24-25 April Izmir/Turkiye

Kaya Thermal & Convention - İzmir

Critical Minerals Summit Turkiye 2024

About the Summit

Welcome to the Turkiye Critical Minerals Summit 2024, the epicenter of strategic discourse on critical minerals! Unfolding in April 2024, this dynamic forum is not just an event but a nexus for global professionals and thought leaders. Engage in in-depth discussions on critical minerals, exploring challenges, opportunities, and the evolving industry landscape.

At this summit, anticipate a convergence of brilliant minds offering diverse perspectives and solutions. Delve into Turkey's untapped potential, revealing strategic positioning, resource wealth, and global opportunities.

More than a conference, the Turkiye Critical Minerals Summit shapes the future of critical minerals, traversing industry frontiers and fostering global collaboration. Save the date for this unprecedented gathering, unlocking Turkey's potential and positioning it as a central player in the global critical minerals narrative. Welcome to a summit offering not just discussions but actionable insights resonating across the critical minerals landscape.

Exhibiton and Project Showcase

We offer various exhibition and project/service showcase opportunities for sponsoring companies.

Please feel free to reach out to us for more details


Whatsapp and phone : +90 538 070 2648

Dr. Caner Zanbak

Environmental Coordinator of the Turkish Miners Association

Steering Committee

Halim Demirkan

Chairman of the Professional Development Association of Mining Engineers

Msc, Ma İsmet Soyocak

Co-Founder-Critical Minerals Initiative Turkiye, Sustainability Consultant

Dr. Kerem Canbazoğlu

Co-Founder of CAC Law

Levent Yener

Manager - Bao Metal Mining A.S.

Onur Aydın

Founder - Madencilik Türkiye Magazine


Founder - Critical Minerals Initiative Turkiye




Mitchell Smith

CEO-Global Energy Metals Corp

Director - BMAC Battery Metals Association Canada

Rolf Kuby

Director General - Euromines

İbrahim Halil Kırşan

President of Mining Assembly at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB)

Dr. Nabeel Mancheri

Secretary General at REIA-The Global Rare Earth Industry Association

Assoc. Prof. Okay Çimen

Business Development and Strategy Director- Alto New Metals

Mehmet Yılmaz

CEO, Tüprag A.S.

Bilen Aküzüm Phd

Co-Founder & CTO - Aepnus Technology

Jorge Uzcategui

Cobalt and Nickel Senior Analyst - Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Olimpia PILCH

COO - CMIA Critical Minerals International Alliance

Dr. Caner Zanbak

Environmental Coordinator of the Turkish Miners Association

Dr. Kerem Canbazoğlu

Partner - CAC Law

Dr. Ing. Martin Tauber

President - Critical Raw Material Alliance (CRM Alliance) & European Representative- International Magnesium Association (IMA)

Merve Harzadin Nazikoğlu

Chairwoman - MHS Foreigh Trade Inc.

Ahmet Altınay Phd

Founder - CoreCell Technology

Muzaffer Polat

Chairman-Turkish Coal Producers Association

Gökhan Kürşat Demir

Production Manager

Eti Bakır A.Ş.

Pierre Petit-De Pasquale

Standards Director- IRMA

Ali Safder İplikçioğlu



Onur Köktürk

Executive Board Member

Delta Group

Dr. Ece Akay Demir

Project Manager GTE

Zeki Sayılır

Managing Director - ZSM Mining Vice Chairman – Miners Associaiton of Turkiye

Tuğçe Erdoğan Ardahanlıoğlu

Founding Partner Geolution Engineering

Dr. Metin Aktan

Mining Group Director – Ege Trade A.S. Secretary General- MMMGD

Taylan Deniz Demir

Mine Planning Engineer

We Soda

Msc, Ma İsmet Soyocak

Co-Founder-Critical Minerals Initiative Turkiye, Sustainability Consultant

Lachlan Nieboer


Bedford Analysis

Prof. Dr. Abdülkerim Yörükoğlu

Gazi University

Former Presiden of BOREN

Bayram Artun Msc

Umrek Member

Mining Director - Özaltın Holding

Onur Birol

Deputy General Manager

Meta Nickel & Cobalt A.S.

KaLeigh Long

CEO, Westwin Elements

Hüseyin Çaldırak

Tenmak Naten

Doç. Dr. Öznur Çakır

Tenmak Naten

Henk Van der Laan

Van der Laan International Consultancy BV

Mike Ward


Kanad Türkiye İş Konseyi

Gold Sponsors


Maden Mühendisleri Mesleki Gelişim DerneğiMaden Mühendisleri Mesleki Gelişim Derneği
Mintech Mineral Teknolojileri Mintech Mineral Teknolojileri

Supporting Partner

Madencilik Türkiye DergisiMadencilik Türkiye Dergisi

Technical Tour Sponsor

Women in Mining TurkiyeWomen in Mining Turkiye
Turkish Chemical Manufacturers AssociationTurkish Chemical Manufacturers Association
Spil Madencilik Ltd.
Spil Madencilik Ltd.

Silver Sponsors


Media Partner

Battery Metals Association of CanadaBattery Metals Association of Canada

Special Sponsors

Yeraltı HaberYeraltı Haber