The 20th edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba welcomed more than 7,250 global professionals including 2,100 international companies from six continents, 37 African government delegations and 10 non-African government delegations.

Polyglot’s expert international mining consultant Eric Ortolan and general manager Jacques Reynaud attended the conference to meet with existing clients and explore collaboration opportunities with new partners. Beside the current difficulties observed in the sector, cautious optimism was on the agenda. Eric and Jacques met many companies determined to capture African opportunities through smart investments in new countries.

Another interesting trend observed was that Europe is being considered again by international mining companies as exploration grounds; countries such as Spain, France or Eastern European countries are now also considered by companies who used to look exclusively at Africa. The number of delegates from Europe was massive, confirming that opportunities exist for both continents. Our recently opened Madrid office is initiating conversations with Australian junior mining companies exploring in France.  Our European & Australian offices work alongside to source Chinese nationals in Mozambique. In other words, mining remains a cross-cultural industry. Find photos from the conference here.

Juniors, Mid-Tiers & Majors have been working with Eric and his team for their Recruitment, Translation, Language & cross-cultural needs since 1995. To find out more about the customised services Polyglot can offer your company, please contact Eric Ortolan. We look forward to meeting industry experts again at the upcoming PDAC in Canada: Mineral Exploration convention.

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