May 25-26, Astana city successfully hosted the VIII International "Astana Mining & Metallurgy" Congress — AMM 2017 on the subject of "Strategic drivers of growth for MMC."
In program the AMM 2017 Forum, whose structure has 4 main sessions, the following topics were discussed: growth of production and development of new products in MMC, ways to overcome the lack of breakthrough innovations in geological exploration, natural resources code, attraction of investment in geological exploration, energy resources, industrial and environmental safety in MMC, processing and concentration technologies, innovative technologies and world experience in MMC, as well as stabilization of metal and capital markets.
AMM-2017 Congress summarized the results and outlined the strategic course for the development of the mining and metallurgical complex of Kazakhstan with an emphasis on geological exploration, mining and metallurgy: the launching of the Code of "On Subsoil and Subsoil Use", ensuring an annual increase in production volumes by 7%, active assistance to Kazakh companies in entering the international market, as well as attracting investments.
Facts and numbers of AMM 2017:
- Over 1000 delegates from 25 countries from all over the world became participants of the VIII International Mining and Metallurgy Congress;
- 44 companies presented their stands at the exhibition of "Astana Mining & Metallurgy";
- 8 branch organizations took part in B2B meetings and G2B format;
- Within AMM 2017, 4 thematic sessions and 8 Roundtables were held:
- Speakers of the Congress were such high-ranking officials as:
Askar Mamin - Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
Alik Aidarbayev - First Vice Minister of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
Abdumalik Mirahmedov - CEO of ATK Holdings;
Bakhtiyar Krykpyshev - CEO of the Managing Board of Kazakhmys Corporation;
Kate Spence - President of Global Mining Capital Corporation;
Clyde Russell – Columnist of Thomson Reuters Asia;
Nikola Popovich - Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kazzinc Holdings LLP;
Paramjit Kahlon - CEO of ArcelorMittal Temirtau;
Eldar Mamedov - Chairman of the Board of KAZ Minerals Management LLP.
June 19-22, 2018 AMM will be held within the World Mining Congress - the largest international event in the mining and metallurgical industry.