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Mining Investment Asia, South East Asia’s largest mining investment conference, supports International Women’s Day (8 March) – a global initiative celebrating the achievements of women and calling for action to accelerate gender parity. Hence, for our third edition of Mining Investment Asia this year, we have chosen to pioneer the launch of Asia’s inaugural ‘Women in Mining Day’ during this special month of March.

‘Women in Mining Day’ will be held on 28 March at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, as part of the Mining Investment Asia Conference and Exhibition. Women have traditionally been under-represented in the mining industry. However, with recent announcements from major global mining companies such as BHP Billiton setting goals for 50% of their workforce to be women by 2025, it is timely to look into the role of women in this industry, particularly within Asia.

More than 10 leading global and regional speakers will also be attending ‘Women in Mining Day’ to speak on issues of gender diversity for the mining sector and share their insights on the mining and investment climate. Attendees can look forward to engaging with speakers and fellow attendees through panel discussions, small group roundtable sessions and other networking opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Ms Nyamaa Tumenbayar (Chairperson and Co-Founder, W omen in Mining Mongoli a Association)
  • Ms Patricia Bunye (Founding President, Diwata – Women in Resource Development, Philippines)
  • Ms Erica Ranstead (Senior Metals Analyst, GFMS, Thomson Reuters, Singapore) and
  • Ms Peni Susanti (Executive Director, Provincial Energy and Mining Association, Indonesia)

    The full programme for ‘Women in Mining Day’ can be found at

    This milestone event is supported by partners such as International Women in Mining (IWIM) and Women in Mining organisations from Mongolia, Philippines and British Columbia, Canada.

‘Women in Mining Day’ is open to all, regardless of gender or professional experience. Seats are still available and registration details can be found at

Information on Mining Investment Asia
Mining Investment Asia (28 to 31 March 2017) is a premier mining event where developers, explorers & miners showcase projects to investors from around the world and mining technology, equipment and services companies exhibit their solutions, create demand and launch new products.

This is part of the Mining Investment Global Series which has been organised by Spire Events Singapore since 2015. This series has expanded beyond Asia and was successfully launched in Nigeria, Panama, Oman and Botswana with new upcoming conferences to be held in Germany. More details on the various Mining Investment Conferences can be found at


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