SMG is the only place where you will meet all of Guinea’s mining industry simultaneously!
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.
OPTIMISING THE MINING INDUSTRY TO CATALYSE THE SOCIAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF GUINEA
Symposium Mines Guinea (SMG) 2022 – West Africa’s largest-ever mining event attracted 106 industry expert speakers, 800 delegates, 138 exhibitors, 31 sponsors and 1000 visitors from over 40 countries to Conakry from 15 – 17 November 2022.
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 and the closing ceremony was presided over by His Excellency Dr Bernard Gomou, Prime Minister, Republic of Guinea.
The main theme of the event was “Optimising the mining industry to catalyse the social economic development of Guinea” Interactive discussions took place around mining investment opportunities, mining infrastructure, local content development, transport, financing mining operations, energy, technology, local content as well as Guinea’s iron ore, bauxite, and gold potential. SMG 2022 would not have been possible without the dedication of the Ministry of Mines and Geology, and the leadership of Minister Moussa Magassouba.
The SMG committee was formed from a team of Guinean mining experts in partnership with AME Trade Ltd, managed expertly by Aboubacar Kagbè Touré, Director General, SOGUIPAMI. We would like to thank all who attended for playing a role in the development of mining in Guinea and look forward to bringing you the next edition soon.
OUR AIM IS TO INNOVATE AND
KEEP YOU SAFE AT THE SAME TIME!
PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR EVENT PARTICIPANTS
With the onset of COVID-19 globally, we, as organisers, are dedicated to make sure that your participation is safe and secure. We will adhere to the recommendations at the time of the event from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the relevant authorities in the Republic of Guinea.
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
SMG MINING NIMBA AWARD CEREMONY – REWARDING EXCELLENCE IN MINING
Our awards committee made up of a diverse group of judges from the public, private sectors, NGO’s, press and educational bodies will select the winners in the following categories of the year who will be announced during the gala dinner: Lifetime Achievement Award, Female Miner, CSI, Innovator in Guinea’s mining, Excellence in Environmental Management and in Occupational Health & Safety, Performance in an Exploration Project, Performer in Mine Supplies & Service, Community Safety Brigade, Mining Reporter, Mining Student, Mining Company, and Mining project.
Be A Part Of West Africa’s Largest Mining Event
Gain first hand and advance information on Guinea’s government strategy for the mining sector. SMG is an international event; therefore, if you are based in Guinea and are looking for international finance, technology transfer and expertise, you will meet renowned international experts.
Guinea’s mineral resources are world-class and the potential is huge, especially for bauxite, iron ore, gold, diamonds and rare earths. This is the perfect opportunity for investors to save money and resources on multiple trips, to get all the data and contacts they need in just three days.
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.