Investing In African Mining Indaba

Since Mining Indaba was acquired by Euromoney is has continued to undergo significant changes and investment to take it back to a focused deal making forum while supporting the needs of the rest of Africa's mining industry.

To make this happen, the content was segmented in 2018 to better support the individual groups that attend Indaba, ensuring there are meeting places for all sections of the industry under one roof with a specific focus on the junior mining community.

You may ask, why is Indaba doing this? It's simple. We believe that if mining projects get financed, the rest of the industry does well. Not only the mining companies and service providers, but Africa itself.

What changed in 2018?

  • A focus on junior miners saw the launch of the Junior Mining Forum, with it grouped around commodities, showcasing the best investment opportunities in an efficient format in a restricted access area.

  • Junior Miners that exhibited were able to bring technical delegates for free* leaving more time for their CEOs to meet with shareholders (while giving service providers the chance to meet with COOs and Heads of Technical amongst many other job titles!)

  • An enhanced networking programme included Investor Drinks on the Tuesday meaning more opportunities for mining companies and investors to meet throughout the week.

  • The Mining 2050 innovation focused section of the event meant that COOs, Project Directors and Chief Innovation Officers could explore the best strategy for taking their mining operations to the next level

  • The expanded Investment Battlefield - our Dragons Den or Shark Tank style competition - returned, bigger and better, to support Junior Miners below a $50 million market cap - 21 companies pitched over the week for prizes!

  • The Intergovernmental Forum replaced the African Mining Ministerial Forum in 2018 to ensure that African governments can have improved interaction with governments from outside of Africa, alongside mining companies.