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MINEX Master Classes

09:30 – 13:00 Master class 1:
Managing mining business in Kazakhstan – update on legal, taxation and cost issues
Host: PricewaterhouseCoopers
09:30 Tax in Kazakhstan: a Changing Environment.
Saltanat Suleimenova, Director and Yergazin Abdrakhmanov, Director, Tax & Legal Services
10:30 Fund-raising and Liquidity Management.
Konstantin Yeliseyev, Senior Manager, Advisory
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 Financial modelling for the mining industry – some aspects of application of budgeting and working capital management financial models and processes.
Akmal Nartayev, Senior Manager, Advisory
12:00 Sustainability: Management & Reporting.
Doug Grier, Manager, Consulting
12:30 Protecting Your Assets: The Potential for Fraud in your Organisation.
Irina Novikova, Director, Forensic services, Corporate Governance and Compliance
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Master class 2:
Optimisation of Mining Operations

Host: SRK Consulting
14:00 Corporate Vision and Business Optimisation – Identifying and closing the gaps between Vision and Operations.
Nigel Pickett, Principal Business Consultant, SRK Consulting (UK)
14:20 Geological Modelling – a discussion of the merits of computerised ore body modelling.
Alexander Polonyankin, Senior Resource Geologist, SRK Consulting (Russia)
14:40 Geotechnical risk management as a means of maximising the value of your operation.
Max Brown, Senior Geotechnical Engineer, SRK Consulting (UK)
15:00 Key components and standards for Strategic Mine Planning.
Chris Bray, Senior Mining Engineer, SRK Consulting (UK)
15:20 Applying Technical Economic Models to assist with the process of project optimisation. The impact on investment of royalties, tax rates.
Sabine Anderson, Senior Mining Engineer, SRK Consulting (UK)
15:40 An engineer’s perspective on preparing a Technical Economic Model to ensure it is fit for use.
Inge Moors, Mineral Economist, SRK Consulting (UK)
16:00 Q&As
16:30-17:00Coffee break
17:00 – 18:30 Master class 3:
The low carbon economy and impact on mining
Host: Wardell Armstrong International Ltd
17:00 Energy supply for mining and metallurgical processing projects, how to minimise carbon, opportunities for renewable/sustainable energy sources, investment in low-C technologies especially process technologies and transportation.
Nick Coppin, Managing Director, Wardell Armstrong International
17:30 Opportunities for the coal sector to contribute to lower-C economy – CBM/CMM, Underground Coal Gasification, Clean Coal Technologies; investment in low-C technologies and carbon trading, use of the Clean Development Mechanism.
Dr Philip Shelton, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong
18:00 Opportunities for Carbon Capture & Storage for coal fired plant, utilising either disused oil reservoirs or coal seams.
Dr Philip Shelton, Technical Director, Wardell Armstrong
18:30 – 20:00Welcome drinks reception



08:00 Delegate registration and welcome coffee
09:00 Welcome address on behalf of Minex international partnership.
David Pearce, Chairman of Minex Technical Committee/ General Director, SRK Consulting (Russia)
09:05 Welcome address on behalf of Minex Central Asia 2010 organisers.
Artur Krivov, Managing Director, Kazakh-British Chamber of Commerce
09:10-10:30 Session 1: Kazakhstan Mining – challenges for growth, modernization and investment

Session will offer an insight into forthcoming state policy changes and new initiatives designed to bring Kazakhstan into the forefront of global mining.

Moderator: Kairat Kelimbetov,
Chairman of the Board, Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna
09:10 Development of mining and metallurgical complex of Kazakhstan in the framework of the state program of accelerated industrial and innovative development for the period from 2010-2014.
Aset Issekeshev, Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan
09:30 The role of the National Mining Company “Tau-Ken Samruk” in developing mineral wealth of Kazakhstan.
Bolat Svyatov, Chairman of the Board, National Mining Company of Kazakhstan “Tau-Ken Samruk”
09:45 Enhancing investment in technical innovation and modernisation in mining and metals industry.
Nikolay Radostovets, Executive Director, Republican Association of Mining & Metallurgical Enterprises
10:00 Keynote addresses on behalf of the Government of Kazakhstan.
H.E. Mr. Karim Masimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan
10:20 Q&As
10:30 – 10:50 Coffee break
hosted by Stewart Group
10:50-12:20 Session 2: Mining in Central Asia – Regulatory and Investment Developments
Session will provide update on recent developments effecting foreign investment in Central Asian mining

