Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development DRC

25 – 27 October 2010

Mining Pre-Conference Seminar

Monday, 25 October 2010

SESSION 0.0.1

MINING KEYNOTE AND OPENING SESSION
Moderator: Samy Badibanga, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors (FEE), DRC

09h00 – 09h15

Keynote Address
H. E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC

09h15 – 10h30

Interactive panel discussion

  • Valery Mukasa, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Mines, DRC
  • Jean-Felix Mupande, Director, Cadastre Minier, DRC
  • Simon Tuma-Waku, Vice President, National Commission of Mines, Federation of Congolese Enterprises, DRC
  • Professor Evariste Mabi Mulumba, Senator and President of the ECOFIN Committee, Senate, DRC
  • Timothee Picarello, Mining Sector Expert, BKP Development Research & Consulting GmbH, DRC
SESSION 0.1.1

MINERAL TRACEABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND REGULATION
Chairman: Samy Badibanga, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors (FEE), DRC

11h00 – 11h20

Transparency in mineral exploration
Mabolia Yenga Paul, National Coordinator, PROMINES project, DRC

11h20 – 11h40

Challenges in traceability and mineral exploration in the eastern DRC
John Kanyoni, President, Professional Committee of North Kivu Mines, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC), DRC

11h40 – 12h00

Developments in Mining Regulations and Policies
Nkikia Moshesh, Partner, Webber Wentzel, South Africa

12h00 – 12h20

Progress on ‘conflict mineral’ traceability through the ITRI supply chain initiative
Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI Ltd., United Kingdom

12h20 – 12h30

Questions & Answers

SESSION 0.2.1

MINING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITIES
Chairman: Gaby Matshafu, Consultant, Ministry of Mines, DRC

13h30 – 14h00

Tenke Fungurume Mining’s social and economic contributions to the DRC
Margaret R. Kabamba, Communications Manager, Tenke Fungurume Mining, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

14h00 – 14h30

Community development initiatives
Robert LaValliere, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Anvil Mining, Canada

14h30 – 15h00

Creating social responsibility through the land, forestry, and mining codes
Gilbert Kishiba, Legal Counsellor, Ministry of Mines and Land Affairs, Katanga, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

14h50 – 15h00

Questions & Answers

SESSION 0.3.1

FINANCING YOUR PROJECTS
Chairman: Professor Mathias Buabua Wa Kayembe, Director General, National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI), DRC

15h30 – 16h00

Introduction to investment opportunities in the DRC
Professor Mathias Buabua Wa Kayembe, Director General, National Agency for Investment Promotion (ANAPI), DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

16h00 – 16h30

How to unlock the potential of the mining and metals sector in Africa
Jean Rey, Managing Director, Standard Bank, South Africa

16h30 – 17h00

Development finance for equitable growth in both small and large scale mining
H. E. Wu Zexian, Ambassador, Embassy of China, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

Conference Program Day 1

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

SESSION 1.0.1

KEYNOTE AND OPENING SESSION
Moderator: Professor Evariste Mabi Mulumba, Senator and President of the ECOFIN Committee, Senate, DRC

09h00 – 09h30

Keynote address
H. E. Simon Bulupiy Galati, Vice Prime Minister in charge of Reconstruction, Ministry of Post, Telephones, and Telecommunications, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries. 

09h30 – 10h00

50th Anniversary Speech
H. E. General Denis Kalume, Honorary Minister of State, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h00 – 10h15

Special address
H. E. Olivier Kamitatu Etsu, Minister, Ministry of Planning, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h15 – 10h30

Financial outlook
Mr. Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo, Governor, Central Bank of Congo, DRC 

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h30 – 10h45

The role of the private sector
Mr. Albert Yuma, President, Federation of Congolese Enterprises

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h45 – 11h00

Questions and Answers

SESSION 1.1.1

REFORM OF STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Moderator: Nkongo Budina Nzau, Esq., President, Franco-Congolese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFC), DRC

