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Angola will host second international mining conference next month

20 october 2023

The second International Angola Mining Conference is set to take place from November 22–23, 2023, at the Centro de Convenções de Talatona (CCTA), in the capital Luanda.

The conference is organised by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum, and Gas in collaboration with AME Trade.

The organisers said this year’s theme of the event is “Mineral Resources: Development, Sustainability, and Challenges”.

The inaugural edition of the event was in 2019, and it was attended by more than 350 delegates from 25 countries.

This year’s conference will feature market analysis, project spotlights, and pitch battles to shape the 2023 investment landscape in mining.

“[It] will also provide networking opportunities to make meaningful connections, build relationships, and foster collaborations with like-minded industry peers,” said the organisers.

Angola is the fourth-largest diamond producer globally, with 40% of its diamond resources subject to exploration. The country is home to 36 of the 51 most essential minerals in the world.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished