Preliminary Conference Programme

Day 1 – 10 April 2018

8:30 - 10:00

Registration (registration will be possible over the 3-day period)

10:00

Opening Plenary session:

In the opening plenary session high level representatives from the EU and Latin America will address current trends on responsible mining, responsible sourcing and how the extractive industries can contribute to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals and to the development and maintenance of strong and sustainable industrial value chains for the benefit of all concerned economies.

European Commission: Mrs Lowri Evans, Director General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Ministerial representative of Argentina
Ministerial representative of Brazil
Ministerial representative of Chile
Ministerial representative of Columbia
Ministerial representative of Mexico
Ministerial representative of Peru
Ministerial representative of Uruguay

12:00

Official trade show opening

Including demonstration of the Mineral Development Network Platform

13:00 - 15:00   

Lunch break and networking

15:00 - 18:00   

Investment and business - Plenary session

This session will focus on business and investment opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic.

18:00 - 20:00

Networking

Day 2 – 11 April 2018

9:00 - 12:30 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 1:
Mineral national policies
and economic growth
Workshop 2:
Water management
Workshop 3:
Sustainable value chains:
the case of copper
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break (and visits to the trade exhibition/networking/possible demonstrations
14:30 - 18:00 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 4:
Energy infrastructure
Workshop 5:
Waste management and rehabilitation
Workshop 6:
CSR and social acceptance

Day 3 – 12 April 2018

9:00 - 12:30 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 7:
RTD and innovation
Workshop 8:
Land-planning and access to resources
Workshop 9:
Health and Safety
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch break (and visits to the trade exhibition/networking/possible demonstrations)
14:30 - 16:30 Parallel Workshops
Workshop 7:
RTD and innovation
(cont.)
Workshop 8:
Land-planning and access to resources
(cont.)
Workshop 10:
Skills and training 
16:30 - 17:30 Closing Plenary Session

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