3rd Myanmar Mining Summit

18-20 Oct, 2016 - Yangon, MYANMAR

Meliá Yangon
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About our Event Speakers
We pride ourselves in presenting to you accomplished leaders, authors and advocates with strong track records of achievement and vision in a wide array of backgrounds, professional fields and life experiences. We believe you will benefit from their years of knowledge and experience and also from the latest thinking and innovative processes driving individuals and organizations forward.
Mr. Mark Berry
Mr Mark Berry has a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in geology), plus a Graduate Diploma in Geoscience (mineral economics). Mark has over 35 years of minerals industry experience in exploration, feasibility and development, mining, resource and reserve estimation and assessment, exploration and mining project due diligence, geological risk management, valuation and training. For much of the last ten years he has focused on the southeast Asian region and has been involved in many minerals projects located in Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Myanmar and China.

Mr. Mark Berry, Principal Geologist
AMC Consultants
Chairman’s Welcome Remarks
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 09:15 AM
Public Reporting of Exploration & Mining Information In-Line with International Reporting Standards
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 03:20 PM

Best Practice Safety & Sustainable Mining Standards
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 02:00 PM


Dr. Marlar Myo Nyunt

 Marlar Myo Nyunt (Dr.) is a Director of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration under the Ministry of Planning and Finance.

She served as lecturer in Yangon Institute Economics from 1994 to 2012. In 2012, she was transferred from Ministry of Education to Ministry of Planning and Finance.

She received Bachelor of Economics from Yangon Institute Economics in 1991. She got Master of Economics from Yangon Institute Economics in 1998. She pursued Master of Arts in International Development from International University of Japan in 2004. She received Ph.D (Economics) from Yangon Institute Economics in 2013. Currently, she serves as Director in Investment Promotion Division at Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, and she has been participating many international seminars and meetings related to investment, and ASEAN affairs.



Dr. Marlar Myo Nyunt, Director
Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA)
Foreign Company Operating in Myanmar: Investment & Taxation Related to Mining Operation
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 11:20 AM

Mr. Satoshi Sadatani
 After graduating Sophia University of Japan, Mr. Satoshi Sadatani joined Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI) of Japanese Government. He has played active roles in the area of international affairs such as the economic relationship with the US, EU, Export Control, APEC and Global Warming Issues and Energy Issues etc. Speciffically he has a work experience in ASEAN-Japan Center, international organization for three years to promote Japanese investment into 10 ASEAN member countries including Myanmar. At that time he occasionaly made business trips to Myanmar with many Japanese companies. He was in charge of international projects of iron and steel sector at METI previously and currently a dispatched official to JOGMEC as International Projects Director.

Mr. Satoshi Sadatani, Project Director, Intl Affairs Div, Metals Strategy Dept
Japan Oil, Gas And Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
JOGMEC's Activities & Current Projects for Sustainable Development of Myanmar Mining Sector
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 11:50 AM

U. Min Zar Ni Lin
Min Zar Ni is a Senior Technical and Policy Analyst at Myanmar EITI Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) National Coordination Office, which was designated by the Myanmar President office, to facilitate a collaborative process with government, private sector and civil society to promote transparency and accountability in the extractive sector of Myanmar. He has been involved on the EITI implementation process in Myanmar since the earlier stage, and served as a Deputy Team Leader for MEITI National Coordination Office till end of 2014. He is also working as a Research Associate at the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), a think tank supporting evidence-based policy making. His research interest is in the area of trade and investment, migration and remittance, revenue transparency, public finance management and natural resource governance.

U. Min Zar Ni Lin, Deputy Team Leader & Snr Technical and Policy Analyst
MEITI National Coordination Office
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Report Updates & Forward Directives
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 02:20 PM

Prof. Khin Zaw
 Khin Zaw is Professor of Economic Geology at CODES ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits, University of Tasmania, Australia. He received BSc from Yangon University in 1968, FGA Diploma (Fellowships of Gemmological Association of Great Britain) in 1969, MSc from Queen's University, CANADA in 1976 and PhD from University of Tasmania in 1990. He is Fellows of AusIMM and Society of Economic Geologists. He has well over 40 year experience working on genetic aspects and exploration potential of mineral deposits in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China and SE Asian countries. He is currently working as Leader of "Ore Deposits of SE Asia" Project at CODES, University of Tasmania focusing on metallogenic relations and exploration implications. He is also an Associate Editor of Ore Geology Review journal and published more than 100 referred ISI papers relating to ore genesis and mineral exploration in Australasian region.

