EFG partners with MINEX Europe


The 4th MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 25-27 June 2019 under the theme ‘The Future of Sustainable Mining in the Balkans and Beyond’.

EFG partners again with MINEX Europe and consequently EurGeol title holders and members of EFG’s national associations can benefit from a 10% discount on the standard delegate registration fee. To benefit from this discount, please contact anita.stein@eurogeologists.eu.

To successfully develop mining projects in the Western Tethys region, companies need to focus on SUSTAINABILITY, RESPONSIBILITY and INNOVATION.

Economic, political and social environment is shifting across the region. Many countries are embracing opportunities for sustaining economic growth while reducing environmental footprint. As mining is historically associated with environmental risks, low tech and labour-intensive workplaces, its role in further economic development agendas is often questioned. Environmental impact of mining, labour conditions and relations continue to be a gating issue for miners.  Disputes and accidents instantly get media attention and governments are under increased pressure to adopt progressive policies.  In the foreseeable future metals and raw materials will be essential for securing long term economic growth and advancement of material intensive industries such as car manufacturing, electronics, constructions, energy. Across the region, jurisdictions continue to find ways to work with communities while securing supply of valuable commodities.  There is an urgent need for having an open discussion between miners, investors, politicians, academics and NGOs to address the contributions of the mining industry to economy, environment and society to the Western Tethys countries.

To address these issues and discuss emerging investment and cross-border cooperation opportunities MINEX Europe Forum will bring together delegates from the countries of the Balkans region as well as wider Europe and overseas, working in mineral exploration and in mining industry, industrial associations, universities, service and equipment suppliers. It will also offer opportunities for the interaction with policymakers, key decision-makers and global investors, financiers and experts.  With this year’s special focus on the future of sustainable mining, exploration, legislation, financing and technical developments, the Forum will include discussions on the social consequences and benefits of mining, and on environmental questions. The sustainable development, as a modern management practice, goes beyond philanthropy and corporate responsibility. It is rather a way for companies to increase value in a long term as they identify, measure and reduce the economic, social and environmental risks and design successful solutions to local and global challenges.

Program overview

  • Keynote addresses given by internationally-recognised figures from industry and officials;
  • Presentations by Dundee Precious Metals, Geotechmin, Ellatzite-med, Mundoro Capital, Lazarus Mining, Prospech Slovakia and Euro Lithium on developing the Tethyan Belt mineral potential;
  • Technical sessions offering a platform for promising ideas, technologies and case studies;
  • Financing Exploration and Mining Projects in Europe session. 

More information: https://www.minexeurope.com