6 February 2017
The Blytheweigh Mining Team attends the Mining 121 and Indaba Conferences, Cape Town
At the beginning of February, members of the Blytheweigh (“Bw”) Mining Team went to Cape Town for the Mining 121 and Indaba conferences, two of the most pre-eminent mining conferences of the year. Numerous mining companies were in attendance and provided the Bw team the opportunity to support its clients, network with people from the mining industry and get a feel for the outlook of the sector over the coming year.
For the 5th year in a row, the conference kicked off with the ‘Indaba Starts Here’ party on the Sunday night, hosted by Bw and other partners. The party was a great chance to catch up with mining companies, analysts, brokers, lawyers, investors and many other people before the week ahead.
The Mining 121 conference, held on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February, was extremely busy with companies from all stages of the development curve, and a range of commodities, in attendance. During the two days, companies had full schedules of pre-arranged, one to one meetings with investors. Bw clients, Caledonia Mining, Strongbow Exploration, Mariana Resources and Bushveld Minerals were all at Mining 121 and found it extremely useful.
During the week, the Bw Team also arranged additional meetings, with media, analyst and investors, for the clients that attended the Mining 121 conference as well as for other clients, such as Avocet Mining and Cornish Lithium.
There was a definite buzz around the mining sector throughout the week and sentiment had improved significantly from the previous year. A number of people the Team spoke to were extremely positive about the year ahead, had already seen number of deals in the sector and were expecting a lot more activity for the rest of the year.
Even though it was a busy week, the Team managed to find time to climb up, and back down, Table Mountain with one of our clients, Richard Williams, CEO of Strongbow Exploration, leading the way. It was a pretty tough climb, although some made it look a lot easier than others!
We are all looking forward to next year where we hope to have an equally successful time!
Team members, Camilla Horsfall and Megan Ray, and Richard Williams, Strongbow Exploration, at the top of Table Mountain