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


Ausenco is a global company redefining what’s possible. Our team is based across 26 offices in 15 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 and industrial sectors. We find a better way.

Website: ausenco.com

Behre Dolbear

BDI is a minerals industry consulting group, specialising in independent due diligence reviews, valuations and technical reviews of resources and reserves, mining and processing operations, environmental and social aspects (including the application and compliance with the Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards), project feasibility studies, and IE work on project development, construction, and certification. BDI is typically engaged to undertake independent expert reviews and valuations, to provide advisory services and to monitor a company’s or financial institution’s interests through the design, construction, commissioning, ramp-up and operational phases of a project and to undertake Completion Test certification on their behalf.

Website: www.dolbear.com


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

Coris Bank International

Coris Bank International is a banking group that, driven by strong pan-African ambitions, has built its strategic development lever around a unique industrial model adapted to the specificities of its areas of presence. Excellence and innovation are the main criteria of its business model that perfectly meets customer expectations.

With the acquisition of Société Générale’s subsidiaries in Mauritania and Chad, Coris Bank International is now present in eleven (11) countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad and Togo. In addition to its out-of-zone exit, the Coris Group thus covers all countries in the WAEMU region.

Website: coris.bank

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 countries and has a portfolio of over US$400M 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.crossboundaryenergy.com

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

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. Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: Marsh, Guy Carpenter, Mercer and Oliver Wyman.

Website: https://www.marsh.com/za/industries/mining/insights/digging-deep-to-unearth-possibility.html

Rand Merchant Bank

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

As the Corporate and Investment Banking 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 US, UK, India and China.

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

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 over 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


VRIFY’s interactive 3D and 360° presentations equip mining companies and investors with powerful visual context, supported by tools that streamline two-way communication and meetings. By offering a faster and more accurate way to discover and assess any mining company’s investment potential, the VRIFY platform is building a more transparent mining investment ecosystem.

Join the growing community and start discovering today at www.vrify.com.

Website: www.vrify.com

Wood Plc

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, delivering critical solutions across energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Website: www.woodplc.com

Silver Sponsors


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

Digby Wells Environmental

Digby Wells Environmental provides 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

Globe 24-7

Globe 24-7 Mining is a comprehensive talent solutions provider in the mining industry, offering specialized recruitment services tailored for executive roles and local positions. Their expertise spans talent consulting, RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing), and HR services, ensuring seamless talent acquisition and management. With a focus on the mining sector, they excel in single-search executive placements, sourcing local talent, and providing strategic HR guidance. Globe 24-7’s comprehensive approach encompasses RPO solutions, talent consulting for optimal workforce strategies, and HR support, catering to diverse mining enterprises seeking effective, tailored talent acquisition and management solutions.

Website: globe24-7.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/

Solarcentury Africa

Solarcentury was founded in 1998 and became a market leader in the end-to-end development of solar photovoltaics (PV) design and installations. Solarcentury Africa launched in 2020 operates large hybrid projects featuring energy storage systems in several African countries. Headquartered in the UK, Solarcentury Africa has developed and delivered projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eritrea among others. We are a vertically integrated solution provider using cutting-edge design, smart technologies, and robust controls to generate clean and economical power for businesses, communities, and investors.

Solarcentury Africa’s present-day portfolio includes almost 900MW of solar PV and BESS projects under development and construction with a combination of grid-connected and island hybrid solar PV + BESS systems

In 2021, BB Energy acquired Solarcentury’s business in Africa in line with its own energy transition vision. The association between Solarcentury Africa and BB Energy creates valuable synergies with broader capabilities to offer strong financial backing, ensuring there are no barriers for clients securing the right solutions for their specific needs.

Website: www.solarcenturyafrica.com

Stratum International

A global mining board and executive search, recruitment, and trusted leadership advisor. Whether at HQ or Site, we help you hire high-performing leaders across corporate, business-critical, technical, and commercial leadership roles, reducing risk and commercial downtime and increasing ROI.

Through our unique proactive model, we have interviewed more than 7,000 mining leaders over time. We’ve completed 400 mining industry mandates in more than 60 countries.

Clients include junior miners, mid-tiers and majors, and we work extensively with PE firms/funds (including portfolio company recruitment and investment people due diligence).

Website: stratum-international.com

TRM Risk Management

TRM is a Pan-African Insurance and Risk Management Consultancy company. Formed in 2016, TRM provides insurance and risk management advice to clients across the African continent, with a particular focus on infrastructure, heavy industry and energy. Our focus is on bridging the gap between international expertise and local delivery, Pan-Africa. TRM are client first, and in partnership with our international and regional partners provide advice relating to insurance risk transfer and best in class risk management solutions that provide our clients with the comfort that their investments are best protected in the most cost-effective way.

Website: trm.co.za

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

Ava Global Logistics

Ava is built on experience and expertise in the secure international logistics industry, with a specific focus on the precious metals mining sector. We’re multinational, operating through a highly experienced network of local partners, in all precious metals producing countries, which gives us agility in the marketplace and allows us to be highly responsive. Via our customer portal, we give you more control and greater visibility of your shipments, saving you time and giving you peace of mind. Insured by Lloyd’s of London, Ava is able to meet all your secure international logistics needs. So you can trust that your shipment, your business and your reputation are safe with us.

