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A big thank you to the 200+ delegates who participated in the 3rd Annual European Raw Materials Conference!

The event was a great success, bringing together high-level speakers and delegates for interactive discussion on the need to ensure long-term security of access to the Raw Materials crucial to European industrial growth and competitiveness.

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Speakers include

Janez Potočnik

Janez Potočnik

Commissioner for Environment

European Commission

Daniel Calleja-Crespo

Daniel Calleja-Crespo

Director General, DG Enterprise and Industry

European Commission

Grazyna Henclewska

Grazyna Henclewska

Undersecretary of State responsible for Raw Materials

Polish Ministry of Economy

Zhang Lirong

Zhang Lirong

Deputy Ambassador

Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU

Judith Merkies MEP

Judith Merkies MEP


European Parliament

CLICK HERE to view photos from the event day.


Further Details

Coming on the back of the European Commission’s proposal on ‘Industrial Policy’ and the launch of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, this year’s conference particularly focussed on the role of innovation in efforts to boost production and sustainability across the Raw Materials Value Chain.

With securing a supply of these vital materials is more important than ever in light of their key role in the development of the low carbon technologies required to meet the EU’s emissions reductions targets, this conference asked: How can Europe’s own extractive industries help to reduce its import dependency, and what further steps can be taken to ensure the efficient use of materials already within circulation?


What measures should be put in place in order to make the global trade of Raw Materials fairer and more sustainable, and how can Europe take a more pro-active stance in international dialogue on the future security of these valuable resources.




Tuesday 19 March, 2013
08.30 to 17.00




Stanhope Hotel

Rue du Commerce 9
B-1000 Brussels

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