Moderator: Alisher Ali Djumanov, CEO, Eurasia Capital
10:50 New law on subsoil assets and subsoil use regulation in Kazakhstan.
Yerzhan Karibaev, Deputy chairman, State Geological and Subsoil Resources Use Committee Consulting
11:05 Influence of production risks on key financial indicators of mining companies.
Pavel Smolkov, Director, Risk Consulting department, Marsh Risk Consulting
11:20 Kazakh metals & mining industry from the perspective of global markets and international investors.
Rodrik Cave, Regional Director, Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, CRU
11:35 Comparative analysis of current taxation of mineral extracting sector throughout Central Asia
Saltanat Suleimenova, Director, Tax & Legal Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
11:50 Comparative analysis of subsoil use regulation in Kazakhstan and Central Asian states: Mining & Exploration tender practices; Government purchase of mining rights; Exploration and Mining licence issuance and transfer practices.
Almat Daumov, Partner, Head of Natural Resources, Director of Almaty Office, Grata Law Firm
12:05 Mongolia – policies for preparing for mining-based rapid economic growth.
Khashchuluun Chuluundorj, Chairman, National Development & Innovation Committee of Mongolia
12:20 – 12:40 Coffee break
hosted by Stewart Group
12:40-14:00 Session 3: Managing mining business in Kazakhstan: challenges & opportunities
A panel of senior mining executives of major Kazakh and International Mining Companies will present their strategies for improving efficiency and developing major mining and exploration projects in Kazakhstan and beyond.

Moderator: David Pearce,
General Director, SRK Consulting (Russia)
12:40 Patrice L’Huillier, Vice President, Head of Operations, ENRC Kazakhstan
12:55 Vitaly Nesis, Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal
13:10 Alexey Teksler, Director General, Kazakh Gold Group
13:25 Chris Welton, Exploration Director for Central Asia, Rio Tinto
13:40 Dr. Yerzhan Ospanov, Executive Director on Development of metallurgical complex, Kazakhmys Corporation
13:55 Q&As
14:00-15:00 Lunch (Sary Arka 4 – 2nd Floor)
sponsored by Uranium One
15:00-16:30 Session 4: Uranium mining in Kazakhstan – international partnership opportunities
Session will address the problems of global uranium deficit, the development of conversion and ore-dressing facilities, creation of safe nuclear plants and international cooperation on building in Kazakhstan full nuclear fuel cycle industry.

Moderator: Vladimir Shkolnik, Chairman of the Board, JSC Kazatomprom

15:00 Nuclear New Build – its policies and practices.
Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, Chairman, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
15:15 Recent Trends in Global Uranium supply and Demand.
Tim McGraw, Executive Vice President, Nukem Inc.
15:30 Current leading role of Kazakhstan in Uranium production.
Nurlan Ryspanov, Vice president, Chief Operating Officer, JSC Kazatomprom
15:45 Russia – Kazakhstan cooperation in uranium mining sector.
Vadim Zhivov, Director General, ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
16:00 Uranium One- building international partnerships.
Jean Nortier, CEO, Uranium One
16:15 Experience of JV “Inkai”: development of ISR Mine in Kazakhstan
Sergey Breus, General Director, JV Inkai
16:30 – 16:50 Coffee break
hosted by Stewart Group
16:50 – 18:40 Session 5: Developing successful mining operations
Session will present successful management practices and technical solutions available to Mining producers in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

Moderator: Dr Phil Newall, Director – Minerals, Wardell Armstrong International

16:50 Sustainability in the Kazakh Mining Sector and Compliance with International Expectations.
Nick Coppin, Managing Director, Wardell Armstrong International
17:05 How to ensure projects are robust before you invest.
Kirill Pristanskiy, Deputy Director, Bateman Engineering CIS B.V.
17:20 Supporting the development of a Greenfield project in Kazakhstan.
John Bacharach, Director, IMC Montan and Andrey Tverdov, Mining Engineer, IMC Montan
17:40 Case Study – the evaluation of the Voshkod chrome deposit.
David Pearce, Director General, SRK Consulting (Russia)
17:55 Mining efficiency – modern role of geological and engineering department.
Vladimir Danilov, Chief Geologist, Kazakh Gold Group
18:10 Analytical and management solutions for mining companies.
Timothy Elliott, Divisional Managing Director Geochemical and Assay, Stewart Holdings Group
18:25 Technical solutions for mining companies.
Andrey Nadein, Head CIS representative, Mincom
19:00 – 22:00 Drinks and Gala Dinner
co-sponsored by Cameco Corporation and Nukem Inc.



