Endowed with the vast mineral resources, Kazakhstan is the undoubted economic leader in Central Asia. In the last decade Kazakhstan has made significant efforts for modernising its mining industry by creating agile and sustainable production to meet global demand for metals and minerals.

Kazakhstan’s mining companies are spearheading the implementation of globally recognised ESG and CSR practices in mining operations from exploration and extraction to closure and reconciliation. The subsoil use legalisation reform combined with the development of Astana International Financial Centre have boosted business confidence and put Kazakhstan’s mining on the Global investment map.

Held since 2010, MINEX Kazakhstan is one of the best-regarded major mining events in the county. The Forum is annually supported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, Geology Committee of the Ministry of Geology, Ecology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the UK Department for International Trade, International and National Mining Associations, as well as mining industry leaders and investors.

Video – MINEX Kazakhstan 2019

Every year, the Forum provides a platform for presentation of important changes in Kazakhstan’s mining legislation and the key projects and technologies developed in Kazakhstan and the countries of Central Asia.

The Forum brings together more than 400 senior executives from mining companies, representatives from the local ministries and official organisations, investment funds, banks, service companies as well as equipment manufacturers from Kazakhstan and from over 20 countries from the surrounding region and further afield.

MINEX Kazakhstan provides opportunities for organising B2B and B2C meetings with mining companies, stock exchanges, independent suppliers and government-led trade delegations.

The Forum regularly hosts the B2G panel discussions with senior representatives of Kazakhstan government authorities as well as official delegations from the neighbouring Central Asian countries.

Brochure Contents

  • Forum Venues
  • Facts and Figures (2019)
  • About the Forum
  • Forum Agenda Overview
  • New at the Forum
  • Mining Goes Digital Conference
  • MineDigital Competition
  • MineEco Competition
  • MineInvest Competition
  • MineTech Competition
  • Presentation Opportunities
  • Industrial and Investment Exhibition
  • Participation Options

Enhance your participation with the MINEX Forum Mobile App.

Networking, communication and presentation opportunities at the Forum will be enhanced with the MINEX Forum multi-functional mobile application, built “from the ground up”.

The Forum Programme Main Features

Pre-forum master classes  10 November 2020

Forum plenary, technical and panel sessions  11 and 12 November 2020

Trade exhibition   11 and 12 November 2020

MineDigital competition  11 November 2020

Mining Goes Digital Conference  12 November 2020

MineInvest, MineEco and MineTech competitions  12 November 2020

Forum Sessions

The forum sessions provide a platform for the presentation and discussion of key changes and major projects implemented in the mining and geological industries in Kazakhstan and other countries in Central Asia.

Masterclasses

Masterclasses organised alongside the Forum, introduce to Kazakhstan new technologies and practices aimed at modernising various aspects of mining cycle from exploration, drilling, mining, processing to post-mine reconciliation.

Exhibition

Trade and Investment show organised alongside the Forum provides exhibitors with well attended presentation platform and 1-2-1 engagement opportunities with Forum delegates and Exhibition visitors.

Mining Goes Digital

“Mining Goes Digital” conference will be held for the first time in Kazakhstan, offering platform for presentation of mining digitalisation cases, AI, Satellite monitoring, Big Data, IoT and Blockchain enhanced technologies. The Conference was initially launched at MINEX Russia in 2019 and became the first in Russia international event offering insight into the digital transformation emerging in the country’s mining industry.

Networking Events

Participation in networking events of the Forum (receptions, lunches, coffee breaks, gala dinner) is important for enhancing understanding the trends and changes emerging in the mining industry. Due to busy program of the forum, many speakers do not always have enough time to answer questions. Networking events often become an extension of formal presentations and a place for holding discussions and answering challenging questions in a more private environment.

Associated Events

The presence of significant number of decision makers at the Forum presents excellent opportunities for organising associated events.The previous Forums hosted a number of such events, including a round table organised by the Department of Subsoil Use, The Micromine Central Asian user Conference, a round table of the British-Kazakh Chamber, Business Sweden mining seminar, and many others.

Innovation Competition

The Forum also helps to promote innovation by organising MineTech Business and MineTech University competitions.

Investment Competition

To highlight investment opportunities and match investors with mining projects, MINEX Kazakhstan annually hosts the MineInvest competition.

MineDigital Competition

MineDigital competition will be held alongside the “Mining Goes Digital” conference, providing a platform for assessment of innovative digital technologies and their potential implementation at Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical enterprises.

New Events at the Forum

Mining Goes Digital

“Mining Goes Digital” conference will be held for the first time in Kazakhstan, offering platform for presentation of mining digitalisation cases, AI, Satellite monitoring, Big Data, IoT and Blockchain enhanced technologies. The Conference was initially launched at MINEX Russia in 2019 and became the first in Russia international event offering insight into the digital transformation emerging in the country’s mining industry.

MineDigital Competition

MineDigital competition will be held alongside the “Mining Goes Digital” conference, providing a platform for assessment of innovative digital technologies and their potential implementation at Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical enterprises.

MineEco Competition

The 1st contest of social and environmental projects in the mining industry of Kazakhstan. The competition is held as part of the MINEX Kazakhstan Mining and Exploration forum. We invite mining and metallurgical enterprises, local government bodies, universities, technology and solution providers who have implemented projects in the field of environmental safety and social development in the mining industry of Kazakhstan.

Virtual Exhibitor

The delegates will be able to enhance their visibility and promote their companies, projects and services by creating virtual exhibitor profile.

Information Blog

Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors will be able to publish articles, information materials and video materials related to the topic of their presentation at the forum on the MINEX Kazakhstan 2020 website information blog section. The most interesting publications will be published on the minexforum.com Eurasian mining news portal and shared via MINEX Forum groups on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Reaching Global Investors

MINEX Forum has created partnership with the mining investment podcasts and video platforms specialised in educating private and institutional investors about emerging markets. Mining companies presenting at MINEX Kazakhstan Forum will be offered opportunities to arrange online interviews with the investment show hosts and disseminate information about their projects to mining investors and companies in North America (USA, Canada) and Europe. The combined subscriber audience of our partners exceeds 1 000 000 people.