Event Date/Time: Jan 25, 2011
End Date/Time: Jan 26, 2011
The European Metals & Mining Industry generated total revenue of USD 407.6 billion and is increasing @ 13% pa. Sweden, Poland, Spain and Russia are the largest mining-countries in Europe. Base metals and gold are produced in Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Sweden and Finland. Scandinavian countries are underexploited and are very rich in mineral resources. Several foreign investors are active especially in Norway, exploring for gold, base metals and diamonds. Both, the EU and local governments have realized that mining can be their prime source of driving the economy therefore they have been taking various initiatives in promoting mining as a major activity in the region.
This forum will present a common platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the mining industry in Europe and Scandinavia with perspectives from industry leaders and the government.