The 12th annual Mining and Exploration forum – MINEX Russia 2016
will be held in Moscow on 4-6 October 2016.

The 11th Mining and Exploration Forum – MINEX Russia took place in Moscow, Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel on 6-8th October 2015.
Delegates-300Organised under the slogan “‘ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT – PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES” MINEX Russia 2015 Forum brought together over 500 leaders and experts from Russian and international companies. As Russia is swiftly moving into its “modernisation mode” the Forum became an industry-wide platform for the discussion of the potential for the mining industry’s recovery and accelerated growth.

This year, this premier meeting of the Russian mining industry was organised on the backdrop of the strategic rethinking of the country’s economic priorities and emerging role of the mining industry as a potential backbone for accelerated development of the mineral-rich areas in the Far East and Siberia.

Russia is generously endowed with human and natural resources. The main issue -to ensure they are effectively used. Over the last 25-30 years after the replacement of the Soviet planning system and with the market conditions the Russian mining industry has managed to gain commercial success from many projects, which were previously considered to be uneconomical and often abandoned. These achievements were possible, not because of the state support, but thanks to the implementation of the new approaches and creative thinking by managers and investors.

Russia is deeply integrated into the global production, trade and investment. In the current situation of uncertainty and overhaul of the global geopolitical and economic priorities, the medium-term objective is getting Russia’s economic development back to the pre-crisis levels. However, the main challenge faced by the authorities and businesses alike remain the realisation of the internal potentials, which could provide a basis for sustainable and accelerated growth. With a continuing global growth of living standards and the urban population, development of infrastructure projects and creation of new technologies, the role of metals and minerals will be vital for international economic development in the 21st century.

Some of the themes discussed: 

  • Perspective directions for the development of the mining industry, in the context of ongoing economic reforms.
  • Opportunities and mechanisms to stimulate developments in the mining industry in the Far Eastern territories.
  • New approaches, strategies and solutions for the mining industry to adapt to changing conditions and to provide a new level of competitiveness and advancing development.



Forum materials include: 

  • Slides presented during the Forum
  • Audio and Video recordings of the Plenary and Technical sessions
  • Photos taken during the Forum
  • Post-event Media Coverage

From on 26th October 2015 the Forum delegates and exhibitors will be offered access to these materials free of charge.

You will find pass-code for the Forum materials on the first page of the Catalogue which you have received when registering at the Forum

Access Forum materials

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If you have not attended the Forum, you can purchase materials by completing the form.

The cost is 250 GBP + 20% UK VAT

Facts and figures:

MPR-letterThe Forum was organised in partnership with the Federal agency for Subsoil Use in the Russian Federation and supported by 19 Russian and International companies.

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Over 100 speakers presented at the Forum. To review the agenda and contact speakers please open the link.

The Forum brought together more than 500 mining leaders, experts and investors from Russia and 17 countries. For the first time in the Forum was attended by the delegations from the China Gold Association, the World Gold Council , the Ministry of Energy and Mining of the Republic of Cuba and the manufacturers of potassium from Russia and Belarus.


Over 45 companies and organisations exhibited at the trade fair, organised alongside the forum. The exhibition was attended by more than 700 specialists from Russian and international companies.

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The Forum program included three practical master-classes, twelve mainstream sessions and two business podium sessions. In addition to the these event, the Forum co-hosted associated events organised with the participation of the Federal Agency for Subsoil Use of the Russian Federation, The economic section of the Russian Subsoil Use Experts organisation ( OERN ),  IMC Montan and Micromine.


In partnership with a Russian start-up company, the Forum organisers launched a new interactive networking platform offering delegates free online access to internal messaging and meeting scheduling system, presentation slides, event photos, twitting stream, interactive votes. This new technology has been appreciated by every fifth participant of the Forum who via #Minexforum hashtag tweeted 595 messages and 554 photos.


Over 450 delegates received complimentary photos taken at the press wall sponsored by Kolmar coal mining company.

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The 9th Russian Mining Excellence Award was organised alongside the Forum. Read more … 

The winners of the 4th Mining Amateur photo competition “Miners and Mines of Russia” were announced at the closing Gala Dinner on 8 October. Read more …

What is next?

The 12th Mining and Exploration Forum MINEX Russia will be held in Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow, 4-6 October 2016. If you are planning to take part in the Forum, please send enquiry to

We will provide you with the information and terms as soon as they become available.

Until next year, Minex Russia 2015 “moved” to  where Forum participants can create personal pages, publish materials and establish online networking groups