Agenda & Speakers



Spotlight on Oil & Gas Investment


Industry Outlook & Forecasts


Next Wave of Licensing Rounds


State of the Industry Panel


Update on Investment Code, Fiscal Terms & Tax Credits


Negotiating Petroleum Contracts


Project Presentations on Exploration, Supply & Production


Natural Gas Pipelines, LNG Developments


Upstream Deep & Ultra Deep Water Oil and Gas E & P, Offshore Developments in Cote d’Ivoire


Corporate Presentations on Upstream Strategy By IOCs


Technology Innovation – Digital Drilling, New Seismic Techniques etc


Spotlight on Mining Investment


Mining Landscape in Cote d’Ivoire – What is the Appeal of Cote d’Ivoire Compared to Other West African Mining Countries? What is Being Done to Attract Investment into The Sector?


Mining Industry Outlook & Investment Opportunities – How are Metal Prices Being Impacted By The Trade Wars?


Cote d’Ivoire New Mining Code


The Cote d’Ivoire Mining Cadastre


Attracting New Investments in the Gold & Manganese Sectors


Outlook & Prospects for Rare Minerals – Opportunities in Nickel and Bauxite


Structuring Partnership on Advanced Exploration Projects


Improving Access to Finance & Innovative Financing Options for Junior Miners


Key Challenges of Mining Operations Roundtable


Towards better Geological Infrastructure & Knowledge


Local Content & Promoting Local Communities


Formalization of Artisanal & Small Scale Mining Challenges


Mining Security Panel


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Meet some of our WaCA Energy & Mining Speakers Alumni:

Hon Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh

Minister of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana

Abraham Agbozo

Africa Regional Compliance and Governance Counsel for Newmont

Aimé Emmanuel Yoka

Country Manager, Sundance Resources; CEO, Congo Iron SA; Director, Marys Capital Investments; President, Congolese Mining Federation, DRC

Attie Roux

Chief Operating Officer, 
Endeavour Mining, Ivory Coast

Begna Gebreyes

VP Investments, 
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Benjamin Aryee

Advisor (Mining) to Minister,
 Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources,

Ibrahima Lamine Wane

Former Minister of Energy & Petroleum,
 Managing Director, Wafa Mining,

Ludivine Wouters

Managing Director, Latitude Five, Ivory Coast

Sulemanu Koney

CEO, Chamber of Mines, Ghana

Norman J. Nadorff

Senior Counsel, BP Angola

Harry W. Sullivan, Jr.

Assistant General Counsel, Kosmos Energy

NJ Ayuk

Managing Partner, Centurion LLP, Equatorial Guinea

Sayiba Tambwe Patient

Regional Director, OGEFREM, Democratic Republic of Congo

Yvon Oterigui

Director of Geology and Mining Research, Ministry of Industry & Mines, Gabon

Bashir Ahmed

Vice President, Development & Mining, Asante Gold Corporation

Remy Seraphin Moumpoussa

Director, Geological & Mining Research Centre; Supervisor of Mining Permit Concessions & Adviser to the Mining Ministry, Ministry of Mines, Republic of Congo

Nick Holroyde

Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Energold, UK

Addae Antwi-Boasiako

CEO, Minerals Commission, Ghana

Barbara Oteng Gyasi

Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

Christophe Howell

Vice President, Mining & Primary Metals, Veolia

Ferdinand Koffi

Managing Director, JOFEMA Mineral Resources Sarl, Director, FORAVIE, 2nd Vice President, Groupement Professionnel des Miniers de Côte d’Ivoire (GPMCI)

Robin Sutherland

New Ventures Manager, Africa, Tullow Oil

Richard Kofi Afenu

Director, Research, Statistics & MIS, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana

Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Former Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa

Eric Williams

Former Minister of Energy of Trinidad and Tobago

Djerassem Le Bemadjie

Former Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Chad

H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima

Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Former Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana