specific to onsite safety and disaster prevention
(REPEATED SESSION)

• How to collect accurate data to input into your system
• Preventing onsite disasters using smart weather forecasting devices
• Working with more clarity

Presented by:
Collin Morris, Sub Sahara Manager, Africa Weather, South Africa

Q&A Category: ICON
Weather

12:10 – 12:55

Complementing your mining operations using alternative mapping technology

• How to better understand berm height monitoring and what is Lidar?
• How capturing quick data to attend to berms that are outside the specs
required for standard mining operations?
• Why mining technical teams need to ensure correct berm height through feedback of pit supervisors
and control rooms?

Presented by:
Matthew Bester, Regional General Manager, GeoSlam, , South Africa

Q&A Category: ICON
Technical Mapping

13:00 – 13:45

Basic financial tools you need before starting a mining project
(REPEATED SESSION)

• Importance of keeping record of your financial information
• Principals of lending (CAMPARI)
• The value of: A balance sheet, Income statement and cash flow statement

Presented by:
Nahashon Maina, Regional Credit Coach, Stanbic Bank (Kenya) Ltd, Kenya

Q&A Category  ICON
Finance

13:50 – 14:35

Fundamental Kenyan legal requirements the mining entrants need to know
(REPEATED SESSION)

• Your toolkit to start a business in Kenya
• Procedure for registering a company
• Steps to obtaining a mineral licence

Presented by:
Wairimu Karanja, Director, EnVantage Law, Kenya

Q&A Category ICON
Law

14:40 – 15:25

Understanding the grades of gemstones
(REPEATED SESSION)

• The Four Cs” of gem grading: Colour, Clarity, Cut and Carat
• What is windowing?
• Grading system: A, AA AA+ and AAA

Presented by:
Marvin Wambua, Owner and Gemmologist. Amor Gems Ltd, Kenya

Q&A Category ICON
Gems

15:30 End of Day 2 Workshops

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