Prof. Khin Zaw, Professor of Economic Geology
University of Tasmania
Mineral Deposit Projects in Myanmar: Their Exploration Potentials & Sustainable Development
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 10:15 AM
Chairman’s Remarks
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 09:00 AM

Introduction & Overview
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 10:00 AM

Metallogeny of SE Asia & Mineral Potential of Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 10:30 AM

Cu Deposits of Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 02:00 PM

Panel Discussion on Mining & Exploration in Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 04:15 PM


U. Lynn Myint
 U Lynn Myint holds a B.S degree in Geology and Diploma in Applied Geochemistry from University of Yangon. His petroleum geological carrier began in 1975 with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise, Ministry of Energy, Myanmar and spent 35 years as an exploration geologist, oil field geologist, and Chief Geologist before retirement in 2010. At present he is acting as General Manager for North Petro-Chem Corporation (Myanmar) Ltd, which is Production Sharing Contract holder of onshore petroleum block F, Myanmar and for North Mining Investment Company Limited which holds Mwetaung Ferronickel Project in Chin State, Myanmar. He is also chairman of private owned Guiding Star Group of companies which are actively providing petroleum related services in Myanmar petroleum E&P sector.

U. Lynn Myint, General Manager
North Mining Investment Company (NMIC)
Feasibility Study on Development of Mwetaung Lateritic Nickel Deposit in Chin State
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 02:50 PM

Dr. Aung Thuyein Win
 Dr. Aung Thuyein Win got a Bachelor and Master Degree from Yangon Technological University in Mechanical Engineering. He also got a Doctor of Engineering from Yamaguchi University, Japan. Even his area of academic specialization was in Turbulent Control Engineering, he also studied the resource governance for effective utilization of mineral resources and environmental conservation for mining areas. He has worked with No.(2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, MONREC for over 10 years.

Dr. Aung Thuyein Win, Chief Engineer (Acting)
No. (2) Mining Enterprise, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Development of Downstream Processing & Gold/Base Metal Exchange in Myanmar
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 04:50 PM

Mr. Mussadiq Hamid Merican

Mussadiq Hamid Merican holds the position of Senior Manager, Business Development (Africa) with Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad (MSC). Mussadiq has more than 11 years of experience in the tin industry. In this current role, Mussadiq assists and supports the Group's Smelting Division in sourcing and developing channels of feed material for its Butterworth Smelter and in particular from the African continent.

His role also put him in direct engagement with global civil society, institutions and governments to ensure that minerals produced in DRC and Rwanda and traded through the international supply chain do not contribute to armed conflict.
Mussadiq is now in his 7th year as a member of a Working Group with International Tin Research Institute (ITRI), UK to established and implement, ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi), a sustainable mineral trading due diligence and traceability solution for tin, tantalum and tungsten (3Ts). He is also actively involved as a member of a Working Group with OECD on the Responsible Mineral Sourcing Recommendation and Guidelines.



Mr. Mussadiq Hamid Merican, Senior Manager, Business Development (Africa)
Malaysia Smelting Corporation Berhad
Regional Tin Market Outlook, Economics of Smelting Value Chain in Myanmar
Day 2 [Wed 19, October], at 04:20 PM

Mr. David Royle

 David Royle BSc (Hons), F.AusIMM (CP), F. SEG

David Royle is a geologist with 42 years of international experience in over 40 countries in all aspects of mineral exploration and project feasibility with extensive experience at a senior management level. Previous senior positions include Business Unit Manager, Asia-Pacific for Eurasian Minerals Inc, Vice President Exploration and Business Development, East Asia Minerals Corp; Managing Director, Kentor Gold Ltd; General Manager Project Generation, MIM Exploration Pty Ltd; General Manager Exploration, Latin America, MIM International Pty Ltd, Exploration Manager Americas, Newcrest Mining Limited and Chief Geologist Telfer gold mine.

David Royle has had regional responsibility for corporate exploration programs with portfolios targeting mainly gold and copper. He has managed exploration teams over a diverse range of geographic and cultural environments which have led to the discovery of several major gold and base metal deposits in the Pacific Rim including; Tolukuma, PNG (Au), Cerro Negro, Argentina (Au), Rio Blanco, Peru (Cu-Mo) and Pierina, Peru (Au-Ag) as well as O'Callaghans (W-Cu-Zn-Pb) and Telfer alluvials, Western Australia (Au).



Mr. David Royle, Geology Consultant
Access Asia Mining Pte Ltd
Next Generation of Mineral Discoveries in Myanmar – Role of Pre-Competitive Geoscience
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 09:05 AM

U. Tin Tun
 U Tin Tun is a senior geologist and was educated in University of Yangon (1972-76) and (1986-90), International Institute for Aerospace survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands (1984-85). He has work experiences in Myanmar about 36 years. He worked as University teacher about 25 years from 1980 to 2005 (the last post is geology professor). He also worked as hydrogeologist (water and sanitation engineer) in Bridge Asia Japan (an INGO) from 2006-2008 and Terres de Home (an Italian INGO) (2009-2010). He then worked as consultant geologist for mineral exploration projects from 2012-2013. He now worked as Chief Geologist (Head of Geology Department) in Modi Taung gold Mine in Yamethin Township, Mandalay Region in Myanmar since 2014.

