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MiningWorld Central Asia 2011
Almaty, Kazakhstan, September 21-23, 2011

Almaty, Kazakhstan hosted MiningWorld Central Asia 2011 , the region’s largest exhibition for the mining and processing of metals and minerals. The total exhibition area increased by 33% compared with last year, reaching 8,385 sqm.

Held alongside Kazcomak 2011 and KazMet 2011 on the 21st - 23rd September 2011, the exhibition for the first time, was located in three pavilions and the outdoor area at Atakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty.

MiningWorld Central Asia set a record as the largest outdoor exhibition in Kazahkstan, all the available outdoor space in front of the Atakent Exhibition Centre pavilions was fully occupied.

The exhibition presented 290 exhibitors from 27 countries, including: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. Kazakhstan accounted for the greatest number of exhibitors, making up 31% of the exhibiters.

Four national stands were presented at MiningWorld Central Asia. Along with the national stands of Australia (6 companies ), France (10 companies ), Norway (4 companies), and Finland (12 companies), companies from Russia (49 companies) and China (29 companies) were widely presented . Russia’s Ural Federal District also arranged collective participation from over 10 companies.

Over the years, MiningWorld Central Asia has become a traditional meeting place for representatives of Kazakhstan’s mining and metallurgical community, and industry professionals from more than 27 countries. Every year, the event demonstrates advanced technologies and the most recent achievements in the mining and metallurgical industries, which can be implemented by businesses in Kazakhstan.

Official support for the exhibition was provided by the Committee for Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Tau-Ken Samruk National Mining Company, the Republican Association of Extraction and Mining and Metallurgical Enterprises of Kazakhstan (AEME).

Anastasia Emelianova, Project Manager, ITE Group, commented: “We are pleased to report another successful year for MiningWorld Central Asia 2011. The increased numbers of exhibitors this year demonstrates a strong growth and interest among local and foreign companies into Kazakhstan. MiningWorld Central Asia provides an ideal platform for companies to build new business connections and take advantage of the abundant opportunities in this market”.

Bekzada Turganbayev, Acting Chairman of the Committee for Geology and Subsoil Use, Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, emphasised the importance of the event for the country: “Kazakhstan belongs to a limited number of countries rich in minerals, which plays a crucial role in the development of the country’s economy. The task of improving mining and mineral processing technologies has now become all the more important, and corresponds to the strategy of industrial and innovative industry development. MiningWorld Central Asia enabled lessons to be learnt, introduced exhibitors and visitors to promising technologies, and helped identify the best and most successful solutions in the mining and ore processing industries, to ensure the sustainable development of the Kazakh industry."

“Every year, MiningWorld Central Asia brings together leading manufacturers of mining equipment, and major factories and businesses from Kazakhstan, the CIS and other countries, thus giving everyone an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the industry," commented Bolat Svyatov, Chairman of the Board, Tau-Ken Samruk National Mining Company JSC.

For up-to-date information, please visit www.miningworld.kz/en/

The next MiningWorld Central Asia exhibition will be held on 19th - 21st September 2012




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