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17 March

PRE-FORUM Master classesAstana Park Inn Hotel 

Pre-forum Master Classes offering a platform for technical learning and skills development

17.03.2015
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
JORC – A NEW APPROACH TO ESTIMATING KAZAKHSTAN MINERAL RESERVES
Time: 09:30 – 11:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Aim: To provide a forum for Kazakh (and other) geologists to have access to experienced international “Competent” Persons

Structure: The experts will present practical examples of resource / reserve assessments (coal and for mineral deposits) and respond to participants’ questions and comments

Organiser:IMC Montan
09:30 - Welcome & Introduction - Master class: JORC – a New approach to estimating Kazakhstan Mineral Reserves
Speaker Photo John Bacharach

IMC Montan
Director
09:35 - JORC 2012 and Coal Reserve & Resource Assessments in Kazakhstan and other CIS Countries
Speaker Photo Dr Hakan Arden

DMT Consulting Ltd
Coal Geologist, Senior Project Manager
09:55 - Case Study – Mineral Resources and Reserves
Speaker Photo Pavel Kushnarev

IMC Montan
Head of Geological Modeling Group
10:15 - Q&As
 
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
ARCHITECTURE OF FINANCING MINING PROJECTS: TECHNICAL AND NONTECHNICAL CRITERIA OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Organiser:Wardell Armstrong Group (WAI)
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Julia Boiko

Wardell Armstrong Russia
BSc, Dip(Env), MBA, General Director
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Yerlan Ramazanov

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Principal Banker, Energy and Natural Resources Russia and Central Asia
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Damir Sukhov

KPMG in Russia и CIS
Associate Director, Corporate Finance
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Arman Akhanov

KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Manager
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
FIVE TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF MINING PROJECTS
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Short description:

Project management plays key factor for improvement of the domestic mining industry in current process of global convergence of management and control systems. The fact that mining projects have proven to be the most difficult to manage, requiring not only a deep understanding of the subject, but equally developed competencies in the field of project management. Master Class aims to provide a general understanding of the success of the subsoil use project management, paying attention to the stress management issues and illustrating standardized processes and tools used effectively in the world. The audience will have an opportunity in an interactive format and under coach guidance to identify project stakeholders, to form a hierarchical structure of the projects, to assess the risks. During the master class, presenter will showcase project management experiences at several Kazakhstan mining companies including TOO "Corporation" Kazakhmys, ENRC, Kazakhaltyn, Kostanay minerals, Antal and others.

Organiser: Central-Asian Mining Union

Master class: Five Tips for effective management of mining projects.
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsekhovoy

Central-Asian Mining Union
President
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 15:30 – 16:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
UNLOCKING THE POWER OF 3D GEOLOGICAL MODELING TO FACILITATE THE INVESTMENT PROCESS AND MORE EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE TO STAKEHOLDERS
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Short description:

To effectively engage Equity and Debt investors, the mining project owner needs to effectively communicate the business case of their asset.  As an investor, you need to understand the underlying risks of an asset.  This master class will demonstrate how the new generation of 3D modeling methods is dramatically improving the investment process for project owner, investor and stakeholders.  This includes:  1. Improving transparency and enabling fast and effective asset due diligence. 2. Providing the highest quality communication to potential equity and debt investors. 3. Powerful visualisation and communication to stakeholders to help secure the social license to operate.  

Organiser: Aranz Geo Limited

Speaker Photo Dr Thomas Krom

Aranz Geo Limited
Vice President - EMENA
NETWORKING DRINKS
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel

18 March

FORUM, Day 1 – Radisson Astana Hotel

18.03.2015
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
KEYNOTES OPENING REMARKS
Time: 09:30 – 10:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
09:30 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Dr Carolyn Browne

British Embassy Astana
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan
09:35 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Paul Myler

Australian Embassy
Australia’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and concurrently to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus
09:40 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Shavkat Bobozoda

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan
Minister
09:50 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Asset Issekeshev

Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Minister of Investment and Development
SESSION 1: MINING INDUSTRY IN CENTRAL ASIA – GLOBAL CHALLENGES VS LOCAL PERSPECTIVES
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Uncertainty as “new norm” for developing mining business.
  • Metals market overview of historical metal markets trends compared and contrasted with current market conditions and forecasts.
  • Mining industry - risk or opportunity for economy? Analysis of statistics for the past and strategies for the future.
  • What is the role of mining industry for creating growth, attracting investment and creating jobs in Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy Nurly Zhol (Path to the future)?
  • Kazakhstan’s national business transformation program – objectives and development stages.
  • Political support of the mining business in Kazakhstan and business ethics.
  • Comparative analysis of mining strategies implemented in Australia, Norway and Canada to ensure base for sustainable economic development, innovation and growth.   
  • Raw materials security and overview of the ongoing policy dialogues with Central Asian States on raw materials supply and their joint development – EU, Asia, North America, Australia, Russia perspective.
  • The Eurasian Economic Union – what are emerging opportunities for wide cross-border cooperation, trade and investment in the mining and metals sector? 
Organiser:KPMG
Moderator
Speaker Photo Vasily Savin

KPMG
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance in Kazakhstan
10:00 - Metal markets overview: past and present trends
Speaker Photo John Kallaway

KPMG
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance Russia and CIS
10:15 - Attracting investment to the mining industry as a key indicator of future growth in the mineral resources in the Republic of Tajikistan
Speaker Photo Bakhtiyor Sharipov

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan
Head of the Department of Mines and precious metals
10:30 - Factors of attractiveness of the investment climate in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Kairat Karmanov

National Export and Investment Agency “KAZNEX INVEST” JSC
Deputy Chairman
10:45 - The Eurasian Economic Union – what are emerging opportunities for wide cross-border cooperation, trade and investment in the mining and metals sector?
Speaker Photo Nikolay Radostovets

Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Executive Director
11:00 - Overview of comparative study of the mining tax regime for mineral exploitation in Kazakhstan together with general elements for successful mining tax collection administration.
Speaker Photo Boubacar Bocoum

World Bank
Lead Mining specialist, Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division
11:10 - Selected future demand trends as stimulation to mining investments
Speaker Photo Ralph Nowak

Bryanston CIS
Managing Director
11:20 - Political support of the mining business in Kazakhstan and business ethics
Speaker Photo Julia Boiko

Wardell Armstrong Russia
BSc, Dip(Env), MBA, General Director
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:30 – 11:50
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 2: REGULATORY CHANGES AND BUSINESS PROSPECTS IN THE MINING SECTOR IN KAZAKHSTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN
Time: 11:50 – 13:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

 

11:50 – 12:30     Kazakhstan outlook

  • Implementation of the new Law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Country on Mineral Resources" and development of Kazakhstan’s Mining Code Concept.
  • What are the expectations in Mining and International investment community on the impact of Kazakhstan’s new subsoil legislation for enhancing their ability to attract investments, improve experiences in mining licence application process, mitigate political risks and ensure the security of their tenure?

