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As Europe's largest mining investment forum, you will hear from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment, and finance with more than 250 speakers providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights in tackling the big challenges facing the industry.

Throughout the three-day conference programme, you’ll also hear project updates from more than 100 mining companies, enabling investors to understand management’s vision for the business, the level of financing required, the upsides as well as the risks involved with the project, along with some of the most compelling reasons to invest.

Helen Robinson

SpeakerHelen Robinson

Regional Manager, Africa

International Geothermal Association

Helen has worked on a range of geothermal projects throughout Africa and globally for almost 10 years. She is passionate about getting the most out of this renewable resource from electricity, heat applications and critical minerals, while ensuring environmental and social governanece are incorporated in to the development process from exploration to deployment. 

Her work with the International Geothermal Association involves facilitating engagement between the emerging economies of Africa with the global north, promoting geothermal, development and knowledge transfer.

Working previously as a Senior Hydrogeologist with Wardell Armstrong LLP has allowed Helen to raise the profile of the geothermal potential within the mining, critical metals and oil and gas sectors.

Geothermal is commonly associated with volcanic activity and electricity generation, however, is it becoming increasingly recognised as a way forward to decarbonise heat. With the correct assessments on heat in place, heat demand, resource potential and infrastructural needs, warm water from mining operations can be changed from a waste product to an asset. Implementation of mine water geothermal to mining can contribute to achieving a range of Sustainable Development Goals and National Determined Contributions, demonstrating opportunities for carbon off-setting and encouraging energy investment across the continent.

Helen Robinson