Investment Discovery Forum (IDF)

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An exclusive programme track for accredited investors and mining executives

Mining Indaba Investment Discovery Forum

This forum is designed for accredited investment professionals and mining corporates eager to discover new investment opportunities, keep up with industry developments, discuss Africa’s investment climate, and create new relationships through programming and networking in a small environment.

The programme focuses on deal-making within the mining sector and brings together qualified investors and mining companies in a private setting. Investors receive access to detailed briefings on mining and exploration companies and hear mining company presentations directed toward their specific interests.

Featured IDF Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Rick Rule

President and CEO
Sprott US Holdings

Investor Speakers:

  • Markus Bachmann, Co-Founder, Craton Capital
  • Philip Clegg, Investment Manager, Orion Resource Partners
  • Richard Crookes, Investment Director, EMR Capital
  • Christoph Eibl, Chief Executive Director, Tiberius Asset Management
  • Richard Hatch, Global Mining Research, RBC Capital Markets
  • Oscar Jofre, Chief Executive Officer and President, KoreConX
  • Des Kilalea, Managing Director, Global Mining Research, RBC Capital Markets
  • Georges Lequime, Investment Advisor, Earth Resources Investment Group
  • Andor Lips, Fund Manager, Commodity Discovery Fund
  • Peter Major, Mining Consultant, Cadiz Corporate Solutions
  • Willem Middelkoop, Founder, Commodity Discovery Fund
  • Anthony Milewski, Vice President, Pala Investments
  • Cameron Perks, Consultant, Industrial Minerals
  • Hanre Rossouw, Head of Resources - Frontier and Emerging Markets, Investec Asset Management
  • Michael Scherb, Managing Partner, Appian Capital
  • Mike Stirzaker, Partner, Pacific Road Capital Management
  • David Street, Principal, Tembo Capital
  • Julian Treger, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Anglo Pacific Group
  • David Twist, Partner, African Minerals Exploration & Development
  • Joanne Warner, Head of Global Resources, Colonial First State Global Asset Management
  • Tim Markwell, Fund Manager, Lion Selection Group
  • Per Wimmer, Chief Executive Officer, Wimmer Family Office
  • Jeremy Wrathall, Director - Global Natural Resources – London, Investec

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  1. An exclusive and intimate environment for investors and mining companies to meet face-to-face and discuss new and interesting projects on the continent  
  2. Mining company presentations directed toward investors
  3. Highly relevant sessions such as the in-depth CEO corporate panels, investment panels incorporating the top miners and investors in the sector, and spotlight panels on the hottest commodities of the moment
  4. The forum’s afternoon schedule allows investors to organise private meetings in the morning or attend the Mining Indaba main stage programming