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The Mining Engineer's Association of India (MEAI) was established in 1957, which is a professional Association of Mining Engineers, Geologists, Mineral processing and Metallurgical Engineers. The organisation is always recognised for its outstanding contribution to the mining sector. MEAI has more than 5200 members from mining, geology and related disciplines. It has 25 Chapters spread all across the country.

The Mining Engineer's Association of India, Nagpur Chapter had successfully organized a National Conference on "Challenges in 21st Century Mining - Environment and Allied Issues" in February 2013. Keeping in view the present state of affairs of the mining industry, the chapter has once again come forward to take the initiative to host an international conference to deliberate on the various themes of interest and to come out with feasible solutions to take forward the Indian mining sector to newer horizons.

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Conference Background

Advancements in various fields ranging from agriculture, industry, infrastructure, electronics and energy to space technology are always through the innovative use of materials sourced from our mother Earth. Presently, India stands at the threshold of a new horizon of becoming self sufficient. Closely following the Prime Minister's 'Make in India' program, the Ministry of Mines brought about various changes in the policy framework, legislations and regulations. Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Amendment Act, 2015 has been a revolutionary step in revival of mining sector in the country, hitherto stagnated due to various reasons. The provisions such as auction mode of mineral concessions to bring in greater transparency, simplification and transferability to attract private investment, stricter penalties for illegal mining, establishment of National Mineral Exploration Trust (NMET) to give impetus to exploration, removal of prior approval of the centre to eliminate delays, and provision for District Mineral Foundation (DMF) to address the concerns of mining-affected people has infused new life in the Indian mining sector.

Reforms initiated in January 2015 gained momentum over the period with notifying 31 minerals as minor mineral for delegating more powers to State Governments, drafting of sub-legislation under amended MMDR Act to facilitate speedy implementation, unveiling National Mineral Exploration Policy, rolling out of Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) laying down high quality standards for minimizing the impactof mining on the environment, launching of Mining Surveillance System (MSS) for curbing illegal mining activity through remote sensing technology, Star Rating System for evaluation of mining footprints, etc.

The results of reforms have been phenomenal. India has become one of the fastest growing and developing economy in the world. Till date 29 mining blocks have been successfully auctioned in the country which will generate additional revenue of more than one lakh crore rupees to the State Governments over the lease period. About Rs.7150 crores have been collected through DMF for welfare activities, funds of over Rs.800 crores have been received by NMET for boosting exploration activities.

This is a new beginning for the Mining fraternity to set new goals, carry on persistent efforts to achieve them and to overcome the bottlenecks. The exploration of mineral resources in the country requires a greater thrust with crucial challenge of finding deep seated and concealed mineral resources, it is also important to find strategic and rare earth elements to support Space and Information Technology Missions of the Nation to ensure self-reliance. At the same time we have to also adhere to the environmental sustainability concern with adoption of Zero Waste Mining and Total Project Development concepts, value addition, resource augmentation and last but not the least human resource development. At the same time we have to take initiatives to tap precious mineral resources hidden deep within the sea in offshore India.

Against this backdrop, MEAI Nagpur chapter is organizing a conference inviting the stalwarts from the Government & Industry to deliberate, discuss and debate the future course for the Indian mining sector post MMDR Amendment Act.

Conference Themes

Overview of mineral exploration activities in the country

Opportunities for mineral exploration in India after recent reforms

Mineral Resource Estimation and Classification

New technologies for exploration of minerals with emphasis on deep seated minerals

Scope for development of indigenous technology in exploration and mining

Role of mineral exploration for resource augmentation & improving contribution of mining sector to GDP

Implementation of Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) in the mining sector

Star Rating of Mines: Success Stories

Promoting awareness on sustainable mining practices & adoption of World's Best Practices

Next Gen Technologies for sustainable mining

Adoption of 'Zero waste mining' practices–Value Addition Approach

Mineral Processing Technology in India : Present Status and scope for future growth

Adoption of Total Project Development - Approach for clean mining

R&D activities in beneficiation for utilisation of waste dumps/ rejects with a view to resource augmentation

Beneficiation of low-grade and complex ores- Exemplary practices

Development of Skill sets for increasing productivity for safe & scientific mining.

Bridging manpower gap in the mining sector in streams of mining engineering, metallurgical engineering, geo-physics, geology etc.

