Copper, cobalt and nickel – arguably, three of the most valuable minerals in the sector – needed to drive the planet’s sustainability revolution. While Africa has an abundance of these minerals, can it play a truly meaningful role in meeting the planet’s growing demand while Africa’s political instability and lack of transparency remain major concerns for most global investors and end users? This session will explore just how Africa can emerge as a major mining investment hot spot for new tech minerals project developments.
- Understanding Africa’s production potential, and how it can accelerate into the global market?
- Exploring how political risk could impact Africa’s ability to meet growing demand, or not
- The approaching recession – could this drive down prices and affect Africa’s tech minerals development potential?
- The Democratic Republic of Congo – what exactly is this country’s potential by comparison with regional copper/cobalt producing peers and continents?
- Beneficiation - how can Africa control the supply chain and increase product margin?
- Challenges – what else is impacting Africa’s potential to deliver growing demand? Solutions – what is needed to see Africa’s true potential within the sector emerge?
Monday 06 February 15:20 - 16:10 Main Stage
Director, Tavistock Group
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Chair, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) & Global Battery Alliance (GBA)
Global Lead: Metals and Mining, Kearney
Global Head of Tin and Cobalt and Commercial Director – Africa, Gerald Group
Global Co-Head of Metals and Minerals, Trafigura
Senior Mining Specialist, World Bank
CEO, Council for Geoscience