3rd Asian Mining Congress

With the global economic downturn easing and commodity prices making a steep recovery, Asia’s mining sector rebounds with new investment and partnership opportunities. As new players and new investors enter the equation, find out how the rules of the game may have changed for your business at third Asian Mining Congress held in Kolkata.

The Asian Mining Congress is the region’s definitive leadership forum for exploration, investment and development. It is an invaluable channel for the global metals & mining industry to cultivate long-term partnerships with the region’s mining stakeholders and investors.

The Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), an eminent professional institute and the oldest professional society of its kind in Asia, recently organised the 3rd edition of the Asian Mining Congress Conference in Kolkata, with its them being “Resurgence of Mining in Asia: Prospects and Challenges”.
The Congress was inaugurated by Sriprakash Jaiswal, Minister of State of Coal and Statistics & Programme Implementation (IC) and Partha S Bhattacharyya, Chairman, Coal India Ltd.

The affair proved an excellent platform for Entrepreneurs, Decision Makers, CEOs, Consultants, Policy Makers, Senior Govt. Officials, Investors, Industrialists, Traders, Equipment Buyers & Suppliers, Academia, Miners, Engineers and Trade Delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and forge meaningful partnership for business.

The event was supported by Government of India, Ministers of Coal, Mines, Steel, Power, Petroleum & Natural gas and Heavy Industries. The Conference was organised by Conference and Incentives Management (I) Pvt. Ltd.

Speaking on the occasion, NC Jha, President, MGMI said, “The Asian Mining Congress aims at global participation of professional managers, policy makers, designers, equipment manufacturers, scientists, academicians etc. for finding out ways and means to ensure sustainable growth of the mineral industry in Asian countries.”

Eminent speakers from various organizations included R Gupta (Chairman, Uranium Corporation of India Ltd), NM Borah (Chairman Oil India Ltd), Rana Som (Chairman, National Mineral Development Corporation), SK Roongta (Chairman, Steel Authority of India Ltd), PR Mandal (Advisor, projects, Ministry of Coal ), CS Gundewar (Controller General, Indian Bureau of Mines), SJ Sibal (Director General, Directorate General of Mines Safety), Prof (Dr.) Abbas Parwaresh (Principal Researcher & Consultant, Iranian Mining Industries).

Around 70 technical papers were presented in the Technical Sessions by eminent speakers from USA, Iran, UK, Germany, Pakistan, China, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, etc, besides from Indian Miner Industry, Scientific and Academic organizations.
The biennial event provides a forum for the miners, planners, and policy makers to discuss the various issues affecting the mining industry in the Asian region in particular, and also rest of the world. The event provides and unrivalled opportunity for the manufacturers of mining machinery in the world to showcase their products and do business. In India the power sector continues to grow at a rapid pace with Coal production increasing at a rate of more than 6 per cent per year to meet the demand.

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