This was at the 15th edition of the DRC Mining Week Expo Conference held from 19 to 21 June 2019 at the Pullman Hotel in Lubumbashi. Panaco was sponsor of the event by ensuring the continued power supply during the Exhibition.
This year’s priority topics included electrical energy and environment. These are two sectors in which Panaco is considered a leader through its wide range of electrical equipment, solar solutions and its expertise in major electrical infrastructure works.
Organized by Split Intelligent (RSA), DRC Mining Week started on June 19 with a pre-conference that addressed the issue of the DRC’s electricity shortage that is slowing the development of its mining industry. The pre-conference focused on different aspects such as: financing, sustainability, the environment, the structuring of regional agreements and the sale of electricity to neighboring countries
The same day, a Round Table discussed interim energy solutions for industries. Like hybrid solutions that would fit the context in the DRC. The transition to greener energy options. The relevance of battery storage for the industry. And the improvement of the electricity distribution infrastructure in the DRC.
DRC Mining Week has identified six priority recommendations among which is prominently “The reduction of the energy deficit to boost production”.
In this respect, the organizer honored Panaco with the MOST INNOVATIVE STAND AWARD of DRC Mining Week edition 2019.
DRC Mining Week was honored by the presence of international mining experts, government officials and respected businessmen in the DRC mining sector.
Without being exhaustive, we will mention in alphabetical order: Ahmed Kalej Nkand, directeur général de l’Autorité de régulation de la sous-traitance. Albert Yuma, président du conseil d’administration de la Fédération des entreprises du Congo (FEC) et Président du conseil d’administration de la Gécamines. André Kapanga, Director General, Tenke Fungurume Mining DRC. Andy Sambwe, Barrick’s Kibali Gold Mine DRC. Bruno Kapandji, Head of Mission of the Head of State, Authority for the Development and the Promotion of Inga, DRC. Charles Kyona, Secretary General, MMG, DRC. Diagne Mabouba, Regional Executive Structuring & Financial Modelling, Trade & Development Bank, Mauritius. Dieudonné Louis Tambwe, directeur technique adjoint de CTCPM. Emmanuel Nicholls, Spintelligent group director, RSA. Eric Bruggeman, Pdg du conseil sud-africain pour les exportations d’équipements. Eric Monga Mumba, Chief Executive, Kipay Investments, DRC. Gustave Nzeng Rubuz, Chairman Board of Directors, Kamoto Copper Company SA, Kolwezi, DRC. Isaac Kwesu, President, Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa, Zimbabwe. Jacques Kyabula, gouverneur de la province du Haut-Katanga. Jean-Claude Masangu-Mulongo, économiste, gouverneur de la Banque centrale du Congo 1997-2013. Louis Watum, Managing Director-DRC Operations, Ivanhoe Mines, DRC. Mamie Ndaya, administrateur judiciaire de la Haute Cour. Mark Bristow, President and CEO, Barrick Gold. Mme Gety Mpanu Mpanu, Directeur de cabinet adjoint du Chef de l’Etat en charge des infrastructures, ressources minières, hydrocarbures, énergie et Ptntic. Peter von Klemperer, Head of Mining and Metals at the Standard Bank Group. Richard Muyej, gouverneur de la province du Lualaba. Simon Nzuka Mapengo, Deputy General Manager, DGDA, DRC. Simon Tuma Waku, président de la Chambre des Mines au sein de la Fédération des entreprises du Congo (FEC).
Movie souvenir DRC Mining Week 2019