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PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

WITH EXPECTED SPEAKERS

The annual IMICON is the foremost global gathering for investing in the Nigerian mining industry. The largely interactive and market led programme brings together the leading representatives from mining investment communities, the world’s largest mining houses and Government ministries to share insights into how the sector can drive investments and capitalize on the opportunities available to Nigeria’s mining industry.

SUNDAY 28/08/2016
18.00 – 20.00

PRE-REGISTRATION FOR FOREIGN GUEST- TRANSCORP HILTON

DAY ONE

MONDAY 29/08/2016
8.00 – 8.55

REGISTRATION OF GUEST/PARTICIPANTS

8.55 – 9.00
GUEST/PARTICIPANTS ARE SEATED

9.00 – 9.10
Welcome Address:
Prof. M.A.O. Rahaman, FNMGS,
Chairman, International Mining Investment Conference (IMICON)

9.10 – 9.30
Keynote Address:
Hon. (Dr) Kayode Fayemi,
Minister of Solid Minerals Development

Topic: The new change investment climate and economic development plan for the Nigerian mining sector

9.30 – 9.45
Conference Introduction:
Hon (Dr) Okechukwu Enelameh,
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment

9.45 – 10.15
Goodwill Messages

10:15 – 10.45
Chief Host:
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON
Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman, National Economic Council

10.45 – 11.00
VISITATION TO THE EXHIBITION CENTRE

11.00 – 11.30
TEA BREAK

SESSION I

FOCUS:
Nigeria’s Solid Minerals Potential for International Business: An Invitation to invest in Africa’s largest economy

CHAIRMAN:
Senator James Manager, Chairman, Senate Committee on
Solid Minerals Development


11.30 – 12.00
Strategies for joint venture investment in promoting international business in the solid minerals: case studies.
Ayo Luqman Salami
KPMG, Nigeria

12.00 – 12.40
Strategies for financing resource projects and trade in emerging international markets
Mr. Guy Leclezio,
Chairman Capricorn Metals Ltd, Australia

12.40 – 1.40
PANEL DISCUSSION

Hon. Arch. Mohammed Sada, FNIA, FNMGS  Former Hon. Minister of Solid Minerals Development
Mr. Bashir Wali  MD, Nigeria Export/Import Bank
Dr. Hussainni O. Ibrahim – DG, Raw Materials Research & Development Council
Hajia Ladi Hauwa Katagum – Ag. Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission
Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda – DG, Small and Medium Enterprises Dev. Agency of Nigeria

1.40 – 2.30
LUNCH BREAK

SESSION II

FOCUS:
Financing the Mineral Business in Nigeria for accelerated Economic Development

 CHAIRMAN:
Dr. Shamshudeen Usman, CON, Former Minister of National Planning


2.30 – 3.10
Nigeria’s Financing Sources and International support for mining and mineral processing
Dr. Tunde Lemo
Former Deputy Governor, CBN

3.10 – 3.50
The stock exchange as a platform for raising capital for the mineral business – global perspectives
Mr. Oscar Onyema, OON
CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange

3.50 – 4.30
World Bank – a decade of assistance to the Solid Minerals Business Development in Nigeria
Mr. Linus Adie
Project Coordinator, Mineral Sector Support for Economic Diversification Project (World Bank Assisted)

4.30 – 5.20
PANEL DISCUSSION

Mr. Hebert Wigwe – GMD/CEO, Access Bank
Mr. Kennedy Uzoka – GMD/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc
Mr. Tokunbo Abiru – GMD/CEO, Skye Bank Plc
Mr. Waheed Olagunju – Ag. MD, Bank of Industry

5.20 – 5.30
ANNOUNCEMENT/CLOSING

DAY TWO

TUESDAY 30/08/2016
8.00 – 8.20
REGISTRATION CONTINUES

8.20 – 8.30
OPENING

SESSION III

FOCUS:
Investment Opportunities in Nigeria Solid Minerals Business

CHAIRMAN:
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, Hon. Minister of Budget & National Planning

