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About DRC Mining WeekPassion To Make A Difference

The DRC Mining Week story is one of passion to transform Africa’s mining landscape.

Our Purpose

Mining in Africa presents substantial challenges, with numerous regions lacking access to safe, reliable, and affordable mining practices. This has evident adverse effects on economic growth, public welfare, employment prospects, and the natural surroundings. The human consequences of this mining challenge are profound, fuelling our determination to ignite and expedite a comprehensive transformation towards smarter mining practices in Africa. Hence, our commitment lies in uniting every facet of the mining industry to confront these obstacles directly and foster a better future for mining in Africa.

Our Passion

We're deeply passionate about the world of mining and its impact on people and resources. Our diverse global team and advisory board have firsthand experience witnessing both the positive and negative aspects of mining practices, both in Africa and worldwide. We recognize that the state of mining can either empower or hinder progress and development.

Our mission is to cultivate a mining environment that fosters liberation and fulfillment. We believe in unlocking the full potential of individuals, economies, and the environment. We comprehend the immense advantages that stem from connecting every aspect of the mining industry, be it excavation techniques, sustainable practices, technological advancements, or community engagement. It is through the integration of these elements that mining can genuinely serve the needs of people, contribute to economic growth, and safeguard the environment.

DRC Mining Week 2023 Showreel

Experience the Africa's most influential mining conference & exhibition, held annually in the DRC.

Facts That Matter

The DRC mining challenge is enormous, but through collaboration and innovation, we can make a difference. Already we are seeing change, and with your help tomorrow’s future can be bright.

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Many operators face low quality infrastructure which increases the costs of mining, reduces efficiency, and limits the ability to transport minerals to markets.

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Mining with high social and environmental impact leads to community resistance, legal challenges, and reputational damage for mining companies.

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The mining industry in the DRC often relies heavily on foreign expertise and technology, limiting the development of local skills and knowledge.

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Fluctuations in global commodity prices can significantly impact the country's revenue and economic stability.

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Improving health and safety practices is essential for the overall sustainability of the mining sector.

But change is coming...

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Increased allocation to social and environmental development projects through mining reflects on the industry's impact on broader economic development.

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Elevated skills development programs in the DRC mining sector illustrate efforts to build a skilled local workforce within the mining industry.

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Stronger relationships with foreign operators in the sector indicates efforts to diversify the economy that alleviate the economic dependency on mining.

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Adherence to environmental standards and the implementation of sustainable practices, indicate commitment to environmental responsibility.

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Programmes aimed at reducing risk associated with the health and safety of miners, indicate less hazardous mining facilitation.

“I would like to congratulate the whole team for a very successful edition of the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi. We are very grateful for being invited to attend this important event. We look forward continuing our fruitful collaboration with you”

Mr. Huang Xiat
United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

Event FeaturesKey Themes of The Conference

The future of mining in Africa consists of a dynamic landscape with many hot topics. This year particular attention will be paid (among others) to these topics.

Energy Investment Forum

A pivotal platform for stakeholders in the energy sector to discuss and explore opportunities, challenges, and innovations in the realm of energy investment. Bringing together industry leaders, investors, policymakers, and experts, the forum aims to foster collaboration, share insights, and drive sustainable energy initiatives.

  • Facilitating Networking and Collaboration
  • Exploring Investment Opportunities in Renewable Energy
  • Addressing Challenges and Risks

Value Chain Investment

Focusing on mining trends and strategies. Setting up the socio-economic and development plan for the DRC, allowing investors to capture value at different points in the production process, optimising returns and contributing to the overall efficiency of the supply chain.

  • Risk Diversification
  • Operational Efficiency
  • Holistic Approach to Sustainability

A Future in Renewable Mining

Promoting African green and renewable mining is essential for a sustainable future, and not specific to just Africa. This is a global issue that countries around the world are racing to solve.

  • Era of Eco-conscious Mining Practices
  • Integration of Renewable Technologies
  • Economic Viability and Social Responsibility

Unlock Finance and Investment

Connect with industry experts interested to discover new and investable opportunities and create meaningful collaborations to drive innovation towards real-world mining solutions.

  • Diversification of Investment Portfolios
  • Fostering Financial Inclusion
  • Promoting Sustainable and Impact Investments

Expert knowledge is paramount

DRC Mining Week's 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 mining 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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.




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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.



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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.




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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.

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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.



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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.


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“DRC has experienced a “real recovery” in the production of mining resources in the space of a few years, the annual production of the DRC has gone from 10 thousand tons to nearly 1 million.”

Louis Watum
President, Chamber of Mines, DRC

2024 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Official Partner
Official Support
Official Partner
FEC
Official Support
MINISTRY OF MINES
Lead Sponsor
Lead Sponsor
Standard Bank
Diamond Plus Sponsors
Ecobank
EQUITY BCDC
Glencore
Kamoto Copper Company (KCC)
Mutanda Mining SARL (MUMI)
USAID- AFRICA TRADE & INVESTMENT (ATI) / USG
Diamond Sponsors
airtel
ARSP
First Bank DRC
KAMOA COPPER
LIUGONG MACHINERY
MES
SOFIBANQUE
Platinum Sponsors
AECI
COPPERBELT energy
EMBASSY OF ITALY IN KINSHASA
Engen
FONAREV
LA TRÊVE
Panaco
Rubatek Sarl
Tenke Fungurume
Gold Sponsors
AFRICA TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION SARL (Afritech)
africell
AXIS HOUSE
Barrick Gold Corporation
Congo Equipment CAT
ELEPHANT TRADE
EMBASSY OF SWEDEN
HITACHI
La Grande Cimenterie du Katanga, GCK
MAXAM TIRES
MODERN CONSTRUCTION CONGO
Pay Network
Rawsur
SRK South Africa
Tanzania Ports Authority
TMW SARLU (ALENG GROUP)
Tractafric
TRMR Company
Xcalibur Multiphysics Group
Silver Sponsors
Activa Assurances
Africa Global Logistics
BIA Group RDC SA
CONFORTA
CRDB Bank DR Congo
Dawn of New Africa (DNA)
Douane Express Customs
ELBA AFRIKA SAS
EmiAfrica
GoShop
LIQUID
Rawbank
RAXIO
SERVICES MACHINERY TRUCKS (SMT)
SJMC SARL
Spectra Oil Company
Trade service
U.A.C
Unicompex Congo
Bronze Sponsors
Amotech Africa
Bags&Sacks
BOA RDC
BTS Projects
Carl-Hamm
CARMEUSE HANDYMAN’S LIME
Castolin Eutectic
CENTURY ENERGY
CITY TYRE
Congo Energy
Congo Petrol
DGC AFRICA
ELICOM
ENDRESS+HAUSSER
Expat Management
GardaWorld
Goodness Multi Services Sarl
HEBEI MEISHEN TECHNOLOGY CO, LTD
HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS
HEXAGON
IOB Sarl
Knight Piésold Consulting
Liberty
MD Services Sarl
MPC SAS
Olipes
PRD RIGS
SAFPACK
Seguce RDC
SERVTEC RDC
SODEICO
Spectrometer
V-PLUS TRADERS AND DEVELOPERS
ZAR Africa
FIRE SAFETY & FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS PARTNER
WELL-BEING AND HEALTH PARTNER
FIRE SAFETY & FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS PARTNER
ISA SAS
WELL-BEING AND HEALTH PARTNER
Centre Médical Diamant
Premier Media Partners
M&B
Mining Review Africa
Supporting Associations
Africa4Here HUB
C.C.B.C.L
Copper Development
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POM
SA Capital Equipment

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