This, the first conference of its kind, is being held in association with Mining Myanmar – the 2nd International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition. Myanmar is the largest country in SE Asia and with the opening up of the country to investment and development it is therefore prime territory for the discovery of previously unknown and high quality deposits. While there is a fledging existing mining industry, there is huge potential for growth; as well as the opportunity to apply more mechanised and advanced mining methods and technology to current and future mining operations there. The conference will cover regulation/legislation in the country, resource and reserve reporting, environmental aspects, the existing mining industry, junior miner activities, as well as options for equipment supply and contract mining. There is no charge to present at the conference and John Chadwick is currently putting the program of papers together – [email protected] It will be held in the Myanmar Convention Centre, Yangon.Myanmar is the 40th largest country in the world and the largest in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. It therefore is in a very advantageous strategic position, linking Southeast Asia, China and the Indian sub-continent.It is the 24th most populous country in the world with over 60 million people. Mostly undeveloped, Myanmar is known to have significant reserves of oil and gas and minerals and metals, including gold, tungsten, copper, nickel, tin, lithium and precious stones. See the report in International Mining’s April and May issues.