Participate in the Namibia Mining Expo in August!
Finnpartnership, Mining Finland, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK) and the Embassy of Finland in Windhoek, in collaboration with the Chamber of Mines of Namibia, invite Finnish mining and supporting companies to the Namibia Mining Expo on 30-31 August 2023.
Organised in Windhoek, the Namibia Mining Expo brings together the key stakeholders of the sector as well as international companies. Mining Finland, GTK, Finnpartnership and the Embassy in Windhoek will provide a pavilion for Finnish companies at the exhibition. Additionally, during the event week, site visits to selected promising mines will be organised for Finnish participants as well as meetings with mining sector companies on Monday and Tuesday 28-29 August. There will also be a stakeholder reception organised by the Embassy on Wednesday 30 August. Therefore, make sure to book the entire week of 28 August (28 August – 1 September) to make most of your visit.
Namibia is one of Africa’s leading mining countries. The country is a major global exporter of uranium, gold, copper, zinc, and high-quality diamonds. With the green transition and the post-pandemic recovery of the global economy, world market prices for many minerals are high, which is reflected in a number of ongoing exploration projects in Namibia. The country is also estimated to have significant unexploited deposits of critical raw materials such as battery minerals.
Securing the sustainable supply of critical raw minerals is also a key issue for the EU. In late 2022, Namibia became the first African country to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the EU on a strategic partnership for developing the value chains of critical raw materials. The aim of the partnership is to support Namibia in becoming a key producer of critical raw materials and to develop mineral processing locally. From the EU perspective, the aim is also to facilitate European investment in Namibia’s mining sector and ensure a diverse and sustainable supply of critical raw materials. For Finnish operators, the strategic partnership between the EU and Namibia creates interesting business opportunities. The trip is also part of Finnpartnership’s Global Gateway campaign, which aims to support Finnish companies in taking part in EU-supported projects.
In addition to mining companies, Namibia’s mining sector provides versatile opportunities for companies specialised in e.g., water, energy, ICT, and technology. Finnish expertise is sought especially in sustainable and digital mining solutions, mineral extraction and processing as well as wastewater and water supply solutions. Namibia is also interested in developing the training of mining professionals in collaboration with Finnish organisations. You can learn more about the Namibian mining sector in the annual review by the Chamber of Mines of Namibia, and in the country outlook provided by the Embassy of Finland (in Finnish).
Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements and related fees. Finnpartnership’s Business Partnership Support can be applied for the trip costs if a participating company has long-term plans to establish itself in the Namibian market.
Companies interested in joining the trip should express their interest as soon as possible, no later than Monday 31 July 2023.
If your company would be interested in participating in the visit or have any questions regarding the trip, please contact us via email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
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