The Forum will be held from 31 March to 2 April 2014 in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan.
View the agenda to discover the list of leading mining experts, financiers, developers and industry regulators who will be presenting their views on the latest developments and emerging mining investment and business opportunities in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia.
The leaders of Kazakhstan have initiated the reform of the mining sector aiming at transforming it into “investment magnet” for international investors, miners and technological companies. Similar fundamental policy changes are occurring in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. New policies and initiatives in mining and exploration will be addressed at the Government led sessions organised on 1 April.
New session recently added to the agenda will be addressing the role of opening access to geological data in forming a vibrant exploration and mining sector. Geological research and data evaluation practices in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be presented alongside the Kazakhstan’s initiatives to align state reporting practices to the CRIRSCO international standards.
An open discussion of the concept of Subsoil Code of Kazakhstan will be organised on 1 April alongside the mainstream Forum bringing together members of the task group which is leading the reform and industry representatives. The discussion is open to both mining and oil & gas companies working in Kazakhstan and will be addressing the following issues:
- What are the major improvements to be expected from the ongoing reform of the Kazakh “Law on Subsoil and Subsoil Use”?
- Why is the development of a separate “Code on Subsoil” in Kazakhstan necessary and what are the expected improvements?
- Which international experience seems most applicable for the mining reform in Kazakhstan?
- What should be the range of operations covered by the “Code on Subsoil”?
- Should the “Code on Subsoil” also include some specific norms of tax regulation, customs regulation etc.?
- What are vision and expectations for the “Code on Subsoil” from the mining companies, oil & gas companies, governmental institutions?
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP will be sponsoring the session on current practices and prospects of financing mining and exploration in Central Asia. As Central Asia enters a new phase in its development, securing funding and attracting foreign investment, technologies and knowledge will be playing crucial role in securing long term growth prospects. Hear the views and forecast from the leading Institutional investors, private equity investors and capital markets experts.
On 2 April SRK Consulting will be holding alongside the mainstream forum two additional master classes on “Geochemical Assessment and Management of Mine Waste” and “Mine Closure Planning”.
We look forward to meeting you at “MINEX Central Asia” forum in Astana.
On behalf of the Forum Organising Committee