7 November 2017 | Bruxelles, Belgium

This conference shall deliver insights on how can global governance of raw materials contribute to Sustainable Development Goals and how can the SDGs motivate growth and innovation in responsible mining and stimulate sustainable sourcing of raw materials. The event is the third in a series of Advanced Mining Countries conference series organized by the EU.

The conference will take place at the Hotel LE PLAZA, Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

  • Conference participants are responsible for their own accommodation booking, except for funded Speakers. Please wait until you receive your registration confirmation email before proceeding with any travel or accommodation arrangements.
  • The official languages of the conference will be the English, the Spanish and the Portuguese.
  • The number of places at the conference is limited so we invite you to register at your earliest convenience. The deadline for registrations is 20th October 2017.
  • Please note, that by registering for this event you authorize the organizers and their contractors to make free use of the documents portraying your image, with a view to their conservation and distribution for any publicity that the European Commission deems appropriate, without any limitations of space or time. For further information please read the specifications of the privacy statement.

What can you expect from this one day conference?

09:00 17:00 Plenary Sessions

17:20 – 19:00 Matchmaking Session

Take the chance and manage up to 5 meetings of 20 min to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings

Venue & Location

Le Plaza Hotel

Boulevard Adolphe Max 118-126 1000 Bruxelles


For further information about this brokerage event please contact:



Please find below a list of recommended hotels within close vicinity to the venue.

1. Hotel Hilton Brussels Grand Place ****
Carrefour de l'Europe, 3, 1000 Brussels
Tel: + 32 2-5484211

 2. Hotel Bedford ****
Rue de Midi 135, 1000 Brussels
Tel: + 32 2 507 00 00

3. Thon Hotel Brussels City Center ****

Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Brussels
Tel: + 32 2 205 15 11

4. Hotel Hilton Brussels City ****
Place Charles Rogier 20, 1000 Brussels
Tel: + 32 02 203 31 25

How does the Matchmaking work?

A matchmaking event is a quick and easy way to meet potential cooperation partners to judge a possible future collaboration. People meet and greet at high speed.  20 minutes are usually enough to build connections, then the bell rings and the next meeting starts.

1. Registration | 2nd October to 20th October

During the registration you can indicate if and when you are available for bilateral meetings. This determines up to how many meetings you can manage later on.

2. Set up a profile

Next you create your own cooperation profile. The profile should describe what kind of technology, product, partnership, investment, expertise, etc. you are offering or looking for. The better the quality of your profile the more and qualified meeting requests you can expect and the higher the chance that the meetings will have an impact. Your profile will be visible on the event website to other participants and visitors.

3. Request meetings | 23th October onwards

Browse the other participants send meetings requests to those companies you would like to meet at the event. Meeting requests that are accepted are scheduled on fixed time-slots and tables prior to the event.

4. Build connections at the event | 7th November

A few days prior to the event you will receive an email with your meetings schedule showing who you will meet, what time, and the table number where the meeting will take place. You schedule will also be printed at the site.