There is less than two weeks left before the start of the key world event in the mining and metallurgical industry - the 25th World Mining Congress, which will be held in Astana.
Such a large-scale event of world significance will be held for the first time not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the territory of the CIS. This underlines the authority of Kazakhstan in the global mining and metallurgical industry.
The Organizing Committee of the WMC-2018 together with AGMP prepared a brief overview of the industry and trends of the MMI.
Kazakhstan has a rich mineral resource base: there are 99 elements of the periodic table, 85 large and 79 medium-sized MMI enterprises in the country.
Review of trends. Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical sector.
According to experts’ forecasts, in the coming years the mining industry of Kazakhstan expects a steady growth, supported by a rise in prices for base metals, as well as legislative transformations implemented in 2017.
The Code “On Subsoil and Subsoil Use”, adopted in late 2017, corresponds to the best world practice: the document provides for the introduction of an international system of accounting standards, simplifies the procedures for obtaining subsoil use rights, and introduces the world’s best practices in administration.
The long-term growth of the sector will be supported by the rise in demand for metals and growing internal demand.
Traditionally, the 20th Kazakhstan International Exhibition for Food Industry InterFood Astana 2018 will be held in Astana at the international exhibition center “Korme” on May 29-31, 2018. The event is organized by Iteca together with its international partner ITE Group Plc (UK).
More than 80 companies from eleven countries of the world, such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Germany, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, confirmed their participation in this year’s exhibition InterFood Astana.
More than 27% of exhibitors are Kazakhstan companies representing almost all regions of the republic, 20% - representatives of the entities of the Russian Federation, 12% - of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, further – the companies from Belarus, Uzbekistan and Korea.
For the first time, the Agency for Restructuring of Agricultural Enterprises of Uzbekistan and the Agency for Promotion and Protection of Investments of the Kyrgyz Republic participate in the exhibition InterFood Astana.
The exposition will display confectionery and bakery equipment, refrigeration and trade equipment, equipment for processing of fruit and vegetables. In addition, confectionery, fat-and-oil and macaroni products, sausages and meat products, preserves, juices, jams will be presented.
Also in the exposition there are companies supplying spices, ingredients, snacks and dried fruit.
In the “Packaging” section modern packaging technologies, equipment and materials for both large and small industries, as well as filling and packaging lines for trade and public catering enterprises will be presented.
On June 19th-21st, 2018, the city of Astana will be hosting the 25th Jubilee World Mining Congress. Kazakhstan will be the first country among the CIS states to hold an event of such significant international importance.
The World Mining Congress is the largest and most appreciable gathering of the mining and metallurgical industry (WMC). It was first held in Warsaw (Poland) in 1958, and since then it has been taking place every 2-3 years. The WMC brings together specialists and scientists of many countries who work in the development of the solid minerals deposits. In the entire history of the Congress, the number of the participating countries has increased from 10 to 49 and continues to grow.
The Congress of 2018 will be marked with three anniversary dates: 60 years since the foundation of the WMC, the 25th Jubilee WMC session and the 20th birthday of the capital city of Astana.
Kazakhstan has been chosen to be the platform to hold the 25th Anniversary Congress not coincidentally – the resources of our country constitute a rich mineral and raw material base - represented by 99 elements of the periodic table, 70 of which have already been explored, and over 60 are actively produced. Kazakhstan is in the top ten world miners of aluminum ores; it is endowed with the CIS third-largest iron ore reserves, and is outdone only by Australia in the uranium production. Our country is consistently ranked in the list of the countries rich with the copper ores. Annually Kazakhstan produces over 100 million tons of coal. Products of the national MMI enterprises are exported to Japan, South Korea, USA, Canada, Russia, China and EU states.
Two major international events will be held in Kazakhstan in two months of 2018. One of them is the Astana Economic Forum (May 17-18), at which a record number of guests and speakers - experts in the sphere of economy and politics, as well as co-founders of major international organizations was reported. The second event - no less large-scale in its sphere – the 25th Anniversary World Mining Congress (June 19 - 22). Such an event of world significance is held for the first time not only in Kazakhstan, but also in the territory of the CIS countries as a whole.
The World Mining Congress is the largest and most important event in the Mining and Metallurgical Industry (MMC). It was first held in 1958 in Warsaw (Poland) and ever since it has been held once every 2-3 years. WMC brings together specialists and scientists from different countries working in the sphere of development of deposits of solid minerals. Over its history the number of states – participants of the Congress has increased from 10 to 49 and continues to grow.
The 2018 Congress will be marked by three anniversary dates: 60 years since the foundation of the WMC, 25th Anniversary WMC and the 20th Anniversary of Astana city.
Kazakhstan was not chosen as a venue for holding the Anniversary Congress by accident - the resources of our country are a rich mineral and raw material base: 99 elements of the periodic table are found in Kazakhstan, 70 of which have been discovered, and more than 60 are already used in production. Kazakhstan is one of the top ten aluminum miners in the world, it ranks third in iron ore reserves among the CIS countries, in uranium mining is second only to Australia, it is firmly in the list of countries rich in copper ores. Annually in the country it is extracted over 100 million tons of coal. The products of MMC enterprises are exported to Japan, South Korea, the USA, Canada, Russia, China and the EU countries.