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 banking solutions through innovative transactional, global markets, funding and investment banking options.

Our offering includes sector-focussed banking solutions encompassing mining and resources, energy, infrastructure, oil and gas, telecommunications, as well as vanilla and specialised funding. Specialist sector 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 investments.

The Nedbank / Ecobank banking alliance covers 39 countries on the African continent and is officially the largest banking footprint in Africa.

Website: www.nedbank.co.za/cib


Gold Sponsor.


Ausenco delivers value-adding engineering, consulting, project delivery and asset operations and maintenance solutions to the resources sector, globally. Our reputation for optimising return on investment stems from delivering measurable and sustainable benefits for our clients and communities, even in the most challenging environments. Our Pit-to-Port capability is readily deployable as a full in-house service from all the major resources hubs in the world.  In over 30 years of operation, we have delivered more than 65 projects in Africa, including Zambia’s Lumwana Copper Project. We connect across capabilities, markets and geographies to redefine what’s possible.

Website: www.ausenco.com


Gold Sponsor.

Behre Dolbear

Behre Dolbear specialises in performing independent technical strategic studies and reviews for mining companies, financial institutions, investors, governments and international agencies. Typical studies include resource and reserve reviews (JORC and NI43-101 compliances), mineral property valuations, due diligence studies for bankability and acquisition purposes, environmental social and sustainability assessments, feasibility studies, expert witness support in litigations. The company has carried out these services on a world-wide basis covering a broad spectrum of commodities including base and precious metals, coal and lignite, ferrous metals, battery, fertilizer and industrial minerals.

Website: www.dolbear.com


Gold Sponsor.

Clarksons Platou Securities AS

Clarksons Platou Securities (CPS) is a specialized Investment Bank solely focused on Shipping, Oil services, Metals & Mining and Renewables. CPS is part of the Clarksons group, listed on the London Stock Exchange and included on the FTSE 250 index. CPS is a fully licensed investment bank in the EEA and US/Canada, with offices in London, Oslo, New York and Calgary. Our major way into mining is through the shipping side where we are the world largest cargo broker and saw that with the proprietary data of Clarksons on world trade, we could better predict the performance of major mines. Since 2013 we have been nearly twice as good as the rest of Wall Street to predict the output from major miner such as Vale, BHP, Rio etc. by our top ranked research analysts. This has given us access to a very sophisticated investor base within the mining space. As an investment bank we are industry specialists so our brokers only focus and discuss shipping, oil services, metals & mining and Renewables with their clients. The synergies and specialized focus has resulted in a world leading placing power within the sectors which we focus on. Within these sectors we aim to be world leading, and as of now we have raised nearly USD 43 Bn for these sectors since 2010. For the Metals & Mining industry we have raised over USD 2.5 Billion during last two years.

Website: http://securities.clarksons.com/Investment-Banking/Aboutwww.clarksons.com


Gold Sponsor.

DRA Global

DRA Global is a diversified global engineering, project delivery and operations management group headquartered in Perth, Australia, with an impressive track record spanning more than three decades. Known for its collaborative approach and extensive experience in project development 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, operational readiness, systems integration, operations and maintenance and related water, energy, industrial and infrastructure requirements, DRA Global delivers truly comprehensive solutions to the resources sector. DRA Global employs over 4500 people and offers flexible engineering and operations management services worldwide through 18 offices.

Website: www.draglobal.com


Gold Sponsor.


finnCap Group provides financial services for 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 businesses 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 Nomad and AIM company financial adviser and 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 1,500 legal professionals in 19 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 and Water Sponsor.


MISSION: Outotec’s commitment to sustainability extends far beyond our own operations, which are relatively minor in terms of emissions. We see our impact in the industries we serve as being of core importance to the efficient use of the planet’s limited resources.

RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IS: Reducing our footprint as a global society requires metals from the outset. Outotec technologies enable the sustainable production of metals, which can then be used for green energy applications such as solar and wind power, as well as other energy-conserving solutions.

Our profound engineering, process, and systems integration expertise ensure that the journey of natural resources continues even after they have reached the end of their use phase.

TRANSPARENCY BUILDS TRUST: Outotec has signed the United Nations Global Compact initiative and is committed to its principles on human rights, the environment, labor, and anticorruption.

Website: www.outotec.com


Gold and Drinks Sponsor.

