Symposium Mines Guinea is now established as the largest mining event currently organised in West Africa. In 2019, the event attracted over 800 delegates, 96 exhibitors and 88 speakers, emanating from 34 countries. Symposium Mines Guinea has been organised on a biannual basis since 2004 (Bel Air, Boffa, Guinea), 2006 (Dusseldorf, Germany), 2008, 2011, 2017 and 2019 (Conakry, Guinea). SMG 2021 will be the 7th edition of the event.

SMG 2021 – a multi-layered event containing all elements to make your trip a success including:

SMG expo: 3-day trade event where you will be able to meet the A-Z of Guinea’s mining industry

SMG Conference sessions: 3-day dedicated mining conference giving you all the latest information about investing in Guinea’s mining sector

SMG workshops: will be run concurrently with the main conference sessions they will be divided into 45-minute slots and will allow to get updated on technical innovations in the global mining industry.

SMG social calendar: cocktail receptions, gala dinners, lunches, and coffee breaks, allowing you to network and seal deals.

SMG technical and cultural visits: we will organise tours to the heart of the country’s mining industry, see operating mines and savour the culture and tastes of Guinea on the way!





The Objectives of SMG 2021 Conference, in line with the last edition, are to:

  • Present the investment framework in Guinea
  • Inform all the parties about the reforms carried out and those underway in the mining sector
  • Explore different innovative financing methods for mining projects

SMG Mining Nimba Award Ceremony, rewarding excellence in mining.

Our awards committee made up of a diverse group of judges from the public, private sectors, NGO’s, press and educational bodies will select the winners in the following categories who will be announced during the gala dinner. Keep an eye out on the SMG website how you can enter this unique competition!

  • Implement the mining infrastructure master plan
  • Reflect on a strategy to make Guinea a major player in the world mining sector through the diversification of its mineral resources
  • Identify the best strategies to improve the value chain through on-site processing of mining products
  • Promote the synergy between the mining sector and energy
  • Reconcile mining with environmental protection, community development and local content
  • Optimize the sharing of profits from the mining sector among all stakeholders.

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  • Best performance in an Exploration Project
  • Best Performer in Mine Supplies & Service
  • Community Safety Brigade
  • Best Mining Reporter
  • Best Mining Student
  • Mining Company of the Year
  • Mining Project of the year

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Female Miner of the Year
  • Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Project of the Year
  • Best innovator in Guinea’s mining sector
  • Excellence in Environmental Management
  • Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety