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09:00 - 18:00 Delegate registration at Renaissance Moscow Hotel, Olympisky prosp. 18/1, Moscow 129110

12:00 Press conference (for media representatives only) at [Interfax News Agency]

19:30 Welcome drinks reception at Renaissance Moscow Hotel sponsored by [Kinross Gold Corporation]



Session 1: Developing mineral projects in Russia and CIS regions

9:00 Welcome address by session moderator

9:05 Governmental keynote addresses: Mineral Resources as a base for regional development in Russia and CIS
opportunities for private sector

9:15 Industry keynote address: Global Economic overview of the Mining Sector
current role of Russia and CIS in the global production output

9:30 Russian and Western experiences of managing Mining and Mineral projects in Russia & CIS from exploration to production

Panel A:
Venue: "Odessa Conference Hall"

  • Gold and precious metals sector

Panel B:
Venue: "Gorky Conference Hall"

  • Coal mining & Iron ore
  • Industrial minerals

11:15 Coffee break hosted by [Trans-Siberian Gold]

11:45 Legal and Accounting aspects of developing mineral projects in Russia and CIS

  • New developments in the legislation on mineral and hydrocarbon resource use in Russia
  • Implementation of the system of licensing on subsurface use
  • Legal aspects of transferring the rights and licences to use mineral resources
  • Requirements for reporting mineral resources
  • Accounting and Related Governance in Russia - a Perspective

13:00 Lunch - hosted by [Metropol Investment Financial Company]

Session 2: Raising finance in the mining sector opportunities and current practices

14:30 Welcome address by session moderator

  • Raising equity finance in London and North America for FSU Mining
  • Raising debt finance in the West and in Russia for the mining and mineral projects
  • Venture capital financing of PGM producers in Russia
  • Long term direct investment and finance available to mining industry in Russia
  • Financing international joint ventures and partnerships

16:30 Coffee break hosted by [Financial Laboratory at the London Stock Exchange]

17:00 Session continues: focus on mineral project developments

  • Grassroots exploration
  • Bankable Feasibility Studies
  • The Legal Process and Approval Process
  • Ongoing Reporting Requirements
  • Experience of mining project acquisitions in Russia and CIS by strategic investors
  • Environmental aspects of mining finance - project requirements
  • Valuation of Exploration Properties

18:30 Drinks reception hosted by [NBLGold] at the Vienna Cafe at Moscow Renaissance Hotel


Session 3: Technical Challenges facing the Russian Mining & Exploration Sector

9:00 Welcome address by session moderator

9:05 Keynote addresses: State expertise on mineral resources as foundation for managing reserves

9:20 Reporting Resources and Reserves in Russia main challenges

  • International code for reporting mineral exploration results how this differs from Russian practice
  • Reporting estimated resources to satisfy the State Committee and international investors Russian practices
  • International legal requirements for reporting of mineral resources and reserves
  • Feasibility Studies and the Russian approval System
  • Western Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve reporting Code
  • Environmental Assessment and Management
  • Equator Principles and the updates to the IFC Safe Guard Policies

11:30 Coffee break hosted by [Yugra Resources Ltd]

Session 4: Gold and PGM trade in Russia and Global Markets


  • Overview of the PGM market developments price outlook
  • Investment activities in gold and other PGM market sectors in Russia and CIS
  • Express analysis of financial risks associated with exploration and gold mining in Russia
  • Managing financial and operational risks. Producer hedging activities
  • Legal aspects of trade finance in the PGM sector
  • Regulation of gold and precious metals sales in Russia

13:00 Lunch hosted by [Advantix Ltd]

Session 5: Mineral Resources Development - Opportunities in the Russian Regions
Presentations by Regional Government Representatives and key industry players in the regions

Venue: "Odessa Conference Hall"

Khanty-Mansy autonomous region
15:10 Krasnoyarsk region
15:50 Chelyabinsk region

14:30 16:30 Practical workshop: Raising Finance for Russian and CIS Mining companies in London

Venue: "Incognito Boardroom"

  • Choice of listing location for Russian Metals & Mining Companies 
  • London Investment Markets overview of recent IPOs of Russian and CIS companies
  • Analysis of investment climate for Russian/CIS companies seeking an IPO in London
  • The roles and responsibilities of advisers assisting with London listing
  • Listing experience by companies working in the Russian & CIS mining sector
  • Secondary listing and post IPO finance available to Mining & Exploration companies
  • Raising market capitalisation current experience of Russian Metals and Mining Companies
  • Exit strategies available to public companies listed on the London Stock Exchange

16:30 Coffee break - hosted by [AMC Consultants (UK)]

17:00 18:00 MINEX 2005 Roundup

Plenary session

An unscripted summary of the key issues raised and discussed over the proceeding two days moderated by Dr Mike Armitage of SRK Consulting to give the opportunity to delegates to contribute to these discussions, ask questions of the various speakers and also raise additional issues for general discussion amongst the panel or audience as a whole.

19:00 Coaches depart from the hotel to the "Restavratsia Club" for final drinks and dinner

19:30 - 22:30 Drinks reception Corners of the World at Restavratsia (Restoration) Club hosted by hosted by [SRK Group of Companies], 7, Leontievski pereulok

[Tasting wines and drinks from Australia, South Africa, South America, USA, Wales, and China where SRK has representative offices. Live Jazz & Blues Band performance]
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Mikael Sayers - Geology Secretary & Assistant Accountant

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