The first Angola International Diamond Conference (AIDC) will be held from 25th to 27th November, 2021, in Saurimo, the capital of the Lunda Sul province, the Angolan Ministry of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas (MIREMPET) has informed.
The conference will include the participation of Mining Ministers from the main African diamond-producing nations, leaders of diamond companies and national and international experts in the industry, as well as businessmen and entrepreneurs committed to Angola’s strategy of diversification, integration and general economic growth.
The Conference will focus on themes related to geological mining research, diamond exploration (from semi-industrial to primary and secondary deposits) in Angola, current status and prospects for cutting and polishing in Angola, technological and logistical innovation and the financing of diamond projects.
The Honourable Minister of Mineral Resources, Petroleum and Gas, Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, presents the international conference as an opportunity for different operators to do business with companies and agents in the Angolan industry.
The AIDC will be held at the premises of the Saurimo Diamond Development Hub, inaugurated by His Excellency the President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenҫo on 27th August 2021, marking a historic moment in Angola’s efforts to attract additional significant investments and strengthen the role of mineral resources in the country’s development.
The Hub integrates all participants in the diamond industry – including participants from the public and private sector – under a single project. In addition to the existing cutting and polishing plants in Angola, there is room for an additional 22, significantly increasing its capacity in this regard.
“With an industrial area comprising factories, processing facilities and multi-sector offices, the Hub is committed to increasing its cutting and polishing capacity from 2% to 20%, adding value to the diamond value chain in the country,” explained Minister Azevedo.