9:00 | 06.01.2011
Distinguished Global Visionaries: Niall Ferguson and Peter A. Seligmann will Address the World’s Largest Gathering of Investors, Financiers and Stakeholders in African Mining

NEW YORK, January 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The 17th Annual Investing in African Mining Indaba is expected to bring 4,500 financiers, investors and mining professionals from both established and rapidly emerging corners of the globe. The event will take place on 7 – 10 February 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa. To register and review the full four-day agenda, please visit Global economic historian and Harvard University professor, Niall Ferguson will headline this year’s conference with his presentation titled, “The Ascent of Africa and Her Minerals” as he unpacks the back story on the new scramble for Africa’s mineral wealth. Ferguson will highlight the risks and opportunities for Africa, which remains one of the last and greatest frontiers in mineral exploration and extraction. Further to Mr. Ferguson, CEO and Chairman of Conservation International, Peter A. Seligmann will present his address titled, “CSR as a Business Imperative.” Seligmann is one of today’s most dynamic leaders in the global conservation movement, where he has brought innovation and action to the forefront of biodiversity protection for more than 25 years. Mr. Seligmann’s high-level participation in Corporate Social Responsibility Day, presented in collaboration with the International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM), affirms Mining Indaba’s commitment to partnering with leaders in securing world class social licensing standards for African mining. Additional conference keynotes include:
– Graham Birch, Director, Petropavlosk
– David Hale, Founding Chairman, David Hale Global Economics
– Frank E. Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer U.S.
Global Investors, Inc.
– James Turk, Founder and Chairman, GoldMoney
– Kobus van der Wath, Chief Executive, Bateman Beijing Axis, Founder &
Group Managing Director, THE BEIJING AXIS
The additional 50-plus conference sessions will feature market leading supply and demand expertise on specific minerals (Commodity & Review Outlook), more than 40 African government delegations providing public policy intelligence (Ministerial Presentations), a handful of non-African government presentations showcasing what foreign governments are doing to improve Africa’s investment climate, plus NEW technical sessions from mining exploration and services companies, and NEW securities exchange sessions presented by internationally-renowned stock exchange commissions. The four-day event provides investment foresight for, and unparalleled networking opportunities among an expected 4,500 stakeholders in the global mining value chain and its connection with Africa. To register or learn more about the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba visit: About Investing in African Mining Indaba Mining Indaba, LLC ( has hosted the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba for 17 years, the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers vested in African mining. Each year the event is attended by more than 4000 individuals representing more than 800 international companies and approximately 40 government and quasi-government delegations. Mining Indaba, LLC

CONTACT: Maria Palombini, Mining Indaba, LLC, +1-212-557-7485,; NOTE TO EDITORS: Representatives of the mediawho are interested in being accredited to cover the 2011 Mining Indabashould visit the following web address: kindly inform all members of the press that only completed onlineapplications will be reviewed and processed. Notification of acceptancewill be sent via email. THE DEADLINE FOR PRESS APPLICATION IS 24 JANUARY2011. Please forward all press enquiries to Maria Palombini or +1-212-557-7485.



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