MINEX Russia 2017 programme overview 

Master-classes and workshops  | 10 October

ah8a6892Before the official opening of the forum, a series of master classes and seminars will traditionally be organised, where participants will get acquainted with the practice and processes of optimising the production of companies in modern conditions. Master classes are designed for technical managers of mining and geological companies.

09:30 – 11:00  Master class by ArtGeo 

Theme: «Laser scanning technologies – experience of application at Russian mining enterprises»

11.30 – 13:00  Master class by ContiTech

Theme to be confirmed

13:00 – 14:00  Networking lunch

14:00 – 16:00  Master class by SRK Consulting 

Theme to be confirmed

16:30 – 18:00  Master class by AMC

Theme: «Controlling the Life-of-Mine Planning Cycle»

18:00 – 20:00   Ice-breaker networking  drinks

Forum – Trade Show – Networking – Webcasts | 11 and 12 October

ah8a8934Over 80 speakers and panellists are expected to present at the Forum’s 12 sessions to be held on 11 and 12 October.

Over 500 delegates from Russia and overseas are expected to take part in the Forum this year. Forum sessions will broadcast live via MINEX Forum Facebook and YouTube video channels.

Trade show organised alongside the Forum on 11 and 12 October is expected to attract over 1000 visitors.

Themed interactive round tables will be organised during lunches offering delegates and speakers opportunities for holding discussions on specific topics and themes for smaller groups (up to 10 people per table).

Associated events | 11 and 12 October


Traditionally the Forum offers its partners platforms for organising independent events. Micromine regularly holds its customer annual conference alongside the Forum.

Since 2015  the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use (Rosnedra) has been using Forum framework for organising its round table meeting with the managers and shareholders of Russian and International companies to discuss in a constructive atmosphere “bottlenecks” and issues related to legal and regulatory practices.

Social-focused events | 11 and 12 October

ah8a9755Russian Mining Excellence and Russian amateur photo competitions will be  held within the Forum framework.  The finalists and winners of the competitions will receive awards at the Gala Dinner on 12 October.

Poster wall | 11 and 12 October

ah8a8428A poster wall be will be organised alongside main Trade Show offering forum delegates additional opportunities for the presentation of projects and business proposals.

Conveniently located between two exhibition halls the Poster wall area serves the function of a meeting point.

ah8a7633Part of the installation will be reserved for posters created by the group of scribers who will be drawing live during the speeches.

Scribers’ works have become an instant hit at MINEX Russia last year and thanks to the original format and skillful images attracted attention of many delegates and trade show visitors.

Russian Mining Excellence Award | 12 October

ah8a9639Since 2007 MINEX Forum has been holding annual Russian Mining Excellence competition to recognise and reward best mining, investment and social projects realised in the Russian mining industry

The announcement of the winners 11th Russian Mining Excellence Awards will be held at the Gala Dinner on 12 October.

Photography competition “Miners and Mines of Russia” | 12 October

ah8a9656Mining amateur photo competition has been established by MINEX Forum in 2012. The competition provides amateur photographers with the platform for presenting a vivid image and diversity of mines and miners of Russia.

The awards of the winners 6th Photography competition will be held at the Gala Dinner on 12 October.

MineTech competition – mining challenges and solutions competition   | 11 – 12 October

dh0i4176MineTech – International competition of mining challenges and solutions will be held for the first time alongside MINEX Russia 2017.

Launched in April 2017 at MINEX Central Asia Forum in Kazakhstan, MineTech competition ( created new win-win format for winning new businesses and selecting mining solutions.

During the competition experts will present solutions to challenging cases offered by the mining companies operating in Russia. The winners will be selected by the jurors who will be representing competition challengers. The announcement of the winners will take place at the Gala Dinner on 12 October. After the competition the mining companies will be able to create a super challenge and invite the winners to implement the proposed solutions.

Interviews | 11 – 12 October

AH8A8012Thought provoking interviews with the Russian mining champions will be organised alongside the mainstream sessions of the forum. Interviews will be conducted by prominent mining journalists and broadcast live via MINEX Forum Facebook and YouTube video channels.

Themed Lunch interactive round tables | 11 – 12 October

ah8a6948Companies 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.

MICROMINE User Conference 2017 |12 October

micromine-160px-wpcf_150x150The Forum has been held in Russia since 2005 and is considered as one of the most important and authoritative events on Mining and Exploration in the region and the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. The 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.
The MICROMINE team has developed the User Conference, held on the 12 October, has become a valued platform for experienced staff and industry professionals to fostering interactive discussions, improve existing mining workflows and exploring best practices through technology in the region.

Conference speakers are all users of MICROMINE solutions and will be providing detailed presentations based on real projects that reflect the daily tasks, work and experience that they have faced in the mining industry. The Micromine User Conference is not an advertising platform for the companies presenting but provides a place for companies to present real life proven cases and engage in lively discussions with experts, government representatives and colleagues.

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