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 The X International Conference “MINING INDUSTRY IN THE BARENTS EURO–ARCTIC REGION: VIEW TO THE FUTURE” IMIC BEAR” which takes place on the 18th -19th of November 2021  in Kirovsk, Murmansk Region, Russia.

The Conference Theme: «Digitalization of the Mining Industry 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

Barents Euro-Arctic Region is strategically important for the Arctic, rich in natural resources and possessing significant technological, scientific potential and human capacity. Extensive experience in organizing efficient use of natural resources in subarctic climatic conditions determines the capability of the region to become a leader in the development of mineral resources in the Arctic. Intensive development of the mining industry in the region opens up new opportunities for economic growth and an increase in the volume of transportation along the Northern Sea Route. The issue of maintaining ecological balance in the Arctic region is still very relevant.

The territory of BEAR is one of the most promising platforms in the field of international cooperation. Many successfully implemented and ongoing international projects and initiatives explain the interest of politicians, authorities, academic and scientific circles, the business community and the media in the region.

IMIC BEAR will provide you with the unique opportunity to meet the CEOs and leading experts of foreign mining enterprises of the Barents Region, the five largest mining companies of 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 and side events of the Conference!

 Over the 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. 

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

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

Main topics of the X IMIC BEAR: 

-        Digital transformation of the Russian mining industry and development of the Arctic territories

-       Improved production efficiency and diversification of the mining, chemical and metallurgical industries through accelerated adoption of the Best Available Technologies (BAT), including digital technologies

-       Minimization of the impact of mining wastes on the Arctic environment, development of «nature-like technologies»

-       Training for the digital economy

-       The Presidency of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Council as the basis for international cooperation in the development of natural resources and environmental protection in the Russian Arctic.

Day 1 – Conference will start with the Plenary session, where Russian and foreign CEOs of mining enterprises, scientific and research organizations, officials and bankers will make their reports & presentations;

Day 2 – discussions will be continued at breakout sessions, roundtables and the Trade Show.


Side events during the Conference: 

  1. B2B meetings (to be agreed on prior request by email:; 
  2. Trade Show.
  3. Excursions to the mining enterprises
For those wishing to visit tours to the production facilities of Apatit JSC  (Quarry Central Rasvumchorr mine - depending on weather conditions, Apatitonefelin concentration plant ANOF-3) (by preliminary appointment ).
Technical tours: Kola NPP; KNPP Information Center (by preliminary appointment, to obtain a pass)

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

Full Conference fee:

The registration fee is 400 € 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 €.

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"

Contact persons:

Andrey Iliin – organizing issues

Nadezda Kumashova, Maria Tserenia – foreign participants 

Vladimir Masloboev – presentations at Plenary and other sessions

Olga Yustchuk – general issues, general issues, exhibition, publications

Maria Kirilova – accommodation, logistics

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; Internet: http://ncci.ru

Best regards,

IMIC BEAR Organizing Committee 

General sponsors







Media partners

Magazine “Mining Code”  of Supreme Mining Council


Magazine "Minig Industry"