International Mining and Metallurgical Congress kicks off in Astana

AKIPRESS.COM – The VIII International Mining and Metallurgical Congress and the Astana Mining & Metallurgy Exhibition – AMM-2017 kicked off in Astana on May 25.

Minister for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Zhenis Kassymbek outlined the agenda of the AMM-2017 in his welcome letter to the delegates: “The Congress is intended to sum up the results of the two-year work on the draft new Code “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, to outline plans to encourage investments to the mining and metallurgical complex and to consider the possibility of introducing the most promising innovative products and technologies within the current world trend – “Industry 4.0.”

First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the Minister for Investments and Development Askar Mamin and Manager of the Astana International Financial Center Kairat Kelimbetova will present overview reports at the plenary session “Strategic drivers of growth for MMC”.

Problems and perspectives of the Industry through the prism of individual production companies will present Igor Finogenov, the President of Polymetal UK JSC, Nikola Popovich, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of KazZincHoldings LLP, Paramjit Calon, the General Director of Arcelor Mittal Temirtau JSC and Abdumalik Mirakhmedov, the General Director of ATK Holdings.

At the first session of the forum “Market Leaders. Development Strategy” initiated by the Ministry for Investment and Development, the heads of the major companies of the Industry, Industry Associations and foreign experts will discuss “Modernization 3.0” in the context of MMC, investment expectations and market trends. The agenda of the session includes presentations by Alik Aidarbayev, the First Vice-Minister for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nikolay Radostovets, Executive Director of the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises, Eldar Mammadov, the Chairman of the Board of KAZ Minerals…

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