Critical Minerals are essential for the energy transition and new technologies. Germany is highly dependent on imports of those minerals. However, what are the strategies available to German companies to secure access to those crucial ingredients of future technologies? Which of these strategies do companies actually draw on? Are German companies becoming more active in international mineral markets?

A recent study by the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) took an in-depth look at corporate strategies for securing access to critical minerals. In addition to presenting the findings of the study, the online seminar will present actual case-studies of German companies engaging in Australia and Canada and the strategies they are pursuing. To encourage further engagement and showcase the multitude of opportunities available, the program will also feature presentations on current developments in Canadian and Australian critical mineral markets.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight and look behind the scenes of current developments around German engagement in international critical mineral markets!

The German Mining Network (GMN), supported by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), stands for the eight Competence Centers for Mining and Raw Materials, located at several German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (AHK) of countries rich in raw materials, as well as other strategic international and national partners, such as the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA), the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), Germany Trade and Invest (GTAI) and RWTH Aachen University.

The network bundles the German Know-How in technological innovation and mining solutions for raw material markets in one single platform.

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13:00 Welcome and Introduction Sophie Hoheisel
Project Manager Energy, Mining & Sustainability
AHK Chile
13:10 Mission Critical: Strategies of German Companies for Securing Mineral Supply Sven-Uwe Schulz
Head of Unit “Evaluation of Mineral Resources”
13:25 Recent Trends in Australian Critical Minerals Market:
New Opportunities for German Investment
Michael Neimanis

Rare Earths team – Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Critical Minerals Office

13:40 German Investment in Australia: Case Study Maximilian Schnippering

Head of Sustainability

Siemens Gamesa

13:55 Recent Trends in the Canadian Critical Minerals Market: Opportunities for German Investment Ian London
Executive Director
Canadian Critical Minerals and Materials Alliance
14:10 Case Study: International Collaboration and Opportunities for German Investment Francisco Lepeley
Wealth Minerals Chile
14:25 Panel Discussion / Q&A All speakers
14:55 Closing Sophie Hoheisel
Project Manager Energy, Mining & Sustainability
AHK Chile