Africa’s leaders are set to meet European stakeholders in the mining sector in Paris, France, for the sixth Mining On Top Africa (MOTA) conference from 12-13 July 2023.
The conference will allow leading stakeholders across Europe to connect with mineral and metal exploration companies from Africa, to drive collaboration and partnerships for sustainable mining across the continent.
Many African countries will be represented at the event, showcasing their abundant mineral resources and new developments in sustainable mining practices.
Participants will include mining and exploration companies, government representatives, and investors focused on addressing the key challenges that strategic and financial partners face when investing in Africa’s mining industry.
This comes as Namcor earlier this month announced that it has made a third oil discovery with partners Shell and QatarEnergy in the Jonker-1X deepwater exploration well, in the Orange Basin offshore southern Namibia.
The conference will tackle issues such as responsible mining practices, the need for transparency in the mining sector, and the role of governments and other stakeholders in promoting sustainable mining in Africa.
With an emphasis on critical minerals such as Rare Earth Elements, and lithium, which are essential for the manufacturing of high-tech products such as smartphones, electric vehicles and batteries and are expected to see significant growth in the coming years.
Namibia, along with Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and DR Congo have reported significant deposits of these minerals and are looking to develop their mining industries.
The conference will also feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and opportunities for networking among attendees.
Participants and attendees can expect to gain insight from various industry experts and leaders and also participate in discussions on finding new opportunities and solutions to drive the mining industry forward and make it more sustainable.
Additional reporting: Mining Weekly