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Upcoming developments in Exploration, Extraction, Regulations and Financing

Iran is becoming one of the most preferred trade partner in mining sector post the easing of sanctions in January 2016. It is regarded as one of the booming industry contributing to economic development of Iran due to availability of its vast mining resource in Iran. According to exploratory studies, Iran has 37 billion tons of proven mineral reserves worth $770 billion. Iran has already attracted over $5.5 billion in industry and mining. With new development goals by the government plans to attract more $50 billion foreign investment for the mining sector by 2022 within the framework of its Sixth Five-Year Development Plan (2017-22) which brings increasing potential in mining industry and various regulatory and technological challenges to overcome.

After the success of our inaugural event White Paper Summits is proud to announce the 2nd Annual IMT – Iran Mining Technology Summit, scheduled to be held on 6 & 7 May 2018 in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. It aims to bring together various stakeholders like ministries, research institutions and industry specialists to focus on sharing the current market trends, technological advancements and future challenges in mines and mineral exploration sector.

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Mehdi Karbassian

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade
Chairman, Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), Iran.

Dr Mehdi Karbassian is the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade and Chairman of IMIDRO, the organization responsible for establishing and supporting Iranian companies progress in industry sector in international markets and help in the development, empowerment and competitiveness of mine and mining industries sector. Mehdi Karbassian, born in 1330 in Isfahan. Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oklahoma, USA, Graduated from Senior Management at Banff University of Alberta, Canada And a Ph.D. in Management from Pissley University in Scotland.

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