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Mining industry experts are set to converge in Cape Town, South Africa for the ‘2016 Investing in African Mining’ summit slated for 8-11 February next year.

Organised by Mining Indaba, speakers at the four-day summit including investors, senior government officials and corporates will review the current and future investment opportunities in the mining industry. Mining Indaba CEO Jonathan Moore says the four-day event will set the platform for global deal-makers in the mining industry.

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“Setting the benchmark as the world-class mining investment event and presiding as the convener of global and influential deal-makers to provide the platform that channels billions of dollars in capitalising the African mining value chain remains our core focus and we intend to deliver on this promise for the 2016 annual conference,” Moore was quoted as saying.

Among those to speak at the event are former Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti, Makhtar Diop, Vice President, Africa, World Bank Group, Dr Axel Schimmelpfennig, Senior Resident Representative in South Africa, International Monetary Fund and Oliver Andrews, Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation.

Others are Harry G. Broadman, Director, Council on Global Enterprise and Emerging Markets and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute,  Johns Hopkins University; Mark Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglo American PLC; Alan Davies, Chief Executive, Rio Tinto; Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman and Founder, Ivanhoe Mines Ltd and Dr  Anil K. Gupta, Michael Dingman Chair in Global Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Smith School of Business from the University of Maryland. ‘The conference programme will provide extensive insight on how investors, governments, and corporates can come together to take a close look at how they can improve operational efficiencies, evaluate how to best mitigate risks associated with investing in the sector, and to identify the critical partnerships for ensuring the development and future sustainability of mining in the years to come’ a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO) states in part.