About MINEX Russia Forum

Delegates-300The 12th International Mining and Exploration Forum – MINEX Russia 2016 took place in Moscow on 4 – 6 October 2016.

The Forum is held in Russia since 2005 and considered as one of the most important and authoritative events on Mining and Exploration in Russia and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union.

Organised ‘under the main theme “Russian mining industry – new sources of growth” MINEX Russia 2016 Forum will provide an industry-wide discussion on Russia’s mining industry growth scenarios and its ability to renew mineral resource base, develop infrastructure, train personnel and introduce more efficient solutions to reduce the costs and improve efficiency.


MINEX Russia 2016 – the 12th Russian Mining and Exploration Forum has successfully concluded last Thursday in Moscow.

From 4 to 6 October over 500 heads and specialists from Russian and international companies and organisations took part in the forum.

Prior to the start of the forum  four master classes dedicated to practical aspects of improving mining efficiency and safety were organised by ConitTech, SRK Counslting, Navgeocom, Maptek, GroundProbe, IMC Montan and AMC Consultants.

The first day of the Forum’s agenda began with the third annual round table hosted by the Federal Agency of Subsoil Use of the Russian Federation. The heads of the agency discussed with over 80 Russian and International mining companies important issues concerning mining regulation and business practices. The faltering auctioning of new mining licences proved to be the hottest topic during the session. At the meeting, the Union of Gold Producers of Russia presented proposals on several key amendments to the subsoil use law in order to stimulate growth and remove investment barriers.

At the forum’s opening session Evgeniy Kiselev, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources -the Head of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use and Mr Timur Toktabaev the Vice Minister of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan presented keynotes which addressed important developments in the Mining sector in Russia and Kazakhstan.

Over 100 speakers and panellists presented their views and projects at 12 themed sessions organised during the two days of the Forum.

Over 50 Russian and International companies exhibited at the trade and investment show organised alongside the Forum. The show attracted around 900 business visitors from Russia and overseas.

The forum materials will be published on the site on the 30th of October 2016.

The study, conducted as part of the event, entitled “Sources of growth in the Russian mining sector” shows that the participants of the Russian mining industry have high hopes for the growth of the industry in general and their individual segments in the near future.

The speaker reports made during the forum also echoed the sentiment that the state of affairs in the industry is quietly starting to improve.

Business and government are seeking new ways of profitable cooperation. As a general rule this involves building infrastructure, permitting companies to launch new mining projects at lower costs.

Another important issue is the lack of interesting geological ideas and start-ups developed by junior companies. This problem is understood by both the regulators and major companies for who junior projects could become a fruitful ground for further development. The recently launched “Vostok” platform is one of the attempts at finding a solution of funding junior mining companies.

The online information exchange, voting and raising questions during the conference was handled by the MeYou social network. In total 156 business cards were registered on the network, 707 messages exchanged during 195 conversations, 389 photos uploaded and 11 blitz polls answered.

The polls were a subject of active interest from the forum participants, were often commented on by moderators and speakers and on the whole provided a good picture of the opinions held by market participants  in regards to pressing industry matters.

The forum was concluded with the 10th Russian mining excellence awards and the 5th annual “Miners and Mines of Russia” photo competition.

“We would like to thank all the participants, sponsors and partners of the forum. We hope to see the the growth potential discussed by the industry participants will be represented by realised projects and new ideas to help economic growth and prosperity of Russia at the next MINEX Forum.”-noted Mr Arthur Poliakov, the head of the MINEX Organisational committee.

The next, now 13th MINEX Russia will open in Moscow 10-12 October 2017.

About Forum

MINEX Russia Forum regularly brings together over 500 heads of industrial companies from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, countries of the European Economic Community, China, Mongolia, North America, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America and Australia.


