7 April – Thursday


Minerals are not an endless resource. Between 2021-2025 The National Geological Exploration Project provisions the four times increase of the annual state funding of geological exploration in Kazakhstan. The government is developing new mechanisms to stimulate the participation of national and international companies in the search for new deposits and the development of promising areas. Considering the huge mass of land, the effectiveness of geological exploration in Kazakhstan largely depends on the use of advanced technologies. Besides explorers’ luck, modern geology relies on advanced technologies, comprehensive analysis of data, and the high competence of specialists.

Discussion themes

• First annual results national geological exploration project of Kazakhstan.
• Evaluation of exploration results and development scenarios for promising areas.
• New approaches and technologies for qualitative forecasting and evaluation of mineral resources.
• Application of 3D scanning and autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles in geological exploration.
• 3D underground surveys and 3D geological modelling.
• Prospects for wider use of aeromagnetic survey technologies using UAVs.
• Ground-based electrical surveys technology in action.
• Prospects for digitalisation of geological industry to increase prospectively and drive down the costs.

Development Director for Eurasian Direction, Competent person MIMMM, Mining Engineer
IMC Montan

09:00 - Digitalization in NAC Kazatomprom

Director, Digital transformation department

09:10 - Improving the efficiency of junior companies in the light of modern challenges

Customer solutions team lead

09:25 - Drones, DCIP and drilling: Modern geophysics to de-risk mineral exploration in Kazakhstan

Managing Director
Reid Geophysics

09:40 - Solid minerals exploration based on innovative and adaptive standards of ground, airborne and underground geophysics

Leading geophysicist

09:50 - Methodology for assessing the prospects of territories for porphyry mineralisation

Executive director

10:05 - Application of modern high-resolution magnetics in iron ore exploration

Senior Geophysicist
Aurora Minerals Group

10:20 - The experience of studying porphyry systems of Kazakhstan by geophysical methods.

​Executive Director
Siberian School of Geosciences INRTU

10:30 - Discussion

Organised in partnership with Department of International Trade 


The decarbonisation of the global economy and the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) drive changes in the Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance in the mining and metallurgical industry. Many mining companies in Kazakhstan are reviewing their sustainability strategies and are actively implementing technologies and projects that help minimise their environmental footprint, reduce CO2 emissions and waste, and use energy and water more resources efficiently.

Discussion themes

• Meeting the demand for sustainable development technologies in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
• Sustainable technologies for underground mines, water supply, processing plants.
• Solutions for industrial energy and processing areas.

Managing Director
Reid Geophysics

11:00 - The use of InSAR technology to monitor Ground Motion in Mining

Sales Director
Terra Motion

11:10 - Measuring and mitigating the environmental impacts at mining projects using MineLCA

Founder & CEO

11:20 - Mine Ventilation: Innovations in Equipment and Technology

Business Development Manager - Mine Ventilation

11:30 - Concrete Canvas application in the mining industry

General director
Concrete Canvas

11:40 - Efficient rental power generation solution

Deputy Head of Sales
Aggreko Eurasia


In recent years, Kazakhstan has been actively modernizing mining and metallurgical industries using digital technologies. Today, almost all IT companies offer digital solutions that promise to increase productivity, profits, and planning efficiency. The question is, will the results of innovation meet customer expectations? Which solutions will really stimulate the growth of local mining companies with their unique specifics, and which ones will lead to unjustified costs? Successful implementation of digital products, as well as their compatibility and resilience to cyber risks, plays an important role in their selection.

Technologies proposed for discussion

• The use of machine vision and artificial intelligence to control ore quality and technological processes
• Predictive maintenance of equipment
• Optimisation of production processes using artificial intelligence
• Improving the safety of industrial transport
• Complete digital solutions from mine to factory

Social and Economic Policies of Regions Deputy Director on Socio-Economic Projects, PhD (Politics)
IMC Montan

16:30 - Optimising production processes M&M with artificial intelligence

Chief product officer
Conundrum Industrial Limited

16:45 - Optimisation of technological processes at Pustynnoe plant of JSC "AK Altynalmas" with AI powered apps

IntelliSense - LAB

17:00 - Digital Core

Intellectual Solutions

17:15 - Using Sales and Logistics tools to manage Commodity Trading Business

Strategic Projects Manager

17:30 - Machine vision as a driver for improving the safety of industrial transport

