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Law firm also joins the mining forum fray.

Leading global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has become the latest firm to partner the East and Central Africa Mining Forum, this is according to reports coming from Kigali, Rwanda.

In partnering the event, the law firm joins other mining industry experts such as Ivanhoe, TechMet, Montero Mining and Walkabout Resources and will get a chance to share experiences in the field the current success stories and future plans for the region during the two day conference and exhibition

Also expected to form part and parcel of the Forum, according to reports, are some of the  continent’s most successful and exciting mining houses as well as leading industry service providers, they  will join at least four mining ministers from the region for the inaugural  regional event that kicks off in Kigali on Monday.

The reports also mention that the programme of the conference will feature a ministerial panel, during which the Zimbabwean mining minister and South Sudan’s undersecretary for mining as well as the CEO of the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board (RMB) will discuss regional mineral trade and investment.

There is great excitement in the run-up to the event as it has been reported that there is overwhelming support from the leading mining and exploration companies in the region, as well as top suppliers of technology and services to the industry.

Aldango Gold Refinery is the diamond sponsor while LuNa Smelter and BARRON are gold sponsors. Flowserve, Ivanhoe, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Simeka are silver sponsors and CMD, GlobalTT, HSF, Minelab, Ngali Mining, Spectrometer, TechMet and Walkabout Resources Ltd have partnered as bronze sponsors.

Other mining companies that will be present include Montero, Lindi Jumbo Ltd, Piran Resources Ltd, Power Resources Group, Wolfram, Managem, GeoPoint Africa, Equator Gold, Glencore, Black Rock Mining Limited, AfriTin Mining and Mawarid Mining.

East & Central Africa Mining Forum is organised by Spintelligent, a multi-award-winning Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors.

It takes place in Kigali, Rwanda from 28-29 October 2019

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