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The WAIMM Young Professionals Conference – WYPG 2023

The West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) is hosting the fifth conference of its hugely successful WAIMM Young Professional Group Conference, WYPG2023. The WYPG2023 will be held online from the 22 – 24 November 2023. The theme for the conference is “ACCELERATING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL – Role of Industry Professionals and AI”.


The WYPG is the WAIMM’s official Conference & Education platform for the young professionals in the Mining and Petroleum industry.

The WAIMM Young Professional Group provides the platform for students, graduate membership and newly completed university graduates to strengthen their network base and career development. The YPG is for all recent graduates and early industry professionals with 2 – 5 years industry experience looking at pursuing and strengthening their future practice in mining, metallurgy & materials, geoscience, oil & gas, engineering and allied industries.


WYPG2023 will focus on addressing issues including Artificial intelligence, Best practices, framework and industry regulations, Mining and petroleum industry code of ethics, current innovations and technological research in the mining and petroleum industry. The event seeks to bring together, key speakers from the Mining & Petroleum industries, participants from all the various WAIMM student chapters across Ghana, Graduates in mining and petroleum related professions, engineering etc. to discuss new developments, technological innovations, and the latest industry trends.

The WYPG Empowerment Conference 2023 promises to have a brain storming and networking session in the form which will seek to inform participants on best practices and innovations in the industry. Highlights of the event will include:

  • Presentations by Young Professionals
  • Presentations from industry players
  • Networking sessions
  • Other activities

WYPG2023 also seeks to present participants with hands-on approach, mentorship and practical field experiences from industry professionals to enable them appreciate the complete mining, oil & gas cycle and processes.

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