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British Ambassador to Kazakhstan, British Embassy Astana

Master Classes, 17 March

Master Class 1: JORC – A New Approach to Estimating Kazakhstan Mineral Reserves
Master Class 2: Architecture of Financing Mining Projects: Technical and Nontechnical Criteria of a Successful Business Plan
Master Class 3: Five Tips for Effective Management of Mining Projects
Master Class 4: Unlocking the Power of 3D Geological Modeling to Facilitate the Investment Process and More Effectively Communicate to Stakeholders

Keynotes, Forum, 18 March

Dr Carolyn Browne
British Ambassador to Kazakhstan, British Embassy Astana

Paul Myler
Australia’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation, and concurrently to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Moldova and Belarus, Australian Embassy

Shavkat Bobozoda
Minister, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Tajikistan

Asset Issekeshev
Minister of Investment and Development, Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Forum, 18 March

Session 1: Mining industry in Central Asia – Global challenges vs local perspectives
Session 2: Regulatory changes and business prospects in the mining sector in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan
Session 3: Mining Leaders – Embracing new economic challenges and realities
Session 4: Practical solutions for developing mineral deposits in Kazakhstan – ISL technology
Session 5: A road map for developing raw materials base in Kazakhstan and Central Asia – exploration strategies, funding options, risks, new technologies

Forum, 19 March

Session 6: Developing mining businesses and projects across Central Asia
Session 7: Key sources of finance and capital for developing mining projects in Central Asia
Session 8: Developing mineral information disclosure practices and reporting standards
Session 9: Extracting more for less – embracing innovation and improving operations
Session 10: Current issues of local content for subsoil users