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June 2017

June 5, 2017 - June 6, 2017
Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13
Helsinki, Finland

Presenting the world’s best circular economy solutions This ground-breaking event presents the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathers together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field. Be at the epicentre of circular economy with 1,500 key people at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland, on 5-7 June 2017. Why should you come to WCEF 2017? Come and share experiences and select the best solutions that allow businesses to gain a competitive advantage, create more value and generate…

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October 2017

October 24, 2017 - October 25, 2017
Centre International de Conferences (CICG), Rue de Varembé 17
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
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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 - June 25
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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