Local content & development to be discussed in Dakar
Supported by the Senegalese Ministry of Mines and Geology, the 6th Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition will focus on the “Promotion and development of Local Content, a lever for the optimization of socio-economic benefits in the extractive sector”. During the two-day in-person conference, in Dakar, the event will discuss relevant topics related to the local content & development.
Business opportunities for local suppliers to access the extractive sector and lessons learned from Covid-19 constitute important points that will be developed at SIM Senegal 2021. You will also hear about: Promotion and development of the local content encompasses discussing travel restrictions; Remote expertise; Promotion of local talent; Supply of goods and services made locally; On-site sample analyses; The role of the Chamber of Mines in the definition and implementation of a local content development policy; The development of local content: opportunities for the better resilience of mining companies; The development of local content as a tool for competitiveness and social legitimization of mining activities (local purchasing strategies); Experiences, practices, actions, and initiatives taken by mining companies to make their supply chain more accessible to local suppliers.
SIM 2021 will also promote, in Dakar, an open day of meetings and information on local content and the promotion of employment and entrepreneurship between government stakeholders and the private and community sector, B2B meetings, plus product demonstrations to be provided by exhibitors.
Local content will promote the competitiveness and territorial development for local SMEs by positioning Senegalese SMEs and investors in the supply chain and capital of major mining projects. This subject is one of the key industry topics to be addressed at the event, among: SME/SMI Development: Profiling, Coaching, Upgrading, Financing; Partnerships; Supplier and Subcontractor Development Program; Assessment and capacity development of local suppliers; The employability of jobseekers, the upgrading of local SMEs subcontractors and potential suppliers; The promotion of local content as a lever for territorial development: Free zones, mining hub, economic poles; and Opportunity identification process and classification of the "local procurement list". This year’s edition also fosters governance and access to information such as the development of databases and information-sharing systems; Models for managing local content; Capitalization of good practices, experiences, and successful reforms; and Transparency of local content in the extractive industries.
SIM Senegal attracts mining investors in finance, services, exploitation & production and industrial industries, representing both public and private sectors. SIM Senegal 2021 counts with the support of Endeavour Mining, IDC Drilling Company, CTA Group, Sococim, CSTT, Iamgold, Dangote Cement, Resolute Mining, Vivo Energy Senegal, IRD, Challenge 2000, C2K Staffing Sarl, AGTS, Chambre des Mines, Saer Emploi Senegal, Trelleborg Slovenija, Somiva, Tolsa, Saudequip, Bia, Fluiconnecto, Haladjian, S.I.G. Spa, Roc Impact, Titanobel, Geotec Afrique, Ste Senegalaise des Phosphates de Thies, Epc Groupe, Mineex, Als, Forage Fte Drilling Senegal, SGS Senegal, Banmah Group, Provulco, Minekip, Rbl-Rei, Challenge 2000, and Olipes.