2017 is the year of celebration for the minerals sector in Europe and you can join in on the fun too!

The European Minerals Day indeed celebrates a very special birthday with the 10th edition of this now famous event that will this year take place from 22 to 24 September 2017 and that EFG will once again gladly support! Each year, the European Minerals Day provides a unique way to inform, educate and enthuse around 30.000 European citizens in 27 countries about the importance of the minerals sector in providing raw materials that are essential for so many everyday products. Moreover, it offers a unique opportunity for local actors, quarries and plants all over Europe to open their doors to schools, students, families, neighbours, as well as politicians, press, present and potential suppliers and clients, and introduce them to their rich and important activities.

If you are interested in organizing your own event, contact IMA-Europe for more information and support on how to organize such various events as:

  • Facility Tour : the classic plant or mine tour where guests can learn about what you do, how minerals are processed and used, and how minerals impact their lives
  • Reclamation Tour : a tour of an area or areas that your company has reclaimed to give visitors an idea of the lasting positive impact minerals extraction operations can have on their communities
  • Presentation : a live presentation, demonstration, or video followed by a question-and-answer session
  • Roundtable : an open discussion about a designated topic
  • Festival participation : in some communities with strong ties to the mining industry there might be opportunities to partner with existing festivals and events as representatives of the minerals industry
  • Other typical activities may be: exhibition, school project, open days, safety workshops, fossil hunting, etc.

So don’t hesitate, there are many ways you can join on the European Minerals Day fun and help people learn more about an industry that affects their life every day!

Photo: “Rheinkalk Flandersbach und Hönnetal 20130525_134944”, courtesy European Minerals Day 2017.


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