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The First International Investment Forum

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The Keynote address at AstanaInvest 2010: H.E. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The AstanaInvest 2010 Forum is organised by Mayor of Astana city, with the active support and direct participation of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The forum is aimed at improving the investment climate and to further encourage the flow of domestic and foreign investment in the city’s economy, creating and promoting a brand of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan to world markets under the Strategy in the number of occurrences of Kazakhstan of 50 competitive countries in the world.

Key Speeches at AstanaInvest 2010

Karim Massimov, the Prime – Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Asset Isekeshev, Vice Premier of Kazakhstan, Minister of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Imangali Tasmagametov, Mayor of Astana City.

Other key note speakers include: Zhanar Aitzhanova, Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Zhaksylykov Timur, Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Kim In, General Director of Highvill; David Ben Nanney, President of Lior Corporation; Elena Baturina, President of Investment and Construction Corporation Inteko.

The forum will be attended by over 500 delegates, including key financial experts from Europe, USA, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Gulf countries, as well as representatives of central and local executive bodies, national companies, development institutions and foreign companies, financial institutions, large and medium business capital.

AstanaInvest 2010 will enable potential investors to explore economic, legal and other terms of doing business in the region to get acquainted with investment potential during a presentation of investment projects and organizations in the city of Astana, as well as to discuss with representatives of official and business perspectives and concerns of international and regional investment cooperation.

In the thematic sessions and round tables will discuss the prospects of the construction industry and the dynamics of the Kazakhstan capital, considered the measures of government supports for the manufacturing sector and the State Programme for accelerated industrial-innovative development.

Participants of the AstanaInvest 2010 Forum will refer to specific investment projects in the capital through public-private partnership in education, health, infrastructural and energy, cultural and sporting facilities.

The Moderators of thematic sections at AstanaInvest 2010:

Industry Section: Albert Rau, Senior Vice-Minister of Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan

Construction Section: Serik Knockeen, Chairman of the Kazakhstan Agency for Construction and Housing

Public-Private Partnership Section: Bolat Smagulov, Chairman of the Board of JSC “Kazakhstan Center for Public-Private Partnership”.

The press conference dedicated to AstanaInvest 2010 with the participation of Mr Yerlan Kozhagapanov, Deputy Mayor of Astana, press conference will be held on 02 June 2010 at Radisson SAS Hotel.


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Notes to Editors:

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MiningWorld Central Asia 2009 innovations and successes of Kazakhstan’s mining sector.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

On 16-18 September 2009, key members of Kazakhstan’s mining industry gathered at the country’s leading mining exhibition, MiningWorld Central Asia. The event attracted lots of attention from the industry professionals in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, disproving the pre-show concerns of a low turn-out.

Once again, the event brought together several co-located specialised exhibitions: MiningWorld Central Asia 2009 (the 15th Central Asian International Mining Exploration and Mining Equipment Exhibition), Kazcomak 2009 (the 6th Kazakhstan International Heavy Construction & Machinery) and KazMet 2009 (the 2nd Central Asian International Metallurgy, Metal-Working and Machinery Construction Exhibition). The co-location of these events meant that all participating companies benefited from dedicated and joint promotion that attracted a larger and more diverse range of specialist trade visitors to the event.

Out of all the events, MiningWorld Central Asia was the largest, bringing together a host of manufacturers and suppliers for the mining and ore processing industries. International event manager, Anna Aleinikova, comments: “MiningWorld Central Asia is valued by a huge variety of companies around the world. I have been lucky enough to see many companies introduced to the Kazakhstan market through MiningWorld Central Asia and watch them establish a niche in this dynamic market. MiningWorld Central Asia is arguably the most effective forum for the mining industry in the Central Asian region.

