In 2020, for the sixth consecutive time, Sofia will be the host of the European Mining Business Forum, organized by the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology in partnership with the European Association of Mining Industries, Metal Ores & Industrial Minerals and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria. The focus of the Forum will be topical issues such as contemporary policies and strategies for the sector, medium, conditions and trends for development of the mining business in Bulgaria and Europe. Simultaneously, EMBF 2020 will provide the opportunity for presentation of the latest technological solutions and innovations in the sector, sharing good practices and successful examples for business development.



  • Under patronage of Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria
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2020/03/31 23:57:57

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Good practices

New technologies

Prof. Dr.Sc. Nikolai Valkanov

Prof. Dr.Sc. Nikolai Valkanov

Chairman of the Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology

Roman Stiftner

Roman Stiftner

Secretary General of EUMICON

Zhecho Stankov

Zhecho Stankov

Deputy Minister of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria

Krzysztof Kubacki

Krzysztof Kubacki

Manager of CLC EIT Raw Materials

Dragan Milosevic

Dragan Milosevic

Manager of Terragold&Co d.o.o, Belgrade

Vladislav Trashliev

Vladislav Trashliev

Geotechmin, Director Geology & Concessions


1Legislative framework for the mining sector in BulgariaHall Sofia
2Vision of the European Commission on the development of the mining industry in Europe by 2050Rodrigo Chanes Hall Sofia
3Mining legislation – an obstacle or a cornerstone for investmentsDr. Corina Hebestreit Hall Sofia
1EIT RawMaterials’ contribution to innovations in the European mining sectorKrzysztof Kubacki Hall Sofia
2Mineral raw materials are the future - The importance of mining in Europe to meet the demandRoman Stiftner Hall Sofia
3A tour of recent developments in EU climate and energy policy: the implications for coal and ligniteBrian Ricketts Hall Sofia
4Impact of Low Carbon technologies on mineral demandDr. Markku Iljina Hall Sofia
5The future of Energy [Technology and Economics] and its Impact on MiningVasili Nicoletopoulos Hall Sofia
6The exploration of Interoceanmetal Joint Organization for the development of deep sea polymetallic nodules projectTomasz Abramowski Hall Sofia
1Education and staff for the mining sectorProf. PhD Luben Totev Hall Sofia
2Mining in Europe into the future – the Nordic experienceProf. Magnus Ericsson Hall Sofia
3BG Mining, The Way ForwarDr. Iliya Garkov Hall Sofia
4Recent trends in 3D Geological ModelingVladislav Trashliev Hall Sofia
5Eco-innovation and sustainable developmentEng. Ivaylo Vasilev Hall Sofia
6Shared values in Mining industry regionsNikolay Minkov Hall Sofia

On 20th – 21st May 2020

The Regional Center Leoben will organize the 12th East and South-East Europe Dialogue Conference (ESEE DC) in cooperation with the European Mining Business Forum in Sofia, Bulgaria.