Symposium Mines Guinea 2024 is the only place where you will meet all of Guinea’s mining industry simultaneously!

Main theme of SMG 2024:

“Creating an economically resilient Guinean mining sector through the development of an effective value chain”

You will network with senior government officials, major and junior exploration and production companies, mining service companies, investors, energy providers, infrastructure, logistics, legal and financial experts, as well as environmental, education & training advisors.

WEST AFRICA’S LARGEST MINING EVENT TO SHOWCASE THE WORKD BIGGEST MINING PROJECT, SIMANDOU.

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Symposium Mines Guinea 2024 (SMG) is firmly established in the worldwide calendar of must attend mining business events and is the largest in West Africa. The event which is held on a biennial basis is organised by the Ministry of Mines & Geology, Republic of Guinea, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd and the Chamber of Mines, Guinea. SMG 2024 will take place in Conkary.

We are pleased to welcome Honorable Bouna SYLLA back to the team, the newly appointed Minister of Mines & Geology is one of the founding fathers of SMG having been the President of the Organising Committee in 2017 & 2019. The Chamber of Mines, Republic of Guinea will also be joining as one of the organisers for the first time, and SMG will benefit from the increased participation of their seventy members.

SMG 2022 attracted 106 industry expert speakers, 800 delegates, 138 exhibitors, 31 sponsors and over two thousand visitors from over 40 countries to Conakry The event was officially opened by His Excellency Colonel Mamadi DOUMBOUYA, President of the CNRD, President of the Transition, Head of State, Supreme Head of the Army, Republic of Guinea.

SMG 2024 will take place at a historical moment for the development of both Guinea’s and the global mining sector.

The Simandou project will be the world’s largest new mine with the highest iron ore content and will add about 5% of the world’s marine iron ore reserves. The shareholders of Simandou have recently signed a $15 billion financing agreement for the iron ore project which will fund critical infrastructure such as railways and ports. Simandou will be showcased at SMG 2024, allowing interested parties to ask the project stakeholders how they can get involved in the supply chain.

SMG NOT THAN JUST AN EVENT BUT AN EXPERIENCE ALLOWING YOU TO EXPLORE ALL ASPECTS OF THE GUINEAN MINING
SECTOR WHICH INCLUDES:

INDUSTRY & TOURISTIC VISITS

Visit some of the country’s major producing mining sites and see the mining sector in full operation first hand. Or just relax, soak up the culture and cuisine of Guinea by visiting the nearby Îles de Los.

IMPROVED BUSINESS MATCHMAKING SYSTEM & MATCHMAKING LOUNGE

Through our improved business matchmaking app, you will be able to schedule your meetings one month before the event, pre-print your event badge, chat with participants, see regular updates to the conference programme and navigate the exhibition floorplan.

We will provide a dedicated matchmaking lounge where you will be able to pre-book meetings and discuss your business in a quiet, convivial, and discreet environment.

PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING LED BY EXPERTS – CPD ENDORSED CERTIFICATE

Before the main event starts, we will be organising dedicated pre-conference training sessions led by imminent experts. On completion of the training, participants will received a CPD endorsed certificate, great for your CV and to show off on your office wall! Training topics will be: Master class in Local content “Experience the Reality of Evaluating Local Content Plans for Minerals and Related Sectors” & International Investment Law and Policy for the Extractive Industry for non-lawyers

Guinea Next Mining Generation Recruitment Fair
FOR FULL TIME STUDENTS & RECENT GRADUATES

The aim of this recruitment fair is for the next generation of Guinea mining leaders to connect with industry professionals, build their network, learn about a range of mining careers and engage in insightful industry discussions. We will select suitable candidates and link them up with the relevant stakeholders in Guinea’s mining industry to facilitate their future employment.

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Be Part of West Africa’s Largest Mining Event

SMG 2024 will be an all-encompassing mining event taking place over three days including a high-level industry conference, interactive workshops, pre-conference training, a packed social programme and a co-located trade event.

Guinea has a diverse portfolio of mineral resources including bauxite, gold, graphite, diamonds and rare earths.

Bauxite production rose over 19% year-on-year in 2023 to about 123 million metric tons, while exports increased to 24.5% to 127 million tons in the same period. Guinea is the 2nd largest bauxite producer globally and 1st in terms of reserves. Advanced plans are afoot to satisfy the government’s wish to add value to their production through the construction of refineries in country. Bauxite ore is refined to make alumina used in aluminium products needed for the energy transition that has focused global attention and investment on critical metals in Africa.

Guinea produces 63.5 tonnes of gold per annum, which should also dramatically increase with new mines coming on stream such as the Bankan in addition to the established mines such as Siguiri, Tri-K, Kouroussa, Lefa and Kiniero. The Lola Graphite projects is key to Guinea’s policy of promoting critical minerals projects it aims to develop a fully integrated source of battery anode material to supply the European lithium-ion and fuel cell market.

Guinea has adopted a new mining policy to ensure that the development of its mineral resources acts as an effective lever of transformation of the national economy. The reforms implemented include the legal and regulatory framework, the institutional framework, governance, and the fair sharing of the benefits among stakeholders.

The level of commitment from mining companies in Guinea since 2016 is estimated at more than $ 25 billion, including the Simandou iron ore project. These investments have significantly increased bauxite production that remained below 20 million tons for decades, to 70 million tons in 2019. This has raised the country’s production level from the 7th to the 3rd place in the world.

Thanks to the implementation of the new mining policy, the country experienced in 2018, the commissioning of its first kilometres of railway since 1974. New refinery projects are underway and two new mineral ports have been established with international key certification. New corridors along new railway projects are being developed in previously landlocked areas. Now, the main challenge for Guinea is to capitalize on the demand for transport infrastructure for mining needs so that it benefits other sectors of the economy.