Dear specialists and professionals in mine surveying, geodesy and mining spheres, We invite you to take part in XVII CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MINE SURVEYING
IRKUTSK – the capital city of Eastern Siberia, its cultural and economic centre. The official date of its foundation is 6th July, 1661. The population of the city amounts to about 600 000.
Irkutsk is famous for its close vicinity to the enigmatic lake Baikal, the pearl of Siberia. The wooden architecture in the historical centre dating back to mainly the latter half of the 19th century attracts a lot of tourists to the city yearly.
Irkutsk region is rich in natural resources and has got lots of mineral deposits as well as developed mining industry. Various resources are extracted in the region, such as brown and black coal, iron ore, gold, rock salt, oil, gas, cement and facing materials and others.
International Society for Mine Surveying has been organizing international congresses every three years since 1969.
International Society for Mine Surveying (ISM) is an association uniting professionals specializing in mining, mine surveying and geodetic spheres.
ISM is an independent international nongovernmental organization of C category. (MUTUAL COMMUNICATORY RELATIONS) according to the letter of UNESCO Director general of 22nd June, 1977.
The main objective – promotion of cooperation in different spheres of mine surveying and geodesy by means:
INRTU – the history of INRTU dates back to 1930. It is the easternmost higher educational establishment among the 29 national research universities in Russia. The university is rightfully considered as one of the best in training highly-qualified specialists for the economy of the region. It consists of 10 institutes and 5 faculties. The total number of students of all modes of study exceeds 22000 people from different parts of Russia and 23 foreign countries. INRTU has its own technopark, a large scientific laboratory and a business incubator.
The training of engineers-mine surveyors and geodesists takes place at the Department of Mine Surveying and Geodesy of the Subsoil Management Institute.
The Department of Mine Surveying and Geodesy is headed by the President of the International Society for Mine Surveying, professor Anatoly Okhotin.
Baikal Business Centre was chosen for holding the events of the Congress which are to take place from 28th till 29th September, 2019 in the city of Irkutsk, Russia.
Baikal Business Centre is a place with all the facilities for conducting seminars, conferences, workshops, exhibitions and training courses. Business Centre includes a hotel which makes it more comfortable for the guests to attend the Congress events. The Centre location district has a highly developed infrastructure. There are a number of supermarkets, banks, post offices, a large sports complex and others. The airport is situated 3km off the Centre, and it only takes 5-7 minutes to get there by car.
There is one airport with two terminals in Irkutsk: one for domestic and one for international flights. It is located 8 km off the city centre (actually within the city boundaries)
You can get to the centre of Irkutsk by public or private transport.
Taxi services are offered inside the airport building. The initial cost is from 500 roubles.
It is also possible to call a taxi on the phone or mobile application App Store and Google Play. The cost is from 150 roubles.
If you need to deliver wide load the given below transportation companies are available at your service.
Working hours: 6:00am - 23:00pm.
From the bus stop «Airport» to «Central market» the follоwing buses and minibuses are available: №80, №90, №4к
HOTEL TRANSFERS: Some hotels in Irkutsk offer transfer services upon the prior arrangement.
Russian visa is required for visitors from most countries of the world, except South American countries and a few countries in the Middle East and Asia.
If you are a foreign participant, familiarize yourself with the visa application requirements for your country. In case the visa is necessary contact the Organizing Committee of the Congress till 1st July, 2019.
In case you did not pay the registration or other fees on time (within the stated dates) and did not take the advantage of getting a visa with our help, we can offer you to make use of the iVisa company sevices for obtaining a visa. We wish to draw your attention that company iVisa arranges invitations for tourist type of visa to Russia provided that you have the accommodation booking/ confirmation at the hotels iVisa company collaborates with.
Banks are usually open 9.00am – 17.00pm, Monday – Friday
Post offices work 8.00am – 20.00pm with lunch breaks, Monday – Saturday
The European type of socket is used In Russia. The supply voltage is 220V, oscillation frequency 50Hz.
The official language of the Congress is English. The backup language is Russian.
There are a large number of restaurants, cafés, bistros, dining rooms in Irkutsk which offer a big variety of dishes of national cuisines, such as Russian, European, Asian and Mongolian.
It is also possible to order your meals via service Delivery Club.
Time zone of Irkutsk: GMT +08:00