Happening every October, in Kampala, the Mineral Wealth Conference (MWC) has become East Africa’s principal annual mining event. It plays a critical role in creating opportunities for Uganda’s domestic and international mining interests.
Launched in 2012 following a partnership between the Uganda Chamber of Mines & Petroleum and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, the MWC has become one of the most eagerly awaited events on Uganda and East Africa’s mining calendar.
The objective is to provide an opportunity for major mineral exploration and mining companies to not only invest in Uganda's promising mining sector, but to also build joint venture partnerships with local players.
It brings together key policy and decision makers, business leaders, bankers, academics and mining investors from all over the world.
Uganda has plenty of mineral resources with potential for commercial exploitation, including:
Gold Iron ore Copper Cobalt
Phosphates Tin Titanium Tungsten
Limestone/Marble Vermiculite Rare Earth Elements
The Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum (UCMP) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that represents the interests of private players in the mining and petroleum sectors in Uganda by collaborating with the state to develop the country’s extractive sector. Launched in 2010, the over 200 member UCMP coordinates and facilitates information and administrative support to prospective and current investors in the mining and exploration sectors in Uganda. It also promotes, encourages, protects and fosters responsible exploration and service delivery in these sectors.
Contacts: UCMP Secretariat: Tel: +256 (0) 393–516 695
Who Should Attend?
This year’s conference is set to attract over 1500 local and international delegates including: