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Master Classes


Radisson Astana Hotel, Avenue Saryarka 4, Astana

Sary Arka 2
Welcome Coffee
Sary Arka 1
Master class 1
Organised by SRK Consulting
10.00-10.20 High-volume gold deposits in Central Asia.
Pavel Mukhin, Principal geologist, SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)
10.20-10.40 An analysis of modelling techniques for geological evidence of deposits or content.
Sergey Volkov, Senior geologist, SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)
10.40-11.00 Hydrogeological input to geotechnical open pit design and the advantage of combining both studies.
Houcyne El Idrysy, Senior Consultant- Hydrogeologist, SRK Consulting Ltd
11.00-11.20 Low grade gold project economics.
Simon Law, Principal Consultant Mining Engineer, SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)
11.20-11.30 Q&As
Sary Arka 2
Sary Arka 1
Master class 2
Organised by Wardell Armstrong International

This Masterclass will look at the whole process of developing a mining project from initial studies and designs through to operations and management. In particular it will explore how some of the analysis and design tools, including the environmental & social impact assessment, used during feasibility studies and project development can follow through to the operating phase and beyond.

12.00 – 12.20 Jan Lewis, Director, Wardell Armstrong International
12.20 – 12.50 James McNally, Associate Director, Wardell Armstrong International
12.50 – 13.00 Shibani Bose, Senior Social Specialist, Wardell Armstrong International
13.00 – 13.20 Pavel Semenchenko, General Director, TOO Sary Kazna
13.20 – 13.30 Saken Ashirbekova, Director, Kounrad Copper Company
Sary Arka 3
Sary Arka 1
Master class 3
Organised by Uralmekhanobr
14.30 – 14.40 Technology-related accidents as a consequence of failure to comply with industrial and environmental safety design.
Georgy Voroshilov, Academic, Russian Academy of Mining Sciences, Deputy Director General for mining operations, OAO “Uralmekhanobr”.
14.40 – 14.50 Scientific support to mineral deposits design.
Yuri Dik, Head of Mining Science, OAO “Uralmekhanobr”
14.50 – 15.00 Energy-efficient methods of mine ventilation.
Vadim Minin, Head of ventilation of mines, OAO “Uralmekhanobr”
15.00 – 15.15 Q&A
15.30 – 16.30
Sary Arka 1
Master class 4
Organised by Irgriredmet
15.30 – 16.15 Alexei Nemokaev, Deputy General Director, Irgiredmet
Yevgeny Musin, Deputy Head of the Laboratory of Metallurgy, Irgiredmet
Sary Arka 2
Sary Arka 1
Master class 5
Organised by by IMC Montan
16.45 – 17.15 Use of Conditional Stochastic Modelling to Reduce Risk of “Ore-Waste” Misclassification, to Reduce Dilution and Ore Loss.
Yuri Kaputin
, Senior modeller, IMC Montan
Sary Arka 1
Master class 6
Organised by KPMG
17.30 – 17.35 Vassily Savin, Partner, Valuation Group , Corporate Finance Department, KPMG
17.35 – 17.45 Integrated Approach to Solutions on Deposit Development with Joint Technical, Financial and Strategic Consultancy.
Igor Pleskunov, IMC Montan
17.45 – 18.00 Boris Yaryshevskiy, Manager, Transactions & Restructuring Department, Global Strategy Group, KPMG
18.00 – 18.10 Eduard Yegay, Associate Director , Transactions & Restructuring Department, KPMG
18.10 – 18.20 Sergey Kazachkov, Manager, Corporate Finance, Valuation Group, KPMG
18.20 – 18.30 Arman Nurkin, Manager,  Transactions & Restructuring Department, KPMG
Sary Arka 2
Ice-Breaker drinks reception

Forum Day 1

18 April, Wednesday Forum Day 1

Radisson Astana Hotel, Avenue Saryarka 4, Astana

08.30 – 09.20
Sary Arka 2
Welcome Coffee
09.20 – 09.30
Sary Arka 2
Welcome address from the organisers
Jan Lewis, President, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
Head of MINEX Central Asia 2012 Technical Committee
09.30 – 11.00
Sary Arka 1
Plenary session 1
Global mining economic, financial trends and impact on further development of Central Asia’s mining and mineral exploration.
Phil Newall, Director – Mining & Minerals, Wardell Armstrong International
09.30 – 09.40
Keynote by H.E. David Moran, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
09.40 – 09.50
Keynote by H.E. Stephen Millar, Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Kazakhstan
09.50 – 10.00
Economic integration and development of EurAsEC member countries.
Mussatayev Murat, Deputy Secretary General, Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC)
10.00 – 10.15
General view on trends in the mining and finance.
Robin Weisman, Principal Investment Officer,  Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
10.15 – 10.30
Gold and Conflict – The World Gold Council Conflict-Free Gold Standard.
Edward Bickham, Senior Adviser, World Gold Council
10.30 – 10.45
Kazakhstan’s metals and mining sector from a global perspective.
Rodrik Cave, Regional Director, Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, CRU
10.45 – 11.00
Ten steps for successful mining in Kazakhstan.
Kate Mallinson, Senior Analyst -Political Risk, GPW
11.00 – 11.30
Sary Arka 2
11.30 – 13.00
Sary Arka 1
Plenary session 2
Boosting mineral exploration in Kazakhstan – what needs to be done?
Moderator: Oleg Soskovets, Chairman, The Eurasian Business Council
11.30 – 11.45
Key directions and prospects for development of mineral resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Nurlan Sauranbaev, Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan, RK.
11.45 – 12.00
Key geological results and achievements in the Republic of Kazakhstan for the period of 1991-2011.
Bulat Uzhkenov, Chairman of the Management Board, Kazgeologia
12.00 – 12.15
Zhandos Abishev, Director, Mining and Industrial Asset Management, National Welfare Fund “Samruk-Kazyna”
12.15 – 12.30
Factors of attractiveness of the investment climate in Kazakhstan.
Erlan Arinov, Chairman of the Board, National Agency on Export and Investments Kaznex Invest
12.30 – 12.45
Prospects for the development of mining industry in the Single Economic Space. Proposals for the establishment of primary mining production on the basis of ore deposits in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Oleg Soskovets, Chairman, The Eurasian Business Council
12.45 – 13.00
Unlocking Kazakhstan’s mineral wealth.
David Pearce, General Director, SRK Consulting
13.00 – 14.30
Sary Arka 2
14.30 – 16.00
Parallel Sessions
Technical session 1
Sary Arka 1
Regional mining update: regulatory developments and projects.
Moderator: John Miller, Editor, The ASIA Miner
Technical session 2
Sary Arka 3
Innovative mineral exploration technologies and solutions for Central Asia.
Moderator: Patrice L’Hullier, Vice President, Head of Operations, ENRC Kazakhstan
14.30 – 14.45 Mining investment regulation update – Republic of Tajikistan.
Azim Ibrokhim, Head of Geology Administration under the Government of Tajikistan
14.30 – 14.45 Gemcom HubTM – Data Management for Exploration & Production.
Andrew Pyne, Senior Vice President, Gemcom Software International Inc.
14.50 – 15.00 Mining reforms in Kyrgyz Republic.
Utchkunbek Tashbaev, Director, State Agency of Geology and Mineral Resources, Republic of Kyrgyzstan
14.45 – 15.00 AGR – modern production standard in exploration.
Mikhail Kornilov, General Director, RJC Company
15.00 – 15.15 Prospects of the development of the mineral resource base of JSC “Tau-Ken Samruk”.
Aibek Izhanov, Managing Director / Chief Geologist, JSC “Tau-Ken Samruk”
15.00 – 15.15 The GRAVILOG Borehole Gravity System. New technology available in Central Asia
Chris Nind, President & CEO, Scintrex Ltd
15.15 – 15.30 Review of the large mineral deposits of Uzbekistan.
Rustam Mirkamalov, Head of the Department of Regional Geology and Metallogeny, Mineral Resources Institute
15.15 – 15.30 ALS Minerals LIMS – Laboratory Information Management System.
Valid Abu Ammar, Managing Director, ALS Kazakhstan
15.30 – 15.45 The New Russian Reporting Standard (NAEN Code) and its potential benefits for raising international capital.
Alexander Ezhov, Director, National Association for Subsoil Audit (NAEN)
15.30 – 15.45 Development of Kazakhstan’s mineral potential: principles, technologies and expectations of exploration of new ore deposits.
Vladimir Los, Academic, Mineral Resources Academy
15.45 – 16.00 The macro view on resources and coal in Xinxiang region of China.
Tim Sun, Chairman, Hong Kong Canadian Mining Association
15.45 – 16.00
16.00 – 16.30
Sary Arka 2
16.30 – 18.00
Parallel Sessions
Technical session 3
Sary Arka 1
Evaluation of mining projects and investment risks in Central Asia.
Sponsored by: American Appraisal
Moderator: Alexander Lopatnikov, Managing Director, American Appraisal
Technical session 4
Sary Arka 3
Implementation of the international environmental and social requirements for the mining operations.
Sponsored by: ERM
Moderator: Gulmira Khobdabergenova, Executive Director, Almaty Branch Office of ERM Eurasia Limited
16.30 – 16.45 Mining Investments in 2011. Valuations in challenging times.
Alexander Lopatnikov, Managing Director, American Appraisal
16.30 – 16.45 Tools to manage social risks.
Robin Weisman, Principal Investment Officer, Global Infrastructure and Natural Resources, International Finance Corporation
16.45 – 17.00 Key Technical Areas For Successful Project Financing
Phil Newall, Director – Mining & Minerals, Wardell Armstrong International
16.45 – 17.00
EITI in Kazakhstan: current status and role of extractive companies.

