Astana is set to host the Astana Mining & Metallurgy International Congress, bringing together representatives from the government, businesses, as well as experts on a single platform. On June 1st and 2nd, the participants will discuss an important industry topic: the implementation of green technologies for the sustainable development of the mining and metallurgical complex.
The event will consist of two parts, according to the organizers from Iteca company. The first part is the Congress itself, which will serve as a discussion platform for addressing industry-related issues. These topics include taxation, extraction and processing technologies, digitalization and automation, and most importantly, the impact of the "green" agenda on Kazakhstan's metallurgy.
Under growing pressure from Investors, regulators, and communities the mining industry faces the need to improve, track, and communicate sustainability metrics. This is crucial for the efficiency and competitiveness of market players in the mining and metallurgical sector. Recognizing the importance of this issue, most companies respond to market trends by setting sustainable development targets and implementing transparent reporting systems. However, a gap remains between high-level corporate targets and on-the-ground business practices.
According to Mauro Dellemonache, CEO of GEOVIA, Dassault Systèmes who will be one of the participants in the panel session on sustainable development, “one important step towards enhancing the sustainability and competitiveness of mining and metallurgical production is the functional preparedness of companies to respond to potential ESG-related opportunities, challenges, and risks. At a practical level, this requires a transparent integrated operating model aimed at maximizing the performance of the production and supply systems the company operates.
In other words, sustainable production, sustainable supply, and sustainable governance must be intrinsically linked through a unified digital platform. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides the governance that mining companies need with an integrated environment for visibility, collaboration, and communication of all activities performed towards their ESG targets.
Throughout the congress, high-level speakers will discuss this important topic. Sessions will involve the participation of Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Alihan Smailov, leaders of industry ministries, and representatives from major metallurgical companies such as Eurasian Group, Altynalmas, ArcelorMittal Temirtau, KazZinc, KAZ Minerals and others.
Parallel to the congress, there will be an exhibition where industry players will showcase their achievements. This will not only demonstrate advanced developments, technologies, and services but also provide an opportunity for businesses to form new partnerships. This is the main objective of the exhibition within the framework of AMM - to become a true hub for companies where they can seek new partners.
The list of exhibition participants is already known. It includes 34 companies from seven countries: Kazakhstan, Russia, China, the United States, Japan, Switzerland, and France, working in the fields of mining and the implementation of new technologies in production.
For example, Dassault Systèmes develops software for industrial 3D design, modeling and optimization of production facilities and processes, as well as creating digital twins. Hikvision from China is the world's largest supplier of video surveillance products and solutions.
One notable feature is the Amphitheater area, which will be operational during the congress. Unlike plenary and thematic sessions, leaders in various fields, such as digitalization, extraction technologies, and gender equality in the mining and metallurgical complex, will deliver presentations on diverse topics. They will present real-life stories, thereby increasing the value for the audience, as actual case studies better illustrate problems and solutions compared to theories.
The work of the Amphitheater will make the congress more interactive for visitors, creating a unique platform for events of this kind in Kazakhstan.
Additionally, a job fair will take place at the exhibition. Industry players are open to hiring new talent, and skilled specialists will have the opportunity to receive job offers from leading companies in the mining and metallurgical sector. This way, they can contribute to the development of this strategic industry for Kazakhstan.
The international AMM congress will take place soon, from June 1st to 2nd. Once again, it will serve as a venue for key decisions that will impact the development of the country's mining and metallurgical complex.