February 8 2012
The world’s largest mining investment event, the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, is now extending the successful business conference to Asia. Investing in Asian Mining Indaba will be held from October 29-31 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands, Hotel Singapore: www.AsianMiningIndaba.com
Investing in African Mining Indaba CEO Jonathan Moore says the Singapore event will use the South African event as a template. “The event in Asia will be the same as the Cape Town event in terms of look and feel, but with an added unique Asian flair. The focus of the event will be on the Asian mineral assets,” Moore explained.
Kobus van der Wath, founder and Group Managing Director of The Beijing Axis, and advisor for the African and Asian Mining Indaba, says: “The move signals that Asia matters for the world, which is why some of the major mining companies have established regional hubs in Singapore. The region is at the centre of the trade route for mining products from all over the world. Singapore is located between Africa and Australia, two major global mining markets, and the Malaysian government is proactive in developing the resources sector.”
The exponential increase in demand for natural resources from India and China is driving the need for more mining opportunities in the region. “Asia is ripe for a business conference platform like the African Mining Indaba. Unprecedented demand for iron ore, coal, uranium and other natural resources further augment the importance of stimulating more mining activity in the region. We intend to achieve the same goals as we began achieving with Africa more than 18 years ago, and that is to channel foreign investments into Asian mining to help meet these supply challenges,” explains Moore.
Investing in Asian Mining Indaba will be an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Asia. The event will attract the most influential stakeholders – including financiers, investors, international mining houses and Asian government delegations – vested in the Asian mining value chain.
“Being the leader in its domain, the Mining Indaba global brand ensures an impressive gathering of investors, key mining companies, and government delegations from the continent. Asia has long been waiting for a business networking event that is of the calibre of Mining Indaba to bring awareness and the necessary investments to fuel mining activity in the region. Asia cannot be ignored,” say Van der Wath.
“We are taking African magic to Asia,” Moore concluded.
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About Mining Indaba LLC
Investing in Asian Mining Indaba is presented by Mining Indaba, LLC, the organiser of the world’s largest investment African mining event. Mining Indaba LLC has partnered with South Africa and other African nationals for more than 18 years to channel billions of dollars of foreign investment into African mining. For more information, visit www.miningindaba.com.