Paul Alexander - Recently I had the pleasure of visiting Cape Town where I attended the Investing in African Mining Indaba Conference. The annual conference is an excellent platform for mining companies. It's a chance to obtain information on latest market conditions. Mining companies can also communicate their latest projects and past year results.
Indaba was an exciting opportunity as our much of our client base were under one roof. It was because of this that so it was important that Storm Procurement was in attendance. It was the perfect opportunity to effectively interact with our client’s senior management. It was also a chance to connect with our suppliers via the Supplier Exhibition stands.
The exhibition was extremely useful. The turnout was excellent with both suppliers and clients. One clear message from the exhibition was that the market is in recovery mode which is a clear positive. There was the discussion of new investments and projects in the pipeline which is great news for the industry.
The visit was informative and provided the chance to meet up with old friends and build on current relationships. There has been a discussion for Storm to take part in the exhibition in 2018. I look forward to the prospect of visiting again next year.