12:30 – 13:00    Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic outlook            

  • Mining Industry performance review and growth indicators in Kyrgyzstan
  • Mining Industry performance review and growth indicators in Tajikistan
  • Examining the regulatory context in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic: what does it mean for mining project developments?

 

Moderator
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsekhovoy

Central-Asian Mining Union
President
11:50 - Priorities for the development of the geological industry and exploration program in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015-2019 period
Speaker Photo Akbatyr Nadyrbaev

Committee of Geology and Subsoil Ministry of Investment and Development Republic of Kazakhstan
Deputy Chairman
11:55 - The introduction of the Australian method for granting subsoil use rights in Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Timur Toktabaev

Subsoil Use Department, Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan
Director
12:10 - Key amendments to the Subsoil Use Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The new draft Code "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use".
Speaker Photo Maxim Telemtayev

White & Case Kazakhstan LLP
Managing Partner (Kazakhstan)
12:25 - The modern role of the mining sector in the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Speaker Photo Ulanbek Ryskulov

State agency on Geology and Mineral resources under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Deputy Director
12:40 - A review of regulatory and legal changes in the mineral resources management of the Republic of Tajikistan
Speaker Photo Abdusalom Makhmadaliev

Main Department of Geology under the government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Deputy Head
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
SESSION 3: MINING LEADERS – EMBRACING NEW ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AND REALITIES
Time: 14:00 – 14:45
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

Leading mining companies operating in Central Asia will present their strategies and plans in 2015 / 16 to sustain growth and in challenging market environment. 

Discussion: Business transformation – Adapting to challenging conditions and ensuing growth 

  • Challenging times provide impetus for change. Is the mining industry in Central Asia ready for transformation? What are the key performance metrics of a modern successful mining business?
  • Growing top-tier mining businesses in Central Asia – what are the potentials?
  • Emerging from challenging environment into world class mining leader – what are the global success stories and what can be learnt from them? 
Moderator
Speaker Photo Tony Thornton

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
General Director
14:00 - Kyzyl: A Fresh Approach to Project Development
Speaker Photo Vitaly Nesis

Polymetal International Plc
Group CEO
14:15 - Investing in Growth
Speaker Photo Jeremy Allen

KAZ Minerals – Bozshakol and Aktogay Operations
General Director
14:30 - "Tau-Ken Samruk": development prospects"
Speaker Photo Kylyshbek Izbaskhanov

JSC "National Mining Company "Tau-Ken Samruk"
Vice Chairman of the Board on a production
DISCUSSION: BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION – ADAPTING TO CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AND ENSUING GROWTH
Time: 14:45 – 15:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Challenging times provide impetus for change. Is the mining industry in Central Asia ready for transformation? What are the key performance metrics of a modern successful mining business?
  • Growing top-tier mining businesses in Central Asia – what are the potentials?
  • Emerging from challenging environment into world class mining leader – what are the global success stories and what can be learnt from them? 

Panellists:

Moderator
Speaker Photo Tony Thornton

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
General Director
Speaker Photo Vitaly Nesis

Polymetal International Plc
Group CEO
Speaker Photo Jeremy Allen

KAZ Minerals – Bozshakol and Aktogay Operations
General Director
Speaker Photo Kylyshbek Izbaskhanov

JSC "National Mining Company "Tau-Ken Samruk"
Vice Chairman of the Board on a production
Speaker Photo Sergey Kiselev

McKinsey Kazakhstan
Principal, Astana Office
COFFEE BREAK 
Time: 15:15 – 15:45
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 4: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPING MINERAL DEPOSITS IN KAZAKHSTAN – ISL TECHNOLOGY
Time: 15:45 – 17:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Borehole technology - a more efficient solution for prospecting, exploring and developing deposits of minerals and groundwater.
  • Water supply of industrial and civil objects using innovative technologies and case-studies.
  • The use of borehole situ leaching for uranium deposits development in Kazakhstan and Russia.
  • The role of the state and subsoil users in the implementation of innovative technologies.
  • New opportunities and prospects for cooperation between enterprises of the mining industry on the implementation of borehole technologies within the Eurasian Economic Union.
Organiser:RUSBURMASH
Moderator
Speaker Photo Vadim Martynenko

Rusburmash
Deputy General Director for Geology
15:45 - Experience of work on the water supply of industrial and civil projects using innovative technologies in Russia's regions.
Speaker Photo Sofijа Krasnyh

RUSBURMASH
Chief hydrogeologist
16:00 - Expansion of the national mineral resource base through innovative geotechnology.
Speaker Photo Aleksey Rudenko

RUSBURMASH
Principal Geotechnical Expert
16:15 - In-situ leaching - the advanced solution for minerals extraction in the 21st century
Speaker Photo Baurzhan Duisebayev

JSC NAC Kazatomprom
Head of Science Coordination Division
16:30 - Working off of a field by method of underground leaching with application of borehole technologies
Speaker Photo Baurzhan Ibrayev

Limited Liability partnership "Mining company "ORTALYK"
General director
16:45 - Borehole Geophysics for the evaluation of petrophysical rock properties and hydraulics in mining projects
Speaker Photo Wolfram Felfer

Fugro Austria GmbH
Managing Director, Wireline Logging Services Manager Africa, Caspian, Europe
17:00 - Prospective type of sedimentary gold deposits for UWL
Speaker Photo Pavel Mukhin

