Our sponsors and partners.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners. They help make the events possible – make sure you stop by and meet them at the event.


Platinum Sponsor.

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (Nedbank CIB)

Nedbank CIB delivers the full spectrum of solutions through innovative transactional, global markets, funding and investment banking options.

The offering includes sector-specific solutions encompassing mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as vanilla and specialised funding. The specialist teams also manage the Group’s structuring, lending, underwriting, custodial and trading businesses.

The scope of investment banking stretches from debt advisory and long-term project financing to equity trading and investment, as well as research.

Nedbank has a presence in 39 countries across Africa through an alliance with Ecobank, as well as in selected key global financial centres.

Website: www.nedbank.co.za/cib


Gold and Drinks Co-sponsor.

Allen & Overy

At a time of significant change in the legal industry, we are determined to continue leading the market as we have done throughout our 88-year history. We will do this by ensuring we always challenge ourselves to bring new and original ways of thinking to the complex legal challenges our clients face. To support our clients’ international strategies, we have built a truly global network now spanning 44 offices in 31 countries. We have also developed strong ties with relationship law firms in over 100 countries where we do not have a presence. This network makes us one of the largest and most connected law firms in the world, with a global reach and local depth that is simply unrivaled.

Website: www.allenovery.com


Gold Sponsor.

Behre Dolbear

Behre Dolbear’s unique strengths include worldwide recognition by mining, financial and government entities for its expertise and experience in project evaluation and the ability to optimise the operational and financial performance of projects. The services we can provide for resource projects are centred around our ability to identify analyse and quantify financial, commercial and technical risk of resource projects. The skills that enable the company to conduct thorough, independent and expert review and assessment of projects, budgets, schedules and operations.

Website: www.dolbear.com


Gold Sponsor.


DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group, with an impressive +30-year track record. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project origination and delivery, as well as turnkey operations and maintenance services, DRA Global delivers optimal solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.
With expertise in the areas of project development, mining, mineral processing, plant optimisation, operations & maintenance and related water, energy, and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA Global employs over 4000 people and offers flexible engineering, project delivery and operations & maintenance management services worldwide through 16 offices.

Website: www.draglobal.com


Gold Sponsor.

Fluor South Africa

We transform the world by building prosperity and empowering progress. As one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and maintenance (EPFCM) companies, Fluor’s integrated solutions approach
spans the entire asset life cycle. We focus on solutions that bring our clients greater capital efficiency, improve schedule certainty, and reduce costs through our performance excellence. We help businesses grow,
economies thrive and communities flourish. Every day, we work together to build a more prosperous future for our clients, shareholders, employees and the communities in which we work and live. We enable change and play an
important role in moving the world forward.

Website: www.fluor.com/south-africa


Gold Sponsor.


finnCap advise, promote and provide access to capital for ambitious growth companies. As a specialist team in a generalist firm, our mining team couples industry insight with our firms’ broad experience across sectors to shape our clients into investment stories that can compete for capital across the European investment community. As a modern entrepreneurial business we fuel faster growth, build value and are trusted to deliver success for business at every stage of their journey – from exploration to production and beyond. We inspire confidence, energy and the determination to grow. It is why we are the largest advisor on the LSE and the no.1 broker on AIM.

Website: www.finncap.com


Gold Sponsor.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm built on the belief that the best way to serve you is to be in tune with your world, aligned with your opportunity and ambitious for your success. With more than 1,400 legal professionals in 18 cities worldwide, we provide our clients with in-depth expertise in key global sectors and a suite of legal services at home and abroad. We see the world through our
clients’ eyes, and collaborate across countries, offices, service areas and sectors to help them succeed, no matter how challenging the circumstances.

Website: www.gowlingwlg.com


Gold Sponsor.


Our role is to build, maintain and even run entire operations literally from the ground up. Sustainability is at the core of what we do. This means helping our customers create the smartest value from natural resources and working with them to find the most sustainable solutions for water, energy, minerals, and handling the full value chain from ore to metals.
Our offering is based on decades of technology leadership. Our global network of customer centers guarantees that there is always an experienced Outotec professional on hand for support during the entire life time of processes, including their operation and maintenance.

