DRC’s mining doyens in line for awards
ngo From JEAN KASSONGO in Kinshasa, DRC
KINSHASA, (CAJ News) – SOME inspirational individuals and companies in the mineral-rich Democratic Republic of Congo will be rewarded when more than 1 000 stakeholders in the mining industry meet in Lubumbashi next month.
The Mining Industry Awards are among the major highlights of the DRC Mining Week expo and conference, which Minister of Mines, Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, will open.
Cameroon’s Minister of Industry and Technology Development, Ernest Gwaboubou, will also attend the opening keynote session.
Ivanhoe Mines, Tiger Resources, Tenke Fungurume, Randgold and Banro are some of the mining pioneers named as finalists in this year’s coveted awards that will take place on June 8.
DRC Mining Week will provide four days of high-level networking, free training and the latest technologies, including a Power Focus Day, two-day conference, technical workshops, indoor and bigger outdoor expo, the Mining Industry Awards, CEO roundtables, business-to-business speed-networking and site visits.
As with past editions, the DRC Mining Week has secured the – support of the industry through the platinum sponsorships of Banro Corporation, Engen, Standard Bank and Tenke Fungurume Mining. Aggreko, Ernst&Young, ERG, NEC, Tiger Resources Limited, Total and Vodacom are gold sponsors.
DRC Mining Week 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.
The DRC mining industry is significantly important in the world’s production of cobalt, copper, diamond, tantalum and tin, as well as gold.
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