Tuesday, 24 February 2015


17 – 19 March 2015
Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan

MINEX Central Asia Forum 2015 - showcasing mining growth and exploration prospects in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

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According to the Central Asian Geoportal the three countries Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan remain the key destinations for attracting foreign direct investment in Central Asia’s minerals and metals sectors.


MINEX Central Asia Forum organised in Astana since 2010 will once again provide platform showcasing action plans implemented by the Governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to facilitate transformation of the mining industry and determine its importance for attracting investment and ensure sustainable economic development.



17 March - Master Classes (Park Inn Astana Hotel)


Pre-Forum master classes organised on 17 March by IMC Montan, Wardell Armstrong International and Central-Asian Mining Union will illustrate practical examples of Resource & Reserve assessments; Projects Financing and Mining project management.


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18 & 19 March – Forum (Radisson Astana Hotel)


The Main Forum will be held on 18 and 19 March offering insight from over 60 high-profile speakers and panellists at 10 mainstream sessions.


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Some of the key speakers at the Forum this year:

Mining Industry

- Vitaly Nesis – Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal International Plc

- Jeremy Allen – Director, KAZ Minerals Bozshakol LLC

- Kalyshbek Izbakhanov – Deputy Chairman Operations, Tau-Ken Samruk National Mining Company

- Berikbol Khamzin – Chief Geologist, JSC "Kazgeology" national exploration company"

- Gary Hodgkinson – Director, Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Inc.

- Alison Morley – Country Manager – Kazakhstan, Iluka Resources Limited

- Serik Syzdykov – General Director, Raygorodok LLP

- Vadim Martynenko, Deputy General Director for Geology, JSC “Rusburmash”

- Baurzhan Ibraev – General Director, Ortalyk Mining Company


Government officials

- Erlan Sagadiev – Vice Minister, Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan

- Timur Toktobaev, Director, Subsoil Use Department, Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan

- Ulan Ryskulov, Deputy Director, State agency on Geology and Mineral resources under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

- Abdusalom Mukhamedaliev, Deputy Head, Main Department of Geology under the government of the Republic of Tajikistan


Finances and Investors

- Karsten Fuelster – Sector Lead Oil & Gas and Mining for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and MENA, International Finance Corporation (IFC) - World Bank Group

- Yerlan Ramazanov – Principal Banker, Energy and Natural Resources Russia and Central Asia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

- Abay Sarkulov – Managing Director, Managing Director, "Development Bank of Kazakhstan" JSC

- Ayuna Nechaeva – Business Development Manager – Russia, CIS & Mongolia, Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange Group

- Stefan Scholz – Principal, ScholzvonGleich

- Kairat Karmanov, Deputy Chairman, National Export and Investment Agency “KAZNEX INVEST” JSC






Mining Trade Exhibition will be held alongside the Forum on 18-19 March. 

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Limited exhibition opportunities are available. Exhibitor booking ends on 1 March 2015.

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Networking Drinks, Lunches, Business Podiums and Mining Photo Awards Gala Dinner will provide plenty of opportunities for connecting people and holding private discussions.

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The 4th Central Asia amateur photography competition “PROSPECTOR. MINER. METALLURGIST” is organised alongside the MINEX Central Asia 2015 Forum. The organisers are calling on amateur photographers to submit their works by 20 February 2015

For more information and enter competition click here

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