ABUJA, (CAJ News) – ORGANISERS of the upcoming International Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) Nigeria Mining Forum have announced an overwhelming response to the event.
Scheduled for Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday next week, the inaugural event will see some 200 mining experts gather.
Held in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers Nigeria, it is regarded as a long overdue strategic investment platform that will gather key role players in the Nigerian mining space to discuss the way forward with Nigeria’s vastly under-exploited natural resources include about 44 varieties of minerals in over 500 locations.
Attendees will include current and prospective investors, legal advisors, regulators, mining professionals and other stakeholders.
“We are so pleased with the huge interest that the iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum has created, our conference is almost sold out,” said Event Director Nicole Smith.
“It is clear that mining has a bright future in Nigeria and the stakeholders are ready to tackle the challenges head on and plan the way forward.”
iPAD Nigeria Mining Forum is also enjoying widespread support from the industry including the Miners Association of Nigeria as well as the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.
Silver sponsors for the event are Bank of Industry and MRI Trading, while Advocaat, Anthracyte, Banwo & Ighodalo, Carl Dave Consultants Ltd, Kian Smith Trade & Co, Natony Limited, Nigachem and SBOG have signed up as bronze sponsors.
Among confirmed speakers are Mohammed Amate (CEO, Mining Cadastral Office, Nigeria), Loretta Anagiolu (MD, Loc Metal And Minerals Ltd, Nigeria), Dr Innocent Ezuma (CEO, ETA Zuma, Nigeria), Osam Iyahen (Senior Vice-President: Head of Natural Resources, African Finance Corporation (AFC), Nigeria), Olayinka O. Mubarak (Group Head – Sold Minerals and Metals, Bank of Industry, Nigeria), Alex Ndubuisi Nwegbu (CEO, Nigerian Geological Survey, Nigeria Carmie Olowoyo, General Manager-corporate, Symbol Base Metals, Australia) and Philip Andrews, Director, Pridolian,Ireland.
Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK, are organising the event in partnership with PwC Nigeria.
– CAJ News