Programme

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14:30 – 14:50 / INTRODUCTION (7 min. each)

  • Mr. Pietro De Lotto, President of CCMI, EESC member
  • Ms. Hilde Van Laere, CCMI delegate and co-rapporteur

14:50 – 16:00 / PANEL 1 – BLOCKCHAIN IN MINING IN PRACTICE

Moderator: Ms. Hilde Van Laere (10 min. for each intervention)

Video: Minespider:  Blockchain technology in the mining industry, how does it work? (3min18)

Video: How blockchain technology amplifies mining industry efficiency - Blockchain Pulse: IBM Blockchain Blog (2min16)

Video: This start-up is attempting to digitize the gold supply chain (2min25)

  • Mr. Nathan Williams, CEO, Minespider (Germany): Responsible Mineral Tracking
  • Ms. Maria Suner Fleming, CEO, Swedish mining organization: The Tracement Project
  • Mr. Geir Vollsaeter, IndustriAll Norway: Block Chain is no silver bullet
  • Ms. Tanya Matveeva, geologist, independent consultant Kamni Chain Ltd.: Blockchain technology for various areas of mining industry
  • Mr. Vitor Correia, Secretary General International Raw Materials Observatory (NGO): Dynamics of responsible sourcing

16:00 – 16:20 / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

16:20 – 16:40 / BREAK

16:40 -17:20 / PANEL 2 –THE INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH

Moderator: Mr. Dumitru Fornea, EESC member (10 min. for each intervention)

Video: Trade in Raw Materials (2min52)

  • Mr. Peter Handley, European Commission, DG GROW: Due diligence, what role for EU Regulation?
  • Ms. Lyubomira Nesheva, European Commission, DG TRADE: Responsible Trading strategy / Conflicting Minerals regulations
  • Mr. Guus Houttin, European External Action Service (EEAS): The blockchain technology, the future for the mining industries in third world countries
  • Mr. Rashad Abelson, legal expert in supply chain due diligence, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): Is there a role for blockchain in responsible supply chains?

17:20 – 17:40 / QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

17:40 – 18:00 / SUMMARY

  • Ms. Hilde Van Laere
  • Mr. Pietro De Lotto