Forum sponsors


Highland Gold Mining

Kinross Gold

Polymetal International

SRK Consulting


OGK Group

PAVLIK Gold Ore Company

Wardell Armstrong International (WAI)

AMC Consultants



AAEngineering Group

Orsu Metals Corp.

Blast Movement Technologies



IMC Montan

Institute TOMS







Diamond Sponsor

GeoSolutions (GS) is an independent mining and geological service company, which is not affiliated with other mining companies, financial institutions and other industry players. The ultimate beneficiaries of GeoSolutions are individuals who represent the management of the Company.

Whereas one of the most notable and, as a rule, underestimated industry risks is geological, we designated ourselves to establish on the Russian market a company that will handle the matters related to provision of high quality services related to professional integrated geological assessment of mining deposits and professional support of field works.

GeoSolutions has established and has been developing 5 key business directions:

•  Prospecting - Competent support to prospecting and exploration;
•  Reserves Estimation - Reserves estimation for the fields of any complexity;
•  Pre-feasibility study – Choosing the best case scenario for a project;
•  Audit of companies - Audit of mining and processing companies;
•  Consulting - Corporate consulting in subsoil use.

The Company has successfully completed 38 projects for two and a half years, including assessment of reserves of ore deposits, development of feasibility studies, preparation of geological exploration projects and geological support of field works.

More than 45 specialists with extensive qualifying experience are employed at the registered office of the Company in Moscow, and up to 90 specialists are constantly operating at the customers’ facilities. The management and key members of the team have real experience in handling geological exploration works, deposit assessment, economic evaluation of mining entities, organization and management of mining entities.

Some of the regular customers of GeoSolutions are the largest industry players: Polymetal, Highland Gold, Nordgold, Gold of Kamchatka, Mangazeya Gold, etc.

More detailed description of our services, team work experience and completed projects is available on our website

Gold Sponsor

Highland Gold Mining is an established gold producer with a world class asset base and competitive cost structure. It has strong management and operational teams, with local and international expertise, an exciting portfolio of JORC audited resources estimated at 15.1 million oz, and annual production of about 265,000 oz of gold and gold equivalents.

Highland Gold’s main operations are located in the Khabarovsk, Zabaikalsky and Chukotka regions of Russian Federation. The Company has 3 operating mines and a pipeline of promising development project and several exploration properties, one of which is located in Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia.

Highland Gold Mining Limited was incorporated in Jersey in 2002 with a vision to become the most profitable gold mining company in the region with a firm commitment towards safety, health and the environment, and social responsibility towards employees and communities. The company’s shares are traded on AIM in London under the symbol “HGM.L”.

Gold Sponsor

Kinross Gold is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Russia, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Kinross has been present in Russia since 1995 and to date is the largest foreign investor in Russia’s gold mining industry. Main Kinross assets in Russia: Kupol mine (“Chukotka Mining and Geological Company”) and Dvoinoye mine (“Northern Gold”), both located in Chukotka. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: KGC).

Gold Sponsor

Polymetal International is the second largest gold producer in the FSU and one of the biggest producers of primary silver in the world with a portfolio of high-quality assets in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. The Company benefits from a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange and a listing on Moscow Exchange (ticker POLY), and combines industry-leading growth with a robust dividend yield. Uniquely in the region, Polymetal successfully utilizes pressure oxidation technology to process refractory ores, enabling the Company to profitably develop world-class deposits that have proved challenging in the past.

Gold Sponsor

SRK Consulting is the world’s first one-stop consultancy offering specialist services to mining and exploration companies for the entire life cycle of a mining project from exploration through to mine closure.

Among SRK Consulting’s clients are most of the world’s major and medium-sized mining houses, exploration companies, banks, audit firms and government departments.

Formed in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, SRK now employs over 1,500 professionals in 50 permanent offices in 22 countries on six continents.

In 2009 SRK Consulting opened its office in Moscow. Opening of the office in Russia has allowed SRK Consulting to provide its excellent quality technical solutions in Russian and with consideration of the existing Russian legislation in the sphere of subsoil use.

SRK Consulting employs leading specialists in each field of science and engineering. Its seamless integration of services, and global base, has made the company the world’s leading practice in due diligencefeasibility studies and confidential internal reviews.

Silver Sponsor

IBM is a global provider of integrated technology solutions and consulting services. The company implements strategic initiatives in five key areas: cloud technologies, artificial intelligence and analytics, mobile technologies, social business and security.

In Russia and the CIS, IBM is a leading provider of high-value solutions and services to clients in many industries including government, telecommunications, healthcare, finance, retail and oil and gas.

