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Gold & Gemstones Conference & Exhibition
Theme: Unveiling Nigerian Gold & Gems to the world
Nov 4th to 5th
5 Speakers
The Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos


Women in Mining in Nigeria (WIMIN) is a Business membership and non-profit organisation. It was established as the leading change agent to promote gender equality and equity by advocating for best international practices hinged on accountability, sustainability, good governance and transparency for all.

We have an expansive network which includes international Women in Mining, Africa Women in Mining and West Africa Women in Mining. Our membership comprises passionate men and women who actively support the mining industry and represent a variety of occupational trades and professions. Currently, WIMIN has over 3,000 members across 23 states of the country.

Apata Gems gifted a beautiful leather bound album showcasing all the precious gemstones found in Nigeria to WIMIN (Lagos Chapter)

our values

National President being adorned with beautiful Gold and sapphire gemstones earrings beautifully made by our indigenous jewelers Apata Gems

Our Values

WIMIN`s is guided by the following values.

  • Accountability
  • Dignity
  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Empowerment
  • Equity
  • Transparency

Our initiatives and engagement are driven by our commitment to women in mining (labourers, professionals, operators, activists, he4she) and fueled by our core values of respect, inclusivity, integrity, collaboration, accountability and effectiveness.



Nigeria is endowed with varieties of precious and semi-precious stones having the potential to generate huge foreign exchange earnings for the country. Regrettably, these minerals are often touted in the international market as being sourced from other counties. Majority of gemstones mined in Nigeria are exported without value addition. The value variance between uncut and cut gemstones is very high, while the value increases even more significantly when these minerals are set in jewellery.

Among the most popular gemstones in Nigeria are Sapphire, Aquamarine, Beryl, Emerald, Tourmaline, Phenakite Ruby, Garnet, Topaz, Amethyst, Moonstone, Onyx, Opal, Citrine and Zicron which are located across the six (6) geo-political zones of the country.

Representatives of WIM GGCE meet with Pastor Dr. Siju Iluyomade of Arise Women to explore ways of collaboration


Our Strategic Objectives

1. To advocate and campaign for appropriate policies and laws that enhance gender mainstreaming and protect the rights of womenand their children in the mining industry communities.
2. To strengthen the capacity of the Nigerian Women in Mining on the International best practices required in the mining value chain.
3. To create funding opportunities and networks for Women in Nigeria to enable them carryout sustainable mining practices through collaboration with other CSOs and NGOs
4. To strengthen local networks and connect to skills and upscale skills to tap into the value chainpotentials in the industry
5. Advocate for fiscal policies that are people friendly to promote inclusion of host communities for economic participationand growth.
6. To promote a unified voice, lead the national change, and increase support to women in mining in Nigeria

Gold and Gemstone Exhibition

Women In Mining In Nigeria (WIMIN) Lagos chapter will host its maiden Open House Exhibition in Lagos on the 4th and 5th of November 2022. Nigeria`s Gold and Gemstones will be showcased to the world. WIMIN seeks a more inclusive and resilient future in the solid minerals sector to develop a more sustainable and diversified economy for Nigeria.


Objectives of the Gold & Gemstone Exhibition

In view of the investment potential in this sector, Women in Mining Lagos Chapter is organizing a Gold and Gemstones Conference and Exhibition (GGCE) to:

1. Develop Lagos State as a hub for the Gold and Gemstones sectors through partnerships and collaboration with private and public stakeholders
2. Create value addition in the solid mineral sector, while boosting private sector earnings and allowing a consequent boost to the nation`s economy.
3. Showcase Nigerian gold and gemstones ina positive light, while providing the much-needed recognition in the tracking, identification and
responsible sourcing of Nigerian minerals in line with international best practices
4. Revive the trade of Nigerian Gold & Gemstones locally.
5. Building capacity in the sector. In order to bridge the gaps between our local industry and the global market..
6. Encourage Gender mainstreaming in the sector

Futhermore, in line with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), guidelines on gemstones identification, tracking and recovery system, this show is expected to enable Nigerian gold and gemstones acquire the much-needed recognition in compliance with globally accepted practices.

