About The Conference
WEST AFRICA’S GATHERING OF INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND INVESTMENT – WAIC2019
Following the successes of the WAIC2018, the WAIMM Annual Industry Conference – WAIC, returns to the Ghana Shipper’s Authority from the 16th – 17th December 2019. The 2 – 3 days annual event to be held in Accra, Ghana, is a natural resources investment and exhibition conference that is currently in its 4th year. The conference has grown in stature, and continues to grow in influence and participation since the first event held in 2016.
The Theme for this year’s conference is “Sustainability of the Natural Resources Sector in the West African Sub – region given Current State of Global Exploration and Investment Trends”.
WAIC is the premier conference for mining and petroleum industry professionals in the West African mining and petroleum industry. The aim is to ensure that industry professionals gain in-depth knowledge about the latest trends in technology and research, share ideas and knowledge about diverse fields in the industry, and provide a platform for professionals to think through challenges and stay relevant in the resources industry. It also affords investors and the investment community the perfect opportunity to meet key players of the mining and petroleum industry and become better informed about the happenings of the industry and areas targeted for investment. WAIC2019 is expected to host over 700 attendees from 10 countries, and will showcase mineral, oil and gas projects, highlighting global investment and local opportunities throughout the three-day conference and exhibition period.
WAIC provides 3 days of industry specific presentations, discussions, networking, knowledge sharing and investment talks and brings together all stakeholders in the mining and petroleum industry including professionals, academia, mining and oil & gas companies, the projects and the investment community. It opens up a channel where industry players can access current operational industry developments and innovations, come into contact with new tools, share the latest research and gain insights about other operational enhancements towards sustainability in the mining and petroleum industry.
Obuasi, which has been primarily an underground operation, mining to a depth of 1,500m, is in the Ashanti region, approximately 60km south of Kumasi. Though the mine was placed on limited operations towards the end of 2014,
The WAIMM membership is available to all professionals engaged in all sectors of the mining, minerals and petroleum industry across West Africa and beyond. The WAIMM provides professional coordination and networking to mining and petroleum industry professionals with excellent opportunities in personal and professional development through every phase of their career.
The second conference of the WAIMM Young Professionals Group (WYPG) was held at the Conference room of the Ghana Manganese Company at Nsuta, Tarkwa in Ghana from the 14th – 16th February 2019. WYPG2019 was attended by students from the University of Ghana,