Six ways Mining Indaba helps junior mining companies secure funding


Getting funded is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with the help of Mining Indaba

As one of the world’s largest investment events, Mining Indaba is the place to be for junior mining companies seeking investment opportunities. The 2020 event aims to attract more than 600 global investors and corporate development teams, offering limitless opportunities to secure funding.

Mining Indaba provides a platform for junior miners to promote their projects and raise their profile to global investors and international media; to build relationships amongst a high-profile investment community; and gain a better understanding of what investors are looking for, with months’ worth of meetings conducted over four days.

One of our primary goals is to connect junior miners with capital. We remain dedicated to helping junior mining companies secure funding through various avenues – here are just six of them. 

1. The Junior Mining Showcase is a dedicated exhibition space for junior and mid-tier mining companies
Strategically placed next to the Investor Lounge, the showcase brings junior miners close to capital holders, encouraging organic interactions. This space offers maximum visibility to investors through branded booths and an opportunity to showcase exciting projects in Africa. Restricted morning access for mining executives and investors provides an intimate and private atmosphere to conduct confidential meetings. This year, we have added extra booths, creating additional capacity for junior mining companies.

2. The Junior Mining Forum promotes insightful discussions on mining markets
Through expert discussions with investors, analysts, junior miners and end users, the Junior Mining Forum is dedicated to exploring the factors which drive investment decisions within African mining markets. The insights gained from the forum assist junior miners in thinking about how to appeal to investors. Top sessions at this year’s Mining Indaba include:
  • Are we reaching a long-run bull market in gold?
  • Are junior gold projects in west Africa attractive to investors?
  • Can the SA PGM market turn around?
  • What strategy do car manufacturers and battery makers have in place to increase the supply of battery materials?
  • What practises
3. The Investor Relations (IR) service connects companies to suitable investors
The personalised IR service, which is available to every exhibiting company, helps facilitate investment goals at Mining Indaba. Using in-depth knowledge of mining financial markets, the IR team builds a comprehensive understanding of each company’s investment proposition. At the point of registration, the investment criteria of over 600 investments is captured to match mining companies with those investors most suited to them. The IR team uses this information to help arrange meetings with only the most suitable investors, financiers and analysts.
 
4. Special delegate rates encourage junior mining companies to attend
Mining Indaba continues to offer junior mining companies one of the lowest rates available, making participation in the event and access to investment opportunities more accessible.
 
5. The Investment battlefield: a platform to pitch exciting emerging projects in Africa
The investment battlefield elevates the profiles of junior mining companies by providing a platform to pitch their projects to the global finance community live on stage. Successful participants benefit from new connections with high-profile investors and international media coverage. The investor judges also offer direct feedback on how to maximise appeal to attract funding, significantly increasing chances of junior miners securing capital.
 
6. Business matchmaking facilitates meaningful business connections
Mining Indaba’s leading business matchmaking service allows attending companies to quickly and easily filter through over 6000 delegates to find top business matches. This service uses intelligent matchmaking to facilitate meaningful interactions with appropriate financiers.
We are excited to host this year’s junior mining companies and look forward to providing a platform to discuss investment drivers and emerging projects in Africa, and ultimately to help junior miners secure funding by facilitating engagement with investors.
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