Welcome

AIMS 2020

On behalf of the organising committee of the 1st International Conference Mineral Resources for Future Generations, we invite you to Aachen, Germany.

Human existence and progress rely on a sustainable supply of minerals. As global population and demand for mineral resources continue to grow, mining aims to become a high-tech industry with greater productivity, safety and returns. While we must develop and utilize mineral resources effectively and efficiently, we should also provide mineral resources responsibly. The latter requires ever smaller environmental footprints, using clean energy technologies, following innovative mine closure concepts and considering greater demands for transparency. Innovations and digital technologies could catapult mining into a new era of greater responsibility and stakeholder engagement. Sustainability is no longer an option but an imperative in mining.

The 1st International Conference on Mineral Resources for Future Generations is to share relevant issues surrounding the responsible use of mineral resources, including the following themes:

  • Resources opportunities and constraints
  • Innovation and technologies
  • Mining and the environment
  • Mining and society

I look forward to meeting you at this what promises to be a most stimulating and enjoyable Conference!

Chair

Bernd Lottermoser