Conference Programme

The 2020 Conference Programme will be available in the coming months.

Tuesday 3 September 2019
10:00Exhibitor bump-in, Conference Level, Pan Pacific Hotel
10:00Registrations Open (Name Badge Collection), Pan Pacific Hotel Lobby
17:00Welcome Reception, Bar Uma (Lobby Lounge), Pan Pacific Hotel – all delegates welcome, sponsored by Australian Stock Exchange Ltd


Wednesday 4 September 2019

Session One
07:15Arrival Tea, Coffee and Registration
08:15Welcome: Bill Repard, Executive Chairman, Paydirt Media Pty Ltd (5)
08:20Opening Address: Hon. Mark McGowan MLA Premier of Western Australia (15)
08:35H.E. Madame Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Republic of Mali (20)
08:55John Welborn, Managing Director and CEO, Resolute Mining Ltd (25)
09:20Chris Evans, Managing Director, Mali Lithium Ltd (15)
09:35Julian Hanna, Managing Director, MOD Resources Ltd (25)
10:00Questions (5)
10:05Morning Tea, Exhibition Area, sponsored by South African Airways (20)

Session Two
10:25Hon. Gwede Mantashe MP, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Republic of South Africa (20)
10:45Errol Smart, Managing Director and CEO, Orion Minerals Ltd (15)
11:00Tim Carstens, Managing Director, Base Resources Ltd (20)
11:20Tom Revy, Managing Director, BlackEarth Minerals NL (15)
11:35Questions (5)
11:40Q & A: Mitigating and responding to security risks (45)
William Witham, Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) (Convenor); H.E. Madame Lelenta Hawa Baba Ba, Republic of Mali; Tony Sheehan, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT); Lisa Sharland, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI); John Welborn, Resolute Mining Ltd
12:25Lunch, Exhibition Area, sponsored by Solarcentury (50)
Session Three
13:15Sylvain Some, General Director of Mines and Geology, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso (20)
13:35Richard Hyde, Managing Director, West African Resources Ltd (15)
13:50Craig Mackay, Managing Director, Golden Rim Resources Ltd (15)
14:05Andrew Cunningham, Director, Walkabout Resources Ltd (15)
14:20Questions (5)
14:25Panel Discussion: Meet the Ambassadors Part One (45) – Australian and African diplomatic corps come together to discuss the landscape for investment in their respective regions
Dominic Piper, Australia's Paydirt (Convenor); Gita Kamath and H.E. Marthinus van Schalkwyk - South Africa; Jenny Dee and H.E. Christelle Sohun - Mauritius; Bronte Moules (Zimbabwe) and H.E. Frank Bwalya - Zambia; Alison Chartres and H.E. Isaiya Kabira - Kenya; H.E. Joyce Kikafunda - Uganda; Ian Halliday, Australia Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
15:10Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Area, sponsored by Geodrill (20)

Session Four
15:30Hon. Eng. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Republic of Uganda (20)
15:50Richard Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Terramin Australia Ltd (15)
16:05Kojo Annan, Investor and Entrepreneur; Director, Vector Global (20)
16:25John de Vries, Managing Director and CEO; Black Rock Mining Ltd (15)
16:40Yann Alix, Partner – London, Ashurst (20)
17:00Ollie Marion, Partner – Corporate Tax, PwC (15)
17:15Questions (5)
17:20Presentation of the Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) Awards: William Witham, Chief Executive Officer, AAMEG (30)
17:50Cocktail Function, Exhibition Area

Thursday 5 September 2019

Session Five
07:30Arrival Tea, Coffee and Registration
08:30Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC, Australian Minister for Defence (20)
08:50Hon. Naana Eyiah, Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Republic of Ghana (20)
09:10Nick Holland, Chief Executive Officer, Gold Fields Ltd (20)
09:30Archie Koimtsidis, Managing Director and CEO, Cardinal Resources Ltd (15)
09:45Bill Guy, Chairman, Theta Gold Mines Ltd (15)
10:00Dave Manning, Global Head of Hybrid, Juwi Renewable Energies Pty Ltd (15)
10:15Questions (5)
10:20Morning Tea, Exhibition Area, sponsored by Ashurst (20)

Session Six
10:40Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Government of Western Australia (20)
11:00 Dr Janio da Rosa Correa Victor, Secretary of State for Geology and Mines, Republic of Angola (20)
11:20Stephen Wetherall, Managing Director and CEO, Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd (15)
11:35Lindsay Reed, Chief Executive Officer, Minbos Resources Ltd (15)
11:50Phil Edmands, Partner – Energy and Resources, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers (20)
12:10Questions (5)
12:15Panel Discussion: Women in Mining (45)
Di Fleming, Ducere Foundation and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Mauritius (Victoria) (Convenor); Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC, Australian Minister for Defence; Alex Atkins, Alex Atkins & Associates; Peter Bradford, Independence Group NL; Ann Ledwidge, Mako Gold Ltd; Lee-Anne de Bruin, Resolute Mining Ltd
13:00Lunch, Exhibition Area, sponsored by Orezone Drilling (50)

