The China Mining Conference and Exhibition, one of the world’s largest mineral investment, cooperation and trading platforms, will be held at the Tianjin Meijiang Convention Center from November 2-5. The 15th annual event will cover the whole industry value chain.

In 2012, some 429 exhibitors and 6,000 delegates from 57 countries joined the event, with agreements for 89 projects—worth $2.2 billion—signed during the conference.

This year’s event has drawn interest from mining groups worldwide. Top mining countries, meanwhile, have expressed interest in organizing national delegations for the conference and the exhibition. The event will be hosted by Beijing’s Ministry of Land and Resources and the Tianjin Municipal Government and China Mining Association.