Conflict Minerals Forum

Meeting Highlights: 
This one-day session beginning at 8:30 a.m. and going until 5:00 p.m. will provide practical insights, peer-led case studies, and open roundtable discussions on what best practices your peers are using to optimize their conflict minerals compliance efforts. Networking opportunities include an optional Tuesday (October 8) reception and dinner starting at 6:00 p.m., a breakfast on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m., and a luncheon at noon.
About This Meeting: 

The scope of conflict minerals compliance can be daunting, but manufacturers need to get it right. Add to the complexity and cost the fact that so many functional areas need to be involved, and the experience can be overwhelming. MAPI can help your company overcome some of these obstacles by sharing best practices from across our membership. Come to this one-day forum to learn the practical steps manufacturers are taking to meet conflict minerals requirements, and how your company can improve its preparations.

Why should you attend this forum?

  • Attendees will learn practical steps to address conflict minerals compliance from their manufacturing peers
  • Learn the latest in litigation status, as well as new regulations from around the globe
  • Presentations focus on all key requirements, e.g., RCOI processes, effective supply chain strategies, and Form SD/CMR preparation
  • Executives from multiple disciplines are encouraged to attend and will benefit from the practical conversations
Arrival Reception and Dinner
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 6:00pm
Reception and dinner being held in Lindbergh.
Continental Breakfast
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30am
A Continental Breakfast is being held in Lindbergh.
Conflict Minerals Update—What’s New in the U.S., Canada, and the EU?
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 8:45am
U.S. conflict minerals litigation is uncertain. State legislatures are becoming more prohibitive. And Canada and the EU are considering new regulations of their own. This session will provide details on all of the pending U.S. and worldwide conflict minerals regulations, and what those initiatives may mean for manufacturers.
Paul E. Hagan - Principal
Working With the Supply Chain To Be Conflict Free
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00am
Conflict minerals compliance hinges on effectively communicating and coordinating with your supply chain. A senior procurement executive will describe a process for identifying potentially involved suppliers, the use of supplier questionnaires, follow-up and audit procedures, etc., to ensure reliable supplier responses.
Chad C. Mayer - Director, Corporate Indirect Purchasing, Cummins Inc.
Conflict Minerals: Coordinating With Your Suppliers, A Product-Centric Approach
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 11:00am
Steven R. Robins, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Atkore International, Inc.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
Lunch is being served in Lindbergh.
Intel’s "Conflict-Free Smelters" Compliance Approach
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm
Rather than focus on a “mine-based” strategy for compliance, several companies are advocating a “conflict-free smelter” strategy. Since nearly all the minerals must come through smelters, and since there are far fewer smelters than mines, it saves time, money, and resources to focus on using “conflict-free smelters.” This session will describe how and why Intel Corp. is advocating and using this approach, and how other manufacturers can do it, too.
Bryan Fiereck - Conflict Minerals Program Manager
Organizational Approach for Conflict Minerals Teams
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 3:00pm
Mary Ellen Mika - Supply Chain Manager, Environment & Energy
Roundtable Discussions
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 4:00pm
Time is reserved in the meeting agenda for participants to raise issues and ideas for group discussion.
Roundtable Participants