Nigeria Mining Week, the flagship mining conference and expo in West Africa, will return to Abuja from 15 – 17 October 2018 following its tremendous success in 2017.
“The event was a landmark achievement and encouragement for the mining sector” is how the president of the Miners Association of Nigeria, Alh. Sani Shehu, described the second edition of Nigeria Mining Week.
This article first appeared in Mining Review Africa Issue 3 2018
“The participation of about 14 nations is an illustration of the desire of global players, and service/technology providers to go beyond their shores and tap into the minerals-rich soil of the country,” he adds.
Enhancing “Brand Nigeria”
At last year’s event Mines and Steel Development Minister Dr Kayode Fayemi said during his opening keynote address that according to a recently released World Risk Report, the country had made remarkable improvements in both hard risk and perceived risk factors, stating: “the Nigerian Mining Jurisdiction is now considered to have a better investment risk profile than Russia, China, India and several other leading jurisdictions.
The country is now ‘perceived’ to have a better investment risk profile than New York!”
The event will receive again the strategic support from the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, the Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) and PwC.
Cyril Azobu, advisory partner and mining leader at PwC Nigeria states: “Any individual or organisation interested in exploring the many opportunities Nigeria’s solid minerals sector presents should plan to be at Nigeria Mining Week 2018.”
Strategic platform for the mineral sector
Nigeria Mining Week offers a one-stop-shop to engage directly with policy makers, financiers and mining investors as well as to gain the most current information on geophysical data on the resources available to explore in Nigeria.
The third annual event will provide a platform to engage with over 700 small scale miners through the Miners Association of Nigeria, 10 Nigerian states displaying and promoting opportunities in small and medium scale mining and over 100 mining and exploration companies.
New features at this year’s Nigeria Mining Week include:
- Three-day conference focusing on strategic minerals
- Exclusive indoor and outdoor exhibition welcoming over 40 Nigerian and international suppliers
- Free-to-attend technical workshops targeted to small scale miners
- Online matchmaking platform to allow sponsors, exhibitors, delegates and speakers to connect prior to the event and schedule in advance their business meetings
- Matchmaking discussion round-tables on finance and investment
- Dragonsden: Enabling project financing by pitching mining business plans to a panel of selected financiers
Nigeria Mining Week is organised by the Miners Association of Nigeria in partnership with Spintelligent and PwC Nigeria.
Nigeria Mining Week dates and location:
Pre-conference: 15 October 2018
Conference: 16-17 October 2018
Site visit: 18 October 2018
Venue: Nigerian Air Force Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria