DRC Mining Awards embraced
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INSPIRATIONAL individuals and companies will next month be honoured during the Democratic Republic of Congo Mining Industry Awards.
The awards will be conferred at a high-level gala dinner during the iPAD
DRC Mining and Infrastructure Indaba in Kinshasa on October 15.
The mining community has also embraced the awards, according to Nicole Smith, the event director.
Smith said when they launched the awards last year, the industry responded with such enthusiasm that it was a tremendous success.
“This year we bring the awards back with new and exciting features. We have added a new category, namely Mining Woman of the Year, to honour the role and impact of women in this sector. Also, to again guarantee fairness
and transparency, we have a new panel of independent judges who are overseeing the selection process,” Smith said.
“Once again the Awards are presented by the DRC Chamber of Mines and our premier media partner, Mining Review Africa and we look forward to hearing from the industry that has the opportunity to nominate and recognise the leading mining operations and key players in the industry.”
The categories include the Lifetime Achievement Award, Best performer in Environmental Management, Best performer in Occupational Health and Safety, Best performer in Social Investment, Mining Company of the Year, Best performer in Innovation and Outstanding Woman in Mining.
The DRC’s Ministry of Mines is an official supporter of the 11th edition of iPAD DRC.
The event has already secured impressive industry support through the diamond sponsorship of Ivanhoe Mines as well as Banro Corporation, Engen and Tenke Fungurume Mining as platinum sponsors and Tiger Resources Limited and Aggreko as gold sponsors.
iPAD DRC Mining and Infrastructure Indaba is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the United Kingdom.
– CAJ News
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