Europe – From Mine to Market
September 28 - September 29
The MMTA is delighted to introduce this unique event in partnership with GKZ.
The event will take part at the impressive Taschenbergpalais in the beautifully restored old town of Dresden.
The day’s presentations will explore the concept and challenges of a European industry from mine to market within the context of a global supply chain in a changing world.
This will be followed by an idyllic evening dinner cruise on the River Elbe in a traditional steam paddle boat.
On Friday 29th, there is also a not-to-be-missed opportunity to visit Zinnkammern Visitor Mine, Pöhla (numbers for the mine visit are strictly limited and will be on a first-come-first-served basis, for registered delegates only.)
The event combines:
A unique perspective on the European mining and metals industry;
An opportunity to position European metals resources and know-how within a global context;
Extensive networking in a first-class environment.
Event Cost (includes boat and dinner):
MMTA/GKZ/VDM Members: €210
Mine Visit: €25 (for registered delegates only)
For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel: A special delegate rate of EUR195 (+ tax) has been negotiated for the event. To take advantage of this rate, please contact the hotel direct, and quote GKZ before booking.
DRAFT PROGRAMME – subject to change
Thursday 28th September
10:30: Registration & refreshments on arrival
11:30: Welcome MMTA, GKZ
11.40: Forum Open—Is there a Mining & Production Exit from Europe (a ‘Prexit’)? Speaker TBC: DG GROW: Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission.
12.00: Key note: Minor metals in mining and markets – the future has just begun Who are the future mining leaders, where are the future markets, what are the technology trends, what is the costumer behaviour affecting product developments, how important will minor metals become politically? Speaker: John Meyer, SP Angel
THE UPSTREAM PICTURE
12:30: Indium: for smart technologies from smart extraction Europe’s hidden champions: The Tellerhäuser Indium mining project. Speaker: Dr Marco Roscher, Managing Director Saxore, Freiberg
13:00: Europe’s contribution to minor metals mining The FAME Project – valorisation of domestic CRMs through flexible and modular processing. Speaker: Dr Chris Broadbent, Director Wardell Armstrong International
13:30: Networking Lunch, followed by “Kaffee und Kuchen”
15:00: SOS Metallurgy – Save our Smelters Maintaining European metallurgy know-how and how to integrate metallurgy into sustainable primary and secondary raw material industry. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Markus Reuter, Director Helmholtz Centre for Resource Technology, Freiberg
15:30: Supply & demand in a global market Best practise insights of a global manufacturer in securing supply in a changing global market, as well as supplying to global markets. Speaker: Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director Metals Business Unit, Indium Corporation
16:00: When minor metals become major Current product and technology developments which best reflect the changing demand for minor metals raw material supply. Speaker: TBC
16:30: Milestones in metallurgy—past, present and future Examining past metals usage to offer a vision for the future uses of metallurgy, if we nurture these skills and allow research and development to flourish. Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ernst Pernicka, Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie GmbH, University of Heidelberg
17:00: Forum Close—An outlook on European research and coordinated support actions post Horizon 2020. Speaker TBC: DG GROW: Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission.
18:00: Dinner on board the traditional Elbe paddle steamboat ‘Krippen’ touring the Elbe Valley up to Saxon Switzerland.
21:30: Disembark ‘Krippen’ back in Dresden centre.
Friday 29th September
Visit of Zinnkammern Visitor Mine, Pöhla
08:00: Coach departs from Taschenbergpalais
10:00: Visit of Zinnkammern Visitor Mine, Pöhla
12:30: Miners’ lunch at site and networking
14:00: Coach back to Dresden
16:00: Arrive Dresden Taschenbergpalais