The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) of the Kurdistan Regional Government-Iraq (KRG) invites expressions of interest from qualified international mining companies for the ‘Mineral Exploration & Investment in the Kurdistan Region-Iraq’.

According to the available data, historical reports, and recent investigations, the MNR has identified 7 prospective blocks for investment. All 7 blocks are believed to hold sufficient mineral deposits for the purposes of commercial extraction.

A formal Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of these blocks will be issued following a review of the Expressions of Interest (EoI) received. Interested parties that demonstrate requisite capability and alignment with the MNR’s requirements will be invited to submit proposals for one or more blocks.

Those chosen parties will be asked to sign a Confidentially Agreement with the MNR, after which they will receive a comprehensive data package pertaining to the 7 prospective blocks that have been identified. The package will include a GIS database and geological reports.

Interested parties are invited to submit their EoI by 17:00 hrs on the 15th of September 2016, by email to this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The MNR shall formally respond to all interested parties via email as and when all EoIs have been reviewed.

(Source: KRG)

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The Objectives

  • To discuss and develop opportunities in the mining, mineral and material industries in Iraq.
  • To exhibit and to extend business links with all industries related to mining, minerals and materials in order to explore their suitability for revitalising the industries in Iraq.
  • To bring together government, investors and mining companies to award new licenses for exploration and exploitation of the natural resources of Iraq.
  • To find the best solution for your business to work in Iraq and resolve problems, if any, through direct talks with the Minister, Senior Advisors or Director Generals of the relevant industry.
  • To re-evaluate the topographical and political map of Iraq pointing out the best suited areas for the mining industry.
  • To develop networks as well as business cooperation and collaboration between governments, local industries. bankers, investors and their international counterparts.

Key Topics

  • Iraq's long-term view on trade and development
  • Future outlook of key minerals and commodities
  • Business in Iraq – the ins and out
  • Phosphates and the Fertilizer Industry
  • Cements and building materials
  • Iraq’s infrastructure and logistics
  • The Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Mining: strategy for growth
  • Iraq's economic reforms
  • The political framework and security assessments

Why Iraq Mining 2017?

Benefit from opportunities to connect with leading ministries, geological surveys and resource companies. Network with critical stakeholders, negotiate business partnerships and showcase projects to high ranking industry and government professionals. Attain world leading insight into potential solutions regarding pressing challenges such as technology transfer and investment barriers in the region. Contribute to the development of infrastructure within exporting countries and create market leading business opportunities.

Why Attend?

Iraq Mining 2017 is an exclusive chance to break into the world’s most promising mining market. Held in partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, this prestigious event will bring together all key decision-makers under one roof to network, negotiate and develop the wealth of opportunities Iraq has to offer. Iraq Mining 2017 will undoubtedly be the most decisive event on Iraq yet.

  • Meet Iraq’s key decision makers, including Deputy Minister of Industry and Minerals, Special Adviser to the Minister and the Director General of GeoSurv
  • Learn firsthand about the exploration already underway and the new licenses to be issued, with a chance to be part of this exciting process
  • Commodities are on the rise again – act now and be among the first to learn of the significant opportunities in the region
  • Iraq owns a significant proportion of global oil and gas reserves, as well as vast mineral and material resources and strong indications of base metal stores
  • Iraq has some of the largest and most premium reserves in phosphates; interest in these materials and the entire fertilizer industry are booming
  • PPP - Learn how the fertilizer and mining industries will develop, acquire entire plants and mines or get concessions to build new ones
  • Iraq is rebuilding itself and extensive plans are underway for construction in the housing and infrastructure sectors
  • Invest in one of Iraq’s seven major cement plants or sign a deal to build a new one
  • The steel and paint industries as well as the quarries for sediments and building materials are also looking for new investors.
  • Tell your story! Present your business model to the government of Iraq and your peers and secure the most lucrative contracts to date!

Whatever your role is in the mining industry, be it exploration, excavation, policy, financial or legal, you cannot miss out on the opportunities presented at Iraq Mining 2017. Iraq is the place to be and the time to act is now. Beat the rush to one of the world’s most lucrative re-emerging markets and register now!


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