In Tune with the Government’s Industrial and Innovation Policy

This summer, CEOs of domestic and foreign mining and metallurgy enterprises, as well as heads and representatives of governments of the world’s leading mining and metallurgy powers will arrive in Astana to take part in the 3rd International Astana Mining & Metallurgy Congress (AMM 2012). The АММ 2012 Congress will take place on 4-6 July 2012 at the Independence Palace in Astana under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The programme includes a number of events: Forum, Exhibition, Golden Hephaestus Competition, roundtables, and the Day of Astana social events with over 1,000 guests expected to attend. The АММ 2012 key subject is ‘Exploration. Mining. Processing’. The Forum’s concept has been shaped to fall in tune with the Government’s industrial and innovation policy and creation of new competitive products, introduction of innovative developments, implementation of which relies on the quality of training of industry personnel required to bring Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgy industry to prominence.

The АММ Forum has always been an open platform to discuss the most pressing current and long-term problems facing Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgy sector. Speeches are planned from over 20 speakers from Kazakhstan, Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, and Turkey. The АММ 2012 Congress is going to be attended by heads and representatives of governments of the world’s leading mining and metallurgy powers, ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the participating countries, industry associations, and global mining and metallurgy companies.

Issues relating to international interaction of mining countries through integration of knowledge, experience and interests, development of the mineral raw material and innovative potentials are to be discussed in Astana. The Forum will feature thematic roundtables: ‘Innovations in Mining and Metallurgy’ and ‘Human Resources in Mining and Metallurgy’. The achievements of Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgy sector will be traditionally put on display at the exhibition held alongside with the Congress.

The exhibition’s structure is organised thematically into sections for industry, innovation, service, and education. Exhibitors include mining companies, processing factories, scientific centres and research institutes, consulting and financial organisations, as well as industry-wise universities, colleges, and training centres. The organisers – Iteca Exhibition Company and ITE Group – are planning to expand this year’s exhibition to involve foreign exhibitors. Mining and metallurgy industry production processes are represented by a great variety of working professions, which had led to the establishment of the Day of Metallurgist, a nationwide professional holiday, celebrated since Soviet times on the third Sunday of July.

On the threshold of this professional holiday, special importance is assumed by the Golden Hephaestus National Industry Competition held as part of the АММ Congress since its inception. The Golden Hephaestus Competition aims to recognise the achievements of companies and individuals in the mining and metallurgy sector to demonstrate and spread positive experiences in the industry. Participation in the competition, as in previous years, is free. Winners will be awarded special prizes, including cash prizes for some categories. The General Partner of the competition is ENRC.

The АММ 2012 Congress is organised by Iteca LLP, a Kazakhstan exhibition company. The Official Partner of the project is the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan. Official support is provided by the Astana City Administration, Association of Mining & Metallurgical Enterprises, Tau-Ken Samruk JSC, and National Centre for Complex Processing of Mineral Raw Materials of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

For detailed information about the event, please visit the official website


  • Created on .