“Whilst Vietnam’s mining industry has been affected by global events, mining pioneers are still seeing opportunities in Vietnam as evolving legislation has made the operating environment a little more promising in the past few months. Advantages will come to first movers into this market,” according to Allworld Exhibitions Vietnam representative BT Tee.

Allworld is organizing the Mining Vietnam 2014 conference and exhibition in Hanoi from March 11-13. BT Tee says Mining Vietnam returns in 2014 with more group and country pavilions, technologies, and reinforces its position as the dedicated mining technology marketplace for industry stakeholders in Vietnam and beyond.

Australian companies wishing to showcase their mining technology are urged to participate in Mining Media International’s Regional Technical Conference Series 2014, which will be held in conjunction with Mining Vietnam. Mining Media is the publisher of The ASIA Miner and Coal Age Indonesia magazines.

Australia is a country of incredible technological prowess evidenced by the number of scientific patents registered in Australia, USA and Europe. The mining sector is no different. Other than Australia’s technological innovations, Australians can be found in all four corners of the world working in major and exploratory mine sites, processing regions and the likes - this transfer of knowledge is priceless and unquantifiable.

Like the Vietnamese, Australians share a love for learning so what better way to learn about what the Vietnamese mining industry needs are and how Australians can offer solutions, than through a mutually beneficial conference such as a technical conference at Mining Vietnam.

Mining Media is inviting technical papers for presentation at Mining Vietnam relating to the following topics:

  • Clean coal technology - dust control, dewatering,
  • Asset management - people, equipment and product
  • Haulage and loading - Infrastructure design and structure
  • Mineral processing
  • Mine safety, mine rescue
  • Mine optimization
  • Investor relations - mining economics, mining exploration.

Ideally papers should showcase new technologies that have or could work in Vietnam or you can provide case studies proving the successfulness of such innovations and how the can be utilized in Vietnam. Abstracts of 200 words accompanied by the presenter’s profile are to be submitted by no later than January 20. Please email submissions and profiles to [email protected] There will also be a similar technical conference as part of Allworld’s Mining Mongolia event from September 6-8.

As a recognized industry event, Mining Vietnam continues to receive strong support from Government ministries, local industry associations and trade promotion boards, including the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (VINACOMIN) and more. Arguably also as the most dedicated event for the mining industry in Indochina, Mining Vietnam also represents an effective marketing platform for the general Indochina regions including Laos and Cambodia.

“In its first edition in 2012, the exhibition engaged many key buyers to the show, typically Viet Phuong Investment, Masan Resources, Archipelago Resources, An Vien Group, Indochine Minerals and many subsidiaries from VINACOMIN. We believe that with the expansion of our outreach programs across Indochina, Mining Vietnam will serve the region as a one stop technology marketplace for mining technology and services. The event has grown in size and to date we are expecting seven country groups – Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Korea, Poland, and the United Kingdom, and anticipate two more in the weeks to come,” BT Tee adds.

This year the event will include Laos and Cambodia in its outreach programs.

According to a study from the World Bank, important factors influencing the current high economic growth in Laos are the contributions from the mining and hydropower sectors. Recently, Laos was ranked as one of the most resource-rich countries in Asia, with more than 570 mineral deposits identified, including gold, copper, zinc and lead. In an effort to move Laos out of the list of the world’s poorest countries, the Laos Government has set very clear goals and strategies in the mining sector attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), in order to expand business opportunities and GDP.

Unlike Laos and Vietnam, the mining industry in Cambodia is still in at its infancy and opportunities abound as new locations are being farmed out. According to Angkor Gold’s CEO Mike Weeks, “The Cambodian government is rapidly getting up to speed and has some excellent mining legislation in place, much of it based on Australian mining law.” Furthermore, foreign investment is encouraged to assist the growth, especially in mining.

According to Brighton Mining Group, an exploration company in Cambodia, exploring in this region gives companies such as Brighton the ability to take advantage of the geological structure of the country, with the potential to host world-class mines, complimented with the current gold price and relatively lower costs of exploration.

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