Global Extractive Industry Priming-Up for West and Central Africa’s Annual Mining Meet in September

The 6th West & Central Africa Mining Summit & Expo 2013, the region’s premier African mining event to be held on September 17-18 at Ghana's Accra International Conference Centre, has been picking-up pace and growing into its largest gathering of industry players to-date.

Online PR News – 04-July-2013 – Singapore – WaCA Mining 2013 will bring together stakeholders such as mining companies – both large and small – equipment and technology suppliers, financiers and investors, experts and advisers, mining industry associations, and governments responsible for the vast deposits in this resource-rich region.

The 2013 Conference will feature a robust panel of speakers from in and around the region, including HE Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister of the Ministry of Mines, Democratic Republic of Congo, who will present on the immense mining opportunities in the DRC; along with Dr Désiré Vencatachellum, Director at the African Development Bank, who will advise on “How to Manage Natural Resources to Provide Growth for the Whole Country.”

Among the many mining industry experts speaking at the two-day Summit will be Mr Craig Anderson, CEO of the Summit’s Platinum Sponsor, the 888 Investment Group, that has constructed the first gold refinery in Ghana capable of producing 9999 bullion products. Operated by 888 Investment Ghana Ltd, the new refinery has the capacity to process up to half a ton of gold per day, providing a lead for other West African countries to follow in the production of bullion products.

Meanwhile, preparations for the 6th WaCA Expo have been accelerated to provide for the largest number of exhibitors ever in the WaCA Mining series, with participation from the global mining industry’s major country players such as Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, USA, India, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands.

The 2013 Exhibition participants include: Shell, Engen, GEA Process Engineering, AGS Frasers Ghana, ECE Cogemacoustics, VBKom Projects, Snowden, WearCheck Africa, E-Global Drilling Corporation, Major Drilling Group, PRD Rigs, ALS Minerals, AAM, Outotec, Citland International, Scaw Metals, Byrnecut Offshore, MBE, Foraco International, Teichmann, T3 Drilling, Reflex Instruments, Westernex, SkyWave Mobile Communications, SRK Consulting, CiDRA Minerals, Tecroveer, and Aramine among many others.

6th WaCA Mining 2013 is endorsed by the Ghana Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), the Ghana Minerals Commission (MC), the Botswana Chamber of Mines (BCM), the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).

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