Investing In African Mining Indaba

Frequently Asked Questions

The Event




The Event

When does the conference officially begin and end?
The 2019 Mining Indaba will run from 4-7 February.

Where is the conference being held?
The event will be held in Cape Town, South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) located at: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town 8001, South Africa. Learn more about the venue.

What is the focus of this conference?
Investing in African Mining Indaba is a professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Africa.

Who attends Investing in African Mining Indaba?
This year’s Investing In African Mining Indaba is expected to gather thousands of delegates representing nearly 2,100 international companies. They will interact with 400 sponsors and an anticipated 45 African and Non-African government delegations. The participants will represent nearly all the critical players in the African mining value chain. Investors, mining corporates, government ministers, international press, and other industry stakeholders should not miss this opportunity to network with the global mining industry.

Who are the sponsors?
The world’s major mineral producers, developers and explorers are all represented. Also available for networking and deal-making are the world’s leading banks, insurance companies, law firms, engineering, procurement and logistics operations. Many African governments and regional and international agencies participate to make Mining Indaba a well-rounded event that produces profitable results. Visit our sponsor and exhibitor section for a full listing of participants.

How do I see who is exhibiting? Is there a floor plan?
The floor plan can be found here and will be updated as new sponsors are added .

How can I rent a meeting room?
There are a limited number of meeting rooms available to sponsoring companies. To enquire about meeting room availabilty or to become a sponsor please contact Fred Noce at or by phone at (US) +1 619 656 9263

Who is speaking at the conference?
This event will offer a variety of informational presentations from top global economists, industry analysts and mining management. Please view the conference schedule for full details.

Where can I get the conference programme/agenda?
The programme and schedule are continuously updated on the website. A full hard copy will be distributed at the event with your registration materials.

How do I access the Mining Indaba Business Matchmaking Programme?
Details on the Business Matchmaking Programme will be made available closer to the event. Important notes:
  • Registration fees must be paid in full before access to the matchmaking programme is received.
  • The matchmaking programme is not available to Students, Sustainable Development or Young Leaders Career Development Programme delegates.

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How do I register for the 2019 Mining Indaba?
Delegate registrations are completed online – Register Now

Registration notes:
  • Each attendee must be fully registered with their own badge – badges cannot be shared. Falsified badges and/or sharing or swapping badges are a violation of the terms and conditions.
  • You are required to use an individual email address for each delegate, if you are registering on behalf of someone else, please add the details of the person attending, you will have the option within the registration to provide an alternative email if you would like to be copied to any registration communications.
  • Registrations must be completed in one session.
  • A registration confirmation page and email will be sent to confirm you have completed your registration correctly.
  • Government and Student registration is not available online. Please see eligibility criteria for registration.

When does registration close?
Pre-event registration closes on 31 January 2019. After this date you will be required to register on-site at the event registration desks. We recommend you pre-register so you are able to take advantage of any applicable early bird fees and also have prior access to the matchmaking programme, it will also be quicker for you to collect your badge at the registration desks. Important note: the option to choose to pay by bank transfer is not available after 14 January 2019.

How do I know what delegate category to register for?
Please refer to delegate descriptions here before registering.

Can I purchase day-passes or limited access passes such as for the exhibit only?
No. We only offer full conference/event registrations.

How much does it cost to attend the event?
All prices are available upon the fee schedule.

If I registered early and I pay later do I still get the early bird rate?
Registration fees are required to be paid in full within 28 days on receipt of invoice (14 days if invoice is requested after 1st January 2019). If payment is not made the registration will be cancelled and you will be required to re-register at the current rate.

How can I pay for my registration (pre-event)?
Payment can be made by credit / debit card or bank transfer. 
  • Credit / Debit Card - we accept payments with AMEX, MASTERCARD and VISA (Drawn in GBP).
If you experience problems using your card, please select the ‘Invoice’ option to complete your registration and call International Telephone: +44 (0)20 3855 9557 with your reference number so that we can assist you with your payment.
  • Bank Transfer – payments by bank transfer must be received within the fee schedule period that the registration was completed. The applicable fee increase will be applied and invoiced if payment is not received within the stated tier of the fee schedule.
Important notes:
  • The option to pay by bank transfer will be available until 14 January 2019. After this date payment will be accepted by credit / debit card only until pre-event registration closes on the 30 January 2019.
  • All outstanding fees must be paid in full before a badge is printed and entrance to the event is permitted.
Will I receive an invoice for my registration?
An invoice will be sent by email within 24 business hours of completing your registration for all payment methods. Please ensure you include a VAT number when completing billing details if this required on your invoice. Please note that we are unable to provide pro-forma invoices.

