On 18-20 April, the 8th Mining Forum - MINEX Central Asia 2017 was held in Astana.
The Forum offered many activities such as the Competition of Venture and Investment Projects the Mining Industry - 'MineVenture', etc. The competitors were junior and start-up companies, which presented international geological and technological projects. The winners were awarded in two categories: 'Subsoil Use' (projects for the study or additional exploration of mineral deposits) and 'Breakthrough technologies and innovations' (projects for the modernisation or development of new technology or equipment for the discovery, extraction, enrichment and processing of ores and minerals). The competition objective was to obtain the advice and recommendation from leading experts, as well as to attract attention of potential investors and clients.
Besides, there was the Round Table 'Discussion of Conceptual Issues of the Draft Subsoil Use Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan'. The event was organised by the Ministry of Investment and Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises, LE Group. The Round Table incorporated the representatives of various ministries and subsoil users operating in the territory of Kazakhstan. The round table participants listened to the Code developers' reports, asked them questions on the most contentious provisions, and also got acquainted with the other countries' experience in subsoil use regulation.
GRATA International was represented by Samat Daumov - Managing Partner, Almat Daumov and Maxim Burak - Partners, as well as Louisa Dussengaliyeva - Senior Lawyer.
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