Conference Topics

Breaking out of the echo chamber

The key topic of the event is ‘Breaking Out of the Echo Chamber’, which the mining industry must do to drive the energy transition, achieve decarbonisation targets, reduce the time taken from exploration to production, advance processes with new technologies, and address the skill shortages in the industry.

With the industry on the cusp of tremendous change and opportunity, there has never been a more important time to collaborate. The mining industry must come together with key players in the midstream and downstream, such as OEMs and energy companies, and the industry as a whole to address how we – as a global community, will work together to achieve the aforementioned goals.

Lastly, the industry must work with Governments to encourage them to move beyond having a robust critical minerals policy at the national level to ensuring that their policies have local stakeholder support.

All of this will be discussed on stage and on the show floor across the three days. Attendees will leave equipped with tangible insights and actionable strategies to propel success in their respective roles.

Geopolitics and Supply Chains

Geopolitics and Supply Chains

The mining industry faces a transformative period influenced by geopolitical tensions and evolving supply chain complexities. This shift presents challenges like resource nationalism, trade wars, and the scramble for critical minerals, but also opportunities for building resilient supply chains and fostering international collaboration. Resourcing Tomorrow explores these dynamics, emphasising the importance of responsible practices, diversification, and technological innovation in adapting to this new reality and ensuring a sustainable and secure future for the mining industry.

Critical Minerals

The intensifying quest for critical minerals is reshaping the global landscape as countries strive for energy independence and a sustainable future. However, securing a reliable and ethical supply chain presents complex challenges. This necessitates innovative sourcing strategies, responsible mining practices, and international collaboration to ensure the sustainability and security of these vital resources.

Critical Minerals
The Energy Transition

The Energy Transition

The energy transition is driving a shift towards renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal. This shift requires significant amounts of minerals essential for clean energy technologies. As demand for these critical minerals surges, the mining industry faces the dual challenge of meeting this demand sustainably.

Embracing sustainable mining practices, investing in new technologies, and fostering collaboration across sectors are crucial steps for the industry to support the energy transition while minimising environmental and social impacts. The future of mining is intertwined with the success of global decarbonisation efforts, making it imperative to balance resource extraction with sustainability.

Finance and Investment

As Europe’s largest mining event, Resourcing Tomorrow will feature over 100 mining companies looking for new investment partnerships and collaboration. The mining industry faces formidable investment and financing challenges, exacerbated by the perilous journey from exploration to production, dwindling funds for junior miners, increasing M&A activity, and shifting financial hubs.

Finance and Investment
Next Generation of Mining

Next Generation of Mining

The mining industry is facing a demographic crisis as a significant portion of its workforce nears retirement. To ensure a sustainable future, the industry must attract young talent and foster diversity. 

Resourcing Tomorrow is dedicated to fostering the connection between industry and the future workforce. The NextGen @ Resourcing Tomorrow Programme is designed to engage young minds, reshape perceptions, promote diversity, and address the skills gap.

Responsible Mining

The mining industry stands at a critical juncture, recognising the need to transition towards responsible practices to ensure a sustainable future. This shift encompasses environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and transparent governance, guided by the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) framework.

Responsible Mining
Technology and Innovation

Technology and Innovation

The mining industry is undergoing a significant transformation driven by technological innovation. From enhanced safety measures to increased efficiency and sustainability, technology is revolutionising the entire mining value chain. Automation, data-driven decision-making, and advanced exploration techniques are at the forefront of this change, enabling safer and more efficient operations.