Website: www.outotec.com


Gold Sponsor.

Price Forbes

Price Forbes & Partners is an independent, specialist Lloyd’s broker based in the heart of London’s insurance sector, trading with all of the major international insurance and reinsurance markets.
Our specialist mining, political risks and natural resources team has the in-depth technical and structuring skills to provide tailored solutions in all areas of the mining, minerals and metals production industries.
We firmly believe that we can offer mining clients a unique service; as well as providing protection and sound risk management, well-structured insurance solutions can be deal enablers, opening up operations and financing options for your business.

Website: www.priceforbes.com


Gold Sponsor.

Rand Merchant Bank

RMB at a glance

Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) is a leading African Corporate and Investment Bank and part of one of the largest financial services groups (by market capitalisation) in Africa – FirstRand Bank Limited. We offer our clients innovative, value-added advisory, funding, trading, corporate banking and principal investing solutions.

At RMB we are passionate about solving problems for our clients by asking the hard questions. We challenge accepted thinking. We analyse and seek solutions beyond the obvious. We are innovative in our thinking and turn challenges into opportunities. We call ourselves Solutionist Thinkers who deliver on Traditional values. Innovative ideas.

Our ability to think differently, our collaborative spirit, our client-centric solutions and our belief that great minds don’t always have to think alike, is what sets us apart.

As a respected talent brand, we create an environment where exceptional people can create their own opportunities. While our competitors all employ smart, hard-working, self-motivated people – it is the opportunities we afford our talent that makes the difference.

As the Corporate and Investment Banking arm of FirstRand Bank Limited, we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including Representative Offices and Branches in the UK, India, China and the Middle East.

FirstRand Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX).

For more information please visit: www.rmb.co.za


Gold and Drinks Co-sponsor.

Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

With over 30 years of commitment to the Metals & Mining industry, Societe Generale has one of the strongest franchise with 80 dedicated professionals operating globally out of eight international hubs. We provide a continuum of taylor-made solutions meeting the evolving needs of asset developers, producers, private equity firms, sovereign funds, streamers and commodity trading firms, across a wide range of commodities including base and precious metals, ferrous complex, battery metals and selected industrial and energy minerals.
• We act as financial advisor for debt and equity raising
• We are keen to mobilize our own capital to deliver debt arranging and underwriting commitments in a wide range of situations.
• We take physical delivery and are market maker in OTC and listed derivatives.
• We provide competitive hedging and risk management solutions, as well as brokerage and trading services for base, precious metals, iron ore or oil products.

Website: cib.societegenerale.com/en/


Gold Sponsor.

SP Angel

SP Angel is an independent partnership providing creative, investment banking solutions to investors and growing companies. We have established a reputation for delivery and market reach, with a strong track record of successful fund raisings, including AIM IPOs and secondary placings, merger and acquisition advice as well as private fundraising and advisory transactions, especially during difficult market conditions. We act as Nomad and Broker to a growing number of companies, and our knowledge of the regulatory environment is coupled with high level financial advice.

Based in London, we operate internationally and have a particularly strong record in Mining where we are the largest Integrated Nomad and Broker to AIM quoted mining companies Our respected research team provides in-depth analysis on our clients and the markets in which they operate.

SP Angel is a Member of the London Stock Exchange and an AIM Nominated Adviser and Broker and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Website: www.spangel.co.uk


Silver Sponsor.


ASX is one of the world’s leading financial market exchanges, offering a full suite of services, including listings, trading, clearing and settlement, across a comprehensive range of asset classes.

ASX is a global resources hub consistently ranking in the top three exchanges internationally for mining listings and capital raising. In 2018 YTD, ASX accounted for 37% of global IPO and follow-on raisings, placing it first among its global peers.

With a 150-year track record of capital raising for mining, ASX has more than 820 listed mining companies ranging from junior explorers to world leaders, operating in more than 80 countries globally.

Website: www.asx.com.au


Silver Sponsor.

