“Lubumbashi pleased to host DRC Mining Week” says Haut-Katanga Governor Katwe

“A positive impact on the province’s economy”

The newly re-elected governor of Haut-Katanga, H.E. Jacques Kyabula Katwe, was welcomed back as an honoured guest and long-standing supporter of the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi this week to deliver the welcome address on the opening day.

This is the 19th edition of the long-running flagship mining conference and expo organised by the VUKA Group.

Governor Katwe also posted on social media that the City of Lubumbashi was “pleased” to host DRC Mining Week again, as it is “making a positive impact on the province’s economy. Delegates come from 45 countries, they pay for goods and services. Last year, the financial manifold was $7.6 million.” He added with a smiley emoji that this figure made him want attendees to “spend even more.”

He expressed his satisfaction to see discussion topics on strengthening energy infrastructure and implementing a sustainable energy plan. He added: “This is one of our priorities to meet the expectations of our populations.”

Earlier, Governor Kyabula Katwe also congratulated the DRC Mining Week team for the chosen theme of this year’s conference, namely “Prioritising Sustainable Mining Operations & Local Transformation in the DRC.”

Longstanding support
“We are always delighted to welcome back H.E. Governor Kyabula Katwe, “says Samukelo Madlabane, Events Director – Mining for the VUKA Group, “particularly in the light of the governor’s longstanding support for DRC Mining Week. His commitment to fostering collaboration and development within the mining sector has been invaluable, and we deeply appreciate his dedication to advancing the industry in Haut-Katanga Province and beyond.”

Valuable exposure
More than 8,000 local and international mining professionals are expected at DRC Mining Week this week, promising valuable exposure and potential contacts for participating partners.
The event provides a broad spectrum of thought-provoking content and opportunities to meet existing and prospective partners and clients in the mining and extractive sectors, including:
– Energy Investment Forum;
– Countless meeting and networking occasions for 1300+ elite decision-makers, including mining executives and government officials;
– An expansive expo with 275+ companies showcasing the latest and trusted technologies and services for the industry, including 8 country pavilions;
– A glittering awards evening celebrating mining pioneers;
– The invitation-only CEO Roundtable;
– Exclusive site visit to Kamoa mine;
– The innovative Think It Business Roundtable; and
– The annual Women In Mining high tea, which is always a hot ticket and an event highlight.

About DRC Mining Week
DRC Mining Week is organised by The VUKA Group (formerly Clarion Events Africa), a leading Cape Town-based and multi-award-winning organiser of exhibitions, conferences and digital events across the continent in the infrastructure, energy, mining, mobility, ecommerce and CX sectors. Other well-known events by The Vuka Group include DRC-Africa Battery Metals Forum, Nigeria Mining Week, Enlit Africa, Africa’s Green Economy Summit, Smarter Mobility Africa, Converge Africa and CEM Africa. Mining Review Africa, the leading monthly magazine and digital platform in the African mining industry, is the event’s premium media partner.

DRC Mining Week dates and venue:
– Live event: 12–14 June 2024
– Expo and conference: 12–14 June 2024
– Location: Grand Karavia Hotel, Lubumbashi

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