Silver Sponsor

OGK Group (United Geological Company) is one of the largest independent service companies in Russia providing a full range of services for subsoil users. The company is a contractor of the leading Russian mining companies. Among the main lines of activity of OGK Group is surface drilling and drilling from underground mine workings, drilling and blasting operations. The company also deals with rock mass transportation and shaft mining. The company operates in Russia and abroad. It is in the top ten companies in the global drilling market in terms of technical equipment.

Silver Sponsor

Pavlik Gold Ore Company JSC holds a license for search, exploration and ore gold mining at Pavlik deposit in Tenkinsky District, Magadan Region of the Russian Federation since 2007.

The company successfully implemented a project to create a mining and processing plant.

Construction of Pavlik mine started in 2012 and lasted about three years. At the end of 2014, started mining, the development of the deposit was started, and in April 2015, the facility started commissioning works, in June was the first gold production. In August 2015, the mine was officially commissioned.

In 2015, 1.1 tons of gold were produced. In 2016, gold production amounted to 3.8 tons with an output capacity of 3.7 million tons. In 2017, gold production amounted to 6.5 tons with an output capacity of 5.0 million tons.

According to the results of 2017, JSC "PAVLIK" took the 9th place (ТОР 10) in the production of gold in Russia.

Silver Sponsor

WAI has provided the mineral industry with specialised geological, mining, processing and environmental expertise since 1987, initially as an independent company, but from 1999 as part of the Wardell Armstrong Group (WA). Our experience is worldwide and has concentrated on the metalliferous mining sector and coal.

Our parent company is a mining engineering/environmental consultancy that services the industrial minerals sector from nine regional offices in the UK and international offices in Russia and Kazakhstan. Total worldwide staff complement is now in excess of 300.

The Group provides a wide range of services for minerals-related projects. This ranges from preliminary exploration planning, through reserve estimation, mine design and financial appraisal, to bankable final feasibility study.

WAI has a strong client list, including companies and organisations from the private and public sectors, as well as many major lending institutions. In addition, WAI has been involved in many AIM and Full Board London stock exchange listings.

Master Class Sponsor

AMC Consultants is a global consultancy firm dedicated to helping miners find smarter ways to unearth hidden business value. From our global office, including one in Moscow, we help mining leaders evaluate opportunities, solve hidden productivity challenges, and improve performance across the mining cycle.

At our core, we answer four key needs: evaluate, develop, improve, and transform. Since 1983, We have helped miners evaluate potential mining projects or investments and develop world-class mining operations. While our Improve and Transform divisions have delivered more than $5 billion in bottom-line growth opportunities.

With 8,000+ projects for 1,800+ clients in 111+ countries across 60+ commodities under our belt, our global team has seen most challenges. And chances are, it has created a smarter solution to solve them. Our expertise spans exploration, geotechnical engineering, geology, metallurgy, mining engineering, backfill, ventilation, strategy optimization, and business improvement. We are leaders in feasibility studies, technical audits, appraisals, expert reports, across the major international resource reporting standards.

Master Class Sponsor

ArtGeo supplies and delivers State-of-the-Art Geodetic equipment, services and software.

ArtGeo Company cooperates with the market leader in laser scanning systems RIEGL Company and many other manufacturers of laser scanning equipment and the development of three-dimensional modeling techniques, among which the company GEOSLAM, GeoSight, Orbit.

ArtGeo is the exclusive distributor of the company RIEGL in Russia and CIS countries.

Main Business Offerings are:

– Airborne laser scanners and scanning systems

– Unmanned airborne laser scanners and systems

– Mobile laser scanners and scanning systems

– Terrestrial laser scanners

– Industrial laser scanners

– Rangefinders

– Software for 3D modeling

ArtGeo develops dealers network and partners relationships in regions of Russia and CIS.

Master Class Sponsor

Continental Conveyor Belt Group is the largest manufacturer of conveyor belts, special conveyors, related materials, equipment and services in the world with a turnover of more than 1 billion Euros. The company employs more than 6,000 people in 25 plants located around the world.

Being a part of Continental Corporation, the division Conveyor Belt Group is not only a global developer of innovative solutions in the field of conveyor belts, but also provides engineering and technological support to OEMs and enterprises of mining, processing and other sectors of the economy.

In Russia and CIS the Conveyor Belt Group is represented by the local Project and Engineering Office in Moscow and the extensive dealer network providing consulting and service.

Session Sponsor

AAEngineering Group – a group of companies represented by its divisions in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic of South Africa and Kyrgyzstan, having 25-year experience in Design Engineering and Construction of mining and metallurgical complex enterprises, power and infrastructure facilities.