This event will be hosted in collaboration with other industry drivers such as our stakeholder Ministry - Ministry of Mines and Steel Developement as well as NEPC, NEXIM, NACCIMA, as well as with our concept partners: Apata Gems, Energy and Mineral Resources (EMR), A.C & C Priceless Trading and Allied African International Mining Company as private sector drivers of the economy. The event will, among others, bring to the foreground economic opportunities in the gold, gemstones and jewellery sector, both for the investors in the manufacturing equipment, as well as investors in the finished products. In addition, it will give our local jewelers the opportunity to showcase their potentials to the global community


Highlight Of The Event


Exhibition of uncut and polished gemstones.

Exhibition of products

Exhibition of finished jewellery products by indigenous jewellers.

Display of jewellery

Display of locally produced beaded jewellery.

Damaged jewellery restoration

Provision for damaged jewellery restoration.

Plenary/Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions with world class speakers and panellists/workshops & training sessions.

One on One Private Meetings (B2B)

One on One Private Meetings (B2B).


Opportunities to network and promote mining and assiciated business.

Award Dinner

Award Dinner for trailblazer organisations and dignitaries who have made an impact/supported WIMIN (LC).


Best jewellery designer in Nigeria. Winners will be announced and presented with prizes during the Award dinner and ceremony.


The Speakers

Nere Emiko

Vice Chairman, Kian Smith Refinery

Nere Emiko is the Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Kian Smith Trade & Co. As an entrepreneur, mediator and strategist, she has worked for sustainable community solutions in several countries. Kian Smith Trade & Co is a mining and minerals trading firm. The company is involved in the mine-to-market gold value chain in Nigeria with a focus on artisanal mining organization and mineral value chain development. It has pioneered initiatives including the Kian Smith Gold Sourcing Program (KSmith-GSP) and is developing the first gold refinery in Nigeria. Kian Smith has also created Sanu, a digital platform for gold and silver access online. The company is actively dedicated to developing the West African gold value chain.

Seni Williams

Non-Executive Director at NPL Advisors

Seni Williams is a Non-Executive Director at NPL Advisors. He holds a BSc in Pure Chemistry from the University of London.

He began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co, London and then worked for International Computers Limited (ICL, now Fujitsu-Siemens) in the UK, Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. He then joined Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte Touche) in Boston, USA before returning to Nigeria and working for AW & Co Touche Ross (now Deloitte Touche) in several parts of Africa. Seni then joined Tara Systems Limited, rose to Managing Director for several years before retiring.

Odein Ajumogobia (SAN)

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources between (2007 and 2009)

Henry Odein Ajumogobia (born 29 June 1956) is a Nigerian lawyer who served as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources between 2007 and 2009 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from April 2010 to July 2011. He was also Head of Nigeria's delegation to OPEC from July 2007 to December 2008.

Olasubomi Okhueleigbe

Nigeria’s first modern female goldsmith.

Olasubomi Okhueleigbe is Nigeria’s first modern female goldsmith. She is the Creative Director and Founder of Elesho Jewelry, a fine jewelry brand which combines intuitive design and unparalleled craftsmanship in producing exclusive jewelry that complements clients’ preferences. Her venture into the creative sphere started at about age 9 with knitting and sewing with needle and thread. She later tried her hands at shoemaking, hat making and tailoring. In 2003, she added jewellery making to the list of her creative interests but her love for jewellery making surpassed all other interests and gave birth to Elesho Jewelry by 2004.


Invited Participants

Lagos State

Potential Private Investors

Royal Fathers


Member of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and other Business Groups


Registration Options

From accessing content, to showcasing your store and attending the award and dinner session, there are a number of ways you can get involved in the Lagos gold and gem conference.

