Regional mining authorities to meet at SIM Senegal to discuss how local content can empower their economies and workforce.

The 6th Senegal International Mining Conference & Exhibition will take place in Dakar, Senegal from 2-4 November 2021. The three-day conference will debate the “Promotion and development of Local Content, a lever for the optimization of socio-economic benefits in the extractive sector”. In a post pandemic world, it is crucial for mineral producing countries, to maximise mining revenue, create local employment, add value to their resources and protect their physical and social environments. Mr Aziz Rabbah, Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment, Morocco; Dr Oumar Sarr, Minister of Mines and Geology, Senegal; Ms Aissatou Sophie GLADIMA, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Senegal; Ms. Housseini Hadizatou Yacouba, Minister of Mines, Niger; Dr Bachir Ismael Ouedraogo, Minister of Energy, Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso; and Mr Timothy Kabba, Minister of Mines and Natural Resources, Sierra Leone, have already confirmed their participation in this sub-regional mining industry event. Topics in the programme will cover:
  • Best practices and experiences gained in promoting local content
  • Local suppliers: business opportunities to access in the extractive sector
  • Regional and international initiatives to make local content effective in the extractive sector
  • What global and sustainable vision is there in Africa for the emergence of relevant policies and strategies in favour of the development of local content?
  • Gold mining – challenges and opportunities
  • Efficient energy planning as a response to future demand for mining operations F
Morocco will be the official country of honour for this year’s edition and will no doubt bring a strong delegation of experts to share the story of their mining sector and in particular their success in the phosphate industry. SIM Senegal will also feature an open day where local entrepreneurs and start ups will be able to find out how they can get involved in the mining supply chain. OPPORTUNITIES Senegal has a diverse portfolio of mineral resources, excellent port and road infrastructure, a skilled workforce, and is the financial centre of Francophone West Africa. Senegal’ strategic goals for 2023, are to be part of the Top 7 gold exporters in Africa, be amongst the Top 3 of African phosphate producers and become the 4th largest global producer of zircon. 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, and Olipes. REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN: