Over 500 business delegates from 11 countries took part in MINEX 2010 – the 6th Russian and CIS Mining and Exploration Forum organised in Moscow on 29 September to 1 October 2010.

Main objective of the forum was to provide an independent evaluation of the current state and future perspectives of mining and exploration in Russia and CIS.

Over 90 national and international companies and experts presented during the three-day multi track event offering extensive information on current state and developments in the Russian and CIS mining sectors. The forum demonstrated strong indicators of industry’s rapid recovery from the effects of the Global Financial Crisis and illustrated new growth areas in Mining Exploration, Mining Efficiency and Mining finance.

Leaders of several key Russian mining companies who presented at the forum urged the Russian Government to revise current mining license legislation, which hinders development of the large-scale mineral deposits and discourages foreign direct investment in the Mining Sector.

For the first time MINEX Forum welcomed over 100 students from Moscow and St. Petersburg Mining Universities who attended three career development master classes organised by SRK Consulting, American Appraisal, Gemcom Russia and Moscow State Mining University

For the fourth time MINEX Forum awarded winners of the “Russian Mining Excellence Award” – the only international mining award in Russia created to highlight best practices in mining, exploration, investment, higher education and technological developments.

You can view video footage of the award ceremony.

The organisers would like to express their gratitude to the following companies for sponsorship support: Polyus Gold, SRK Consulting, Petropavlovsk, ARMZ Uranium Holding, Urangeo, Polymetal, IMC Montan, Kinross Gold, KPMG, Macleod Dixon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, TOMS Group, Arlan Investment Company, Bateman Engineering, RJC Exploration, Wardell Armstrong, American Appraisal, ERM Eurasia, Societe Generale IB and Mincom.

The 7th Russian and CIS Mining & Exploration forum MINEX Russia and CIS 2011 will be held in Moscow on 4-6 October 2011. Further information will be announced in the beginning of 2011.