Raw Materials Summit 2024 Programme

Europe's leading raw materials event
Three days of outstanding insights and unmissable networking opportunities
May 14th
May 15th
May 16th
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Riverside
Opening Night Networking Drinks Reception
9:00am - 9:15am
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 09:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Welcome and Introduction TBC Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/welcome-and-introduction Europe/Brussels public
Welcome and Introduction
Moderated by
David Rose
European Commission Executive Vice-President
European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth
CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
9:15am - 10:00am
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 09:15:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Critical Raw Materials Act – Policy Meets Industry This high-level panel brings together policymakers, industry leaders, banking professionals, and investors for an open discussion on Europe’s investment attractiveness, focussing on the expected impact of the CRMA.Discussions will also cover the key role that the European Raw Materials Alliance can play in supporting the EU’s strategic investment pipeline to help Europe reach its net zero targets. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/critical-raw-materials-act-policy-meets-industry Europe/Brussels public
Critical Raw Materials Act – Policy Meets Industry
Moderated by
David Rose
Member of the European Parliament
CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
CEO, LKAB
+2 speaker
Director General, European Commission
Rio Tinto
10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 10:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: The Race to Achieve Energy Security Power sectors worldwide are undergoing a dramatic transformation and are on track to double renewable energy capacity by the end of the decade. This panel discussion will explore the complex supply challenges and cross-industry competition associated with this significant shift and outline strategies for sourcing the needed volumes of raw materials. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/race-achieve-energy-security Europe/Brussels public
The Race to Achieve Energy Security
Moderated by
David Rose
Chairman & CEO, TechMet Ltd
Venture Partner, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
President for Europe, Central Asia and North Africa region at FLSmidth
+2 speaker
Director, KU Leuven Institute for Sustainable Metals and Minerals
Partner, Oxera Consulting
11:00am - 11:30am
Grand Hall
Networking Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 11:30:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Electrification Through Renewables and Nuclear This session will focus on the legal obligations arising from European climate law, which mandates a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. Industry leaders from the solar, wind, fuel cell, and nuclear sectors will share their insights on the anticipated capacity for renewable energy installation by 2030 and the volumes of Critical Raw Materials needed to achieve these goals. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/electrification-through-renewables-and-nuclear Europe/Brussels public
Electrification Through Renewables and Nuclear
Moderated by
David Rose
Policy Director, nucleareurope
Metals and Mining Analyst, BloombergNEF
CEO, WindEurope
+4 speaker
Chairwoman, Chemistry NL
Chief Science Officer, ENGIE
International Copper Association Europe (ICA Europe)
CEO, SolarPower Europe
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Riverside
Networking Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 14:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Heightening Minerals Security for Defence & Space Sovereignty At a time of intensifying regional conflicts, this panel of aerospace and defence experts will delve into the topic of raw materials’ crucial role in boosting performance and security, emphasising circular approaches and creating synergies between military and civilian sectors. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/heightening-minerals-security-defence-space-sovereignty Europe/Brussels public
Heightening Minerals Security for Defence & Space Sovereignty
Moderated by
David Rose
VP Procurement Transversal and Space Systems Commodities, Airbus
Acting Director for Industry, Synergies and Enablers, European Defence Agency
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 14:45:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Addressing the Energy Storage and Conversion Realities Meeting the critical supply-demand gap entails not only increasing supply but also championing alternative energy sources and solutions to curtail storage needs and material demand. Yet, the green transition may be slower and may rely on a more diverse set of solutions than initially thought. Global oil and gas exploration spending will increase to over US$ 22 billion in the coming years – compared with a US$ 13 billion budget for aggregate non-ferrous exploration. Nuclear still accounts for the single largest energy source in the EU (600 out of 2,400 TWh). Are the current supply-demand gap analyses for energy-related materials realistic? What will the impact of rapidly emerging technologies be? How will this change the investors’ appetite for green energy, minerals and metals?The session advocates for a comprehensive approach, that fuses increased supply with pioneering technologies, like iron-air batteries batteries and game-changing alternative solar cells, and alternative energy sources, such as natural hydrogen and geothermal, ensuring an agile response to escalating demand while fortifying energy security. Can we quantify raw material volumes to make it tangible? Who can spearhead this, and what level of investment is needed? Participants will also gain exclusive insights into ERMA's ground-breaking second Action Plan on Energy Storage and Conversion, unravelling transformative shifts in the supply-demand equation.  Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/addressing-energy-storage-and-conversion-realities Europe/Brussels public
Addressing the Energy Storage and Conversion Realities
Moderated by
David Rose
Secretary General, EuroGeoSurveys
Director General, European Aluminium
Global R&D Process Portfolio Leader, ArcelorMittal
+1 speaker
Director General, Euromines
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Hall
Networking Coffee Break
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 16:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Three nations present critical minerals investment plans In response to recent geopolitical shifts, Germany, Italy, and France are spearheading national raw materials funds, each with distinct budgets and necessitating a robust state aid framework. This session will explore the dynamic interplay between geopolitical forces, national strategies, and global partnerships and why the rest of Europe must join the race to drive their raw materials resilience. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/three-nations-present-critical-minerals-investment-plans Europe/Brussels public
Three nations present critical minerals investment plans
Moderated by
David Rose
Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy
Group CEO, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) and Co-Chair of the Global Battery Alliance
French Prime Minister's Office
+2 speaker
Director, KfW
Head of Metals and Mining EMEA, Canaccord Genuity
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-15 17:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Looking Beyond the EU’s Existing Strategic Ties The session will explore the untapped potential of new strategic alliances, expanding beyond Europe’s current partnerships to accelerate the exploration of new markets. Panellists will discuss the unprecedented potential of strategic partnerships, including those with Australia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Albania, to secure vital raw materials for Europe, emphasizing possible collaborations in innovation and education. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/looking-beyond-eus-existing-strategic-ties Europe/Brussels public
Looking Beyond the EU’s Existing Strategic Ties
Moderated by
Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, and SMEs, DG Grow
Managing Director, Saskatchewan Germany Office
President and CEO, Aldridge Minerals Inc.