Price Forbes & Partners

Price Forbes & Partners is an independent, specialist Lloyd’s broker based in the heart of London’s insurance sector, trading with all major international insurance and reinsurance markets.
Our specialist natural resources practice encompasses all aspects of mining risk from construction, security and political risks, to operational property and liability exposures. Our team has the in-depth technical and structuring skills to provide tailored solutions covering all phases of the mine cycle from financing and exploration to development and into production.
We firmly believe that we offer the mining industry a uniquely holistic service. As well as providing protection and sound risk management, well-structured insurance solutions can be deal enablers, opening up valuable financing and operational options for your business.

Website: www.priceforbes.com


Gold Sponsor.

Rand Merchant Bank

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

Being present in 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with an extensive Group-wide deal footprint, our roots are firmly entrenched in African soil. We have access to a network of retail banks across Africa, branches in London and India and representative offices in China, Kenya and Angola.

Our Mining and Resource team structures mining deals in Africa and abroad – notably in the debt arranging and funding, advisory, junior mining and resource financing fields.

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


Gold and Drinks Sponsor.

Societe Generale

With over 30 years of commitments to the sector, Societe Generale has one of the strongest franchise in the Metals & Mining industry.

We are active in upstream extraction, smelting and refining and downstream metals transformation.

Our global team of dedicated professionals operating from 8 international hubs including specialist technical and environmental experts.

We cover a wide range of commodities including base and precious metals, ferrous complex, battery metals, fertilisers and selected industrial and energy battery minerals.

We deliver taylor-made financing solutions to producers, private equity firms, sovereign funds, streamers and commodity trading firms.

We act as financial advisor for debt and private equity raising. We can incorporate green and sustainability features in proposed financing solutions.

We can mobilize our own capital to deliver debt arranging and underwriting commitments in a wide range of situations.

Website: https://wholesale.banking.societegenerale.com/en/


Gold Sponsor.

SP Angel

SP Angel is broker and investment bank with a specialist focus on Mining.

We are the largest mining nomad and broker in the London market by number of clients with 35 ongoing mining-company retainers.

We also have the largest mining research team supported by specialist sales and corporate finance.

SP Angel is highly active bringing investors into mining companies on AIM, the ASX and TSX and the LSE Main Market.

Website: www.spangel.co.uk


Silver and Lunch Sponsor.

African Mining Services

African Mining Services (AMS) is one of the largest contract mining companies in Africa, providing surface mining and exploration drilling services to the mining industry for nearly 30 years. AMS has a track record of delivering safe, reliable and productive operations for its clients and is committed to providing opportunities for local businesses and people in the communities it operates in. AMS is part of a wider group with support networks in Africa, Australia and Europe.

AMS is part of Perenti Global an ASX200 diversified global mining services group with businesses in surface mining, underground mining and mining support services.

Our Businesses:
Surface Mining – Ausdrill, AMS, Logistics Direct
Underground Mining – Barminco, AUMS
Investments – BTP, MinAnalytical, Supply Direct, Well Control Solutions

Website: perentigroup.com 


Silver Sponsor.

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie has a deep history in delivering solutions to the global mining industry in both the traditional and newer markets. We have developed one of the world’s strongest mining law teams, specialising in international exploration and mining projects, and metals and mining M&A, across six continents for more than 60 years. We act for and understand the needs of explorers, mining companies, investors, traders, financiers and the other key stakeholders in the full life cycle of mining projects. Our clients include 5 out of the top 10 global listed mining companies by market capitalisation.  We have a presence in more of the key mining jurisdictions globally than any of our competitors, with dedicated, full service transactional teams in the key mining hubs of London, Toronto, Johannesburg  and Australia, and established teams of leading locally trained lawyers in those newer markets where our clients have pursued opportunities such as Central Asia, Africa and South America.  Our lawyers are fully conversant with the complex issues that arise in cross-border assignments, both in mitigating risks and developing solutions that meet the business and regulatory needs of our clients.

Baker McKenzie is also at the forefront of the energy transition and the impact this is having on the mining sector, advising clients with respect to matters such as the demand for new battery metals, the shift in energy supply away from traditional carbon sources and the impact the energy transition is having on the “traditional energy metals” (such as copper and aluminium).

Website: https://www.bakermckenzie.com/en/expertise/areasofpractice/mining–metals



Silver Sponsor.