Why does Mining Indaba charge South African VAT if it is not a South African corporation?
Mining Indaba® is not a South African corporation, however, SARS is very clear on the fact that VAT is destination based, which means that the consumption of goods and services in South Africa is taxed. VAT is therefore paid on the supply of goods or services in South Africa as well as on the importation of goods or services into South Africa. As a result, Mining Indaba is eligible primarily based on the fact that the services provided are consumed in South Africa regardless of our resident status. We are then mandated by law to assess VAT on all services that will be consumed within South Africa (regardless of our customer’s country of origin).

Can I register a group of delegates?
You are able to register multiple delegates (as a group) at the same time by choosing to add an attendee in the registration - If you require separate invoices for each delegate or a specific delegate group, please complete a separate registration for each delegate / delegate group. Please be advised if you would like to pay for your Mining Indaba pass by invoice, registration will open on Monday 3rd September 2018.

Where can I find my Delegate ID Number?
Your delegate ID number can be found on your registration confirmation email. Please email if you have not received this.

How do I make amendments to my registration?
Email amendment requests to, please include your full name and delegate ID number.

What is your cancellation policy?
Full refunds (less the Processing Charge) are available until 30 August 2018 Refunds, less 20% in liquidated damages, are available until 29 November 2018 After 29 November 2018 NO refunds will be granted.

Please refer to Registration Terms & Conditions.To submit your cancellation request, please email notice of your cancellation to or send written correspondence to the following address:

Mining Indaba®
The Studios
2 Kingdom Street
W2 6JG

Can I send someone in my place, if I am unable to attend?
Yes, substitutions may be made at no additional cost. Until registration closes on 30 January 2019 delegates can be substituted by contacting customer services providing the original delegates full name and delegate ID number along with the following details of the substitute delegate:
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email address (this must be the email address of the attendee)
  • Alternative email address (if applicable)
  • Company name
  • Position
  • Telephone number
  • Mobile number (this is required to access the Business Matchmaking Programme)
Important notes:
  • After 30 January 2019 substitutions can only be completed at the on-site registration desks.The replacement delegate is required provide a business card and proper documentation (a letter on company letterhead showing the name of the original delegate and authorising the person who is attending in his or her place).
  • Any outstanding balance and payment terms for the registration will become applicable to the substitute delegate.
  • If the badge for the original delegate has been collected an on-site substitution cannot be completed and a new pass must be purchased.
  • Investor Delegates cannot be substituted as all potential investor delegates must be approved through the Investor Programme accreditation process.


When does on-site registration open?
Sunday, 3 February: 10:00 - 17:00
Monday, 4 February: 7:00 - 17:00
Tuesday, 5 February: 8:00 - 17:00
Wednesday, 6 February: 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday, 7 February: 8:30 - 12:00

How do I collect my badge?
Badge collection information will be emailed late January 2019, this will be sent to the attendee and alternative email address provided at registration. Present your badge collection email (printed or on your mobile device) at the appropriate registration desk (as detailed in your email) for your badge to be printed.

What identification do I need to bring with me to collect my badge?

In order to collect your badge you must have government issued photo identification. Business cards are not an acceptable form of ID.

Can someone else pick up my credentials?
This service is only available to event sponsors who have arranged a Bulk Badge Pick Up. Please contact the team at for more information.

Can I register at the event?
We recommend that you pre-register so you are able to take advantage of any applicable early bird fees and also have prior access to the matchmaking programme, it will also be quicker for you to collect your badge at the registration desks. However, you are able to register at the on-site registration desks for an Individual: Non-Investor, Sponsor, Government and Student delegate pass - please refer to the Fee Schedule for on-site delegate rates.

How can I pay for my badge at the event?

Payment can be made by credit / debit card or cash. Credit / Debit Card – will be accepted with AMEX, MASTERCARD and VISA (Drawn in GBP) OR Cash – will be accepted in GBP, Rand and USD (equivalent to the GBP fee rate). All outstanding fees must be paid in full before a badge is printed and entrance to the event is permitted.

What happens if I lose my badge when I am at the event?

Please be advised that if your badge is lost, misplaced, stolen or left in the hotel room a replacement badge will not be issued without the purchase of a new badge at the current on-site delegate rate. This policy is intended to protect the integrity of the conference by insuring that all delegates are treated equally, minimizing the degree of on-site fraud and maximizing on-site security.


Can you help with travel & accommodation?
Please visit our accommodations page for full details.

Do I need a visa?
Please visit this site to find complete information on Visa requirements: South Africa Visa Requirements

My SA Consulate says I need a letter from the organisers. Can you supply one?
Yes. Please send an email requesting your visa support letter to Please include the name of the delegate as well as the registration number.


Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
  • For general registration enquiries, send an email to
  • For invoice or payment enquiries, send an email to
  • International Telephone: +44 (0)20 3855 9557
  • Customer Service Hours of Operations: Monday – Friday, 09:30 - 17:30 (GMT)

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