The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe‘s Annual Mining Conference and Exhibition 2023 kicked off yesterday in Victoria Falls.
The Conference is the Prime Event for the Zimbabwe mining industry, and it provides a platform for key stakeholders in the sector including Government, senior executives in the mining industry and investors to deliberate on pertinent matters in the mining industry.
Running under the theme Mining for Economic Transformation: “Creating Growth Enablers for the Mining Industry” the event yesterday began with Closed Door Sessions for Members AGM and Council Meetings where Golden Reef Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Thomas Gono was appointed the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) President. Gono will be deputized by ZIMASCO CEO Mr John Musekiwa who was appointed First Vice President and Munashe Shava as Second Vice President. Shava is Kuvimba Mining House’s technical director.
On Today’s program, the event continues with the Lithium and Battery Minerals Value Chain Symposium titled “Unleashing the Growth Potential of the Battery Minerals Value Chain”. The symposium will be addressed by the Guest of Honour Minister of Mines and Mining Development Hon Winston Chitando and many other industry players.
Lithium miners namely Bikita Minerals, Zulu Lithium, Sabi Star, Arcadia Mine and Zimbabwe Lithium (Kamativi) will also give Project Overviews of their operations.
This will be followed by an address by the Vice President of the Chamber of Mines of Namibia Mr George Botshiwe who will be talking about the Prospects for a Regional Battery Minerals Value Chain.
Lots are lined up for the day including the Strengthening Governance in the Batteries Minerals Value Chain and emerging global trends on responsible sourcing of critical minerals.
Mining Industry heavyweights are currently attending the event including Caledonia Mining CEO Mark Learmonth and Director Mr Victor Gapare, and ZMF President Ms Henrietta Rushwaya, among many others.
Mining Zimbabwe will be broadcasting live some of the proceedings on our social media platforms.