Plenary session 2 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)


Plenary session 2 (MINEX Kazakhstan’24)

11:30– 13:00 / 17 April 2024   - Sary Arka 2-3

Incentives and prospects for acceleration of geological exploration in Central Asia with the participation of national and foreign subsoil users

Kazakhstan is implementing new strategies to enhance geological prospecting and develop tailings, vital for the mining industry's sustainable growth and the country's economic security. The discovery of new mineral deposits is crucial for attracting investments. By 2026, Kazakhstan aims to extend its geologically explored territory to 2 million square kilometres, focusing on the exploration of rare and rare-earth metals. However, experts suggest that the 2018 geological legislation isn't fully effective, prompting the government to take urgent steps to revamp the mining sector's management. Recognising the potential in tailings, the government is also looking to capitalise on this resource. To facilitate these initiatives, there is a need for a concerted effort to bolster the sector's growth and secure long-term economic benefits. 

Ruslan Baimishev
Kazakhstan Chamber of Mines

11:30 - Kazakhstan’s Potential – how to realise it

Anna Fardell
Principal Resource Geologist
SLR Consulting

11:45 - Mineral resource base development tasks

Yerlan Galiyev
Chairman of the Board
National Geological Survey

12:00 - Potential of the mining industry of the Kyrgyz Republic

Meder Mashiev
Deputy Minister-Director
Kyrgyz Geological Service of the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Kyrgyz Republic

12:15 - First Quantum Minerals - From Africa to the World

James Banyard
Geology Manager
First Quantum Minerals

12:30 - Unlocking Kazakhstans' Copper Potential

Alex Walker
East Star Resources

12:45 - The Copper Gold Potential of the Pavoldar Region

Tim Barry
CEO & Director
Arras Minerals Corp.