The World Bank Group, Earthstone Group Support Inaugural Investing in Asian Mining Indaba Conference

NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The organisers of the Investing in Asian Mining Indaba, to be held on 29 – 31 October 2012 in Singapore (www.AsianMiningIndaba.com), are proud to have secured the sponsorship of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Further to the World Bank and IFC’s participation, the organisers have officially signed Asian mining powerhouse, Earthstone Group, as the Platinum Sponsor for its first annual conference.

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“Mining in Asia has tremendous potential to promote sustainable economic growth, if the revenues from those resources are invested in much needed infrastructure and human capital,” explains Paulo de Sa, manager of the World Bank’s Oil, Gas and Mining unit. “Asian Mining Indaba provides us with an excellent platform to reach out to multiple stakeholders from government, private sector, and civil society, and see how we all together can best address the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Investing in Asian Mining Indaba is an annual professional conference dedicated to the capitalisation and development of mining interests in Asia. The event will attract the most influential stakeholders — financiers, investors, international mining houses, Asian government delegations, and other stakeholders — vested in the Asian mining value chain.

“In February 2012 we publicly announced the inaugural Asian Mining Indaba presenting global mining and investment professionals an early look at this powerful new opportunity awaiting in the Asian region,” said Jonathan Moore, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Mining Indaba LLC. “Since the announcement we have received overwhelming support from the World Bank Group, Earthstone Group and many others from the Asian mining and investment community, government delegations and the press.”

“The exciting thing about this annual conference is bringing the successful networking platform of the African Mining Indaba to Asia. This platform will be critical to Asia as it seeks capitalisation throughout the entire mining value chain and will serve as a key strategic opportunity for Earthstone Group’s continued expansion in Asia providing us with access to serious investors and critical regional government delegations,” explains Ravi Puri, Executive Director, Earthstone Group.

The inaugural Investing in Asian Mining Indaba will feature an assembly of unparalleled keynote presenters renowned for their global macro-economic, international mining and regional commodity investment expertise.

  • DAVID HALE, David Hale Global Economics
  • FRANK HOLMES, U.S. Global Investors, Inc.
  • JIM ROGERS, Author, Financial Commentator and Successful International Investor
  • LILIANG TENG, China-Africa Development Fund
  • ALLAN TRENCH, Ph.D, CRU
  • KOBUS VAN DER WATH, The Beijing Axis

The Investing in Asian Mining Indaba is supported by multiple sponsors including its platinum sponsor, Earthstone Group, the IFC, World Bank, and many others, and has partnered with multiple trade and international media partners.

Visit www.AsianMiningIndaba.com for registration details and full conference agenda featuring the Asian mining ministerial forum, commodity review and outlook, and other expert sessions.

About Mining Indaba LLC

Investing in Asian Mining Indaba is presented by Mining Indaba, LLC, the organiser of the world’s largest investment mining event and Africa’s largest mining event — Investing in African Mining Indaba. Mining Indaba LLC has partnered with South Africa and other African nationals for more than 18 years to channel billions of dollars of foreign investment into African mining. For more information, visit www.miningindaba.com.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Investing in Asian Mining Indaba is open to qualified members of the press. All press registrants will be required to apply for press accreditation. Visit www.AsianMiningIndaba.com/press for details.

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