Platinum Sponsor

Nedbank CIB

Nedbank Corporate & Investment Banking provides a full spectrum of banking solutions through innovative debt, sustainable finance solutions & green loans, transactional, global markets, advisory, equity capital market solutions and private equity solutions. Our offering includes sector-focussed investment 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 Sponsors

Behre Dolbear

Established in 1911 Behre Dolbear has been providing preeminent consulting services focusing on the technical, financial, and managerial advisory requirements of our clients pertaining to all aspects of the mining and minerals industries. Our independent approach is key to adding value to our clients and their stakeholders whilst adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards. We specialise in facilitating investment for a large variety of market participants including financial institutions, governments, mining companies, and legal firms. Our experience covers a broad range of mineral commodities including precious metals, coal, industrial minerals, diamonds, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and construction materials.

Website: www.dolbear.com

Bergen Asset Management

Bergen Asset Management, LLC (“Bergen”) is a US-based global institutional investor that makes direct investments in high growth public and private companies around the world. Bergen has a substantial track record of successful investments in exploration and mining companies at various stages of their development.

Website: www.bergenasset.com

Clarksons Securities

Clarksons Securities (CS) is a specialized Investment Bank solely focused on Shipping, Oil services,  Metals & Mining and Renewables. CS is part of the Clarksons group, listed on the London Stock Exchange and included on the FTSE 250 index. CS 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$40 Billion for these sectors since 2010. For the Metals & Mining industry we have raised over USD$2.5 Billion during last two years.  

Website: www.clarksons.com/financial/investment-banking

Shuttle Service Sponsor

CrossBoundary Energy

CrossBoundary Energy is a leading developer, owner, and operator of distributed renewable energy solutions for businesses across Africa, providing cheaper and cleaner energy through power purchase and lease agreements. CrossBoundary Energy is currently active in more than 14 African countries and has a portfolio of over USD$230 million of renewable energy projects for commercial and industrial clients across the continent. Recognized by African Solar Industry Association as “Solar Company of the Year”, CrossBoundary Energy’s approach to the industrial renewable energy transition has brought to bear some of the most significant mining hybrid projects in the world.

Website: www.crossboundary.com/energy

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm 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.

From initial exploration to large production projects, Gowling WLG’s Global Mining Group has the in-depth industry experience and the international connections to help your mining projects succeed. With offices across Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East – as well as significant coverage in Africa and South America – we collaborate across countries and service areas to bring you practical, effective solutions.

Our clients include multinational corporations, private and public companies, governments, international banks, state-owned enterprises, hedge funds, investment funds and other financial institutions, as well as high net-worth individuals with global investments.

Website: gowlingwlg.com/en/sectors/mining/global/

Drinks Sponsor


Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With over 45,000 colleagues operating in 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenues of nearly USD$20 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman.

Website: www.marsh.com

OCIM Metals & Mining SA

OCIM Metals & Mining is part of the OCIM Group of privately held companies, who have a long and successful history of providing bespoke trading and financing solutions of alternative assets. Established in Paris in 1961, the Group is headed today by a third generation, founding family member. His unique vision, strategies, passion and entrepreneurial spirit, embody his leadership of experienced mining, finance and trading professionals across Paris, Geneva, and Toronto. Providing tailored, non-dilutive funding solutions to producers and near-term producers in the precious metals space, OCIM seeks to build fair and mutually beneficial relationships in a sustainable development approach.

Website: www.ocim.eu

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. 

As the Corporate and Investment arm of FirstRand Bank Limited (which is wholly-owned by FirstRand Limited), we have access to a network of retail banks in 25 African countries, including Representative Offices and Branches in the UK, India and China. 

Website: www.rmb.co.za

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

Strand Hanson

Strand Hanson is one of London’s foremost, long standing independent advisory boutiques, and is a leading Nominated Adviser to companies in both developed and emerging markets.

Headquartered in London and with an office in Cape Town, South Africa, Strand Hanson’s operations are supported by a global network of advisers and consultants in Africa, South East Asia, South America and the Middle East, providing our clients with local contacts who both understand their regional markets and have global capital market expertise.

