Keynote Speakers 2019

Jean-Pierre Katshidikaya Tshibangu
Jean-Pierre Katshidikaya TshibanguHead of the Mining Engineering Unit in the Faculty of Engineering of Mons University
OPENING CEREMONY-PRELIMINARY INTRODUCTION TO THE FORUM
Philippe Close
Philippe CloseMayor of Brussels
Lassina Zerbo
Lassina ZerboExecutive Secretary of the CTBTO
André Flahaut
André Flahaut State Minister and a Member of the Chamber of Representatives of the Kingdom of Belgium
Matata Ponyo Mapon
Matata Ponyo MaponFormer Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Marie Arena
Marie ArenaPresident of Human Rights subcommission at the European Parliament
Christophe Dabiré
Christophe DabiréPrime Minister of Burkina Faso

Speakers 2019

PANEL 1: Investing in Mining in Africa

Christian Eboulé
Christian EbouléJournalist at TV5 Monde
MODERATOR
Serge Yanic Nana
Serge Yanic NanaPresident & CEO of FINANCIA Capital
Harouna Kabore
Harouna KaboreMinister of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts of the Burkina Faso
Aida Diop Ndiaye
Aida Diop NdiayePresident of Women In Mining Sénégal
Thierno Seydou Diop
Thierno Seydou DiopAssociate, Senior advisor at Schuman Associates

PANEL 2: Challenges and opportunities of local processing of mineral resources

Yacine Bio Tchané
Yacine Bio Tchané Economist - Consultant
MODERATOR
Oumar Toguyeni
Oumar ToguyeniRegional Vice-President, West Africa of IAMGOLD Corporation
Etienne Minoungou
Etienne MinoungouPlaywright and Comedian - Representative from a Civil Society
Serge Bakoa
Serge Bakoa Lawyer at the Paris and Cameroon Bars - HSTB

PANEL 3: The Future of Mining in Africa

Ndèye Khady Sall
Ndèye Khady SallConsultant in Business Strategies & Digital Marketing
MODERATOR
Marie-Chantal Kaninda
Marie-Chantal Kaninda Executive Director of the World Diamond Council (WDC)
Dr Stéphane Essaga
Dr Stéphane EssagaDirector of the African Research Center in Oil and mining Policies (CARPIEM)
Didier Acouetey
Didier Acouetey Executive President of the AfricSearch Group