President Emmerson Mnangagwa will on 23rd June launch the Online Mining Investment Conference. The conference, which is aimed at attracting foreign investors and promoting international trade, will showcase present and future projects while at the same time explore investment opportunities in Zimbabwe’s sector of mining.
In attendance will be Mines Minister Winston Chitando, executive vice president of the Afreximbank Alex Mhembere, among other key stakeholders in the mining sectr in the country. The aforementioned individuals will also be the key speakers of the conference in addition to Zimplats chief executive Sam Hosack, Prospect Resources chief executive Douglas Munatsi. There will also be spokespersons from Africa London Stock Exchange Group, Invictus Energy, Roach Premier African Minerals and Zimbabwe Mining.
A statement on the conference reads, “Participants will hear from government stakeholders in terms of an enabling environment, predictable policies, and incentives for investors especially as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) will become increasingly more competitive post Covid19 era.”
One of the main topics for discussion will be the inception of Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) to the extensive mining by enlightening mining investors in attendance of the new one-point-of-call to put on record their new ventures.
This process removed the complexities from what has in most cases been a very bureaucratic exercise in former times.
Information derived from the conference will be marketed to and through various selected mining investor newsletters, websites, channels, groups and networks. This will be based on target investor returns from minerals such as gold, lithium, coal, chrome, platinum and diamonds.
The Mining Investment conference is anticipated to also display numerous high quality projects and give insight into Zimbabwe’s mining industry, what should and shouldn’t be done and its vast unexploited potential. The mining sector contributes significantly to the development of the economy of Zimbabwe and has continued to bring in foreign income.