Website: www.thinkava.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 six 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


For more than 50 years, BDO has worked with thousands of clients in exploration, production and services providing customised solutions in every major Natural Resources business centre in the world. Our Natural Resources and Energy team has extensive industry experience and global resources in mining, oil and gas, and renewable centres to help you navigate complex landscapes. With a cross-disciplinary approach to service delivery, BDO can provide you with the right team and appropriate advice to meet your business needs.

Website: www.bdo.com.au/en-au/industries/natural-resources

ESS (Environmental and Social Sustainability)

ESS is an implementation-focused sustainability advisory services firm, based in and servicing Africa and emerging economies.

We increase project investability by de-risking the ESG, HSEC and sustainability aspects of projects for companies and investors.

Our unique HSEC Outsourcing service simplifies HSEC management so your projects are up and running quickly in line with national and international requirements applicable to companies (i.e. IFC Performance Standards) and investors (i.e. Equator Principles).

We solve ESG problems in the countries where you work, and have over 50 multi-lingual team members who live in emerging markets, speak the languages, and understand the local context.

Website: www.essustainability.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

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


The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has a well-established history of operating as a marketplace for trading financial products. It is a pioneering, globally connected exchange group that enables inclusive economic growth through trusted, world-class, socially responsible products, and services for the investor of the future. It offers secure and efficient primary and secondary capital markets across a diverse range of securities, spanning equities, derivatives, and debt markets. It prides itself on being the market of choice for local and international investors looking to gain exposure to leading capital markets on the African continent.

The JSE is currently ranked in the Top 20 largest stock exchanges in the world by market capitalisation, and is the largest stock exchange in Africa, having been in operation for 135 years. As a leading global exchange, the JSE co-creates unlocks value & makes real connections happen.

Website: www.jse.co.za


Marlink smartly integrates hybrid, future-ready network solutions so you can benefit from the best available connectivity and IT to accelerate your digitalisation and empower your remote operations. With decades of industry specific knowledge, Marlink are securely positioned to service projects in the most challenging environments.

A smart network solution tailored to the way you operate. We intelligently integrate network and digital solutions, with active management to ensure the fastest speeds, the best low-latency user experience, the most reliable application access and data flow for real-time operations

Website: www.marlink.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 by Chambers Global.

Website: https://www.mayerbrown.com/en/capabilities/industries/mining?tab=overview

Release Solar AS

Release by Scatec is a renewable energy company that offers a scalable and mobile solution which addresses the world’s current energy crisis. Our innovative technology solution consists of pre-assembled solar power plants and battery energy storage that can be leased on flexible contractual terms made to suit your business needs.

Our plug and play solution is designed to overcome challenges associated with transitioning to renewable energy. We offer customers the opportunity to own their own solar power plant without the need for large investments or long-term contractual commitments.

Website: www.releasesolar.com

Talent Mine International

Talent Mine International is a mining focused consultancy company committed to identifying, qualifying, and presenting the right mining talent to operations and projects globally. We pride our service on delivering a solution-based bespoke process tailored to each mining company. We have become a trusted partner to mining companies across the globe by offering a collaborative and committed approach to talent identification.

Website: www.talentmineinternational.com

Drinks Sponsors


BlytheRay is London’s Number One ranked IR/Financial PR firm for the mining industry serving clients listed on Exchanges including London, Australia, Canada and New York as well as private companies.

Website: www.blytheray.com

EPSA Group

We are an international earthmoving services company for mining and infrastructure projects, proudly serving the industry for over 60 years.

From the start, we have always looked to improve the lives of people and create a better, more sustainable planet for all. Proper management of ESG commitments are fundamental to our future activity; we believe it is necessary to be part of the positive change in the world, and we believe that doing things right is what matters.

Despite being active for over half a century, EPSA has maintained one culture, and our values have held consistent. We pride ourselves on our responsibility, our common sense, and the satisfaction of a job well done, with the ability to innovate and adapt dynamically while still holding the highest possible respect for all cultures around the world.

Website: epsagroup.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 2024. GEO:TSX

Website: www.geodrill-gh.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

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

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 5,700 MW. JUWI has around 1,200 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

Supporting Partners


Established in 1997, Newsfile is your customer-first newswire and regulatory filing team that delivers service and support you won’t find anywhere else in the industry.

Our comprehensive circuits distribute news to a worldwide audience of investors, analysts and institutions while ensuring compliance with all Stock Exchanges by reaching major broker terminals, financial databases, aggregators, media and more.

Choose Newsfile for service excellence powered by experienced professionals who make the difference.

Website: www.newsfilecorp.com

Junior Mining Hub

Junior Mining Hub is a rapidly growing open access platform designed to drive awareness to mining companies and their projects – highlighting industry catalyst events and activities throughout the expansive junior mining sector.

Companies, Projects, Drilling highlights, Stock information is categorized and searchable, providing a cohesive industry picture to the global audience with spatial context. Companies are granted access to update and add projects free of charge, enabling Junior Mining Hub’s team and proprietary algorithms to validate real-time industry news onto the platform hands free for companies and to the benefit of global investment community.

Website: www.juniormininghub.com