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PROGRAM DAY 1, JANUARY 28

07.40

Registration and Refreshments

PLENARY SESSION I – THE POLITICS OF POLICY MAKING OF NORDIC MINING

08.30

Conference welcome
Lena Abrahamsson, Chair Georange

Introduction – Aims Process, e-opinion and Polling
Lisa Ek, LTU Business

Opening Remarks – Primer on The EU Raw Materials Strategy.
Gwenole Cozigou, Director, Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, DG GROW, European Commission

Sustainable raw material supply – challenges and opportunities
Mikael Staffas, President & CEO, Boliden

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, Mining Journal, Editor of World Risk Report

Non-Market Challenges – Rise of Regulatory, Socio-Environmental and Political Risks in the Mining Industry. How to manage risk to make investments thrive?
Chrisian Jervelund, Partner, Copenhagen Economics

How to attract investors: Criticality of Information, Policies and Regulatory Efficiency
Mika Nykänen, Director, Geological Survey of Finland

10.00

Coffee Break

PLENARY SESSION II – SUSTAINABLE NORDIC MINING – DRIVERS FOR FUTURE SUCCESS 

10.30

A new challenge for the Kiruna Mine
Pierre Heromaa, SVP Strategy Exploratioin and Business Development, LKAB

Sustainability in the heart – partnership, the lifecycle of mining projects, balancing the interests of stakeholders
Kurt Budge CEO Beowulf Mining

Kittilä Gold Mine, Expansion and the way forward
André van Wageningen
, Exploration Agnico Eagle

Mineral Potential and Exploration Opportunities in Estonia
Alvar Soesee, Director, Geological Survey of Estonia Best

11.30

Panel Discussion – Permitting of mineral projects 


Pierre Heromaa, SVP Strategy Exploration and Business Development, LKAB
Kåre Höglund, Project Manager Exploration Agnico Eagle,
Kurt Budge CEO Beowulf Mining,
Åsa Person, Chief Mine Inspector, The Mining Inspectorate of Sweden
Jonas Rudberg, Naturskyddsföreningen

Chair; Håkan Tarras- Wahlberg, Managing Director Swedish Geological

12.00

Lunch

PLENARY SESSION III – INNOVATIVE MINING

12.55

Electrification of Aitik – reduced environmental impact locally along with increased productivity
Jonas Ranggård, Manager, Boliden Mines Energy Program

Robotics in Mining
Jan Nyqvist, Global Product Manager Mine Automation, ABB

PLENARY SESSION IV – RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AS AN ENABLER FOR FUTURE SUSTAINABLE RAW MATERIALS SUPPLY

13.25

A session in cooperation with Luleå University of Technology, SIP STRIM and EIT RawMaterials

Moderated by Anna Utsi

Luleå University of Technology, Future mining – strategic research and education for a sustainable use of mineral resources
Christina Wanhainen, Scientific leader for Future Mining, Luleå University of Technology

SIP STRIM, Strategic innovation programme for the Swedish mining and metal producing industry – Mining innovation for a sustainable future
Jenny Greberg, Programme Director, SIP STRIM
Ing-Marie Andersson-Drugge, Chairman of the Board, SIP STRIM and Director Strategy and Technology, Boliden

The Minalyze Story – how SIP STRIM makes difference

Face to Surface: Improving operational efficiency at Boliden Aitik mine
Ali Hadjibeyglou, Boliden

EIT Raw Materials – A key enabler for jobs and growth in Europe
Per Storm, CEO, EIT Raw Materials Innovation Hub CLC North

Innovative Exploration Drilling and Data Acquisition
Chris Juhlin, Professor Dept of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University

Optimizing raw material handling and processing under harsh working conditions
Pär Jonsén, Acting Chaired Professor, Solid Mechanics, Luleå University of Technology

14.55

Coffee Break

PLENARY SESSION V – MINING INFRASTRUCURE AND THE VIABILITY OF RESOURCE PROJECTS

15.20

Norrbotniabanan in Europe’s Core Network
Anders Sundström, Norrbotniabanan

The port of Narvik – the Arctic  hub
Rune Arnoy, CEO, Port of Narvik

Development of Infrastructure and Mining industries must be coordinated
Bo Krogvig, Senior Vice President Communcation and Public Affairs, LKAB

PLENARY SESSION VI – AFTERNOON PROGRAM – THE OULOOK FOR NORDIC MINING AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

16.15

Key Note Speaker

Government Address to the conference

The European Battery Alliance and its Strategic Implications: Europe and Beyond
Petri Peltonen, Under Secretary of State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

The Mining Shared Value (MSV) initiative of Engineers Without Borders Canada
Karl-Axel Waplan, Chair

The impact of new technology from work place perspective
Jan Johansson, professor LTU and Marie Nilsson chair IF Metall

17.15

Panel Discussion – “The challenge of Digital and sustainable transformation in the mining industry”
Jan Moström, CEO LKAB, Mikaels Staffas CEO Boliden, Åsa Gabrielsson, Global Technology Manager Epiroc, Marie Nilsson, Chair IF Metall

Chaired by Lena Abrahamsson and Lisa Ek

18.00

Prize Ceremony – The Award ”The SGU medal for ”Genius and Dedication in the Mining Industry”
Presented by Lena Söderberg Director General SGU

