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ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 10 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

The mining and metallurgy industry in Kazakhstan comes under the spotlight from 4th to 6th July 2012 in Astana's Palace of Independence when leading figures in the sector meet at the Astana Mining & Metallurgy Congress and the
Congress of Mining and Metallurgy Industry Workers. The combined event, known as the Kazakhstan Mining & Metallurgy Days, is likely to attract over 1,000 industry professionals.


Kazakhstan has abundant natural resources with almost 100 elements discovered and 60 being recovered. The Astana Mining & Metallurgy Congress (AMM) provides a platform for open discussions about the strategic challenges faced by the industry and an unrivalled opportunity to explore international partnerships.


Speakers will attend from several countries and will be led by Kazakhstan's Prime Minister, Karim Massimov and the Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Aset Issekeshev.