About MINEX Europe Forum

The 2nd MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum was held on 14-16 June 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Organised every year in a different country, MINEX Forum helps to spotlight opportunities in a specific region of Europe.

This year MINEX Europe took place in Serbia – one of the world’s most promising mining hot-spots. By bringing to the region global mining expertise, the Forum aimed to help the local Government, Miners and Local Communities to take advantage of the international knowledge gained by other mining regions in developing sustainable and responsible mining industries.

The Forum offered vibrant platform for dissemination of innovative technologies and promoting investment opportunities for mining and exploration across Eastern, Central and Southern Europe.

Over 40 speakers and panellists presented at MINEX Europe 2017 Forum.

MINEX Europe Mining & Exploration Forum brought together over 170 delegates from 24 countries representing mining and technical projects, European and Global mine operators, Practitioners from consulting companies, Equipment suppliers and software providers, Representatives from research institutions and Government agencies, National geological surveys, Banks, NGOs, Media, as well as Academic scholars and Researchers.

Mine site visits to historic mining town Bor were organised after the Forum. Delegates visited Čukaru Peki mineral deposit developed by Rakita Company Ltd and Mining Complex manged by RTB Bor Group.



Who attended the Forum

Over 170 delegates took part in MINEX Europe 2017 representing

  • European and Global mine operators
  • Practitioners from mining consulting companies
  • EU-funded mining and technical projects
  • Equipment suppliers and software providers
  • Representatives from research institutions, Academic scholars and researchers
  • Government agencies and Mining ministries
  • National Geological surveys
  • Banks and Law Firms
  • Investors and Private Equity Funds
  • Stock Exchanges
  • NGOs
  • Media

Speakers and panellists at MINEX Europe 2017

Confirmed speakers list 



During the two-day on 14 and 15 June over 40 speakers and panellists presented latest projects and mining industry developments in the Balkans, Central and Eastern Europe.

Gala dinner on board of Sava rive cruise boat offered perfect setting for continuing discussions, networking and relaxing after intensive day.

Open Forum agenda here 

SRK workshop

In the afternoon on 15th June SRK Consulting organised half-day Resource Geology workshop led by experienced consultants from SRK, who operate at the forefront of modern geological modelling and resource estimation.
The workshop was designed to be practical and relevant to all mine, resource and exploration geologists.

Open workshop program here


Mining Trade and Investment exhibition was held alongside the Forum on 14 and 15 June 2017.

Open to visitors and general public, the exhibition offered unique opportunities to both international and domestic companies to demonstrate their products, services and projects to highly sophisticated target audience.

Confirmed exhibitors 

Mine sites tour

On 16th June the Forum delegates visited Serbia’s largest local copper mine in Bor region.

The Tour program included visits to Bor Copper Mines managed by RTB Bor Group  – http://rtb.rs/en/ and Cukaru Peki deposit managed Rakita Company –  http://rakita.net

The visit was widely covered by the local media