Bookings  are accepted until 20 September
Discount if paid before 15/06/16 – 15 %.
Discount if paid before 15/07/16 – 10 %


Pre-registration ends 30 September 2016
Discount if paid before 15/07/16 – 10 %.
Discount for delegations (3 or more delegates) – 10 %


Main events at MINEX Russia 2016

minex_1day-604 October (Master classes)

Master classes and workshops are designed for technical managers of mining and exploration companies. Organised on the first day of the Forum master-classes provide an opportunity for express learning of advanced mining technologies and their practical application.

minex_day3-35 – 6 October (Forum, Expo, Associated events, Awards, Networking events)

The Forum and Exhibition traditionally bring together heads of mining companies, representatives of federal and regional executive authorities, investment funds, banks, industry associations, service companies and equipment producers.     Over 70 reports and speaker presentations are expected during the two-day program of the Forum.  Over 30 Russian and foreign companies are expected to exhibit at the Trade & Investment Show organised alongside the Forum.

Forum and Trade Show themes

  • Value-chain creation and strategy development in Russia’s mining sector
  • Transformation of Mining and Subsoil Use Regulatory system in Russia
  • Strategic initiatives and projects in Russia’s core mining regions
  • Exploration & Development: new projects and technologies
  • Mining Optimisation and Efficiency improvement
  • Mining automatisation and internetisation developments
  • Sustainable mining and “green” solutions
  • Management of technical risks and safety in the mining industry
    • Import substitution and development of local content in Russia’s mining sector
  • Mining infrastructure development and construction
  • Financing mining projects in Russia – available sources
  • CSR practices in Russia’s mining industry

minex_day2-21Associated events

The Forum offers companies and organisations opportunities to organise alongside the Forum corporate  events aimed at educating customers and meeting stakeholders.

The Forum hosts annual meeting with leadership of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) where companies and investors can openly discuss issues related to mining regulation and licensing practices.

Minex2014-D2-98Business podiums

Held alongside the Exhibition, Business podiums provide Exhibitors and Delegates with the platform for organising product or service demonstrations.


minex_day3-162Awards and Student events

Since 2007 MINEX Forum holds the “The Russian Mining Excellence” award and the “Miners and Mines of Russia” amateur photography award.

The Forum also supports national Youth Mining Competitions and regularly hosts workshops for mining students.

New events at MINEX Russia 2016  


The Forum on the Regional Accelerated Growth

MINEX Russia is launching the Forum on the Regional Accelerated Growth – a specialised information and discussion platform for public and private entities involved in the development of the mining projects based in the “Territories of Advancing Social and Economic Development”.

The Forum and the Exhibition will provide opportunities for the regional governments and companies to present the mineral resources programs and the key mining development projects.

The discussion platform of the Forum will enable the exchange of views and debates on practical issues e.g. potential opportunities for attracting new investment in the regions, optimisation of federal funds for exploration and development of the mineral resource base, the development of industry infrastructure, enhancing the participation of mining companies in the sphere of social development and welfare growth, and more.

US_8806Investment podiums

Companies or Entrepreneurs will be able to present greenfield and brownfield investment projects to a panel of professional investors and mining financiers at the Mining Dragon’s Den sessions organised alongside the Trade Show on 5-6 October. After their presentations, speakers will be able to arrange private consultations with the experts and record video interviews, which will be posted on MINEX TV internet channel on YouTube.

MINEX-14-3DayGalaDinner-61Themed Lunch interactive round tables

A poster presentation will empowers delegates with additional opportunities to interact with other Forum participants. Companies or Individuals interested in sharing their ideas or projects with prospective clients, investors and peers will be able to host themed discussions at the interactive round tables during lunch breaks.

minex_day3-122Poster presentations

A poster presentation will empower delegates with additional opportunities to interact with other Forum participants. Poster boards will be organised alongside exhibition on 5 and 6 October where delegates will be able present their projects and discuss them with other delegates and exhibition visitors.

minex_day3-126Forum Social Network

MINEX Forum is a true gold mine for striking personal contacts and making business acquaintances. Jointly with the MeYou social network start-up, the Forum organisers will offer registered delegates networking and information services: access to the participants’ network; share information, thoughts and ideas with the network participants; send personal invitations to meet alongside the Forum; participate in the interactive votes and surveys; ask speakers questions during the sessions and receive prompt answers; see and share the photos taken during the Forum.