The DRC remains an exciting mining investment option. Hundreds of experts, local operators, government representatives and service providers to the industry will once again gather at the upcoming iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba from 15-16 October in Kinshasa followed by Katanga Mining Week in Lubumbashi from 20-21 October.

We feature an exciting series of interviews with speakers and partners who share their views on the current challenges to the country’s mining sector, their vision for the industry and what their message will be at the event.

Read the latest expert interviews listed below:

louisExclusive Interview with Mr. Louis Watum, Managing Director, Ivanhoe Mines DRC

“This is the best time to invest and seek to improve our respective operational efficiencies to remain competitive”

AttatyExclusive interview with Attaty Kodjo, Underwriter, African Trade Insurance Agency

“ATI has a large program supporting clean energy projects thanks in large part to an initiative that is sponsored by the European Investment Bank”


Exclusive interview with Charles Carron Brown, COO of Tiger Resources.

“I am very pleased by the commitment from mining companies to maintain the same level of production than last year”


Simon Tuma WakuInterview with Mr Simon Tuma Waku, Vice President of the Federation of Enterprises of Congo “CEE”, in charge of the mining sector.

“We are rolling out an energy efficiency project in Katanga that is showing great success and making significant savings”

LAUREExclusive interview with Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer in the Political Affairs Division of MONUSCO, and speaker at the upcoming iPAD DRC in Kinshasa in October.

“Peace and Security are key pre-requisites for a sustainable economic development. Over years, the peacekeeping mission’s presence has significantly contributed to the country’s economic recovery.”