• 8TH Asian Mining Congress & Exhibition

    Green Mining: The Way Forward
    November 6-9, 2019 Kolkata India
  • MGMI Promotes The Cause Of Mineral Industry
    Since 1906

The Preamble

The Mining, Geological and Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI), established way back on 16th January 1906, is a national professional body and is one of the oldest Institutes of this kind in the world. Since inception, it is working to promote and advance the Mining and Mineral Industries of the country and in general. The Asian Mining Congress (AMC) and International Mining Exhibition (IME), held concurrently, are flagship International events organised by MGMI biennially. These events provide with ample opportunities to all stake holders including practising engineers, machinery manufacturers, planners, regulators, academicians, scientists and policy makers, for sharing knowledge, experience, expertise and exhibit their products that can benefit the Mining and Mineral Industries in the Asian region in particular and rest of the world at large.
The first Asian Mining Congress was held in January 2006 to commemorate the centenary of MGMI. The 2nd AMC was held in January 2008, the 3rd in January 2010, the 4th in January 2012, the 5th in February 2014, the 6th in February 2016 and the 7th in November 2017. The conference received very good response Internationally with participation of around 600 delegates from India and abroad in each event. Useful contributions were made by the experts from Asian countries such as Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Iran, Mongolia, Oman, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia, Thailand, Turkey etc. as well as from the Indian Mineral Industries. The conference proceedings were further enriched by valuable contributions of eminent professionals from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, UK and USA.
The 8th Asian Mining Congress and International Mining Exhibition, in this sequel, will be held from November 6 - 9, 2019 in Kolkata. In this conference, invitations will be extended to all Asian Mineral rich countries for active participation. Other countries, who have made significant contributions in evolving best mining practices and green mining, will be invited to participate.

The Background

The Asia region is a significant producer of metals and metal ore; the production of some major metal commodities accounts for more than half of the world’s total. This region also produces Coal more than 65% of global production. With vast area and wide diversity of geological set-up in Asia, it is likely that every kind of deposit is present in this continent. Therefore, the Asian countries play a very important role for strategising future mining activities in the world.
In this backdrop, the Congress will provide a forum to promote and advance techno-scientific cooperation towards National and International progress in the areas of mineral production, in addition to the development of new opportunities for sustainable business that will benefit both Asian and global communities.

The Theme

The Theme of the 8th Asian Mining Congress is Green Mining: The Way Forward

Lead Topics

  • Recent Advancements in Mineral Exploration
  • Deep Underground Mining and Mass Production
  • Opencast mining: Issues and Challenges
  • Mine Mechanisation and Automation
  • Planning and Development of Minor Minerals
  • Offshore and Deep Sea Mining
  • Oil and Gas: Recent Technological Advancements
  • Future perspective of unconventional gases: CBM, Shale Gas, Underground Coal Gasification, Gas Hydrate

  • Mineral / Coal Processing, Beneficiation and Extractive Metallurgy including By-product Recovery
  • Fly Ash utilisation and Waste Management
  • Clean Coal Technologies for Efficient Utilisation of Coal
  • Major Environmental Concerns Related to Pollution, Climate Change and Global Warming
  • Workplace Safety and Health Issues

  • Innovative Technologies: Case Studies
  • Roadmap for Creating Investment Opportunities in Mineral Sectors
  • Changes in Policy Matters and Mining Legislations for Enhancing Productivity, Safety and Conservation
  • Application of Information, Communication, Internet of Things and Other Smart Technologies like E-application, E-pricing, E-tendering, E-auction etc.

The Participation

The Congress aims at global participation of practising engineers, managers, planners, policy makers, equipment manufacturers, regulators, scientists, academicians and other mining professionals to interact on various issues related to the Mining and Mineral Industries in Asia. All major Mineral producing countries in Asia have been requested to present country status papers. Beside Asian countries, invitations have also been extended to leading mineral producing countries of the world.

The Call For Papers

Abstract (about 400 words without any diagram, chart and foot note) of Technical Papers are invited from interested authors on the Lead Topics identified above for the Congress.

Important Cut-off Dates Are As Follows

Abstract submission: 25th June, 2019

Abstract acceptance notification: 30th June, 2019

Last Date of Full paper submission: 31st August, 2019.

Acceptance notifications of full paper after review: 30th September 2019.

Note: Authors will be provided with guidelines for submission of full paper alongwith abstract acceptance information/notification.

Tentative Programme for the 8th Asian Mining Congress

5th November 2019 6th November 2019 7th November 2019 8th November 2019 9th November 2019
Registration at Conference Venue from 6.30 PM onwards 09.00 AM : Registration (continues) 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM : Technical Sessions of Conference & IME 2019 continues 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM : Technical Sessions, Panel Discussion of Conference & IME 2019 continues IME 2019 Exhibition concludes
- 10.00 AM : Inauguration of Congress - 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM : Valedictory Session of Conference -
- 11.00 AM to 05.00 PM : Plenary Session, Key Note & Technical Sessions - - -

Conference Delegate Registration Fee: Indian Delegates

Indian Delegates Overseas Delegates
Indian Delegate: ₹30,000 Overseas Delegate: $2,000
Accompanying Spouse of Indian Delegate: ₹15,000 Overseas Author: $750
Indian Authors: ₹15,000 Accompanying Spouse (Overseas): $1,000
Faculty from Academic/Research Institutions of India: ₹15,000 Delegate from SAARC Countries: $1,500
- Accompanying Spouse (SAARC) Countries: $750

Note: 18% GST will be applicable as per GOI rules for all registration charges

Promotional Opportunity and Sponsorship

The Congress will provide a unique platform to promote activities of Mining organizations, Oil industries, Equipment manufacturers etc. Given below is a snapshot of available sponsorships, sponsorship fees and benefits to the sponsors.

Category Fee (INR - ₹) Fee (USD - $) Free Advertisement in Souvenir & Display in Banner Free Delegates
Principal Sponsor 30.00 Lakhs 60,000 One Full Page 20
Platinum Sponsor 25.00 Lakhs 50,000 One Full Page 16
Gold Sponsor 10.00 Lakhs 20,000 One Full Page 6
Associate Sponsor 5.00 Lakhs 10,000 One Full Page 3
Proceedings Volume 10.00 Lakhs 20,000 One Full Page 6
Lunch/Dinner 15.00 Lakhs 30,000 One Full Page 9
High-Tea 05.00 Lakhs 10,000 One Full Page 3
Cultural Programme 10.00 Lakhs 20,000 One Full Page 6
Delegate Kits 15.00 Lakhs 30,000 One Full Page 9
Presentation Facility for Companies 5.00 Lakhs 10,000 20 Minutes Presentation of Products 3

Note: Sponsors will be duly acknowledged in the Conference and will get opportunities to distribute publicity materials in conference kits.

Details of Bank

Name of the Bank : State Bank of India
Name of Branch : SLEC, Kolkata 700091
Branch Code : 9985
MICR CODE : 700002193
IFSC / RTGS CODE : 700002193
Account Type : : Current
Account Number : 10224931340
PAN Number : AAA TT 7390J
SWIFT Number : SB IN IN BB 138
GSTIN Number : 19AAATT7390J1ZV

8th IME 2019

8th International Mining Exhibition 2019

IME 2019 is a leading institutionalized biennial international exhibition of the Mining, Equipment, Mineral and Metal Industries in India and abroad and will be organised concurrently with 8th Asian Mining Congress during November 6-9, 2019 at Eco Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.

It will offer excellent business opportunities for the Mining, Mining Machinery, Mineral, Metals and Allied Industries. The four day power packed International Exhibition will have displays of Mining Machinery, latest technologies and their innovative applications etc. The event will be an excellent platform for CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Senior Government Officials, Decision Makers and Trade Delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and initiate meaningful partnership for doing business.


  • Large participation of leading Mining Machinery Manufacturers expected from Asia, America and Europe
  • High Level Trade Delegations and Country Level Group Participation expected from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, UK, and USA etc
  • Participation of Mineral Rich Indian States, PSUs, Large Corporates, Small and Medium Organisations
  • Parallel “Buyer Seller Meet” at the Exhibition venue having presentations from interested exhibitors
  • Expected participation of around 350 Exhibitors with 20,000 footfalls from India and abroad

  • 923 (9th Floor), Devika Tower, 6-Nehru Place, New Delhi-110 048
  • +91 11 49857777 (50 Lines)
  • +91 11 49857778
  • miningexpo@tafcon.com
  • www.tafcon.com
  • www.internationalminingexhibition.com
  • Contact Person: Mr. Amit Kumar (+91 989 129 6397)

  • Host Country: India

    India is a wonderful country of great diversity, from the exotic scenic beauty of the great Himalayas with eternal snowcapped mountains in the North to the luxuriant coconut groves of the Malabar Coast in the South; from the desolate loneliness of the deserts and dotted with beautiful palaces in Rajasthan and Gujarat in the West to the rich cultivated thickly populated Gangetic plains in the East. It has more than 7600 km long beautiful coastline, which attracts tourists round the year. India has a civilization which is more than 5000 years old. The glories of the past stand side-by-side with wonders of modern science and engineering. India has a great and stirring past and is presently a very fast developing nation.

    Host City: Kolkata

    Kolkata is a vibrant modern metropolis of 10 million plus population and is the Gateway to Eastern and Northeastern States of India. The city is well connected by international and domestic airlines and also by rail network with rest of the country. Kolkata is appropriately regarded as the cultural capital of India for its immense contribution in this field. Kolkata has a very pleasant climate in the month of November when the maximum day temperature is around 25-29°C and nights cool down to 16-18°C.

    Kolkata is also aptly called the Mining Capital of India because of its proximity to major Coalfields and Metal Mining belts. Headquarters of Coal India Limited (CIL), Geological Survey of India (GSI), Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) etc. are also located in Kolkata. Academic and Research Institutes on Mining like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-ISM), Dhanbad, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, CSIR-Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CSIR-CIMFR), Dhanbad, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Dhanbad etc. are all located within a radius of 250 km distance from Kolkata.

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    Conference & Exhibition Venues

    Technical Sessions of the Conference will be held in the hotel, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, Plot No. CB D/2, Action Area II, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700 156, in close proximity to the Airport. The International Mining Exhibition will be held at Eco Park, Rajarhat, Kolkata, India.

    For Accommodation Booking

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    The Westin Rajarhat, Kolkata

    Plot No. CB D/2, Action Area II, New Town, Rajarhat, West Bengal 700 156 (India)

    +91 629 212 6954

    +91 33 4037 1234



    Contact Person: Mr. Sourav Mitra, Assistant Sales Manager

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    Hyatt Regency Kolkata

    JA-1, Sector III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700098 (India)

    +91 33 2517 1410

    +91 900 774 4988

    +91 33 2335 1235 (FAX)


    Contact Person: Mr. Sabyasachi Chakravorty, Event Sales Manager

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    Novotel Kolkata Hotel And Residences

    Action Area 1C, New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata 700 156 (India)

    +91 33 4032 3333

    +91 85840 77043

    +91 33 4032 3334 (FAX)


    Contact Person: Mr. Rajender Singh, Sales Manager

    Organiser: The Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India (MGMI)

    Principal Coordinators:

    • Shri Anil Kumar Jha, President, MGMI & Chairman, Coal India Limited
    • Shri Rajiw Lochan, Honorary Secretary, MGMI & General Manager (CBM), CMPDI

    Organising Committee: Conference (8th AMC)

    • Chairman, Conference : Shri R K Saha, Past President, MGMI & Former CMD, CCL
    • Co-Chairman, Conference : Shri Binay Dayal, Director (Technical), CIL
    • Chairman Technical Committee : Dr Amalendu Sinha, Former Director, CSIR-CIMFR
    • Convenor, Conference : Shri Prasanta Roy, Sr. Manager (Geol/CV), CIL
    • Co-Convenor, Conference : Shri Ranajit Talapatra, Sr. Manager (CP), CIL
    • Advisor : Dr N K Nanda, Immediate Past President, MGMI & Director (Technical), NMDC
    • Advisor : Shri N C Jha, Past President, MGMI & Former Chairman, CIL
    • Advisor : Shri L K Bose, Former Executive Director, CIL

    Exhibition Committee: Conference (8th IME)

    • Chairman : Shri P K Sinha, Vice President, MGMI & CMD, NCL
    • Convenor : Shri J P Goenka, Vice President, MGMI & MD, NMC
    • Convenor Buyer Seller Meet : Shri V K Arora, Council Member, MGMI & Chief Mentor, KCT Bros. Ltd.

    Glimpses of previous Asian Mining Congresses

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    Green Mining: The Way Forward

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