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

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)

Given the vast areas of Kazakhstan, the effectiveness of geological forecasting and exploration largely depends on the use of advanced technologies, comprehensive analysis and the high competence of specialists. In Kazakhstan, a course has been taken to modernise the geological industry using innovative exploration methods. Modernisation of the industry is critically important for improving the quality of valuation of prospective areas and determining the best methods for their development and production. 

  • Modernisation of industry practices to improve the quality of mine valuation.
  • Development of technologies that allow real-time collection, processing and analysis of geological survey data.
  • Automation of routine manual work to improve quality and speed up processes.
  • Creation of continuous chains from the digital core, geological research data, seismic exploration, and regional and basin modelling to digital geological models.
  • Automating updates of geological models based on constantly incoming new data.
  • Application of Big Data and Data Mining technologies to improve the accuracy of planning and the speed of decision-making.
  • Improving the quality of field assessment and determining the best methods for their development and operation.
  • Computer simulation of drilling and blasting parameters to increase the profitability of production.


14:00 - Pribrezhniy a Case study of Multiphysics application in Copper Porphyry exploration

Senior Geoscientist

14:10 - DasVision 3D Induced Polarization: Case Studies from Canada and Kazakhstan

VP Business Development
Abitibi Geophysics

14:20 - Geological targeting as the most effective tool for forecasting and prospecting for ore deposits

Chief Geologist
Institute of Geotechnologies

14:30 - Improving the efficiency of geological exploration through the use of modern drilling technologies

Eastern Drilling Company

14:40 - Pros and cons of optimizing field work in ore deposits exploration


14:50 - Experience in solving search problems for ore minerals

Open Geology

15:00 - Mineralogical criteria of ore-bearing granitoid massifs

Executive Director
group of companies "LIMS"

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

11:30 - Application of unmanned aerial systems in geophysical prospecting

Chief Geophysicist
Radar MMS

11:40 - Modern magnetic exploration complex using UAV carriers

Lead Geophysicst
AGT Systems Vostok

11:50 - Modern geological exploration technologies.

AGT Systems Vostok

12:00 - Improving the quality of prospecting and appraisal work

Corporate Client Manager
AGR Software

12:10 - Comparative analysis of the homogeneity of ore gold-bearing standard samples of elemental composition from world manufacturers

Geological Survey Engineer

12:20 - Mobile scanning with a RIEGL terrestrial scanner and other company innovations

Director of Laser Scanning Department

12:30 - AEM survey of the Neretva Delta (Croatia): a case study for hydrogeology


12:40 - Magnetization vector 3D inversions of airborne magnetic data flown over Grib kimberlite pipe

Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU)

The key challenge facing Kazakhstan is the low reproduction of reserves. To accelerate the development of geological science and provide raw materials to the manufacturing industry in Kazakhstan, the National Geological Service was created and the National Geological Strategy for 2023-2027  was adopted by the Government. To facilitate access to geological information, an interdepartmental information system “KAZNEDRA” is being created. To address the issues and improve exploration efficiency the Industry will implement advanced information and digital technologies. 

  • New models of industry management based on the seamless movement of machine-readable data from the stages of exploration to production and processing.
  • Development of a single interdepartmental platform for subsoil use “Kaznedra”.
  • Creation and digitalisation of mineral core storage facilities.
  • Digital mapping of geological structures in Kazakhstan.
  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the prediction and analysis of mineral resources.
  • Improvement of remote sensing and GIS-based mapping techniques.
  • Using machine learning algorithms to predict geological formations.
  • Integration of geophysical data with satellite imagery to improve survey accuracy.
  • Application of artificial intelligence technologies and drones to obtain images and data in hard-to-reach regions.
  • The use of digital technologies in the analysis and implementation of investment projects.

Sales Director Mining and Minerals, EMEA

09:00 - Achieving Full Potential for Mining and Metals Assets: Diagnostic and Transformation Methodologies

Senior Engagement Manager

09:10 - Lessons Learned from the application of remote operations centers in Mining Operations Australia and the Americas

StepChange Global

09:20 - Digitization of mining management powered by K-MINE

K-MINE Group

09:30 - The age of data: collection, processing and interpretation

Team Lead CSS

09:40 - Cases of improving the efficiency of drilling and blasting operations based on the use of digital technologies of the MGIS GEOMIX and dispatching systems

Chief Technical Officer

09:50 - Mining Data Management

Deputy General Director

10:00 - Digital transformation of drilling operations

Head of Implementation and Technical Support Department
AGR Software

10:10 - Blast Digital Twin to support sustainable mining

General manager
TBT / DNA-Blast Group

  • Geological and structural mapping as the basis for forecasting and searching mineral deposits.
  • Geological and structural mapping and complex structural analysis (field, laboratory, auxiliary methods);
  • Automated lineament analysis of space images – an effective method for predicting potential ore-bearing structures;
  • Multispectral analysis of satellite images – applied possibilities of the technique;
  • Exploration of geological and structural models for selecting the best areas for prospecting for ore deposits (geological targeting);
  • Analog tectonophysical modelling for the purposes of structural analysis and prediction of ore traps;
  • Lack of structural analysis as a cause of erroneous geological models and unreliable forecast, incorrect assessment of forecast resources and reserves

IGT Group

11:30 - Geological and structural mapping as the basis for forecasting and searching mineral deposits

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

11:45 - Geological and structural mapping as the basis for forecasting and searching mineral deposits

Chief Geologist
Institute of Geotechnologies

Kazakhstan, like other transit economies, faces unique opportunities in the digital economy. This will require a transformation in how businesses work to use digital technologies and data to create value. This also opens up opportunities for digital transformation through the use of new digital platforms and the application of business models to optimise the functioning of the various sectors of the economy and the allocation of resources.

  • Technological solutions of industrial automation and digitalisation to optimise production processes.
  • Digital projects in the mining industry: verification, visualization, automation of management; development of an automated system of technical service and repairs; geomechanical modelling of deposits;  creation of 3D models of the infrastructure assets, etc.
  • Use of Digital predictive technology to prevent failures and maintain repairs.
  • Software and computer-based models for forecasting and designing blasting operations in quarries.
  • A digital twin of mine transport systems.
  • The digital twin of the mining and processing enterprise.
  • Unified automated control systems for the mining and transport complex.

Sinergo - partner of "1C" company

11:30 - Implementation of a Production Information Management System in the ERG Group

Commercial Director
Klinkmann Kazakhstan

11:40 - Implementation of a Production Information Management System in the ERG Group

Manager, Business & Technology Services
ТОО «Business & Technology Services»

11:45 - Optimization of flotation cycle management at the Bakyrchik mining enterprise using artificial intelligence on the platform

Head of production and technical department
Polymetal Eurasia

11:55 - Building a road map to a world-class digital mine

Principal Consultant
Mine Tech Services (MTS)

12:05 - Digital mine - automation of accounting and planning using 1C solutions

Sinergo - partner of "1C" company

12:15 - Automation and digitalization in the mining industry

Head of Direction, Mining Solutions Department

12:25 - Intelligent system for automated process control of concentrating plants

Senior Partner
Belka AI

12:35 - Revolutionising Process Control: Harnessing Physics-Informed Machine Learning Models for Enhanced Profitability, Robustness, and Sustainability in the Mining Industry

Director / Co-founder
Conundrum Industrial

12:45 - Real time particle size monitoring from every cyclone for optimization of grinding and beneficiation line net metal production

Business Development Manager, Europe
CiDRA Minerals Processing

12:55 - Geminex™ – Technology Digital Twin for Concentration and Metals

Digital Solutions Expert
Metso Outotec, Central Asia Region