Website: www.strandhanson.co.uk

Toronto Stock Exchange

Toronto Stock Exchange & the TSX Venture Exchange are home to more Mining companies than any other market in the world. Companies benefit by having greater access to capital, visibility of transactions, analyst coverage, specialized indices and tailored listing requirements for all sizes of companies.

Website: www.tsx.com

Wood Plc

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Website: www.woodplc.com

Silver Sponsors


Ausenco is a global company redefining what’s possible. Our team is based across 26 offices in 14 countries, with projects in over 80 locations worldwide. Combining our deep technical expertise with a 30-year track record, we deliver innovative, value-add consulting studies, project delivery, asset operations and maintenance solutions to the mining & metals, oil & gas and industrial sectors. We find a better way.

Website: ausenco.com

Baker McKenzie​

Baker McKenzie has a deep history in delivering solutions to the global mining industry in both traditional and newer markets. Launched more than 60 years ago, we have developed into 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. 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 five 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 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 effect of the transition on traditional energy metals (such as copper and aluminium).

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


Digbee ESG is an ESG disclosure platform for the mining industry. A future-looking, right-sized set of frameworks, aligned to the key global standards and accepted by leading stakeholders. It hugely simplifies ESG disclosure for mining corporates and rewards management with the action they take on the ground and in the boardroom.

Website: digbee.com

Drinks Sponsor

Intertek Minerals

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

Mining Plus

Mining Plus is a leading mining technical services provider, consisting of professionals specialising in geology, mining engineering (surface and underground), geotechnical engineering, mine ventilation and operational management.

At Mining Plus, we apply a combination of technical expertise and practical experience to exploration and mining projects globally. We have embraced an attitude of ‘getting it right the first time’ and take pride in providing tailored services to meet client expectations through the delivery of detailed, accurate and timely outcomes.

With a proven record of accomplishment in delivering innovative and practical
solutions, our goal is to ultimately deliver value to a project.

Website: www.mining-plus.com

Societe Generale

Societe Generale is a leading European financial services group. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth. Committed to the positive transformations of the world, the Group seeks to build, together with its clients, a better and sustainable future through responsible and innovative financial solutions.
With a solid position in Europe and connected to the rest of the world, Societe Generale has over 117,000 members of staff in 66 countries and supports on a daily basis 25 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world.

Website: wholesale.banking.societegenerale.com

Solarcentury Africa

Solarcentury Africa is a market leader in the development of solar PV and hybrid storage projects using smart energy technology and controls. We are now in a position to offer some grid connected mines with only paying for the power they use and not having the solar park on their balance sheet. With a decade of experience in Africa our projects, partnerships and technologies generate abundant clean power for all. Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has been around since the start of the industry and now solar PV is a mainstream energy source with storage solutions are green, affordable and unbeatable.

Website: www.solarcenturyafrica.com

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 60 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 people due diligence).


Website: stratum-international.com

Vivo Energy

Since 2011, Vivo Energy, a Vitol Group company, has supplied  high quality fuels and lubricants to both retail and commercial customers.  Today we have full operations in 23 countries across Africa, with lubricants exports to more than ten other African markets.

In an effort to help reduce their CO2 emissions, Vivo Energy has started to offer its clients, so far, primarily in the Mining Sector, fully funded renewable solutions to complement existing or planned thermal generating capacity.

Vivo Energy’s entry into the renewable power sector is well demonstrated by a successful deployment at Robex Resources’ Nampala Mine (Mali) during 2022. 

Website: www.vivoenergy.com

Bronze Sponsors

Digby Wells Environmental

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

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

GenCap Mining Advisory

GenCap Mining Advisory is a fully independent investment banking platform with extensive experience and expertise in mergers and acquisitions and capital markets advisory within the metals and mining industry. We are a team of highly experienced professionals providing services across a broad range of transactions including acquisitions, mergers, asset sales, strategic investments and divestitures.

Website: www.gencapmining.com

Power Sponsor

HIMOINSA Southern Africa

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 3kVA – 3500kVA 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, in bond and at HIMOINSA facilities in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town. 

Website: www.himoinsa.co.za

Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa Limited was established in 1940 through an Act of Parliament (Industrial Development Corporation Act, 22 of 1940) and is fully owned by the South African Government. IDC priorities are aligned with the national policy direction as set out in the National Development Plan (NDP), Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and industry Master plans.

