OMZ OJSC (Uralmash-Izhora Group) company IZ-KARTEX, a leading producer of electric mining shovels in Russia and the CIS, is hosting the 4th international conference Prospects of Production and Development of IZ-KARTEX Mining Equipment, May 21-22 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The conference topics include development of IZ-KARTEX’s product range, production of high powered shovels (up to 55 m3 capacity), deployment of excavator-and-truck pairings, company maintenance policy and issues surrounding mining equipment operations in Russia and CIS mines. Among the conference’s participants are leading Russian and CIS mining companies, developers and producers of mining and transportation equipment, and experts and specialists in the mining business.As in the past, the conference is taking place at the Izhora industrial site. Demonstrations of the latest developments and technologies, and professional exchanges of views are intended to improve relations between mining equipment producers and their customers.OMZ is one of the largest Russian heavy industry enterprises. It specialises in engineering, production, sales and maintenance of equipment and machines for mining and other industries, and also in the production of special steels. OMZ divisions’ facilities are located in Russia (Uralmash and Izhorskiye Zavody) and the Czech Republic (Pilsen Steel and Skoda JS).