Official Conference of Electra Mining 2014 – the largest mining exhibition in Africa

International Infrastructure & Invest Convention

16 - 17 September 2014, Expo Center Johannesburg

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Port Development and Maritime Connectivity Panel Announced

Despite deregulation of many ports in Africa, capacity constraints, high port tariffs and low operational efficiency of ports have raised costs and discouraged greater throughput. According to Business Monitor International and various port authorities in terms of capacity, in 2011, annual throughput of the eight major South-East African ports (Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban, Maputo, Beira, Dar es Salaam and Mombasa) combined was 5.4 million TEU. Singapore’s was 29.9 million TEU. Although well-endowed with various natural resources, SSA barely features on the list of the world’s largest or busiest ports. Yet, Africa’s annual mineral exports by sea have been reported to grow by 50% over the past decade. And with rising volumes, especially in dry bulk cargoes such as iron ore and coal, significant pressure is being placed on existing ports. Large-scale expansions are required, planned or ongoing at most ports in southern Africa.


16.09.2014, 15.45 - 16.45: Panel

Boosting SADC's Resource Competitiveness through Port Developments and Maritime Connectivity

The interdisciplinary panel with discuss essential questions such as:

  • What are major constraints faced by mining companies at (southern) African ports?
  • What have some of the key challenges and learnings been from port developments and projects in the continent or internationally?
  • Is there a shift in regional trade routes and can we expect greater competition between ports going forward? How will this implicate the mining sector?


Glenn Delve, Director, MSC Durban  Siobhan Fox, Business Development Manager, Walvis Bay Corridor Group • Barbara Mommen, Chief Executive Officer, Maputo Corridor Logistics Initiative • Wei Ming Daniel Seah, Director, International Enterprise Singapore • Ivan Thuynsma, Global Head of Mining, DamCo

Panel chaired by: Dr Martyn Davies, CEO, Frontier Advisory





Eskom, Sasol and Nedbank confirmed for power projects panel

With Eskom producing approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa and Sasol as one of the world’s largest producers of synthetic fuels we are happy to welcome two heavyweights of the African energy business to the panel "From Concept to Operations - Unpacking the Status of Power Projects in SADC". Together with Mr Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure Finance at Nedbank, Mr Dan Marokane, Divisional Executive of Eskom and Mr Johan Thyse, General Manager: Group Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs of Sasol will give insights into the most promising power projects in the SADC region. The one hour panel session will be chaired by Jaco van Niekerk, Associate Director, Infrastructure and Power Leader from Deloitte and will take place on 17 Sep from 11h15 - 12h15.


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Speaker Update / Minister Yaluma from Zambia confirmed

Hon. Christopher Yaluma, Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development of Zambia confirmed his participation at IIIC 2014.


After the confirmation of Hon. Nonofo E. Molefhi, Minister of Transport and Communications of Botswana Minister Christopher Yaluma will be the second confirmed Minister from a SADC country to speak at IIIC and thus broadening the intraregional dimension of this event.


Further confirmed speakers include:

  • Bjorn Meth, South Africa Country Leader, Du Pont
  • Busso von Alvensleben, Director for Southern Africa, Kfw Entwicklungsbank
  • Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Advisory
  • Glenn Delve, Director, MSC Durban
  • Jaco van Niekerk, Associate Director, Infrastructure and Power Leader, Deloitte
  • Leslie Maasdorp, President, Southern Africa for Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Linsey Dyer, Resources Technical Director, Aurecon
  • Mike Peo, Head of Infrastructure Finance, Nedbank
  • Moe Shaik, International Financing Division Group Executive, Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)
  • Prof Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director, Henley Business School SA
  • Siobhan Fox, Business Development Manager, Walvis Bay Corridor
  • Wei Ming Daniel Seah, Director, International Enterprise Singapore





Minister Molefhi confirmed

Hon. Nonofo E. Molefhi, Minister Of Transport And Communication For Botswana To Speak At IIIC 2014

Hon. Minister Nonofo E. Molefhi, Minister of Transport and Communication for Botswana confirmed his attendance for IIIC 2014. The Minister will give a keynote on the topic "Overcoming Transport and Logistic Challenges for Land-Locked Projects"


The second International Infrastructure & Invest Convention at the Johannesburg Expo Centre during Electra Mining Africa 2014 will highlight the challenges and opportunities within the mining related infrastructure sector in the Southern African Development Community.

In Co-operation with: Electra Mining Africa

Electra Mining Africa brings related industries together at one location offering a valuable platform to showcase the latest trends and developments of the mining industry.

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