Online Conference: Critical Minerals & The UK’s Green Industrial Revolution

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Online Conference: Critical Minerals & The UK’s Green Industrial Revolution | Live Streamed from The Geological Society of London

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Critical minerals are the building blocks of the Green Industrial Revolution, without them, we cannot manufacture wind turbines, solar panels, electric vehicles, or our phones which we cannot live without.

So what is the UK doing about securing responsible supply chains of critical minerals? Where are these minerals and metals coming from? What impact are they having on the environment and local communities?

This event aims to explain the importance of critical minerals in society, how value can be added through responsible sourcing and how realistic achieving net-zero truly is.

We invite industry, from early exploration through to manufacturers and recyclers, government officals, and policymakers to join us on 30th November for a series of presentations and panel discussions on one of the most pressing issues facing the UK.

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Tickets have been split up to ensure flexibilty - please select an option that best reflects your availibility.

This event has been kindly sponsored by Pensana, Mkango Resources, HyProMag, and SRK Resources.


10:00 - 17:30 | Live Streamed Conference | Geological Society of London, Burlington House

10:30 | Welcome Session - Why are Critical Minerals so 'Critical'?

  • Mike Armitage, Corporate Consultant, SRK
  • Jeff Townsend, Founder, CMA
  • TBA

11:00 | Breakfast Chat with UK Government - How Can UK Gov Support the Sector?

  • Jeff Townsend, Founder, CMA [Moderator]
  • Alexander Stafford, MP
  • Will Drury, Innovate UK
  • Edmund Ward, BEIS
  • Ros Lund, DIT

11:45 | Coffee Break

12:00 | How Do Critical Minerals Supply Chains Work? | Geological Overview

  • Dr Hannah Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Exploration and Mining Geology, Camborne School of Mines
  • Dr Robin Shail, Senior Lecturer in Geology, Camborne School of Mines
  • Ed Loye, Managing Director, E-Tech Resources

12:30 |How Do Critical Minerals Supply Chains Work? | Global Supply Chains

  • TBA
  • TBA

13:00 | Responsible Sourcing of Critical Minerals

  • Sarah Gordon, CEO & Founder, Satarla
  • Fiona Cessford, Corporate Consultant, SRK

13:30 | Lunch Break

14:15 | UK Domestic Mining - Where Mining Made a Difference

  • Paul Lusty, Team Leader - Ore Deposits & Commodities, BGS
  • Lucy Crane, Senior Geologist, Cornish Lithium
  • Richard Williams, CEO, Cornish Metals
  • Jeff Harrison, Cornwall Resources
  • Mike Armitage, Corporate Consultant, SRK
  • Max Denning, CEO & Director, Tungsten West
  • Brett Grist, Exploration Manager, Cornwall Resources
  • Jeremy Wrathall, CEO, Cornish Lithium

15:45 | Tea Break

16:15 | What the UK has to Offer - Midstream & Recycling

  • Simon Gardner-Bond, CTO, TechMet
  • Paul Atherley, Director, Pensana
  • Ian Higgins, Managing Director, Less Common Metals

17:00 | Achieving Net-Zero - How Realistic is It?

  • Prof Frances Wall, Camborne School of Mines
  • Robert Pell, Founder, Minviro
  • TBA

17:25 | Closing Statement

  • Mike Armitage, Honorary Chair, CMA

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