The 4th iPAD Central Africa conference and exhibition is the ideal, face-to-face forum for mining stakeholders to gather accurate information. It is the only international business-to-business forum in the DRC focusing on investment in infrastructure, power and mining.  

A two-day exhibition of over forty local and international companies will showcase technologies and services from a variety of infrastructure verticals with a strong focus on mining.  The conference programme features the Minister of Mines, the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Planning with ample time allocated for direct networking.

The review by the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) of all its mining contracts with foreign and local companies will finish on 30 September, so be sure to find out more about this at iPAD Central Africa 2008.

The reconstruction and development of the DRC is not only a Congolese preoccupation, but also increasingly important for international investors. Germany recently invested 50 million Euros which will be spread over a period of three years, starting 2008 leading up to 2011. It will be allocated to the provinces of North- and South-Kivu, Maniema as well as Kinshasa to benefit the reconstruction of basic infrastructure.

Pre-conference Mining sector round table
This full day interactive forum, hosted by Mining Review Africa magazine and the Federation of Explorers and Extractors, will provide a unique environment of unparalleled access to mining industry decision-makers. H.E. Martin Kabwelulu, the Minister of Mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will open the round table sessions with a talk about new policies related to mining in the DRC.

Other topics to be discussed include:

  • The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative
  • Decentralisation
  • Artisanal vs. industrial mining
  • Social and environmental issues
  • Investment and the fiscal issues affecting those operating in the sector.

The round table session offers supreme industry-related networking that any organisation active in the DRC’s mining sector, or wishing to enter this market, cannot afford to miss.  

VISIT THE INGA SITE WITH THE DRC MINISTRY OF ENERGY
The visit forms part of the Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Central Africa conference and exhibition that takes place in Kinshasa, DRC from 7-9 October 2008.  This is an ideal opportunity for mining sector professionals to engage directly with DRC Government and utility officials about the ongoing maintenance and developments of Inga III and Grand Inga, which, if realized, can generate enough power for the whole African continent. iPAD Central Africa conference delegates can attend this visit for a booking fee of €500 – only a limited number of people can be accommodated.  

Please contact Jimina Schmidt on jimina.schmidt@spintelligent.com to register or visit https://www.ipad-africa.com.
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