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FEBRUARY 23 2021


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PLENARY SESSION 1 – Nordic Policy Challenges


Conference Welcome

Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg, Chair Georange

Introduction – Aims Process, e-opinion and polling

Lisa Ek, LTU Business

Raw materials for the future – the SGU perspective

Anneli Wirtén, Director Genral Geological Survey of Sweden

Operating Risks and Overall Trends in the Nordic Countries based on the World Risk Report Europe’s Nordic lights: Sweden and Finland stand proud in Europe but there remains room for improvement

Chris Cann, Head of Research & Intelligence, Aspermont Limited

Northern Sweden, Europe’s leading mining district

Helene Hellmark Knutsson – Governor of County of Västerbottens län

The green shift needs a new and innovative mineral policy

Linda Helen Haukland, Executive of Planning and Business Development, Nordland county council

Northern Sweden – for a sustainable future

Lotta Finstorp, Governer of County of Norrbotten

Roadmap for a Mineral Strategy of the North Calotte Region

Håkan Tarras-Wahlberg, Chair Georange


Virtual coffee break

PLENARY SESSION 2 – Innovation in Exploration


Ensuring a sustainable raw material supply through research and education

Christina Wanhainen, Scientific leader, SUN – Natural Resources for Sustainability Transitions, LTU

How to improve field work in exploration research and education using modern technologies

Tobias E. Bauer, Associate professor, Luleå University of Technology

The Future Logging Assistant

Nils Jansson, Associate professor in Ore Geology at Luleå University of Technology

Understanding element anomalies using Quantitative Target Mineralogy (QanTmin)

Thomas Aiglsperger, Associated senior lecturer at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU)


Panel Discussion – Exploration outlook

Åsa Persson, Chief Mine Inspector

Kåre Höglund, Project Manager, Exploration Agnico Eagle

Johannes Holzäpfel, Exploration Manager – Europe, EMX Royalty Corp./Eurasian Minerals Sweden AB

Pierre Heeroma, SVP Exploration, Strategy and Business Development LKAB


Virtual Lunch

PLENARY SESSION 3 – European Raw Materials Alliance for a more resilient and greener Europe


ERMA and the Nordic perspective

Per Storm, Innovation Hub Director, EIT RawMaterials North AB

Cluster on Materials for energy storage and conversion

Olli Salmi, Managing Director, EIT RawMaterials Baltic Sea AB

Cluster on Rare Earth Magnets and Motors

Roland Gauß, Senior Adviser, EIT RawMaterials


Virtual coffee break

PLENARY SESSION 4 – The Outlook for Nordic Mining and Strategic Initiatives


The Future of LKAB

Jan Moström, CEO LKAB

Govenment Address to the conference –
The green transition and Swedish competitiveness

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation

Climate effective raw material supply for a Green Europe

Mikael Staffas, President and CEO of Boliden

The green future of battery anodes

Martin Phillips, CEO – Europe, Talga

Future mining digital, automated and electrical

Jonas Albertsson, President for Epiroc Technology & Digital division

The green and digital transition

Panel discussion – Session speakers


Summary Day 1


End of Day 1

FEBRUARY 24 2021


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Welcome to the Conference



Future Infrastructure and Logistics Systems in Arctic Europe


New Technologies Research and Innovation as an Enabler for Sustainable Raw Materials Supply

Headline Tbc

John-Ragnar Aarset, State Secretary, Norwegian Ministry of Transport

Arctic Europe-World expo for the sustainable society

Nils-Olov Lindfors, Regional councilor of Region Norrbotten

The port of Narvik – the Arctic hub

Rune Arnoy, CEO, Port of Narvik

The need for increased cooperation in the Development of Infrastructure Systems in the North

Bo Krogvig, Director, Communicaions LKAB

A modern and efficient transport system is sustainable

Helena Eriksson, Regional Director, Swedish Transport Administration

Experiences from sharp remote controlled and battery powered Scaling underground

Lisa Önnerlöv, Industrial Designer at Boliden

Remote North – low latency telepresence

Mårten Fröjdö, CO-Founder, FS Links Ab
Project Manager, NCDP network

Automation and the impact on the mining industry

Daniel Bergqvist, Engagement Manager, Scania Group

Why innovation is not optional for your business

Jan Abrahamsson & Martin Gidlund, LTU Business

Panel Discussion


Virtual Coffee Break

PLENARY SESSION 6 – Mining and indigenous rights


Indigenous rights and mining – international law and examples from Australia

John Southalan, Barrister and Adjunct Professor (UWA and Murdoch)

Vulnerability or self-determination? Indigenous peoples’ consultation and consent in mining projects

Emma Wilson, Researcher, consultant and director of ECW Energy

Mineral extraction in Swedish Sápmi: How to navigate the governance gap between Indigenous rights and national permit practices

Kaisa Raitio, Associate professor, Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

The MinLand project – Mineral resources insustainable land-use planning

Ronald Arvidsson, SGU

Mining in Sápmi is not business as usual!

Jenny Wik Karlsson, SSR

Panel discussion – Session Speakers and Lennart Gustavsson, Mayor of Malå


Virtual Lunch

PLENARY SESSION 7 – Strategic Initiatives for sustainable value chains


How Swedish Mining Innovation meets society’s challenges through strategic initiatives

Jenny Greberg, Programme Director for Swedish Mining Innovation

Why Svemin initiated the TraceMet pilot project

Maria Sunér, CEO Svemin

The TraceMet methodology – how it works and some unexpected findings when developing the new standard

Erik Lindlom, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Why do Boliden support TraceMet, what do we want to see come next?

Sven Hjelmstedt, Director Sales, Boliden Smelters

CERA – Certification of Raw Materials

Niklas Grönberg, LTU Business

A VR Mine Experience

Niclas Dahlström, Senior Project Manager LTU Business
Samuel Lundsten, Luleå University of Technology


Virtual Coffee Break

PLENARY SESSION 8 – Project Presentations


A Swedish source of critical minerals, from mine waste

Ulrika Håkansson, Technical Director LKAB

The Barsele project – an update

Roman Hanes, Senior Exploration Geologist, Exploration Agnico Eagle

The Grängesberg Apatite Project and the Dannemora Iron Ore Restart Project – an update Grängesberg Exploration

Christer Lindqvist, CEO, Grängesberg Exploration Holding AB

Exploration Partnerships and Initiatives in Nordic Countries

Eric Jensen, General Manager – Exploration at EMX Royalty Corporation


10 years of Future Mine and Mineral Conferences- conclusions for the future of Nordic Mining

Erika Ingvald, Head of Division Mineral Information and Mining Industry, Geological Survey of Sweden

Lennart Gustavsson, Mayor of Malå

Håkan Tarras-Wahlgren, Chair Georange


Summary Day 2


February 23-24, 2021, at Old Central Post Office Building, Stockholm, Sweden


Battery Minerals



Exploration companies - SGU
Digital Transformation Mining - LTU
Research and Innovation in Mining - Raw Materials
Climate smart mining - Georange
Junior mining companies - Nordic Publishing