WhenNov 06, 2012 08:30 AM to
Nov 08, 2012 05:30 PM
SIM Senegal (2nd Senegalese Mining Conference & Exhibition) will take place from 6 – 8 November 2012 at the Hotel King Fahd Palace (formerly known as Le Meridien President), Dakar, Senegal. The event is organised by the Ministry of Mines, Industry, Agro-industry and SME’s, Senegal in association with AME Trade Ltd. The event will feature a three day conference, exhibition and option to visit some of Senegal’s key mining sites.
SIM Senegal has already established itself as one of the largest mining events in West Africa. The first edition of SIM Senegal in 2010, featured over 500 delegates emanating from more than 25 countries and 52 exhibitors. The event was opened by His Excellency Maitre Adboulaye WADE, President of the Republic of Senegal and was closed by Souleymane Ndéné NDIAYE, Prime Minister of Senegal. SIM Senegal welcomed high level delegations from Guinea, Mali, Mauritania and Niger, making it a truly regional mining event. During the course of the three day conference forty two presentations were delivered from a broad range of speaker including multilateral partners, private sector mining investors, the Senegalese public sector and mining services providers. After the event delegates were given a chance to visit Senegal’s mining operations including the Taiba Site (ICS), Sabadola Gold Mine and the Diogo Site (Zircon & Titanium).
SIM Senegal 2012 will build on the first edition, as the estimated $USD 5billion invested in the Senegal mining industry from 2000-2013 brings a return on the initial investment.
An increased gold production is expected from 2012 – 2013 with the exploitation of world class deposits of Golouma-Kérékounda, which confirms that growing important of the Birimian province of Kedougou has in West African and African gold production.
At the same the policy of mining diversification will start to pay off from 2011 by the exploitation of deposits of heavy minerals, zircon and titanium. World class discoveries in the littoral zone called “The Grand Coast” will represent 8% of the worldwide total and 25% of the consumption of the European market. It will elevate the country to the rank of the 4th largest producer worldwide.
Senegal’s overall phosphates potentialities will rise from 500 millions to 1 billion tons and the country could soon feature amongst the world’s top 10 phosphate producers.