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Conflict Minerals EDGE

MetalMiner and Spend Matters

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Conflict Minerals EDGE

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Day Pass (Manufacturers & Non-Profits Only) Ended $1,039.00 $0.00
Full Day Pass (Government Employee - Must Register w/ Govt Email) Ended $939.00 $0.00
Full Day Pass (Non-Manufacturer e.g. Software Vendor, Consultant, Law Firms) Ended $2,599.00 $0.00
Morning Session: Conflict Minerals Implementation Training - Mfrs Only!! (8:00 - 12pm) Ended $695.00 $0.00
Afternoon Session: Upstream Metal Supply Chain Roundtables Mfrs Only!! (1:30 - 6pm) Ended $495.00 $0.00

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Event Details

About: This live event will provide attendees with:

  • Specific tools such as project plans
  • Templates
  • Pragmatic checklists inclusive of functioning spreadsheets beyond (EICC-GeSI) tools
  • Technology decision guide
  • Blue print for the integration of conflict minerals compliance solutions with broader supplier management, procurement and supply chain technologies

The afternoon round table discussions will feature an unprecedented look at upstream initiatives by specific metal.

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Agenda:  Monday, May 6, 2013

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:00 – 9:00 am Conflict Minerals Implementation Strategies and Practical Approaches

Lawrence Heim, The Elm Consulting Group


9:00 – 10:00 am Conflict Minerals Templates, Tools and Frameworks to Support Compliance

Lawrence Heim, The Elm Consulting Group


10:00 – 10:20 am Break & Exhibit Area


10:20 – 11:00 am Conflict Minerals Technology Overview

Thomas Kase, Spend Matters


11:00 – 12:00 pm Conflict Minerals Technologies and Their Fit Within the Broader Supply Management Landscape

Jason Busch, Spend Matters

Pierre Mitchell, Spend Matters

Thomas Kase, Spend Matters


12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch


1:00 – 1:30 pm Afternoon Registration & Break


Upstream Metal RoundtablesLisa Reisman, (MetalMiner) Moderator

1:30 – 2:15 pm Steel, Stainless Steel and Distribution Roundtable

 Jennifer Diggins (Nucor), Jeff Friedman (Kloeckner Metals), Lawrence Heim (The Elm Consulting Group), Rose of Sharon DeVos (Stainless Sales Corporation) and Michael Pfeifer (Industrial Metallurgists LLC)

2:20- 3:40 pm Ask the Expert/The Special Case of Gold

 Michael Loch (Motorola  Solutions), Michael Pfeifer (Industrial Metallurgists LLC), Lawrence Heim (The Elm Consulting Group), Michael Littenberg (Schulte, Roth & Zabel)

3:40 – 4:00 pm Break


4:00- 5:00 pm Specialty Metals Roundtable 

Chris Grove (Commerce Resources), Tyler Showalter (Buffalo Tungsten), Michael Loch (Motorola  Solutions) and Dan Kendall (ABC Metals)


5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktails & Networking

Exhibit Area

Logistics: **Should you need any hotel accommodations, please note the following options:

Room Block "MetalMiner" good until 4/19/13

Hotel Sax Chicago, 333 N. Dearborn Chicago IL 60654

Telephone: 312.245.0333 

Contact: Brianna Tonner (below) for additional information


University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe Chicago IL 60603

Ask for the"MetalMiner Block" and mention May 5*

Telephone: 312.726.2840

Rates are $219 or $269 depending on room

*This room block has expired, but mention the block to the University Club and they will still honor the rate--provided there is an available room!

Questions: Please feel free to contact Brianna Tonner at 773.570.4032 or by email btonner (at) metalminer (dot) com.


Conflict Minerals EDGE is sponsored by:

          Crowe Horwath

Have questions about Conflict Minerals EDGE? Contact MetalMiner and Spend Matters

When & Where

Hotel Sax
333 N. Dearborn

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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MetalMiner and Spend Matters

MetalMiner is the largest online metals publication by traffic. The site covers a range of topics and provides a uniquely preemptive global perspective on the issues, trends, strategies, and trade policies that will impact how companies source and/or trade metals and related metals services. For more information, please visit

Founded in 2004, Spend Matters was the first procurement blog. By 2008, it had become the largest procurement media site. In 2012, Spend Matters launched its "PRO" subscription offering. Over 250 companies are now subscribers. For more information on Spend Matters, please visit 

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