This year, the overall event featured 246 companies from 24 countries, including leading global brands, such as Atlas Copco Central Asia LLP (Sweden/Kazakhstan), Baikonur Machinery Group (Kazakhstan), Delkor Limited (United Kingdom), Distrilab LTD (Kazakhstan), FLSmidth Rus (Russia), INNOVATION NORWAY (Norway), Innov-x (USA), Lincoln GmbH (Germany) , LLP Kazmechanomontazh (Kazakhstan), Outotec Minerals Oy (Finland), Zolotoproekt (Russia), Sulzer Pumps Finland (Finland), Mining Machines JSC (Russia), Polevskoi Machine-Building Plant JSC (Russia), Tyazhmash JSC (Russia) and LLP EnergoCentre-Asia LLP (Kazakhstan).

Two months after the 2009 exhibition, booking for next year’s event is already well underway. Aleinikova explains: “MiningWorld Central Asia continues to have a wide appeal internationally, with 34% of the exhibition space for 2010 event already sold. Every year, the show attracts thousands of trade specialists keen to meet companies who are new to the market and are looking for distribution, as well as those who are already well established in Kazakhstan and are looking to strengthen their business in the region.

The next edition of MiningWorld Central Asia will take in Almaty on 15-17 September 2010.


Notes to editors:

MiningWorld Central Asia is organised by ITE Group Plc from its office in Kazakhstan, supported by many other international offices in the group. The exhibition forms part of a large portfolio of mining events organised by ITE every year in Moscow (Russia), Novosibirsk (Russia), Almaty (Kazakhstan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Dushanbe (Tajikistan).

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MiningWorld Central Asia is officially supported by the Committee of Geology and Subsoil Use of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The official partners of the exhibition are the Republican Association of Mining and Metalluirgical Enterprises and the National Centre for the Comprehensive Processing of Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

ITE Group plc specialises in organising trade exhibitions and conferences in fast-developing markets.
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The IV Eurasian Energy Forum 2009 in Kazakhstan

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009


The IV Eurasian Energy Forum 2009


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The IV Eurasian Energy Forum KAZENERGY provides a timely, in-depth management assessment for decision-makers on these key strategic shifts that will impact all Governments, companies, investors, financiers, and service/supply industries within Kazakhstan.

The IV Eurasian Energy Forum “KAZENERGY� will bring together over 800+ the most influential professionals in the Kazakhstan oil and gas industry. You will hear from 55+ top-level speakers, who are all recognised leaders and experts in Kazakhstan and international oil and gas markets, on their strategies for making those tough decisions that will allow them to become stronger and better placed contenders when the markets start to recover.

Eurasia in general and Kazakhstan in particular play an important role in ensuring the smooth transition to a new world energy order of sustainable development. In Kazakhstan this means attracting investment to the energy sector in highly competitive conditions.

World political and business leaders, in their relations with the governments of energy producing and exporting countries, are calling for the formation of strategic alliances as a rational alternative to the use of political leverage, and the major oil companies, as well as industrial and service companies, have significant experience at cooperating with the governments and other entities in such countries. This cooperation is based on the principles of preserving global energy security, achieving a balance of interests on world commodity markets, developing eco-efficiency and local content, introducing advanced technology, creating joint ventures and much else.

The goal of the IV Eurasian Energy Forum is to focus the attention of experts and key decision makers in the global energy commodities market on discussing the main issues of the energy sector’s development in a changing world market situation, formulating and agreeing a unified policy of common action, and using modern approaches to regulating relations of partnership in Kazakhstan’s oil and gas sector.

