From 19th to 22nd June 2018 the largest industry event that brings together specialists and scientists from 50 countries working in the sphere of development of solid mineral deposits, science and technology, as well as environmental protection and industrial safety will take place in Astana/Kazakhstan – the 25th World Mining Congress (WMC) (Figure 1).
Over the years, the WMC has become an important event in the scientific and technical circles of the industry. The largest international companies are looking forward to participating in the congress, where hundreds of the best scientists of the industry present unique scientific developments that are used in production in future. The congress in Astana will present more than 350 specialized reports of the world’s top-rank institutions. The promotion of fundamental scientific and technological cooperation in the mining industry, exchange of knowledge and experience is a major advantage of the forthcoming event in Astana.
All reports received are thoroughly studied for relevance and scientific value by the International Scientific Committee of the Congress (ISC). At present, the ISC consists of the institutions and associations of the largest mining countries: the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Austrian Non-Ferrous Metals Association, the German Federation of International Mining and Mineral Resources (FAB), the Chinese National Coal Association and many others.
The main issues on the agenda of the WMC 2018 will be innovations, sustainable development, occupational safety, rehabilitation of territories after mining operations, automation and robotization of production processes. (WMC/Si.)