Keynote Conference Day One - 25 June 2020

08:45 - 08:50

WELCOME FROM THE ORGANISER

08:50 - 09:00

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

VISION FOR 2030 AND BEYOND FOR THE MINING & ENERGY SECTOR

09:00 - 09:20

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: SDG IMPLEMENTATION GOALS – DEVELOP A NEW GROWTH MODEL TO IMPROVE THE OVERALL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT FOR MINERALS AND ENERGY SECTORS 

Moses K. Tshetlhane

Mineral Economist, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy, Botswana (invited)

09:20 - 10:00

OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: STRATEGIES FOR ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION AS BOTSWANA FACES A SLOWER GDP GROWTH – WHAT ARE THE TRENDS, CHALLENGES, AND DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING THE MINERALS AND ENERGY SECTORS

Moderator

Charles Siwawa

CEO, Botswana Chamber of Mines, Botswana

Panellists

Mashale Phumaphi

Managing Director, Shumba Energy, Botswana

Naseem Banu Lahri

Managing Director,  Lucara Diamonds, Botswana

Ronald Boikanyo

Managing Director, Energy X Petroleum, Botswana

Tumisang Letlakana

General Secretary, Green Energy and Sustainability Association,  Botswana

COAL EXPLORATION AND MINING UPDATES

10:00 - 10:20

PRESENTATION: EXPLORE WAYS TO DEVELOP THE COAL INDUSTRY AND INCREASE ITS ROLE FOR COAL EXPORTS

Mashale Phumaphi

Managing Director, Shumba Energy, Botswana

10:20 - 10:50

MORNING REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

10:50 - 11:05

MIINING SPOTLIGHT 

11:05 - 11:20

MINING SPOTLIGHT 

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCES AND FUNDS

11:20 - 11:40

PRESENTATION: SOLAR ENERGY VS FOSSIL FUELS - HOW DO THEY COMPARE? 

Tumisang Letlakana

General Secretary, Green Energy and Sustainability Association,  Botswana

11:40 - 12:00

PRESENTATION: EXPLORING NEW INVESTMENTS IN RENEWABLE ENERGY?

Ronald Boikanyo

Managing Director, Energy X Petroleum, Botswana

FUTURE OF MINING IN A TECH SAVVY ENVIRONMENT

12:00 - 12:40

FIRESIDE CHAT: DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE PROCESS AND REDUCE COST

Interviewer

Gargi Mishra

Digital Transformation, International Women in Mining, Botswana

Interviewee

Gaone Nono Keitumetse

Strategy and Business Improvement Manager, Debswana Diamond, Botswana

12:40 - 14:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

14:00 - 14:20

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ROADMAP: IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE MINING AND MINERALS INDUSTRY

Gargi Mishra

Digital Transformation, International Women in Mining, Botswana

OFF GRID RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS

14:20 - 14:40

PRESENTATION: ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES IN PAN AFRICA'S FAST ENERGY TRANSITION INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

14:40 - 15:00

PRESENTATION: BIOGAS IN AFRICA - WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS?

15:00 - 15:30

AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

15:30 - 15:45

MINING SPOTLIGHT 

15:45 - 16:00

MINING SPOTLIGHT

EFFICIENT COST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

16:00 - 16:20

PRESENTATION: USING TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE PRODUCTION COSTS AND IMPROVE CASH GENERATING ABILITY

Dr I.B Matshediso

Board of Directors, Morupule Coal Mine, Botswana

AFRICAN BATTERY METALS RUSH

16:20 - 17:00

FIRESIDE CHAT: INCREASED PRODUCTION IN BATTERY METALS TO BOOST AFRICA’S PRESENCE IN THE GLOBAL BATTERY MARKET

Interviewer

Boikobo Bashi Paya

Executice Director (Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability and Legal Compliance), Khoemacau Mining, Botswana (Invited)

Interviewee

Kneipe Setlhare

Country Manager, Giyani Metals Corp, Botswana (Invited)

17:00 

CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS AND END OF DAY ONE

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