For further information please contact:

In London Tel: +4420 7617 7532 | in Almaty: +7 727 270 9307

Speeches and presentations at the III Eurasian Energy Forum


1.  Timur Kulibayev, President of KazEnergy Association Welcome Address by the Forum Chairman 
 2. Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Opening Speech on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
 3. Mehmet Hilmi Guler, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey Greeting Speech on Behalf of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey
 4. Sauat Mynbayev, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan Perspectives of the Development of Kazakhstan’s Electric Power Industry
 5. Slav Slavov, WEC Regional Manager for Europe and Central Asia  Global Energy Challenges: Could We Face Them
 6. Nurlan Balgimbayev, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Evaluation of the Past Steps in the Development of Hydrocarbon Industry of Kazakhstan: Experience, Problems, Perspectives
 7. Kanat Bozumbayev, Chairman of the Board, Kazakhstan Holding for State Asset Management “Samruk“  Perspectives of Major Investment Project Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan 
 8. Bonifacio Garcia Porras, Member of Cabinet of Commissioner for Energy, European Commission, Belgium  The EU Vision on the World Energy Challenges
 9. Charles Watson, CEO, Shell Energy Europe, Netherlands  Gas: Europe and Kazakhstan
10. Kairgeldy Kabyldin, President of the NationalCompany “KazMunayGasâ€?  International Cooperation in Transportation of Gas: Legal, Technical and Financial Aspects
 11. Steven Rose, General Manger, ExxonMobil Kazakhstan Inc. The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030
12.  Askar Kassabekov, Vice President of the National Company “Kazatompromâ€?  Development of the Atomic Industry in Kazakhstan
 13. Almasadam Satkaliyev, President of Kazakhstan Electric Grid Operating Company (KEGOC)  Perspectives of Electric PowerIndustry Development
 14. Adel Kambar, CEO Kazakhstan and Central Asia, Renaissance Capital  Capital markets – source of energy sector growth
 15. Kenzhebek Ibrashev, Vice President Exploration & Development, National Company “KazMunayGasâ€?  Caspian Region: Perspectives, Resources and Partnership
 16. Bulat Uzhkenov, Chairman of Committee on Geology and Subsoil Use under the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources  Gas Exploration: New Horizons
 17. Baltabek Kuandykov, President Meridian Petroleum LLC Geological Exploration Risks at Caspian
 18. Il-Soo Kim, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Kazakhstan  Korean Energy Policy and Perspectives of Energy Cooperation between Korea and Kazakhstan
 19. Mehmet , Director, International Government and Corporate Affairs, BG Group, UK  Investing in Kazakhstan’sEnergy and SustainableDevelopment

Eugene Dari, Head of Corporate Banking Department #7 (Oil&Gas), BTA Bank

 The Role of Kazakhstan’s BankingSector in the Development of Petroleum Industries
 21.  Serik Abdenov, Vice Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan  Labor Protection in Extractive Industries: Is There a Way for a Compromise?
 22.  Kadyrbek Boribekov, Director, Department of Technical and Professional Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan The System of Professional Education for Energy Industry in the Republic of Kazakhstan
 23.  Azat Peruashev, Chairman of the National Economic Chamber of Kazakhstan “Atameken Unionâ€?  Corporate Social Responsibility in Kazakhstan
 24.  Kamil Zakirov, Vice President for Russia/CIS, Weatherford International, Russia  Increasing Competitiveness of Personnel in Energy Industry: Generation of Social Enquiry
 25.  Iskander Nasyrov, Vice President on Caspian Region, Regional Director on Kazakhstan, Lukoil Overseas  Oil and Gas Projects As Example of Efficient Investments in Human Assets
 26.  Makset Taubayev, Deputy General Director, Tengizchevroil  The Development of Kazakhstan Content
 27.  Raushan Raiskhanova, Director of HR Management Department, National Company KazMunayGas

Ways of Resolving the Problem of Personnel Deficit. Experience of National Company KazMunayGas

