Agenda & Speakers

WaCA Mining 2025 Agenda Highlights


Mineral Resource Policy, Regulations and Investment Updates on Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast, DRC, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Benin, and others - The Opportunities and the Risks


Unlocking Green Metals Opportunities in Africa


Investing in Essential Commodities the World Needs to Decarbonise


New Tax Regime Developments and Their Implications for Mining Investments


What's the Perception and Reality of West & Central Africa Mining? Risk-Reward Ratings on Mining in the Region


Practical Framework for Stakeholders Collaboration


Strategic Priorities Towards Accelerated Energy Transition


Understanding Business and Operational Risk Mitigation Strategies


Attracting Investments and Joint Ventures


Mergers and Acquisitions in West & Central Africa Mining


Capital Raising Options: Debt, Equity, Project Finance and Key Challenges in Financing


Tackling Infrastructure Challenges: Energy, Water, Communications and Transport


Strengthening Local Participation in the Extractive Industry and Building Positive Relationships with Local Communities


Managing Environmental Risk in Project Development


Identifying, Managing and Quantifying Discreet, Schedule and Capital Risks Facing Mining Projects


Practical Actions for Dealing with Health, Safety and Labour Issues


Setting-up Efficient Mining Systems and Operations


The New Paradigm in Sustainable Mining


What Constitutes Corruption?


How to Ensure Compliance and Business Integrity


Innovative Business Models and Local Engagement for Environmental Solutions


Demonstrating the Latest Solutions for Mining Projects in the Region by Leading Equipment and Service Providers


Latest Disruptive Technology and Innovations for Mining Operations

WaCA Mining 2025 Panel of Speakers:

The Summit will see the gathering of ministers, senior mining officials and top industry stakeholders from in and around the WaCA region – along with top industry players from North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Apply to Speak

To join the Speakers Panel, drop us an email to We’d like to hear from you.

Call to Mining and Service Providers

As the region’s premier mining industry event, WaCA Mining is an excellent opportunity to showcase your technology and innovation. Limited speaking slots are available to sponsors and senior exhibitors. We invite you to submit an abstract to share your knowledge, experience and ideas with high-level influencers and strategic decision makers.

Do you have an interesting and enthusiastic presentation that you would like to share at this Summit? Please take into account the following issues for your presentation:

  • The content should make a bridge between technology/research and deployment including the potential business case
  • Which industry problem/s do you solve?
  • Technological advancements with respect to the rest of the current market
  • Cooperation – technological-wise, business-wise, deployment-wise
  • Market/application potential

Email with your presentation topic and abstract.

Meet Some of Our WaCA Mining Speakers Alumni

Hon Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh

Minister of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana

Abraham Agbozo

Africa Regional Compliance and Governance Counsel for Newmont

Aimé Emmanuel Yoka

Country Manager, Sundance Resources; CEO, Congo Iron SA; Director, Marys Capital Investments; President, Congolese Mining Federation, DRC

Attie Roux

Chief Operating Officer, 
Endeavour Mining, Ivory Coast

Begna Gebreyes

VP Investments, 
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Benjamin Aryee

Advisor (Mining) to Minister,
 Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources,

Ibrahima Lamine Wane

Former Minister of Energy & Petroleum,
 Managing Director, Wafa Mining,

Ludivine Wouters

Managing Director, Latitude Five, Ivory Coast

Sulemanu Koney

CEO, Chamber of Mines, Ghana

NJ Ayuk

Managing Partner, Centurion LLP, Equatorial Guinea

Sayiba Tambwe Patient

Regional Director, OGEFREM, Democratic Republic of Congo

Yvon Oterigui

Director of Geology and Mining Research, Ministry of Industry & Mines, Gabon

Bashir Ahmed

Vice President, Development & Mining, Asante Gold Corporation

Remy Seraphin Moumpoussa

Director, Geological & Mining Research Centre; Supervisor of Mining Permit Concessions & Adviser to the Mining Ministry, Ministry of Mines, Republic of Congo

Nick Holroyde

Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Energold, UK

Addae Antwi-Boasiako

CEO, Minerals Commission, Ghana

Barbara Oteng Gyasi

Former Deputy Minister, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana

Christophe Howell

Vice President, Mining & Primary Metals, Veolia

Ferdinand Koffi

Managing Director, JOFEMA Mineral Resources Sarl, Director, FORAVIE, 2nd Vice President, Groupement Professionnel des Miniers de Côte d’Ivoire (GPMCI)

Richard Kofi Afenu

Director, Research, Statistics & MIS, Ministry of Lands & Natural Resources, Ghana

Tina Joemat-Pettersson

Former Minister of Energy, Republic of South Africa

Eric Williams

Former Minister of Energy of Trinidad and Tobago

Djerassem Le Bemadjie

Former Minister of Petroleum & Energy, Chad

H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima

Minister of Mines, Industry & Energy, Equatorial Guinea

Emmanuel Armah-Kofi Buah

Former Minister of Energy & Petroleum, Ghana

Hajiya Fatima Shinkafi

Executive Secretary, Solid Minerals Development Fund, Nigeria

Samuel Djiguemde

Geologist, Bureau of Mines & Geology (BUMIGEB), Burkina Faso

Ralph Rossouw

Managing Director & Head of West Africa, Vedanta Resources & Fujairah Gold

Shaddrack Sowah

Managing Director, Golden Star Resources Wassa Mine

Seydou Semega

Country Manager, Mali Lithium, Mali

Mamadou K Toure

Chairman & CEO, Ubuntu Capital