About the Forum

MINEX Europe Forum has been held in various European countries since 2015 and is one of the most prestigious and best-regarded mining events held in the region.

Organised every year in a different country, MINEX Europe Forum highlights developments, projects and business opportunities in the mining industry of the region and wider Europe offering information dissemination and international peer to peer exchange platform.

Over 600 delegates from 300 companies attended the previous MINEX Europe Forums held in the Republic of Northern Macedonia (2018), Serbia (2017) and Austria (2015).

Who attends the forum

Annually, MINEX Europe Forum brings together more than 200 senior executives from mining companies, representatives of ministries of mining, investment companies and banks, service companies and equipment manufacturers from Bulgaria, and from more than 20 countries from the surrounding region and further afield.

Forum attendees

  • European and Global mine operators
  • Practitioners from mining consulting companies
  • EU-funded mining and technology projects
  • Equipment suppliers and software providers
  • Representatives from research institutions, academic scholars and researchers
  • Government agencies and Mining ministries
  • National Geological surveys
  • Banks and Law Firms
  • Investors and Private Equity Funds
  • Stock Exchanges
  • NGOs
  • Media

Key themes

This year, the Forum provides a platform for the presentation of key changes and the most important mining and exploration projects being developed in Bulgaria and throughout the European continent. The central theme of MINEX Europe, which is taking place for the fourth time this year, will be ‘The Future of Sustainable Mining in the Balkans and Beyond’.


The Forum will offer opportunities for networking and the sharing of the latest business intelligence, opportunities, trends and insights from mining and exploration companies and experts from the countries of the Balkans region as well as wider Europe. It will also facilitate interaction with policymakers, key decision-makers and global investors.

Download Forum Brochure

Brochure Contents

  • Introduction to the Forum
  • Key Themes
  • Forum Programme Highlights
  • Participation Options for Exhibitors
  • Participation Options for Delegates

What's New at This Year's Forum?

New Formats

The programme will include technical sessions offering the platform for presenting promising ideas, technologies and case studies which are either unique or not widely adopted across the countries operating on the European continent. Changes will be made to the format of the sessions to increase their interactivity. The forum will provide a platform for focused events devoted to the presentation of new trends and technologies in the fastest-growing segments of the sector.


For the first time, the programme will contain events dedicated to the digitisation in the mining industry. Digital technology is already a reality. Back in the day, the competitive advantage of participants in the mining sector was measured by how successfully they extracted natural resources, but now it is measured by how effectively companies exploit the information at their disposal in order to optimise production, reduce losses, increase their effectiveness and provide safer working conditions.

Information Handling


The ability to organise the collection, retention and processing of information quickly leads to a competitive advantage and may even help the development of new business models. The programme will contain new digital projects that have been successfully implemented both within and outwith Bulgaria. We will discuss the prospects for the future implementation of digital technologies in different segments of the mining industry.