6 April – Wednesday

09:00 - Welcome from the organisers

Founder and Chief Executive

09:05 - Welcome from the British Embassy in the Republic of Kazakhstan

His Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Embassy of the United Kingdom

The business track is held in a specialised area which is open to both forum participants and exhibition visitors. At the business track venue, companies and Forum participants can present their technologies, cases and products. 

General Director
Marketing from Timchenko

16:00 - Unique production of drilling additives that guarantee maximum results on the sites

Deputy General Director

16:15 - Comprehensive airborne geophysical technologies of a new generation

Chief geophysist
GNPP Aerogeophysica

16:25 - Aurora Geophysics technologies and approaches

Aurora Geophysics

16:35 - Modern Methods of Remote Sensing Materials Analysis Application in Geological Targeting

Head of GIS Department, Geologist
Institute of Geotechnologies (IGT Group)

16:45 - Cross-hole radio imaging method with the FARA system

FARA Systems LLP

16:55 - Inflatable packers for hydrogeological works in boreholes


17:05 - Modern geophysical equipment and its use in geological exploration mineral deposits

Senior project manager
Geodevice Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is among the top ten leading countries in the world in terms of confirmed reserves of most types of minerals. To increase the competitiveness of the Mining and Metals sector in the coming years, measures will be taken to replenish the mineral resource base, simplify and automate business processes on a single platform of subsoil users, and deepen the processing of base metals to finished products.

  • The National Program for the intensification of the state geological study of priority minerals.
  • Plans of the National Geological Survey to reduce investment risks and carry out work at an early stage.
  • Utilize new tools to attract investment in geological exploration.
  • New incentive for investment in geological exploration.
  • Increasing the economic attractiveness of mineral deposits offered to investors.
  • Completion of the transition to international reporting standards for resources and reserves of metals and minerals.
  • Creation of a “transparent” information system to simplify investors’ access to geological information.
  • Protection of the rights of geological discoverers and simplifying the transition to the production phase.
  • State-initiated audit of subsoil use licenses aimed at creating transparent and fair market conditions for investors.
  • Introduction of space monitoring of the activities of subsoil users.

Haller Lomax

11:30 - Measures to improve the investment climate in the mining sector of Kazakhstan

Executive Director
The Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises of Kazakhstan

11:40 - Concept of geological industry development

Geology Committee of Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan

11:50 - The National Geological Survey of Kazakhstan

Chairman of the Board
National Geological Survey

12:00 - Single platform for subsoil users minerals.gov.kz

Director of Spatial data Department
National Company "Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary"

12:15 - Benefits of Transitioning to the new Mining Code

Principal Consultant
CSA Global (an ERM Group company)

12:30 - Transition to KAZRC standards - expectations and risks

Chairman of Executive Committee

12:40 - About some legal risks of geological exploration in Kazakhstan and ways to solve them

GRATA International law firm

12:50 - Junior mining companies in Kazakhstan

Chairman of the board
Association of small and medium business in the mining industry "Tau-Ken Qazaqstan"

The mining and processing industries in Kazakhstan are facing the challenge of depletion of reserves due to intensive mining. With only a small portion of the ores and metals mined in Kazakhstan being processed, diversifying production is essential for long-term economic and social progress. The combination of foreign investment and advanced technology will play a significant role in this success. In 2023, 149 investment projects are planned to be put in place, with the most notable projects focusing on the modernisation of mining production and the implementation of integrated socio-economic development programs in mining cities and regions. 

  • Experience and strategies of large mining companies in the development of economically valuable reserves of metals and minerals.
  • New requirements for the provision of raw materials to processing industries in Kazakhstan.
  • Improving the efficiency of geological study of the subsoil and replenishing the mineral resource base.
  • Prospects for the development of junior mining projects to enhance the reproduction of mineral resources.
  • Current practices of financing junior projects.

