Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan

18 April 2018

Press-release

 

IX Mining and Exploration Forum MINEX Central Asia 2018

MINEX Central Asia Forum contunies today in Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. The discussion on Development of Mineral and Raw Materials potential of the Central Asian countries against the backdrop of the growth of raw and financial markets will be a central part of the Forum.

MINEX Central Asia Forum is supported by the Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, UK  Department for International Trade, SRK Consulting, Polymetal International, ORBIZ, Kazzinc, Rio Tinto, MICROMINE, Wardell Armstrong International, Seequent, IMC Montan and DMT.

Established in 2010, MINEX Central Asia Forum is the leading event in the mining industry dedicated to development of mineral resources and introduction of advanced technologies for geological exploration, extraction and processing of solid minerals in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and the Republic of Kyrgyzstan.


Presentations scheduled for 19 April

SESSION 5: FUTURE-PROOFING MINING OPERATIONS AND MINES DEVELOPMENT – INDUSTRY 4.0 IN ACTION / Sary Arka Hall 1

Session sponsor: Seequent LLC

MODERATOR: CARRIE NICHOLLS, Senior Resource Geologist, Seequent LLC

PRESENTERS:

Mining 4.0. Create or adopt?
ALEXEY SHALASHINSKI, Head of sales, DMT GmbH & Co KG

The Key Drivers of Best Practice Maintenance – A Transformational Journey
GREGORY EDMONDS, Group Mobile Maintenance Manager, Nordgold

Digital Transformation of Kazakhmys Holding.
ALEXANDER GREVTSEV, IT Director, Kazakhmys

Leapfrog grade shells compared to manual wireframing – Kogadyr-6 mine, Kazakhstan.
RICHARD NICHOLLS, Senior Consultant (Mining Geology), SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.

Management of mineral resources using Seequent solutions as a platform for migration to an automated production environment.
CARRIE NICHOLLS, Senior Resource Geologist, Seequent LLC

Industry 4.0: Innovative IT solutions for Geological Exploration.
ROSTISLAV BILIK, General Director, AGR Software

Efficiency of Quality Control Programme at an Operating Mine.
ROBIN SIMPSON, Principal Resource Geologist, SRK Consulting (Russia) Ltd

Information technologies in design and control of ventilation systems
DENIS NAROZHNY, Sales engineer (Ventilation control systems), Howden


SESSION 6: INTELLIGENT EXPLORATION – IMPROVING MINE DISCOVERY EFFICIENCY / Sary Arka Hall 1

MODERATOR: CHE OSMOND, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong International Ltd

PRESENTERS:

Modern Advances in Mineral Exploration – Leveraging Technology in the Discovery of New Deposits.
JAMES GILBERTSON, Principal Exploration Geologist, SRK Exploration Services

Intelligent Exploration – Going Deeper with IP and EM
CHRIS NIND, Vice President – Business Development, Abitibi Geophysics / AGT / Nomad Geo Services

Geochemical Exploration for Buried Deposits.
RUSSELL BIRRELL, Principal Geochemist, GLOBEX Solutions

Geometallurgy – Introduction to a cross-discipline approach to mineral project evaluation.
CHE OSMOND, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong International Ltd

Examples of the use of Geotech airborne geophysical technologies in the exploration and study of various mineral deposits.
TIMUR KARSENOV, Deputy director, “KazGeoTech” LLP

Forecasting of sulfide mineralisation based on the results of electromagnetic sensing and induced polarisation.
YURI DAVYDENKO, CEO, Gelios


ROUNDTABLE: «MINING INDUSTRY 4.0: EDUCATION-RESEARCH- BUSINESS» / Sary Arka Hall 3 / FREE ENTRANCE

MODERATOR: PAVEL SHEVCHENKO, Project Manager. Mining Engineer, IMC Montan

PRESENTERS:

Mining, research and innovation – integration and feasibility of new solutions.
YULIA CHEREPANOVA, Project Engineer, Wardell Armstrong International

