The central theme of MINEX Europe, which is taking place for the fourth time this year, will be ‘The Future of Sustainable Mining in the Balkans and Beyond’.
The forum has been held in various European countries since 2015 and is one of the most prestigious and best-regarded mining events held in the region.
Every year, the Forum provides a platform for the presentation of key changes and the most important mining and exploration projects being developed in Bulgaria and throughout the European continent.
Annually, the Forum brings together more than 200 senior executives from mining companies, representatives of ministries of mining, investment companies and banks, service companies and equipment manufacturers from Bulgaria, and from more than 20 countries from the surrounding region and further afield.
The Forum will provide an in-person platform for networking and the sharing of the latest business intelligence, opportunities, trends and insights from mining and exploration companies and experts from the countries of the Balkans region as well as wider Europe. It will also facilitate interaction with policymakers, key decision-makers and global investors.
The Forum is organised by the MINEX Forum Secretariat, which has branches in Kazakhstan, Russia and the United Kingdom.
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What's New at This Year's Forum?
The programme will include technical sessions offering the platform for presenting promising ideas, technologies and case studies which are either unique or not widely adopted across the countries operating on the European continent. Changes will be made to the format of the sessions to increase their interactivity. The forum will provide a platform for focused events devoted to the presentation of new trends and technologies in the fastest-growing segments of the sector.
For the first time, the programme will contain events dedicated to the digitisation in the mining industry. Digital technology is already a reality. Back in the day, the competitive advantage of participants in the mining sector was measured by how successfully they extracted natural resources, but now it is measured by how effectively companies exploit the information at their disposal in order to optimise production, reduce losses, increase their effectiveness and provide safer working conditions.
The ability to organise the collection, retention and processing of information quickly leads to a competitive advantage and may even help the development of new business models. The programme will contain new digital projects that have been successfully implemented both within and outwith Bulgaria. We will discuss the prospects for the future implementation of digital technologies in different segments of the mining industry.