There are less than two weeks left before MINEX Russia – the 9th Mining and Exploration Forum which will be held in Moscow 1- 3 October 2013.

The Forum organised under the key theme “Managing mining during economic downturn” will provide a broader perspective on current state of the Russian Mining Industry offering a snapshot on changes which major and junior mining companies are introducing to keep up with the falling commodity prices and to compete in a disciplined investment environment.

According to PwC Global 2013 report mining industry faces confidence crisis. Regaining investor confidence depends on how the industry responds to its rising costs, increasingly volatile commodity prices and other challenges such as resource nationalism. In its new 'Mining Deals' report, PwC revealed that M&A activity in the sector had fallen by some 31% during the first half of this year compared to the previous corresponding period.  By geography, Russia and Kazakhstan took the top two spots from Canada and China for the most M&A activity during the first six months of the year, with Russia accounting for over 25% of the deals, followed by Kazakhstan at 19% and the US at 11%.

  • Will the current level of M&A activity in Russia continue next year?
  • How are the Russian companies planning to keep up with falling prices and increasing costs?
  • What measures is the Russian government planning to introduce to support mining industry in economic recession?
  • Will the Russian Government relax barriers to raise investors’ confidence?
  • What sources of funding will be available to Russian miners next year?
  • Will the Russian companies play more active role in overseas investments next year and where?

These and many other issues will be addressed by the Forum’s 100-strong speaker panel over the three days.

The discussion on changes proposed by the Russian Government and Legislators will be led by:

  • Mr Valery Pak, Vice Minister of the Natural Resources and the newly appointed Head of Russia’s Rosnedra Mineral Resources Agency
  • Dr. Pavel Maslovsky, Member of The Committee for Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management, Council of the Federation, Federal Assembly, the Parliament of the Russian Federation. Honorary President of Petropavlovsk Company
  • Mikhail Slipenchuk, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Ecology. Founder of Metropol Investment Group

Views on challenges faced by the Mining leaders in Russia will be shared by:

  • Vitaly Nesis, Chief Executive Officer, Polymetal Int.
  • Warwick Morley-Jepson, Vice President Russia, Kinross Gold Corporation
  • Nikolai Zelenski, CEO, NordGold
  • Roman Panov, General Director, Rusgeology State Holding Company
  • Evgeni Khrustalev, Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, Head of Industrial Products Group in the CIS, Ernst & Young
  • Alexei Smirnov, Partner, Tax & Legal Services | Energy, Utilities and Mining, PwC

New and on-going exploration projects in Russia will be presented by:

  • Alexei Soloviev, Chief Geologist,  Rusgeology  State Holding Company
  • Dmitry Korobov, CEO, Kamchatka Gold
  • Denis Alexandrov, CEO, Auriant Mining
  • Vasily Makarov, General Director, "Vostok-Business"
  • Valery Priputnevich, General Director, Nizhneamurskaya Gornaya Companya
  • Sergey Garmaev, General Director, VERTEX Mining Company
  • Alexey Osenmuk, Managing Director, 1 Gorno-Geologicheskaya Kompaniya
  • Roman Schetinskiy, Head of New Projects Department, GV GOLD (OJSC Vysochaishy)

Discussion on Russia’s mining industry investment and funding landscape will be led by:

  • Dr. Neal Rigby, Corporate Mining Consultant, SRK Consulting (U.S.), Inc.
  • Sergey Kashuba, Chairman, Russian Gold Mining Union
  • Sergey Donskoy, Senior Equity Analyst, Metals and Mining Team, Societe Generale
  • William Husband, Managing Director – Head of Metals & Mining, Russia & CIS, CITIBANK
  • Robin Birchall, Executive Chair and Member of Board of Directors, Silver Bear Resources Inc.
  • Pavel Popov, Head of Capital Markets, Moscow Exchange
  • Jon Edwards, Deputy Head of Primary Markets, London Stock Exchange
  • Marina Alexeenkova, Managing Director, Gazprombank
  • Irina Lapshina, Analyst, Metals and Mining, Sberbank Investment Research
  • Vladimir Primak, Investments Director, VTB Capital
  • Oleg Limonov, Head of Production and Geological Department, Polymetal Int.
  • Oleg Ilyin, Director of exploration and mining modelling, "Mechel Engineering"
  • Andrey Kharlashin, Head of Exploration, RJC
  • Levon Kocharyan, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (Central Europe) LLP

Snapshot of the Forum’s program:

1 October

Master classes for Mining professionals organised by:

IMC Montan, Wardell Armstrong International, TOMS Group and Metso

2 October 

  • Meeting between Rosnedra and Mining companies and Investors
  • Nine multi-track Forum plenary, technical and business podium sessions
  • Mining Technical and Investment Show
  • Evening drinks and networking party on-board “River Palace” cruise ship

3 October

  • Nine multi-track Forum plenary and business podium sessions
  • Mining Technical and Investment Show
  • Associated event: Micromine Users Conference
  • Presentation of the Russian Mining Excellence 7th Awards
  • Presentation of Innovation and Mining Photography Awards
  • Russian Mining Excellence Gala Dinner


Pre-registration will be open until Friday 27th September but earlier booking is advisable as tickets to the Drinks on 2 October and Gala Dinner on 3 October are selling out fast.

Tickets cost:

  • Master Classes (1 October) = £ 250GBP
  • Forum (2‐3 October) = £ 620GBP
  • Master Classes + Forum (1-­3 October) = £ 800 GBP
  • Gala Dinner (3 October) = £ 130 GBP*
  • Presentation at Business podium session = £ 500 GBP

For group of 3 or more delegates 10% discount applies.

* Gala dinner tickets are available only to the delegates attending the Forum.



Please contact
Advantix Ltd

Forum organiser

Mrs. Irina Yukhtina 
Events Director, 
Tel: + 44 (0)207 520 9341 
Fax: + 44(0)2075209342