Jamaica’s National Mineral Week, which is being coordinated by JAMPRO and features speakers such as the Minister of Transport and Mining, National Works Agency and other specially invited guests, will take place from November 20th to November 25th. The event will highlight the opportunities which exist in Jamaica’s mining sector. Jamaica has a range of commercially exploitable development materials including limestone, gypsum and clay. There are also opportunities in manufactured beach sand, cultured marble and cement.
The activities will include a public lecture, an investment forum, trade fair and two field trips to several mining operations.
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Mrs. Berletta Forrester
Manager – Manufacturing, Energy & Mining
Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO)
9:05 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.
Ms. Diane Edwards
9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Hon.
Hon Mike Henry, CD, MP.
Minister of Transport & Mining
The Minerals Opportunity: A JAMPRO Perspective
This presentation takes a broad look at the activities that will drive economic growth over the next ten years and gives you the high-level demand figures for minerals.
9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Mr. Claude Duncan
Vice President – Investment Promotions
Past/ Present/ Future: The Evolution of the Minerals Sector
Where is the sector coming from and where does it need to be to take advantage of the many opportunities that arise from increased economic activity?
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Dr. Conrad Douglas
Executive Chairman & Principal Consultant
Conrad Douglas & Associates Limited
Manufactured Beach Sand
Come learn first-hand from one company who has diversified its quarry operations into making beach sand.
9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Mr. Leo Cousins
Lydford Mining Company
Industrial Lime - Preparing for an Initial Public Offer (IPO)
Jamaica’s bauxite industry utilizes a significant amount of burnt lime in its process. Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited (JBM) proposes to establish a lime plant for this industry and invites the public to participate in this venture.
10:10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Coy Roache
Jamaica Bauxite Mining Limited
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Highway Construction and Airport Runways: Limestone or Skid Resistant Aggregates?
Skid resistant aggregates for road construction are safer, easier to maintain and less costly in the long run over marl. The island has high volumes of untapped Skid Resistant Aggregates which is an opportunity for investment.
10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Mr. Clinton Thompson
Commissioner of Mines
Mines & Geology Division
Minerals Supply Chain
Minerals require huge investments in transportation, storage and shipping to move products within and outside of Jamaica. What therefore are the investment opportunities in this category?
11:05 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Dr. Oral Rainford
Principal Director – Mining/ Minerals
Ministry of Transport & Mining
The paint industry and others utilize minerals that are imported. What are the opportunities for local producers to substitute these minerals. What are we importing and what can do domestically?
11:25 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Mr. Ricardo Durrant
Assistant Vice President – Investment Promotions
LUNCH & NETWORKING
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