Abstracts and speaker registrations must be submitted by 10 May 2019


MINEX Europe offers excellent opportunities for presenting mining analytical reports and disseminating practical information on development of mining, investment and technological projects. Presenters often use the forum’s platform for engaging the audience in the discussion of the challenges and changes facing the mining sector.

Presentation Opportunities

Ministers, EU officials, Ambassadors and Heads of the Intergovernmental and International Organisations regularly present at the opening of MINEX Europe Forum.

Past keynote speakers:

Kocho Angjushev, Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Economic Affairs, Government of the Republic of Macedonia

Aleksandar Antić, Minister of Mining and Energy the Republic of Serbia,
Government of the Republic of Serbia

Charles Garrett, British Ambassador to Macedonia, British Embassy Skopje

Philip Pinnington, Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro

Vitor Correia, President, European Federation of Geologists

Ivan Andreev, Executive Director, Bulgarian Chamber on Mining and Geology


Plenary sessions are usually held in the morning part of the program and last from 60 to 90 minutes. Before the start of the sessions, we invite the audience to take part in polls via our tailored mobile app which allows us to project live answers on the main screen. Session topics should be of interest to the entire audience of the forum and, as a rule, include overviews of industry-wide issues, important changes, trends, as well as talks by the CEOs of leading mining and metallurgical companies. Presentation time is limited to 15-20 minutes. The program committee of the forum welcomes engaging talks which will stimulate the exchange of best practices and new ideas. Presentations proposed for plenary sessions should exclude advertising or marketing content.

Plenary talk examples:

Theme: Investing in Eastern Europe and the Balkans – an investor’s perspective‎.

Speaker: Daniel Berg, Director Serbia, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Theme: European Mining Agenda – exploration challenges and the need for innovative technologies.

Speaker: Dr. Richard Gloaguen, Division Head, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology

Theme: Industrial Minerals within Europe – an Imerys perspective.

Speaker: Owen Herod, Corporate Geology Manager, Imerys



The Forum offers global dissemination platform for raising investor awareness of the Mining and Exploration projects developed in the Balkans countries and across Europe.

Examples of the presentations of Major and Junior mining companies at the previous Forums.

“Rio Tinto lithium-borate Jadar project” – Richard Storrie, General Manager, Rio Sava Exploration d.o.o.

“Future of mining in Serbia – RTB Bor example” – Blagoje Spaskovski, Managing Director, RTB Bor Group

“Introduction to Central Asia Metals” –  Nick Clarke, Chairman,Central Asia Metals

“Opening A New Mine in the Balkans – the Investor’s Perspective” – Dominic Roberts, Operations Director, Mineco

“The Ilovica Shtuka Copper Gold project” –  Patrick Forward, COO, Euromax Resources


Technical sessions are usually held in the afternoon and last from 60 to 90 minutes and include panel discussions. Before the start of the sessions, we invite the audience to take part in polls via our tailored mobile app which allows us to project live answers on the main screen. Technical sessions often include presentations of new technology case studies, trends in specific market segments, changes in the state regulation of subsoil use, financing or evaluation of projects, among others. The time for presentations is limited to 15-20 minutes. The program committee of the forum welcomes presentations of cases illustrating the introduction of innovative industry solutions and technologies at mining enterprises in Europe and Worldwide. Use of advertising or marketing content without reference to the practical implementation examples is not welcome.

Technical talks examples:

Theme: “Utilisation of mine wastes – how to achieve zero mining wastes”
Speaker: Dr. Marja Liisa Räisänen, Senior Scientist, Geological Survey of Finland
Audience: Operations managers

Theme: “Modern Advances in Mineral Exploration – Leveraging Technology in the Discovery of New Deposits”

Speaker: James Gilbertson, Principal Exploration Geologist and Managing Director of SRK Exploration Services
Audience: Exploration directors

MINEX Europe Forum is the leading international event series on investment and capital raising for major mining and junior exploration projects developed in the Balkans and across Europe.  The Forum platform offers one-on-one meetings with investors, mining finance sessions, investment roundups and masterclasses.

Mining and Finance presenters at the past events:

Bert Koth, Managing Director and Partner, Denham Capital

Francisco José Fortuny, Principal Banker, Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Marcin Sadowski, Head of raw materials sector, EASME, European Commission

Constantin Zhydko, Head of Metals & Mining Finance team, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

Axel Kalinowski, Head of Central and Eastern Europe, London Stock Exchange Group

Thought-provoking panel discussions are held during plenary and technical sessions and as independent sessions. They offer opportunities to share thoughts and ideas via moderator-led dialogue on the range of themes e.g. regulation, investment, business practices, education, etc. Panel discussions last from 30 to 60 minutes.

Panel discussion: “The role of Mining in sustainable development of mineral resources in the Circular Economy”

In addition to traditional presentations, speakers can present their views by answering questions in video interviews. An interview can be organised either on stage with the presence of live audience (as with TV debates) or in one-on-one private interview format. Both private and public interviews can be recorded on video and published on MINEX Forum YouTube channels in the open or restricted viewing formats.

Interview examples