Mineral Wealth Conference 2018
Happening every October, in Kampala, the Mineral Wealth Conference (MWC) has become East Africa’s principal annual mining event. It plays a critical role in creating opportunities for Uganda’s domestic and international mining interests. Launched in 2012 following a partnership between the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the MWC has become one of the largely attended events on Uganda and East Africa’s mining calendar. The objective is to provide an opportunity for major mineral exploration and mining companies to not only invest in Uganda’s promising mining sector, but to also build joint venture partnerships with local players. It brings together key policy and decision makers, business leaders, bankers, academics and mining investors from all over the world.
This year, 2018, the conference was organized under the theme ‘Eastern Africa, the continent’s next mining haven’, on 2nd and 3rd of October. It attracted participants across the globe and it was graced by Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Robert Kasande, Head of Delegation of the EU to Uganda, Commissioner Zachary Baguma, the Director in the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines, among others. Here are some of the snippets into the conference captured in camera.