internationally renowned speakers:

  • Mr. Lassina ZERBO – Executive Secretary of CTBTO
  • Mr. Philippe CLOSE – Mayor of Brussels City
  • H.E. Mr. Christophe DABIRÉ – PM of Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Matata Mapon PONYO – PM Honorary (DRC) – Economist
  • Mr. Omar TOGUYENI VP Regional IAMGold in West Africa
  • Mr. Olivier COLOM – CdA Endeavour Mining Corporation
  • Mrs. Marie Chantal KANINDA – Executive Director, Head of Corporate Affairs at Glencore
  • Mr. André FLAHAUT – State Minister and a Member of the Chamber of Representatives Belgium Kingdom
  • Mr. Frank Dixon MUGYENYI – Senior Industry Advisor-African Union Commission
  • Mrs. Marie Arena – President of Human Rights subcommission at the European Parliament

The representatives of the Belgian, Benelux and African Chambers of Commerce

  • Mr. Issaka KARGOUGOU – CEO Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Mahamadi SAWADOGO – President Chamber of Commerce § Industry Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Al Hassane SIENOU – VP Chamber of Commerce § Industry Burkina Faso

Ministerial delegations

  • Mr. Oumarou IDANI – Minister of Mines and Quarries of Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Léopold MBOLI FATRANE – Minister of Mines and Geology of the Central African Republic
  • Mr. Harouna KABORE – Minister of Commerce, Industry and Crafts, Burkina Faso

Diplomatic representatives

  • H.E. Mrs. Sena SIAW-BOATENG – Ambassador of Ghana
  • H.E. Mrs. Ammo Aziza BAROUD – Ambassador of Tchad
  • H.E. Mr. Ousmane SALLY – Ambassador of Guinea
  • H.E. Mr. Daniel EVINA ABE’E – Ambassador of Cameroon
  • H.E. Mr. Kokou Nayo M’BEOU – Ambassador of Togo
  • H.E. Mrs. Jacqueline Marie ZABA-NIKIEMA – Ambassador of Burkina Faso

Promotion and investment agencies from the countries represented African and European companies from the mining sector

  • Mrs. Huguette BAMA – CEO of Burkina Faso Business Investment Agency

African and European companies from the mining sector

  • Maison de l’Entreprise su Burkina Faso
  • Endeavour Mining Group
  • IAM Gold Essakane
  • World Diamond Council (WDC)
  • OCP Group Africa
  • Loukil Group
  • Financia Capital
  • SONAMIG (Nationale Mining society from Tchad)


NGOs (to ensure that the voice from civil society will be heard)

  • The African Center for Research on Mining Policies (CARPEM)
  • Women in Mining Sénégal

Elected representatives of Brussels

  • Mrs. Delphine HOUBA – Alderwoman of Culture, Tourism, Big Events- Board of Mayor of Brussels
  • Mrs. Véronique CAPRASSE – Alderwoman of international cooperation for emerging countries