Welcome to Turkey and Central Asia Mining Investment Summit

The historic city of Istanbul, on the banks of the Bosporus, played host to the first ever Turkey and Central Asia Mining Investment Summit. Created by the organisers of Mines and Money, this inaugural event saw a gathering that included many of the regions’ key mining figures, from both industry and government. With a packed schedule of workshops, presentations, panels and an abundance of networking opportunities the summit served as a prime opportunity for senior industry representatives to address the major issues facing the mining sector across Turkey and Central Asia.

Over 100 senior delegates packed the conference room on the morning of 28th January to hear the keynote address delivered by Turkish Deputy Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Hasan Murat Mercan.

 Highlights of the 2014 show include:

  • Opening address by Turkish Deputy Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Hasan Muract Mercan
  • Government presentations from the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan
  • A packed conference room and bustling exhibition hall where miners, service providers and investors were able to develop new relationships
  • Four days full of content covering everything from policy to resource potential and social licence to operate
  • Insightful presentations from some of the region’s foremost producers of gold and bulk commodities
  • Sector outlooks and forecasts from the regions’ most foremost industry experts

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2014 speakers include:

  • Alp Malazgirt, CEO Mining and Metals, Yildirim Group, Turkey
  • Hasan Murat Mercan, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkey
  • Khaidar Kholov, Vice Minister of Industry, Tajikistan
  • Magasha Saiduakassova, Deputy Head of Enterprise and Industry Administration, Oblast Akimat of Oskemen (East Kazakhstan)
  • Ümit Akdur, President, Turkish Gold Miner’s Association, Turkey
  • Karsten Fuelster, Principal Investment Officer Infrastructure and Natural Resources EMENA Region, IFC, Turkey
  • Andor Lips, Vice President Natural Resources – Metals and Mining, ING Bank, The Netherlands
  • Mehmet Tangut, Project Director- Sectoral and Strategic Analysis Directorate, Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency, Turkey
  • Almaz Alimbekov, Head of Mining Policy Department, Ministry of Economy, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Han Ilhan, Vice President of Projects and Country Manager Turkey, Alamos Gold, Turkey
  • Ömer Ünver, Secretary General, World Energy Council Turkish National Committee, Turkey
  • Jean-Christophe Lermusiaux, Head of Research, Visor Capital, Kazakhstan
  • Ercan Balci, External Relations Manager, First Quantum Turkey, Turkey
  • Sait Uysal, Global Marketing Manager, Syrah Resources Ltd, Australia
  • Yunus Oguzhan Aloglu, Director Precious Metals and Diamond Markets, Borsa Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jachym Vohryzek, Advanced Solutions Sales Manager, Honeywell, Czech Republic
  • Denis Bagrov, Partner, Colibri Law, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Vesel Yayan, General Secretary, Turkish Steel Producers Association, Turkey
  • Sozer Ozel, President and ECO, Bilfer Mining and Toursim, Turkey
  • Cenk Alperdem, Consultant, APCO Worldwide, Turkey
  • Alistair Muir, Technical and Operations Director, Celsius Coal, Kyrgyz Republic
  • David Grant, Director, Connectpro Ltd, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Marino G. Pieterse, Editor and Publisher, Goldletter International, The Netherlands
  • Zehra Marangoz, HR Director, Kuzey Biga Madencilik/Alamos Gold, Turkey
  • Thomas Minnich, Private Sector Unit Head – Central Asia and South Caucasus, Asian Development Bank, Kazakhstan
  • Michael Wilson, Director, Michael Wilson and Partners, Kazakhstan