‘Remain viable’ in the tough economic climate is the theme of a major two-day mining and power conference which begins tomorrow in Accra alongside WAMPEX 2016
Hundreds of delegates arrive in Ghana tomorrow (June 1) to discuss the future of the mining and power sectors across West Africa.
It’s the first day of the West African Mining & Power Conference (WAMPOC 2016) in Accra where the theme is ‘Meeting stakeholder expectations in a challenging global environment’.
The conference runs alongside the West African Mining & Power Exhibition (WAMPEX 2016) at the International Conference Centre in the city, which will be officially opened at 9.30am by Hon Nii Osah Mills, Minister for Lands & Natural Resources.
Guest Speaker Kweku Awotwi, Principal of Africa Power Systems Management, will give a presentation before a tour of the facility to meet exhibitors who have come from across the world, with products and services for the mining and power sectors.
The three-day show opening ceremony also marks the official launch of the newly-formed West African Chamber of Mines (WACOM).
“It brings together the chief executives from the mining chambers in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Fasso,” said Christine Davidson, Vice President of dmg-ems Africa, joint organiser of the show.
Kwame Addo-Kufuor, the new President of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, will chair the first day of the conference, where the welcome address will be given by Nana Antwi Darkwah, CEO of conference organiser Events & Projects International.
The second day of the conference will focus on power supply for the mining sector and will examine reliability and sustainability of supplies. There is also special session on Women in Mining, during the afternoon programme.
WAMPEX and WAMPOC 2016 provide a meeting place for people from across the continent to see new products, understand the latest developments in their sector and network with fellow industry professionals.
“WAMPEX is also ideal to promote learning between countries with rich experience in exploiting mineral resources,” said says Ahmed Nantogmah, Director, External Relations and Communication at the Ghana Chamber of Mines.
“WAMPEX provides a unique opportunity for stakeholders to identify and showcase sustainable models, and improve business efficiency and growth in the sector.”
Full details of the WAMPOC 2016 conference programme can be found at the website www.wampexghana.com/conference along with a full programme and exhibitor list for WAMPEX 2016.
09:00 am Musical Interlude Arrival of Invited Guests
09:30 am Welcome remarks & Introduction of Chairman
Nana Antwi Darkwah, CEO, Events & Projects International
09:35 am Opening Remarks by, President, Ghana Chamber of Mines – Kwame Addo-Kuffuor
09:45 am Address by CEO, Ghana Chamber of Mines Sulemanu Koney,
09:55 am Presentation by Guest Speaker – Kweku Awotwi, Principal, Africa Power Systems Management Inc
10:20 am Presentation by Ecobank – Lead Sponsor
10:40 am Keynote Address 1
Hon Nii Osah Mills – Minister for Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana
11:10 am Closing remarks by Session Chairman – Kwame Addo-Kufuor
11:15 am Cutting of Ribbon, Exhibition Opens
11:20 am Visit of Exhibition booths
11:30 am Refreshments