Future Skills for the Mining Sector – how to achieve ‘fit for purpose’, Industry driven training provision.
KATE TETLEY, International Manager, People 1st

Managing alertness and performance in operational settings.
IAN DUNICAN, Principal, Melius Consulting and Orbiz

PANEL DISCUSSION:

DR. MIKE ARMITAGE, Corporate Consultant, SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd. / Royal School of Mines
SERGEI SABANOV, Associate Professor, School of Mining and Geosciences, Nazarbayev University
GYOZO JORDAN, Associate Professor, Szent Istvan University


SESSION 7: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY ASPECTS OF MINING – CASES, TECHNOLOGIES, REGULATION / Sary Arka Hall 1 FREE ENTRANCE

MODERATOR: CARL WILLIAMS, Senior Environmental Engineer, SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.

PRESENTERS:

Considerations for the Future of Tailings Management.
STEPHEN WILSON, Director, Paterson & Cooke UK Ltd

Environmental, social, safety and governance matters of most interest to financiers.
JANE JOUGHIN, Corporate Consultant, SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.

Integration of an alertness system to the business operating system.
IAN DUNICAN, Principal, Melius Consulting and Orbiz

State of the art in mining environmental risk assessment and management. Solutions and Techniques in the European Union.
GYOZO JORDAN, Professor, Szent Istvan University

Low Carbon Mines: Renewable Energies in Current World Mining
ARNOLDUS VAN DEN HURK, Renewables and Mining Expert, R4Mining

Q&As
ASEM MANTAEVA, Director, Technological and Innovative Development Department, Ministry of investment and development of the Republic of Kazakhstan


ROUND TABLE: THE CODE ON SUBSOIL AND SUBSOIL USE OF KAZAKHSTAN Sary Arka Hall 1 / FREE ENTRANCE

Organiser: Ministry for Investments and Development

MODERATOR: RUSLAN BAIMISHEV, Director of the Subsoil Use Management Department, Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

PRESENTERS:

Keynote.
TIMUR TOKTABAYEV, Vice Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

GALINA BAYMAHANOVA, MP, Secretary of the Committee on Ecology and Nature Management, Majilis Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan

On the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan” On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”.
RUSLAN BAIMISHEV, Director of the Subsoil Use Management Department, Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Management program of the state mineral resource funds
AKBATYR NADYRBAYEV, Chairman, Committee of geology and subsoil use of Kazakhstan

Practical implementation of the provisions of the Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use” and by-laws
NIKOLAY RADOSTOVETS, Executive Director, Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises

Regulation of Mineral Extraction from the state-owned technogenic formations according to the Subsoil Code.
DIYAR YERESHEV, Managing Partner, Director for Legal Matters, Olympex Advisers LLP

Some questions related to the transitional period.
TIMUR ODILOV, Co-Founder, Haller Lomax LLP
History of subsoil use in Kazakhstan.

TOLEU SHENGELBAEV, Head of Subsoil use department, Kazakhmys
The second stage of PONEN development – intensification processes.

GEORGIY FREIMAN, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Professional Society of Independent Experts of the Subsurface Resources (PONEN)


Students from Nazarbayev University and East Kazakhstan State Technical University will take part in the second part of the Central Asian MineTech Mining challenges competition organised on 19 April at Sary Arka 3 from 9.30 am till 17.30 pm.

The awarding ceremony of the winners will be held at 6 pm in the Sary Arka 1 at the final part of the forum.


2nd Central Asian User Conference MICROMINE is taking place at Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Astana.

At the conference, MICROMINE experts from Australia and specialists from companies from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will share their experience in applying and implementing the GISM Micromine at various mining enterprises.

Information about the conference is available at http://minexasia.com/2018/en/konferentsiya-polzovatelej-micromine/ 


MINEX Central Asia forum 2018 materials 

The materials of the forum will be published on 10 May. For more information, see http://minexasia.com/2018/en/event-materials/


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