The Minister of Industry and Construction of Kazakhstan, Kanat Sharlapaev, officially opened the national pavilion at the world’s largest mining conference, PDAC-2024, in Toronto, Canada. The PDAC conference, a leading international event in the field of geological exploration and mineral development, annually attracts thousands of participants, including experts, investors, and representatives of mining companies from around the globe. Since its inception in 1932, PDAC has been a platform for knowledge exchange, showcasing innovations, and shaping the future of the industry.

During the opening ceremony, Kanat Sharlapayev highlighted the strategic importance of Kazakhstan’s participation in PDAC-2024: “Our consecutive presence at PDAC for the second year underscores our firm commitment to actively integrate into the global geological community and attract foreign investments into our domestic mining sector” noted the Minister.

The ceremony featured welcoming remarks from Karen Riis, the First Vice-President of PDAC-2024, and Victor Oh, a Canadian Senator. The ribbon-cutting was conducted by Kanat Sharlapaev, the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, and Daulet Batrashev, the Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada.

Kazakhstan’s national pavilion presents the leading achievements and projects of top Kazakhstani companies, including “ERG”, “Tau-Ken Samruk”, “Kazakhmys”, “GreyWolf”, and “KazakhGeology”. The exhibition demonstrates Kazakhstan’s innovative potential and opportunities in the mining industry, emphasizing the Kazakh market’s openness to international collaboration and new technologies.

The Minister also highlighted the importance of Kazakhstan’s participation in PDAC-2024 within the context of the Geological Industry Development Concept for 2023-2027, affirming the readiness to expand bilateral and multilateral partnerships in this area.

The inauguration of Kazakhstan’s national pavilion at PDAC-2024 is a clear testament to the country being recognized as one of the key players in the global market for exploration and extraction of minerals and its eagerness for new innovative projects and international cooperation.

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