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WAMPOC/WAMPEX 2024 poised to catalyze sustainable mining investment across West Africa.

Mark your calendars for June 5-7, 2024, as the Accra International Conference Centre hosts the highly anticipated 2024 West African Mining and Power Conference and Exhibition (WAMPOC/WAMPEX). With the overarching theme of “The Mining and Power Hub: Driving Sustainable Investment Opportunities in West Africa,” this event promises to illuminate the pivotal role of these sectors in fostering regional economic development and investment.

Expect to rub shoulders with over 1,500 industry leaders, investors, government officials, and stakeholders from around the globe. Among them, more than 200 exhibitors will showcase the latest advancements in mining and power technologies, products, and services.

The distinguished presence of H.R.M. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asantehene, as the Special Guest of Honour, adds a regal touch to the proceedings, with Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, also taking a significant role.

Notable attendees include ECOWAS Ministers from Nigeria, Liberia, Mali, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, and Togo, alongside several Ambassadors in Ghana, ensuring a diverse and influential gathering.

The agenda boasts engaging panel discussions and presentations by renowned industry experts, covering crucial topics such as critical minerals development, regional collaborations in mining and power markets, exploration investments, diversity and equity, sustainable mining practices, renewable energy integration, and investment opportunities.

Dr. Sulemanu Koney, CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Mines, emphasizes the event’s strategic importance, highlighting its role as a platform for dialogue, insight-sharing, and actionable strategy development. He underscores the significance of networking, which can pave the way for substantial economic benefits across West Africa.

The conference aims to spotlight and explore sustainable investment avenues within the region’s mining and power sectors, fostering knowledge exchange, collaboration, innovation, and best practices. The accompanying exhibition is poised to fortify regional and international partnerships, driving industry growth and development while showcasing cutting-edge technological innovations.

Dr. Koney urges active participation from all stakeholders, emphasizing their pivotal role in advancing the sustainable development agenda and maintaining West Africa’s allure as a prime destination for mining and power investments.

Headline sponsorship comes from esteemed names such as Mac Partners and Gold Fields Ghana Limited, with additional support from industry giants like Newmont Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, Stanbic Bank Ghana, B5 Plus, Cummins, and FLSmidth.

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