In early February Price Forbes sponsored the 121 Mining Investment forum, a mining company and investor specific closed event sitting alongside the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. The 121 event has succeeded in attracting the majority of the African focused junior and mid-tier mining companies bringing them together with the active mining investment community. Financial service providers are strictly vetted and limited to those who can actively contribute to bringing mining projects and money together. With only 14 sponsors across the entire services and financial spectrum the Price Forbes branding was high profile, raising significant awareness of the Mining teams in both London and Johannesburg.
The Price Forbes team (Richard Lloyd; Nick Salter; Rod Low (PRI) and Sophie Maggs (SA)) were able to meet a significant number of potential clients and had 23 direct ‘retail’ meetings arranged over the 2 days. The London and SA teams were also able to cement relationships with current clients who were in attendance e.g. Base Resources; Petra Diamonds; GEM diamonds; Orion Finance and Ariana Resources.
A panel session (above) was hosted by Richard Lloyd (Head of Business Development, Global Metals & Mining) and was warmly received by a knowledgeable audience. A definite risk steer was given to the session.
The open layout made for a convivial networking environment and Price Forbes branding was prominent at our well positioned stand and particularly at the Monday evening cocktail party. See below. The combined London and South Africa teams worked hard on reaching out to interesting projects and companies globally at development, financing, pre-production and early operational stages.
The teams’ thanks go to our colleagues in marketing and front desk at both ends in assisting with the logistics in getting the merchandise, presentation materials etc to South Africa and delivered to the venue on time and in one piece. The SA Mining team’s assistance locally was vital to the success of Indaba 2017.
Warren Bolttler (CEO Price Forbes, South Africa) commented: "This is an important platform for Price Forbes both locally and internationally, and together with the London team, we feel we reached a valuable and important audience. Congratulations to Richard Lloyd on the activation around the 121 Mining Investment Forum, in particular the excellent cocktail party hosted on the Monday afternoon which was a great success. We look forward to an ongoing collaboration with the London Mining team around Mining Indaba and the 121 Mining Investment Forum next year"
Richard Lloyd ARSM MIMM
Head of Business Development, Global Metals & Mining