BRGM is participating in the Raw Materials Summit, the first European conference in the raw materials sector, to be held in Brussels from 15 to 17 May 2023.

Combining science, technology and innovation in the raw materials sector for the green energy transition

The 5th edition of the Raw Materials Summit will take place at The Egg, Brussels, Belgium, from 15 to 17 May 2023, bringing together leading players from the international raw materials industry, among whom are innovators, educators, researchers, European Commission officials, NGOs, etc.

This annual event attracts more than 80 speakers and hundreds of participants from organisations that are building a sustainable and secure raw materials sector to enable the dual green and digital transition to be achieved by 2050.

It will feature key discussions on major innovations, policy initiatives, challenges and opportunities facing the raw materials sector.

The task of building a secure supply of raw materials to enable the transition to a carbon-neutral economy and to strengthen Europe's strategic autonomy and global competitiveness is increasingly high on the EU's strategic and economic agenda. 

The Raw Materials Summit is being organised by EIT RawMaterials, the world's largest raw materials consortium.

BRGM presentations

Christophe Poinssot, Deputy Director General of BRGM, will take part in the "Mapping future supply demands" round table discussion - Tuesday 16 May 2023, 10:00-11:00

Listen to leading academics, statisticians, business leaders and European geological survey experts debate and calculate the amounts of minerals needed to meet Green Deal targets and to prepare for unexpected supply disruptions. With raw materials markets opening and others closing, understanding Europe’s true mineral potential, along with the skyrocketing industry-by-industry demands, this panel lays out the most important factors at play. Given the exponential increase in the need for raw materials, how will Europe meet the demand for them in all value chains?

Patrick d'Hugues, BRGM Director of the "Mineral Resources and Circular Economy" scientific programme, will chair the round table discussion on "Europe's supply chain potential - Lithium case study" - Tuesday 16 May 2023, 14:00-14:45

This session will demonstrate Europe's immense potential for resources and innovative know-how. A leading panel will examine the Lithium sector and how conditions for reaching social acceptance enable mining and raw materials extraction practices and refining to be achieved responsibly.  Speakers will be interviewed on this great resource and innovation example and how it can be leveraged further.

Practical information

Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 May 2023

Rue Bara straat 175, 1070 Brussels - Belgium

Registration required