Digby Wells Environmental

We provide environmental, social and sustainability solutions for the resource, infrastructure, energy and agriculture sectors.

Our integrated approach and wide range of in-house specialist capabilities drives results and delivers project value for all of our clients.

From exploration to extraction to rehabilitation and closure, our multidisciplinary team has the knowledge to support you through every milestone of the project life cycle.

Website: www.digbywells.com


Silver & Shuttle Bus Sponsor.


As one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management companies, Fluor has successfully executed some of the mining industry’s foremost projects.

For more than 60 years, we have provided innovative solutions for mining projects across six continents in major mining markets including copper, gold, iron ore, diamonds, nickel, bauxite/alumina, minerals sands, oil sands, uranium, coal and other metals.

With the current global demand for underground mine establishment as opencast reserves are depleted, our expertise and experience in underground mining project design, execution and operation, positions Fluor to execute complex underground projects, and to deliver them to cost, function and schedule certainty.

Website: www.fluor.com


Silver & Drinks Sponsor.

Intertek Genalysis

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 44,000 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: https://www.intertek.com/minerals/


Silver Sponsor.

Wood PLC

Wood provides 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, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

The rich heritage of our founding organisations makes us a respected presence in global industrial markets, combining unrivaled technical knowledge and a drive for outstanding delivery

Website: www.woodplc.com


Bronze Sponsor.


BDO’s Natural Resources sector practice leverages industry experience and global resources in all of the world’s energy centres to help clients navigate challenging landscapes both at home and abroad. Our partners and professionals understand the intricacies of the industry from traditional mining to Junior mining. Our partner-led service teams consist of professionals with a variety of multi-disciplinary backgrounds, allowing them to serve clients with a uniquely comprehensive perspective. In addition to traditional audit, tax, and business consulting, BDO provides advice on complex matters, including transaction advisory services, revenue recognition, technology issues, and risk management in South Africa and globally.

Website: https://www.bdo.co.za/en-za/industries/natural-resources


Bronze & Power Sponsor.

Himoinsa Southern Africa PTY LTD

HIMOINSA Southern Africa provide a solution based, one stop shop for commercial GENERATOR and LIGHTING TOWER requirements. Providing bespoke, turnkey, industry compliant, flexible applications for our clients across the region in sectors including mining, utilities and manufacturing. HIMOINSA is a global corporation that designs, vertically manufactures and distributes diesel, gas and HFO generators from 3 kVA – 3 500 kVA for Permanent or Standby applications. We provide Sales, Rental, OEM Parts, Maintenance and Value Added Services. Stock and parts are held across the region via our distributor network and centrally at HIMOINSA facilities in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Website: www.himoinsa.co.za


Bronze Sponsor.

King & Wood Mallesons

KWM is a global firm with specialist mining teams across Australia, Southeast Asia, China and Europe. Our global mining team have executed mining and resource finance transactions for clients in over 35 different African jurisdictions. With 12 offices in China, we bring an unparalleled depth of experience and insight into Chinese investment in Africa. Our experience working with clients of all sizes at every stage of the project lifecycle means that no matter what the commodity, we are across the issues at the core of the mining industry, throughout Africa and beyond. Discover more at kwm.com

Website: www.kwm.com


Bronze Sponsor.

Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown is a distinctively global law firm – uniquely positioned to advise the world’s leading companies and financial institutions on their most complex deals and disputes. With extensive reach across four continents, we are the only integrated law firm in the world with approximately 200 lawyers in each of the world’s three largest financial centres—New York, London and Hong Kong—the backbone of the global economy. Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge and experience.

Website: www.mayerbrown.com


Bronze and Charging Station Sponsor.

Mining Plus

We are the leading mining technical services provider, consisting of professionals specialising in geology, mining engineering (Surface & Underground), geotechnical engineering, mine ventilation and operational management.

Our core capability is in geology, mining engineering, and geotechnical engineering, covering a broad range of mineral commodities and project types, enhanced by strategic alliances in other core disciplines.

We have grown and diversified over the years to cover a broad range of mineral commodities across the project value chain, from the conceptual stage of projects, right through to feasibility study work, project delivery, commissioning, and mine closure.

