The conference is hosted by Simmons & Simmons @ CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker St, London EC2Y 9SS

The conference will provide a platform for showcasing investment initiatives and updates in foreign direct investment (FDI) policies that are geared towards advancing mining hubs in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and Armenia. In addition, the conference will highlight examples of industrial development that target enhancing productivity, reducing environmental footprint, and fostering durable community ties with extractive industries.

The global shift towards clean energy technologies, including electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, has led to a substantial surge in the demand for minerals essential for powering these technologies. Escalating demand underscores the growing importance of international collaboration with mining jurisdictions in Central Asia, Mongolia Caspian & Caucus regions in addressing the mineral requirements of the advancing global energy transition.

Corporate Consultant (Due Diligence)
SRK Consulting (UK)


09:40 - Welcome on behalf of the Department for Business and Trade

Director, Trade and Investment
British Embassy Tashkent

09:50 - Strategic Partnerships on Critical Raw Materials in Central Asia – some Geological Perspectives

Corporate Consultant (Due Diligence)
SRK Consulting (UK)

10:00 - The future of mining in the Republic of Armenia

Deputy Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia
The Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Republic of Armenia

Deputy CEO
Franklin Templeton

Head of Natural Resources
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

The high-level session organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Senior officials will present and discuss projects and business opportunities.

His Majesty's Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office


All-Party Parliamentary Group for Kyrgyzstan

Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers
The Government of Kyrgyz Republic

Deputy Chairman
Cabinet of Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic

Ministry of Natural Resources, Ecology and Technical Supervision of Kyrgyz Republic

Experts and Companies will present and discuss business opportunities in the Raw Materials domain. During the session, the speakers will address the following questions:

  • What is the status of mineral exploration in respective countries?
  • What strategies can enhance the effectiveness of public exploration programs?
  • What is the most effective method for leveraging exploration findings to attract and reduce the risks associated with private investments?
  • What companies are doing to improve ESG performance?

Managing Director & Corporate Consultant
SRK Consulting UK


12:00 - Kumtor Gold Company - General overview of the company's activities

Kumtor Gold Company

12:10 - Bozymchak: a successful example of investment opportunities in the Kyrgyz Republic.

General director
KAZ Minerals Bozymchak

12:20 - Altynken: Pioneering Sustainable Mining and Partnership Excellence

Member of the Board

12:30 - Opening a new mining district in Chatkal region, Kyrgyz Republic

Chief Financial Officer

12:40 - Encouraging persistent ability to create shareholder value

General Director
Etibakır Tereksay

12:50 - Navoi Gold's journey to market economy: new challenges and opportunities

First Deputy General Director, Chief Transformation Officer, member of the Management Board
Navoi Gold

13:00 - Strategic Partnership Opportunities with "Altyn Samruk Qazaqstan"

Corporate Development Adviser
Altyn Samruk Qazaqstan

13:10 - Uranium Mining in Mongolia

Managing Director Corporate Finance
Uranium Industry

13:20 - The International Chamber of Mines of Armenia and its Role in the Implementation of the Government's Mining Sector Development Strategy

Executive Chairman
International Chamber of Mines of Armenia

The development of critical raw materials across Eurasia is heavily reliant on the financial markets and strategic investors. However, in 2023, many mining companies in the region were negatively impacted by rising costs, inflation, shrinking exports, and the “impact investment” requirements to improve ESG performance. The ongoing war in Ukraine and dependence on Russia and China continue to drive up investment risk discounts and the cost of borrowing. This session will focus on good practices in financing and investing the exploration of raw materials while safeguarding the environment and welfare of local communities.

Of Counsel
Simmons & Simmons

Simmons & Simmons


14:30 - Toronto Stock Exchange - Introduction and Overview

Head of Business Development EMEA
Toronto Stock Exchange

14:40 - Capital markets update and latest financing trends for Eurasian mining companies

Head of Europe, Primary Markets
London Stock Exchange

Associate Director, Lead Appraisal Adviser
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Portfolio Manager

Credit Investment Manager
Resource Capital Funds

Operations Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The mining industry is facing both challenges and opportunities as it moves towards a more sustainable future. Companies will present and discuss projects, cases and solutions in the ESG, Net Zero strategies, Climate Change, Water Management and Green Energy transition domain. Attendees can expect to gain insights into exciting projects, cutting-edge technologies, sustainable practices, and efficient resource management strategies driving the sector forward.

Knight Piésold Consulting


15:50 - Introduction of Nerospec SK’s solutions that enhance safety, efficiency and productivity on mines.

Business Development Manager
Nerospec SK

16:05 - Activities of the testing laboratory Stewart Assay and Environmental Laboratories

Laboratory Manager
Stewart Assay and Environmental Laboratories

16:15 - Lessons Learned from the application of remote operations centers in Mining Operations in Australia and the Americas

StepChange Global Consultancy

16:25 - Data Driven Mine-to-Mill Optimization

Team Lead, Digital Solutions

16:40 - Orica's role in making mining more efficient

Head of Marketing - Europe, Middle East and Africa

16:50 - Introducing The Mining Association of the UK, a Strategy of Leadership and the recognition for competence in mines.

The Mining Association of the UK