More than 50 companies will be featured in the exhibition display forum at the 2012 Minex Central Asia mining forum in April. The two-day forum will focus on highlighting the growing importance of Kazakhstan and Central Asia to international miners and investors.

Organizers say the new international partnerships created at the forum will help to unlock the under-explored mineral potential of the region, and attract investors for current and potential green and brownfield mineral exploration.

Minex’s strong ties with the country’s government agencies and policy makers have provided a dedicated government relations platform for delegates to access at the forum.

In recent years, the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, the Industry and New Technologies Minister and the Economic Development and Trade Minister have all been guest speakers at the forum.

This year, delegates can learn about forthcoming legislation and government initiatives from the conference speakers and even ask direct questions regarding taxation, licensing and investment opportunities during Q&A sessions or one-on-one meetings.

The forum is steered by the Minex Technical Committee, chaired by Jan Lewis who is the president of the UK’s Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and also boasts the top 30 industry experts and senior government officials, to determine the high quality agenda.

The 2012 Minex Central Asia forum runs from April 17-19 in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana.

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