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Spotlight on West Africa region at Mining Investment West Africa Conference

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Published by
Simon Matthis - 19 Feb 2018

West Africa is a region with immense mining potential. The inaugural edition of Mining Investment West Africa ( seeks to capitalise on this and bring global and regional mining stakeholders to Accra, Ghana from 15-16 March and shine the spotlight on West Africa.

With surging commodity prices, especially in gold, there is great opportunity for African mining industry to grow, especially in West Africa. Coupled with improvements in the regional domestic mining landscape and governmental commitment to invest in their mining sector, global mining stakeholders are seizing the opportunity to enter the West African market now.

Mining Investment West Africa serves as a useful gateway to enter the market and examines the region’s mining sector from both macro and micro perspectives, namely:

• How natural resources can boost economic growth

• Equity funding initiatives to advance new exploration projects

• Effective leadership management for mining industry

• Impact of regulatory and legal changes on mining sector

• Artisanal and small-scale mining

MiningTech – Focus on role of technology to inject transformation in West African mining. Technology and innovation are the backbone to improve mining operations and boost profits. West Africa is no exception.

Mining Investment West Africa, through the latest MiningTech Conference stream, seeks to highlight how technology and innovation can drive growth in the region’s mining industry.

MiningTech topics include:

• How digital technology innovations will radically transform the mining industry

• Impact of Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and artificial intelligence on West African markets

Mining Investment West Africa is part of a global Mining Investment Conference Series organised by Spire Events since 2015. In 2017, nine Mining Investment Conferences have already been successfully held in Singapore, Botswana, Nigeria, Germany, India, China, Oman, United Kingdom and Panama. The conference will be launching in new destinations of Argentina, Ghana, Iran, UAE and Canada in 2018.