MOTA 2023 conference brings together key stakeholders to explore collaborations for sustainable mining
The Mining On Top Africa (MOTA) conference is set to take place at The Westin Paris – Vendome in the French capital on July 12th and 13th, 2023. The event will feature influential leaders and investors from the mining industry, focusing on Africa’s top mining investment countries.
MOTA 2023 – Sustainable mining
With a strategic aim of fostering collaboration and partnerships for sustainable mining across the continent, MOTA provides a platform for government officials, mining majors, explorers, and investors to connect. The conference will explore the theme of “Mining Tomorrow”, addressing the increasing global demand for critical minerals and the need for corresponding growth in mining investment to achieve sustainable development.
Africa’s leading mining investment countries
Several of Africa’s most attractive mining investment destination countries have confirmed their attendance at MOTA 2023. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Mali, Niger, Senegal, Zambia, Cote D’Ivoire, and Guinea will showcase their abundant mineral resources and advancements in sustainable mining practices. Each of these countries will have dedicated country spotlight sessions, offering valuable insights and investment opportunities.
Key government ministers and officials to headline
Government officials and industry leaders are set to headline the MOTA 2023 conference. The speakers all bring valuable expertise and insights, creating an atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Samou Seidou Adambi, Minister of Water and Mines of Benin
Ousseini Hadizatou Yacouba, Minister of Mines of the République du Niger
Oumar Sarr, Minister of Mines and Geology of Senegal
Stephen G. Roman, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Global Atomic Corporation
Professor Hilaire Elenga, Director General, Centre of Geological & Mining Research, Republic of Congo
Anass Joundy, Regional Head, EBRD Natural resources for South and East Mediterranean region, United Kingdom
Susannah Mclaren, Head of Responsible Sourcing & Sustainability, Cobalt Institute
Gerald Mwila, Director – Geological Survey, Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development, Zambia
Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Director, Center for Energy & Climate, French Institute of International Relations
Nicolas Leconte, Critical Raw Materials and Energy Transition Policy Officer, Economic Diplomacy Directorate, French Europe and Foreign Affairs Ministry
Sodhie B. Naicker Managing Director, DMT Kai Batla
Pierre-Samuel Guedj, President, Director General, Affectio Mutandi
Daniel Stapper, Manager Mines to Market, Pact International, USA
Salimatou Diallo, Managing Director & Founding Partner, ADNA
Rachel Brass, Director Market Linkages, USAID’s Zahabu Safi (Clean Gold) Project, Levin Sources
MOTA 2023’s sessions and speakers will cover a range of critical topics concerning the challenges shaping the future of the mining industry in Africa and beyond. Attendees will see discussions and case studies, and benefit from networking opportunities.
Keynote Panel Session: Africa’s Mining Vision and Future Perspectives
Prominent sector representatives will discuss creating dynamic cross-continental mineral supply chains in Africa, promoting local value addition, exploring cost-effective energy sources, and attracting investors amidst political uncertainty.
The Future of Europe’s and Africa’s Mining Partnership
This session will highlight priorities for commodity security, attracting foreign investment, and fostering partnerships in training, technology, and innovation across Europe and Africa.
In the MENA region, both Egypt and Saudi Arabia have been exploring how to expand their domestic mining operations.
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