Tatiana Sedova, SEGOM Consultant, the World Bank country office in Kazakhstan
17.00 – 17.15 Investment characteristics of mining project.

Vassily Savin, Partner, Valuation Group, Corporate Finance Department, KPMG
17.00 – 17.15
Non-technical risks and sustainable development in new operating environment.
Elena Amirkhanova, Principal Consultant, ERM UK
17.15 – 17.30 Opportunities for development of ENRC’s mineral resources.
Dr. Nariman Aripov, Director, Mining Department, ТОО “ENRC Kazakhstan”
17.15 – 17.30
Globalisation: increasing the need to gain and maintain a ‘social license to operate’
Shibani Bose, Senior Social Specialist, Wardell Armstrong International
17.30 – 17.45 What investors want.
Jean-Christophe Lermusiaux, Head of Research & Management Board Member, Visor Capital
17.30 – 17.45 Mine operations closure and land rehabilitation – international requirements.
Ekaterina Vershinina, Head of Environmental Department / Principal Environmental Consultant, SRK Consulting (Russia) Limited
17.45–18.00 Evaluation of legal risks before commencing mining projects in Kazakhstan.
Yessen Massalin, Director, Corporate practice, TOO “Olympex Advisers”
17.45 – 18.00 Q&As
Sary Arka 2
Drinks reception
Sary Arka 4
Gala Dinner
Announcement of the winners of the amateur mining photo competition “Prospector. Miner. Metallurgist” organised by MINEX Forum and “Mining and Metallurgy Magazine”

Forum Day 2

19 April, ThursdayForum Day 2

Radisson Astana Hotel, Avenue Saryarka 4, Astana

08.30 – 10.00
Sary Arka 2
Welcome coffee
10.00 – 11.00
Sary Arka 1
Plenary session 3
Current role of junior and mid-tier mining companies in new mineral discoveries and development of mining projects from exploration to production stage.

Moderator: Azamat Konratbaev, Partner, PwC
10.00 – 10.15
Central Asia Metals PLC – Junior Exploration & Mining Company.
Nick Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Central Asia Metals plc
10.15 – 10.30
Growing gold production in Kazakhstan.
Tim Daffern, Chief Executive Officer, Hambledon Mining plc
10.30 – 10.45
Heap leaching of copper in Kazakhstan. The experience of medium size deposits.
Yerlan Sagadiev, President, Frontier Mining Ltd
10.45 – 11.00
Construction of the beryllium mining and metallurgical complex in Kazakhstan by MBC Corporation, RUSNANO and Ulba Metallurgical Plant partnership.
Vladimir Savin, Deputy Director, “Yermakovskoje mine”, MBC Corporation
11.00 – 11.20
Sary Arka 2
11.20 – 11.30
Sary Arka 2
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: H.E. Serik Akhmetov, First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
11.30 – 13.00
Sary Arka 1
Plenary session 4
Mining leaders – driving the change in Central Asia and beyond.
Moderator: Simon Nichols, Partner, Head of Transactions & Restructuring, Kazakhstan, KPMG
11.30 – 11.50
Azamat Bektybaev, Managing Director for Mining Operations, ENRC Kazakhstan
11.50 – 12.10
Processing hubs as the strategic driver of value creation in mining
Vitaly Nesis, Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal
12.10 – 12.30
Cameco’s Experience in Kazakhstan.
Dave Neuburger, Vice – President, International Mining, Cameco Corporation
12.30 – 12.50
The role of the foreign investor in driving change in the exploration and mining sector.
Chris Welton, General Manager Exploration – Central Asia, Rio Tinto
12.50 – 13.00
13.00 – 14.30
Sary Arka 4
14.30 – 16.15
Parallel Sessions
Technical session 5
Sary Arka 1
Financing and investing in mineral exploration and mining business in Central Asia.
Sponsored by: PwC
Moderator: Robin Paxton, Chief Correspondent Central Asia and Head of the Thomson Reuters representative office in Kazakhstan
Technical session 6
Sary Arka 3
How to Boost Mine Productivity? Challenges, technologies and case studies.
Moderator: John Bacharach, Director, IMC Montan
14.30 – 14.45 The role of capital markets in the mineral exploration environment
Derk Hartman, Director, Global Metals & Mining, BMO Capital Markets
Boosting Productivity through Improved Mine Transportation Systems.
Andrey Tverdov, Head of Mining Development, IMC Montan
14.45 – 15.00 Global Capital Markets – where does your equity story fit?
Katya Kuznetsova, Director, Capital Markets Group, PwC
The modern role of the mining and metallurgical enterprises in the implementation of advanced technologies for processing refractory gold ores.
Boris Zakharov, Deputy General Director Engineering and Innovation, Polyus Gold Mining Company
15.00 – 15.15 London Stock Exchange – International capital raising opportunities for Kazakh mining companies.
Lucy Tarleton, Business Development Manager, UK Equity Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange
Solving complex minerals processing problems.
Stanislav Orlov, Head of enrichment department, OAO “Uralmekhanobr”
15.15 – 15.30 EBRD Financing in the Mining sector.
Yerlan Ramazanov, Principal Banker, Natural Resources team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
15.20 – 15.35 Boosting Mine Productivity and Lowering Operating Costs Using Scania Solutions
Nikolay Konovalov, Product manager KTM, Scania CV AB
Sergey Lebedev, Head of Mining and Construction, LLC Scania Rus
15.30 – 15.45 Financing and investing in Central Asian mining.
Stefan Scholz, Senior Investment Banker, ScholzvonGleich
15.35 – 15.50 Innovation. Engineering. Supply. Dastan Nazhmetdinov, Director, Mining Machines NPK
15.45 – 16.00 Investment obligations under the subsoil use contract.
Diyar Yereshev, Managing partner, Legal advisory, ТОО “Olympex Advisers”
15.50 – 16.00 Production technologies of emulsion explosives for open and underground mining
Jürgen Hanten, Head of Department, Poly-clip System

16.00 – 16.15 Private equity investments in mining in Central Asia.
Fanglu Wang, Chief Investment Officer, CITIC Kazyna Investment Fund I
16.15 – 16.45
Sary Arka 2
Sary Arka 1
Plenary session 5
Mining for miners – training and professional development.
Moderator: Dr. Alexei Tsekhovoi, Director, Central Asian Mining Union
16.45 – 17.00
Sayasat Nurbek, President, Centre for international programs
17.00 – 17.15
The role of the Central Asian Mining Union and Industry Trade Associations in improving skills of mining and metallurgical sector, and the integration of education, science and industry.
Dr. Alexei Tsekhovoi, General Director, Central Asian Mining Union
17.15 – 17.30
Rising to the challenge of providing the human resource to drive Kazakhstan’s growing mining industry – a perspective on the human resources available and what more is needed to meet the needs of the industry.
Tony Thornton, General Director, SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd
17.30 – 17.45
The journey from graduation to competent person.
Jan Lewis, President, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)
17.45 – 18.00
Forum closing
Nurlan Sauranbaev, Vice Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan.
18.00 – 20.00
Sary Arka 2
Drinks reception