THE 13TH INTERNATIONAL MINING & METALLURGY CONGRESS ASTANA MINING & METALLURGY – AMM 2023 WILL BE HELD FROM 1 TO 2 JUNE 2023, AT HILTON ASTANA, ASTANA.
Every year AMM is one of the largest industry events in Central Asia, where heads of industry ministries and associations, representatives of national and international companies, investment funds and experts from around the world meet to discuss the current challenges of MMC and build effective networking aimed at fruitful long-term partnership. 488 delegates from 13 countries, including Austria, Canada, Cameroon, Canada, Germany, Iran, Mongolia, Norway, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, participated in 16 specialized sessions of the 2022 Congress. The exhibitors were 21 companies from Kazakhstan, China, Russia and Switzerland, and the exhibition was visited by 496 MMC professionals.
AMM 2023 will be traditionally represented by a Congress and an exhibition of innovative proposals from mining and metallurgical companies. The AMM exhibition will be held in a renewed format, which will be characterized by a new location of the exhibition stands, increased exposition area with positioning in the center of the amphitheater for the performance of subsoil user companies. In the amphitheater area during the two days of the project the leading companies will offer interesting solutions and practical cases for solving problematic issues of the industry. Increased exhibition area will allow more companies to participate, as well as to form convenient areas for negotiation between exhibitors and visitors and partners. As of today, more than 30 companies from Kazakhstan, China, Russia, USA, Finland and Switzerland participate in the exhibition. Such companies as Kazzinc, KAZ Minerals, Micromine, LNDC, Hikvision, Swiss Tower Mills Minerals AG, SGS Kazakhstan and others are declared to be exhibitors. Borkit Safety, Grintec Magotteaux Ceramic Technology Co., KazRemma Service, Metso Outotec, Rajant Corporation, Baisal Group, Krasny Octyabr Corporation and others will make their debut with stands. The exhibition will provide participants with extended opportunities for business communication with representatives of the public sector and the majority of subsoil users of Kazakhstan, providing high-quality networking in b2b meetings with MMC companies.
The AMM Congress will also undergo a number of changes and innovations. The visual aspect will change, especially all the halls will be decorated in a new style, the content of the program will become even more interactive and discussive as well. And the schedule of sessions will change according to the following principle: the first day will be fully devoted to the technical block, during which the industrialists will discuss the problems, issues and their solutions for each area of the industry. On the second day of the Congress a Plenary session will be held, which will be attended by representatives of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of industry and infrastructure development of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the major market players, as well as a number of strategic sessions from the organizers and partners of the event.
The main topic of the 2023 Congress is today’s “green technology”. Repeatedly, Kazakhstan’s President K.J. Tokayev spoke about the impact of “green technology,” which contributes to the balanced and sustainable development of the country. Certainly “green technology” is the technology of the future, which prevents or minimizes the negative impact on the environment. In one way or another, the topics of the roundtables, special, strategy and panel sessions will touch on the green growth agenda. The transition to a green and low-carbon economy, which is necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on responsible consumption and production (SDG 12) and actions to control climate change (SDG 13), among others, could affect the future demand and business models of extractive and heavy industries such as oil and gas, mining, steel and cement, as well as their innovation and fiscal implications.
The topic of this year’s Plenary Session is also dedicated to the currently relevant discussion of sustainable models of company development on the way to decarbonization of production. There will also be many new formats of discussions on the following topics at AMM 2023:
- Decarbonization of industry and green technologies;
- Improvement of legislation in the MMC;
- Global cooperation in critical minerals;
- Inspiring and informative leader stories to learn from;
- The best solutions in AMM Tech’s Innovation, Technology and Big Ideas section.
The speakers at the AMM 2023 Congress will include Maros Sevcovic, Vice President of the European Commission; Edson Ribeiro, President of CRIRSCO; Husein Arslan, Chairman of YDA Group; Chen Jinghe, Chairman of Zijin Mining; Jeff Townsend, founder of the Critical Minerals Association (UK, London); Jason Holden, Lead Analyst at S&P Global Commodity Insights; Andreas Kullmann, CEO of DENA German Energy Agency, and many others. During the panel sessions, experts will respond to issues about their experiences with sustainable development, projects and plans, decarbonization of industry and cooperation with Kazakhstan in the field of green technology and critical minerals.
The IV Coal Forum, which is held annually in partnership with the AMME, will take place on June 1. The impact of strategic and corporate communications on changes within companies will be discussed during a PR breakfast by heads of PR services of MMC companies. There will be a special session for GR-specialists on using environmental and socio-economic challenges as points of growth, turning them from risks to opportunities for development.
For the first time there will be a specialized session with veterans of the MMC industry, where honored workers in a warm friendly atmosphere will share with the younger generation the secrets of their long and fruitful work. This event, which emphasizes the connection and continuity of generations, will increase the importance of the industry’s professions to young professionals.
Traditionally, with the support of the DRAGMET Association, the III Forum of Gold Producers of Kazakhstan will be held during the Congress on June 2. The Kazakhstan ESG Club will hold a panel session presenting the best examples of social responsibility through the prism of sustainable development. The second day’s program will also include sessions on critical minerals and green metals.
There will be a Job Fair during the two days of the AMM Congress where mining, processing, and metallurgical companies will give the best students an opportunity to become a part of their team and get a job with the market leaders.
The AMM Congress will expand cross-industry investment cooperation, facilitate the conclusion of new contracts and the development of joint solutions to meet today’s challenges. This year, delegates and exhibitors will again have the opportunity to conduct effective b2b and b2g meetings, statistically 25% of which result in the signing of contracts.
The Golden Hephaestus annual industry competition, which has already become a national favorite, will take place on June 2 in a new location, where the best representatives of the mining and metallurgical sector will receive coveted awards in 15 nominations. The ERG (Eurasia Group) is the General Partner of the competition.
The event is organized by ITECA Kazakhstan Exhibition Company and ICA Events Group of Companies, its international partner.
The event is officially supported by the Akimat of Astana, the Republican Association of Precious Metals Producers, the Republican Association of Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises (AMME), Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Visit Nursultan.
State partner: Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Gold Partners: ERG, Kazzinc LLP, KazMinerals, Arcelor Mittal Temirtau, Altynalmas.
Bronze Partners: LNDC Kazakhstan, Metso Outotek, SGS Kazakhstan, Schneider Electric.
More detailed information can be found on the website: www.amm.kz