Minister President’s Office-Planning and Investment Tanzania
+3 speaker
Head of Corporate Development, Eurasian Resources Group
Deputy Director General, European Commission
Principal Banker, EBRD
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Hall
Networking, Aperitifs, and CanapΓ©s.
9:00am - 10:00am
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 09:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Responsible Sourcing for the Automotive Sector Given the significant changes in the automotive industry over the past decade, the success of the electrification strategy and the race to net-zero depend on ensuring access to sustainably extracted and processed raw materials. The automotive industry worldwide has stepped up to deal with this challenge. Are the actions taken sufficient, and what are the next steps? Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/responsible-sourcing-automotive-sector Europe/Brussels public
Responsible Sourcing for the Automotive Sector
Moderated by
Douglas Bolduc, Managing Editor, Automotive News Europe
Senior Director, Transport & Environment
CEO, Talga Group
Founder and CEO, Minespider
+4 speaker
Global Chief Materials For Electrification, Stellantis
CEO, Neo Performance Materials
International Lithium Association
BMW Group
10:00am - 11:00am
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 10:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: A review of recycling strategies to achieve the CRMA’s 15% Minimum Target Prepare for an in-depth exploration of reaching the CRMA minimum target of 15% from domestic recycling by maximizing CRM recovery from WEEE, advancing Permanent Magnet recycling, and tapping into the burgeoning European Solar Panel Recycling Market. Expect a robust discussion on the urgent need to bring order to this evolving industry, given the unprecedented nature of our time. Key areas of focus will include strategies for making new recycling processes, traceability and product design integral to future recycling business models. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/review-recycling-strategies-achieve-crmas-15-minimum-target Europe/Brussels public
A review of recycling strategies to achieve the CRMA’s 15% Minimum Target
Moderated by
David Rose
Founder, Carester
Founder and CEO, JPM Silicon
General Manager at RΓΆnnskΓ€r Smelter, Boliden
+1 speaker
Director Product Areas, Stena Recycling Group
11:00am - 11:30am
Grand Hall
Networking Coffee Break
11:30am - 12:30pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 11:30:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Radical industry skills transformation must act with speed, agility and mindset shift The transition to a green economy, fueled by AI, digital innovation, and shifting demographics, necessitates a rapid overhaul of industry-specific skills. Sectors such as mining, processing and recycling urgently need continuous upskilling and reskilling to address talent shortages.  This speaker line-up will discuss redefining skill requirements, reshaping cultures, and embracing change in the raw materials sector to drive innovation. Through shared experiences and best practices, the importance of adaptability, speed, and a transformative mindset in driving industry-wide innovation will be highlighted.   Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/radical-industry-skills-transformation-must-act-speed-agility Europe/Brussels public
Radical industry skills transformation must act with speed, agility and mindset shift
Moderated by
Frank Bekaert, Senior Partner, McKinsey
Senior Partner, McKinsey
European Comission
Head of Education, EIT RawMaterials
+2 speaker
European Investment Bank
Senior Scientist, MontanuniversitΓ€t Leoben
11:45am - 12:30pm
Aquarium Room
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 11:45:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Greenland molybdenum mining project – Securing high-quality long term molybdenum supply for the EU Green Deal from a Responsible Sourcing Greenland Resources Inc. is a Canadian mining company that owns the MalmbΒ­jerg molybdenum project, a world-class Climax-type pure molybdenum mineral deposit near Tidewater in East-Central Greenland. ERMA supports the Malmbjerg project and has a recent NI 43-101 bankable feasibility study. Accordingly, it is a world-class primary molybdenum deposit featuring a Climax-type ore of high MoS2 concentration and low levels of impurities. The Malmbjerg project has the potential to cover approximately 25% of Europe’s molybdenum needs, with the potential to start production before the end of the decade. This made it ad hoc an attractive project within the EU’s Critical Raw Materials Act as part of the EU-Greenland strategic partnership. The EU represents the second largest user of molybdenum worldwide, as the metal is vital for European metallurgical and chemical industries. Despite being nearly self-sufficient in processing capacity for molybdenum concentrate and having a very sophisticated metallurgical steel industry, Europe so far has no molybdenum mining activity and entirely relies on imports of concentrates from overseas. The prospect of having a molybdenum mining site on EU-associated territory, fully compliant with responsible sourcing demands, has received strong interest for long-term offtakes from major EU industries. The presentation will present a video of the project and will detail the features of the Malmbjerg deposit and outline the mining plan developed by Greenland Resources Inc. Particular attention will be attributed to highlighting the efforts done towards sustainable mining, allowing the lowest carbon footprint and environmental impact. The downstream processing scenario, all based in Europe, will be drafted to demonstrate strategically important independence from overseas supplies. Besides the technical aspects, progress in EU financing and offtakes will be discussed. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Aquarium Room RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/greenland-molybdenum-mining-project-securing-high-quality-long Europe/Brussels public
