Minex Central Asia Forum

The 9th Central Asia Mining and Exploration Forum will be held on 17-19 April 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Organised under the central theme “Central Asia – moving up with the buoyant markets” the Forum will offer an industry-wide discussion on strategic rethinking of mining industry development and will highlight emerging investment and technological opportunities across the mineral-rich countries of Central Asia. MINEX Central Asia Forum regularly brings together over 300 government regulators, mine operators, prospectors, geologists, investors, experts, financiers and service companies from Central Asia, CIS and overseas.


17 April – Master Classes – Agenda

• Best practice in mineral waste management now and in the future   Master Class organised by SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd

• The Key Drivers of Best Practice Maintenance – A Transformational Journey   Master class organised by Nordgold

• Low Carbon Mines: Renewable Energies in Current Mining World   Master class organised by R4Mining

• Alertness and Productivity in Mining   Master class organised by Orbiz and Melius Consulting

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Over 50 speakers have confirmed presentations at the Forum’s plenary and technical sessions of the on 18 and 19 April.

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Program outline / 18 April

• Key challenges, prospects and change drivers in the mining industry • Mining regulation developments in Kazakhstan • Development of the Mining Finance markets in Central Asia • Prospects for discovering new deposits and stimulating geological exploration • MineTech - Innovative Solutions competition • Round table “Mining industry 4.0 – Education – Research – Business” • Mining Trade, Investment and Universities Exhibition (Exhibitor list) • Drinks reception (Sponsored by ORBIZ)

Program outline / 19 April

• Future-proofing mining operations and mine development - Industry 4.0 in action • Intelligent exploration - improving mine discovery efficiency • Environmental aspects of mining and enrichment – cases, technologies, regulation • MineVenture - Mining Projects Competition • Round table with Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan • Mining Trade, Investment and Universities Exhibition (Exhibitor list) • 2nd MICROMINE User Conference Central Asia • Gala – dinner • Awards: MineVentureMineTech - Mining Photography competition winners

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