Co-CHAIRMAN:
Hon. Arch. Musa Mohammed Sada, FNIA, FNMGS, Former Minister of Solid Minerals Development


9.00 – 9.40
Mining Business Innovations: A determinant to a new successful mining project.
Mr. Mike Daniel,
CEO KPMC, South Africa

9.40 – 10.20
Fast tracking foreign direct investment (FDI) through available exploration data: status and challenges
Mr. Alex Ndubuisi Nwegbu, FNMGS
DG, Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA)

10.20 – 11.00
Strategic National integrated transport logistic project for the mining Industry
Mr. Arne Fayd’herbe,
Managing Director
African & Middle East Mauritius Freeport Development (MFD)

11.00 – 12.00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Prof. Siyan Malomo, FNMGS – Managing Partner, Siyan Malomo and Partners
Prof. Ibrahim Garba, FNMGS – Vice Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University
Mr. Waziri Adio – Executive Secretary, Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI)
Mrs. Shimite Bello – CEO, Quintessential Group in Nigeria
Alhaji Sani Shehu – President, Miners Association of Nigeria

12.00 – 1.00
LUNCH BREAK

SESSION IV

FOCUS:
Mining: The playing field and the players

 CHAIRMAN:
Barr. Abdul-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Hon. Minister of Communication Technology

CO-CHAIRMAN:
Engr. Musa Nashuni, MD, Bramed Bellville Nigeria Limited


1.00 – 1.40
Playing by the rules: Global best practices in the mines land allocation
Engr. M.K. Amate, FNMGS
DG, Mining Cadastre Office

1.40 – 2.20
Role of Insurance companies in facilitating Nigeria mining business – global perspectives
Mr. Oyekanmi Hassan Odukale, MFR
MD, Leadway Assurance Co. Ltd

2.20 – 3.00
Export facilitation strategies and procedures; Nigerian Solid Mineral Business
Mr. Segun Awolowo
DG, Nigerian Export Promotion Council

3.00 – 4.00
PANEL DISCUSSION

Prof. Gbenga Okunlola – President, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society
Aruna Jinah Philip – Head of Mission, Medecins Sans Frontieres Doctors without borders
Mr. Sina Elushakin – Executive Director, IGI, Plc
Dr. Ousmane Dore – Country Director for Nigeria, African Development Bank

4.00 – 4.10
CLOSING

DAY III

WEDNESDAY 31/08/2016

 8.00 – 8.30
OPENING

SESSION V

FOCUS:
State Minerals endowment, security and legal issues

 CHAIRMAN:
Hon. Abubakar Malami, Hon Minister of Justice

CO-CHAIRMAN:
Hon. Muhammed Garba, 
Chairman, House Committee on Solid Minerals Development


8.30 – 9.40
Enterprise security and compliance solutions for the mining sector.
Mr. David Mazaheri, Managing Partner
Intellaine, Washington, United States of America

9.40 – 10.20
Contractual arrangements and legal aspects of investing in Nigeria’s Solid minerals sector
Barr. Yusuf O. Ali, SAN

10.20 – 11.10
Standardization of Nigerian products to meet global recommendations
Dr. Paul Angya
DG, Standards Organization of Nigeria

11.10 – 11.50
Presentation of State Mineral Endowment – Edo State leading example
Mr. Bode Fakunle
MD Geoworks Nigeria Ltd, Igarra Edo State, Nigeria

11.50 – 12.50
PANEL DISCUSSION

Hon. Arch. Nuhu S. Wya – Chairman, CIBI Nigeria Ltd, Kaduna, Former Minister of State, Power
Dr. Vincent Onome Akpataire – Ag Director, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE)
Chief Olabitan Famutimi – Nigerian American Chamber of Commerce, DG (NACC)
Amb. Joseph U. Ayalogu – Executive Director, Corporate Relations, ETA-ZUMA Group (W.A.) Limited

12.50 – 2.00
LUNCH BREAK

2.00 – 3.00
COMMUNIQUE AND CLOSING CEREMONY

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