Yesterday, on June 19, in Astana the 25th Anniversary World Mining Congress began its work. RESULTS of the 1st DAY.

More than 2,389 delegates from 50 countries, 368 author speakers from 37 countries, 58 associations, 79 universities, including the delegations from Australia, Austria, Canada, Norway and France participated in its work.

wmcAmong the leading speakers there were such honored guests as Dean McPherson, Head of Global Mining of Toronto Stock Exchange (Canada), Torsten Gerlach, Head of the Mining Technology Division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Germany), Jukka Maksimainen, Head of the Mining Division of McKinsey & Company, James Matcher, EY Head of Mining Industry in Africa and the leading expert on digitalization in the mining industry and many others.

The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin opened the solemn ceremony dedicated to the start of work of the 25th World Mining Congress.

The key thread through all the speeches was the slogan of Congress “Innovative superiority is a step forward on the way to the growth of the world mining industry”. The Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek delivered a speech at the plenary session. “For Kazakhstan, the mining and metallurgy complex plays an important role in the development of the country’s economy. This sector ranks second in the structure of the country's economy after the oil and gas industry. The basis of development of the MMC is a rich mineral and raw materials base. Kazakhstan takes the 6th place in the world in terms of natural resources reserves, the 10th in terms of the total volume of mineral raw materials production (without oil and gas) and the third place in terms of mineral extraction per capita. The industry is represented on the world market of copper, uranium, titanium, ferroalloys and polymetals and has a significant impact on the regional iron, coal and aluminum markets”, - he said.

The Minister also highlighted that an important initiative was the introduction at the end of last year of a new code on subsoil and subsoil use to move to the West Australian model. The new code introduces the best international practices in providing transparent and understandable methods of state regulation of the industry, access to geological information, harmonization of national standards with global ones. This document is aimed at attracting foreign investors, including junior enterprises, which, as world practice shows, open more than 60% of new deposits.

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The beginning of the 25th World Mining Congress 2018 (VIDEO)

June 19, 2018 in Astana, the official opening of several major industry events took place, among them: the 25th World Mining Congress, the 24th Central Asian International Exhibition "Mining Equipment, Mining and Processing of Minerals and Minerals - MiningWorld Central Asia 2018" and the 15th Kazakhstan International Exhibition Kazcomak 2018-Road and Industrial Construction, Communal Engineering.

We present to your attention a small video report from these events.

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Within the framework of the exhibition KIOGE 2018 will host a special event co-hosted by the Union of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan (KazService) and “Iteca” LLP

Within the framework of the exhibition KIOGE 2018 will host a special event co-hosted by the Union of Oilfield Service Companies of Kazakhstan (KazService) and “Iteca” LLP.

Participants of the KIOGE exhibition will have a unique opportunity to meet in a B2B format with representatives of procurement departments and the departments for working with the subcontracting companies of the general contractors already involved the Future Growth Project of the Tengiz field and Karachaganak expansion project.

The future expansion of the Tengiz field project by Tengizchevroil (FGP, TCO) is one of the largest investment projects in Kazakhstan over the past 10 years. The budget of the project is more than 37 billion dollars. At the end of May 2018, 4 main contracts were signed: Area 51, Pipelines, 3GI and 3GP. The main contractors were GATE (GAMA-Tekfen), Bonatti, Velesstroy, Senimdi Kurylys (Bechtel-ENKA) and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC).

The Karachaganak expansion project by Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (PRK-1, KPO), is being implemented on the territory of an already existing facility and includes several work fronts (dehydration facilities, gas injection compressors, modifications on existing equipment, installation of collection systems and well sites). Among major contractors involved there are such companies as: SICIM, AksayGasService, KIOS.

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Actual issues of the oil and gas sector to be discussed at KIOGE 2018 exhibition and conference

In the period from September 26 to September 28, 2018, one of the most important industry events in the oil and gas sector will be held in Almaty - exhibition and conference "Oil and Gas - KIOGE 2018", in which the largest Kazakhstan and International industry players take part.

kiogeThe purpose of the event is to highlight and discuss issues and current topics of Kazakhstan's oil and gas industry, introduce smart technologies, and digitize oil production processes.

On the eve of the exhibition, an important event of this year was signing of Memorandum of Cooperation between “Kazakhstan Association of Oil and Gas and Energy Complex “KAZENERGY” and Kazakhstan exhibition company “ITECA”, which took place in early March 2018 in Astana.

