2017 Programme


This interactive, market led programme brings together leading figures from the mining investment community, the world's top mining houses and African government ministries to share insights into how the mining sector can drive investments and capitalise on the opportunities available to Africa's mining industry. 

Mining Indaba Sessions

  • Bulls vs Bears: Is the mining sector bouncing back?
  • Ensuring the exploration pipeline continues: How can investment into greenfield projects be encouraged and existing operations be successfully expanded?
  • Panel: Battery metals: Examining supply and demand trends behind Manganese, Graphite and Cobalt
  • Panel: Switching back to growth mode with different forms of financing – Examining how to secure successful streaming deals, offtake agreements and other financing arrangements
  • Gold market fundamentals: Understanding Chinese demand and global economic pressures
  • Panel: Above ground platinum and palladium stocks, examining estimates and deciding what's right
  • Panel: Using innovation to make your mine more attractive to the investment community and assessing to what extent it is appealing to investors
  • Financing infrastructure and projects through partnerships with SOEs.
  • Panel: Gold ETFs, to what extent is their growth sustainable and what does this mean for gold mining and exploration?
  • Panel: PGMs and demand: Examining the impact of EVs and recycling, where are the long term opportunities for growth?
  • Growth through self-funded cash flow
  • Panel: Coal in Emerging markets: To what extent will India continue to take up the slack left by China?
  • Panel: Iron ore supply and demand: When and where should you invest to make a profit?


  • Networking Roundtables: Artisanal and small scale mining Financial and benefit optimisation, Water management, Tailings management, Social licence to operate, Socioeconomic benefit optimization, Post mining transition
  • Country case studies covering [need list of countries]
  • Speed Networking: Gold, PGMs, Battery Metals, Minor Metals, Phosphates, Diamonds,
  • Corporate Mining Presentations
  • Special Information Sessions
  • Non-African Government Presentations
  • Mining Thought Leadership Presentations
  • Sustainable Development Day
  • Young Leaders Career Development

Investment Discovery Forum (by invitation only)

  • Keynote: Beyond gold, Investing in anticipation of a recovery in broad commodities markets
  • Panel – Assessing Alternative Forms of Funding Outside of Public Equity: Forecasting Investment Trends
  • Panel: Investment Opportunities In Battery Metals from a Mining Company and Investor Standpoint (Cobalt, Manganese, Nickel)
  • What does the cheap commodity prices mean for companies and investors in 2017?
  • Panel – Investors: Forecast of opportunities and challenges for the mining industry
  • Panel – What Commodities are Getting Investors Excited and What Will 2017 Bring for the Mining Industry?
  • Fireside Chat: Debating the Outlook on Investments from the Majors Point of View
  • Panel – Fireside Chat: Debating the Outlook on Investments from the Majors Point of View
  • Close Look at Diamonds Projects and New Developments for 2017
  • Plus:

    • Investor Hosted Roundtables: Networking discussions between investors and mining companies that focus on current topics and events
    • Corporate Mining Presentations
    • IDF Networking Reception in the VIP Investor Lounge

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