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd
Principal Consultant (Geology & Exploration)
TECHNICAL BREAK
Time: 17:15 – 17:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

(changing panellists)

BUSINESS PODIUM – COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue:Sary Arka 2
16:00 - RopeCon as a solution for materials handling
Speaker Photo Holger Krohmer

Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH
Sales & Project Engineer
16:20 - Sprung Instant Structures for the MINING Industry
Speaker Photo Alex Patrakov

Sprung Instant Structures Ltd.
Vice-president of the Eurasian Operations
16:40 - Our World is Magnetic ! ! !
Speaker Photo Geraldo Pinto

GEM Systems Inc.
International Business Development Manager
17:00 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Tipper

SkyTEM Airborne Surveys
International Business Development
17:10 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Dr Boris Geldyyev

Center for Remote Sensing and GIS “Terra”
General director
17:20 - Outotec HIGmill™ – High intensity grinding at its finest
Speaker Photo Mattias Åstholm

Outotec
Technology Manager HIGmill
17:40 - Advanced Separation Technologies for Ores and Minerals
Speaker Photo Dr.-Ing. Oliver Pikhard

RHEWUM GmbH
Head of Technical Center
SESSION 5: A ROAD MAP FOR DEVELOPING RAW MATERIALS BASE IN KAZAKHSTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA – EXPLORATION STRATEGIES, FUNDING OPTIONS, RISKS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Review of the reserves and resources base in Central Asia and where the growth is expected?
  • How is value created in mining and why is exploration even more relevant today?
  • What is the interest of the State in developing exploration and mining across Central Asia?
  • Exploration strategies - managing risks and expectations. Project experiences and lessons learnt.
  • Comparative analysis of the processes and procedures for granting of mining and exploration licences and guaranteeing the security of tenure in Central Asia’s key mining countries.
  • Funding exploration - what makes mining project ideal for investors?
  • Effective approaches to the development of mineral projects/resource base. 
  • Managing environmental and social risks in mining projects – a Central Asia perspective. 
Moderator
Speaker Photo John Bacharach

IMC Montan
Director
17:30 - Why is there a lack of quality mining projects in Central Asia and is this going to change soon?
Speaker Photo Pavel Shevchenko

IMC Montan
Project Manager
17:45 - Mining industry - risk or opportunity for economy? Analysis of statistics for the past and strategies for the future
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsoy

CSA Global Pty Ltd
Regional Manager - CIS
18:00 - Effective approaches to the development of mineral projects/resource base.
Speaker Photo Pavel Kushnarev

IMC Montan
Head of Geological Modeling Group
18:15 - New landscapes and lakes - Mine Closure Procedure
Speaker Photo Dr. Uta Alisch

Fugro Consult GmbH
Managing Director
18:30 - Managing environmental and social risks in mining projects
Speaker Photo Ivan Maximov

SRK Consulting
Principal Environmental Consultant
DISCUSSION: WHY IS THERE A LACK OF QUALITY MINING PROJECTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND IS THIS GOING TO CHANGE SOON?
Time: 18:45 – 19:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
DRINKS AND NETWORKING
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2

19 March

FORUM, Day 2 – Radisson Astana Hotel

19.03.2015
WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 6: DEVELOPING MINING BUSINESSES AND PROJECTS ACROSS CENTRAL ASIA
Time: 09:30 – 11:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

Presentation of mining and investment projects across Central Asia. 

Moderator
Speaker Photo Phil Newall

Wardell Armstrong International Ltd
Managing Director
09:30 - The role of “Kazgeology” JSC in improving the efficiency of mineral resources base development in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Berikbol Khamzin

JSC "Kazgeology" national exploration company"
Chief Geologist
09:45 - From Opportunity to Execution – The next steps in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Hodgkinson

Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Inc.
Director
10:00 - Iluka Resources in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Alison Morley

Iluka Resources
Country Manager - Kazakhstan
10:15 - Raygorodok LLP – growing gold producer in Akmola region, RK
Speaker Photo Serik Syzdykov

Raygorodok LLP
General Director
10:30 - Airborne geophysical surveys in Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Said Sultanov

KazGeoTech
General Director
10:35 - Airborne geophysical surveys in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Alexander Prikhodko

Geotech Ltd., Canada
Manager of Data Interpretation
10:45 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Tipper

SkyTEM Airborne Surveys
International Business Development
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 7: KEY SOURCES OF FINANCE AND CAPITAL FOR DEVELOPING MINING PROJECTS IN CENTRAL ASIA
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • New trends in sources of funding for mining projects in Central Asia (e.g. off-take and royalty financing) as opposed to bank project financing.
  • What are current investment criteria in terms of project quality, risks and are the international investors finding suitable project in Central Asia? Ways to address issues and mitigate risks.
  • Other viable sources of funding not currently tapped into. Syndicate financing? Islamic Financing? State co-funding. Emerging Asia’s role and involvement in projects in Central Asia
  • Perspectives on the different levels of risk appetite following shifts in the commodity market.
  • Changes in investor sentiment from institutional investors to private equity.
  • What is the impact of the ongoing geopolitical and economic pressures on ability of the mining companies to raise funds for developing new projects and CAPEX? 
  • What are the prospects of raising capital for mining projects on the international exchanges?
  • Trend towards alternative (e.g. off-take and royalty financing) as opposed to bank project financing.
Organiser:Bryanston Resources
Moderator
Speaker Photo Stefan Scholz

ScholzvonGleich
Managing Partner
11:30 - Project financing leveraged by distribution markets
Speaker Photo Fabian Kroeher

Bryanston Resources AG
Director
11:45 - Financing mining opportunities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Speaker Photo Yerlan Ramazanov

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Principal Banker, Energy and Natural Resources Russia and Central Asia
12:00 - The Mining complex - one of the priorities of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Duman Aubakirov

Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Managing Director
12:15 - Raising International Capital to Finance Growth
Speaker Photo Ayuna Nechaeva

