Entrepreneurship in Mining Forum

Introduction

The Young Professionals Council of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy is bringing you two days of high impact Forums with top industry speakers and thought leaders talking about business opportunities in mining for small and medium sized businesses. Join one or all four Forums to interact with a panel of industry practitioners and business experts. Be part of the new wave of entrepreneurs taking advantage of the exciting business opportunities in mining.

Four exciting Forums at only R1250.00 per forum

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies wishing to sponsor or exhibit should contact

Camielah Jardine
Head of Conferencing
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za 

Objectives

Objectives

The forum will aim…

  • To provide insight on the relationship between the mining industry and their service providers
  • To create a platform to establish business relationships between larger mining companies and other small businesses
  • Provide an understanding of the tender process for larger contracts and considerations when submitting a bid
  • To understand documentation required for registration on a Vendor database for a major company
  • To understand government initiatives on what is planned for small businesses with a focus on government assistance point and policies to help assist small business enterprises.
  • Provide a platform for business coaching on best practise for starting an enterprise
  • To create an understanding of small best practise
  • To provide B2B networking

Who should attend

Who should attend

  • This conference should be of value to all professionals across the entire minerals industry value chain, including:
  • Entrepreneurs starting up a business that require assistance on requirements to do business with the mining industry and what would be required from a compliance perspective
  • Small to Medium sized mining business owners and managers, seeking to develop their business
  • Procurement managers and supply chain practitioners
  • Business development managers
  • Company Directors
  • Independent consultants
  • Government policy makers
  • Industrial relations and community involvement practitioners
  • Community Stakeholders
  • Professionals in legal, health, finance, engineering and mining
  • Persons that have an interest in the mining industry

Registration Fees

Registration Fees

Please note:

Non-members are entitled to free membership of the SAIMM, up to 30 June 2017, for attending this event

Registration Fees:

Please Note:
Registration fee does not include accommodation
Prepayment is required for all Registration Fees on or before the date of the event.
Delegates who have not paid will not be permitted to attend the event 

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Bernard Swanepoel - Mining Entrepreneur
Pavlo Phitidis - CEO, Aurik Business Incubator

Forums

Forums

FORUM 1 - DECIDE TO ACT NOW
Business Development 1
The Mining Industry is at the heart of the South African Economy and offer opportunities for innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs. Attend this forum to hear from business leaders and entrepreneurs about the opportunities that exist in the mining industry as it transforms itself as part of Industry 4.0 and adopts the latest digital and systems thinking.

  • Keynote: Invention to Reality
  • Industry 4.0 open opportunities in Mining
  • The mining landscape for Entrepreneurs
  • Women in Mining
  • Panel Discussions: What opportunities exist for Entrepreneurs in the Mining Industry.

FORUM 2 - KNOW THE RULES OF THE GAME
Procurement and Compliance
This session will aim at transferring knowledge to the delegate on what are the rules of playing the game. These sessions will give the delegate the advantage of participating in discussions with businesses in the industry regarding policies around procurement with a focus on purchasing goods and services from small businesses and local suppliers. The delegate will leave this session prepared to become a successful business partner to the mining industry.

  • Keynote: Opportunities for doing business in the Mining Industry
  • Regulatory framework for local procurement
  • Managing the supplier, client relationship (case studies)
  • Processes and procedures followed by mines to procure goods andservices from small businesses
  • Panel Discussion: Challenges faced by small businesses to supply minesand how to overcome them.

FORUM 3 - ENABLE YOURSELF
Finance
One of the biggest challenge in having a successful business remains financing it. This forum aims to inform, educate, and advise young entrepreneurs on where to go and how to access available funding schemes suitable for their businesses. Experts will give advice and guidance on proper channels and procedures to assist in the challenging entrepreneurial journey of heading a thriving and successful business. It is a great learning platform from those who have insights in different funding models and their particular requirements. For attendees, this is also a perfect opportunity of networking and knowledge sharing with likeminded people.

  • Keynote: Financing options for business start-ups (Risks and Benefits)
  • What financial model works for my business?
  • Strategies to attract more investors
  • Knowing the most common financing pitfalls and avoiding them
  • Panel discussion: Starting, growing and sustaining your business financially.

FORUM 4 - DO IT RIGHT
Business Development 2
This session will aim at transferring knowledge to the delegate on what are the right moves to stay ahead of the game. These sessions will give the delegate the advantage of participating in discussions with businesses in the industry that have walked to path to success and have speakers will share their experiences along the journey. The delegate will leave this session prepared for the challenges of entrepreneurship equipped with the knowledge to confidently take their business to the next level.

  • Keynote: What does it take for an idea to become a reality?
  • If I could do it all again, what would I do better?
  • Keeping your hand on the pulse
  • Join the crowd or stand alone?
  • Panel Discussion: How do you contribute from your success back to the community, and how has that contributed back to you?

Contact

Contact

Camielah Jardine
Head of Conferencing
Tel: (011) 834-1273/7
Fax: (011) 833-8156 or (011) 838-5923
Email: camielah@saimm.co.za