Mon, 2014-03-24 00:00

Euromines President presents Euromines visions on the 4th Mineral Resources Conference in Athens

The 4th International Conference on Mineral Resources took place at Athens Hilton Hotel on 20 March 2014. The conference was a great success with more than 20 high profile speakers from Greece and abroad. Among the keynote speakers were:

  • Mattia Pellegrini, Head of Unit, Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals & Forest-based industries, European Commission
  • Mark Rachovides, President, Euromines
  • Eleftherios Fedros, President, Greek Mining Enterprises Association
  • Harry Anagnostaras-Adams, Chairman, Kefi Minerals plc & former Deputy Chairman, Australian Gold Council
  • Seppo Maula, Former Mayor of Kittila, Finland

In his presentation Mr. Rachovides introduced a new initiative of the European Commission the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (”EIP”) where special attention will be given to promoting the full and proper implementation of existing legislation to increasing the exchange of best practices related to the implementation of Environmental and Minerals Policies in Member States, particularly in  land use, mining waste, and the sustainable management of resources.

 “New EU policy initiatives deserve our participation and support. We must be part of shaping their outcomes. Innovation, research and resource efficiency are themes at the core of what we do. We are long-term investors, creating jobs and skills and paying taxes, often in the regions of Europe that need them most” highlighted Mr. Rachovides in his presentation.

In the audience we could see most key stakeholders and policy makers of the mineral resources and raw materials market.

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