FORAM 18 Pilot event: speakers confirmed & registration open


The FORAM 18 Pilot Event on raw materials will take place in Nancy, France, on 27 June, the day before the World Materials Forum (WMF). The event is open for all stakeholders and is at no cost.

High-level speakers include Member of European Parliament Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Barbara Reck (Yale University), Peder Jensen (UN Environment, International Resource Panel), Stefan Bringezu (University of Kassel), Julian Hilton (UNECE SDG Working Group), Slavko Solar (EuroGeoSurveys), EFG President Vitor Correia, Federico Magalini (United Nations University), WMF Vice-President Victoire de Margerie, and speakers from the European Commission. The event will be moderated by Bas de Leeuw, Managing Director of the World Resources Forum and Member of the Club of Rome.

The FORAM project, led by the Swiss-based World Resources Forum and funded by the European Union’s H2020 programme, is the largest collaborative effort to date to improve global raw materials governance. At this pilot event international governments, researchers, business and other stakeholders will discuss the idea of a World Forum on Raw Materials and other ways to enhance the international cooperation on raw material policies.

After more than a year of desk research and online web dialogue sessions with hundreds of stakeholders from around the world the event will present and discuss the state-of-the art of available and missing data on primary and secondary raw materials, and recommended policies and business strategies. The event will include briefings and discussions about security of supply, innovation, growth, resource-efficiency, Circular Economy, and Sustainable Development Goals, in an open interactive format.

You can find the full program as well as the list of speakers and workshops on the Pilot Event’s website.

Background information about the FORAM project can be found here:

Participation at the event is free but with limited places. Upon request funding for travel and accomodation might be available (criteria apply). For more information and registration, please use this link or contact Ms. Shahrzad Manoochehri ( or Ms. Jelena Vidovic (

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