4th Mining and Exploration Forum & Expo “MINEX CENTRAL ASIA 2013″

The 4th Mining and Exploration Forum was held from 16 to 18 April 2013 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan sent welcome address to the Forum participants, which was presented by Mr. Kairat Kelimbetov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan who took part in the Forum opening on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The opening session of the Forum was also attended by the senior officials of the foreign governments – Mr. Jan Vapaavuori, The Minister of Economy, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland, and Mr Charles Hendry, member of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, UK Prime Minister’s Special Trade Envoy to Kazakhstan. The forum was also attended by business delegations from Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Finland and China.

Organised for the 4th time in Astana MINEX Central Asia Mining and Exploration Forum once again confirmed its status as the largest and most significant international industry event organised to promote multidisciplinary and multilateral discussions of prospects for transition to an innovative mining and mineral exploration in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The Forum facilitated the exchange of information and better understanding of the business processes in the Central Asian mining industry and gave a powerful impetus to the development of international partnerships, expanding business relationships and attracting new investment.

The Forum brought together more than 500 professionals from 15 countries. Over a third of them came from overseas creating a diversified geographical representation at the Forum from the neighbouring countries such as Russia, Kyrgyzstan and China as well as from the remote states such as Australia and Canada. 30 companies from Kazakhstan, Russia, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Germany and China exhibited projects and innovative technologies at the exhibition organised alongside the Forum.

Presenting at the MINEX Central Asia Forum, Mr Asset Issekeshev, Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Minister of Industry and New Technologies announced that from May 2013 the Ministry will begin sale by public auction of the subsoil use rights.

The 5th MINEX Central Asia Forum will be held in Astana on 8-10 April 2014

Should you have further questions regarding participation in the forum as exhibitor, delegate or media representative, please contact:

Mrs Irina Yukhtina
Forum Director
email: ira.y@minexforum.com

Ms.Tatiana Codenco
KBCC PR and Marketing Manager
email: tatiana.c@kbcc.org.uk

Should you wish to discuss sponsorship and speaking opportunities at the forum, please contact

Mr. Arthur Poliakov
Head of MINEX Central Asia  Organising Committee
phone: +44 (0) 207 520 9341
email: admin@minexforum.com