ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA--(Marketwire - Aug 2, 2012) - The Organizing Committee of "Discover Mongolia - 2012" International Mining Investors' Forum (www.discovermongoliaforum.com) is pleased to announce the key speakers for this year's event.
The International Mining Investors' Forum, taking place in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia attracted over 1,500 delegates in 2011 from around the world. With 2012 participation expected to surpass that of the previous year, a strong focus of the forum will be on helping the attendees to continue identifying potential opportunities to benefit from Mongolia's resource-driven economic growth. To this end, the forum is expanding its scope to better support the understanding of regional supply and demand functions as they relate to the Mongolian growth story.
"We understand that Discover Mongolia delegates do not consider Mongolia as an isolated story; potential investors are concerned with developments in the markets that relate to Mongolian growth and that contribute to its potential," says Jargalsaikhan Dugar, a member of the Organizing Committee. He added, "We are very pleased to announce that this year's forum will include a regional view that will provide a much more robust understanding of Northeast Asia's supply and demand of raw materials."
In addition to a concentration on regional supply and demand, the organizing committee acknowledges that there are other market conditions affecting Mongolia's potential for investors that must continue to be addressed. Therefore, the "Discover Mongolia - 2012" agenda will include such sessions as: political stability and the recent parliamentary election, slowing Chinese economic growth, infrastructure issues facing Mongolia's development, and the legal environment for foreign investment into Mongolia.
To address these and other topics the speakers for this year's forum include distinguished members of both the private and public sector, from Mongolia and abroad. In addition to those mentioned in previous statements this year's speakers will include:
Peter Nicholls - Vice President, Oyu Tolgoi LLC. Mr. Zoljargal - Deputy Governor, Bank of Mongolia. Ambassador Urban Rusnák - Secretary General, Energy Charter. Ian Runge - Founder of Runge Ltd. Karr McCurdy - President and CEO, Behre Dolbear Group. Mr. Kuleshov Vladimir Vladimirovich - Director, Institute of Economics and Organizing Industrial Production of Russia. Dr. Gyeng Chul Kim - President, Korea Transport Institute. Mr. James Passin - Fund Manager, Firebird Management LLC.