Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Nedbank CIB

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking provides a full spectrum of banking solutions through innovative debt, sustainable finance solutions, 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

Clarksons Platou Securities

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 40 Bn for these sectors since 2010. For the Metals & Mining industry we have raised over USD 2.5 Billion during last two years.

Website: www.securities.clarksons.com

DIGBEE Ltd

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: thedigbee.com

DRA Global

DRA Global Limited (ASX: DRA | JSE: DRA) (DRA or the Company) is a multi-disciplinary engineering, project management and operations management group predominantly focused on the mining and minerals resources sector. DRA has an extensive global track record, spanning more than three decades and more than 7,500 studies and projects as well as operations and maintenance solutions across a wide range of commodities.  

DRA has expertise in mining, minerals and metals processing and related non-process infrastructure including ESG, water and energy solutions for the mining industry. DRA delivers advisory, engineering and project delivery services throughout the capital project lifecycle from concept though to operational readiness and commissioning as well as ongoing operations, maintenance and shutdown services.  

DRA, headquartered in Perth, Australia, and services its global customer base through 20 offices across Asia-Pacific, North and South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Website: www.draglobal.com

Fluor South Africa (PTY) LTD

Fluor is building a better world by applying world-class expertise to solve its clients’ greatest challenges. For more than a century, Fluor has served clients in the mining & metals, energy, chemicals, government, industrial, infrastructure, advanced technology and life sciences sectors.  Consistently rated as one of the world’s safest contractors, Fluor’s primary objective is to develop, execute and maintain capital projects on schedule, within budget and with operational excellence. Fluor has 41 000 employees serving clients and projects in 30 countries across the globe.

Website: www.fluor.com

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG is an international law firm created by the combination of Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading UK-based 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/natural-resources/

Marsh

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor, with over 40,000 colleagues worldwide and over 700 colleagues in South Africa across 9 offices. Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan, the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Founded over 150 years ago, our purpose is to protect and promote possibility – helping our clients dream bigger, reach further, and plan for the opportunities ahead.

Website: www.marsh.com

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

Founded in 1993, Strand Hanson is a modern merchant bank, headquartered in London and providing market-leading, independent advice to ambitious and growing businesses across the world. The firm advises over 50 AIM-listed corporate clients operating across six continents, of which 33 are involved with extractive industries, and is the leading Nominated Adviser to natural resource companies on AIM.

Strand Hanson has a specific focus on Africa and in 2008 became the first of its peer group to establish a dedicated African office in Cape Town, South Africa. Our global presence is further enhanced with offices in Singapore and Argentina, providing our clients with local contacts who both understand their regional markets and have global capital market expertise.

Strand Hanson provides high quality financial and strategic advice to public and private companies undertaking IPOs, secondary fundraisings and M&A transactions. Our independent model allows us to provide advice and financial solutions without a conflict of interest, ensuring our clients’ interests come first.

Website: www.strandhanson.co.uk

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

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).
 

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

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/

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.

Website: www.rmb.co.za

Societe Generale

Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth.

Active in the real economy for over 150 years, Societe Generale supports on a daily basis 26 million individual clients, businesses and institutional investors around the world by offering a wide range of advisory services and tailored financial solutions.

The Group is built on three complementary core businesses:
-French Retail Banking
-International Retail Banking, Insurance and Financial Services to Corporates
-Global Banking and Investor Solutions

Website: wholesale.banking.societegenerale.com

Solarcentury

In sub-Sahara Africa, Solarcentury Africa is a market leader in the development of solar PV and hybrid storage projects using smart energy technology and controls. With over a decade of experience in Africa our projects, partnerships and technologies generate clean power for investors, businesses and communities. Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has been around since the start of the solar industry. We’ve been part of the rapid evolution that has made solar PV a mainstream energy source that it is today and now that storage solutions are affordable this renewable energy force is 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 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

TMX Group

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

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

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 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, in bond and at HIMOINSA facilities in Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Website: www.himoinsa.co.za

Industrial Development Corporation

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

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

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: www.mining-plus.com

Release by Scatec

Release is a flexible leasing agreement of pre-assembled and containerised solar PV and battery equipment, securely integrated with your power infrastructure. Release is powered by Scatec, a leading renewable power producer with more than 3.5 GW in operation and under construction on four continents.

Designed to overcome challenges associated with adopting solar power, Release offers customers their own solar plant without the need for large investments or long-term contractual commitments.

Website: www.releasesolar.com

Drinks Sponsors

BlytheRay

BlytheRay is London’s Number One ranked IR/Financial PR firm for the mining industry.

Website: www.blytheray.com

Geodrill

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

Barista Sponsor

Juwi Renewable Energy

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 5,700 MW. 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; from camp builds, catering, cleaning and procurement.

Website: www.atsgroup.net

Media Partner

Mining Digital Magazine

Mining Digital Magazine is the Digital Community for the global mining industry. Mining Digital Magazine covers smart mining, digital mines, mine of the future, mining technology, AI & Automation – connecting the world’s largest community of mining executives. Mining Digital Magazine focuses on mining news, key mining interviews, mining videos, the ‘Mine of the Future Podcast’ series along with an ever-expanding range of focused mining white papers and webinars.

Website: https://miningdigital.com/