Clarion Events Africa, the organisers of DRC Mining Week expo and conference, have announced that the live event, which was to take place in Lubumbashi from 7-9 October 2020, has been moved to 15-17 June 2021. The decision has been widely supported by the mining industry in the DRC and its sector suppliers.

“It is the right decision in terms of Health & Safety.”

David Ashdown, MD of Clarion Events Africa, says, “We have taken the decision to postpone following a period of continuous engagement with our stakeholders and customers… [It] is the right decision in terms of Health & Safety.

“We will continue to engage the industry over digital formats, and the team and I are excited to travel back to territory when the opportunity allows. I would like to thank all the parties involved in the event for their continued support and encouragement. Thank you.”

The Digital DRC Mining Week brought thousands of attendees together. Meanwhile, a live webinar series was launched in May.

The Digital DRC Mining Week took place from 17-19 June 2020, and brought thousands of attendees together. Meanwhile, a live webinar series was launched in May this year, in partnership with Mining Review Africa, and will continue throughout the build-up to the next live DRC Mining Week in 2021.

The upcoming webinar dates and topics are:

  • 9 July: Counting on copper: Renewable energy and EV boom drive demand
  • 26 August: How to exploit DRC’s commodities other than its strategic metals (cobalt, coltan)
  • 30 September: Harnessing hydropower in the DRC
For more information, visit drcminingweek.com.

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