4 March - 8 March 2018
The Blytheweigh Mining Team attends the Mining 121 and Indaba Conferences, Cape Town, 2018
As always, at the beginning of February, members of the Blytheweigh (“Bw”) Mining Team escaped the bitter UK winter for a week in Cape Town for the Mining 121 and Indaba conferences. The Bw team was able to support its clients, meet new companies and catch up with friends from the mining industry.
The ‘Indaba Starts Here’ party on the Sunday night, hosted by Bw and other partners was another huge success with over 450 guests in attendance. The Mining 121 conference, was an even more impressive set up this year, to deal with the growing demand from mining companies wanting to attend. Once again, the conference gave companies full schedules of pre-arranged, one to one investor meetings arranged over the two days. Over at the Indaba conference, we were also delighted that Thor Explorations won the Mining Investment Battlefield, where mining companies pitched to a “Dragon’s Den” panel of leading investors.
During the week, the Bw Team also arranged additional meetings, with media, analysts and investors, and, for a third year running, Bw held a client dinner at Sevruga with 27 clients in attendance.
There was a definite buzz around the mining sector throughout the week and sentiment had significantly improved from previous years. With investors coming back into the sector, people were extremely positive about the year ahead.
We are all looking forward to next year and we will be bringing Rachael Brooks with us, but we wonder whether Cape Town is ready?
Bw colleagues Camilla and Gabriella at the 121 Conference
Segun Lawson, CEO of Thor Explorations, at the Indaba Conference
Tim Blythe or Camilla Horsfall on 020 7138 3204