Preliminary Convention and Trade Show Programme

10th April 2018

8:00 – 13:00 Registration of participants

10:00 – 13:00 Official Trade Show Opening

  • The exhibition space will be opened by Commissioner or the Parliament President and the Ambassadors.
  • A tour of the exhibition will allow for short introductions and potentially a press event.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Plenary session – Project Reports

  • Political addresses on the future cooperation (economic, environmental, social and innovation)
  • Report on the projects findings: the seven country reports and investment opportunities

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Plenary session – Project Reports‘ feedback

  • Report on the projects findings: the platform and the network, the funding tools and opportunities, investment opportunities and cooperation possibilities identified.
  • Feedback from LA partners on the project.

20:00   Possibly: Official ceremony of signing agreement + reception


11th April 2018

9:00 – 10:30 Plenary session – The investment and trade potential

  • Non-energy extractive projects (exploration and/or extraction and/or processing), investment opportunities

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Plenary session – EU and LA providers for the non-energy extractive industry

  • The machinery and technology, laboratory equipment providers
  • The providers of other services for the non-energy extractive industry

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Plenary session – Environmental Management

Best practices in environmental management, such as but not limited to

  • Land use planning and non-energy extractive projects (exploration and/or extraction and/or
  • processing),
  • Geological surveys activities,
  • Space based data and services (Copernicus based),

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Session 1

  • Water management
  • Waste management and rehabilitation
  • Land-planning and access to resources

20:00 Evening Reception (to be discussed)


12th April 2018

9:00 – 10:30 Workshop Session 2

  • RTD and innovation
  • Health and safety
  • TBA

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Workshop Session 3

  • Business & Investment opportunities
  • CSR and social acceptance
  • National mineral policies and economic growth and responsible sourcing and resource management

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Plenary session and conclusions for the way forward

  • Enabling Innovation – Reports from academia activities, geological surveys activities, R&D&I projects, space based data and services (Copernicus based)
  • Concluding remarks

16:00 End of the event

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