DRC Mining Week to celebrate successes and focus on challenges of mining sector in Lubumbashi in June

  • May 27, 2016

Finalists announced in coveted DRC Mining Industry Awards

Ivanhoe Mines, Tiger Resources, Tenke Fungurume, Randgold and Banro are just some of the mining pioneers in the DRC that have been named as finalists in this year’s coveted DRC Mining Industry Awards that will take place on 8 June in Lubumbashi.  It is part of the DRC Mining Weekexpo and conference which will be opened by the DRC’s Minister of Mines, H.E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, while Cameroon’s Minister of Industry and Technology Development, H.E Ernest Gwaboubou, will also attend the opening keynote session.

More than a thousand mining professionals are expected from 8-9 June at the only mining expo and conference providing market intelligence, strategic solutions and innovative technologies for mining operations.  DRC Mining Week will provide four days of high-level networking, free training and the latest technologies, including a Power Focus Day, two-day conference, technical workshops, indoor and bigger outdoor expo, the Mining Industry Awards, CEO roundtables, B2B speed-networking, and site visits.

The finalists in the DRC Mining Industry Awards are:

Category: Clean Energy Project of the Year


Ivanhoe Mines

Randgold Resources

Tiger Resources SEK

Category: Community Development & Local Content

Banro Foundation


Ivanhoe Mines

Kamoto Copper Company

MMG Limited

Randgold Resources

Tenke Fungurume Mining

Tiger Resources SEK

Category: HR/Outsourcing Leader of the Year

Banro Corporation

Randgold Resources

MD Sevices SARL

Tenke Fungurume Mining

Category: Lifetime Achievement Award

André Kapanga, General Manager, Tenke Fungurume Mining

Desire Sangara, Vice-President, Government Relations, Banro Corporation

Deven Shingala, CEO, Rutu Technologies

Gustave Nzeng, Chairman, Kamoto Copper Company

Louis Watum, Managing Director, Ivanhoe Mines

Simon Tuma-Waku, Vice President, Federation of Congolese Enterprises

Paul Yenga Mabolia, Executive Director, Mining Cadastral

Category: Mining Company of the Year

Banro Corporation

Ivanhoe Mines

MMG Limited

Randgold Resources

Sicomines Sarl

Tenke Fungurume Mining

Category: Outstanding Woman of the Year

Chantal Bashizi, Administrative Director, Cadastre Minier, Cami

Dorine Akinyi, Director, Dorime Radiators SARL

Dorothée Masele, Senior social communications Specialist, Tenke Fungurume Mining

Marie Chantal Kaninda, Chef Advisor External Affairs Africa, Rio Tinto

Yvette Mwanza Mwamba, Executive Director, African Smelting Group

The following companies are sponsors of the DRC Mining Industry Awards:

– EY as verification partner

– ACF & Associates (Outstanding Woman of the Year)

– ERG (HR/Outsourcing Leader of the Year).

DRC Mining Week speaker and programme highlights include:::

Opening session: Maintaining sustainable growth & competition in an age of capital austerity

Chairperson: Simon Tuma Waku, Vice president  in charge of Mining, FEC, DRC

H.E Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister of Mines, DRC

H.E Ernest GWABOUBOU, Minister of Industry and Technology Development, Republic of Cameroon

Claude Polet, President, Chamber of Mines, DRC

Eric Mboma, Managing Director, Standard Bank, DRC

Tracking due diligence, transparency and good governance in a constraining environment

Chairperson: Jean Félix Mupande, Executive Director, Mining Cadastre, DRC

Alexis Mikandji, Managing Director, Centre of Evaluation, Expertise and Certification (CEEC), DRC

Paul Mabolia Yenga, Coordinator, Promines, DRC

Elisabeth Caesens, Open Society Fellow – Sciences Po Paris Lecturer, Belgium

Eric Monga, Director, Trade Services, DRC

Diversification and access to capital to consolidate your market shares and improve the investment climate

Chairperson: Marie Chantal Kaninda, Chief Advisor External Affairs, Rio Tinto, DRC

Yves Binzunga, Multinational & Regional Corporate Head, Ecobank, DRC

Guy Robert Lukama, Managing Director, Mongbwalu Mines, DRC

Baraka Kabemba, Associate Director, Ernst &Young, DRC, SARL

Dieudonné Lokadi Moga, Managing Director, DGI, DRC

Impressive industry support
As with past iPAD events, the DRC Mining Week has secured the impressive support of the industry through the platinum sponsorships of Banro Corporation, Engen, Standard Bank and Tenke Fungurume Mining, while Aggreko, ERG, Ernst&Young, Tiger Resources Limited, Total, NEC and Vodacom are gold sponsors.

DRC Mining Week is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

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