The company has all required 1st category licenses for design engineering activities, construction and installation works, survey works, mining and chemical facilities operation, execution of works and rendering services in the field of environmental protection, is qualified for rendering engineering services and certified for ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004,18001:2007 standards.

AAEngineering Group successfully applies the most innovative engineering and construction management tools, develops information models of future enterprises and delivers them to Clients, designs complex technological processes and renders a complete range of services in enterprises operation and maintenance.

Session Sponsor

Orsu Metals Corporation is a mineral exploration and development company. The 90% owned Sergeevskoe gold project located in the Mogocha District of the Zabaikal’skiy Region of the Russian Federation is the focus of Orsu’s activities. On October 11, 2017, Orsu completed the sale of its 94.75% interest in the Karchiga, Kazakhstan project for proceeds of US$ 6 million. Orsu is exploring and developing a new and exciting project Sergeevskoe and expects to deliver a maiden JORC resource and a scoping study by Q4 2018. Orsu expects 2-2.5 million oz of gold at 1.5-2 g/t in its maiden statement and further blue sky potential is imminent. Sergeevskoe promises to be a large open pit resource with good grades located in an excellent infrastructural area and shares a license border with 5.5Moz deposit Kluchevskoe acquired recently by China National Gold. Orsu is investigating options to begin small scale mining in 2019 to begin generating cash flows out of Sergeevskoe. The discovery cost per ounce looks excellent at expected US$2/oz vis-à-vis industry-wide range of US$20-40/oz. The company is funded for 2018 and 1H 2019. The management owns a big chunk of the company and is fully aligned with its shareholders.

Bronze Sponsor

Making Every Ore Blast More Profitable

Blast Movement Technologies (BMT) helps resources companies significantly increase ore yield and minimize dilution through a unique solution that accurately measures 3-dimensional blast movement.

Increase Ore Recovery—Increase Profit per Blast

Controlling ore loss and dilution is critical for most mining operations. Getting it wrong can result in millions of dollars per year of lost revenue. Case studies show that if ore movement during a blast is not accounted for, up to 25% of a mine’s total recoverable product could end up as waste.

Using the BMT solution, customers will “Know More” on how to maximise mineral resource recovery, hence they will “Get More” revenue from their ore deposits. In fact, the BMM System has become the standard for ore control in some of the world’s largest mining companies. Most companies achieve a positive return on investment in 2 - 3 blasts.

Bronze Sponsor

Dechert is a leading global law firm with 27 offices around the world. We advise on matters and transactions of the greatest complexity, bringing energy, creativity and efficient management of legal issues to deliver commercial and practical advice for clients.

The mining and metals industries continuously undergo innovative advances that present complex legal challenges. Companies need a law firm with global capacity and lawyers with a thorough understanding of relevant laws, critical industry trends and regulatory hurdles. Dechert’s international, multilingual team draws on the firm’s transactional and disputes practices to provide high-quality service to our clients on a broad range of matters from exploration and development to concession arrangements and disputes over mining rights, construction and other contractor and corporate matters. With sector experience including both base and precious metals, our lawyers regularly advise producers, financial institutions, states and state entities, contractors, and other related parties on mining and metals matters worldwide.

Bronze Sponsor

With currently 30 offices around the world, DMT GmbH & Co. KG is a global corporate group of 14 engineering and consulting firms, providing interdisciplinary services in the four markets Mining, Oil & Gas, Civil Engineering & Infrastructure and Plant Engineering.

Our wide-ranging service portfolio covers the fields of Exploration, Engineering, Consulting and Geotechnics, in which we apply professional know-how and innovative strength to create tailor-made solutions for the long-term benefit of our customers. Our product line includes diverse measuring systems and specially developed test products for a variety of industries, all developed and built by our experts. To ensure that the standard of our products and services always meets the high expectations of DMT and our customers, we maintain a quality management system according to EN ISO 9001:2008.

Our services include:

  • Mining Consulting And Engineering
  • Geo Engineering & Exploration
  • Industial Engineering
  • Process and Product Safety

Bronze Sponsor

IMC Montan is an independent international mining consultancy and one of the leading consulting companies in mining sector of Russia. The Group also includes such companies as DMT GmbH & Co. (Germany,, WYG International Projects (Netherlands,

IMC Montan successfully operating in Russia and the CIS since 1992. Since then the company implemented over 500 projects for Russian and international mining companies, investors and banks.

IMC Montan  is a recognized technical consultant and sector expert; its opinion is respected by analytical agencies, financial institutions and  Russian state surveillance bodies.

The range of the Company consulting services covers all solid minerals, all types of deposits and full cycle of the mine life.

