2016 Conflict Minerals Forum
Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
By September 24, members $995/person; all others $1,195
September 25 and after, members $1,095/person; all others $1,295
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In one day, we’ll provide you with the knowledge and insights to feel comfortable with your conflict minerals compliance. MAPI’s fourth annual Conflict Minerals Forum is your chance to hear what experts have learned from the most recent conflict minerals report filings and audits. Legal experts will explain your filing status options and your peers will explain how they are identifying and mitigating risk in the supply chain, including conflict-free smelters.
Who should attend?
Attendees who are working on conflict minerals compliance programs. All attendees must work for a manufacturing company or industrial distributor.
What makes MAPI forums different?
MAPI has a proven track record of putting together outstanding events filled with relevant best practices and bringing together manufacturing's leaders in conflict minerals compliance.
Focused agenda: A committee of conflict minerals leaders shaped this year’s agenda specifically for their peers, with a focus on lessons learned, existing problems, and how manufacturers are converging on a compliance process your company can implement.
- Roundtable discussions: Plenty of time is allotted for rich dialogue on the issues you care about, moderated to keep discussions focused on actionable strategies.
- Peer-to-peer sharing: There are no talking heads; instead, you’ll hear candid presentations by your peers at global manufacturers about their experiences.
- No death by PowerPoint: We schedule ample time for interaction and Q&A, so you can dig deep on the topics that matter.
- No pitches: Our forums never have more than one sponsor, and there are no sales pitches. None.
- Balance of strategy and utility: The MAPI Conflict Minerals Forum delivers great content around strategy and peer-tested frameworks for putting those strategies into action.
The Conflict Mineral Forum is structured to cover the most pressing current issues in conflict minerals compliance. About 5 months before the October 19, 2016 Conflicts Mineral Forum, the agenda planning begins. We ask previous attendees to submit the compliance questions they are dealing with that the time. These questions are turned into potential agenda topics and put into a survey. Previous attendees and other interested parties are asked to rate the agenda topics in terms of importance to them. The most highly rated topics become the basis for discussion of the agenda selection committee web meeting where we match topics with potential speakers.
As you can see, the agenda selection process ensures that the meeting covers topics that are relevant now and the speakers are subject experts who are your peers in the manufacturing sector responsible for conflict minerals compliance.
Our day on October 19 starts with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and wraps up by 4:30 p.m.
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Questions & Contact
We will discuss the current state of the conflict minerals law, including the litigation challenging the rule, what changes the SEC may have in mind, and the chances of legislation to repeal the law.
On June 15, 2016, European institutions negotiating the EU conflict minerals regulation came to a political agreement. The reach of the regulation is not limited to the Congo region; rather, it extends worldwide.
Hear a walk through the audit process, including details regarding the points, processes, and documents that the auditor checks from both the auditor's and auditee's standpoints
Learn how to collect product-level information for disclosure to customers or collect and report only at a company level. Our speakers will discuss what factors weighed in their decisions and how the collection process works.
We expect to cover how should the analysis of the May 2016 filings change your 2017 filings and what other companies are disclosing and whether you should make changes.
Find out the theory and practice of a risk-based approach to the survey process, in which firms have a process that samples rather than takes a census of the supply base.
We will be identifying red flags and the risk management plan for suppliers that identify potentially delinquent smelters.
Forum attendees will break out into three separate groups and meet for roundtable discussion of topics.