Operator of the Conference

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Murmansk Region


Our anniversaries:

 Kirovsk Branch

of “JSC” “Apatit” - 90 years



JSC "Olcon" - 70 years

Invitation to the Conference

Dear Chief Executives of the mining enterprises, Directors of design, research and educational institutions, Messrs. producers and suppliers of mining equipment! 

You and your specialists are kindly invited to participate in the IX International Conference “MINING INDUSTRY IN THE BARENTS EURO– ARCTIC REGION: VIEW TO THE FUTURE” IMIC BEAR- 2019» which takes place in Kirovsk, Murmansk Region, Russia , 14-15  November 2019

The Conference Theme: «Strategic Partnership and Sustainable Development of Mining Enterprises in the Arctic».

 The Conference is run under the auspices of the Non-profit Partnership “Russian Mining Operators” and support of the Government of the Murmansk Region. 

Sustainable development of the mining complex is one of the most important priorities for the development of the Russian Arctic. At the same time, the development of mining industries is impossible without the introduction of scientific achievements, improvement of technologies, creation of modern information and telecommunications infrastructure, environmental safety, international cooperation and exchange of experience, and integrated socio-economic development. Therefore, the sustainable development of the mining complex can be achieved mainly by the systemic interaction of the state with commercial and non-profit organizations and civil societies through the mechanisms of public-private partnership in the implementation of key investment projects, state participation in the elimination of infrastructural restrictions of economic development, solving social problems, as well as the creation of economic mechanisms to stimulate business activity.


We invite you to participate in the Conference to work out mechanisms for the integrated development of the mining industry based on strategic partnerships. IMIC BEAR 2019 will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet and talk with the CEOs and leading experts of mining enterprises of the Barents Region, the five largest mining companies on the Kola Peninsula, which are members of the industrial groups PhosAgro, EuroChem, Severstal, Norilsk Nickel, and ACRON. Meetings will be held in a business atmosphere during sessions, roundtable discussions, at the exhibition stands or informal communications during coffee breaks.


IMIC BEAR will be held in Kirovsk for the ninth time. Over the last eight years, the Conference has become an effective platform for discussing problems and prospects for the development of the mining industry, sharing experience between Russian and foreign representatives in mining and processing of solid minerals in the Arctic, has proved its high status and attractiveness to the business community, including international view. Summarizing the year of 2018, the Supreme Mining Council of Russia has distinguished the Conference as one of the best international events held at the regional level.


Traditionally significant dates for the mining enterprises of the Murmansk Region are reflected during the Conference and in its materials. Thus, there were celebrations of the 65th anniversary of the Olenegorsky Mining and Processing Plant in 2014, and the 55th anniversary of the Kovdorsky GOK in 2017 within the framework of the Conference. The year of 2019 is the anniversary for two leading mining enterprises of the Murmansk Region which are the general sponsors of the Conference. In particular: the Kirovsk branch of JSC Apatit celebrates its 90th anniversary, and Olenegorsky GOK celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. These events will definitely find their reflection during IMIC BEAR.


Organizers of the Conference:

-  Non-profit Partnership “Russian Mining Operators”

 - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

 - Government of the Murmansk Region

 - Kola Science Center of Russian Academy of Sciences

-  Euro-Arctic Chamber of Commerce


Chairman of the Organizing Committee:

Yurii Shafranik, Chairman of the Supreme Mining Council, Chairman of the Committee for Energy Strategy and Development

of Fuel and Energy Complex (FEC) of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Russian Federation


Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region.

Sergey KrivovichevСоrresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Federal Research Center "Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences" (FRC KSC RAS), Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor.

Alexander Verzhanskii, Director General of Non-profit Partnership “Russian Mining Operators”  Head of the Department of Moscow State Mining University, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor

Operator of the Conference: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Murmansk Region / Northern


IMIC BEAR-2019 main topics:


-  Cooperation of mining enterprises in energy and logistics issues and employment solutions;

- Involvement of R & D organizations of the Russian Academy of Sciences into projects on the development of crude-ore resources;

- Introduction of technological solutions to increase productivity; diversification of mining, chemical, and metallurgical enterprises. - Ecology and labor safety;

- International cooperation in mining and the processing of solid minerals in the Arctic.


November 14th – Conference will start with the Plenary session, with presentations of Russian and foreign CEOs of mining enterprises, officials, bankers, scientific and research organizations.

November 15th  – discussions will be continued at breakout sessions, roundtables and the Trade Show.


Other events during the Conference:

B2B meetings (to be agreed upon request at an extra charge and ordered in advance by email:;

Trade Show (spaces are limited);

Excursions to the mining enterprises Conference – the School of Young Scientists and Specialists with International Participation


Full Conference fee:

The registration fee before the 15th of September 2019 is 430 € per person (including VAT). After this date, the fee will be 500€ per person (including VAT).  The registration fee includes participation in an official ceremony, Plenary session & roundtable discussions, consecutive and simultaneous Russian–English interpretation during the Conference, informational support, lunch, official reception, hotel booking, local transport service. Exhibition booth (4 sq.m) cost is 150€.

Early registration is encouraged!


Correspondence participation fee:

100 € (including VAT). Correspondence participation fee: 100€ (including VAT). The fee includes informational materials, besides this information about correspondent participant will be placed on the Conference web site in the section “Participants-2019



November 1st                                 – registration for the Conference will be closed

November 5th                                  –  presentations to be submitted

November 12th -13th                       – arrival days

November 14th -15th                       – Conference working days


Additional information: See the details regarding program, participants, online registration, deadlines, announcements and other issues at

Contact persons:

Andrey Iliin – organizing issues

Nadezda Kumashova, Maria Tserenia – foreign participants

Vladimir Masloboev – presentations at Plenary and other sessions

Natalia Schebarova – accommodation, logistics

Olga Yustchuk – general issues

Inna Ivanova – general issues, exhibition, publications


Telephones: +7 (8152) 55-47-23, 55-47-47, 55-47-20; tel/fax: +7 (8152) 55-47-21;

Mobile tel.: +7 960 020 1605

E-mails:;; Internet:,  


General sponsors











Media partners

Magazin “Mining Code”  of Supreme Mining Council









 Non-profit Partnership         Government of         Kola Science Centre
“Russian Mining Operators”    the Murmansk Region