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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.

Mike Hawes

SpeakerMike Hawes

Chief Executive Officer

SMMT (Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders)

Mike Hawes has been SMMT Chief Executive since 2013, helping promote the industry at home and abroad and representing the trade association’s diverse membership in discussions between the industry, government, stakeholders and media.

Since starting his career in the road transport research sector in 1990, Mike has amassed more than three decades of experience in communications and public affairs, the majority of which has been in the motor industry.

Mike joined SMMT from Bentley Motors, where he held Director positions with responsibility for Global Communications, Government Affairs and CSR.

Prior to that, he held senior government and corporate affairs positions at Toyota both in the UK and Europe, where he developed the experience and knowledge needed to promote the interests of the UK’s world-renowned automotive industry.

Mike Hawes