Workshop & Conference Ticket

100,000/ $ 100

  • Access to all panel discussions
  • Access to all workshops
  • Tea break
  • Light refreshments
  • Lunch

Award Dinner/Jewelry Fashion Show

35,000/ $ 60

  • ₦ 35,000/ $60 per Head
  • Networking opportunities
  • Award Dinner
  • Fashion Show


250,000/ $ 420

Whether you want to entertain your business clientele or arrange business to business meetings and discussions with a prospective clients reserve meetng

  • Conference Room 2 hours ₦250,000/ $420
  • Additional hour ₦100,000/ $620

Participant Exhibition Space

  • 3 x 2 = ₦100,000/ $170
  • VIP Space = ₦250,000/$420

Brochure Adverts

  • Front page: ₦ 500,000/ $840
  • Back page: ₦ 500,000/ $840
  • Full page: ₦ 350,000/ $590
  • 1/2 page: ₦ 300,000/ $500
  • Pop up page: ₦ 50,000/ $85

Goodwill Messages

  • WIM Member ₦20,000/ $35
  • Non - Member ₦30,000 /$50

Book of Raffle Tickets

10,000/ $ 30

  • ₦ 10,000/ $20 per book of raffle tickets (10)

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Ticket Selection (Optional)

Fees for a conference ticket (₦100,000/head)

Fees for an award dinner ticket (₦35,000/head)

Fees for an exhibition space

Fees for a B2B ticket

Fees for a brochure advert

Fees for a goodwill message

Fees for books of raffle ticket

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Jewelry Competition


1. To promote and encourage designs in the Nigerian jewelry industry.
2. To act as a platform for jewelers to communicate and share their creative ideas
3. Jewelers are encouraged to design a piece of jewelry using any of the following methods: a. Hand Sketch: Entries can be hand sketch without the use of any computer software.
b. Computer Aided: Entries can be design with any kind of computer-based software.
c. Making: Entries can be made with any precious metal.


Looking at the current state of the country and the world right now, we need to be more united for a peaceful and coexisting world. Jewelers and jewelry designers are encouraged to make/design a piece that portrays the beauty of unity & support using jewelry
The designer is required to submit a pdf of their design or a photograph of the jewelry piece.


Scholarship Award: Gemological Institute of America`s Applied Jewelry Professional Program

WIM Jeweller Partnership: WIM to work in partnership with the winner to feature Winning piece for commercial value and international recognition

Jewelry Team 2022: Winners will be selected to work on a team with renown Fashion Designer to produce Jewelry pieces for 2023

The closing date for applications is November 1st, 2022.
Your application must include:
1. A completed application form
2. A description of your project
3. A list of materials used in the design.
Click HERE to submit an entry


Sponsorship Benefits

All payments and deposits should be made in the name of
Women In Mining Initiative Lagos Chapter

Polaris Bank: 1771907728



  • Platinum Executive access within our WIMIN (LC) Pavilion
  • Branding on all marketing materials
  • Branding at the Exhibition/Workshop/Dinner areas.
  • Branding and mention on all media platforms
  • 2 free pages in Event Brochure
  • Platinum Partnership Award



  • Branding on marketing materials
  • Branding at the Exhibition/Dinner areas
  • Branding and mention on media platforms
  • 1 VIP Table at the Award Dinner(8 persons)
  • Gold Partnership Award



  • Branding on some marketing materials
  • Branding at the Exhibition/Dinner areas
  • Branding and mention on media platforms
  • Half a page advert in Exhibition Brochure
  • 1 VIP Table at the Award Dinner(4 persons)
  • Silver Partnership Award

Associate Partner


  • Branding at the Exhibition
  • Half a page advert in Exhibition Brochure
  • 1 VIP Table at the Award Dinner(2 persons)
  • Associate Partnership Award

Venue Sponsorship


  • Funding for dinner venue, food and drinks for event.

Media Sponsorship


  • Funding for Media and publicity of the event.

Jewelry Award Competition


  • Funding for dinner venue, food and drinks for event.

Exhibition Brochure

Advert Rates

1. Front Page - Inner ₦500,000.00
2. Back Page - Inner ₦500,000.00
3. Full Page - Inner ₦350,000.00
4. Half Page - Inner ₦300,000.00
5. Members Only - Goodwill Messages ₦20,000.00
6. Pop Up Banners - ₦50,000.00

Enquiry & Participation

Women In Mining Lagos Chapter
Telephone: +2348188740177, +2349051291046

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