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PROGRAMME

PROGRAM OF THE CONFERENCE

MONDAY, 2nd

September 2019

Conference day 1

8:00 - 12:00 Registration of Participants and setup of stands by participants

12:00 - 15:30 Tour of touristic sites in Yaounde and Environs

15:30 - 17:00 Registration continues

18:00 Welcome cocktail, for sponsors and participants with stands (collect invitations at the registration point, Palais de congres)

 

TUESDAY. 3rdSeptember 2019

Conference Day 2

8:00 Registration continues

9:30 Session 1.OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

- Welcome speech by the government Delegate

- Introductory remarks and presentation of sponsors by the President of the Organizing Committee, the Secretary of state, Ministry of Mines, Indsutry and Technological Development.

 - KEY EVENT: Presentation by PRECASEM of results of work carried out since 2014

- KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The importance of geo-scientific data for the assurance of a sustainable Cameroonian mining sector: risks, uncertainty and challenges linked to prospectively, targeting the generating of exploitation projects and the value of mining activities. Speaker: Mr. Francisco J. IGUALADA

- Speech from the world bank representative or its Country Director

- Opening speech by the minister of mines, representative of the Prime Minister, Head of Government

 

11:30 Session 2.OFFICIAL VISIT OF STANDS

KEY EVENT. Visit of Database at the PRECASEM stand.

 - Installation of the one to one investor stands managed by the Director of mines for meetings between project owners (greenfield and brownfield) and potential investors.

- Visit to other selected stands.

 

12:00                -------------BREAK-------------

 

12:30 Session 3. PROCEDURES OF ACQUISITION OF THE OVER 300 NEWLY DISCOVERED MINERAL OCCURRENCES AND OTHER MINING PROSPECTS.

 

Moderator: Dr. Fuh Calistus Gentry, Secretary of state, MINMIDT

- Procedures of acquisition of new mineral occurrences and presentation of the newly digitalized mining cadastre (Director of Mines: Mr. BOYOGUENO Serge Hervé)

- Presentation of new data vis a vis existing exploration licences and mining leases (Director of Geology: Madam DONGMO Jeanne Pascale)

 

13:30 Session 4. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

 

Moderator: Director of Judicial Affairs: Mr. NYETAM Philippe

 - Incentives provided by the revised mining code By the Sub Director of Artisanal mining

 - Legal frame work of doing business in Cameroon handled by Lynda Amadagana-Etogo

 

14:30 Session 5. THE CAMEROON FINANCIAL SYSTEM

  Moderator: SECRETARY GENERAL, MINMIDT

 - Raising Capital in Cameroon and Central Africa Stock exchange market by the Director of the Douala Stock Exchange Market

- The state of Banking presented by the Director General of Afriland First bank

 - Mechanisms of financing exploration mining in Cameroon presented by Mr. Par Christopher Spencer

- The Insurance sector by the Director General of AXA.

 

15:30           ----------------BREAK-----------------

 

16:00 Session 6.THE MINERAL INDUSTRY AND RELATED INFRASTRUTURE

Moderator: Director of Industry: Mr. NTAKEU Brunot

- Huge market for analytical laboratories and drilling companies by Dr. Eric Ngantchou

- Role of local Public Works companies in the development of major mining projects presented by the General Manager of SNI.

- The CSR standards implemented by Eramet on all its sites through concrete examples: Mr. Pierre Alain Gautier

17:00 Session 7.THE SCOPE OF ARTISANAL MINING AND DEVELOPMENT MINERALS IN THE ECONOMICS OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES

 

Moderator: Director of Mines: Mr. BOYOGUENO Serge Hervé

-Artisanal mining as indicators to Cameroons Gold potential Presented by Mr.Mimbang Victor Aristide and Mr. Tim Livesey: Leading the way in gold Exploration in Cameroon.

-Artisanal mining and durable development presented by Mr. Yves Bertrand.

-The development minerals project in Central Africa with European Union support and perspectives for international support

Speaker: ACP-UE Moussa Charles

 

19:00 CLOSE OF DAY

19:30   OFFICIAL DINNER AND COCKTAIL offered by PRECASEM and MINMIDT.

  - A cocktail for greenfield, brownfield, Cameroon project owners, Central    

   African project owners, and foreign Investors to meet up.

- Official cocktail dinner attended by senior Cameroon authorities.

- Cameroon cultural display, and

- Presentation and acknowledgement of sponsors

 

 

WEDNESDAY.4thSeptember2019

Conference Day 3

 

8:30 SESSION 8.SCIENTIFIC COLLOQUIUM

 

Moderator: Prof. Felix TOTEU

-Geology/Geodynamics of the PRECASEM project

  1. Panafrican thematic presented by Vincent Name
  2. Tonien magnetism thematics presented by C. Delor (if possible with R. Tucker via skype).

 -Archian/ Paleoproterozic thematic presented by Julie Bernard and Merlain Mbouyo.

           *********short break***********

10:30 Continuation of SESSION 8

 - Geochemistry/Mineral Resources of the PRECASEM project

  1. Gold thematic presented by Emmanuel Kouokam
  2. Basic metals and rare earth thematics and others presented by Guillaume Vic.

- Gisement calcaire de Mintom : New exploration acquisitions and new exploitation perspectives. Presented by Dr. Jean Bassahak.

 

12:30           ----------------BREAK-------------------

 

13:15 SESSION 9 Governance and mining

        Activities carried out within the framework of the PASIE project and their impact on improving the surveillance of the extractive industry. Presented by Dr. Alfred Enoh or a representative

13:30SPECIAL EVENT

- Review of project owner and investment meetings and announcement of negotiated business engagements.

14:30 SESSION 10 SPECIAL AUDIENCES GRANTED TO MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MINING COMPANIES AND SPONSORS BY SENIOR STATE OFFICIALS

16:30SESSION 11. CLOSING CEREMONY

- Conclusions and presentation of Conference report

- Presentation, conclusions, and recommendations by Representative of technical secretariat.

- Word of thanks by President of Organizing Committee

- Official closing remarks by the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development

 

17:30 END OF CEREMONY