According to the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the overall economic effect of the use of digital technologies could exceed $ 25 billion per year. The greatest effect is expected in the services sector – up to $ 15 billion a year, and in the mining sector – up to $ 9 billion.

The first mining digital transformation conference “Mining Goes Digital – Kazakhstan” will be held on 12 November 2020 within the framework of the forum. The conference will offer a platform for assessing the economic effect of the broader introduction of digital technologies in mining and exploration in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The conference will also showcase examples of digitalisation of mining and metallurgical and mining enterprises using artificial intelligence technologies, machine learning, big data analysis, digital and satellite monitoring systems, IoT, blockchain, etc.

Mining Goes Digital is a new platform in Kazakhstan and Central Asia for discussing challenges and prospects of mining modernisation in the era of digitalisation of the economy, growing demand for strategic metals and minerals, and increasing pressures to increase efficiency in all aspects of mining from data-to-date management of mining and exploration projects to state regulation and information disclosure.

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.

Industry Sessions

The conference programme will include a block of sessions where senior executives and experts will present trends, technologies and examples of digital transformation in the mining industry in Kazakhstan and Globally.

Exhibition

The exhibition organised alongside the conference will offer opportunities for demonstrating technologies and mining digitalisation solutions.

MineDigital Competition

MineDigital competition of ideas, prototypes and projects will be organised as part of the Mining Goes Digital Conference. The Competition will help IT and Technology companies, start-ups and IT divisions of Mining and Metallurgical enterprises to promote the ideas and working prototypes of digital and robotisation technologies.

Conference Themes and Topics

  • Prospects for the large-scale introduction of digital technologies in the mining industry in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
  • The digital transformation of mining enterprises – focus on business objectives.
  • Justifying investment. How to determine the potential effect of digitalisation and minimise the cost of its implementation.
  • Industries 4.0: How to Connect a Production System to Digital Instruments.
  • Developing the culture and staff competence in the 4.0 environment. The role of working skills in the digital economy.
  • Examples of the use of artificial intelligence to increase the operational efficiency and integrated processes.
  • The experience of companies in the application of digital technologies in pre-digital era built mining plants.
  • Creation of industry digital innovation hubs.
  • Examples of digital technology transfer from the oil and gas industries.
  • The practice of using UAVs to control industrial facilities.
  • The benefits of a single digital environment for managing geological information.
  • Using conditional geological modeling to estimate resources.
  • Automation of routine processes of sampling, measurement and testing at GOKs.
  • Intelligent methods of uranium mining based on modeling.
  • Building a digital platform for large scale construction.
  • Creation of digital asset twins for monitoring and production management.
  • Ecological and industrial safety of enterprises in the context of digitalisation.
  • Digital technologies for mine monitoring and safety.
  • Prospects for the use of satellite monitoring technologies in the mining industry.
  • Risk management for mining mobile equipment.
  • Forecasting incidents.
  • Repair and maintenance of equipment, predictive analytics.
  • Machine vision and machine learning in industrial production.

Participation Terms

Options  Masterclasses Mining Goes Digital conference Forum + Mining Goes Digital conference Masterclasses + Forum + Mining Goes Digital conference Presentation at the competition without participating in the forum
Business rate 200 USD
75 000 KZT
325 USD
125 000 KZT
650 USD
250 000 KZT
800 USD
300 000 KZT
150 USD
55 000 KZT
Academic rate 100 USD
39 000 KZT
165 USD
60 000 KZT
325 USD
125 000 KZT
400 USD
150 000 KZT
150 USD
55 000 KZT

Admission for exhibitors and sponsors is complimentary (as per agreed packages)

Registration deadline:

Speaker applications for the Forum, the Mining Goes Digital conference and at the MineInvest, MineDigital and MineTech competitions must be submitted before 9 October 2020.

Payment: 

The fees can be paid by debit or credit card (via Stripe or PayPal) or Bank Transfer.

Discounts: 

Pay before 31 January to receive 10% discount (excluding Gala Dinner)

Admission: 

Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to delegates or exhibitors who have failed to pay the fee prior to the Forum.

Cancellation policy for participants confirmed before 13 March 2020:

Speaker substitution can be made at any time.  Speaker cancellations submitted in writing to admin@minexforum.com before 13 March 2020 will be subject to 30% administration fee. No refunds will be made after 13 March 2020. At the discretion of the Forum organisers a credit note can be issued in case of cancellation received after 13 March 2020.

Cancellation policy for participants confirmed after 13 March 2020:

Speaker substitution can be made at any time.  Speaker cancellations submitted in writing to admin@minexforum.com before 15 October 2020 will be subject to 30% administration fee. No refunds will be made after 15 October 2020. At the discretion of the Forum organisers a credit note can be issued in case of cancellation received after 15 October 2020.