In 2019 the WAOML Annual Conference will move outside of Europe for the first time, to the historical city of Marrakech, Morocco.

Taking place on the 9th – 11th June 2019, the conference will feature a full two-day programme, a welcome dinner on the evening of the 9th June and WAOML’s annual gala dinner on the 10th June. Guest tickets for the dinner events are available during registration.

To register for the conference please click below. Payments can be made online and via bank transfer by selecting the appropriate option at the registration stage.

Group rates and sponsorship opportunities are available. To enquire please contact us at: conferenceteam@waoml.com

Venue

The event will be held at the Es Saadi Palace which is located in the luxury Hivernage district, just a 10 minute drive from Marrakech Menara International Airport and a short walk to many of Marrakech’s main tourist destinations.

Es Saadi Palace

Marrakesh, Morocco

9th – 11th June, 2019

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Conference Programme

# Session Moderator Time Venue
1 Artisanal Mining - WAOML Model Regulations

Artisanal Mining - WAOML Model Regulations

Led by Frank Mariage, an introduction and discussion of the WAOML Artisanal Mining Regulations.

Frank Mariage, Fasken 9.30 - 10.40
2 Artisinal Mining - Challenges & Issues

Artisinal Mining - Challenges & Issues

A discussion of the challenges, issues and leading insight on artisanal mining.

Louis Marechal, OECD Emma Beatty (MineHutte) Masuma Farooki (MineHutte)
3 Modern Slavery & the Mining Sector

Modern Slavery & the Mining Sector

A discussion of how slavery impacts the industry, what is on the horizon in this area from a regulatory perspective and how to lead on modern slavery issues.

Evgeny Tulubensky, Nordgold
4 Risks in the Shipping of Mineral Products

Risks in the Shipping of Mineral Products

Al Gourley, Fasken
5 Recent Trends in Mining Deals

Recent Trends in Mining Deals

Jon Perry, Norton Rose
6 Executive Reflections

Executive Reflections

A panel discussion with mining industry executives covering a range of topics faced by the industry today.

Poupak Bahamin, Norton Rose
# Session Moderator Time Venue
1 Mining in North Africa: Country Reviews

Mining in North Africa: Country Reviews

Discussion and overview of the mining laws, regulations and activity in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria & Mauritania.

Julien Naginski, Chammas & Marcheteau
2 Mine Closure & Reclamation

Mine Closure & Reclamation

Mine Closure & Reclamation matters from a technical, legal and social perspective.

Andrew Van Zyl, SRK
3 Occupational Health & Safety Issues in Mining

Occupational Health & Safety Issues in Mining

Updates and discussion of current OHS matters.

Ben Ratelband, McCarthy Tetrault
4 Mining & Finance: Streaming

Mining & Finance: Streaming

Current issues in streaming with perspectives from Europe, Australia & North America.

Brian Graves, Fasken
5 Transfer Restrictions

Transfer Restrictions

Presentations on the nuanced issues arising in this area

Sam Bagot, Cleary Gottlieb

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