First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Meeting the future demand for materials in a sustainable way will be the focus of this year’s RWTH Aachen University
’s Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry conference. The organisers have just announced the programme for the three day event at is to be held in Aachen, Germany from 14 to 17 June 2011.
According to the university, as the mining industry worldwide recovers from the economic crisis, the question of how the industry will meet the demands of the triple bottom line are in focus more than ever. The challenges and the opportunities for the stakeholders in the process of sustainable development gain an ever increasing importance in society, which is the main driver for the focus of the symposium.
“Given the necessity of an economic and resource efficient raw materials extraction on the one hand and its impacts on society and environment on the other hand, the Fifth International Conference “Sustainable Development in the Minerals Industry” (SDIMI) within the scope of the conference series “Aachen International Mining Symposia” (AIMS) will deal with the latest developments in this area and show the road ahead,” said the organisers.
RWTH Aachen University will be hosting the event and will be supported by Virginia Tech University and the Technical University of Crete.
“About 100 presentations will showcase of a unique combination of hands-on industrial experience, institutional aspects and research developments in the field of sustainable development in the Minerals Industry,” explained the organisers. “High-ranking representatives and experts from international companies, governmental institutions, geological services and research institutions from Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, India, Japan and the United States will present their experience and points of view during the event.”
More details can be found at www.aims.rwth-aachen.de