It’s a brave new world.
With critical materials supporting everything from household gadgets to 21st Century tech applications across virtually all industries, as well as the technologies underpinning our transition to a green energy future, stakeholders all across the globe are faced with ever-growing challenges associated with securing mineral resource supply chains.
This week, roughly 350 issue experts from government and business across the Indo-Pacific region (as well as select representatives from other parts of the world including our very own Dan McGroarty) are gathering in Perth, Australia to look at these challenges through the prism of the Indo-Pacific region at In the Zone 2019 – Critical Materials: Securing Indo-Pacific Technology Futures – a conference hosted in cooperation with the University of Western Australia.
As the conference organizers point out “major security and sustainability challenges mean contemporary value chains are not fit for purpose.” Thankfully, “governments, business and civil society have begun efforts to reform value chain governance” and are starting to realize the need to adopt a “regionally integrated value chain perspective, and build international partnerships that link producers and consumers across the Indo-Pacific.”
ARPN Principal Dan McGroarty was invited to share his views at the conference, and will discuss whether we are ready for “the coming tech metals age.”
Here’s a teaser for the conference.
We’ll have a recap after the event, but in the meantime, for more information, click here.