Welcome Letters 2015

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan let me welcome the participants of the 6th International Mining and Metallurgy Congress "Astana Mining & Metallurgy".

The second five-year plan of industrial and innovative development has started since the inception of 2015. The mining sector accounts for more than 2.9% of employment and 18% of gross added value in the economy. Today, investments in fixed assets in the mining industry make up more than 30% of total. That is why the main mining sector projects stay the main targets of innovative development for the next five years.

"AMM-2015" Congress aims to address topical issues of mining and metallurgical industry, which Kazakhstan is facing in the framework of the State program of Forced industrial and innovative development.

The main topic of the forum "Mining & Metallurgy Industrial Policy: Investments, Modernization, Production" will cover a number of topical issues, such as the attraction of investments in the mining sector, state support and development programs, best practices in exploration, energy efficiency and safety in production, world prices and growth in demand for metals, development of processing industry to ensure a sustainable economy against the background of deterioration in the global commodity markets.

An active preparation is under way for the 25th World Mining Congress in Astana, which will be held in 2018 as part of "AMM".

I am confident that "AMM-2015" will help attract investment, promote technology transfer and the development of international partnerships between industrial companies of Kazakhstan, Russia, China, France, Germany, Canada and Afghanistan.


Minister of Investment and Development
of the Republic of Kazakhstan

A. Issekeshev


On behalf of the National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan, the "Atameken Union," I am pleased to welcome to Astana the participants and guests of the International Mining and Metallurgical Congress: "Astana Mining & Metallurgy 2015" (AMM). This large-scale event, taking place for the sixth time already, gathers representatives from major companies of the mining and metallurgical fields as well as international business leaders.

In the 6 years that have passed since the first congress with Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Republic of Kazakhstan, the АММ project has become the main event of the domestic mining and metallurgical complex, designed to increase the competitiveness and innovative potential of the industry. Thanks to the AMM Congress the capital of Kazakhstan was chosen to be the host of the World Mining Congress in the year 2018, which will contribute to the realization of major socio-economic projects.

The AMM Congress 2015 and its accompanying forum "Industrial Policy in the Mining and Metallurgical Fields: Investment, Modernization, and Production" and the АММ Exhibition are important marketing tools for the development of business relations, stimulation of production, and establishment of a favourable climate for investment.

Domestic production growth requires problem solving in tandem with the implementation of modern technology, with the strengthening of internal and external economic ties, the creation of science-driven and high-tech production, and increasing cooperation of the State with the private sector. The AMM Congress has become a business platform for the discussion of these pressing issues. Participants in the project will gather to find complex answers to the contemporary challenges of the global economy, as well as work toward establishing quality measures to introduce modern developments and technologies for the mining and metallurgical industries.

I am certain that the forum and АММ 2015 Exhibition will take place at a high level and will give positive impetus to the expansion of business contacts, strengthen economic ties, facilitate a vast exchange of information, and demonstrate the latest achievements of science and technology.

President of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan
Т.А. Kulibaev


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

On behalf of Kazzinc Group I am pleased to welcome you to 6th International Congress "ASTANA MINING & METALLURGY-2015"!

The globally unstable market and increased competition within the mining and metallurgical segment makes this opportunity to share the best business practices focused on the innovative development and improved production processes vitally important both for Kazakhstan and international mining and metallurgical companies.

The Congress for us today is an advanced and unique platform for interaction of the Government and mining and metallurgical business of Kazakhstan. It has always been the point to determine the pathways to further development of our operations. In this regard the importance of such prominent events cannot be overestimated.

Kazzinc endorses the key focus of the Congress -"Industrial Policy of Mining and Metallurgical Complex: Investments, Modernization and Production".

Since its incorporation Kazzinc has been focused on addressing strategic issues, i.e. reduction of high energy consumption, improved production efficiency, full-cycle mineral processing, quality improvement, development of raw material base, introduction of green processes and improvements in occupational safety.

Kazzinc remains in the wake of the economic policy of Kazakhstan and the President Nursultan Nazarbayev, and it could not be otherwise, as the Government offers full support to mining and metallurgical companies in the framework of the National Program of forced industrial and innovative development introduced and promoted in Kazakhstan.

I have no doubts that the Congress will once again act as a starting point for mining and metallurgical innovations in Kazakhstan, thus contributing to sustainable economic growth of this industry segment and continuous success of Kazakhstan and international mining and metallurgical market players.

I wish all participants of the Congress successful and fruitful work and achievement of strong results!

Sincerely yours,

Nikola Popovic,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Kazzinc Holdings Ltd


Dear participants and visitors of the 6th International Congress
"Astana Mining & Metallurgy" АММ 2015

On behalf of the Kazakhstan exhibition company "Iteca" and our international partners ITE Group Plc, I am sincerely glad to welcome all participants of the Congress and exhibitors of AMM 2015!

This year the main theme of AMM is "Mining & Metallurgical Industrial Policy: Investments, Modernizations, Production", where issues of attracting investment into the mining sector, state support and development programs, application of advanced technologies in exploration, energy efficiency and safety in the workplace, will be discussed.

B2B and G2B business meetings will be organized as part of AMM 2015 for the first time. This is a unique opportunity to have effective face to face negotiations with industry leaders and government representatives.

Another innovation will be series of presentations "Made in Kazakhstan for Mining & Metallurgical Industry", where domestic suppliers of equipment, technologies, chemicals, and other goods and services for mining industry will be showcased.

Let me express my special thanks to the governmental partner of AMM congress - Ministry for Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the continuous support and contribution to the development of this project.

We are also pleased to note that the participants of the 95th meeting of the International Organizing Committee of World Mining Congress, organized in the framework of AMM 2014, highlighted the well-developed infrastructure of Astana city, a high level of organization of AMM congress and its large scale.

We believe that such a significant event will make possible for Kazakhstan specialists to discuss current trends and projects in the industry and adopt the best international practices. We hope it will become an additional incentive for the development of mining and metallurgical industry of Kazakhstan and the influx of new efficient technologies into our country.

I wish you a successful fruitful work at the congress, exchange of new ideas, mutually beneficial contracts and business development.

Yuri Borodikhin
Kazakhstan exhibition company "Iteca"