DRC Mining Week 2016
DRC Mining Week 2016 focuses more on the local challenges of the province as well as the role of the mining industry in social development responsibilities. Katanga is the hub of copper and cobalt mining in the DRC. The commodities future and its challenges will be discussed in detail at this year’s DRC Mining Week.
Infrastructures, the railway, the fiscal regime and the daily challenges that the mining operators encounter will be addressed and the specifics of the environment regulation will be elaborated on. Power and key solutions for the Katanga province will have a dedicated session, this is to help boost the production of copper and cobalt.
Over the last 11 years, iPAD DRC has grown with the mining industry and established its footprint in the DRC and the Copperbelt, engaging with the government and key stakeholders. With the success of Katanga Mining Week, we realised that “face-to-face” interaction with key operators, exploration companies, EPCs and services providers was crucial to improve the quality of mining operations on site. DRC Mining Week will strive to provide such a platform for networking.
- Gain knowledge on how to make your operations work in
- Get insight on the key challenges encountered by the other mining companies and be able to discuss and find solutions together
- Access government and private sector decision-makers directly to network and get first-hand information
- Learn about the latest infrastructure projects in the province and its impact your business
- Empower your workforce by attending the Katanga Mining Technical Briefings – a series of cutting edge workshops on the latest technologies
Meet all the key players in the mining industry and the government representatives under one roof in 2 days – imagine the time consumption it would take to organize the same amount of meetings in 2 days…
Meet your colleagues
Meet the people in your industry to discuss key challenges and exchange on solutions together.
Panel: Thursday, June 9, 2016
|Conference day 2:|
|Session 2.1How technology innovations and other game changers are transforming the industry and life expectancy of your mine?Chairperson: Paul Mabolia Yenga, Coordinator, Promines, DRC|
|9:00||Maintaining the sustainability of mining operations in pair with EPC innovation
Alistair McKay, Business Development Executive, ELB Engineering Services, South Africa Dr Alexander Lebedev, Consultant, Lebedev Consulting, South Africa
|9:15||· Implementing innovation strategies in the mining sector
· Understand the progressive concept of circular economy: the visionary way to shape the future?
· Understanding how technology will shape future market themes and investment opportunities
· Making the most of what we have: how can the EPC’s stimulate innovation and production cost dynamics
· How do you implement an efficient and cost effective infrastructure development plan
· Quality planning and control to ensure the viability of mining operations
· Solving the power issue: what alternative do we have to support daily operations?
· Dr. Martin Williams, Global Geochemistry Business Manager, Schlumberger Water Services, UK
· Charles Carron Brown, COO, Tiger Resources Ltd, DRC
· Alistair McKay, Business Development Executive, ELB Engineering Services, South Africa
· Dr Alexander Lebedev, Consultant, Lebedev Consulting, South Africa
· Ilunga Ilunkamba, Deputy Director, SNCC, DRC
· Mark Moreton, Managing Director, XON, SA
· Douglas Pitcher, Managing Partner & Director, VP , Geotech Airborne, Ghana
|10:15||Refreshments break on the exhibition floor|