Operator of the Conference

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Murmansk Region

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 VIII annual International Conference  "Mining Industry in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: View to the Future” (IMIC BEAR-2018) which will take place in Kirovsk, Murmansk Region, Russia on 15 -16 November 2018.

The Conference Theme: «Modernization of Mining, Chemical and Metallurgical Enterprises aimed at Integrated Development of the Mineral Resource Base».

The Conference is run under the auspices of the Non-profit Partnership “Russian Mining Operators” and a support of the Government of the Murmansk Region in the framework of the VII Murmansk International Business Week.

The Barents Euro-Arctic Region is a strategically important sector of the Arctic, rich in natural resources, which possesses a considerable technological, scientific potential, and human resources. The significant experience in rational environmental management in subarctic climatic conditions predetermines an opportunity for the region to become the leader in the development of mineral resources of the Arctic.

Barents Euro-Arctic region is one of the regions of Russia dynamically developing the interregional cooperation. Besides, many successfully implemented and ongoing international projects and initiatives explain the interest of business communities, politicians, power authorities, academic and scientific communities, and mass media to the region.

The Conference participants will have a unique opportunity to meet and communicate with CEOs, leading experts and representatives of foreign companies and  four largest Russian mining industrial groups PhosAgro, EuroChem, Severstal, Norilsk Nickel and AO “Pusal Ural” (an affiliate of  United Company RUSAL Plc in Kandalaksha).  Meetings will be held  in a business atmosphere during sessions, roundtable discussions, at the  exhibition stands or informal communications during the coffee breaks.

The Conference has become a good tradition and a reliable business platform to exchange opinions, ideas, the experience between specialists and entrepreneurs in mining and processing enterprises, mining services, state authorities, and public organizations.

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

IMIC BEAR-2018 topics are:

-          Modernization of existing production lines and facilities.

-          Possibilities of economic support for ensuring the growth of industrial enterprises of the Russian Arctic, especially for enterprises with a high level of redistribution and development of new deposits.

-          Possibilities of localization as an instrument of international cooperation launching of high-tech enterprises in turn for economic preferences), including TOSER.

-          Logistics and labour pool.

15 November – Conference begins with the Plenary session, with presentations of Russian and foreign CEOs of mining enterprises, officials, bankers, scientific and research organizations   

16 November – discussions will be continued at breakout sessions, roundtables, poster presentations and exhibition.

Other events during the Conference:

I.                     B2B meetings (to be agreed and ordered in advance by email:  and paid additionally)

II.                    Trade Show

III.                  Excursions to the mining enterprises

Full Conference fee:

The registration fee before the 15th of September 2018 is 430 € per person (including VAT). After this date the fee will be 500 € per person (including VAT).  The registration fee includes participation in 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). The fee includes informational materials, besides information about correspondent participant will be placed at the Conference web site in the section “Participants-2018”


01. November 2018                       – registration for the Conference will be closed

05. November 2018                       – brief summary of the reports / presentations to be submitted

13.-15.November 2018                 – arrival days, registration

15.-16. November 2018                – 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

Vladimir Masloboev – presentations at Plenary and other sessions

Olga Yustchuk –  general  issues

Nadezda Kumashova – foreign participants

Inna Ivanova – general issues, exhibition, publications

Natalia Schebarova – accommodation, logistics

Address: 10 Russanova Pereulok, Murmansk, 183038, RUSSIA

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




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