Minex 2008 Far East Russia Results

PictureOn March 20, 2008 in the city of Khabarovsk, in the centre of Far-East Federal region and with the support of Khabarovsk Government, the Conference “Minex-Far East 2008”was successfully organized and held. Main topics of the Conference were an exchange of international experience in developing mineral-source base in Russia. It’s important to note that Far-East region is interested in the similar conferences and not only because of gap in time since the latest seminar of scientists and the experts on the discussion of situation in mining complex was held but also on account of reason of mining industry recession contemplating the last 2 years.

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About Minex Forum

Mining and ExplorationMinex Forum was established in 2005 as an independent NGO project aimed at promoting discussion and awareness of the issues affecting mining and exploration activities in Russia and other CIS states. Main objective of Minex project is to assist Russia and the CIS mining industry with the development, promotion and successful implementation of efficient mining and exploration technologies using the means of professional networking, consultations and know-how transfer. The main Minex Forum is organised annually in Moscow in early October. It brings together over 500 professionals representing the Russian and International mining and financial communities working in the region.

In addition to the main Moscow Forum, Minex Steering Committee holds throughout the year several regional conferences. This year Minex Regional Conferences will be held in Khabarovsk (Minex Far East), Krasnoyarsk (Minex Siberia), Saint-Petersburg (Minex North West Russia) and Yekaterinburg (Minex Urals).

Regional Minex Conferences are aimed at discussing in the international framework the use modern geological prospecting, geoinformational and financial technologies, as well as addressing issues concerning the renewal of mineral reserves and resources in the Russia’s regions.

Conference Agenda

20 March 2008– Thursday, Red Hall, Intourist Hotel

09:00 – 10:20 Welcome coffee, exhibition and delegate registration
10:20 – 11:40 Session 1: Perspectives of developing mineral projects in Far East of Russia.
  • Mineral Resources as a base for regional development in Russia
  • Procedure of Licensing for subsoil use
  • Legal aspects of transferring the rights for mining and prospecting licenses
  • Requirements for mineral resources reporting.
10:20 Welcome note. Alexander Sidorenko – 1st Deputy Minister of Natural resources of Khabarovsk region. Current status of mining industry in Far East. General tendencies and problems.
10:35 Dmitry Razumovsky, - the Expert of the Institute of Regional policy. The main principles of the state investment policy for mineral projects development.
11:00 Sergey Antipin, Managing Director, Albazino Resources LLC Experience of development and realization of long-term complex programs in mining industry development.
11:25 Discussion.
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee break.
12:00 – 13:30 Session 2: Russian and Western experiences of managing Mining and Exploration projects in Russia – from exploration to production.
  • Gold and precious metals sector
  • Diamonds and semi-precious stones mining sector
  • Industrial minerals
  • Base metals presented on LME
  • Iron ore and coal mining.
12:00 Olga Kuznetsova, President of Regional Association of miners.
12:25 Anna Petrova, General Director, Golden Idea LLC. Informational environment of mining business and the specific of its development in present conditions.
12:50 Olga Stagurova, General Director, Gemcom Russia Pty Ltd. Modern technologies in mining industry.
13:15 Discussion.
13:30 – 14:45 Lunch.
14:45 – 16:25 Session 3: Financing of mining and geological exploration. The sources of financing, available in Russia.
  • Geological exploration - TEO
  • Experience of mining project acquisitions in Russia and CIS by strategic investors
  • Valuation of Exploration Properties
  • Attraction of credit financing for the Russian projects in the West and in Russia
  • Venture capital financing of mining projects
  • Financing international joint mining and exploration ventures in Russia and CIS.
14:45 Tom Bowens, VP Exploration, Fortress Minerals. Successful experience of attracting foreign investments into prospecting projects.
15:10 Anton Glukhov, Deputy General Director, KolymaGeo. The comparison principles of Russian and international reserves classification.
15:35 Alexander Filkin, Principle Banker, EBRD, Natural Resources Department. EBRD experience and approaches as international financial institution in financing mining projects in Russia and CIS.
16:00 Mikhail Leskov, General Director, NBLgold JSC. Fund raising in mining projects at early stages of its development. Sequence in preparation of engineering studies in the Russian and International formats.
16:25 – 16:45 Coffee break.
16:45 - 18:15 Session 4: Ecology. Infrastructure and equipment. Social aspects of mining.
  • Experience of preventing environmental disasters, monitoring and decreasing pollution
  • Promotion of innovations in mining industry
  • Power supply of the mining industry in Russia
  • Staff training for mining operations management.
16:45 Anatoly Chimarov, Head of Coordination Department of Federal Agency in subsoil use in Far East region of Russia. The practice of subsoil use legislative execution in Khabarovsk region.
17:10 Sergey Burmistrov, Project Director, NBLgold JSC. Financial security aspects and development stability of Far East regions with the development of inter-regional multi-resource industrial clusters.
17:35 Sergey Garbuzov, Far East State Technical University. Geological education in Far East State University (Far East Polytechnic Institute named after V. Kuibyshev).
18:00 Conference round-up.
18:15 – 20:30 Dinner.
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KHABAROVSK Golden Idea ltd. Chernavin Anton Tel: 8 (924) 109 47 70

Conference Organisers:

NBLGold Advantix SRK Exploration

Conference Sponsors:

Fortress Minerals Corp. Polymetal NBLGold Gemcom Russia

Information partners:

Golden Idea Far East Capital

Conference Agenda:

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Delegate Registration:

Delegate registration deadline: 15 March 2008.

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