Jefferies International

Jefferies, the world’s only independent full-service global investment banking firm, has served companies and investors for over 55 years. Headquartered in New York, with offices in over 30 cities around the world, the firm provides clients with capital markets and financial advisory services, institutional brokerage and securities research, as well as wealth management. The firm provides research and execution services in equity, fixed income, and foreign exchange markets, as well as a full range of investment banking services including underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and recapitalization, and other advisory services, with all businesses operating in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Website: www.jefferies.com


Silver Sponsor.


Lycopodium Minerals is an Australian headquartered engineering and project delivery group which provides a complete range of services for the evaluation, development, implementation and optimisation of projects across a broad range of sectors.

The Lycopodium business model is based on consistently delivering quality services to clients through feasibility studies, projects, operations and maintenance advice which are fit for purpose, robust and reliable. In this way Lycopodium adds value to a client’s business leading to long term beneficial relationships.

In 2017/2018 Lycopodium commissioned 5 gold projects in West Africa Mako, Sissingue, Natougou, Karma and Hounde – on budget and on time.

Website: www.lycopodium.com.au


Silver Sponsor.

Noah’s Rule

Noah’s Rule was established in 2004 to provide independent advice to mining companies on project finance and hedging. We have negotiated over $2 billion in project financing and negotiated and/or executed over $50 billion of hedging on behalf of our clients; helping many explorers become resilient producers.
We are driven by a strong desire to ensure our clients truly understand their risks; their capacity; and what is possible. Confident negotiations deliver superior outcomes. Our clients’ confidence comes from having developed a strong understanding of what is best for them; and an even stronger understanding that we have proven we know where best to get it.

Website: www.noahsrule.com.au


Silver Sponsor.


Sprott is a global asset manager providing serving over 200,000 global clients with more than C$11.1 billion in assets under management. We are specialists. Our in-depth knowledge, experience and relationships separate us from the generalists. Sprott’s best-in-class investment products include innovative physical bullion trusts, mining ETFs, and private equity and debt strategies. We also partner with natural resource companies to help meet their capital needs through our merchant banking and resource lending activities. Sprott is based in Toronto with offices in California, Connecticut, London, and Vancouver; out common shares are listed on the TSX under the symbol TSX: SII.

Website: www.sprott.com


Silver Sponsor.


Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.

Website: www.woodplc.com


Bronze Sponsor.

Arden Partners

Arden Partners is a dedicated corporate adviser and multi-service stockbroker.

The absolute core of our business is to best represent our significant base of corporate clients, and their relationships with existing and potential shareholders.

This relationship is a function of the quality of corporate finance advice we provide to our corporate clients, the high quality of our industry research, and the voice in the market that our sales and trading teams have.

Website: www.arden-partners.co.uk


Bronze Sponsor.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a substantial team of natural resources and other specialist lawyers with collective experience in mining and metals projects and transactions across Africa’s established and emerging mining jurisdictions.
Our global Africa mining group operates seamlessly across all jurisdictions and we maintain a network of African Relationship Firms in those countries in which we do not have offices for support in local law matters. Our mining project lawyers in core locations have considerable experience in crossborder project management and efficient liaison between clients, local counsel, and other members of multidisciplinary service teams. And our dispute resolution lawyers in London, Johannesburg, Paris and New York have experience in international arbitration in disputes arising out of a wide range of international projects.

Website: www.bakermckenzie.com/en/locations/emea/south-africa


Bronze Sponsor.


BDO is delighted to sponsor the 121 Mining Investment Conference. Our global Natural Resources & Energy team provides audit, tax and advisory services across the sector working with early stage exploration companies through to large FTSE listed producers operating worldwide.

We offer the global strength to support our clients wherever they do business, with over 70,000 staff in 1,500 offices across 160 countries and specialist Mining teams on every continent who share a passion for the sector. The dynamic management teams we work with value our depth of sector expertise, attentive service and commercial advice.

Website: www.bdo.global/industries/natural-resources/mining


Bronze Sponsor.

