The VII International Congress and Exhibition
"NON-FERROUS METALS AND MINERALS-2015"
was held in Krasnoyarsk on September 14-17.
This year's Congress brought together more than 600 delegates of 150 companies from 22 countries of the world. Among the participants were representatives of Russian and foreign mining and metallurgical companies, as well as Russian and foreign universities, R&D and academic institutions. At the Exhibition Russian and foreign companies presented their designs, technologies, materials and equipment for the mining and metallurgy industries.
After the official opening ceremony of the event the plenary session was held, where the Minister of Industry, Energy and Trading of Krasnoyarsk Krai A.G. Tsykalov made a speech “Krasnoyarsk Krai is a center of Russian non-ferrous metallurgy”. General director of the aluminium production company RUSAL - V.A. Soloviev made a report “Direction for development of UC RUSAL”.
A member of the Russian Academy of sciences, professor of the Ural Federal University S.S. Naboichenko made a speech “Problems of professional training for non-ferrous metallurgy industry”.
The Symposium “Dream cell” was held during the Congress. It was devoted to professor Peter Polyakov’s 80-years celebration, who is the Congress founder, doctor of chemistry and honorary metallurgist of RSFSR.
The Congress is an important step in the career growth of young specialists. This year for the first time association «Youth Playground of Professional Metallurgists» organized the championship that allows young scientists to be realized as professionals.
The Congress presented the course of overview lectures on aluminium metallurgy and mining. Russian and foreign scientists presented the lectures for the Congress participants and attendees.
One of the key events of the Congress was round-table discussions, where the mutually profitable dialogue between business community, authorities and science was occurred, the most vital problems of the industry were solved and implemented.
The participants had the great opportunity to attend 11 sections, get current information about situation and tendencies in non-ferrous metallurgy market, know about new scientific and industrial achievements, present their research results and also make papers.
In addition to business activities of the Congress the excursions were arranged for the guests. This year the participants visited the enterprises of Krasnoyarsk Krai: Krasnoyarsk aluminum plant, Krasnoyarsk Metallurgical Plant, and also the GEOS – The Geology Museum of Central Siberia.