SGT organised the 3rd International Mining Conference in Athens. The conference took place on March 20th 2013, at the Grande Bretagne Hotel, in Athens.
Greece is considered to have abundant resources of minerals and thus becomes an important European country on this filed. The Mineral Resources in Greece can contribute significantly to the development of the ailing Greek economy. Awareness should be raised concerning the benefits arising from the exploitation of natural resources, as well as the importance of practicing environmentally friendly methods to do so, leading to positive results in the exploitation of minerals in Greece.
The conference themes were:
- The potential of the mining sector to foreign investors.
- Update on EU polices. Eu strategy to foster a sustainable supply of raw materials.
- The mining potential in Greece. A major contributor to the economic development.
- The development of natural resources. The Australian example.
- The Canadian example. Social responsibility and sustainable development.
- How to evolve mining without conflict with the local societies.
You can see and download the presentations of the forum here:
Makis Papageorgiou, Deputy Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate
Yiannis Maniatis, Member of the Parliament, former Deputy Minister of Energy
Maria Spiliopoulou-Kaparia, Deputy Head of Unit, Raw Materials, Metals, Minerals & Forest based Industries, European Commission
Mark Rachovides, President, Euromines
Dr. Marios Leonardos, Director, Directorate for Mines, Public Power Corporation
Constantinos Salonikis, CEO & General Manager, Thrace Minerals
George Markopoulos, General Manager, Thracean Gold Mining
Athanasios Kefalas, General Manager for South Europe, S&B Industrial Minerals
Iain Watt, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, IGI Solutions
Seppo Maula, former Mayor of Municipality of Kittila, Finland
Rebecca Batmanoglou, Head of General Environmental Issues Department, Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change
[by Tzeferis Petros]