Critical Materials Conference

International Mining & Minerals Association
24 Feb 2012

A one-day conference on Critical Materials, organised by Euromines, will be held at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels on March 9th, 2012 (See: Events).  

Since 2008 the EU and other industrialised countries have discussed the criticality of raw materials supply. For 2013 the European Commission needs to revise its assessment and therefore is revisiting its first findings.

The aim of the conference is to exchange views on the various aspects of Criticality and Essentiality of Raw Materials under various headings – technical, commercial, financial and political. The raw materials assessed will include minerals and metals. Energy products will be covered, but only viewed as a necessary infrastructure for the extractive and downstream processing industry.  Full details of the conference, including the programme and registration information are available here