DRC Mining Community to Honour Top People and Projects at the Third DRC Mining Industry Awards in Lubumbashi in June

Lubumbashi, Congo (Kinshasa), May 08, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The mining industry in the DRC will once again honour its top industry leaders and projects at the DRC Mining Industry Awards that will take place at the high-level gala dinner on 8 June, during DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi, DRC. The awards bring together 150 of the industry’s most influential professionals and is the leading event and platform to recognise, reward and celebrate the success of the DRC’s mining sector during 2015/16.

“We all know that the mining community is facing challenges at the moment and we are really proud of how the sector is staying focused and committed. We look forward to honouring the pioneers in DRC’s mining sector,” says Elodie Delagneau, event director for DRC Mining Week conference and expo, which is expected to gather some 800 mining professionals in the country’s mining hub.

She adds, “Based on thoroughly researched information and a judging panel hand-picked for their expertise and thought leadership in the sector, the event is establishing itself as a must attend in the DRC mining events calendar and promises to be a highly regarded and glamorous event again!”

The judges for this year’s awards include among others:
- Jean Felix Mupande, Cadastre Minier, Directeur Général, DRC
- Laura Cornish, Mining Review Africa, Editor, South Africa
- Marcel Mubenga, NResources, Editor, DRC
- Susa Maleba, SRK Consulting, DRC Country Manager, DRC

The categories for the DRC Mining Industry Awards are:
- Community Development & Local Content Award
- Clean Energy Project of the Year Award
- HR/Outsourcing Leader of the Year
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Outstanding Woman of the Year Award
- Mining Company of the Year Award

Last year’s winners were:
Lifetime Achievement Award
- Dr Mark Bristow, CEO, Randgold Resources Limited
Best Performer in Environmental Management
- Tenke Fungurume Mining
Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety
- Randgold Resources
Best Performer in Social Investment
- Banro Corporation
Mining Woman of the Year
- Soraya Aziz Souleymane, Former Deputy Director, The Carter Centre
Mining Company of the Year
- Tenke Fungurume Mining

Impressive industry support
As with previous iPAD events, the DRC Mining Week has already secured impressive industry support through the platinum sponsorships of Banro Corporation, Engen, Standard Bank and Tenke Fungurume Mining, while Aggreko, Ernst&Young, Tiger Resources Limited, Total and MEC will be gold sponsors.

DRC Mining Week is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and the African office of Clarion Events Ltd, based in the UK.

DRC Mining Week dates and venue:
DRC Mining Industry Awards: 8 June 2016 – La Bohème, Lubumbashi
Strategic Conference days: 8-9 June 2016
Expo: 8-9 June 2016
Pre-conference: 7 June 2016
Site visits: 10 June 2016
Venue: Grand Karavia Hotel, Lubumbashi, DRC
DRC Mining Week
Annemarie Roodbol