The company initiated a series of changes to the 2017 event to bring Mining Indaba back to its roots, and to meet the changing needs of the mining industry. “For 2018, we’ll be further enhancing networking and deal-making platforms,” says Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose.
The investor programme offers investors one-on-one meetings with mining CEOs and management teams.
The event is free to attend for qualified, buy-side investors, which means that the investors who attend the event have capital ready to invest in projects,” says Grose.
By doing, the 2017 event saw 71% more investors attend – a number that is tipped to exceed 350 investors in 2018.
In addition, 60 emerging mining companies from across Africa will be found at the new Junior Mining Showcase, a partnership with leading global brokers.
In the spirit of true engagement, Mining Indaba is also pleased to be hosting an Intergovernmental Summit as part of the 2018 programme. It will set the scene for African countries to learn from each other and develop best-practice models.
Projected attendance is currently estimated to be over 220 mining companies, including 160 plus junior mines.
The 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba will take place from 5- 8 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.