U. Tin Tun, Chief Geologist
National Prosperity Gold Production Group Ltd.
Geology, Exploration & Sustainability of Modi Taung Gold Mine
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 09:30 AM

Mr. Weiwei Meng
Mr. Meng Weiwei is Chairman and Managing Director of Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited, as well as Deputy General Manager of its parent company Wanbao Mining Limited. He obtained his Master's degree of Regional Ecomomics from Renmin University of China in 1994, and was responsible for industry analysis and whole strategical planning in headquarter as deputy director of Strategic Management Department before 2014. Prior to start his term of services in Myanmar, He was in charge of mining investment and new resource acquisition with substantial experience.

Mr. Weiwei Meng, Chairman & Managing Director
Myanmar Wanbao Mining Copper Limited
Copper Mining Project Operation & CSR Efforts for Sustainable Development
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 09:55 AM

Mr. Jay Martin

 Mr. Jay Martin is Country Representative and Senior External Affairs Advisor for PanAust Services Myanmar Co. Ltd. His responsibilities include site support for PanAust's ongoing prospecting and exploration operations in Northern Sagaing Region, as well as Community and Government Relations (including new permit acquisition). Prior to joining PanAust, Mr. Martin worked for a small Yangon-based business consultancy, assisting various companies with all aspects of market entry and providing political risk analyses for a Washington D.C. - based lobbying firm. Mr. Martin has also served as an Associate with the US-ASEAN Business Council, representing over 150 Fortune 500 companies with operations across South East Asia.

Mr. Martin holds a B.S. in Geography from University of Alaska Fairbanks, as well as an M.A. in Philosophy (Mathematical Logic) from University of Colorado Boulder. He also served as a pilot in Alaska, logging over 7,000 hours of flight time, including over 500 hours for the U.S. Geological Survey.



Mr. Jay Martin, Country Representative & Snr External Affairs Advisor
PanAust Services (Myanmar) Company Limited
Applying International Best Practice in Social & Environmental Performance in New Markets: Case Study of PanAust's Exploration Activities in Mainland South East Asia
Day 3 [Thu 20, October], at 11:15 AM

U. Aung Kyin
U Aung Kyin holds B.Sc. Mining Geology (Mandalay), PgradDip. MMT (W.A. School of Mines) and M.Sc. (Research) degree in Exploration & Mining Geology (Curtin). He became a Consultant Geologist since 1996 after 25 years services in the Myanmar Ministry of Mines. He is a life time member of Myanmar Geosciences Society and also a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (MAusIMM) since 2014. He practised his consulting services for Myanmar Ivanhoe Holdings Ltd. (1994 to 1996), Newmont Mineral Exploration B.V. (1996 to 1997) and Myanmar First Dynasty Mines Ltd. (1997 to 2000). He was the former Managing Director of the Explorers' Consulting Co., Ltd. (2000 -2005). Then he led a private Geological Consultant Team (AK-Associates). Currently he is a Managing Director of the TRIUMPH (MMT) Co., Ltd. U Aung Kyin has over 45 years of mineral exploration experience in the Myanmar Mining Industry.

U. Aung Kyin, Managing Director
TRIUMPH Mining & Mineral Technologies Company Limited
Pb-Zn-Ag Deposits of Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 01:30 PM
Panel Discussion on Mining & Exploration in Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 04:15 PM


Dr. Kyaw Thu
 Dr Kyaw Thu is currently working as a Director in Macle Gems Trade Laboratory in Yangon, Myanmar. He has been working in geology and gemmology profession for over 18 years. He published 12 international research papers related to mineralogy and gemmology. He obtained B.Sc. (Geology) from Yangon University (1995), Post-graduate Diploma in Applied Geology (Gemmology), Yangon University (1998), M.Sc. (Mineralogy), Yangon University (2002), M.Res. (Petrology), Yangon University (2003) and Ph.D (Petrology and Mineralogy), Yangon University (2007). He was on the staff of the Geology Department of Yangon University from 1998 to 2005. Currently he finds the world's rarest gem mineral, Kyawthuite in 2015.

Dr. Kyaw Thu, Gemmologist
Macle Gems Trade Laboratory
Mineral & Gem Deposits of Myanmar
Day 1 [Tue 18, October], at 03:00 PM