The 2021 edition of Investing in African Mining Indaba has been cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event will now take place on 7-10 February 2022.
For the last 27 years, Investing in African Mining Indaba has been about bringing the global mining community together and delivering world-class, face-to-face events. “In our commitment and passion for the industry, we really hoped to make Mining Indaba happen early next year. Unfortunately, after discussions with our partners in South Africa and key stakeholders in the mining industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 edition of Mining Indaba,” reads a statement from the event organisers.
Mining Indaba stated that they remain confident that the event could have been safely. “However, ongoing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions means that we can no longer be certain of delivering the event to the highest standard to which our audience is accustomed. With the current restrictions for hosting events in South Africa preventing larger gatherings we believe the impact on our attendee ROI and ROTI would have been significant and was therefore an important contributing factor to the decision to cancel,” explained the event organisers.
In 2022, the event will be held in Cape Town on 7-10 February. The show will take place in accordance with the latest health & safety and government guidance. The organisers added that the wellbeing of the speakers, delegates, sponsors and exhibitors will remain a top priority “and our aim is to run the live event to reunite the industry as well as provide the leading platform to help rebuild the future of mining in Africa.”
In the meantime, the event announced the launch of Investing in African Mining Indaba Virtual, which will take place 2-3 February 2021.