|10.00 – 11.30||SESSION 1: KEY CHALLENGES, PROSPECTS AND CHANGE DRIVERS IN THE MINING INDUSTRY – FOCUS ON CENTRAL ASIA||Sary Arka Hall 1|
|· Key risks in 2018-19.
· Metals and materials of the future. Impact on changing mining and metals industries.
· Changes in the national policy of producers and consumers of mining products – world trends.
· Digital revolution in mining.
· Changes in the role of human resources in the automatization of mining sector.
|Moderator: MIKE BEARE, Director and Corporate Consultant, SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd.|
|10:00||TIMUR TOKTABAYEV, Vice Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan|
|10:15||Green and sustainable extractive sector: Kazakhstan and broader perspective.
Agris Preimanis, Director for Kazakhstan, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
|10:30||The main vectors for further regulatory mining reform in Kazakhstan.
MAXIM KONONOV, Deputy Executive Director, Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
|10:45||Kyzyl – Project greenfield establishment.
Kenbeyil Isayev, Technical Director, LLC “Bakyrchik Mining Venture” (Polymetal International)
|11:00||Global Mineral Resource and Valuation Reporting Standards – their Evolution, Convergence and Effectiveness.
MATTHEW MULLINS, Director, Tecoma Strategies / Chairman, SAMCODES Standards Committee
|11:15||Perceptions of political risk in Central Asia.
Livia Paggi, Head of Political Risk, GPW