Webinar Recording: The Iranian Mining Market
Austmine recently held a highly insightful webinar on the Iranian Mining Market, featuring three speakers with first-hand experience in the market. A broad range of topics were covered in the hour-long discussion, with a particular focus on the opportunities for METS companies in the mining sector, financial matters and the transferring of money, trade and investment policy and accessing the market.
Watch the Webinar recording here. Email Sheldon Varcoe to receive the password.
The expert panel for the webinar were:
- Ali Mirmohammad, Sr. Consultant & Business Development Manager, MENASA, Iran, Frost & Sullivan
- Brett Morgan, General Manager, Customer Relations, Russell Mineral Equipment
- John Pala, Managing Director, Palaris Australia Pty Ltd
Mehdi Karbasian, the head of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), announced that 34 mining and mineral industries projects will become operational in the country by his organisation alone by the end of the current Iranian calendar year.
Iran is among the most mineral-rich countries in the world, having 1% of the world’s population, but holding more than 7% of the world’s mineral reserves. Iran is an exporter of minerals, and manufactured products that originate from these minerals, with ores, slug and ash; iron and steel; salt, sulphur, stone and cement and copper all being categories in the top 10 exports for Iran in 2015. The government owns 90% of mining operations and related industries in Iran, but is seeking considerable foreign investment and is gradually allowing more private sector influence in the market, resulting in a range of public-private joint ventures in recent years.
Click here to watch the webinar recording. Email Sheldon Varcoe to receive the password.
Ali Mirmohammad kicked off proceedings with an in-depth presentation on all aspects of Iran's business and political climate, as well as the mining market there. You can view his presentation here - Frost and Sullivan _ Iran Mining Market_webinar_12Oct2016.pdf