iPAD DRC to gather mining stakeholders in Kinshasa again this month

Ivanhoe Mines, Tiger Resources and Tenke Fungurume are just some of the leading names in mining that have been nominated for the DRC Mining Industry Awards which will be announced at the gala dinner ceremony during iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba on 15 October in Kinshasa. The awards will take place for the second time and celebrate the top people and projects in the sector.

Mining community embraces awards
“The mining community has embraced the DRC Mining Industry Awards”, says Nicole Smith, event director of iPAD DRC. “When we launched the awards last year the industry responded with such enthusiasm that it was a tremendous success. And looking at the impressive list of finalists, this year’s gala dinner will set the bar even higher. We look forward to celebrating mining’s best!”

She continues: “this year’s awards boast new and exciting features, including the new category, namely Mining Woman of the Year, and we are so proud of the four pioneering ladies in the industry that have made the short list. We also have an impressive list of new, leading industry experts on the judging panel. Bonne chance to everyone!”

The DRC Mining Industry Awards finalists per category are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Arnold Kondrat, FONDATEUR & Executive Vice-President, Banro Corporation
  • David Edwards, Geology Manager, Kamoa Copper Project, Ivanhoe Mines
  • Gustave Nzeng, Chairman, Kamoto Copper Company
  • Guy Nzuru, General Manager, Ivanhoe Mines
  • Jean Felix Mupande, Directeur Général, Cadastre Minier
  • Jean-Jacques Kayembe, Ingénieur Civil & Expert Technique Responsible, ITIE-RDC
  • Louis Watum, Executive Director, Ivanhoe Mines
  • Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources
  • Paul Mabolia Yenga, Co-ordinator, Promines
  • Simon Tuma-Waku, Vice President, Federation of Congolese Enterprises

Best Performer in Environmental Management

  • Banro Corporation
  • Ivanhoe Mines
  • MMG Limited
  • Randgold Resources
  • Tenke Fungurume Mining
  • Tiger Resources Limited

Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Ivanhoe Mines
  • Katanga Mining Limited
  • Randgold Resources
  • Tenke Fungurume Mining

Best Performer in Social Investment

  • Banro Corporation
  • Fleurette
  • Ivanhoe Mines
  • Kamoto Copper Company
  • MMG Kinsevere
  • Randgold Resources
  • Tenke Fungurume Mining
  • Tiger Resources Limited

Mining Woman of the Year 

  • Kaleba H. Ngoie-Kasongo, Executive Director, Hear Congo
  • Lily Tyson, Director: Government Relations and Corporate Affairs, Ivanhoe Mines
  • Marie Chantal Kaninda, Chief Advisor External Affairs Africa, Rio Tinto
  • Soraya Aziz Souleymane, Deputy Director, The Carter Centre

Mining Company of the Year

    • Ivanhoe Mines
    • Kamoto Copper Company
    • MMG Limited
    • Mutanda Mining SARL
    • Randgold Resources
    • Regal Resources Limited
    • Sicomines SARL
    • Tenke Fungurume Mining

The judges for this year’s awards include:

– Elise Vigier, Technical Advisor, GIZ
– Jean Felix Mupande, General Director, Cadastre Minier
– Laura Cornish, Editor, Mining Review Africa
– Valery Mukasa, Director of the Ministry of Mines Office, Ministry of Mines
– Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, MONUSCO
– Jean Jacques Kayembe, Ingénieur Civil & Expert Technique Responsable, ITIE-RDC
– Paul Yenga Mabolia, Co-ordinator, Promines
– Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI
– Marcel Mubenga, Editor, N Resources
– Georges Bokondu, Manager, SARW

Impressive industry support

The DRC’s Chamber of Mines has given its full support to the initiative while the leading mining publication and portal, Mining Review Africa, is the official media partner for the DRC Mining Industry Awards. Other award partners include: Ernst & Young as verification partner, CAT Tractafric Equipment as awards sponsors and an impressive list of VIPs are expected to attend again.

The DRC’s Ministry of Mines is an official supporter of the 11th edition of iPAD DRC and the event has already secured impressive industry support through the diamond sponsorship of Ivanhoe Mines as well as Banro Corporation, Engen and Tenke Fungurume Mining as platinum sponsors and Tiger Resources Limited and Aggreko as gold sponsors.
iPAD DRC Mining and Infrastructure Indaba is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

iPAD DRC Mining and Infrastructure Indaba dates and location:

Industry Awards: 15 October 2015
Location: Beatrice Hotel, Kinshasa
Conference and exhibition: 15-16 October 2015

Location: Fleuve Congo Hotel, 119 Boulevard Tshatshi, Kinshasa Gombe, DRC
Websites: https://www.ipad-drc.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iPAD_DRC
LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/iPAD-DRC-Mining-infrastructure-Indaba-4922851/about

Media contact:
Communications manager: Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
Mobile: +27 82 562 7844
Email: annemarie.roodbol@spintelligent.com