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The workshop will introduce different perspectives on supply chain risks and how companies can address them. Plenary talks include experiences on advising companies on raw materials risks, perspectives of supplying and developing countries, and how governments and industries prepare for changing raw materials needs in view of the green transition. A special focus will be put on how a pandemic such as COVID-19 influences supply risks.

In the working groups, decision-making for industries is developed and discussed, using example cases of Cobalt, REEs, and Rhenium. Active participation is welcome. The discussion will feed into the further work of IRTC-Business and participants are encouraged to use the ongoing dialogue in IRTC-Business as a networking opportunity and a platform for further international exchange.


Registration is open until 5 May here!

Link & Instructions

The meeting will take place via Zoom under this link. No plugin installation is needed. We recommend to test the system advance, as well as your microphone and audio system, to avoid any technical problems during the workshop: https://zoom.us

As a whiteboard, we will use the software Miro. You can view and comment as a guest or register in advance: https://miro.com/

Lunch & Break

In order to accommodate the different time zones and still have enough time for work and discussion, there will be only a 15 minutes break. Sandwiches are recommended!


11:00 – Beginning of Meeting

11:00 Welcome and introduction to IRTC-Business – Alessandra Hool, ESM Foundation

11:15 How companies could improve their commodity risk management – Peter Buchholz, DERA

11:40 Criticality from a developing countries’ perspective, and how global health crises can affect supply chains – Luisa Moreno, Tahuti Global

12:05 Preparing supply chains for the EV era – a view from the Korean industry – Jaebum Park, POSCO

12:30 Discussion

12:45 – Short Break

13:00 Organisation of the workshop session – Alessandra Hool

13:05 Outlining a criticality decision model – Dieuwertje Schrijvers, University of Bordeaux

13:30 Interactive working groups

Working group 1: Supply chain perspective

Working group leads:

· Anthony Ku, China Energy

· Kotaro Shimizu, Mitsubishi Research

Working group 2: Economic perspective

Working group leads:

· Christian Hagelüken, Umicore

· Henrik Ørskov, Grundfos

Working group 3: CSR perspective

Working group leads:

· James Goddin, Hoskins

· Andrew Clifton, Rolls Royce

14:15 Presentation of the results

14:30 Discussion

14:50 Summary and further steps – Alessandra Hool, Dieuwertje Schrijvers

15:00 – End of meeting