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Canada Uzbekistan Mining Conference 2022 - virtual

  • 24 Jun 2022


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CECC, committed to promoting a deep understanding of the Eurasian markets and a thoughtful delivery of quality information, analysis and business intelligence on their investment and business landscape, expects over 200 speakers and guests to participate in this year's 2nd  CECC EURASIA MINING SERIES 2022.




 Canada-Uzbekistan Mining Conference

Preliminary Program

9:00 – 9:10                         

Welcome remarks

  • Gilles Breton, CECC National Board Chair

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  • H.E.Alison LeClaire,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Canada to the Russian Federation, Republic of Uzbekistan and Armenia 
  • Biography >>
  • H.E.Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Uzbekistan to Canada
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9:10 – 10:00                                        

Session 1. Mining in Canada & Uzbekistan: Things to know

Topics: Regulatory UpdatesInvestment programs and practicesEvaluating investment opportunities in mining in EurasiaGovernment relations best practices

Moderator: Gilles Breton, CECC National Board Chair

  • Azam KadirhodjaevDeputy Chairman, The State Committee on Geology and Mineral Resources.     Biography >>

  • Shukhrat Vafaev, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan

  • Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice-President, Mining Association of Canada
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10:00 – 10:10     Q&A
10:10 – 11:00

Session 2. ESG in Mining

Topics:Evolving trends of ESG in Canada and UzbekistanEngaging with regulators and law makersBest practices from the industry

Moderator: Katherine Balabanova, CECC National Coordinator, Toronto Chapter Regional Director 

  • Ken Jones, Director, Sustainability, B2Gold

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  • Lubov Egorova, Director, Mineral Resources, JSC Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combine

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11:00 – 11:05  Closing remarks



The package includes:

  • CECC Mining Series Calendar of activities 2022
  • Sponsorship opportunities for CECC Eurasia Mining Series 2022
  • Media partnership opportunities for collaboration
  • Business program description (*in-person and online)
  • CECC Podcast collaboration opportunities.

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    CECC-PDAC Program of Activities:

    June 13-15, 2022

    CECC Business Mission to PDAC, Toronto (in-person)  

    June 15, 2022 at 6PM EDT 

    Delta Hotel Toronto, Rooftop Patio

    CECC VIP Networking Reception on the margings of PDAC, Toronto (in-person) 

    The Program includes:

    - Quality Networking;

    - Premium class spirits and cocktails;

    - Soft drinks and beverages;

    - Hors d'oeuvre and savoury platters;

    - Onsite photography;

    - Unobstructed views of Toronto's historical landmarks and lake Ontario.


    June 21, 2022 
    Canada-Mongolia Mining Conference on the margins of PDAC (virtual)
    June 23, 2022 Canada-Kazakhstan Mining Conference on the margings of PDAC (virtual) 
    June 24, 2022  Canada-Uzbekistan Mining Conference on the margings of PDAC (virtual)
    June 28-29, 2022               
    PDAC virtual Convention

    PDAC Business Mission

    Special Notification

    The Program organizers are notifying the participants that due to the global pandemic situation there might be short-notice cancellation of the meetings and events in case of the government-imposed restrictions.

    We also notify the Participants, that all delegates arriving to Canada must be fully vaccinated by the Canada-approved vaccines. Please, carefully read a definition of the Fully Vaccinated term and other relevant requirements at the links available below:  

    Approved Covid-19 vaccines Visit Canada ArriveCan

    The Program organizers are not responsible for any issues that may occur on arrival at the Canadian border if the arrived delegates do not comply with the Canadian government requirements towards prevention of COVID-19 spread.


    Book your hotel accommodation early and take advantage of PDAC promotional rates for 2022!

    Hotels list

    We look forward to your participation!






    We are offering an exceptional opportunity to obtain additional visibility and opportunities to promote your services & make valuable connections for your company by becoming a sponsor of this event.

    Sponsorship and Partnership packages >>

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