 28.  Sigurd Heiberg, Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions, Strategy Development, StatoilHydro ASA; Chairman of the UNECE Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology, Norway  Reclassification of Kazakhstan’s Resources and Reserves in Compliance with International Standards
 29.  Kurmangazy Iskaziyev, Managing Director Reservoir Geology and Geophysics, National Company “KazMunayGasâ€?  Methods of Stabilizing Production on Mature Oil Fields
 30.  Brian Grayson, Global Business Development Manager, Pressure Control Systems, Weatherford International, USA Advanced Technologies in Well Engineering, Drilling and Completion
31.  Fang Jiazhong, Chairman of Board of Governors PKKR  Gas Utilization Program of PKKR
 32.  Tim Wallace, Exploration Manager Russiaand Caspian, ConocoPhillips, USA Heavy Oil Technologies
33.  Peter A. Claypool, New Business Development Manager, ExxonMobil  Kazakhstan Inc.  Integrated Workflows for Carbonate Reservoir Management. Examples from ExxonMobil’s Global Inventory
34. Randall Gossen, President of World Petroleum Council (WPC), Canada The 19th World Petroleum Congress: From Oil Price to Climate Change
35.  Nurlan Iskakov, Minister of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Kazakhstan Climate Change The Global Environmental Problem
 36.  Erbolat Apsalyamov, Member of the Committee for Environment and Nature Management of the Majilis of the RK Parliament   Environmental Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Harmonization of Economic Interests in the Region
 37.  Anders Kullerud, Senior Vice President, Corporate Integrity and Social Responsibility, StatoilHydro, Norway  EITI and Other Transparency Initiatives. Expectations of the Civil Society
 38.  Ahmet Cemal Dordunchu, President of TUSIAD Energy Working Group, CEO of Sabanзi Holding, Turkey  Turkish Perspectives of Regional Energy Cooperation
 39.  Erkin Ongarbayev, Chairman of the Science Committee of the RK Ministry of Education and Science  Main Trends of Fundamental Scientific Researches in Energy Industry
 40. William Zempolich, Vice President, ENIPetroleum, Houston, USA  Hydrocarbon Potential of the Carbonate Reservoir of the KashaganField
41.  Mr. Guo Yi, Director Marketing, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC International)  Oil & Gas Pipelines: Transportation Security by Promoting Mutual Trust and Strengthening Cooperation
42.  Nurlan Sauranbayev, Managing Director, Oil Traпsportation, National Company “KazMunayGas Transportation of Caspian Hydrocarbons: Economic Benefits and Perspectives at Selection of Export Routes
 43.  Vitaliy Bailarbayev, Vice President State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)  New Routes: Possibilities and Perspectives
 44.  Rauf Gusseinov, Analyst of Argus Agency, Editor of “Argus Caspian Market”, Russia Kazakhstan Oil Export Routes RiskAnalysis
 45.  Lev Ring, Director of Solid Expandable Technology, Weatherford International, USA  International Cooperation Projects in Science and Technologies: Company’s Proven Record
 46.  Andrey Tyo, Deputy Team Leader of MVV Energie AG / IPA Consortium group on EU projects, Uzbekistan  EU Commission Inogate Project: Development of Coordinated National Strategies in Central Asia with Focus on Technology Transfer
 47.  Marat Orazayev, Vice Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan Perspectives and Possible Limitations of Biofuel Market Development in Kazakhstan at the Present Stage
 48. Julia Nanay, Senior Director, PFC Energy, USA  Adding Value to Kazakhstan’s Oil: Developments in the Refining Sector
 49.  Helmut Hohenstein, Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany  Energy efficiency in buildings – a Global Problem: Best Practice for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
 50.  Dauren Yerdebai, General Director “Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.”  First Integrated Gas-Chemical Complex
 51.  Guenter Benik, President of Energieteam AG, Germany  The Renewable Energy Legislation:  Economic and Ecological Environment
 51. Gennady Doroshin, Project Manager, Kazakhstan-Wind Power Market Development Initiative, UNDP  Potential of Wind Energy Development in Kazakhstan
 52.  Nikolay Tyryatkin, President of the Kazakhstan Association for Alternative Energy Sources   Creation of the Center for Energy-Saving Hydrogen Technologies in Kazakhstan
 53.  Guenter Voss, Director of Institute for Energy Related Edificial Refurbishment of Lichtenau, Germany  Energy Related Optimization of Private and Commercial Buildings
 54.  Oleg Lyzlov, Director of Refining Department of JSC “Trade House “KazMunayGasâ€?  Designing, Expansion and Modernization of the Refinery
 55.  Saduokhas Meraliyev, Deputy General Director The Rompetrol Group NV  The Petromedia Refinery and Petrochemical Complex Modernization Project
 56.  Tadeoz Mandaria, President KazGiproNeftetrans JSC  Complex approach at Formation of Industrial Zones
 57.  Askar Batalov, Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan  New Legislation in Subsoil Use: Shall the Stability of Contracts be Provided?
 58.  Daulet Yergozhin, Vice Minister of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan  Reforming the Subsoil Users Taxation
 59.  Askar Aubakirov, Executive Director of KazEnergy Association  New Tax Code: Evaluation of Impact on Subsoil Users
 60.  Zhumageldy Yelyubayev, President of the Kazakhstan Petroleum Lawyers’ Association (KPLA)  Kazakhstan’s New Subsoil Use Legislation from the Investors Point of View
 61.  Aidyn Bikebayev, Senior Partner of “Sayat Zholshy & Partnersâ€? Legitimacy and Realization of Decisions of International Arbitration in Kazakhstan
 62.  Yelena Dobson, Assistant to General Director of PR agency “Pelham Public Relations?, London Formation of Reputation of Oil-and-Gas Companies in the Context of Global Energy Challenges. World Experience.
 63. Robert Corzine, Independent Consultant  What is the Reputation and How to Maintain It. World Experience in Crisis Management Communications
 64. James Moor, Ex-correspondent of The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, independent consultant Western Mass Media about the Development of the Energy Complex of Kazakhstan. View from the Outside.


