TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Canada's
Minister of International Trade, along with ministers from Cameroon,
Gabon, Mali, and Mauritania are scheduled to address an assembly of
mining industry stakeholders at Franco-Mine 2014 in the Regency
Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Toronto Hotel at 370 King St. W. in
Toronto on Monday, March 3 from 8:00 to 16:30.
Held for the third consecutive year, Franco-Mine 2014 brings together an
audience of leaders from business, financial institutions and
governments who have an interest in exploration and development of
mineral resources in francophone countries, with a focus on Africa.
Franco-Mine is organized by the Canadian Institute of Mining,
Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) in collaboration with the Foreign
Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and its Trade Commissioner
Service, and the Government of Quebec's Ministry of Natural Resources.
Minister Fast is expected to make an announcement with representatives
of the Cameroon government.
A plenary session with mine ministers from Cameroon, Gabon, Mali, and
Mauritania, will follow a session with business leaders active in
Francophone Africa including Iamgold, Windiga Energy, Groupe Managem
and Teranga Gold. Delegations from several African and other
French-speaking countries will also be attending.
Fatimata Dia, Director of the Francophonie Institute for Sustainable
Development, will deliver a keynote address on the upcoming
Francophonie Summit in Dakar to close the event.
Simultaneous translation will be provided. Download the agenda
The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is the
leading professional association for the minerals industry with 15,000
members across Canada and globally. CIM is dedicated to the advancement
of knowledge as well as the promotion of networking, innovation and
sustainable practices for the mining industry.
SOURCE: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
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