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AIMS 2010: No minerals – no future!

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Nobody denies that the world will continue to need minerals in the future. But are we prepared to secure tomorrows supply with critical raw materials? Which minerals will be needed, what will be their long-term demand and where are the deposits to accommodate these requirements?
Questions that will be discussed at the third international Symposium “Mineral Resources and Mine Development” within the scope of the conference series “Aachen International Mining Symposia”. Organized by the Institute of Mining Engineering I, RWTH Aachen University, in cooperation with the RAG Deutsche Steinkohle and the European Association of Mining Industries (Euromines) it is sponsored by European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR), Becker Mining Systems AG, Hilti and Sandvik. About 50 experts from Europe, Australia, Canada, India, Japan and the United States, representatives of European Ministries and Geological Services as well as CEOs from international companies are invited to present their point of view to around 400 participants. At a plenary session the European Technology Platform on Sustainable Mineral Resources (ETP SMR) will provide an interesting insight into the EU Commision´s Raw Materials Initiative (RMI).
As sustainable management of mineral resources starts with the state-of-the-art extraction of raw materials, presentations at the Symposium also focus on practical issues such as the physical development of mining projects covering modern production methods as well as preparatory and supporting issues .
Against the background of the imperial city of Aachen both the show at the venue and the themed Dinner Party will offer ample opportunity to get in contact with customers and colleagues.
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