— David McKay (@davidaamckay) February 6, 2013
There has been strong interest from India and China to have a bigger role and greater participation at the 2012 Mining Indaba, which takes place in Cape Town next month.
In an interview with BusinessLIVE, Maria Palombini, Director of Marketing for the Investing in African Mining Indaba, said with more than 6,500 delegates expected to attend this year’s event, it is set to be the biggest yet.
The Investing in Asian Mining Indaba will be launched at the 18th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town in February.
Similar to the South African event, the Asian version will be targeted at the most influential stakeholders – financiers, investors, mining professionals, government delegations – vested in the acceleration of Asian mining.
February 6-9, 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
Mining Indaba attracts mining analysts, fund managers, investment specialists and financiers from around the world. Corporate presentations on the newest and most successful projects provide the foundation for institutional portfolio growth and asset diversification. Government and agency presentations update policies and incentives for potential partners. Attendance is limited to professional investors and industry. Speakers are by invitation and include top global economists, industry analysts and mining management.
The African Mining Indaba is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers vested in African mining. Each year the event is well-attended, with more than 4,000 individuals representing more than 800 international companies and approximately 40 government and quasi-government delegations.