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Wardell Armstrong to play a leading role at Russia & CIS mining symposium

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Wardell Armstrong, the engineering and environmental consultancy with a major specialisation in international mining, will be one of main sponsors at the Russia & CIS mining symposium to be held on 24 June 2010 at London’s prestigious Sofitel St James Hotel. The firm will also be providing one of the expert speakers for the Update on mining and exploration in Central Asia late morning session.
Dr Chris Broadbent, an extractive metallurgist and environmental scientist and director of Wardell Armstrong in London, will act as moderator for the session. “Despite recent events in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan remains quite stable”, said Chris. “We have a long track record and in-depth experience in Kazakhstan and Russia, and we see the CIS continuing to develop as a very significant region for the future.”
Dr Phil Newall, Wardell Armstrong’s director of mining, will be speaking on the topic of the Kazakhstan mining sector – open for business? A mining geologist with over 25 years experience of providing consultancy services to minerals companies throughout the world, with particular specialisation in CIS, Europe, Central and West Africa and China, Phil will draw on Wardell Armstrong’s extensive project experience in Kazakhstan.
His paper will address current developments in Kazakhstan and the broader CIS region and will spell out the opportunities, risks, market perceptions and political issues, and their implications for junior mining companies in particular.
“This symposium comes at an important time for the region,” said Phil. “Kazakhstan’s five year programme of diversification, industrialisation and innovation is designed to double local metals productions. We’re glad to be able to play our part in underlining our long term commitment to the mining industry in this part of the world.”
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