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China to Host Int'l Mining Congress

China will host an international mining congress in Beijing this November, creating an information exchange platform for both domestic and overseas mining industries, according to a press conference on Thursday.

The China Mining Congress & Expo 2008, one of the world's top four mining events and the biggest Asian platform for mining exploration, will be held at the Beijing International Convention Center from November 11 to 13, told the conference.

Hosted by the Ministry of Land and Resources and supported by the World Bank Group, China Mining Association, and the Australian Canadian embassies, the congress is approaching its 10th anniversary.

High-level speakers from both Chinese and foreign mining industries will attend the congress and discuss new developments, investment policies and programs in the Chinese mining industry.

Various topics will be discussed, including mining investment and financing, new technology and equipment, mining and sustainable development, mining commodities, and mining valuation and service.

The conference will also increase networking opportunities to address business issues that are relevant for the participants.

This year's exhibition will include the Countries Pavilions, the Chinese Government Area, and an Equipment Exhibition Area, as well as most sections in the mining industry.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the China Mining Congress, the organizing committee will promote several events, including nominations for the China Mining Awards.

China Mining Awards are being presented in five different categories. They recognize and promote innovation and co-operation achievements in China. Focusing on exceptional success stories in exploration, mining, technical innovation and sustainable behavior, they reward industrial leaders in terms of business strategies.

More than 3,000 registered delegates, including government officials, mining industry insiders and researchers, are expected to participate in the event, said the press brief on Thursday.

(China Daily October 30, 3008)

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