Greenland molybdenum mining project – Securing high-quality long term molybdenum supply for the EU Green Deal from a Responsible Sourcing
Moderated by
CEO, Greenland Resources Inc
12:30pm - 2:00pm
Riverside
Networking Lunch
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 14:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: The Steel Industry’s Race to Net Zero A panel of experts will discuss the myriad of challenges that the European steel industry currently faces and assess the competitiveness of the EU Steel Industry as it contends with its global counterparts. These challenges encompass areas such as access to advanced technology, green hydrogen adoption, necessary investments to ensure global competitiveness, and striving to achieve net-zero targets. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/steel-industrys-race-net-zero Europe/Brussels public
The Steel Industry’s Race to Net Zero
Moderated by
Henrik Adam, Elected President, Eurofer
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Metalshub
Head of R&D, Primetals Technologies
General Secretary, industriAll Europe
+1 speaker
Technical Head of Governmental Affairs, ArcelorMittal Europe
2:45pm - 3:30pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 14:45:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: How the raw materials industry is solving its biggest innovation challenges Europe faces an urgent mandate to swiftly transition to clean energy technologies while driving digitalization, automation, and electrification forward. With a projected 500% surge in demand for critical raw materials by 2050, rapid innovation is imperative. This session highlights how industry leaders are addressing these challenges through open innovation strategies. Through four impactful case studies, attendees will see how new networks, collaboration with startup founders, and strong industry-university partnerships are generating tangible outcomes. These initiatives identify disruptive applications, increase student employment opportunities, and fuel ongoing R&D projects, contributing to a greener and more cost-effective industry.  Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/how-raw-materials-industry-solving-its-biggest-innovation Europe/Brussels public
How the raw materials industry is solving its biggest innovation challenges
Moderated by
Director Corporate Venture, SQM
Head of Education, EIT RawMaterials
CEO, TapojΓ€rvi
+1 speaker
Global Chief Materials For Electrification, Stellantis
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Grand Hall
Networking Coffee Break
4:00pm - 4:45pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 16:00:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: EU-Africa Mineral Collaboration Spotlight Diversifying their mineral value chains is a key development goal for many African nations. Top strategists, policymakers, and industry leaders from Europe and Africa will discuss forging strategic partnerships and how Europe can contribute expertise while diversifying its mineral supply chains. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/eu-africa-mineral-collaboration-spotlight Europe/Brussels public
EU-Africa Mineral Collaboration Spotlight
Moderated by
David Rose
Deputy Head of Unit, DG INTPA, European Commission
French Geological Survey
African Development Bank
+1 speaker
Executive Director, CSR Europe
4:45pm - 5:30pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 16:45:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Reputation Management and Mineral Transparency This session will explore the importance of sustainability and ethical considerations in the raw materials sector and the challenges of tracking production conditions across complex supply chains. Experts will examine the potential of mineral traceability to transform industries and change the perception of the industry’s harmful impact by disclosing information on production conditions for materials in everything from solar panels to electric vehicles. Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/reputation-management-and-mineral-transparency Europe/Brussels public
Reputation Management and Mineral Transparency
Moderated by
David Rose
Director of Investment & Development, Luma Holding Ltd
Senior Manager, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM)
CEO, TDI Sustainability
+1 speaker
CLEPA
5:30pm - 5:40pm
Auditorium
Add to Calendar 2024-05-16 17:30:00 Europe's Leading Raw Materials Event: Closing Remarks Q&A with EIT RawMaterials CEO and Managing Director, Bernd SchΓ€fer Rue Bara straat 1751070, Brussels, Belgium, The Egg Conference Centre, Auditorium RAW MATERIALS http://eitrmsummit.com/europes-leading-raw-materials-event/closing-remarks Europe/Brussels public
Closing Remarks
Moderated by
David Rose
CEO and Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials
5:40pm - 8:00pm
Grand Hall
Networking, Aperitifs and CanapΓ©s