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From next 27th to 29th May, Yaoundé, the Cameroonian capital will welcome the 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on mines in Cameroon (CIMEC 2015).
The initiative comes from the government in partnership with the Soul Trade Company, specialized in the organization of international meetings.
The event will be held this year under the theme: « Development of the mining sector in Central Africa for the current and future generations« .
The CIMEC 2015 will also get the participation of the ministers of mines from the member countries of the Central Africa Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC).
During the first edition, according to the official data, the Conference mobilized 160 companies, 400 delegates, 55 exhibitors and 60 speakers with participants coming from Central Africa (72%), Europe (16%), West and Southern Africa (8%), North America and Asia (4%).
« The CIMAC is the archetypal platform to gather on one hand, entrepreneurs from the mining sector in Central Africa in search of partners to develop, improve, diversify and increase their operations, and on the other hand, experts, entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions, banks to exchange on the financing questions, and invest also« , explained the Minister of Mines, Industry and Technological Development (Minmidt), Fuh Calistus Gentry (photo), on Wednesday in Yaoundé during a press briefing dedicated to this Conference.
Cameroon, that abounds in numerous mining resources, counts on the implementation of a number of current projects to dope its growth.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME