As the new EU Conflict Minerals Regulation enters into force in January 2021, for all imports of these minerals due diligence should confirm their responsible sourcing. What does it mean and how does it work? Who in the supply chain needs to be involved? Who is responsible for checking compliance? How are the companies working toward the 2021 deadline?

28 Nov 2017

9.00 - 10.00

The Brussels Press Club
Rue Froissart 95
1040 Brussels

Over the past few years the EU has set high standards for the transparent and responsible sourcing of minerals, particularly for tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold – minerals that have sometimes financed armed conflicts or led to human rights abuse.

In a one and a half hour panel debate, we bring together upstream and downstream actors in the value chain, as well as policy makers, to share ideas, best practices and workable solutions.


  • Michal Spiechowicz Policy Officer Raw Materials and Resources Efficiency, DG GROW
  • Dr. Egbert LoxSenior Vice President Government Affairs, Umicore & Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Sylvie Feindt Director Sustainability Policy, DIGITALEUROPE
  • Nathan WilliamsCEO and founder of Minespider and founding member of BetterChain

Moderated by Dr. Adriana Jalba, Director of Chemicals Practice at Cambre Associates

We look forward to welcoming you with coffee and croissants!

In media partnership with Chemycal