A conference on metal by-product recovery was hosted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH), with support from ICF Mostra. Held 12 and 13 November in Brussels, the conference brought together leading raw materials researchers, entrepreneurs and policy makers from around the world.
ICF Mostra organised the event from start to finish, including assisting with speaker and participant registration and on-site coordination at Thon EU Hotel. Participants could profit not only from the speakers’ expertise during their presentation, but also engage in the debate during the Q&A sessions. There were additional opportunities to exchange information such as presenting a poster during the cocktail reception or making a short statement during H2020 session.
Stakeholder relations, also managed by ICF Mostra, were especially important, as participants came from Europe, Japan, Chile, the USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa. In addition, our teams were in charge of graphic products design and production, including the conference handouts and a book of speakers’ and posters’ abstracts which was prepared, edited and produced by our teams.
Although this conference caters to a highly specialised audience, the topic of scarce or critical metals and metal by-products plays a fundamental role in our lives. Effective collection and processing of these materials is vital for innovations in high-tech sectors such as renewable energy, telecommunications, information technology or the defence industry. The conference aims to promote cooperation in research and innovation.