13h45 – 14h00

Special address
Professor Ilunga Ilunkamba, Executive Secretary, The Steering Committee for Enterprises Reform of the State’s Portfolio (COPIREP), DRC

14h00 – 15h00

Panel discussion

  • Albert Yuma, President, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC), DRC
  • Samir Jahjah, Country Director, International Monetary Fund, DRC
  • Serge Basaula, Deputy Managing Director, National Office of Transport (ONATRA), DRC
  • Professor Laurent Kitoko, International Relations Director, Société Nationale de l’électricité (SNEL), DRC
  • Aristide Kasongo, Président, Conseil Supérieure du Portefeuille, DRC
SESSION 1.2.1

INFRATSRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS
Chairman: Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy, UK

15h50 – 16h10

Transport Solutions
Stanley Mkoko, Strategist, Transnet, South Africa

16h30 – 16h50

Accessibility to regional corridors
Serge Basaula, Deputy Managing Director, National Office of Transport (ONATRA), DRC

16h50 – 17h00

Questions & Answers

Conference Program Day 2

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

SESSION 2.0.1

ENERGY FOR THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT OF MINING
Moderator: Jon Marks, Editorial Director, African Energy, UK

09h00 – 09h20

Special address
H.E. Gilbert Tshiongo Tshibinkubula Wa Tumba, Minister, Ministry of Energy, DRC

09h20 – 09h40

Special address
H. E. Célestin Mbuyu Kabango, Minister, Ministry of Hydrocarbons, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

09h40 – 10h00

Special address
H. E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC

Verbal Presentation. Electronic version not yet available. Contact Kim Jansen for further queries.

10h00 – 10h30

Panel discussion

  • Samy Badibanga, President, Federation of Explorers and Extractors (FEE), DRC
  • Professor Laurent Kitoko, Director of International Relations, SNEL, DRC
SESSION 2.1.1

OFF-GRID SOLUTIONS FOR POWER AND SECURITY IN RURAL OPERATIONS
Moderator: Vika di Panzu, Cabinet Director, Societe Nationale de l’Electricite (SNEL), DRC

11h00 – 11h30

Electrification update on rural zones and viable partnership projects
Vika di Panzu, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Energy, DRC

11h30 – 12h00

Utilizing Biometric Facial Recognition Technology for safe access to mine facilities
Basia Nasiorowska, Founder, Interoptic Networks, South Africa

SESSION 2.2.1

PROVEN SOLUTIONS FOR MITIGATING OPERATIONAL RISK
Moderator: Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Mission to the DRC (MONUC), DRC

13h30 – 14h00

Next generation of equipment and technology for noise reduction and relieve operational risks
Joshua C. Ngoma, Chief Executive Officer, Tranter Holdings, South Africa

14h00 – 14h30

The impact of OHADA on the DRC’s legal sector
Poupak Bahamin, Partner, Heenan Blaikie, Canada

14h30 – 15h00

Risk management solutions
David Livingston, CEO, Salamanca Risk Management, UK

SESSION 2.3.1

THE FUTURE OF DOING BUSINESS IN THE DRC
Moderator:  Thierry Nawaji-Kankwala, Chairman, SA-DRC Chamber of Commerce, South Africa

15h30 – 16h00

A high-level interactive panel discussion on the DRC’s future business environment, taking into account the recent induction into OHADA, next year’s scheduled elections, and economic growth.

  • Jose Sele, Cabinet Director, Ministry of Finance, DRC*
  • Jean Kalala, Deputy Managing Director, Federation of Congolese Enterprises (FEC), DRC
  • Theophile Matondo Mbungu, Technical Director, Central Office of Coordination (BCeco), DRC
  • Laure Gnassou, Economic Affairs Officer, United Nations Mission to the DRC, DRC
  • Matipa Mumba, Principal Delegate, Comité de pilotage pour l’amélioration du climat des affaires et des investissements, DRC
16h00 – 16h30

Closing words
H. E. Martin Kabwelulu Labilo, Minister, Ministry of Mines, DRC