London Stock Exchange
Senior Manager – Emerging Markets, Equity Primary Markets
12:30 - Legal and Formal aspects of fundraising in the London Market
Speaker Photo Robert Wieder

Bryan Cave LLP
Partner
12:45 - Securing mining funding on the capital markets – current trends
Speaker Photo Stefan Scholz

ScholzvonGleich
Managing Partner
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
SESSION 8: DEVELOPING MINERAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE PRACTICES AND REPORTING STANDARDS
Time: 14:00 – 15:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Geo Data as a key information source for multi-sector economic development, prospectivity mapping and mineral valuation.
  • Existing Minerals supply chains and variability of information sources, public data and reporting standards across Central Asia.
  • How widespread is the use of computerised geological modelling in mine planning these days?
  • Benefits of aligned international resource reporting codes and prospects for Kazakhstan’s for accession to CRIRSCO International Mineral Reporting System.
Moderator
Speaker Photo Nikolai Yenshin

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
Business Development Director, Mining Engineer
14:00 - Development of geological information systems and ensuring its availability
Speaker Photo Ruslan Baimishev

Republican center for geological information KazGeoInfrom, Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan
Chief
14:15 - Resource Estimation - code or quality?
Speaker Photo Dr Thomas Krom

Aranz Geo Limited
Vice President - EMENA
14:20 - Resource Estimation - code or quality?
Speaker Photo Inna Popova

Aranz Geo Limited
Project Geologist
14:30 - Best Practices in the Generation of a Coal Resource Estimate.
Speaker Photo David Lawrence

SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
Principal Consultant (Coal Geologist)
14:45 - Investment in exploration computer technologies
Speaker Photo Dr. Andrey Kharlashin

RJC
Director of Geology
15:00 - Assessment criteria of mineral deposits – Investor fact sheet
Speaker Photo Kulbaram Urazova

Fugro Consult GmbH
Senior Consultant
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 15:15 – 15:45
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 9: EXTRACTING MORE FOR LESS - EMBRACING INNOVATION AND IMPROVING OPERATIONS
Time: 15:45 – 17:40
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Changing strategies and operational practices to make mining operations more efficient.
  • What are the changes in terms of improving equipment productivity towards global best practice?
  • How well are costs understood when considering new strategies and operational practices?
  • Improving efficiencies – the role of process audit. 
Moderator
Speaker Photo Mike Hallewell

SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd
Business Development Manager
15:45 - Risk mitigation in implementation of technological and innovative projects in mining industry
Speaker Photo Victor Glushko

Outotec Kazakhstan
General Manager
16:00 - Innovation in order to survive. Survival tactics and thinking outside of box to improve productivity
Speaker Photo Alexey Strikha

"Metso (Kazakhstan)" LLP
Regional Director Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
16:15 - Modern communication technologies for mine optimisation
Speaker Photo Sergei Sabanov

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd
Principal Consultant/Project Manager (Mining Engineering)
16:30 - Tools for reduce the costs of production of mining companies operating in the economic conditions today.
Speaker Photo Valeriy Machulov

Modular Mining Systems EurAsia, Ltd.
Strategic director
16:45 - Processing of Potash ore
Speaker Photo Stanislav Titkov

Stock Co. Ltd "VNII Galurgy" - Research and Development institute
Deputy of Director General for Research
16:45 - Processing of potash ore
Speaker Photo Vyacheslav Paraska

Galurgy Institute
Director General
17:00 - Improving Efficiencies – The Role of Process Audits
Speaker Photo Mike Hallewell

SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd
Business Development Manager
17:15 - Comparing traditional and televiewer methods of structural data collection: Case Studies
Speaker Photo Karl Llewelyn

SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
Geotechnical Engineer
17:30 - A Few Steps To Lean Production in open pit mining
Speaker Photo Ruslan Sevostyanov

Wardell Armstrong International LLP - Kazakhstan
General Director
TECHNICAL BREAK
Time: 17:40 – 17:50
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

(changing panellists)

SESSION 10: CURRENT ISSUES OF LOCAL CONTENT FOR SUBSOIL USERS
Time: 17:50 – 18:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

  Discussion organised with support of:  The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises

  • Are there sufficient skills, materials and technologies in Central Asia and what affect will the skills shortage seen globally have on local operations?
  • Update on local content legislation and compliance guidelines in the mining industry in Kazakhstan and emerging opportunities for technology transfer.
  • Review of procurement activities and practices across mineral resources industry in Kazakhstan.
  • Procurement of new mining machines and materials in Central Asia – showcases of proactive approach to country-entry strategies implemented by international tandems.
Moderator
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
17:50 - Session 10 Moderator - Introduction. Developing local content programs in today’s supercompetitive mining landscape
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
17:55 - Current issues of local content for subsoil users.
Speaker Photo Kairat Bekturgenev

"National Agency for the development of local content NADLoC»
Chairman of the Board
18:05 - The reform of the exchange laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Serik Kamely

Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Director, Trade Regulation Department
18:15 - Commodity Exchange procurement platform for subsoil users.
Speaker Photo Elnar Nadyrgaliev

"Commodity Exchange" Caspy"
Chairman of the Board of Directors
18:25 - Local content development experience at the "Corporation "Kazakhmys".
Speaker Photo Rinat Berikbolov

"Corporation" Kazakhmys"
Head of Development of Kazakhstan content
18:35 - Closing remarks and session resolution.
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
GALA DINNER
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
Theme:
  • Networking and informal peer-to-peer discussion opportunities
  • Entertainment program
  • Presentation of the 4th Central Asian Mining Photography Awards “Prospector. Miner. Metallurgist”

All Days

17.03.2015
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
JORC – A NEW APPROACH TO ESTIMATING KAZAKHSTAN MINERAL RESERVES
Time: 09:30 – 11:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Aim: To provide a forum for Kazakh (and other) geologists to have access to experienced international “Competent” Persons

Structure: The experts will present practical examples of resource / reserve assessments (coal and for mineral deposits) and respond to participants’ questions and comments

Organiser:IMC Montan
09:30 - Welcome & Introduction - Master class: JORC – a New approach to estimating Kazakhstan Mineral Reserves
Speaker Photo John Bacharach