09:00 Welcome coffee
09:30-11:30 Session 6: Securing capital and investment for existing and emerging miners in Central Asia
Session will provide an update on current practices for securing capital for existing and emerging miners in Central Asia.

Alexander Lopatnikov, Director, American Appraisal (AAR), Inc.
Sergey Bourtsev, Managing Director, Russia and CIS, ERM Eurasia
Session co-sponsors: ERM Eurasia and American Appraisal (AAR), Inc.
09:30 Review of current global market conditions in the mining sector and key EBRD conditions for financing mining companies.
Gabriel de Lastours, Associate Banker, Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction & Development
09:45 Securing capital and investment for existing and emerging miners in Central Asia.
Bairam Valiyev, Director, Head of Central Asia and Caucasus, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
10:00 Current state of financing of mining companies in Central Asia and CIS.
Stephan Mussong, Director, Project and Commodity Finance, UniCredit Bank
10:15 Pre-IPO: challenges & opportunities for Kazakh natural resources companies.
Chingiz Kanapyanov, Deputy Chairman, Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on regulation of the regional financial centre of Almaty city (RFCA)
10:30 Extracting value from your listing.
Jon Edwards, Senior Manager – Russia & CIS Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange
10:45 Mining M&A in Eurasia.
Alisher Ali Djumanov, CEO, Eurasia Capital
11:00 Valuation of Mining companies – IFRS and Capital Markets.
Vyacheslav Pavlov, Senior Consultant, Mining Valuation, American Appraisal (AAR), Inc.
11:15 Current environmental issues associated with international financing of mining projects.
Elena Amirkhanova, Principal Consultant, ERM Eurasia
11:30-12:00 Coffee
12:00-14:00 Session 7: Estimation, classification and reporting mineral reserves/resources
Session will offer practical insight into modern practices and technological solutions for mineral exploration and reporting mineral reserves and resources in Kazakhstan and beyond.

Co-moderator: Dr Mike Armitage, Chairman/Principal Geologist, SRK (UK)
Vladimir Bobir, Vice President of Operations, ENRC Kazakhstan
12:00 Kazakhstan’s exploration results in 2009. Current practices on reserves/resources reporting.
Alexander Kuzovenko, Head of Natural resources expert department, Committee of Geology and Resources Exploitation, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Kazakhstan
12:15 Presenting block models for GKZ’s approval. Current experiences.
Peter Kushnarev, Head of Geological Modelling and reserves reporting Group, JSC Polyus Exploration/Senior expert of the Russian State Reserves Commission (GKZ)
12:30 Adaptation of mineral resource estimation to international standards. Experiences of alignment of national standards in the CIS and CRIRSCO-compliant reporting codes.
Dr Mike Armitage, Chairman, Subcommittee on harmonisation of International and Russian reserves reporting standards, CRIRSCO
12:45 Comparative application of traditional and geostatistical methods of reporting reserves at gold mines.
Vladimir Markevitch, Dep. Head, Geological modelling & reserves reporting dept, Polyus Exploration
13:00 What’s new in MICROMINE 2010 – Exploration and Mining Keeps Getting Better.
Serikjan Urbisinov, Senior Geologist Consultant, Micromine Pty
13:15 Comparison of Russian and International approaches to technical documents preparation for project delivery and finance. What’s best to choose in the current business environment.
Mikhail Leskov, Director General, NBLgold
13:30 Assessing Mineral Opportunities. Current Exploration Activities in Mongolia and the Use of New Technologies.
Mikhail Tsypukov, Principal Exploration Geologist, SRK Exploration services
13:45 Implementation of the Kazakhstan’s Earth remote sensing technologies in Mining and Exploration.
Marat Nurguzhin, 1st Vice president, JSC «National Company «Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary»
14:00-15:00 Lunch