JOHANNESBURG: MORE than 1 000 participants are expected at the upcoming Katanga Mining Week scheduled for the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The conference and exhibition is slated for October 28-29. “Not only are we gathering the key investors and mining companies of the DRC.
“We also attract companies and investors from South Africa, Zambia, Congo Brazzaville and France, participating in the increasing globalisation of the region,” said event director, Nicole Smith.
Cutting edge technology and practical workshops for the mining industry will be the main focus of the event.
“For the past five years, the Katanga Mining Week has been the only international event for mining operations in DRC’s copper sector that concentrates on the strategic and technical mining operations specifically for the Copperbelt region.”
She said the Katanga Mining Week had earned the support and loyalty of the industry because organizers made sure that it stayed relevant.
“The incredible growth of our event shows that it has become a crucial annual meeting for all the mining operators, services, technologies and equipment providers, looking forward to integrate the Copperbelt and meet with existing clients and prospective partners,” Smith said.
The DRC’s Ministry of Mines is an official supporter of this year’s event again and so far Katanga Mining Week has also already secured impressive industry support through the diamond sponsorship by Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) as well as Engen, MMG, Tenke Fungurume Mining and Tiger Resources Limited, as platinum sponsors.
Prior to the Katanga Mining Week, the tenth edition of the iPAD DRC Mining & Infrastructure Indaba takes place in Kinshasa from October 22-23.
Both events are organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY