Uralkali Partners the 8th Perm Industrial Engineering Forum


Uralkali, a part of Uralchem Group, became a partner of the 8th Industrial Engineering Forum held from 29 November to 1 December in Perm, Russia.

During the forum, Uralkali expects to sign a cooperation agreement with the Governor of the Perm Region Dmitry Makhonin to build a new 500-seat academic building for the Berezniki Polytechnic School and a 400-bed dormitory in Berezniki for out-of-town students. The academic building will house classrooms, workshops, laboratory, a gym and an information centre.

Uralkali’s management will also take part in the meeting of the Board of Industrial Companies under the Governor of the Perm Region to discuss employer-sponsored education and development of talents for the regional industry.

The programme of the forum also features the 15th annual meeting of the Conference on Mineral Fertilisers, whose agenda revolves around the current condition and development prospects of the Russian mineral fertiliser sector, and status of various industrial projects.

Another element of the forum is the Focus on the Workers conference, which will host discussions on recruitment issues, preservation of the region’s human capital, occupational safety, and public health in an industrial urban environment.

Eduard Smirnov, Uralkali Technical Director:

The Perm Industrial Engineering Forum creates a unique opportunity to gather representatives of the business, scientific and educational communities, as well as state authorities, to discuss industrial development, HR, health, safety and environmental issues. Being able to talk, exchange experience and opinions, and to jointly address the most pressing problems will surely contribute to the development of individual companies and the economy of our region in general.


The Perm Industrial Engineering Forum is held under the auspices of the Administration and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Perm Region with support from the region’s largest industrial organisations. This year, over 3,000 industry executives and specialists from Russia and other countries registered to take part in the event. Uralkali traditionally has a partner role in the forum.

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore treatment plants in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs more than 13,300 people in the main production unit.