GDS International is Proud to Host the Highly Anticipated Fourth Next Generation Mining Africa Summit in March

    GDS International is Proud to Host the Highly Anticipated Fourth Next
                   Generation Mining Africa Summit in March

  PR Newswire

  CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 17, 2012

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The 18 ^th to the 20 ^th of March 2013 will see 65 of South Africa's leading
mining executives convene at the five-star Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa
for what promises to be another hugely successful two and a half days of
workshops, peer led panel discussions and working lunches. Hosted by GDS
International , the fourth Next Generation Mining Africa summit promises to
surpass this year's event, and set the standard for all future events in the
region. (NGM Africa 4)

At this event, attendees will be looking at new efforts in sourcing innovative
technologies to replace ageing mining machinery; rebuilding relationships with
local communities; efforts to reduce downtime, improve safety and welfare; and
driving the Sub-Saharan economy through mining. Delegates will also be looking
at a few broader issues, including logistics, HSE, heavy machinery,
communications, and completion and production services, to name a few.

Tony Frost, CEO for Sirocco Strategic Management, was an attendee at the event
earlier this year, he said: "It's been a real pleasure to be here, at the
African mining summit, and I think what makes the summit special is the
variety of disciplines and the huge array of people from different parts of
the continent, and that's something you don't often get the opportunity to be
part of." He continues: "It was a great summit, extremely well organized and
superbly communicated."

In attendance at next year's event will be: Andre van der Bergh, VP Strategic
Projects for BHP Biliton; Ben Devries, GM Mining for Rio Tinto; Thomas
Frempong, Mining Manager for Randgold; Renier Swart, Deputy Global Head of
S&SD Risk & Assurance for Anglo American; and Barry Hodgkinson, VP Operations
for Konkola Copper Mines. There will also be a dynamic mix of sponsors at the
event, including: Shell Vivo, Tranter Holdings, Mammoet, Manitou and Minova.

Joe Thompson, NG Mining Africa Summit Director for GDS International , the
global events company behind the event says: "The annual NG Mining Africa
summit attracts the major players of the mining industry to thrash out fresh
ideas, outline new projects and upgrade existing services across Sub-Saharan
Africa on a peer-to-peer level."

He continues: "The 5* Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa will once again
provide leading decision makers with a warm business environment for
negotiation, strategy alignment and a format to conquer reoccurring challenges
and headaches that impact production, safety, operational efficiency and most
of all - the bottom line."

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About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies
worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits,
conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in
1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our
clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on
the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business
verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting
developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value
proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class

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