Mining Investment Botswana Prepares to Open its Doors

2017’s Mining Investment Series seeks to draw international investors to Botswana to explore mining opportunities in the region

Mining Investment Botswana, part of the Global Mining Investment Conference Series, will be launched in Gaborone, Botswana from 13-15 February, 2017. This will be the only location in Southern Africa within the entire Mining Investment Series for 2017 and it seeks to draw international investors to Botswana to explore the mining opportunities in the country and the region.

Mining Investment Botswana is a strategic global mining conference that connects miners, investors, government officials and service providers for networking, partnering and business matching opportunities. Since its inception in Singapore in 2015, Mining Investment Conferences have successfully expanded beyond Asia to Panama, Oman and Nigeria with the same core objectives of highlighting mining investment opportunities in the host country and region as well as providing a networking, business matching and partnerships platform.

In Botswana, this inaugural conference is expected to gather more than 200 attendees from various parts of the world to discuss on how industry players are coping with the volatile commodity prices, capital raising, investment strategies, technical innovations and where the mining industry is headed. Various aspects of the mining industry in Botswana will also be discussed through presentations and panel discussions by senior representatives from Botswana.

Key speakers include:

·         Hon Tshekedi Khama, Minister, Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Botswana

·         Hon Vincent Seretse, Minister for the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana

·         Charles Siwawa, CEO Botswana Chamber of Mines

With growing interest to explore other sources of mining investment opportunities in the Southern African region, the response towards Mining Investment Botswana has been encouraging and various speakers, sponsors and exhibitors have thus come on board for this event.

One of the conference speakers, Mr Clyde Russell, Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist at Thomson Reuters, said: “I am pleased to return to the Southern African region to share my insights on the mining industry and investment opportunities. Having spoken at and attended previous Mining Investment Conferences held in Singapore, I am confident this will be another quality event for all attendees.”

Mr Harvey Nkosi, Country Manager - Group Business Development in SADC region at Fraser Alexander, added: “Fraser Alexander is honoured to be one of the sponsors for Mining Investment Botswana and we look forward to reaching out to various conference attendees at this event.”

More information on the conference can be found at www.mininginvestmentbotswana.com. Mining Investment Botswana is organised by Spire Events (Singapore) together with its local partner, Koos Segola Business Solutions.