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.




8:00 Registration and opening ceremony
SESSION 1 Chairperson: Kwame Addo-Kufuor –  President, Ghana Chamber of Mines and Regional Chief Financial Officer, Newmont Africa
9:30 Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Chairman – Nana Antwi Darkwah, CEO, Events & Projects International
9.35 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
9.45 Remarks by Sulemanu Koney, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
9.55 Presentation by Newmont
10:05 Presentation by Gold Fields – Lead Sponsor
10:15 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, Asanko

PANEL DISCUSSION : Local Content Panel Discussion, National Supply Development Programme

Ben Aryee, Advisor to the Minister, Newmont, ACET

14:30 Presentation: AngloGold Ashanti
14:45 Presentation: Deliberately integrating Mining into other sectors of the economy – Dr Toni Aubynn, Africa Institute of Extractive Industries
SESSION 3 Chairperson: Joe Zvaipa, Asanko
15:00 Country Presentations:
Ghana – Sulemanu Koney, CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines
Burkina Faso – Issa Dominique Konate, Special Advisor for Energy, Mines and Quarries, The Office of President of Burkina Faso
16:00 Presentation – Owner Mining vs Contract Mining – the Economic Labour dilemma
16:20 Presentation – TBC
16:40 Discussions, live tweets and closing thoughts
18:00 End of the day. Cocktail Reception



8:00 Registration
SESSION 1 Chairperson: Dr Ben Adoo
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, Sandvik, KITE
10:30 Presentation by VRA
10:35 Presentation by Energy Commission
10:45 Discussions / Live Tweets
11:15 Refreshment Break
SESSION 2 Chairperson: Steve Ndede
11:45 Presentation on Health & Safety – Dr Koduah Dapaah, Chirano Gold Mines Ltd
12:00 Presentation by Salim Adam, Winner of GMIA Award
12:15 Presentation – Sponsor
12:35 Discussions / Q&As / Live Tweets
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
Stanbic, GSE, Mark Addo
14:45 Presentation on Human Capital and Technical Skills Development – UMAT
15:00 Presentation – Women in Mining
Georgette Barnes
15:20 Presentation on SDGs and CSR – Prof Wayne Dunn
16:40 Discussions / Q&A’s
16:45 Way forward

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