IMC Montan
Director
09:35 - JORC 2012 and Coal Reserve & Resource Assessments in Kazakhstan and other CIS Countries
Speaker Photo Dr Hakan Arden

DMT Consulting Ltd
Coal Geologist, Senior Project Manager
09:55 - Case Study – Mineral Resources and Reserves
Speaker Photo Pavel Kushnarev

IMC Montan
Head of Geological Modeling Group
10:15 - Q&As
 
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
ARCHITECTURE OF FINANCING MINING PROJECTS: TECHNICAL AND NONTECHNICAL CRITERIA OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Organiser:Wardell Armstrong Group (WAI)
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Julia Boiko

Wardell Armstrong Russia
BSc, Dip(Env), MBA, General Director
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Yerlan Ramazanov

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Principal Banker, Energy and Natural Resources Russia and Central Asia
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Damir Sukhov

KPMG in Russia и CIS
Associate Director, Corporate Finance
Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Speaker Photo Arman Akhanov

KPMG in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Manager
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
FIVE TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF MINING PROJECTS
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Short description:

Project management plays key factor for improvement of the domestic mining industry in current process of global convergence of management and control systems. The fact that mining projects have proven to be the most difficult to manage, requiring not only a deep understanding of the subject, but equally developed competencies in the field of project management. Master Class aims to provide a general understanding of the success of the subsoil use project management, paying attention to the stress management issues and illustrating standardized processes and tools used effectively in the world. The audience will have an opportunity in an interactive format and under coach guidance to identify project stakeholders, to form a hierarchical structure of the projects, to assess the risks. During the master class, presenter will showcase project management experiences at several Kazakhstan mining companies including TOO "Corporation" Kazakhmys, ENRC, Kazakhaltyn, Kostanay minerals, Antal and others.

Organiser: Central-Asian Mining Union

Master class: Five Tips for effective management of mining projects.
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsekhovoy

Central-Asian Mining Union
President
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 15:30 – 16:00
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
UNLOCKING THE POWER OF 3D GEOLOGICAL MODELING TO FACILITATE THE INVESTMENT PROCESS AND MORE EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE TO STAKEHOLDERS
Time: 16:00 – 17:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
Theme:

Short description:

To effectively engage Equity and Debt investors, the mining project owner needs to effectively communicate the business case of their asset.  As an investor, you need to understand the underlying risks of an asset.  This master class will demonstrate how the new generation of 3D modeling methods is dramatically improving the investment process for project owner, investor and stakeholders.  This includes:  1. Improving transparency and enabling fast and effective asset due diligence. 2. Providing the highest quality communication to potential equity and debt investors. 3. Powerful visualisation and communication to stakeholders to help secure the social license to operate.  

Organiser: Aranz Geo Limited

Speaker Photo Dr Thomas Krom

Aranz Geo Limited
Vice President - EMENA
NETWORKING DRINKS
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Venue:Astana Park Inn Hotel
18.03.2015
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
KEYNOTES OPENING REMARKS
Time: 09:30 – 10:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
09:30 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Dr Carolyn Browne

British Embassy Astana
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan
09:35 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Paul Myler

Australian Embassy
Australia’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and concurrently to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus
09:40 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Shavkat Bobozoda

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan
Minister
09:50 - Keynote speech
Speaker Photo Asset Issekeshev

Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Minister of Investment and Development
SESSION 1: MINING INDUSTRY IN CENTRAL ASIA – GLOBAL CHALLENGES VS LOCAL PERSPECTIVES
Time: 10:00 – 11:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Uncertainty as “new norm” for developing mining business.
  • Metals market overview of historical metal markets trends compared and contrasted with current market conditions and forecasts.
  • Mining industry - risk or opportunity for economy? Analysis of statistics for the past and strategies for the future.
  • What is the role of mining industry for creating growth, attracting investment and creating jobs in Kazakhstan’s New Economic Policy Nurly Zhol (Path to the future)?
  • Kazakhstan’s national business transformation program – objectives and development stages.
  • Political support of the mining business in Kazakhstan and business ethics.
  • Comparative analysis of mining strategies implemented in Australia, Norway and Canada to ensure base for sustainable economic development, innovation and growth.   
  • Raw materials security and overview of the ongoing policy dialogues with Central Asian States on raw materials supply and their joint development – EU, Asia, North America, Australia, Russia perspective.
  • The Eurasian Economic Union – what are emerging opportunities for wide cross-border cooperation, trade and investment in the mining and metals sector? 
Organiser:KPMG
Moderator
Speaker Photo Vasily Savin

KPMG
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance in Kazakhstan
10:00 - Metal markets overview: past and present trends
Speaker Photo John Kallaway

KPMG
Partner, Head of Corporate Finance Russia and CIS
10:15 - Attracting investment to the mining industry as a key indicator of future growth in the mineral resources in the Republic of Tajikistan
Speaker Photo Bakhtiyor Sharipov

Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan
Head of the Department of Mines and precious metals
10:30 - Factors of attractiveness of the investment climate in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Kairat Karmanov

National Export and Investment Agency “KAZNEX INVEST” JSC
Deputy Chairman
10:45 - The Eurasian Economic Union – what are emerging opportunities for wide cross-border cooperation, trade and investment in the mining and metals sector?
Speaker Photo Nikolay Radostovets

Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Executive Director
11:00 - Overview of comparative study of the mining tax regime for mineral exploitation in Kazakhstan together with general elements for successful mining tax collection administration.
Speaker Photo Boubacar Bocoum

World Bank
Lead Mining specialist, Oil, Gas and Mining Policy Division
11:10 - Selected future demand trends as stimulation to mining investments
Speaker Photo Ralph Nowak

Bryanston CIS
Managing Director
11:20 - Political support of the mining business in Kazakhstan and business ethics
Speaker Photo Julia Boiko

Wardell Armstrong Russia
BSc, Dip(Env), MBA, General Director
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:30 – 11:50
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 2: REGULATORY CHANGES AND BUSINESS PROSPECTS IN THE MINING SECTOR IN KAZAKHSTAN, TAJIKISTAN AND KYRGYZSTAN
Time: 11:50 – 13:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

 

11:50 – 12:30     Kazakhstan outlook

  • Implementation of the new Law "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Country on Mineral Resources" and development of Kazakhstan’s Mining Code Concept.
  • What are the expectations in Mining and International investment community on the impact of Kazakhstan’s new subsoil legislation for enhancing their ability to attract investments, improve experiences in mining licence application process, mitigate political risks and ensure the security of their tenure?