The Prize Jury
Lena Söderberg, SGU (chair) Per Ahl, Svemin, Robert Andrén, Energimyndigheten, Darja Isaksson, Vinnova,

18.15

Relaxed drinks reception with a ‘talk to me because…’ twist to encourage contacts and networking

19.00

Buffet Dinner with Västerbotten Theme

PROGRAM DAY 2, JANUARY 29

07.40

Registration and Refreshments

PLENARY SESSION I – STRATEGIC OVERVIEW ON BATTERY MINERALS: THE KEY TO FUTURE SUSTAINABLE NORDIC PROSPERITY

08.30

The Future of Energy – Building Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery cell factory and the effects on the supply chain
Peter Carlsson, CEO, Northvolt

Europe’s battery ecosystem: What does a shift in production from Asia, mean for the lithium- ion battery industry supply chain and raw materials in Europe
Alison Saxby, Director, Operations, Roskill Information Services Ltd

Responsibly maximizing the value of Finnish minerals
Matti Hietanen, CEO, Finnish Minerals Group

Leading the way towards sustainable production of battery metals
Alex Lagerstedt, Outotec

Super Batteries: Value added graphite opportunities in Norrbotten
Anna Utsi, General manager Talga Graphene

09.45

PANEL DISCUSSION – SUSTAINABLE VALUE CHAINS FOR INNOVATION-CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS 
Christoffer Svanberg, Node Pole, Peter Carlsson, Northvolt. Alison Saxon, Roskill

10.15

Coffeebreak

PLENARY SESSION II – THE INVESTORS APPROACH TO NORDIC MINING

10.45

PANEL DISCUSSION

Raising capital for mining projects in Nordic Countries: Opportunities & Challenges

How to Create an Attractive Investment Climate

Issues in traditional funding and advent of newstreams of funding 

Royalities and streaming

A comparison between the Nordics and other regions/ industries

Jane Walerud, serial entrepreneur and investor, Walerud Ventures
Mauri Visuri, CEO Teknoventure Oy, chairman Sotkamo Silver
Per Thunander, Senior Advisor Stockholm Corpoarate Finance

Chair: Magnus Ericsson, Adjunct Professor of Mineral Economics, Luleå University of Technology

11.30

X-Mine Project
Lotta Sartz, Adjunct Senior Lecture, School of Science and Technology – Örebro University

11.45

Ukraine Mineral Strategy Process, Regulatory Reform as Potential Future Mineral Investment
Kalev Kallemets, Deputy Director, Geological Survey of Estonia

12.00

Lunch

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

13.00

Track 1

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND REVOLUTIONIZING MINING – SIMS SUSTAINABLE INTELLIGENT MINING SYSTEMS

SIMS: World Class Demonstrations

The importance of Sustainable IntelligentMining Systems (SIMS)
Morgan Rody from Epiroc Rock Drills AB

Zero Emissions – Battery Mining Machines
Jan Gustafsson from Epiroc

Production efficiency through real time information
Jenny Nordström from Mobilaris.

5G in Underground Mining
Sven-Olof Jonsson from Ericsson

Panel discussion
Morgan Rody, Epiroc Rock Drills AB
Jan Gustafsson Epiroc
Jenny Nordström, Mobilaris
Sven-Olof Jonsson, Ericsson
Åsa Gabrielsson, Global Technology Manager Epiroc
Lars- Eric Aaro, Senior Advisor ÅF

Outreach, or a variety of outreach activities, which are done in SIMS such as SIMS VR demonstration.

Track 2

LAND USE ISSUES, AVAILABILITY OF LAND AND LAND USE PLANNING

Community and Indigenous Consultation and Engagement

MinLand project – Acces to land a key issue for mining
Ronald Arvidsson, Geological Survey of Sweden

Mapping diverse knowledges relating to the impacts of mining and its mitigation measures in boreal and Arctic regions
Neal Haddaway, Research Fellow, Stockholm Environment Institute

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

Reindeers herding and future adjustments
Jan Rannerud, Reindeer Herder and member of the Sami parliament

Panel discussion
Ronald Arvidsson, Geological Survey of Sweden
Kaisa Raitio, Associate professor, Swedish university of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Kerstin Brinnen, Svemin
Jan Rannerud, Reindeer Herder and member of the Sami parliament

Chair: Lennart Gustavsson, municipal commissioner, Municipality of  Malå

14.30

Coffee Break

CASE STUDIES: NORDIC JUNIOR AND EXPLORATION COMPANIES- FUTURE CHALLENGES

15.00

Kaunis Iron – A local mine with a world class product
Åsa Allan, Kaunis Iron

Hannukainen Mining: Toward sustainable Iron-Copper-Gold Mine in Lapland
Jaana Koivumaa, Manager, Hannukainen Mining

Woxna Graphite – A 20th Century Mine Delivering 21st Century Materials
Mark Saxon, Leading Edge

A new climate neutral Swedish gold mine
Thomas Ljung, CEO, Botnia Exploration

16.00

Key Messages emerging from the Conference

16.30

Summary

16.45

Closing Ceremony

17.30

Networking Reception at the Canadian Embassy

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