With Covid-19 having pounded almost every sector across the globe, the Mining sector was not spared and thus there is an urgent need to readjust and operate under the new normal subject to effects of the unforgiving pandemic.
The global mining industry is facing a significant change in the way their business model operates. After questioning the resiliency of the mining sector for the last 8 months, the need to operate under a “new normal” will be vital as the pandemic brought extraordinary constraints and challenges.
According to the industry captains, the current pandemic has with no doubt, exposed some weaknesses and vulnerabilities of the supply value chain and will force miners to anticipate and mitigate price volatility and downturns in the future to encourage investors decision-making.
It is under this concern that the Africa Mining Forum has organized an event that will bring together experts and key players of this industry to engage in deliberations that aim at adjusting to fit within the new normal – this digital event will take place from the 16th to the 20th of November 2020.
Francis Gatare the Chief Executive of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board is lined up to present an Opening keynote address to this forum and will be joined by Emma Wade-Smith Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa at the United Kingdom Department for International Trade.
Others include Hubert Danso the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Africa Investor (Ai) Group and Sheila Khama and Jörgen Sandström. This panel will discuss the “recovery plan to stimulate investment into mining exploration in Africa.”
According to organizers, the digital event will deliver 5 days of interactive and content-led activities, from 12 strategic Spotlight sessions, international CEOs , One-on-One, Women in Mining, and Ministerial Forum.