WAMPOC 2018

West African Mining & Power Conference

Endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, the Volta River Authority and the Electricity Company of Ghana in 2016, this event, has been dubbed the West African Mining Indaba. It is attended by industry stakeholders and influential decision-makers with an interest in the Mining and Power Sectors in Ghana and West Africa.

The Ghana Chamber of Mines will once again hold its Annual General Meeting on the third and final day bringing together representatives of the industry as well as partner Chambers of Mines from across the sub-region.

Over 150 delegates attend WAMPOC including government and academia to discuss latest regulations, policies, challenges and opportunities set within a comprehensive information packed 2-day programme.

 A full agenda will be available shortly.

THE 2018 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME IS NOW LIVE

DAY ONE

WEDNESDAY, 30 MAY 2018

8:00

THEME“A responsible and sustainable mining industry; a partner for national development”  

                                       Registration           Opening Ceremony
SESSION 1

Chairperson: Kwame Addo-Kufuor –  President, Ghana Chamber of Mines and Regional Chief Financial Officer, Newmont Africa

09:30 Welcome remarks & Introduction of Chairman
Nana Antwi Darkwah, CEO, Events & Projects International
9.35 Chairman’s Remarks
9.45 Remarks by Sulemanu Koney, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
9.55 Presentation by Alfred Baku, Executive Vice-President and Head, West Africa, Gold Fields – Lead Sponsor
10:15 Remarks by Honourable Minister John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources
12:30 Keynote Address
H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Rep. of Ghana
11:00 Visit of Exhibition booths / Refreshments
12:00 Presentation: Ghana Gas
12:30 Lunch
   
SESSION 2 Chairperson: Fred Attakumah, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, Asanko Gold Ghana Ltd
13:30

PANEL DISCUSSION : Local Content Panel Discussion, National Supply Development Programme
Ben Aryee, Advisor to the Minister, Newmont, ACET, Dr Kojo Busia, Co-ordinator – African Minerals Development Centre

14:35

Presentation: Deliberately integrating Mining into other sectors of the economy – Dr Toni Aubynn, Africa Institute of Extractive Industries

14:55 Presentation: Deliberately integrating Mining into other sectors of the economy – Dr Toni Aubynn, Africa Institute of Extractive Industries

15:15

15:45

Presentation: Ghana Gas

Refreshments

SESSION 3

Chair person: Joe Zvaipa, Asanko

16:30

Country Presentations
Ghana – Addae-Antwi Boasiako, CEO, Minerals Commission of Ghana
Burkina Faso – Issa Dominique Konate, Special Advisor for Energy, Mines and Quarries, The Office of President of Burkina Faso
Cote d’Ivoire 

16:45

Presentation – David Johnson, Vice President and Head of Stakeholder Relations, Gold Fields, West Africa Region

17:00

Presentation – Owner Mining vs Contract Mining – the Economic Labour dilemma – Steven Agyeman, Kinross Chirano

17:15

 

17:30

 

TOTAL Optimiser – Jean-Francois SCHOEPP, General Manager – Commercial Sales & Solar, TOTAL Africa Division

The Impact of innovation and technology on future Mining Projects and Operations – Casper Dzomeku, Independent Process Consultant & immediate past General Manager of the Ma’aden Gold and Base Metal’s Flagship Ad Duwayhi  Gold Mine, Saudi Arabia

Discussions and closing thoughts

18:00 Cocktail Reception

DAY TWO

THURSDAY, 31 MAY 2018

8:00 Registration
SESSION 1

 

Chairperson: Mr James Anaman, Public Affairs Consultant

9:05 Keynote Address – Energy
9:30

 

Panel Discussion – Evolution of the local Energy Sector – Automation, Technological innovations shaping the Mining industry, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Energy, Fred Attakumah, KITE, ECG

10:30 Presentation by VRA
10:35

 

Abundant Gas Supply in Ghana:- Prospects & Opportunities for Power Generation – Dr Nii Darko Asante, Director – Technical Regulation, Energy Commission

10:45 Discussions / Live Tweets
11:15 Refreshment Break
 

SESSION 2

 

Chairperson: Steve Kofi Ndede, General Manager, Perseus Mining Ghana Ltd, Edikan Mine

11:45

Presentation on Health, Safety & Environment – Dr Koduah Dapaah, Chirano Gold Mines Ltd

12:00

Promoting Responsible Small Scale Mining in West Africa – The Solidaridad Experience – Yaw Britwum Opoku, Gold Programme Manager, Solidaridad Ghana

12:15 Renewal Solar Energy/Power – Margot Le Guen, Senior Business Developer, TOTAL EREN
12:35 Discussions / Q&As 
13:00 Networking Lunch
   
SESSION 3

 

Chairman: Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, Consultant & Former CEO,  Ghana Chamber of Mines     

14:00

Panel Discussion on Raising Capital and financing of Mining projects
Juliet Sheiddy Akamboe, Head – Mining and Metals, Stanbic, Ghana Stock Exchange, Baafour Asiamah-Adjei, President/CEO of Genser Energy Ghana Limited

14:45

Financial Services and Mining within the Digital Age – Henry Ampong Head, Corporate Banking – ECOBANK

15:00 Human Capital and Technical Skills Development – Prof Jerry S Y Kuma, Vice-Chancellor & Professor of Hydrogeology and Geophysics, University of Mines and Technology

15:15

15:45

 

Promoting Sustainable Mining for Sustainable Development – Georgette Barnes, Women in Mining

Carbon-in-Pulp Elution Optimization in Mineral Processing– Philip Acquah, CEO – Pheebe’s Consult Ltd

Presentation – Ahmed Salim

16:00 Discussions / Q&A’s
16:30 Way forward & Closing Remarks