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November 2017

Raw Materials Roundtable

International Roundtable on Raw Materials Cooperation

November 8, 2017 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Hotel Metropole, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118 – 126
Brussels, Belgium
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The International Raw Materials Observatory and the FORAM project organise a roundtable on international cooperation on raw materials “catalyzing shared prosperity” in Brussels, on 8 November. This Raw Materials Roundtable will be held during the European Commission’s Raw Materials Week. The continuing rise in global population and living standards is increasing global demand for energy and raw materials, with consequent requirements for a broader and more diversified range of primary and secondary raw materials. This aspect, combined with the transition to renewable…

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June 2018

June 16, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Vancouver Convention Center, 999 Canada Pl
Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1 Canada
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June 27, 2018
Centre Prouvé, 1 place de la République, CS 60663
Nancy, France

The FORAM pilot event on raw materials governance marks an important deliverable and milestone of the EU-funded project that is developing a platform of international experts and stakeholders that will help to formulate recommendations on how to improve international cooperation on raw materials and investments worldwide. FORAM stands for “World Forum on Raw Materials” and will result in recommendations for either setting up a new initiative or for improving existing initiatives. The objective of FORAM is to improve international resource transparency…

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October 2018

October 25, 2018
Empa-Akademie, Dübendorf, Überlandstrasse 129
Dübendorf, 8600 Switzerland
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February 2019

February 24, 2019 - February 27, 2019
Flanders Meeting & Convention Center Antwerp, Koningin Astridplein 20
Antwerp, 2018 Belgium

24-27 February 2019 • Antwerp, Belgium The next edition of the World Resources Forum will take place in Antwerp (Belgium) from 24 – 27 February 2019. WRF 2019 will be organised with the Public Waste Agency of Flanders (OVAM). OVAM is the principal authority in the Flanders Region of Belgium for sustainable management of waste, materials and soils and has published its first conference announcement WRF 2019 today. The conference will be organised in close cooperation with international partners such…

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May 2019

May 21, 2019 @ 14:30 - 17:00
hotel radisson blu berlin, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 3
Berlin, 10178 Germany

The project Towards a World Forum on Raw Materials (FORAM) (2016-2018) has set up a global platform of international experts and stakeholders that aims at strengthening international cooperation among G20 Member countries as well as other third countries active in the extraction, processing and recycling of mineral raw materials. The project supports the implementation of the Raw Materials Initiative and the Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials. Together with its Advisory Board and the established…

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October 2019

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
Centre International de Conferences (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland

Geneva, October 23-24, 2019. “Anchoring Natural Resources and Raw Materials Management for Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production” is the leading theme of WRF2019, to be held in Geneva, October 23-24, 2019. The format will have all elements of the successful multi-stakeholder “WRF flagship” dialogue, as developed since 2011: 2 days with a mix of plenary sessions and co-created workshops with conference partners, resulting in a conference summary or statement, scientific sessions, and plenary discussions for business, policy-makers, and regional partners.…

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June 2020

June 23, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Accra International Conference Center, Castel Road
Accra, Ghana

The next WRF will take place in Accra, Ghana. Please visit our conference website ( for more information. Originally scheduled for June 23-25, 2020, the conference has been rescheduled to 2021 (precise date to be announced) in a response to the coronavirus pandemic. WRF 2020 Ghana is jointly organized by the World Resources Forum and the Ghana Ministry for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

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March 2021

March 4, 2021 - March 5, 2021

On 4 and 5 March 2021, the Austrian National Resource Forum will take place for the fourth time – this time as an online event and under the theme “New start into a resource-saving future or back to the past?” The last few months have been marked economically and socially by the Corona pandemic. All hopes are pinned on overcoming the pandemic and its consequences for society and the economy in 2021. At the same time, we must not forget…

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October 2021

October 12, 2021 - October 14, 2021

In 2020, Ghana and Switzerland announced the first World Resources Forum to be held on African soil, which unfortunately had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are excited to communicate the re-launch of this initiative with an innovative format. For three days, participants from all over the world will have the opportunity to meet in an online conference setting, while African and European stakeholders will meet physically in smaller regional hubs in Accra, Ghana and Zurich, Switzerland.…

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