Mining heavyweights head for Indaba

National mining ministers and government leaders will attend the annual mining event.

National mining ministers and government leaders will attend the annual event.

JOHANNESBURG - Delegates at this year's Mining Indaba will include national mining ministers, government leaders and professionals from over 1,000 international mining exploration and services companies with vested interests in the African mining value chain.

The annual event will be held at the Cape Town International Centre from 3 to 6 February. It is aimed at people interested in a global perspective on African mining and those who wish to build and accumulate international business relationships.

Keynote speakers will conduct panel discussions and offer talks on the global mining sector.

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett will share Australia's mining investment model and how African mining can benefit from lessons learned around the globe.

Barnett will discuss the creation of win-win mining scenarios and how investors, mining companies and governments can build sustainable mining models.

Global head of mining at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Tom Butler will talk about investment activities in the mining sector. He will focus mainly on the exploration and development of mining and how partnerships are the way forward.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, co-founder and chief executive of Eleni LLC, will tackle the promise of Africa as an emerging global investment destination and what it will take to capture this potential in terms of perceptions, public sector, people, and policies.

Sipho Nkosi, CEO of Exxaro Resources, will hold a panel discussion with the CEOs who have invested the most in the mining sectors success and about the future of South African mining.

Top mining CEOs and visionaries will give their thoughts on why South African mining still represents some of the best opportunities in the sector.

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