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EU-Advanced mining countries RMD event 2016 - Exchange of best practices on mining policies and technologies Published on: 25/05/2016, Last update: 26/05/2016

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Event date: 28/06 > 29/06/2016
Location: Hotel Metropole Brussels
Place de Brouckèreplein 31 - 1000 Brussels - (Belgium)
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The event 'EU-Advanced mining countries RMD event 2016 - Exchange of best practices on mining policies and technologies: challenges in the current state of the global economy' takes place on 28 and 29 June in Brussels.

This event is the follow-up of the 'EU-Advanced mining countries Raw Materials Diplomacy Dialogue'. The countries which are part of this dialogue are Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and the US.

The main topics to be addressed are:

  • challenges for the mining sector in the current state of the global economy and commodity prices (economic issues, investment, innovation, readjustments both from governments and industry, etc.)
  •  mining waste management (covering all its dimensions: safety, environment, technology, economic potential, zero waste concept, regulatory and legislative frameworks, initiatives driven by the industry, impact on the Social Licence to Operate)
  •  ongoing EU actions on international co-operation on raw materials

The event will take place in Brussels on 28 June (from 08.30 to 19.00) and on 29 June (from 09.00 to 16.30).

How to register

Attendance is free of charge.

Please fill in the registration form, save it with your name and send it to

Deadline for registration is 14 June 2016.

Practical information

The number of participants to this event is limited and participation is subject to registration and selection (in case the maximum number is achieved). We advise you not to make any travelling or accommodation arrangements before you receive the confirmation of your registration.

The European Commission will not cover travel and accommodation expenses for participation in this conference. Coffee breaks, a lunch and a networking cocktail will be provided to all participants.

The organisation of the event has been assigned to a contractor who will manage the practical aspects of the organisation of the event.


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