Mining Plus can integrate seamlessly with your project teams to deliver results with the flexibility of working remotely or mobilising to site. ​

Our operations are conducted with an underlying emphasis on innovative thinking coupled with a practical approach

Website: https://www.mining-plus.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 86,000+ 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. Learn more at rbc.com.‎

We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. See how at rbc.com/community-sustainability.


Bronze Sponsor.

Roscoe Postle Associates Inc. (RPA)

The RPA team of geological, mining and metallurgical consultants is recognised as a world-wide leader in mineral resource and mineral reserve estimation in compliance with all reporting codes; technical due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, financings and exchange listings; mineral property valuations, Independent Engineers for project debt financings, and Expert Witness in international litigation and arbitration cases.

RPA was recently acquired by SLR, a global leader in environmental and advisory solutions, and together we will now be able to offer our clients in the mining sector a complete range of services.

For further details please see www.rpacan.com and www.slrconsulting.com.


Bronze Sponsor.


Scatec Solar is a Norwegian listed, vertically integrated company, with more than 2 GW of experience in developing, constructing, owning and operating solar PV installations worldwide, and integrating gensets, solar PV and batteries for off grid projects. Release is our flexible solar PV lease solution. The system of solar PV and battery is pre-financed, pre-assembled and containerised to deliver a low cost, clean, and reliable power solution.

For further details please see https://releasesolar.com/


Bronze Sponsor.

Stratum International

A boutique executive search, consulting and advisory firm 100% focused on the global mining industry. Through our unique proactive model, we have interviewed more than 5,000 mining leaders over time (HQ + site-based leaders). We’ve completed more than 800 mining industry mandates and client briefings, in more than 50 countries and on all continents.
Our award-winning IP/process and delivery tool, TalentAssay™, assess candidate background & experience, competence AND behaviour (scientific assessment), based on bespoke criteria developed with our clients, with a proven 96% retention in Y1 and up to 93% in Y2.
Clients include predominantly junior and midcap miners and developers, and we also work extensively with PE firms/funds (including portfolio companies recruitment and investment due diligence).

Website: www.stratum-international.com 


Wifi Sponsor.

ATS Group

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: www.atsgroup.net


Drinks Co-sponsor.


Established in 1998, Geodrill is a leading exploration drilling company with a fleet of 67 drill rigs operating in Africa. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:GEO), Geodrill provides provides Reverse Circulation, Diamond Core, Air-core, Grade control, and other specialized drilling services to major, intermediate and junior mining companies and operates the largest most modern fleet of multi-purpose rigs in the industry.

Website: www.geodrill-gh.com


Drinks Co-sponsor.

Panmure Gordon

Panmure Gordon is building a merchant bank for the 21st century.

We help fast-growing clients achieve their ambitions, as we have done for more than 140 years.

Our stockbroking business has earned us a reputation for integrity, excellence and experience. We are investing in that business and creating a broader advisory offering.
Companies need capital to grow. Today, that capital is in a diverse range of places and takes multiple forms.
Enabling clients to grow, and to fulfil their strategic and financial objectives, requires a broad set of advisory and capital raising capabilities accessible under one roof. We believe a company’s current size should not limit the financial toolkit to which it has access.

We help clients reach their goals and provide them with multiple options on how best to achieve them.

Website: www.panmure.com


Barista Sponsor.

Juwi Renewable Energies

juwi, established in 1996, is one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies and recognised leaders in off-grid hybrid solar-wind-diesel-storage energy solutions. Globally to date, juwi has built wind and solar projects with a capacity of more than 4,800 MW, and installed over 1,000 Wind Turbines. juwi has around 850 employees located in offices on all continents and has a growing pipeline of project activities across the globe. We work passionately together with our partners and stakeholders to implement renewable energies economically and reliably, thereby delivering the best value renewable energy projects for our customers.

Website: www.juwi.co.za


Bar & Gin Sponsor.

KPS Power Africa

KPS provides investment funds for construction of mine site power stations through its build-own-operate model.

In addition to providing the capital requirement for islanded power stations, KPS optimises the lowest cost of energy for mining companies by combining renewable energy with traditional power generation technology to create hybrid solutions.

100% owned subsidiary of Pacific Energy Ltd, KPS invests in 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.

Recognised as an industry leader for guaranteed fuel efficiency and reliability and having successfully built and operated over 40 remote power stations, KPS is also a leader in Solar-Hybrid power solutions that minimizes the power generation costs.

Website: www.kpspowerafrica.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