X wearevuka.com

ABOUT DRC-AFRICA BATTERY METALS FORUMAFRICA'S PREMIER FORUM FOR THE BATTERY METALS INDUSTRY

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is home to a variety of key metals and minerals, including cobalt and copper, lithium and the 3T’s (tin, tungsten and tantalum), all of which are forecast to see rapid demand increases as the battery metals market grows.

OUR PURPOSE

The DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum is the central hub for building a thriving battery metals industry in Africa. Our purpose is to provide the DRC with a platform to build a battery manufacturing industry.

We convene governments, miners, manufacturers, and investors to shape a transparent and responsible future for battery production.

OUR PASSION

Driven by the immense potential of battery metals, we at the DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum strive to catalyze sustainable development throughout Africa. By facilitating collaboration, sharing insights, and forging partnerships, we empower communities, enhance technological capabilities, and promote best practices in resource extraction and management. Our commitment extends to advocating for environmental stewardship and social responsibility, ensuring that the benefits of Africa’s abundant battery metals resources are equitably shared. Join us in realizing a prosperous future built on sustainable energy solutions powered by Africa’s mineral wealth.

BATTERY METALS WEEK 2023 SHOWREEL

Experience the Africa's most influential battery metals conference & exhibition.

``The DRC-Africa Battery Forum provided a vital platform for key stakeholders, including both government and private entities, who shared a keen interest in the sector. It has proven to be an invaluable resource, facilitating connections with key experts in the field. The organizers have done a splendid job.``

Adorin Amngaihnem Guite

General Manager

Arise IIP, India

WHAT WE BELIEVE

In the battery metals industry, the traditional boundaries are dissolving, influenced by established mining companies, external disruptors, innovative startups, and an engaged community of end-users.

We advocate for an inclusive and sustainable evolution in Battery Metals practices, ensuring that every stakeholder is considered in this transformative journey.

Battery Metals is evolving. So are we – so are you.

Together we will make a difference.

Event HighlightsKey Features & Activities

Groundbreaking keynote address

Join us for the highly anticipated keynote address at the DRC-Africa Battery Metals Conference, where industry leaders will converge to shape the future of battery metals in Africa. This keynote will delve into the transformative potential of beneficiation, localisation, and sustainable practices in building a robust industry in the DRC and beyond.

Exclusive matchmaking platform


Our 'concierge-style' matchmaking programme will connect you with new business opportunities. Delegates, sponsors, exhibitors and speakers have the opportunity to connect with solution providers, exploring solutions to their challenges and opening doors to new prospects

Engaging panel discussions

Engage with industry leaders and experts in a series of compelling panel discussions at the DRC-Africa Battery Metals Conference. These panels will provide deep insights into the strategic and operational aspects of building a thriving battery metals industry in Africa.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE IS PARAMOUNT

Battery Metals programme is developed in close collaboration with The Advisory Board, a group of dedicated mining specialists, intimately involved in the most critical issues of the battery metals sector in Africa.



Representatives from utilities, vendors, IPPs, regulators, start-ups and other mining stakeholders take part in this group, bringing their thoughts and day-to-day experiences to the discussion during the live event.

VUKA Mining Team The Team That Makes It Happen

Samukelo Madlabane

Event Director

In the realm of mining, Samukelo’s unparalleled leadership, passion, and expertise shine brightly. From development to management, he brings a unique perspective and a keen eye for detail to every facet of the project. His commitment to excellence ensures that each stage of event planning is meticulously handled, promising an unforgettable experience for all involved.

Linkedin

Patricia Kazaka

Event Manager

Passionate about Africa and the Mining industry, with strong focus on the right operations metrics, Patricia is a force to recon with. Putting processes before automation while making decisions on product development, risk management and cost reduction strategies, her greatest strength is the ability to work effectively with many different people.


Linkedin

Jiten Ramjee

Marketing Manager

Jiten is dedicated to leveraging marketing as a transformative force in Africa's dynamic landscape, in bringing a unique blend of focus, passion, and continuous learning to every project. With a deep understanding of the cultural nuances and evolving trends across the continent, my team and I bring craft innovating campaigns that resonate with diverse audiences.


Linkedin

Nicola Siyo

Marketing Strategist

Nicola's strengths lie not only in fostering meaningful connections but also in strategically implementing these connections as part of a broader marketing strategy. Her skills and unwavering dedication make her a valuable asset to any team, injecting fresh ideas and contributing to the development of strategic and impactful connections.



Linkedin

Audrey Bading Mve

Programme – Stakeholder Management

Audrey's role in the stakeholder management has been marked by a commitment to open communication, strategic collaboration, and a keen understanding of the needs and expectations of all parties involved. With Audrey at the helm of stakeholder management, DRC Mining Week continues to thrive in fostering collaborative partnerships with its diverse community of stakeholders.

Linkedin

Jean-Tite Oloumoussie

Exhibition & Sponsorship Director

Demonstrating proficiency, Jean-Tite has effectively overseen sales teams on diverse African mining projects, showcasing his adeptness in navigating the distinctive challenges inherent in this sector. Committed to assisting customers in attaining success within local mining markets, aligning with customer objectives.



Linkedin

Kudakwashe Tsingano

Exhibition & Sponsorship Manager

A seasoned sales professional with a fervor for creating positive impacts in the mining sector, Kuda excels in the events industry driven by his passion for travel and connecting with diverse individuals. Kuda’s commitment to excellence and his understanding of the mining landscape positions him as a valuable asset.


Linkedin

Rue Limekhaya

Registrations Manager

With over 20 yrs experience, her focus and attention is to ensure a smooth, enjoyable visitor and delegate experience both online and from the moment the entry badge is collected at the venue. Understanding that we have only one chance to make a good impression she is dedicated in her belief that the customer always comes first.





Linkedin

Jose Alino

Delegate Sales Manager

Jose is driven by a passion for making a positive impact in the mining sector. With a robust background in sales and a keen understanding of the events industry, Jose thrives on leveraging his skills to foster connections with diverse individuals. His enthusiasm for travel not only aligns with the dynamic nature of the sales role but also reflects his commitment to exploring new opportunities.



Linkedin

Caleb Bongongo

Delegate Sales Manager

Caleb's profound comprehension of the mining landscape establishes him as a valuable asset, uniquely equipped to adeptly navigate the complexities of the industry. Armed with a proactive approach and a customer-centric mindset, Caleb stands prepared to play a pivotal role in fostering the growth and success of the mining sector.

Linkedin

Anne-Lisse Calisse

Operations Manager

Anne-Lisse Calisse is a seasoned professional in the realm of operations management, bringing a wealth of expertise and a proven track record to her role. Anne-Lisse is at the forefront of ensuring smooth and efficient onsite operations. With a keen eye for detail and a strategic mindset, Anne-Lisse excels in optimizing processes to enhance overall efficiency.

Linkedin

THANK YOU TO OUR
2023 SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS

Cobalt Plus
AVZ Minerals Limited
Cobalt
ARSP
Fair Cobalt Alliance
tantalex
Copper
Axis House Group (Pty) Ltd
CRDB Bank DR Congo
Glencore
USAID- AFRICA TRADE & INVESTMENT (ATI) / USG
Lithium
AKATA
Momentum
Bronze Sponsors
AFRICA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION SARL (Afritech)
africell
CARMEUSE HANDYMAN’S LIME
Knight Piésold Consulting
MMG KINSEVERE
SRK Consulting South Africa

Request Further Information

Fill in the form below and our team will help you with information about the event, and answer any questions you have.