Africa Accelerating 2017

October 16-18, 2017
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Africa Accelerating 2017 features a series of events focusing on current trends and business, trade and investment opportunities with Africa.   Hatch is proud to be a sponsor and presenter of the following seminars:

October 17
Infrastructure in Africa seminar
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Goodmans LLP
Bay-Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7


Infrastructure is crucial to the socio-economic development of all emerging economies - and particularly Africa and the natural resources sector. This seminar with panel discussions, will focus on three themes:
1) North America and Africa – partnering in infrastructure;  2) Managing risk in growing infrastructure - financing strategies and other methodologies, and 3) Technology in changing the game in building Africa’s infrastructure.

  • Martin Doble, Global Managing Director, Strategy Development, moderating the panel discussion: Technology in Changing the Game in Building Africa’s Infrastructure
  • Robert Agbede,  Vice Chairman, Hatch USA , delivering the Keynote Address & speaking about North America and Africa : Partnering in Infrastructure and,
  • Michael Lindsay, Global Director, Infrastructure Planning & Advisory, speaking about P3’s- Partnering for Success


October 18
Optimizing Mine Performance Through Digital Innovation
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ontario Investment and Trade Centre
250 Yonge St., 35th Floor
Toronto, Ontario 


Presenting in partnership Canada-Africa Chamber of Business,  this full-day seminar will discuss: 1) Performance centres; 2) Digital twin; 3) Integrated mine to mill optimization to maximize operational profitability and; 4) Autonomous mining introduction or underground operational management system (short interval control).

A full list of topics and more information are available here

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