Canaccord Genuity

Canaccord Genuity is a leading independent mid-market investment bank with a global presence. We deliver sector-focused, idea-driven solutions and access to global capital markets to institutional and corporate clients. Our unique global perspective and cross-border capabilities puts us in the perfect position to identify opportunities across multiple regions.

Metals and mining is in our DNA. Our diverse, global team has considerable experience in the sector, and we understand that metals and mining requires an international, coordinated approach. We are active and committed to the mining sector with strong teams in place in each of the key mining regions throughout the world to service growing demand.

Website: www.canaccordgenuity.com


Bronze Sponsor.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown’s presence in the world’s leading markets enables us to offer clients access to local market knowledge combined with global reach.

We are noted for our commitment to client service and our ability to assist clients with their most complex and demanding legal and business challenges worldwide. We serve many of the world’s largest companies, including a significant proportion of the Fortune 100, FTSE 100, CAC 40, DAX, Hang Seng and Nikkei index companies and more than half of the world’s largest banks. We provide legal services in areas such as banking and finance; corporate and securities; litigation and dispute resolution; antitrust and competition; US Supreme Court and appellate matters; employment and benefits; environmental; financial services regulatory and enforcement; government and global trade; intellectual property; real estate; tax; restructuring, bankruptcy and insolvency; and private clients, trusts and estates.

Website: www.mayerbrown.com


Bronze Sponsor.

RBC Capital Markets

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 84,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 16 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.

Website: www.rbc.com


Bronze Sponsor.

Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA)

Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., (RPA) is a global mining consultancy with offices in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. RPA’s geoscientists and engineers’ extensive experience in all commodities and mining areas of the world enables us to provide innovative advice at all stages of mineral project development from exploration and resource evaluation through feasibility studies, financing, permitting, construction, operation, closure and rehabilitation. RPA carries out due diligence, independent engineer and expert witness assignments for a client base including major mining companies, mid-caps, junior mining and exploration companies, financial institutions, governments, law firms, and individual investors.

Website: www.rpacan.com


Bronze Sponsor.

Stratum International

A boutique executive search and advisory firm, focusing exclusively on mining leadership globally (including asset level technical and commercial management). Through our unique proactive model, we have interviewed more than 5,000 mining leaders over time. More than 800 mining industry mandates and client briefings undertaken throughout our collective careers.

Our award-winning IP/process. TalentAssay™, assesses candidate background & experience, competence AND behaviour (scientific assessment) based on bespoke criteria developed with our clients.

Clients include predominantly junior and midcap developers and miners and PE firms/funds.

Website: www.stratum-international.com 


Barista Sponsor.


Juwi are global leaders in off-grid and grid connected hybrid solar energy solutions. juwi developed, constructed and now operates the award winning PV-diesel-storage hybrid system at the Sandfire DeGrussa copper and gold mine in Western Australia.

Juwi South Africa is part of the international juwi Group, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies. Our business focuses on large-scale solar and wind energy projects, through the provision of Project Development, EPC, and long-term O&M services. Since its inception in 1996 the juwi Group has developed and built wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of over 4,800MW globally.

Website: www.juwi.co.za


Bar & Gin Sponsor.

KPS Power Africa

100% owned subsidiary of Pacific Energy Ltd, KPS designs, builds, owns and operates remote power stations utilising proprietary innovations and technology developed over the past 30 years. The company provides complete power solutions to remote “off the grid” mines and provides the most cost-effective power solution at no capital cost to the end user. This simplifies the complex undertaking of designing, building and operating a remote power station into one managed process.
Recognised as an industry leader for guaranteed fuel efficiency and reliability and having successfully built and operated over 40 remote power stations, KPS is now establishing a strong footprint in Africa.

Website: www.kpspowerafrica.com


Drinks Co-sponsor.


Geodrill (GEO:TSX) has been successful in establishing a leading market position as a mineral driller in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Cote d’Ivoire and also operates in other African jurisdictions including Mali and Zambia. The Company provides a broad selection of diverse drilling services, including exploration, delineation and grade control, to meet the specific needs of its clients. Geodrill operates a fleet of high performance multi-purpose rigs, which offer the versatility of being able to perform both reverse circulation and diamond core drilling. Geodrill’s client mix is made up majors, intermediates and juniors that are exploring for gold and other minerals.

