Programme West Africa Mining Conference

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Programme

Wednesday 8th of October


09:00 Registration and Coffee

Welcome and introduction


09:30 Introduction by Moderator
- Overview of program and practicalities 

09:40 Introductory Remarks by H.E. Mr Per Carlson Ambassador of Sweden to Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Senegal and Sierra Leone

09:50 Mr. Cherif Sayed, Vice President Middle East & North Africa, Business Sweden
- Background of the Conference, and vision for future actions 

Session one - B2B meetings


10:00 – 12:30 B2B meetings according to separate agenda
- Representatives from 15 mining companies and 8 Swedish companies – agenda to be completed

12:30 Networking lunch in the Market Place

Session two - Swedish Mining: A strong industry cluster


13:00 – 15:00 Company presentations Block 1

15:00 Coffee

Session three - mining in Sweden and French-speaking West Africa: Markets, opportunities and players


15:20 – 18:00 Round Table discussion
- Representatives from participating mining groups (Anglo Gold Ashanti, Avocet, Endeavour Mining, Glencore, IAM Gold, La Mancha, Guinea Alumina, Newcrest, Nordgold, Randgold Resources, SNIM, SODEMI, Sored Mine, Teranga Gold) 

20:00 Dinner
- Welcoming speech
- Brief Summary of the first day followed by information for day two 

Thursday 9th of October

Session one - Financial solutions and legal advice


09:00 Mr. Johan Dahl, Senior Advisor, the Swedish Export Credits Guarantee Board (EKN)
- EKN has been commissioned by the government to promote Swedish exports and the internationalisation of Swedish companies, and insures export companies and banks against the risk of non-payment in export transactions 

09:10 Mr. André Sebelius, Regional Head of Middle East & Africa, Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK)
- SEK is an export promoting agency lending money to Swedish exporters and their overseas customers 

09:20 Mr. Agboyibor Pascal, Partner, Cabinet Orrick Rambaud Martel, Paris
- Pascal Agboyibor heads Orrick’s Africa practice, a multicultural team which includes corporate, finance and dispute resolution lawyers based in Orrick’s offices worldwide and specialized in advising on complex projects in the mining sector.

Session two - Swedish mining: A strong industry cluster


09:40 – 12:30 Company presentations Block 2

12:30 Networking lunch in the Market Place

Session three - Swedish mining: A strong industry cluster


14:00-15:00 Company presentations Block 3

Session four - Safety and CSR


15:00 Round table discussion
- Mr. Luther Yameogo, Director of Diakonia in Burkina Faso
- Other organisations
- Company representatives

16:00 Concluding remarks