|To set the scene for the talks below, the keynote talk will be addressed by industry expert Paul Miller, Investment Banker for Mining & Metals at Nedbank Capital. The talk will be on the state of the industry and effect on exploration activities.
|Paul Miller originally joined Nedbank Capital in 1999 following 5 years as a management consultant in the South African logistics, mining and financial services sectors. He then spent the next 8 years advising clients on equity capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions and Black Economic Empowerment transactions. Paul left Nedbank Capital in 2007 when he was appointed the founding Managing Director of Keaton Energy, what was then a start-up coal exploration company. Over the next 5 years he took Keaton Energy through a listing and equity capital raising on the JSE, project financed and built a 2.4mtpa open-cast colliery and acquired and turned-around a distressed ultra-low seam anthracite colliery. Paul re-joined Nedbank Capital in January 2013 as a specialist Mining & Metals Investment Banker with responsibility for growing the bank’s business across all the bank products in South Africa and into the rest of Africa.
|The African Exploration showcase is an opportunity for updating all interested parties with some of the exciting projects and developments occurring throughout Africa in recent times. It is an ideal opportunity to learn more about deposits that would hopefully add significant mineral economic value in the continents pipeline. The audience includes prospectors, explorationists, consultants, miners, financiers as well as media and this is therefore a perfect opportunity to showcase exploration and mining projects in Africa. The programme will also include a panel discussion from some of the African exploration legends. The African Showcase will also supplement and continue the mood set at the International Geological Congress (IGC) in Cape Town in September 2016. The African Exploration Showcase will be held at Glenhove Conferencing on 11th November 2016.
Commodities from around the continent to be covered include: