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The Fifth Prime Russian Mining Trade Forum & Expo

Master classes • Business Podiums • Technical sessions • Exhibition • Award

THE 5TH RUSSIAN MINING TRADE FORUM

  • MINEX FORUM was founded in 2005 with the aim of assisting Russia and other CIS counties with the development of competitive mining and exploration businesses through international networking, consultations, regulatory, technical and investment dialogue. Over the last five years Minex has evolved into the largest in the Commonwealth of Independent States trade forum on exploring, prospecting, mining and processing gold and precious metals, base metals, coal, iron ore and uranium.

     

    The forum is designed to satisfy mining business needs for information on development of Russian and CIS mining & exploration practices, business opportunities, regulation, finance and innovations. Minex Forum agenda features over 75 expert presentations covering wide areas including:

  • Mining strategies

    Subsoil use regulation

    Mineral commodities

  • Innovative technologies

    Mine planning & EPCM

    Investment & project finance

  • Resources reporting

    CSR & sustainable development

    Infrastructure developments, etc.

WHO ATTENDS MINEX

 

RUSSIAN MINING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2009

1. PROSPECTOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the company that has made the most progress in discovering, reinterpreting or upgrading a deposit into a large or world-class deposit.

Company/Project
Justification
Petropavlovsk (WINNER) New approaches in geological exploration of Malomyr, Albyn and other projects located in the Far East
Fortress Minerals Discovery of a new type deposit in the area where mostly alluvial and minor hard rock deposits are located
Silver Bear Efforts aimed at large-scale exploration of a silver deposit located within Mangazeiskoe ore field, Yakutia
Highland Gold Completing the exploration works and on-balance reserves approval of Belaya Gora deposit, Khabarovsk region
United Industrial Corporation (OPK) Completing exploration of Elegest cocking coal Deposit (the Ulugkhem Coal Basin, Republic of Tyva) - approved reserves of 894.8 mln tons.

 

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2. MINING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the company that has achieved the most significant gains in value or reputation.

Company/Project
Justification
Leviev Group Successful production start-up at Karalveem gold deposit in Chukotka
Norilski Nickel Development of Skalisty mine
Polyus Gold (WINNER) Development of Blagodatnoe project, Olimpiada Gold Mining Plant #3 start-up, pilot plant at Natalka
Seligdar Gold Mining Holding Successful large-scale HL project start-up in Yakutia

Southern Yakutia Development Corporation

Development of new mining megaproject in Sothern Yakutia realised by Private Public Partnership.

 

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3. INVESTOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the company investing into mining project in Russia and CIS, taking part in M&A deals, providing finance etc.

Company/Project
Justification
Atomredmedzoloto (WINNER)

Creation of large scale international investment partnership to secure long-term supply of uranium to the global markets. Investment partnership between Russia’s ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. and Canadian Uranium One Inc.

Metalloinvest Acquiring Udokan license
Polymetal Aggressive M&A strategy and new assets acquisition
Polyus Gold Kazakhgold acquisition
Severstal Resources High River gold acquisition

 

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4. INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the company that has researched new concepts / technologies or implemented new approaches to achieve significant gains in productivity, environmental performance or safety.

Company/Project
Justification
Leviev Group

Successful implementation of photometric ore separation

Norilsk Nickel Implementation of a computer-based system for geological and surveying works
Peter Hambro Mining (Petropavlovsk) Development and Implementation into production Pure Gold sorbent
Siberian Federal University (SFU) (WINNER) Development and Implementation of a Russian drone aircraft for aero-geophysical works

 

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5. HIGHER MINING EDUCATION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the best higher mining education provider in Russia. Evaluation ration: degree diversity/ Number of graduates/ level of education/ employability.

University
Justification
St. Peterburg Mining Institute

Quality and level of specialists graduating from the Higher Mining Education university/institute.

Krasnoyarsk Non-Ferrous and Precious Metals
Moscow State Mining University
Moscow State University
Irkutsk State Technical University (WINNER)
Urals State Technical University
Far Eastern State Technical University

 

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6. MINING PERSON OF THE YEAR

Awarded to the individual who has, through their own ideas and efforts, led a company to success, has implemented concepts which are respected by their peers, or worked to improve the effectiveness of the mining industry.

Person
Justification
Sergey Ermolenko General Director (MC Petropavlosk)

Petropavlovsk company development

Vitaly Nesis (CEO, Polymetal) (WINNER) Aggressive company development on the world market
Vadim Zhivov (CEO, Atomredmetzoloto) Successful development of ARMZ holding

 

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MINEX Annual Russian Mining Excellence Award was established by the MINEX (Russian & CIS Mining & Exploration Forum) in 2007 with the aim of promoting best practices in the Russian Mining Industry. The award has become an instant success by offering an unbiased and independent platform for highlighting success stories and awarding Russian and International companies and managers for their outstanding achievements in improving mining industry standards and practices in Russia.

 

 

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Minex 2009 - Post event release

For the fifth time Minex provided an industry-wide conference and exhibition platform which this year predominantly focused on mining efficiency, sustainability and investment issues. Three-day program of Minex Master Classes and Minex Forum featured over 75 presentations from leading Russian and International Mining companies, Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, Mining Financiers, Mining Engineers and Consultants. Over 400 delegates from over 140 mining, financial, consulting and service companies from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Great Britain, Canada, USA, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Holland and South Korea took part in the Forum. Over 20 companies from Russia, UK, Ukraine, Canada and Australia exhibited at the Minex on-site exhibition which was visited by over 500 mining professionals and Minex forum delegates.
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MINEX 2009 Award

Gold Sponsors

Polyus

SRK Consulting

Peter Hambro Mining

Kinross

Silver Sponsors

Polymetal

PricewaterhouseCoopers

IMC Montan

Macleod Dixon

NBLgold

RJC Group

TOMS Group

ARLAN

 

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsors ARMZ Runge Ltd KPMG American Appraisal IHC Merwede SPB Giproshakht