LocoTech-Signal Asia

17:45 - Discussion

General Director
Marketing from Timchenko

09:15 - Integrated automation of planning and accounting at mining enterprises based on 1C:Enterprise software solutions

Sinergo Soft Systems - partner of "1C"

09:30 - DMMS - the multipurpose digital platform for monitoring and control of all production cycles

Co-founder, General Partner

09:45 - Digital Solutions from Mine to the Mill for Safe, Productive Operations

Sales and Service manager in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
WEIR Motion Metrics

10:00 - Experience in implementing LabWare LIMS in laboratories in the metallurgical industry

Sales Director

10:15 - SightPower Digital Mine: the breakthrough technology for digital transformation of mining business


Organised in partnership with Aveva


The mining industry plays a critical role in our lives. Today, we see an increase in global consumption for commodities due to upward trends in urbanization and industrialization. These growing demands will continue to drive the industries for many years. Digital transformation enables mining enterprises with smart and reliable tools for analytics, asset and business process management, data infrastructure, improving transparency and efficiency of operations throughout the entire value chain. AVEVA experts will talk about the most relevant digital solutions for the mining sector, while the key customers will share their insights and case studies.

Discussion themes

  • Digital Mine: overview and roadmap.
  • Value chain optimization – from pit to port.
  • Reliability, safety, and operational efficiency of the mining enterprise.
  • Data infrastructure is the basis for the digital plant. Opportunities and benefits of real-time data infrastructure used by more than 80% of the largest mining and metals companies in 87 countries around the world.
  • Advanced Process Control for mining. Case studies.

Business Development Director

12:00 - PI System: data infrastructure as a basis for digitalization of production

Key Account Manager

12:15 - Optimize the Value Chain from Pit to Port

Business Development Director

12:30 - Modernisation of the Unified Information Platform for PI System data. Integration with the ERP system of the enterprise

Deputy Director of the industrial complex "Kazzinc-Avtomatika"

12:45 - Implementation of MES-system for the production of magnesium and sponge titanium

MES Project Manager, Lead Engineer of Digital Transformation Department
Ust-Kamenogorsk titanium and magnesium plant

13:00 - Discussion


Industrial digitalisation is one of the top drivers of the economic development of Kazakhstan. According to official estimates, virtually all mining operations in the country have a 10-15 percent potential to improve efficiency and reduce the cost of operations. At the small and medium-sized enterprises, this potential is 50% or greater. Many mining companies have developed digital transformation strategies and are exploring the possibilities of introducing 4.0 technologies to improve the efficiency of individual productions and supply chains. Digital technologies enable to streamline business processes and increase the overall return on investment. There are many areas for the use of digital technologies, however, the maximum effect can be achieved only in the case of a comprehensive implementation of information systems – a complete digital transformation of the individual companies and the whole industry.

Discussion themes

• Prospects for the digital transformation of the mining industry of Kazakhstan.
• Strategies and examples of digitalisation of mining and metallurgical enterprises.
• Prospects for the development of digital mines and autonomous production complexes.
• Application of the MES concept and digital tools for managing technological processes.
• Cases if automation and digitalisation of business management processes.
• Digitalisation of asset management and predictive maintenance and repair.
• Applications and benefits of 3D laser scanning for mining.
• AI in mine automation and cost optimisation.
• Mining Automation and robotics in practice.
• AI-enabled mining monitoring and diagnostics.
• Digitalisation of emission management and environmental monitoring.
• Building Information Modelling for mining and minerals projects – going beyond 3D modelling.

Intellectual Solutions

14:30 - Digital transformation of Mining and Metallurgy in real terms

Senior Business Development Manager
Wonderware Russia & CIS

14:45 - 3D modeling at uranium mining enterprise

Head of Geological Modeling Group

15:00 - Choosing the Right Network for Your Mine

Director of Sales CEE & CIS
Rajant Corporation

15:15 - Mining digitalization with the help of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform

General director
Two Key

15:30 - Improving the efficiency and quality of incoming production data at a mining enterprise

Head of Business Unit Micromine Pitram
MICROMINE Central Asia

15:45 - K-MINE: Comprehensive digital transformation in the processes of management and engineering at the Kootenay minerals

CEO and Co - Founder