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CECE Mining joins Europe's top raw materials event of the year

CECE Mining joins Europe's top raw materials event of the year
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CECE Mining joins Europe's top raw materials event of the year

IMAGE SOURCE: CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment

On 15th and 16th May CECE Mining participated to the Raw Material Summit 2024, one of Europe’s leading conferences on the raw materials sector organized by EIT Raw Materials.

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CECE was confirmed as the media partner of the Summit as a recognition of its role in representing mining equipment and technology industry, a key part of the mining industry and raw materials value chain.

The Summit brought together the European and international raw materials community for an intense two days of panel debates, discussions about European strategy on raw materials and networking.

The conference registered a record attendance, with more than 1.000 participants representing policymakers, mining companies, investors, industry federations, start-ups and academia.

Some of the highlights of the program included the interview to European Commission, Executive Vice President, Maroš Šefčovič who highlighted how the path to carbon neutrality should be driven by re-industrialization and suggested a holistic approach to the topic of critical raw materials supply that takes into account regulatory, financing, demand and environmental aspects all together.

Koen Doens, Director General at DG INTPA, European Commission, shared the latest updates on the strategy to turn agreements signed with partner countries as part of the Raw Materials Diplomacy strategy into concrete actions on the ground. Some examples he made are development of local value chains for mineral processing and refining, as well as investments in infrastructure, education and training facilities.

On day one representatives of the mining industry from LKAB and Euromines, stressed on the importance of a rapid and efficient implementation of the Critical Raw Materials Act by the European Commission and Member States.

Finally, during three separate panels automotive, steel and energy sectors debated about the challenges in building sustainable value chains and achieving net zero. One common challenge faced by all three sectors is the building of demand for products manufactured respecting ESG standards.

CECE Mining team thoroughly enjoyed the Summit and is convinced that the quality of the program and speakers, the diversity of stakeholders present at the conference contributed to making it one of the most relevant raw materials event in the European agenda.

Source: CECE - Committee for European Construction Equipment