It is to be recall that the organizers of two key oil and gas events: KAZENERGY Forum and KIOGE exhibition and conferences decided to hold the events every two years.

In 2017 310 companies from 20 countries took part in the exposition, namely: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, UAE, India, Iran, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, China, the Netherlands, Poland, Korea, Russia, the United States, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Japan.

The conference was attended by 593 delegates and 28 speakers, relying on last year experience, the organisers expect the number of participants to increase significantly this year.

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World Mining Congress 2018: a driver for developing mining industry in Kazakhstan

There is less than two weeks left before the start of the key world event in the mining and metallurgical industry - the 25th World Mining Congress, which will be held in Astana.

wmcSuch a large-scale event of world significance will be held for the first time not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the territory of the CIS. This underlines the authority of Kazakhstan in the global mining and metallurgical industry.

The Organizing Committee of the WMC-2018 together with AGMP prepared a brief overview of the industry and trends of the MMI.

Kazakhstan has a rich mineral resource base: there are 99 elements of the periodic table, 85 large and 79 medium-sized MMI enterprises in the country.

Review of trends. Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical sector.

According to experts’ forecasts, in the coming years the mining industry of Kazakhstan expects a steady growth, supported by a rise in prices for base metals, as well as legislative transformations implemented in 2017.

The Code “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, adopted in late 2017, corresponds to the best world practice: the document provides for the introduction of an international system of accounting standards, simplifies the procedures for obtaining subsoil use rights, and introduces the world’s best practices in administration.

The long-term growth of the sector will be supported by the rise in demand for metals and growing internal demand.

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InterFood Astana creates a platform for communication of all participants of the food industry

Traditionally, the 20th Kazakhstan International Exhibition for Food Industry InterFood Astana 2018 will be held in Astana at the international exhibition center “Korme” on May 29-31, 2018. The event is organized by Iteca together with its international partner ITE Group Plc (UK).

interfoodMore than 80 companies from eleven countries of the world, such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, confirmed their participation in this year’s exhibition InterFood Astana.

More than 27% of exhibitors are Kazakhstan companies representing almost all regions of the republic, 20% - representatives of the entities of the Russian Federation, 12% - of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, further – the companies from Belarus, Uzbekistan and Korea.

For the first time, the Agency for Restructuring of Agricultural Enterprises of Uzbekistan and the Agency for Promotion and Protection of Investments of the Kyrgyz Republic participate in the exhibition InterFood Astana.

The exposition will display confectionery and bakery equipment, refrigeration and trade equipment, equipment for processing of fruit and vegetables. In addition, confectionery, fat-and-oil and macaroni products, sausages and meat products, preserves, juices, jams will be presented.

Also in the exposition there are companies supplying spices, ingredients, snacks and dried fruit.

In the “Packaging” section modern packaging technologies, equipment and materials for both large and small industries, as well as filling and packaging lines for trade and public catering enterprises will be presented.

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The 25th Jubilee World Mining Congress 2018 will be held in Kazakhstan

On June 19th-21st, 2018, the city of Astana will be hosting the 25th Jubilee World Mining Congress. Kazakhstan will be the first country among the CIS states to hold an event of such significant international importance.

wmcThe World Mining Congress is the largest and most appreciable gathering of the mining and metallurgical industry (WMC). It was first held in Warsaw (Poland) in 1958, and since then it has been taking place every 2-3 years. The WMC brings together specialists and scientists of many countries who work in the development of the solid minerals deposits. In the entire history of the Congress, the number of the participating countries has increased from 10 to 49 and continues to grow.

The Congress of 2018 will be marked with three anniversary dates: 60 years since the foundation of the WMC, the 25th Jubilee WMC session and the 20th birthday of the capital city of Astana.

Kazakhstan has been chosen to be the platform to hold the 25th Anniversary Congress not coincidentally – the resources of our country constitute a rich mineral and raw material base - represented by 99 elements of the periodic table, 70 of which have already been explored, and over 60 are actively produced. Kazakhstan is in the top ten world miners of aluminum ores; it is endowed with the CIS third-largest iron ore reserves, and is outdone only by Australia in the uranium production. Our country is consistently ranked in the list of the countries rich with the copper ores. Annually Kazakhstan produces over 100 million tons of coal. Products of the national MMI enterprises are exported to Japan, South Korea, USA, Canada, Russia, China and EU states.

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