Investing In African Mining Indaba
 

The Battlefield is returning

Identifying the best emerging mining companies for investors and supporting the development of new projects is a critical part of Mining Indaba. The 2017 Investment Battlefield competition took this one step further. Over a one day session, 16 junior mining companies pitched their projects on stage to a panel of investor judges, who provided live feedback with one winner (Consolidated Nickel Mines) and a runner up (Sula Iron and Gold).

In 2018 the Investment Battlefield comes back, bigger and better, with 24 junior mining companies pitching over the three days of Mining Indaba.

The Structure of the Investment Battlefield

  • 24 companies pitching their projects for 5 minutes each with 5 minutes of live feedback from the judges
  • 16 judges over the 3 days
  • Commodity focused categories eg precious metals, energy and bulk metals with 4 companies pitching in each
  • Sections for developers and explorers to ensure competing projects are balanced
  • The final on the main stage on the Wednesday of Mining Indaba with an all-star judging panel

The Prizes

The winner receives:
  • A free exhibition stand at Mining Indaba 2019
  • A free 10 minute speaking slot at Mining Indaba 2019
  • Promotion in the post event report as the winner of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2018.
  • Three free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2019
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2019 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Free hotel accommodation for one member of their team for 3 nights at the conference
The runner up receives:
  • Promotion in the post event report as the runner up of the Investment Battlefield. This includes a half page write up as the second hottest emerging mining investment opportunity in 2019
  • Access to our investor relations concierge service for their 2019 meeting schedule at Mining Indaba, confirming a number of investor meetings for your business
  • Two free passes to attend Mining Indaba 2019

The Criteria

To qualify, companies taking part in the Investment Battlefield must be a junior mining company. Mining Indaba defines a junior mining company as a relatively new business which is currently developing 1 or 2 projects. The criteria are as follows:
  • A mining company with a project or operations in Africa
  • Have a market cap below $50 million

How to Enter

To enter there are two options, the first gives you a higher chance of getting selected.

Option 1: Sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor for the Junior Mining Showcase and get your application in now. 12 slots are available for companies who are exhibitors or sponsors. Taking this option means you are up against significantly fewer companies than option 2 and have a higher chance of qualifying.

Option 2: Apply in the general application pool at the end of October alongside other applicants, for which there are also 12 slots available. In this pool you will be up against 100s of other companies.

How will the winner be chosen?

The Mining Indaba team will use their Investor Relations team's expertise to select the best companies for each of these application stages based on the needs of the investors attending the event.

At the event, each decision will be made by the judges in their category. The final winner and runner-up will be chosen by the panel on the main stage on the Wednesday of Mining Indaba.

We look forward to welcoming you as a participant in the Investment Battlefield so apply now!

Don't meet the criteria? Come and join the Investment Battlefield and watch it happen, it's going to be the most exciting part of the event!


INVESTMENT BATTLEFIELD 2017 WINNERS!

Identifying the best emerging mining companies for investors and supporting the development of new projects is a critical part of Mining Indaba. The 2017 Investment Battlefield competition took this one step further. Over a one day session, 16 mining companies pitched their projects on stage to a panel investor judges, who provided live feedback.

FIRST PLACE WINNER: Consolidated Nickel Mines

Consolidated Nickel Mines

CEO Simon Purkiss accepts the first place award.

Consolidated Nickel Mines Ltd (CNM) is an operating subsidiary of Consolidated Mining and Investments Ltd (CMI). CNM is the nickel focused development vehicle that is restarting the Munali Nickel mine in Southern Zambia. CNM will carry out geological exploration in the vicinity to capitalise on the investment into the geological understanding and capital plant it controls in Zambia.

Learn more at http://www.cnmplc.co.uk/

Runner Up: Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold

CEO Roger Murphy accepts the runner up award.

Sula Iron & Gold

Sula Iron & Gold plc is an AIM-Listed multi-commodity exploration company focused on Sierra Leone exploring for gold, iron ore and coltan. Our current objective is to explore and advance our 153 sq. km Ferensola Project in Northern Sierra Leone, which is highly prospective for gold, iron and coltan.

Learn more at http://www.sulaironandgold.com/

Interested in participating as a pitching company or judge in 2018? Please contact Harry Chapman at harry.chapman@miningindaba.com

2017 Investment Battlefield Competitors

Allied African Andiamo Australian Vanadium Bannerman
Consolidated Nickel Mines DNI Energizer Resources Georesources Exploration
Insa Coal Holdings IPC Coal Kore Potash Lake Victoria
Lerama Resources Mustang Resources Premier African Minerals Sula Iron & Gold


2017 Investment Battlefield Judges

Willem Middlekoop
Co-Founder
Commodity Discovery Fund

David Twist
Partner
African Minerals Exploration and Development

Hanre Rossouw
Portfolio Manager and Head of Resources - Frontier and Emerging Market
Investec Asset Management

Anthony Milewski
Vice President
Pala Investments

Georges Lequime
Investment Advisor
Earth Resources Investment Group

Johann Bester
Project Manager, IPPs
Thebe Investments

Joanne Warner
Head of Global Resources
Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Randy Smallwood
President and CEO
Silver Wheaton

Peter Major
Head of Mining
Cadiz Corporate Solutions

Jeremy Wrathall
Head - Global Natural Resources - London
Investec

Edward Otto
Vice President, Investments
Appian Capital