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Many reasons to report from the Euro Mine Expo. Europe's mining industry to meet in Skellefteå.

Pressmeddelande   •   Maj 31, 2012 14:31 CEST

"For example, the subject of 'Good Governance and Corporate Responsibility' is of particular interest. Jonas Lundstrom from the Pajala Case and Richard Evans of SRK Consulting will share their views on how to handle the needs of different interests," says Lennart Gustavsson, chairman of Georange.

Journalists present at the expo will have plenty of opportunities to learn about the latest trends and news from the mining industry.

"There's a lot happening in the mining industry right now. The industry is starting many new projects and taking on new challenges. I think we will see more and more service companies focused on the mining industry and more and more people will come to realize that mining is a community project and not just a hole in the ground," according to Lennart Gustavsson.

He emphasizes that the Euro Mine Expo is an important venue for both large and small companies.

"I've been encouraging local businesses in northern Västerbotten to take the opportunity to come get a feel for the industry. The mining industry doesn't start small projects. In Kiruna, an entire town is being moved and in Pajala, the community is growing. When you see this, you realize the need for knowledge and service companies.

"I should also note that Nikolay Philippov from Russia will provide an important and interesting perspective on how Russian companies view being a part of the European mining industry," says Lennart Gustavsson.

Some important events at the Euro Mine Expo:

Tuesday June 12

14.00 The expo opens. The opening includes talks by such people as Magnus Ericsson from the Raw Materials Group, Norrbotten County Governor Per-Ola Eriksson and Linda Ylivainio, chief of staff at the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. The expo's keynote speakers will hold the following presentations:

Challenges for the Swedish Mining Industry, Staffan Sandström, Technical Director at Boliden

Mining's Contribution to Sustainable Development, R. Anthony Hodge, Ph.D., P. Eng. President, International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM ICMP), Canada

15.30 Conference Themes: "Mining in the Barents Region"

Speakers include:
• Lars Carnerud on the Rönnbäcken Nickel Mine.
• Ingmar Haga on the Kittila Mine and its impact on the community
• Marten Often on coal and gold mining in the Arctic
• Øystein Rush Feldt on the Norwegian mining industry

16.40-17.00 Nikolay Philippov, Mineral raw material resources of the ore deposits of North-West Russia

18.00 The expo closes for the day


Wednesday June 13

9.00 The expo opens.

Conference Themes: ”Good Governance and Corporate Responsibility”

• The Pajala Case, Jonas Lundstrom from Northland Resources.

(Take this opportunity to discuss HR questions, how to recruit staff when hundreds are needed and even how to start a mine for the first time with no prior experience.)

• Three interesting talks about the mining industry's social responsibility:

•• Social Management Systems: Wording the Future of Social Risk Management with Gary MacDonald, Monkey Forest Consulting Ltd, France

•• Building Mines in Partnership with Neighbours and Government with Richard Evans, Senior Environmental Consultant, SRK Consulting, Sweden

•• Consultation and Disclosure in Swedish Mineral Projects: The Georange guidelines with Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg, Dr/Managing Director, Swedish Geological, Sweden

10.50-11.10  Don't miss the discussion and summary of the day's conference.


18.00 The expo closes for the day


Thursday June 14

9.00 The expo opens.

Conference Themes: " Smarter, Deeper, Better Mining”

• There will be a number of interesting talks on everything from new mining techniques to "green" mining.

•• Smart Mine of the Future with Johan Hedlin, CEO, Rock Tech Centre, Sweden

•• Innovative Technologies and Concepts for the Intelligent Deep Mine of the Future - the EU Project I ² Mine with Horst Hejny, MIRO (Mineral Industry Research Organisation), UK

•• 10.10 Finnish Green Mining Programme: aims and ongoing research activities with Harry Sandström, Senior consultant/ Green Mining programme coordinator, Spinverse Oy, Finland

•• Don't miss Safe Mining in Poland: Continuous Mining - a challenge for the safe and efficient extraction of deep laying copper ore deposits at KGHM mines with Henryk Karas, Corporate Adviser, KGHM, Poland

10.50-11.10 Don't miss the discussion and summary of the day's conference.

17.00 Expo closes for this year


Journalists planning to attend are requested to apply for accreditation on the website:



Visiting TV and radio companies can arrange both taped and live broadcasts from the expo.


Our press officer is available to help with everything from finding the right contacts to practical assistance on-site.

Contact Erik Säfvenberg at +46-722362600 or


Euro Mine Expo will take place from 12 to 14 June 2012. The international fair and conference for the mining industry and related industries is being arranged for the third time in Skellefteå. Welcome to Skellefteå!


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