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Business News of Monday, 28 January 2013

Source: GNA

Ghana Chamber of Mines Mining Summit slated for June

The Ghana Chamber of Mines will hold its biennial mining conference and exhibition from the 12th – 14th June 2013 in Accra to help reposition the country as a gateway for mining investment in the West Africa sub-region.

The two-day Conference and three-day exhibition which will be held concurrently is on the theme: “Making mining the true catalyst for development – Thinking outside the box.”

A statement from the Ghana Chamber of Mines signed by Ahmed Nantogmah, Director, Public Affairs and Environment, said the conference and the exhibition were being organized on the back of the increased activity on the mining scene and the renewed interest of the investor community in Ghana.

Dr Toni Aubynn, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, the summit will help reposition Ghana as the gateway for mining investment and business opportunities in West Africa and also connect mining companies with investors, suppliers and government officials to explore the vast mining and development opportunities.

“Among others, the summit will help stakeholders and industry players learn about the changing mining environment in Africa and the opportunities they offer, how governments are reforming mining codes, understand how to build relationships with regional government institutions, master mining risks and regulations, showcase their products and services to the extractive companies in West Africa,” he added.

Mr Daniel Owuredu, President of the Chamber, said the Ghana Mining Summit would discuss the unique prospects in the mining investment arena, spotlighting the movers and shakers, current hot spots, gaps and expert recommendations.

“The summit will also provide an interactive three day platform for exhibitors to network with the movers and shakers of the extractive industry space in Ghana and beyond. At the Summit, delegates will learn about changes in regulatory policies, outlook for bulk resources like iron ore, bauxite, manganese, rare metals as well as precious metals”, he reiterated.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines Mining Summit 2013 is the leading mining industry event dedicated to promoting new investment & exploration opportunities for investors, miners and financiers, the statement added.

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