12:30 – 13:00    Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic outlook            

  • Mining Industry performance review and growth indicators in Kyrgyzstan
  • Mining Industry performance review and growth indicators in Tajikistan
  • Examining the regulatory context in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic: what does it mean for mining project developments?

 

Moderator
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsekhovoy

Central-Asian Mining Union
President
11:50 - Priorities for the development of the geological industry and exploration program in the Republic of Kazakhstan in 2015-2019 period
Speaker Photo Akbatyr Nadyrbaev

Committee of Geology and Subsoil Ministry of Investment and Development Republic of Kazakhstan
Deputy Chairman
11:55 - The introduction of the Australian method for granting subsoil use rights in Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Timur Toktabaev

Subsoil Use Department, Ministry of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan
Director
12:10 - Key amendments to the Subsoil Use Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The new draft Code "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use".
Speaker Photo Maxim Telemtayev

White & Case Kazakhstan LLP
Managing Partner (Kazakhstan)
12:25 - The modern role of the mining sector in the economic development of the Kyrgyz Republic.
Speaker Photo Ulanbek Ryskulov

State agency on Geology and Mineral resources under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Deputy Director
12:40 - A review of regulatory and legal changes in the mineral resources management of the Republic of Tajikistan
Speaker Photo Abdusalom Makhmadaliev

Main Department of Geology under the government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Deputy Head
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
SESSION 3: MINING LEADERS – EMBRACING NEW ECONOMIC CHALLENGES AND REALITIES
Time: 14:00 – 14:45
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

Leading mining companies operating in Central Asia will present their strategies and plans in 2015 / 16 to sustain growth and in challenging market environment. 

Discussion: Business transformation – Adapting to challenging conditions and ensuing growth 

  • Challenging times provide impetus for change. Is the mining industry in Central Asia ready for transformation? What are the key performance metrics of a modern successful mining business?
  • Growing top-tier mining businesses in Central Asia – what are the potentials?
  • Emerging from challenging environment into world class mining leader – what are the global success stories and what can be learnt from them? 
Moderator
Speaker Photo Tony Thornton

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
General Director
14:00 - Kyzyl: A Fresh Approach to Project Development
Speaker Photo Vitaly Nesis

Polymetal International Plc
Group CEO
14:15 - Investing in Growth
Speaker Photo Jeremy Allen

KAZ Minerals – Bozshakol and Aktogay Operations
General Director
14:30 - "Tau-Ken Samruk": development prospects"
Speaker Photo Kylyshbek Izbaskhanov

JSC "National Mining Company "Tau-Ken Samruk"
Vice Chairman of the Board on a production
DISCUSSION: BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION – ADAPTING TO CHALLENGING CONDITIONS AND ENSUING GROWTH
Time: 14:45 – 15:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Challenging times provide impetus for change. Is the mining industry in Central Asia ready for transformation? What are the key performance metrics of a modern successful mining business?
  • Growing top-tier mining businesses in Central Asia – what are the potentials?
  • Emerging from challenging environment into world class mining leader – what are the global success stories and what can be learnt from them? 

Panellists:

Moderator
Speaker Photo Tony Thornton

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
General Director
Speaker Photo Vitaly Nesis

Polymetal International Plc
Group CEO
Speaker Photo Jeremy Allen

KAZ Minerals – Bozshakol and Aktogay Operations
General Director
Speaker Photo Kylyshbek Izbaskhanov

JSC "National Mining Company "Tau-Ken Samruk"
Vice Chairman of the Board on a production
Speaker Photo Sergey Kiselev

McKinsey Kazakhstan
Principal, Astana Office
COFFEE BREAK 
Time: 15:15 – 15:45
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 4: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS FOR DEVELOPING MINERAL DEPOSITS IN KAZAKHSTAN – ISL TECHNOLOGY
Time: 15:45 – 17:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Borehole technology - a more efficient solution for prospecting, exploring and developing deposits of minerals and groundwater.
  • Water supply of industrial and civil objects using innovative technologies and case-studies.
  • The use of borehole situ leaching for uranium deposits development in Kazakhstan and Russia.
  • The role of the state and subsoil users in the implementation of innovative technologies.
  • New opportunities and prospects for cooperation between enterprises of the mining industry on the implementation of borehole technologies within the Eurasian Economic Union.
Organiser:RUSBURMASH
Moderator
Speaker Photo Vadim Martynenko

Rusburmash
Deputy General Director for Geology
15:45 - Experience of work on the water supply of industrial and civil projects using innovative technologies in Russia's regions.
Speaker Photo Sofijа Krasnyh

RUSBURMASH
Chief hydrogeologist
16:00 - Expansion of the national mineral resource base through innovative geotechnology.
Speaker Photo Aleksey Rudenko

RUSBURMASH
Principal Geotechnical Expert
16:15 - In-situ leaching - the advanced solution for minerals extraction in the 21st century
Speaker Photo Baurzhan Duisebayev

JSC NAC Kazatomprom
Head of Science Coordination Division
16:30 - Working off of a field by method of underground leaching with application of borehole technologies
Speaker Photo Baurzhan Ibrayev

Limited Liability partnership "Mining company "ORTALYK"
General director
16:45 - Borehole Geophysics for the evaluation of petrophysical rock properties and hydraulics in mining projects
Speaker Photo Wolfram Felfer

Fugro Austria GmbH
Managing Director, Wireline Logging Services Manager Africa, Caspian, Europe
17:00 - Prospective type of sedimentary gold deposits for UWL
Speaker Photo Pavel Mukhin

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd
Principal Consultant (Geology & Exploration)
TECHNICAL BREAK
Time: 17:15 – 17:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

(changing panellists)