Development of technology for exploitation and extraction metallurgy for strategic minerals & REE (to meet the needs of electronics hardware, defence & aerospace industries)

Import substitution for Fertilizer Minerals

Scope for Joint Ventures in Critical Minerals

India's Offshore Mineral Resources

Opportunities & challenges for exploration and mining in the offshore areas

Hotel accommodation

With a view to facilitate availability of Hotel accommodation at Concessional rates, to outstation Delegates, the Organizing Committee of MEAI has contacted many local Hotel of repute and equipped with all comforts and facilities, and the following Hotel have been shortlisted.

Those requiring Hotel accommodation can contact the Hotel of their choice, directly, and reserve their accommodation as MEAI Delegate and enjoy the concession.

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Event Schedule / dont forget it


Inauguration of Mining Expo

Inauguration of Conference

Cultural programme followed by networking dinner

Registration continues

Technical Sessions (I, II & III)

Gala Dinner

Technical Sessions ( IV & V) and Valedictory Session

All payments for Registration/ Sponsorships/Support/Advertisements should be made by an Account Payee cheque payable at par/demand draft payable at Nagpur in favour of “International Conference (MEAI), 2017” Or By bank transfer, payable to account name “International Conference (MEAI), 2017” Saving Bank Account No 18570110027899 at UCO Bank, IBM Branch, Nagpur. The IFSC code of the Bank is “UCBA0001857”.

All payments will be acknowledged with a confirmation letter and receipt.

Event Sponsors / dont forget it

Organisations, companies are welcome to be part of the conference by sponsoring the conference in various capacities as Platinum , Gold, Silver and as support sponsors. All sponsors will be duly acknowledged in the Seminar Souvenir and also will have the privilege to distribute publicity material.

Category Indian companies Foreign companies
Platinum Sponsorship 7,50,000 USD 15000
Gold Sponsorship 5,00,000 USD 10000
Silver sponsorship 3,00,000 USD 7500
Support 1,50,000 USD 5000
Platinum sponsors Gold sponsors Silver sponsors Support sponsors
Free delegates 5 3 2 2
Display of the company name/logo on the dais
Inclusion of one promotional booklet in the conference folder (to be supplied by the sponsor)
Inclusion of company pop-up at the event venue
Advertisement in conference proceedings
Full Page

Full Page BW /
Half Page Colour

One full pg

Enquiries are also solicited for sponsoring the conference kit or any part of the kit and the welcome dinner on the first day and the conference dinner on second day of the conference. Organisations sponsoring any of the items of the kit will have the benefit of embossing their organisation logo in the kit being sponsored by them.


A conference Souvenir covering the Key Note addresses, Technical Papers & Advertisements will be brought out.


Advertisements are solicited for the Souvenir to be brought out at the time of the Conference. The size of the Souvenir will be about 30 cms. x 22 cms. and net size available for printing advertisements will be 24 cms. x 18 cms.

Position Indian companies Foreign companies
Back Page 50,000 USD 1000
Inside cover page 40,000 USD 800
Inside back page 40,000 USD 800
Full page (colour) 25,000 USD 600
Full page (B/W) 15,000 USD 300

*GST @5% extra will be applicable.

Softcopy of the advertisement material should be sent at the latest by 15th of November 2017

Mining Expo 2017

An Expo will be organised between 6th & 8th December 2017 at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur. The event provides an excellent business opportunity for mining and allied companies to showcase their technologies, new initiatives, products and services to the distinguished experts from mining industry.

The event is a unique platform for Entrepreneurs, Decision Makers, Senior Government Officials, Investors, Industry Members, Traders, Equipment Buyers & Suppliers, Academia, Miners, Engineers and Trade Delegations to congregate, brainstorm, showcase and forge meaningful partnerships for business.

The event is expecting large number of delegates and exhibitors from all over India and abroad, with excellent networking opportunities and business generation.

1 Reception Table with 2 chairs.

Drinking water arrangement

Complete carpet flooring

Company Name on Fascia Board *2 plug points

Food include for 2 persons

Conference Secretariat

MEAI 2017

Mining Engineer's Association of India,
Indian Bureau of Mines,
2nd Floor, 'A' Block,
Indira Bhawan Civil Lines,



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S.K. Adhikari

Organising Secretary


H.R. Kalihari



Arun Chachane

Joint Organising Secretary


Dhiraj Kumar

Event Manager