June 18, 2024

Mining Indaba 2024: Embracing the power of positive disruption

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In celebration of Investing in African Mining Indaba‘s 30th anniversary, the content programmes will take on a new direction and purpose – with the aim of marking this incredible milestone achievement with conversations and content delivery unlike ever before.

The 2024 theme: “Embracing the power of positive disruption: A bold new future for African mining” represents this objective. It outlines the need for Africa’s mining industry to embrace change in order to become a meaningful global competitor as key minerals are required to drive a sustainable future for the planet.

“Disruption means many things to various sub-sectors of industry, and Mining Indaba wants to explore this theme on every level. Ultimately, we want to disrupt traditional thinking around processes and conversations and explore what our industry truly needs to resolve challenges. We want to deliver content that does not shy away from the difficult questions and we want industry to share in this vision and showcase how they are disrupting our industry to achieve a brighter future. Technology is required to achieve this, but so are ideas and thoughts around changing most conventional approaches to health and safety, exploration, beneficiation, the workforce, our future generation and so much more,” says Laura Cornish, head of Content at Mining Indaba.

2024 offers the opportunity to be bold and daring and to shift the conversation, and next year only represents the start of this new journey. Mining Indaba consists of five days (including the Ministerial Symposium on the Sunday) where all strategic and influential stakeholders – including governments, private sector, investors and disruptive services providers – gather to network and exchange ideas that will propel their businesses forward.

The event has evolved over the years to include a variety of content streams and special sessions addressing diverse subjects of relevance, in addition to unveiling this year’s programmes that will support the theme of the event.

With numerous concurrent streams, the largest ever conference programme will include the following:

  • Presidential Addresses (Angolan president confirmed)
  • The Ministerial Symposium
  • Intergovernmental Summit (3-day programme)
  • Disruptive Discussions (3-day programme)
  • Sustainability Series (2-day programme)
  • Investor Series (3-day programme of investor-specific content)
  • Technology and Innovation Hub (2-day programme)
  • Junior Miners (1-day programme)
  • Industry Intel (3-day programme)
  • Young Leaders Programme (1-day programme)
  • GC Forum (1-day programme)

“Mining Indaba is addressing its content and position with more robustness than ever before, urging the mining industry to dig deeper to identify widespread answers to the sector’s existing difficulties”, concludes Cornish.

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