BUSINESS PODIUM – COMPANY PRESENTATIONS
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Venue:Sary Arka 2
16:00 - RopeCon as a solution for materials handling
Speaker Photo Holger Krohmer

Doppelmayr Transport Technology GmbH
Sales & Project Engineer
16:20 - Sprung Instant Structures for the MINING Industry
Speaker Photo Alex Patrakov

Sprung Instant Structures Ltd.
Vice-president of the Eurasian Operations
16:40 - Our World is Magnetic ! ! !
Speaker Photo Geraldo Pinto

GEM Systems Inc.
International Business Development Manager
17:00 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Tipper

SkyTEM Airborne Surveys
International Business Development
17:10 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Dr Boris Geldyyev

Center for Remote Sensing and GIS “Terra”
General director
17:20 - Outotec HIGmill™ – High intensity grinding at its finest
Speaker Photo Mattias Åstholm

Outotec
Technology Manager HIGmill
17:40 - Advanced Separation Technologies for Ores and Minerals
Speaker Photo Dr.-Ing. Oliver Pikhard

RHEWUM GmbH
Head of Technical Center
SESSION 5: A ROAD MAP FOR DEVELOPING RAW MATERIALS BASE IN KAZAKHSTAN AND CENTRAL ASIA – EXPLORATION STRATEGIES, FUNDING OPTIONS, RISKS, NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Time: 17:30 – 19:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Review of the reserves and resources base in Central Asia and where the growth is expected?
  • How is value created in mining and why is exploration even more relevant today?
  • What is the interest of the State in developing exploration and mining across Central Asia?
  • Exploration strategies - managing risks and expectations. Project experiences and lessons learnt.
  • Comparative analysis of the processes and procedures for granting of mining and exploration licences and guaranteeing the security of tenure in Central Asia’s key mining countries.
  • Funding exploration - what makes mining project ideal for investors?
  • Effective approaches to the development of mineral projects/resource base. 
  • Managing environmental and social risks in mining projects – a Central Asia perspective. 
Moderator
Speaker Photo John Bacharach

IMC Montan
Director
17:30 - Why is there a lack of quality mining projects in Central Asia and is this going to change soon?
Speaker Photo Pavel Shevchenko

IMC Montan
Project Manager
17:45 - Mining industry - risk or opportunity for economy? Analysis of statistics for the past and strategies for the future
Speaker Photo Alexey Tsoy

CSA Global Pty Ltd
Regional Manager - CIS
18:00 - Effective approaches to the development of mineral projects/resource base.
Speaker Photo Pavel Kushnarev

IMC Montan
Head of Geological Modeling Group
18:15 - New landscapes and lakes - Mine Closure Procedure
Speaker Photo Dr. Uta Alisch

Fugro Consult GmbH
Managing Director
18:30 - Managing environmental and social risks in mining projects
Speaker Photo Ivan Maximov

SRK Consulting
Principal Environmental Consultant
DISCUSSION: WHY IS THERE A LACK OF QUALITY MINING PROJECTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND IS THIS GOING TO CHANGE SOON?
Time: 18:45 – 19:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
DRINKS AND NETWORKING
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
19.03.2015
WELCOME COFFEE
Time: 09:00 – 09:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 6: DEVELOPING MINING BUSINESSES AND PROJECTS ACROSS CENTRAL ASIA
Time: 09:30 – 11:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

Presentation of mining and investment projects across Central Asia. 

Moderator
Speaker Photo Phil Newall

Wardell Armstrong International Ltd
Managing Director
09:30 - The role of “Kazgeology” JSC in improving the efficiency of mineral resources base development in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Berikbol Khamzin

JSC "Kazgeology" national exploration company"
Chief Geologist
09:45 - From Opportunity to Execution – The next steps in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Hodgkinson

Rio Tinto Mining and Exploration Inc.
Director
10:00 - Iluka Resources in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Alison Morley

Iluka Resources
Country Manager - Kazakhstan
10:15 - Raygorodok LLP – growing gold producer in Akmola region, RK
Speaker Photo Serik Syzdykov

Raygorodok LLP
General Director
10:30 - Airborne geophysical surveys in Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Said Sultanov

KazGeoTech
General Director
10:35 - Airborne geophysical surveys in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Alexander Prikhodko

Geotech Ltd., Canada
Manager of Data Interpretation
10:45 - The future potential for the Integration of Remote Sensing, Satellite and Lidar imagery with airborne and ground geophysical data in Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Gary Tipper

SkyTEM Airborne Surveys
International Business Development
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 11:00 – 11:30
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 7: KEY SOURCES OF FINANCE AND CAPITAL FOR DEVELOPING MINING PROJECTS IN CENTRAL ASIA
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • New trends in sources of funding for mining projects in Central Asia (e.g. off-take and royalty financing) as opposed to bank project financing.
  • What are current investment criteria in terms of project quality, risks and are the international investors finding suitable project in Central Asia? Ways to address issues and mitigate risks.
  • Other viable sources of funding not currently tapped into. Syndicate financing? Islamic Financing? State co-funding. Emerging Asia’s role and involvement in projects in Central Asia
  • Perspectives on the different levels of risk appetite following shifts in the commodity market.
  • Changes in investor sentiment from institutional investors to private equity.
  • What is the impact of the ongoing geopolitical and economic pressures on ability of the mining companies to raise funds for developing new projects and CAPEX? 
  • What are the prospects of raising capital for mining projects on the international exchanges?
  • Trend towards alternative (e.g. off-take and royalty financing) as opposed to bank project financing.
Organiser:Bryanston Resources
Moderator
Speaker Photo Stefan Scholz

ScholzvonGleich
Managing Partner
11:30 - Project financing leveraged by distribution markets
Speaker Photo Fabian Kroeher

Bryanston Resources AG
Director
11:45 - Financing mining opportunities in Kazakhstan and Central Asia
Speaker Photo Yerlan Ramazanov

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Principal Banker, Energy and Natural Resources Russia and Central Asia
12:00 - The Mining complex - one of the priorities of the Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Speaker Photo Duman Aubakirov