Website: www.geodrill-gh.com


Drinks Co-sponsor.


Total Quality. Assured.
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

Website: intertek.com/minerals/


Wifi Sponsor.


Africa’s Remote Site and Facilities Management Experts

ATS is the largest and most established remote site and facility management provider in Africa. We exist to challenge boundaries and we operate on the frontiers of development –
delivering tailor-made, holistic solutions for our clients that enable the creation of valuable infrastructure and development projects in the most remote locations in Africa.
Whatever the challenge, we have the know-how and can-do attitude to keep you going at peak performance.

Website: ts-connect.co.za


Lunch Sponsor.

Ausdrill / AMS

African Mining Services (AMS) is an operational company owned by Ausdrill Limited that offers competitive contract surface mining services to the mining industry throughout Africa.

AMS has operations in Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire.

With a strong client focus AMS offers safe and cost effective load and haul, drill and blast, grade control drilling, pit dewatering, crusher feed, stock pile re-handle, associated civil earthworks and wet and dry plant/equipment hire to the African mining industry. In addition AMS provides an exploration drilling service through a modern and well maintained fleet of reverse-circulation, diamond and rotary air blast/core drilling rigs.

AMS has built an enviable reputation for safe, competent, on time and on specification delivery of mining services across the African continent.

AMS have the flexibility to operate under a wide range of contract styles ranging from a basic schedule of rates, through fixed and variable components to full Alliance contracts.

We offer Drill & Blast Services
We offer Load and Haul Services and Ancillary Services
We offer Pit Dewatering
We offer Long Distance Ore Haulage
We offer Exploration Services which include:

  • Reverse Circulation Drilling
  • RAB Drilling
  • Surface Diamond Drilling

We also offer a complete mining equipment hire service.

Method Statement

AMS is committed to using the most efficient mining methods and cost effective approach to deliver agreed contract terms.
We believe that the fundamentals of our operations such as caring for our people and the environment, being aware of the local community in which we work, and the effective utilisation of equipment, are all part of the overall plan that determines how we will go about our mining operations.
AMS recognises that each and every mining task is unique, with differences in topography, access, remoteness for example all contributing to a requirement for AMS to be proactive and flexible in its approach.
With the fundamentals in mind, AMS in conjunction with our Clients, develop mining methods that are best suited to a particular application and a particular style of working with our Clients.

Website: AMSGH.com


Supporting partner.

Independent Investment Research.

With over 100 years’ experience Patersons Corporate Finance team is focused on providing equity and debt capital to Australian small cap, mid cap and emerging companies in conjunction with providing advice, research coverage and investor access domestically and internationally.

Patersons has ranked #1 by number of equity issues in Australia every year since 2003 by reference to Thomson Reuters League Tables.

Website: www.independentresearch.com.au

PR partner.


Blytheweigh is a specialist financial public relations and investor relations agency with a focus on small to mid-cap listed companies.

Website: www.blytheweigh.com

Media Partner.

BRR Media.

BRR Media has over 10 years’ experience producing live streamed and on-demand broadcasts carrying investor relations news. In the past 12 months, we have delivered over 10,000 IR webcasts from leading stock market quoted companies worldwide.

At BRR Media, we are passionate about partnering with our clients to create and deliver world class investor relations content that engages their external and internal stakeholders.

We excel in offering clients’ end-to-end solutions, from concept through production to distribution. We take that extra step by syndicating content to key websites to ensure that your message reaches qualified audiences.

– Concept
– Creation
– Delivery
– Syndication
– Analytics

Our unique approach comprises the following elements
– Our IR digital communications toolboxhas been developed over the past 10 years;
– The strong relationships built with relevant publishing partners where investor relations content is syndicated and viewed; and
– not least, a committed, skillful teamthat delivers bespoke engaging content solutions.

Website: www.brrmedia.co.uk