Website: www.idc.co.za

International Facilities Services

International Facilities Services operates throughout Africa and is a market leader in providing full facilities management services. 

With over 20 years’ experience and over 34 sites managed across Africa, we provide peace of mind for our clients by ensuring that their employees’ needs are being taken care of at the highest standard, leaving them to focus on their core objectives and activities. Our clients are made to feel Closer to Home no matter where their sites are located.

We deliver a full range of services. Our core services include catering, laundry, cleaning and housekeeping, maintenance, waste management and hygiene services.

Website: www.ifsafrica.com

International SOS

The International SOS Group of Companies is in the business of saving lives, protecting your global workforce from health and security threats. Wherever you are, we deliver customised health, security risk management and wellbeing solutions to fuel your growth and productivity. In the event of extreme weather, an epidemic or a security incident, we provide an immediate response providing peace of mind. Our innovative technology and medical and security expertise focus on prevention, offering real-time, actionable insights and on-the-ground quality delivery. We help protect your people, your organisation’s reputation, as well as support your compliance reporting needs. By partnering with us, organisations can fulfil their Duty of Care responsibilities, while empowering business resilience, continuity and sustainability.

Website: www.internationalsos.com

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. Our “one-firm” culture—seamless and integrated across all practices and regions—ensures that our clients receive the best of our knowledge and experience. Mayer Brown’s mining practice has a well-established track record of involvement in project finance transactions, listings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures as well as non-transactional matters in the mining sector. Our mining practice is ranked Band 1 in Mining and ranked Band 1 in Mining, Africa-wide by Chambers Global.

Website: www.mayerbrown.com

Project Blue

Project Blue provides market intelligence on energy transition supply chains and the critical materials that underpin them.

Website: theprojectbluegroup.com

TM Partners

TM Partners is recognised as a key partner for executive hiring for mining houses, private equity funds and their portfolio companies.

Through behavioural and technical assessment, we identify professionals for career-defining opportunities by analysing their attributes and potential through a situational lens.

With significant experience across the global mining industry, our team brings deep expertise in executive search, market intelligence and human capital advisory.

Website: tmpartnersgroup.com

Drinks Sponsors


BlytheRay is London’s top ranked financial PR firm for mining companies.

We believe in harnessing the world’s natural and built environment, sustainably, for the benefit of communities, humankind and the planet.

The team has global expertise, representing companies located in numerous jurisdictions, and is focused on becoming a trusted partner to our clients, delivering value to shape perceptions and build and maintain stakeholder trust and support. 

Website: www.blytheray.com

Cape Mining Club

The Cape Mining Club was founded in 2020 and provides a networking hub for those who reside or work near Cape Town with links to the mining sector. Our current network consists of senior mining executives, fund managers, geologists, mining engineers, recruitment agencies, analysts and more.

Our regular events are held in a relaxed setting for our members to engage on industry topics but also serving as a platform where exploration or mining deals can be achieved, service providers can be contracted, all forms of capital to fund exploration and mining deals can be sourced and exploration and mining in Africa can be promoted.

Website: www.capeminingclub.com


Geodrill is a mineral driller with operations focused on West Africa and South America. With the largest fleet of modern multi-purpose rigs, Geodrill provides a broad selection of diverse drilling services, including exploration, delineation, underground and grade control drilling, to meet the specific needs of its clients. With its multi-year contracts, a strong balance sheet, and organic growth opportunities, Geodrill is well-positioned for for 2022. GEO:TSX

Website: www.geodrill-gh.com

Biltong Sponsor

BHP Xplor

BHP Xplor is dedicated to accelerating innovative, early-stage mineral exploration start-ups to find the critical resources necessary to drive the energy transition.

Website: www.bhp.com/xplor

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 renewable energy projects with a capacity of more than 5,700MW. juwi has around 1,150 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 energy projects economically and reliably, thereby delivering the best value projects for our customers.

Website: www.juwi.co.za

Wifi Sponsor

ATS Group

Africa’s leading remote site and facilities management expert. Operating in 25 African countries, ATS offers the full suite of facilities management services to our remote sites clients.

Website: www.atsgroup.net