MineProject Competition

The Competition of Largescale Mining and Metals Projects in Russia

The MineProject competition will be organised on October 6-7, 2021 on the MINEX Russia forum platform.
Venue: Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel & Business Centre, 2 Europe Square, Moscow

Mining industry provides materials for almost half of the world’s industrial production. The key economic sectors depend on metals and minerals, including energy & utilities, agriculture and food industries, construction, transportation, mechanical engineering, communications, etc. With ongoing industry decarbonisation and fight against climate change, the consumption of ore and metals is expected to increase. Taking into account global depletion of resources and decline of ore quality, a fundamental transformation of mining industry at all levels is required to ensure sustainable supply of metals and minerals. This is impossible without investment and development of large-scale projects. Mining and metals projects require significant investments. When investing in modernisation of enterprises or development of the mineral resource base, it is important to avoid costly mistakes. Learning from practical experiences and cases can help companies and investors to assess the risks and make competent decisions.

The competition provides platform for presentation of successful development of large-scale projects in the mining and metallurgical industry in Russia.

Competition objectives

To showcase large-scale projects implemented in the mining and metallurgical industry in Russia.

To evaluate investment experience and the most effective strategies for development of mineral resources and modernisation of mining and metallurgical enterprises.

To present to investors emerging opportunities and upscale projects.

To form recommendations and proposals for improving the regulatory framework to stimulate investment activity in the mining and metallurgical industry in Russia.

How is the competition organised


Large-scale projects in the mining and metallurgical industries implemented in Russia in 2020-21 are invited to participate in the competition.

Criteria for evaluation

The assessment considers project scale, total amount of investment or financing, expected economic effect, use of best practices and approaches of “responsible investment”.

Who can participate

Mining and metallurgical companies, financial companies, banks, private equity funds are invited to participate in the competition.

Participation in the competition is free but does not include admission to fee-paying events of the MINEX Russia Forum.

Participation rules and terms

Applications must be submitted by 1 August. Projects submitted for the competition will be evaluated by an independent jury. Accepted projects will be announced on the forum website.

Nominees will also be invited to present their projects in person or remotely at the MINEX Russia Forum in Moscow 6 – 7 October 2021.

The winners will be determined by the “audience sympathy votes” and the decision of the jury. The winners will be awarded diplomas and gifts from the competition partners at the Forum’s closing ceremony.

A press release announcing the winning projects will be published on the Forum website and disseminated to accredited media.