About the Forum


Building on its success for five consecutive years MINEX Central Asia Forum is set to remain the only Mining and Exploration forum of this size and quality, accurately showcasing trends, investment and business development opportunities across the resource rich Central Asia’s region.

The Forum provides in-depth coverage of the evolving mining and exploration trends and developments in Central Asia and the neighbouring states and plays important global medium role offering a professional platform on mining education and hosting open-minded exchanges between state officials, mining regulators, mining companies and international stakeholders on the current problems and future prospects of mining in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

MINEX Central Asia 2015 will feature:

  • Two-day Forum with more than 70 presentations, reports and discussions with the key ministerial and industry participation
  • On-site trade show
  • Pre-forum master classes for mining professionals 
  • Networking drinks and the Awards Gala Dinner
  • "Prospector, Miner, Metallurgist" photo competition

The Forum and Trade Show will be held at Astana Radisson Hotel (Republic of Kazakhstan) on 18-19 March 2015. The pre-forum master classes will be organised on 17 March at Park Inn Hotel.

Every year MINEX Central Asia Forum brings together more than 350 senior executives from over 200 local and international companies, representatives from Government organisations and VIP guests. Over a third of participants come from overseas creating a diversified geographical representation from the neighboring countries such as : Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Canada, Australia, Austria and the USA.

The key objective of the MINEX Central Asia Forum is to promote multidisciplinary discussions on developing untapped mineral resources and improving efficiency of mining and mineral exploration in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian states. The Forum also offers business delegates unprecedented opportunities for holding direct dialogue with the key government and ministerial officials on a range of issues and to generate practical recommendations for addressing challenges faced by the mining industry in the region. 

The key groups attending the Forum and visiting exhibition include International and National Mining and Exploration companies; Senior Government officials (Minister and Vice Minister level); Senior directors of the State Regulatory committees and State-owned Geological companies;  Mining Consultants and Engineers; Construction companies; Financial companies and Banks; Equity Funds and Institutional Investors; Mining software and equipment producers and distributors; Law Firms; Accountancy Firms; Commodity Traders; NGOs and Trade associations ; Mining design bureaus and research institutes.


Key facts

  • Over 350 delegates
  • Over 30 Exhibitors
  • 70+ speaker presentations
  • Over 60% of the Forum delegates are CEOs, MDs and board members
  • 3-day multi-track technical and investment conference
  • 50+ hosted government attendees
  • Over 700 exhibition visitors
  • Networking and business matching opportunities 

MINEX Central Asia 2014 Photo Report

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Key events at MINEX Central Asia Forum 2015

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

18 March – Multi track forum. Mining Trade and Investment Show. Business presentations. Evening Drinks.

19 March – Multi track forum. Mining Trade and Investment Show. Business presentations. "Explorer. Miner. Metallurgist" photo competition awards. Gala Dinner.

Main areas presented at the Forum and Exhibition

  • Mining and Mineral exploration trends and developments
  • Mining and exploration regulatory policies
  • Development of mining and mineral exploration projects in Central Asia
  • Improving operational efficiency – innovative mining technologies and solutions
  • Surface Mining
  • Underground Mining
  • Minerals Exploration
  • Metals & Minerals Processing
  • Mining Environment
  • Mining Finance and Investment
  • Human resources management
  • Associated Services

Who attends

  • Government officials
  • Mining Companies
  • Exploration Companies
  • Investors
  • Banks
  • Legal Firms
  • Brokers
  • Traders
  • Asset managers
  • Mining Consultants
  • Equipment companies
  • Service Providers
  • Trade associations