On Nov 27, Minespider CEO Nathan Williams spoke on a panel in Brussels Belgium to a crowd of 30 industry titans on the issue of conflict minerals and how blockchain technology can overcome some of the unintended consequences of other due diligence methods.
The event was organized by Cambre Associates with the aim of improving understanding of the new conflict minerals legislation in Europe and start the conversation about how implementation should be handled. Also appearing on the panel were other prominent figures to speak on the subject:
- Michal Spiechowicz, Policy Officer Raw Materials and Resources Efficiency, DG GROW
- Dr. Egbert Lox, Senior Vice President Government Affairs, Umicore & Honorary Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
- Sylvie Feindt, Director Sustainability Policy, DIGITALEUROPE
- Marten Westrup, Coordinator Energy and Raw Materials, DG TRADE
This event represents a positive step in the dialogue of how the conflict minerals legislative framework should be implemented and we are very glad that Nathan was able to be part of the conversation.
A fuller report on the event is available here: