Programme

Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda 2022

OPENING KEYNOTE: PROFILING NIGERIA’S STRENGTHS: ACHIEVEMENTS AND FOCUS AREAS

  • Welcome address from the organiser Vuka Group
  • Welcome address from PwC
  • Welcome address from Miners Association of Nigeria
  • Goodwill message from NIPC
  • Welcome remarks from NEITI
  • Open remarks: Integrated Iron mining and steel making project in the state of Kaduna
  • Nigeria Mining Cadastre Office, Unveils electronic access to Wealth away from Oil a new Online Mineral Title Administration system (Real Time)
  • Ministerial address
  • Presidential address
  • Unveiling and launch of the eMC+
  • Cutting of the exhibition’s ribbon and VIP tour of the exhibition’s floor

NIGERIA’S MINERALOGICAL WEALTH: UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE POTENTIAL

Panel discussion:
  • Bridging the data gaps to improve investment competitiveness
  • Update on research development – which minerals stands out?
  • Nigeria’s mineral wealth: How to make the sector more attractive for investors?
  • Success stories and achievements:  Geo-Technology - Guideline Geos solutions for the mining sector in Nigeria
     

CAPACITY BUILDING: A CRITICAL NEED FOR SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Panel discussion:
  • Local buying centres and equipment leasing build greater transparency
  • Empowering communities to becoming self-sustaining: Case study of tin and columbite miners in Plateau state
  • Encouraging small-scale mining cooperatives: How this sector can contribute positively towards Nigeria’s mining economy through government support
  • Developing local skills to enable local procurement opportunities
  • Building a strong base of intellectual mining skills that make citizens ‘employable’ in the mining sector
  • Success stories and achievements:  Mining innovation: Developing solutions that are adaptable to the mining sector in Nigeria

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ESG IMPACT: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Sponsored by TotalEnergies 

Panel discussion:
  • Mining with integrity: How to meet compliance requirements
  • Developing a responsible mining sector in Nigeria and adopting the correct methodology
  • Understanding Nigeria’s unique environmental needs and risks: What should miners know?
  • From social disruption and community opposition to developing community programmes and buy-in strategies
  • Developing new policies and frameworks for the environment to protect both miners and communities
  • Success stories and achievements:  Artisanal mining - Cluster development, biometrics and formalisation

FINANCE AND INVESTMENT: CREATING AN ATTRACTIVE BUSINESS MODEL

  • Success stories and achievements:  Artisanal mining - Cluster development, biometrics and formalisation
  • Improving access to funding in the Nigerian Mining Sector, Role of the Solid Minerals Development Fund
  • How to solve the continuous ‘walking in circles’ scenario to access capital for miners?
  • The race to receiving funding: How to be the lucky winner?
  • If the 10% leasing plan is not affordable for all, which alternative finance solutions could be more affordable to assist local miners?
  • Success stories and achievements: Gold Investment and logistics

MINING INVESTMENT: THROWING MISPERCEPTIONS OUT THE DOOR

  • Presentation: Competitive Tender Process for the Selection of Bidders for the Development Of Nigeria’s Delineated Bitumen Blocks
  • Presentation: The positive investment experience in Nigeria: The Segilola project
  • Business in Africa has its own unique operating environment but quality mineralisation trumps concern. Nigeria has a lot to offers investors in this regard. 
  • The ministry has put many investment-friendly policies in place. What are they and how will they encourage investment?
  • Success stories and achievements: Gold

MinDiver: Project Updates

  • Presentations: MinDiver – Project Status Update:
  • Full report on the MinDiver Project 
  • Success stories and achievements: The Nigerian Mineral Resources Decision Support System (NMRDSS) – a milestone in the mining sector related data management and analysis: status and further development

Local content requirements: Enhancing the economy through downstream mineral value creation

Panel discussion:
  • Creating a supporting system that will encourage local processing and product manufacture
  • Policy development: Implementing local requirements to encourage local transformation, job creation and livelihood
  • How Nigeria can capitalise on the commercialisation of its minerals
  • Developing competitive and emerging markets as a solution for miners to sell their goods
  • How can women contribute more effectively in upstream and downstream supply chain opportunities
  • Success stories and achievements: Unlocking potentials for battery minerals in Nigeria

Success stories and achievements: Unlocking potentials for battery minerals in Nigeria

Panel discussion:
  • What is the state policy on the ease of doing business for mining operators?
  • Evaluating the current state of artisanal and small-scale miners: Where are we at?

Closing session: The futuristic approach to ensuring Nigeria’s mining sector conforms to first-world expectations: New resolutions ahead