ZAMBIA – In view of economic challenges in the country, Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference (ZIMEC) is expected to host a high-level meeting with the private sector to discuss the challenges of falling commodity prices, changing regulatory environment and investment opportunities in the energy sector.

Zambia, like many other commodity-driven economies, is faced with dwindling commodity prices and power deficit due to changing global weather pattern.

To this effect, ZIMEC, an annual forum, will hold its sixth meeting and exhibition under the theme “Mining and energy on the growth path to support the Zambian economy” slated for June 23-24, at the New Government Complex in Lusaka.

In a statement issued to the Daily Mail on Monday, ZIMEC says it will continue to organise the event that focuses on mining and energy with institutional support from respective stakeholders in Zambia.

Some of the topics expected to be tabled will be: Zambia’s fiscal and economic development plans, recovering the copper price long-term outlook, insights on the risk and reward on Zambia’s mining and energy investment from the leading multilateral development banks.

It is envisaged that participants will meet to explore new ideas, learn from experts and gain insightful knowledge in an exclusive, but inter-connected, sector of power mining.

“…This year’s meeting will also find suitable ways to manage operational costs for existing and future mining projects,” the statement read in part.

In 2015, the ZIMEC edition attracted over 500 attendants with 40 speakers and 50 exhibitors from over 14 countries.This year, it will provide a unique platform for both local and international participants.

February 11, 2016;