Agenda Day 2

For day one agenda, click here.

Registration and Morning Refreshments
Conference Opening
Investment Leaders Panel
SADC Region Outlook for Natural Resources Investing
  • Where do our investors see the biggest growth opportunities in the region? Where are they focusing their investments?

  • How do investor assess opportunities for resources investing with the SADC region?

  • Risks and challenges - How do address these?

Molebogeng Mazibuko, Mining Lead/Associate Vice President, Africa Finance Corporation
Peter Major, Director: Mining, Modern Corporate Solutions (Pty) Ltd
John Meyer, Partner & Mining Analyst, SP Angel
Nora Pincus, VP, Corporate Development, Empress Royalty
David Rhodes, Managing Director, Endeavour Financial

Mining CEO Presentations

Craig Scherba, President & CEO, NextSource Materials Inc. 


Frank Eager, Managing Director, Sovereign Metals Limited


Matthew Wilcox, Managing Director & CEO, Tietto Minerals Limited


Alistair Stephens, CEO, Lindian Resources

Strategic Mine Finance
Unlocking African Assets Through New Risk and Finance Solutions
  • Africa’s role in developing critical minerals projects - Ensuring its role within the critical supply chains for the industry

  • Where is the financing coming from to help grow regional projects?

  • ESG considerations - How is social licence impacting which types of projects receive funding?

Moderator: Thys Terblanche, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Ausenco

Harry Doyne-Ditmas, Senior Vice President, Infrastructure Group Leader, Credit Specialties, Marsh UK&I
Nick Farr-Jones, Director, Taurus Funds Management
Julian Grieve, Co-Head: Resources Sector Solutions, Rand Merchant Bank
Taiwo Okwor, Vice President, Investment, Africa Finance Corporation
Corey Posesorski, Principal, Sprott Resource Lending

Mining CEO Presentations

Matt Badylak, President & CEO, Galiano Gold


Johan Odendaal, Managing Director, Southern Palladium


Aurelien Bonneviot, CEO, Robex Resources


Maurice Mason, VP Corporate Development, Caledonia Mining

Lunch and Networking
Mining and the Energy Transition
Developing a more Sustainable Industry
  • What does mining industry decarbonization look like? How can companies (from juniors to majors) look to make their projects more sustainable?

  • How does decarbonization change the value proposition for companies in the mining industry? What does this mean for investment?

Moderator: Tolu Disu, Director, Commercial Solutions, Mining, CrossBoundary Energy

Roberto Berardo, SVP Mining and C&I, Release by Scatec
Erez Ichilov, Managing Director, Traxys
Jonathan Guy, Director, Mining Research, Hannam & Partners
Philippe Olivier, Senior Mining Investment Officer, IFC
Mark Selby, CEO & Director, Canada Nickel Company

Mining CEO Presentations

Jurie Wessels, Executive Chairman, Vanadium Resources Ltd


Frank Hallam, President & CEO, Platinum Group Metals Ltd. 


Phil Hoskins, Managing Director, Evolution Energy Minerals 

How the Green Energy Transition is Fuelling Demand
Role of nickel, lithium, cobalt, uranium, rare earths, and other key critical minerals
  • Global market forces impacting pricing for the key battery and transition metals today

  • Government initiatives and how they’re driving demand across these transition industries

  • Where is the investment coming from? What do investors want to see from the junior sector?

  • What role can Africa play in delivering supply across these key metals?

Helen Brume, Director, Project and Asset Based Finance, Afreximbank
Andrew Trahar, Partner, Vision Blue
Vinit Lakhani, Head – Base Metals, Tata International
Xi Xi, Director, Zeta Resources

Close of Conference and Farewell Drinks on the Verandah