With little more than two months to go, the 15th annual China Mining Conference and Exhibition to be held in Tianjin from November 2-5 will provide a forum for mining industry interaction amongst an uncertain economic situation throughout the world. China draws a lot of attention from international mining communities as one of the largest mining investors and the biggest consumer in the mining and energy sectors, which is evidenced by the response to China Mining.
According to the China Mining Organizing Committee, there are more than 20 country government booths booked in for China Mining 2013, and also nearly 10 country sessions arranged in the convention out of the 50 sessions. Many countries are continuously attending China Mining, like Canada, Australia, Greenland, Peru, Argentina, etc, and this year some new countries are joining as well, including Chile, Kenya and New Zealand.
In the China Mining trade show, more than 80% booths are taken already, and there will be an enlarged equipment area as well, featuring more than 20,000 square metres. To provide more match-making services, the organizing committee collects exhibitor information like project summaries and mineral identifications to provide more detailed information for investors and potential partners.
Like every year, China Mining Conference and Exhibition has a large-scale convention with about 50 sessions, following the streams of Policies & Financing, Prospecting, Exploration & Mining, Commodities, Country Investment and Mining Sustainability. All these sessions allow the maximum opportunities for the interactive communications.
Some special sessions will also be arranged. A Junior Mining & Exploration Investment Forum will be held for the first time, which allows junior mining and exploration companies to present project investment information. The organizing committee is allowing a special discount, with different packages for those presenting in the session.
The China Outbound Investment Forum will be supported by China's Ministry of Commerce. In this session there will be a summary and analysis report about Chinese companies investing abroad since 2009. The report will provide general information about Chinese companies investing abroad and also some references to current situations and strategies.
The China Green Mines Conference will bring a lot of business opportunities for foreign mining, consulting, technology and equipment companies. According to China Government policies, by 2020 most mine sites should be green mines. The Chinese Government has also formed strict evaluation categories for Green Mines certification and as China has more than 100,000 mines, this is another attractive business opportunity for the international mining community.
Hosted by the China Ministry of Land Resources, China Mining 2013 will be held in the Meijiang Convention Centre in Tianjin. Last year, China Mining featured more than 6000 delegates, 430 exhibitors from 60 countries, and 22 foreign mining ministers attended as well.