Why is there so much interest in the DRC’s mining sector?
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has some of the biggest mineral deposits in the world. It is the world’s biggest producer of cobalt it exported 2220 tonnes last year (70% of global production), a 54% increase from 2021.
Additionally, it also has substantial untapped gold, high-grade copper, and lithium reserves, amongst many other minerals.
It is for this reason that there is so much interest in DRC Mining Week.
What is the DRC Mining Week?
DRC Mining Week is a purpose-led event, it actively promotes the sustainable growth of the DRC and Copperbelt’s mining sectors. The event brings together mining stakeholders, decision-makers, and investors together for conversations about the best strategies and breakthroughs that support the sustainable expansion of the sector.
DRC Mining Week promotes mining as a significant engine of economic growth and development in the DRC and the Copperbelt,
while ensuring that the region’s natural resources are managed sustainably and responsibly.
What are the expectations and objectives of DRC Mining Week 2023
DRC Mining Week is the largest mining and infrastructure exhibition and conference in the DRC and Copperbelt region with, 5900+ attendees over 3 days.
The theme of the conference is: “Recognising DRC mining’s triumphs and victories, on and off the field.”
The 2023 edition will recognise all the outstanding accomplishments made by the DRC and Copperbelt’s mining industry in recent years.
While celebrating the achievements of the industry, the hard hitting agenda does not shy away from difficult conversations including how mining operators perceive the allocation of the 0.3% of their annual turnover to communities’ and so much more!
Official support: Pavilions:
REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO
GOUVERNEMENT PROVINCIAL DU KATANGA MINISTERE DES MINES ET AFFAIRES FONCIERES
Official partner: Event sponsor: