Indaba’s search for promising juniors

2019-03-01T12:19:46+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Events, News|

Next year’s Mining Indaba once again presents an opportunity for junior mining companies to pitch their projects. 

Investing in African Mining Indaba is to host its third Investment Battlefield competition set to take place during the 25th edition of the event from 4 to 6 February 2019. Event organisers are looking for sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising mining companies with a market capital of USD50-million or below.

This year’s shortlist will be invited to give ‘Dragons’ Den’ style, five-minute pitches in front of a live audience and a panel of top judges, including senior representatives from JP Morgan Asset Management, VanEck, International Finance Corporation and Orion Resource Partners to name but a few. Judges provide instant feedback and featured projects are grouped together depending on their commodity and lifecycle stage.

The opening of Investing in Mining Indaba 2018. Image credit: 
Leon Louw

Kael O’Sullivan, director of investor relations at Mining Indaba, says, “It is important for junior mining entrepreneurs to be given this opportunity to gain exposure and build relationships with investors and brokers. It not only allows juniors to receive first-hand feedback from the investors themselves, learn exactly what investors are looking for and how to increase their appeal but also provides an opportunity for juniors to present themselves as leading emerging developers and miners.”

He adds, “We want to encourage every entrepreneurial junior mining company to consider what they can add to the competition. Somewhere out there is the next big investment opportunity that could transform the mining industry in Africa and investors are very keen to discover it. So, if you think you have what it takes to be Africa’s next major mining success story, apply online today.”

To highlight further its commitment to the industry, Mining Indaba awards the winner with a free exhibition stand and speaking slot at Mining Indaba 2020 as well as multiple publicity and investor relations service opportunities.

Previous winners include Thor Explorations in 2018 and ConsolidatedNickel Mines in 2017. Applications close on 15 December 2018 and can besubmitted online at:

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