On 6 April, the 12th International Mining and Geological Forum MINEX Kazakhstan 2022 launches in Nur-Sultan

About MINEX Kazakhstan forum

 

The MINEX Forum has been organised in Kazakhstan since 2010 and is one of the most significant industry events in the Central Asian region. The last time  MINEX Kazakhstan forum was held in a physical format in 2019. It brought together more than 450 executives from 16 countries representing 152 companies and organisations. More than 600 people attended the trade show, and more than 80 experts presented at the Forum. In March 2021, a virtual 3D exhibition was launched on the digital platform of the Forum, creating unique presentation and communication capabilities in an interactive format using virtual reality and artificial intelligence technologies. In September 2021, the 11th MINEX Kazakhstan forum was held online. The Forum has gathered remotely more than 700 participants from Kazakhstan and overseas.

In the upcoming on 6 – 7 April MINEX Kazakhstan 2022 Forum, over 300 in-person and over 1,000 remote participants are expected. During the two days of the Forum, there are planned over 70 presentations from experts from Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Great Britain, Germany, Australia, Finland, Canada, USA, New Zealand and Spain.

A broad discussion of the challenges, trends, and initiatives in the mining and geological industry is organised at the Forum.    Heads and experts from Ministries and companies will discuss actions taken by the government and businesses to strengthen Kazakhstan’s capacity to implement strategic development priorities and increase the country’s participation in the global production on critical raw materials.

Main topics of the Forum

 

  • Development of mineral resource potential
  • Exploration – Resources for Growth and Efficiency
  • Decarbonisation and carbon neutrality
  • Technological transformation and digitalisation
  • Mining Sustainability Development Programs
  • Technological and social aspects of field closures
  • ESG investments and financing in the mining industry

The Forum’s agenda is published on the minexkazakhstan.com website.

The Forum will include a discission on new mining investment opportunities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia countries. With the participation of national and international companies, stock exchanges and institutional investors, a discussion will be held on the prospects for organising financing and attracting investments in projects related to subsoil use and achieving carbon neutrality.

At the technical sessions of the Forum, projects and cases of creating digital twins of deposits, the transition to renewable energy sources, decarbonisation of production, environmental monitoring and industrial safety, financing of ESG projects, closure of deposits and reclamation of subsoil use facilities, etc. will be presented.

Exhibition

 

One of the crucial components of the Forum is the presentation of innovative technologies and subsoil use practices. At the exhibition, organised alongside the Forum, a presentation of more than 40 international technology and service companies developing projects in Kazakhstan will take place. During the two days of the exhibition, 16 companies from Kazakhstan, Russia, Great Britain and Canada will present at the Business Tracks sessions.

Competition

 

The digitalisation of industrial production is one of the priorities of Kazakhstan’s economic development. According to official estimates, the digitalisation of mining production can increase the efficiency of almost all enterprises in the mining and metallurgical industry by 10-15 percent and reduce the cost of mining and transportation operations. At small and medium-sized enterprises, this potential is up to 50% or more. Many enterprises in the mining and metallurgical industry in Kazakhstan have already formed a strategy for the digital transformation of production and are studying the possibilities of introducing Industry 4.0 technologies to improve the efficiency of individual enterprises and large integrated production complexes.

For the first time, a MineDigital – Kazakhstan competition of digital transformation technologies for enterprises in the mining and metallurgical industry is being organised alongside the Forum.

The purpose of the MineDigital competition is to present advanced cases and technologies of digital transformation technologies and assess the potential for their implementation at the mining and metallurgical enterprises in Kazakhstan.

A tailor made digital technology will be used to determine the competition winners. On 7 April, during the sessions of the Mining Goes Digital conference and the Digitalisation Business Track, the Forum participants will be able to vote for the presentations they like most using the algorithm integrated in the Forum mobile application. At the end of the Forum, the algorithm will calculate the voting results, which will be submitted for verification to the competition commission. The winners will be announced on 7 April at the final Gala Dinner of the Forum. Participants of the competition will receive commemorative diplomas. Presentations that receive the maximum votes will be awarded prizes for the first, second and third places.

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