Mongolia is attracting investors from around the world and the Discover Mongolia 2011 International Mining Investors’ Forum is proof. The forum is now in its 9th year and looks set to surpass last year when more than 1200 participants were engaged. It will be held on September 8 and 9 at the Children’s Palace in Ulaanbaatar.

Mongolian National Mining Association executive director Algaa Namgar, who is also a member of the organizing committee, says “With increasing number of investors interested in Mongolia, we realized that many of our delegates come to learn about Mongolia, politically as well as familiarizing themselves with exploration or early stage projects that has a potential to grow.”

As such, organizers have been able to confirm new and early stage project presentations from Erdene Resource Development, Prophecy Coal, Voyager Resources, WM Mining and Altan Rio.

The forum’s sponsorship is fully subscribed. South Gobi Resources is the Premium Sponsor, Erdene Resource Development is the Platinum Sponsor. Gold Sponsors are Hunnu Coal, PWC, Ernst & Young, Prophecy Coal, Oyu Tolgoi/Rio Tinto, Monnis International and Micromine. Regular sponsors are Transwest Mongolia, Hera Equipment, Voyager Resources, Haranga Resources, Runge, Aspire Mining, Sedgman, and AMC Consultants.

The Bank of the Event is Golomt Bank and IT Sponsor of this year is Mobicom. Event Sponsors are Trade and Development Bank of Mongolia, EZnis Airways, ZaMine, Onch Audit, Mongolian Star Melchers and Blast Company. Media supporters of the event are The ASIA Miner, Mining Journal and Merger Market.

Executive committee member Enkhjin Purevjav says, “Having these outstanding sponsors were helpful in organizing this year's event. From planning stage to detailed logistical work, our sponsors were actively involved and we are always grateful for their efforts.”

In cooperation with Behre Dolbear Mongolia, this year’s forum features a pre-conference workshop, ‘ABCs of Mining’, which will take place on September 5 and 6. This two-day program is an overview of the fundamentals of the mining industry with an emphasis on the Business of Mining.

In addition to the technical issues facing the development of mining projects, the ABCs of Mining seminar will provide perspectives on the modern components of a mineral project that protect the physical and social environment.

The conference is organized by a domestic event organizing company, Prime Info LLC in close cooperation with the National Mining Association of Mongolia, the largest professional NGO of Mongolia.

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