iPAD DRC

16 – 18 October 2012

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Session 1.0: Opening session

Mapping a strategic path towards an industrialised Congo
Chairman: Prof. Evariste Mabi Mulumba, Senator, Head of the Ecofin Committee, DRC

14h30 – 14h35

Organiser’s welcome
Nicole L. Smith, Conference Director, iPAD DRC, Spintelligent, RSA

14h35 – 14h50

Opening address
Mazunga Kimbembe, Principal Advisor to the President in charge of Territory and Infrastructure Development, Presidency, DRC

14h50 – 15h10

Keynote address
H.E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister of Mines, DRC

15h10 – 15h30

Keynote sponsor presentation: MMG: a new company committed to supporting a vibrant Congo
Michael Nossal, Executive General Manager, Business Development, MMG, Australia

15h30 – 15h45

Building a world class gold mine in partnership with the DRC
Mark Bristow, Chief Executive Officer, Randgold Resources, UK

Presentation not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

15h45 – 16h00

Fast tracking development of a copper mine in the Congo – The Kipoi Project
Charles Carron Brown, Chief Operating Officer, Tiger Congo S.P.R.L, DRC

16h00 – 16h30

Questions and answers from the audience to keynote panel

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Session 2.1

Creating an enabling environment for mining investment in the DR Congo
Chairman: To be advised

09h00 – 09h20

Presentation on the national strategic economic programme for the improvement of the business climate
H.E. Celestin Vunabundi, Minister, Ministry of Planning, DRC

09h20 – 09h40

OHADA: What the mining sector needs to know
Roger Masamba, President, OHADA National Commission, DRC

09h40 – 10h00

Fiscal reforms: VAT – perspectives and impacts on the mining sector
Justin Kamwanya, Independant Mining Consultant, DRC

10h00 – 10h30

Making the mining sector more transparent: an EITI update
Prof. Jeremy Mack Dumba, Head, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, DRC

Session 2.2

Panel discussion
Moderator: Edmond Cibamba Diata, Senior Partner and CEO, Emery Mukendi Wafwana & Associates, DRC

11h00 – 12h30

The mining code – 2012 and beyond: an interactive discussion with the Ministry of Mines

Panellists:

  • Dieudonné Tambwe, Co-coordinator In Charge of Technical Issues, Technical Committee for Planning and Coordination (CTCPM), Ministry of Mines, DRC
  • Jean-Felix Mupande, Director General, Cadastre Minier
  • Paul Mabolia Yenga, Coordinator, Promines Project, DRC
  • Simon Tuma Waku, Vice President FEC in charge of the Mining Sector, Federation of Congolese Enterprises, DRC
Session 2.3

Panel discussion
Chairman: Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the DRC, Kinshasa

13h30 – 15h00

Spotlight on Eastern DRC

Panellists:

  • H.E. Julien Paluku Kyahonge, Governor, North Kivu Province, DRC
  • H.E. Pacal Tutu Salumu, Governor, Maniema Province, DRC*
  • John Nsana Kanyoni, Vice President, Committee of North Kivu Mines, Federation of Congolese Enterprises, DRC
  • Yves Bawa, Regional Director, Mines to Markets, PACT, USA
Session 2.4

The industrial potential of the Eastern DR Congo
Chairman: John Nsana Kanyoni, Committee of North Kivu Mines, Federation of Congolese Enterprises, DRC

15h30 – 15h50

Kibali Gold Mine – Changing the face of the Orientale Province
Louis Watum, Country Manager, Kibali Development Project, DRC

15h50 – 16h20

Opportunities in tin
Gaby Matshafu, Director General, Sakima, DRC

16h20 – 16h40

The Mongbwalu project, a long term investment for AGK in Ituri
Guy Robert Lukama, General Manager, AngloGold Ashanti, DRC

16h40 – 17h00

Regional power projects to aid industrialised mining sector in the East – Rusizi II project
Louis Kahindo Boya Bozene, Board Member, SNEL, DRC

Conference Program Day 3

Thursday 18 October 2012

Session 3.1

Mining sector and the role of developing communities
Chairman: Prof. Dona Kampata, Head of Technical Committee for Planning and Coordination (CTCPM), Ministry of Mines, DRC

09h00 – 09h30

The business case for mining and CSR
Lois Hooge, Independent Mining and Sustainable Development Consultant, Canada

10h00 – 10h30

Industrial mining and social development: the case of KCC
Gustave Nzeng, Chairman, Kamoto Copper Company, DRC

Session 3.2

Infrastructure requirement for mining operations – Electricity
Chairman: Raymond Kitandala, Senior Power Engineer, African Development Bank, DRC

11h20 – 11h40

The challenge of electricity supply to the mining sector
Eric Mbala Musanda, Administrateur Délégué General, SNEL, RDC

11h40 – 12h00

Update on the Inga 3 project
Vika di Panzu, Cabinet Director and President of the Inga 3 Steering Committee, Ministry of Energy, DRC

12h00 – 12h30

Public-Private Partnerships: Rehabilitation and reinforcement of the electricity system in order to provide 450MW to KCC and its partners
Spyros Giourgas, FRIPT Project Manager, EGMF, DRC

Session 3.3: Closing session

An expert round-up of the last two days and recommendations for 2013
Chairman: Paul Mabolia Yenga, Coordinator, Promines Project, DRC

14h00 – 14h45

An expert round-up of the last two days and recommendations for 2013

Panellists:

  • Prof. Evariste Mabi Mulumba, Senator, Head of the Ecofin Committee, DRC
  • Edmond Cibamba Diata, Senior Partner & CEO, Emery Mukendi Wafwana and Associates, DRC
  • Amb. Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to DRC, Kinshasa
  • John Nsana Kanyoni, Committee of North Kivu Mines, Federation of Congolese Enterprises, DRC
  • Prof. Dona Kampata, Head of Technical Committee for Planning and Coordination (CTCPM), Ministry of Mines, DRC
  • Raymond Kitandala, Senior Power Engineer, African Development Bank, DRC

14h45 – 15h00

Closing keynote address
H.E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister of Mines, DRC