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7th annual High Level Conference of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw MaterialsWednesday 20 November 2019

“Resource security for value chains”

08.00-09.00

Registration and welcome coffee

09.00-11.00

High Level Panel: Resource security for value chains – Moderated by Mr Peter Handley, Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW, EC

Welcome by Mr Timo Pesonen, Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, DG GROW, EC

Welcome by Finnish Presidency: Under-Secretary of State, Mr Petri Peltonen

Panel discussion:
Ms Charlina Vitcheva, Acting Director-General, Joint Research Centre, EC - tbc
Mr Zdeněk Venera, President of EuroGeoSurveys, Director General of Czech Geological Survey
Mr Jan Mostrom, President and CEO of LKAB
Ms Ligia Noronha, Director, Economy Division, UNEP
Ms Marie-Axelle Gautier, Vice President Public Affairs, ERAMET, France

11.00-11.30

Networking coffee break

11.30-13.00

Session I: Draft Masterplan for a competitive transformation of EU energy Intensive Industries enabling a climate neutral, circular economy - chaired by Mr Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, EC

Mr Axel Eggert, Director General of Eurofer
Ms Marian Hopman, Programme Manager Sustainable Industry, Department of Top sectors and Industrial Policy, at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, The Netherlands
Ms Rachel Ward, Head of Policy, Institutional Investment Group on Climate Change (IIGCC)
Mr Pierre Joris, Chairman of A.SPIRE

Interactive Session – Q&A

13.00-14.00

Buffet networking lunch

14.00-15.30

Session II: Raw Materials for strategic sectors - chaired by Mr Alain Alexis, Head of Unit, Defence, DG GROW, EC

Mr Paul Anciaux - Policy Officer Defence Industry, DG GROW, EC
Mr Peter Buchholz, Head of DERA, German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
Ms Corina Hebestreit, Director of Euromines
Ms Marta Iglesias-Émbil, Responsible for Sustainable Materials and Ecoinnovation, SEAT

Interactive Session – Q&A

15.30-16.00

Networking coffee break

16.00-17.30

Session III: Supply chain transparency – chaired by Mr Peter Handley, Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW

Ms Malwina Nowakowska-Ketterle, Deputy Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW, EC
Ms Patrizia Gatti Gregori, Head of Environmental Performance Department at SNCF RESEAU
Ms Mathilde Mesnard, Deputy Director for Financial and Enterprise Affairs of the OECD
Ms Emma Nehrenheim, Northvolt

Interactive Session – Q&A

17.30 – 17.40

Closing remarks by Mr Peter Handley, Head of Unit, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials, DG GROW, EC