12-15 April 2010. Organized by AME Trade Ltd.
Location: Senegal Le Méridien President Hotel, Dakar
Organizer: AME Trade Ltd
Tel: 0044 0 207 700 4874
Fax: 0044 0 207 681 3120
A half century of Independence to be celebrated with a major mining event in Senegal
We are pleased to invite you to participate in SIM Senegal 2010 (Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition) which will take place in Dakar, Senegal from 12 – 15 April 2010. The event will be organised by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and SME, Republic of Senegal in collaboration with the British company AME Trade Limited.
This event will form a golden backdrop to the festivities of the 50th Independence Anniversary of the Republic of Senegal which is celebrated on the 4th April 2010; half a century after Senegal declared its independence from France.
The event will feature three days of plenary sessions, technical workshops, exhibitions as well as visits to key Senegalese mining and touristic sites. It will gather international investors, mining experts, directors of financial institutions, Senegalese decision makers, development partners and donors, as well as other key actors and partners in the mining industry.
Senegal: an ideal mining investment destination
• Senegal adopted a new mining code in 2003
• Senegal is the top reforming country in Africa and the fifth worldwide in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business Report
• Senegal is one of the most economically successful countries in the region. It remains the economic centre in the region and is the most visited country in West Africa. Dakar is the second biggest port in West Africa
Mining industry boom takes place in Senegal
Senegal has a wealth of diverse and unexploited mineral deposits which until only recently have lain dormant. Previously Senegal’s mining industry was dominated by the exploitation of phosphates, industrial limestone and attapulgite.
Gold: Senegal set to become one of Africa’s leading gold producers
The production of the first ingot from the Sabodala gold mine in 2009 celebrates the exploitation of a discovery made nearly 50 years ago. Today the exploitable resources are estimated to contain 1.63 Moz of gold, with resources of 3.55 Moz.
Iron Ore: a world class deposit to be exploited in the near future
The deposit on four distinct areas of the region totals an estimated 750 Mt.
Heavy Minerals: Senegal to posses one of the largest zircon mines in the world
A mining company is planning to exploit a 50 km band of heavy mineral sands which contain a world class deposit. Construction of the project located on the Grand Cote, will cost $200 million, production is expected to realise 85,000t/y of zircon, making it the fourth largest zircon mine in the world, 20,000t of rutile and leucoxene and 650,000t of ilemenite.
Phosphates: Senegal set to rank as a top ten phosphate producer worldwide
In the North Eastern part of the Basin in the province of Matam, the existence of phosphate deposits with an average proven resource of 40Mt have been discovered since 1984. Confirmation of these mineral deposits would give Senegal a potential of 500 – 1000 Mt of phosphate, which would rank the country amongst the top ten phosphate producers in the world.
How can I participate in SIM Senegal 2010?
SIM Senegal will offer many opportunities for companies to sponsor the conference or exhibition. The organizing committee has put together a wide array of sponsorship packages that will save participants costs on exhibition stands and delegate places.
By taking a stand a SIM Senegal, you will be able to demonstrate your products and services directly to the key decision makers in the Senegalese mining industry. We have prepared some expertly designed equipped stands which will be included in your exhibition package. Priority of location and space will be allocated to the event sponsors.
By participating as a delegate at SIM Senegal, you will have access to all the conference sessions and social events planned.
For further information on SIM Senegal 2010, please do not hesitate to contact:
Audrey Solvar / James Shindi
Tel: +44 207 700 4874 / +44 207 700 5044
Fax: +44 (0) 207 681 3120
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