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As Europe's largest mining investment forum, you will hear from some of the greatest leaders in mining, investment, and finance with more than 250 speakers providing the latest market commentary, project updates and insights in tackling the big challenges facing the industry.

Throughout the three-day conference programme, you’ll also hear project updates from more than 100 mining companies, enabling investors to understand management’s vision for the business, the level of financing required, the upsides as well as the risks involved with the project, along with some of the most compelling reasons to invest.

Gareth Hatch

SpeakerGareth Hatch

Strategic Advisor

Rare Earth Industry Association

Gareth is a Strategic Advisor to the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA).       



He is Managing Director of UK-based Strategic Materials Advisory, a consulting and advisory firm operating in the critical-materials sector.​ Gareth is also a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Critical Minerals and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. He co-chairs the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) strategy team on rare earths.

Gareth is a Chartered Engineer and holds a B.Eng. (Honours) degree in materials science & technology, as well a Ph.D. in metallurgy & materials, both from the University of Birmingham.


Gareth Hatch