Development Bank of Kazakhstan
Managing Director
12:15 - Raising International Capital to Finance Growth
Speaker Photo Ayuna Nechaeva

London Stock Exchange
Senior Manager – Emerging Markets, Equity Primary Markets
12:30 - Legal and Formal aspects of fundraising in the London Market
Speaker Photo Robert Wieder

Bryan Cave LLP
Partner
12:45 - Securing mining funding on the capital markets – current trends
Speaker Photo Stefan Scholz

ScholzvonGleich
Managing Partner
LUNCH
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
SESSION 8: DEVELOPING MINERAL INFORMATION DISCLOSURE PRACTICES AND REPORTING STANDARDS
Time: 14:00 – 15:15
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Geo Data as a key information source for multi-sector economic development, prospectivity mapping and mineral valuation.
  • Existing Minerals supply chains and variability of information sources, public data and reporting standards across Central Asia.
  • How widespread is the use of computerised geological modelling in mine planning these days?
  • Benefits of aligned international resource reporting codes and prospects for Kazakhstan’s for accession to CRIRSCO International Mineral Reporting System.
Moderator
Speaker Photo Nikolai Yenshin

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd.
Business Development Director, Mining Engineer
14:00 - Development of geological information systems and ensuring its availability
Speaker Photo Ruslan Baimishev

Republican center for geological information KazGeoInfrom, Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan
Chief
14:15 - Resource Estimation - code or quality?
Speaker Photo Dr Thomas Krom

Aranz Geo Limited
Vice President - EMENA
14:20 - Resource Estimation - code or quality?
Speaker Photo Inna Popova

Aranz Geo Limited
Project Geologist
14:30 - Best Practices in the Generation of a Coal Resource Estimate.
Speaker Photo David Lawrence

SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
Principal Consultant (Coal Geologist)
14:45 - Investment in exploration computer technologies
Speaker Photo Dr. Andrey Kharlashin

RJC
Director of Geology
15:00 - Assessment criteria of mineral deposits – Investor fact sheet
Speaker Photo Kulbaram Urazova

Fugro Consult GmbH
Senior Consultant
COFFEE BREAK
Time: 15:15 – 15:45
Venue:Sary Arka 2
SESSION 9: EXTRACTING MORE FOR LESS - EMBRACING INNOVATION AND IMPROVING OPERATIONS
Time: 15:45 – 17:40
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:
  • Changing strategies and operational practices to make mining operations more efficient.
  • What are the changes in terms of improving equipment productivity towards global best practice?
  • How well are costs understood when considering new strategies and operational practices?
  • Improving efficiencies – the role of process audit. 
Moderator
Speaker Photo Mike Hallewell

SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd
Business Development Manager
15:45 - Risk mitigation in implementation of technological and innovative projects in mining industry
Speaker Photo Victor Glushko

Outotec Kazakhstan
General Manager
16:00 - Innovation in order to survive. Survival tactics and thinking outside of box to improve productivity
Speaker Photo Alexey Strikha

"Metso (Kazakhstan)" LLP
Regional Director Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
16:15 - Modern communication technologies for mine optimisation
Speaker Photo Sergei Sabanov

SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd
Principal Consultant/Project Manager (Mining Engineering)
16:30 - Tools for reduce the costs of production of mining companies operating in the economic conditions today.
Speaker Photo Valeriy Machulov

Modular Mining Systems EurAsia, Ltd.
Strategic director
16:45 - Processing of Potash ore
Speaker Photo Stanislav Titkov

Stock Co. Ltd "VNII Galurgy" - Research and Development institute
Deputy of Director General for Research
16:45 - Processing of potash ore
Speaker Photo Vyacheslav Paraska

Galurgy Institute
Director General
17:00 - Improving Efficiencies – The Role of Process Audits
Speaker Photo Mike Hallewell

SGS Minerals Services UK Ltd
Business Development Manager
17:15 - Comparing traditional and televiewer methods of structural data collection: Case Studies
Speaker Photo Karl Llewelyn

SRK Consulting (UK) Limited
Geotechnical Engineer
17:30 - A Few Steps To Lean Production in open pit mining
Speaker Photo Ruslan Sevostyanov

Wardell Armstrong International LLP - Kazakhstan
General Director
TECHNICAL BREAK
Time: 17:40 – 17:50
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

(changing panellists)

SESSION 10: CURRENT ISSUES OF LOCAL CONTENT FOR SUBSOIL USERS
Time: 17:50 – 18:30
Venue:Sary Arka 1
Theme:

  Discussion organised with support of:  The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises

  • Are there sufficient skills, materials and technologies in Central Asia and what affect will the skills shortage seen globally have on local operations?
  • Update on local content legislation and compliance guidelines in the mining industry in Kazakhstan and emerging opportunities for technology transfer.
  • Review of procurement activities and practices across mineral resources industry in Kazakhstan.
  • Procurement of new mining machines and materials in Central Asia – showcases of proactive approach to country-entry strategies implemented by international tandems.
Moderator
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
17:50 - Session 10 Moderator - Introduction. Developing local content programs in today’s supercompetitive mining landscape
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
17:55 - Current issues of local content for subsoil users.
Speaker Photo Kairat Bekturgenev

"National Agency for the development of local content NADLoC»
Chairman of the Board
18:05 - The reform of the exchange laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Speaker Photo Serik Kamely

Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Director, Trade Regulation Department
18:15 - Commodity Exchange procurement platform for subsoil users.
Speaker Photo Elnar Nadyrgaliev

"Commodity Exchange" Caspy"
Chairman of the Board of Directors
18:25 - Local content development experience at the "Corporation "Kazakhmys".
Speaker Photo Rinat Berikbolov

"Corporation" Kazakhmys"
Head of Development of Kazakhstan content
18:35 - Closing remarks and session resolution.
Speaker Photo Tulegen Mukhanov

The Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises
Deputy Executive Director
GALA DINNER
Time: 19:00 – 21:00
Venue:Sary Arka 4
Theme:
  • Networking and informal peer-to-peer discussion opportunities
  • Entertainment program
  • Presentation of the 4th Central Asian Mining Photography Awards “Prospector. Miner. Metallurgist”