13:00Women in Leadership Lunch, Silver Room, Novotel Perth Langley Hotel
Session Seven
13:50Moses Tshetlhane, Deputy Director, Department of Mineral Affairs Division, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, Republic of Botswana (20)
14:10Jeremy Sinclair, Managing Director, Battery Minerals Ltd (25)
14:35Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Executive Chairman, Kefi Minerals plc (15)
14:50Rupert Morgan, Executive Director – Structured Political Risks, Gallagher UK (15)
15:05 Hon. Keketso Sello, Minister of Mining, Kingdom of Lesotho (20)
15:25Questions (5)
15:30Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Area, sponsored by SkyTEM (20)

Session Eight
15:50Ibrahima Coulibaly, Director General of Mines and Geology, Republic of Ivory Coast (20)
16:10Justin Tremain, Managing Director, Exore Resources Ltd (15)
16:25Peter Ledwidge, Managing Director, Mako Gold Ltd (15)
16:40Steve Parsons, Executive Director, African Gold Ltd (15)
16:55H.E. Dr Samuel Urkato, Minister of Mines and Petroleum, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (20)
17:15Jason de Carteret Africa Development Director Solarcentury Ltd (15)
17:30 Questions (5)
17:35Panel Discussion: Financing projects in Africa – hoops, hurdles and fish bottoms (45)
Dominic Piper, Australia's Paydirt (Convenor); Liam Twigger, PCF Capital Group; Sherif Andrawes, BDO; Charlie Walker, London Stock Exchange plc; Mark Connelly, West Africa Resources Ltd
18:20Cocktail Function, Exhibition Area

Friday 6 September 2019

Session Nine
08:30Arrival Tea, Coffee and Registration
09:00Dr Abdulkadir Mu’azu, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria (20)
09:20Hugh Morgan AC, Director, and Louise Lawrance, Consultant Geologist, Comet Minerals Ltd (20)
09:40Jason Brewer, Managing Director, Force Commodities Ltd (15)
09:55Hon. John Munyes, Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, Republic of Kenya(20)
10:15Matthew Burnell, Director - Africa Group, Herbert Smith Freehills (20)
10:35Roger Baxter, Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council South Africa (20)
10:55Questions (5)
11:00Morning Tea, Exhibition Area, sponsored by PCF Capital Group (20)

Session Ten
11:20Panel Discussion: Meet the Ambassadors Part TwoAustralian and African diplomatic corps come together to discuss the landscape for investment in their respective regions (45)
Dominic Piper, Australia's Paydirt (Convenor); Andrew Barnes and H.E. Edwin Nii Adjei - Ghana; H.E. Jeanne Guehe - Cote d'Ivoire; Claire Ireland and H.E. Bello Husseini - Nigeria; Glenn Miles - Egypt; H.E. Ibrahim Baroudi - Sudan; Berenice Owen-Jones and H.E. Karim Medrek - Morocco; Peter Doyle - Ethiopia; Ian Halliday Australian Trade Investment Commission (Austrade)
12:05Hon. Winston Chitando, Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Republic of Zimbabwe (20)
12:25Mike Christie, Director – Exploration, First Quantum Minerals Ltd (20)
12:45Len Kolff, Chief Operating Officer, IronRidge Resources Ltd (15)
13:00James Rowe, Senior Manger - Listing Compliance, Australian Stock Exchange Ltd (15)
13:15Questions (5)
13:20Lunch, Exhibition Area (60)
Session Eleven
14:20Mohamed Lamine Sy Savane, Director General - Mining Promotion and Development Centre, Republic of Guinea (20)
14:40William Witham, Chief Executive Officer, Australia Africa Minerals and Energy Group (AAMEG) (20)
14:55Hon. Gesler Murray, Minister of Mines and Energy, Republic of Liberia (20)
15:15Peter Clarke, General Manager Industry Engagement, METS Ignited Australia Ltd (20)
15:35Dr Marina Confait, Principal Secretary – Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Seychelles (20)
15:55Questions (5)
16:00Afternoon Tea, Exhibition Area (20)
Session Twelve
16:20H.E. Dr Abbas Elshaikh Mohamed Salih, Undersecretary and Acting Minister of Minerals, Republic of Sudan (20)
16:40Colin Roberts, Chairman, Salternas Ltd (15)
16:55Questions (5)
17:00Closing Panel Discussion (30)
17:30Closing Drinks, Bar Uma (Lobby Lounge), sponsored by PwC