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Monday, June 15th, 2009

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MiningWorld Central Asia at the heart of Kazakhstan’s mining industry

Monday, May 18th, 2009

ITE Group plc, a leading organizer of international trade exhibitions and conferences, is pleased to announce the 15th edition of MiningWorld Central Asia – the largest event for the mining industry in Central Asia.

About MiningWorld Central Asia:

MiningWorld Central Asia attracts more and more participants every year. In 2008, the event hosted 280 exhibitors from 27 countries, including national group stands from China, Norway, Finland, Germany, Poland and Russia. The event also attracted 5,403 visitors from Kazakhstan and the CIS.

The exhibition covers the entire spectrum of mining products and services, including geology, exploration, excavation, surface mining, extraction and processing, materials handling, safety, transportation and logistics, and many more.

Co-located events:

MiningWorld Central Asia Conference will be taking place on 16-17 September 2009.

Please see the Program for the MiningWorld Central Asia Conference.

Kazcomak – the 6th international heavy construction & machinery exhibition for Kazakhstan and Central Asia. Both exhibitions benefit from dedicated and joint promotion, which maximises visitor numbers.

For more information about Kazcomak, please visit

About the Kazakhstan’s mining industry:

Kazakhstan’s mining industry is currently valued at over US$3 billion and contributes nearly 30% of the country’s export earning and 19% of all production.

A number of deposits are being extracted in Kazakhstan including 29 non-ferrous metals, three ferrous metals, two precious metals and 84 industrial minerals. The country has an estimated 17 billion tonnes of iron ore deposits, the second largest reserves of manganese ore in the world at 600 million tonnes, and 45% of the former Soviet Union’s uranium reserves.

The mining industry in Kazakhstan continues to develop rapidly and mining companies are keen to increase their output by investing in new technologies. This, coupled with the huge reserves available in the country, is making it an extremely attractive prospect for investment.

Contact us:

For more information about MiningWorld Central Asia 2009 or to book a stand, please contact:

Anna Aleinikova

T: +44 20 7596 5186

F: +44 20 7596 5096

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