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Jun 27

EBII Africa Investments Risk & Compliance Summit 2024

June 27 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm EDT

Sustainable Mining for a Changing Climate: Investments, Compliance, and Innovations

The African Investment Risk and Compliance Summit (AIRC)

A core mission of EBII Group is to promote and support excellence in Risk and Compliance Assessments. The annual African Investment Risk and Compliance Summit (AIRCS) brings this mission to life.

The EBII Group has hosted its flagship annual AIRCS converging political and business leaders, academics and regulators to find coordinated solutions to Africa’s investment challenges. The summit’s influence has grown exponentially over the years.

The EBII Group has hosted key decision makers, including the President of Ghana and of Sierra Leone, respectively, the African Continental Free Trade Secretary General, and Oxford University’s Vice-Chancellor.

We are Inviting you to the 2024 AIRC Summit: Sustainable Mining in Africa: Navigating Ethical Practices, Innovation, and Responsible Investments

Join us at the 2024 Summits, where we tackle the complexities of investing and trading in Africa.

The primary objective of the 2024 AIRC Summit: Sustainable Mining in Africa is to convene industry experts, policymakers, political leaders, investors and other relevant stakeholders to address the pressing need for sustainable mining practices across the African continent. Through focused discussions and collaborative sessions, the summit aims to:

  • Mapping Africa’s Mining Resources: analyzing the abundance of mining resources and the potential for sustainable development and economic growth.
  • Minerals Driving Africa’s Green Transition: identifying key minerals fueling green transition and exploring mutually beneficial and ethical approaches for foreign investors to access these resources.
  • Investor Expectations: examining expectations of investors from the United States and Europe regarding access to capital for African mining projects.
  • Addressing Investment Challenges: tackling obstacles associated with investing in African raw materials and repatriating funds.
  • Supply Chain Management and Repatriation of Earnings: delving into challenges and best practices for establishing reliable supply chains and repatriating foreign earnings, with a focus on transparency and compliance.
  • Cultural Nuances and Community Engagement in Mining: understanding and respecting cultural nuances in Africa, emphasizing the importance of community engagement, and highlighting how sustainable mining can positively impact local communities.
  • What African Governments Expect from Investors in Mining Communities: understanding the standards and practices that African governments expect investors in mining communities to adhere to.
  • Promoting Trade and the Role of the African Continental Free Trade Area: facilitating beneficial trade relationships between African mining nations and global partners, including investment opportunities and collaboration strategies.

Keynote Discussions

Day 1

How have trade policies evolved to support sustainable mining practices in Africa while fostering global economic growth?

What are the key opportunities for African governments to leverage the African Continental Free Trade Area to promote trade relationships and investment opportunities in the mining sector while advancing sustainable development goals?

Day 2

How is the US collaborating with African nations to ensure that trade agreements promote fair and equitable access to mining resources and benefit all stakeholders, including local communities?

What measures is the AfCFTA Secretariat taking to ensure that trade agreements support the development of value-added industries and the beneficiation of mineral resources within Africa? and how is the AfCFTA facilitating collaboration among African mining nations to address investment challenges, enhance supply chain management, and promote responsible mining practices?

Panel Discussions

Day 1

Panel 1: what are the key minerals driving Africa’s green transition, and how can foreign investors ethically access these resources while supporting local development? How can the identification and mapping of Africa’s mining resources contribute to sustainable development and economic growth in the region?

Panel 2: what strategies can be employed to promote cross-border trade in minerals within the African Continental Free Trade Area while ensuring equitable benefits for all participating nations?

Panel 3: what are the primary expectations of investors from the United States and Europe regarding access to capital for mining projects in Africa, and how can African firms meet these expectations?

Panel 4: what are the main obstacles associated with investing in African raw materials, and how can these challenges be addressed to attract more investment?

Day 2:

Panel 5: what are the challenges and best practices for establishing transparent and compliant supply chains in Africa’s mining sector, and how can investors overcome these challenges?

Panel 6: how can cultural sensitivity and community engagement contribute to the success of mining projects in Africa, and what strategies can investors employ to effectively engage with local communities?

Panel 7: what standards and practices do African governments expect investors in mining communities to adhere to, and how can these expectations be communicated and enforced?

Panel 8: how can the African Continental Free Trade Area and the African disapora facilitate trade relationships and investment opportunities in the mining sector, and what role can stakeholders play in maximizing its benefits for Africa’s development?

Presentations

Presentation of the latest technologies contributing to more sustainable mining practices, including battery recycling and alternative technologies.

Venue

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004 US
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