MetalMiner(TM) is pleased to co-chair a conference scheduled to take place in Washington DC October 20-22. The conference will provide supply chain, purchasing and sourcing professionals a definitive assessment of the growing risks of Rare Earth Elements, Minor Metals, Lithium and Platinum Group Metals, as well as offer best risk mitigation practices and innovative strategies.
Thousands of electronics, aerospace, military, automotive, cleantech and renewable energy technologies rely on a range of specialty metals for which there is often no substitute. The supply of many such metalsRare Earth, Minor Metals, Platinum Group, and Lithiumare in many cases at risk.Ã‚Â The challenge of at risk specialty metals is turning into a hot-button topic in 2009 for metal sourcing and engineering professionals. The topic is drawing the attention of the US Department of Defense and Congress, and has received major media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, The New York Times and Forbes.
The conference includes Keynote Speakers Andrew May from the DOD and Anthony Lipmann, former Executive Director of the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA), Ivan Herring, former Senior Sourcing Expert at GM, as well as over 40 representatives from various companies including GE, Corning, the Cobalt Development Institute and many other internationally recognized resource and procurement experts. Managing Supply Chain Risks for Critical & Strategic Metals Summit will be the first event to exclusively address the building challenges around the supply of technology and cleantech metals.
The Summit will be held at the Holiday Inn Georgetown in Washington DC on October 20-22, 2009.
MetalMiner is pleased to offer a 50% discount. Just enter: 098909 in the discount code section as you register.
If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact Sarah Niss (of Infocast)Ã‚Â at 818-888-4444 ext 23. Or drop us a line at lreisman (at) aptiumglobal (dot) com.