Director for Asian Business Sector
IMC Montan

14:00 - Mechanisms and prospects for cooperation with Tau-Ken Samruk on exploration and production projects

Chief Executive Officer
"National Mining Company "Tau-Ken Samruk"

14:10 - Alternative tools for investing in Kazakhstan's developing mining industry

GreyWolf Management

14:20 - Improving the operational efficiency of companies and ensuring a high level of profitability

Independent Expert

14:30 - Expert and technical council of FBU "GKZ" as a scientific and analytical foundation for attracting investments in promising geological objects

Deputy Head of Monitoring, Analysis and Methodology Department
The State Committee for Mineral Reserves of the Russian Federation (GKZ)

14:40 - Conceptual approaches to the development of the Mineral Resource Base and M&A projects

Deputy Director for Transformation

14:50 - Airborne geophysics: from searching for water to discovering mineral deposits.

Executive Vice President, EMEA

15:00 - The Changing Exploration Drilling Market in Central Asia: Trends and Changes


15:15 - Intensive training of mining equipment operators on high-tech modular simulators

Chief Executive Officer

Critical materials – chromium, copper, germanium, lithium and others – are essential building blocks for renewable energy technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines and batteries. In terms of potential in mining and exporting critical raw materials, Kazakhstan ranks fourth worldwide, while in aluminium it is among the top 10. Stimulated by global demand for international investment and technologies, Kazakhstan is poised to become a strategic supplier of battery metals and other critical materials to the Global markets.

  • The new role of Kazakhstan in the EU “Green Deal” as a new strategic supplier of strategic raw materials and green hydrogen.
  • Prospects for the discovery of new deposits of strategic metals and minerals in Kazakhstan.
  • The potential for the development of large-scale production of cobalt, nickel, lithium, and other metals for the “green economy”.
  • Modernisation and Development of the Mining and Metallurgical Industry in Kazakhstan: New opportunities, incentives, and challenges.
  • Green Production and Energy: Development of environmentally friendly processes.
  • Resource Efficiency: Maximizing material use while increasing ore and metal extraction.


Director and Corporate Consultant (Mining Engineering)
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)

16:00 - Strategic Partnership between Kazakhstan and the European Union on sustainable raw materials, batteries and hydrogen value chains

Policy Official
European Commission, DG GROW - Raw Materials

16:15 - Global Demand for Critical Metals and Kazakhstan’s Potential for Exploration

Deputy Director
MSA-Minerals Consulting

16:30 - Drivers of Project Development in a Commodity deficient world

Executive Lead - Business Development
AMC Consultants

16:45 - Sustainable Copper Production Assuring Value for All Stakeholders

Technical Director
Kounrad Copper Company | Central Asia Metals

17:00 - Central Asia is a Missing Link in Analyses of Critical Materials for the Global Clean Energy Transition

Head of Centre for Energy Research
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)

17:15 - Review of Kazakhstan's strategy for developing the country's metals processing industry compared to Uzbekistan

Managing Partner
Strategic Solutions

Main Topics:

• Where is it? Deciphering Soviet coordinates
• What is it? Translating soviet metal assemblages into minerals systems based metallogenic models in order to identify the optimal exploration tools
• What does the geology map tell me? How to compare and translate Soviet into western geological conventions and terminology
• How much do I need to spend, and how to get the best value out of this expenditure? Typical first-year minimal exploration expenditure requirements, and an overview of ground geology, geochemistry and geophysics should be completed prior to planning drilling.
• What if I don’t have an experienced field team? Overview of remote sensing surveys (spectral and geophysical) that can be conducted in the first year to fulfill expenditure requirements and position oneself better for drilling.
• What do I need to prepare prior to drilling to comply with international exploration best practices? Introduction to geochemical QA-QC, types and sources of CRM.
• Can I bring in more rigs to speed up a discovery? The advantages of drilling less yet more intelligent and efficient metres, and what is required to get the best value out of drilling campaigns in Kazakhstan.

Who should attend:

This master class was designed to provide key information and insight to new and seasoned Kazakhstan exploration geologists and investors.

Director and Corporate Consultant (Mining Engineering)
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)

14:00 - I got my exploration license....What next?

Principal Consultant (Geology)
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)

14:30 - I got my exploration license....What next?

Senior Resource Geologist
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)

15:00 - I got my exploration license....What next?

Director and Corporate Consultant (Mining Engineering)
SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan)