Vice President to open the Mining Summit

In June 2017, Afrocet Montgomery and IMAG in partnership with Deloitte Consulting and under the patronage of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria, is launching ConMin West Africa and the National Mining Summit in Abuja, Nigeria. The organisers are particularly excited to announce that the event will be opened on June 13th by His Excellency Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria.

The Vice President’s attendance signals the importance of the event in the eyes of the government and the incremental part it is playing in helping support Nigeria’s mineral development. The platform is aimed at attracting national and international stakeholders and investors into the West African region, as a key step to rebuilding market confidence and improving foreign and local investment into the sector.

Both exhibition and summit are taking fantastic shape with growing interest from national and international stakeholders in the potential of Nigeria’s mining sector.

In February the organisers travelled down to the Mining Indaba in Cape Town where advanced discussions were taking place with the involvement of the South African government’s participation in the event. With Nigeria and South Africa having concluded an agreement on mining sector cooperation, this will be a welcome addition to the show.

Furthermore, South Africa is the biggest mining centre in Africa, as such this agreement means Nigeria will benefit from advice on geology, regulatory framework and licensing and mineral processing; a further sign to investors that the country is taking the promotion of mining seriously.

The agenda has been devised to cover all pertinent topics, allowing for private sector participants to air their concerns; questions and suggestions in an environment where all key policymakers will be present. This will allow for the Summit to provide an unparalleled opportunity for the facilitation of practical negotiations and discussions.

We will be hearing from the CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr Oscar N. Onyema OON along with experts
from other top financial institutions such as First City Monument Bank and the Africa Finance Corporation as well as key figures from other West African Governments and Deloitte Consulting.

The Exhibition is attracting attention from across the supply chain; exhibitors will include equipment providers; geological and geotechnical companies; law firms; political risk firms and machinery suppliers. As such, both the National Mining Summit 2017 and ConMin West Africa provides an ideal platform for investors, miners, government officials and service providers riding this wave of renewed confidence and optimism to forge new business opportunities and partnerships.

For more information interested parties are urged to visit www.conminwestafrica.com
Jamie Pearson
Jamie.pearson@montex.co.uk
+44 207 806 3046

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