Bronze Sponsor

The activity of Institute TOMS covers testworks in mineral processing, metallurgy of base and precious metals, development of Design Criteria, mining and geological audit and consulting, design of processing plants and facilities for extraction of all kinds of hard minerals, engineering works, and process maintenance.

Institute TOMS performs unique testworks using state-of-the-art equipment, collaborates with leading foreign research, engineering and consulting companies and develops design documentation at all stages. About 100 science-research work reports and 20 Design Criteria are issued annually.

Bronze Sponsor

Seequent enables better decisions about earth, environment and energy challenges.

Seequent’s solutions transform complex data into clear geological understanding. Stakeholders use this understanding to confidently make critical time-sensitive investment and environmental decisions. These decisions bring meaning, extract value, and reduce risk, cost and time.

The company is known worldwide as the developer of the revolutionary Leapfrog® 3D geological modelling software, now used in over 90 countries.

Seequent’s technology contributes to projects in a wide range of industries, including mining and minerals, geothermal and renewable energy, civil engineering and environmental.

Seequent’s global footprint includes its Christchurch-based HQ and R&D centre, and a network of offices across Asia/Pacific, Africa, South America, North America and Europe.

For more on Seequent see; Twitter: @seequentglobal
For more on Leapfrog visit; Twitter: @Leapfrog3D

Seequent RUSSIA&CIS office: tel. +7(495)6462122, email:

Proceedings Sponsor

Urantzvetmet have been running drilling, geological and exploration operations worldwide for over 15 years. In the field of exploration we gained the confidence of the largest mining enterprises.

The company staff is over 300 highly competent specialists, working, at the moment, on 3 continents: Africa, Eurasia and South America. Right from the start we carried out 120 projects and drilled over 3.4 million linear meters of geological boreholes.

Core projects are connected with exploration for precious metals: gold, silver, platinum. Also a great number of projects in exploration for copper, ferrum, rare metals etc. are carried out.

Company project portfolio is enlarged with researches of radioactive ores. The company has all necessary Certificates and expertise to carry out works keeping up to safety norms to preserve environmental ecology.
Following the results a number of projects, through qualified and quality work, mining enterprises for thousands of working places were built, which supply million tons of mineral resources for the needs of world industry.

Urantzvetmet aims at intensive development, and our achievements are premises for further growth. We strive to strategic partnership and effective work with largest Russian and foreign companies.

Our goal is constant movement to improvements and performance of high quality work. The main priority for the Company is to increase cost-effectiveness of all processes to meet clients’ requirements. We will widen our international representation and ready to provide quality service during all work stages.

Constant improvement of working conditions and regular work for minimization of bad influence on the environment are very important for us.

Notepad Sponsor

EMC-Mining LLC. is a member of the group of companies “Mining Engineering Group” (“Mining Group”, abbreviated “M-group”).

The group of participants of the group of companies allows performing works for subsoil users in a wide range of services from consulting and research works, to the development of projects for mining, processing, storage of waste and infrastructure, as well as supplies, installation and start-up of individual equipment and complete plants:

– engineering company “EMC-Mining” specialises in the development of projects for mining and processing industries;

– the company “PromTrade Mining” specializes in the assembly, installation and commissioning of technological equipment of processing plants;

– research laboratory “Flotec” performs the study of the material composition of ores, technological research and development of ore enrichment technologies.

Pen Sponsor

Irkutsk research institute of precious and rare metals and diamonds (Irgiredmet) was founded in 1871. Irgiredmet provides comprehensive services to companies developing ore, placer and technogenic deposits.

The main activities of Irgiredmet include:

• Mineral assays.
• Research and development.
• Design and engineering.
• Equipment, materials and spare parts supply.
• Construction.
• General engineering of processing facilities.

Irgiredmet has 7 specialized technological laboratories. It employs around 300 high-qualified specialists, including 28 candidates of sciences and 6 doctors of sciences. Over the past five years Irgiredmet has conducted analysis of about 200 deposits, developed 50 mining projects, commissioned dozens of processing plants.

Quality of Irgiredmet services is confirmed by leading Russian and international mining companies, including Vysochaishy, Polyus, UGC, Petropavlovsk, Alrosa, Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat, Russdragmet, Nordgold, Russian Platinum.

Corporate Sponsor

Petropavlovsk is one of Russia’s major gold mining companies, in terms of both production and Reserves and Resources.

It is amongst the most established and the most experienced vertically integrated gold producers in the Far East of Russia. The Company focuses on creating value for its shareholders, employees and other stakeholders by safely and responsibly exploring, mining and producing a stable output of low-cost gold.

Corporate Sponsor

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