21 – 22 of November the 3rd  International Conference "Mining Industry in the Barents Euro-Arctic Region: View to the Future” - “Modern Equipment & Technologies in Mining and Processing Industry. Development of Industrial Subcontracting Services” (IMIC BEAR 2013) was  carried out in Kirovsk, Murmansk Region, Russia.

Organizers of the Conference:

 - Government of the Murmansk Region,

 - Kola Science Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

 - Northern Chamber of Commerce and Industry,

 - Euro-Arctic Chamber of Commerce.

The Conference Goals:

 - To encourage modernization of the mining and processing industry of the Murmansk   Region on the basis of modern ideas and innovation technologies, to attract investments and  promote positive image of the Region abroad.

 - To estimate a wide range of opportunities to strengthen  international cooperation in the mining industry;

Main Topics of the Conference

  • The key factors affecting development of the mining Industry of the North in the framework of the Development Strategy of Russia until 2020.
  • Scientific and technological opportunities to create new technologies in mining industry.
  • Development of the scientific and technological base and prospects of creation new technologies in processing sector of mining industry.
  • Services related to the maintenance of the mining industry.
  • Current trends for collaboration between small businesses and large enterprises in the mining sector of the economy within the Euro-Arctic Region.
  • The investment legislation and investment climate in the Arctic regions. Impact on the modernization of enterprises and development of the service companies.

On the 21-st of November the Conference was opened with the plenary session where official representatives of the state bodies, CEOs of industrial enterprises, bankers, scientists are welcome with reports and presentations


On the 22-nd of November discussions were continued at sessions as follows:

Session 1.  Modern equipment and technologies in mining companies.

Session 2.  Organizing of industrial subcontracting services in mining companies.   Russian and international experience.  

Session 3. Informational technologies in mining industry.

Round table discussions  (1). “STATE PROGRAM OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION “Reproduction and using of resources” – prospects of development in  producing and processing companies of the Mining and Industry and affecting factors in this respect.

 Round table discussions (2). Organization of manufacturing and predegree practices in mining companies. Problems and solutions.


Other business events within the Conference:

 - B2B meetings;

 - Presentation\Exhibition.

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Media partners

Magazine “Mining Code”  of Supreme Mining Council


Magazine "Minig Industry"