INVESTING in INNOVATION for SMART GROWTH
MINING and MINERALS
The SMART Speaker Series in association with SMART Community Exchange (SCE) and Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE)
is now in production. From live events and select local venues, to an
on-line presence that enables the worlds of social media and live
performance to seamlessly meet, the ECE experience is about
collaborative learning, discovering new business opportunities and
unique contacts.The ECE is always open and just waiting to be
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Speakers have at least one thing in common - they share insight,
provoke thought and stimulate conversation about compelling and timely
issues, stories and events. By offering entertaining educational
opportunities that are unique and unavailable elsewhere, ECE continues
to attract expert Speakers from around the world.
first Speaker Series in 2013 featured a number of highly regarded
experts in the field of Eco Commerce. The lecture program has since
expanded to include internationally renowned business executives,
investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists, scientists,
authors, media experts and other luminaries.
Eco Commerce Exchange (ECE) has become a well-established and highly
regarded highlight of the global commerce, and an integral part of the
international business community.
For topic suggestions, speaker engagements, and sponsorships:
ECE works closely with organizations around the planet to identify
Speakers who have particular appeal for ECE's fast growing international
audience of over 2 million business executives, values-based investors
and donors, entrepreneurs, and policy leaders.
Speaker Series also addresses an important role of ECE's global mission
- public service in the communities - by dedicating speakers to address
education and other societal issues and concerns.
production expenses for the Speaker Series are covered by sponsorships.
NO state funds, research foundation funds, donations or general gifts
are used to fund or support the Speakers or programs.
Public Private Partnerships (PPP)
help business executives, investors, and philanthropists seeking
potential partnerships to find projects and engage investors with
enterprises, organizations and communities around partner projects by
Collaborative Online Learning
speaker series is about bringing best practices to market. ECE brings
together individuals and organizations in a way that does not require a
large investment of funds and time. By pooling our contacts and
resources, we can find new opportunities to bring innovations to market
in a quick and efficient manner. Together, we can overcome market
penetration challenges and remove barriers accelerating access to
markets, funding and government approval process.
This Speaker Series will discuss the following:
mining and minerals sector is central to modern life. Literally
millions of products are constructed using a range of more than 90 mined
substances from around the globe. The industry’s vital importance to
economic development is clear, but the supply of metals and minerals is
not without environmental and social costs.
the immense local impacts of mining operations remains a challenge as
issues such as pollution, corruption and human rights abuse have plagued
the industry. Perhaps the greatest demand relates to meeting the full
cost of mineral commodities, as prices have been steadily declining.
Left behind will be an expensive legacy of abandoned sites that have to
be rehabilitated with no obvious way to meet the bill. Today, companies
are becoming more engaged in sustainable development practices that
contribute to global development while attempting to minimize
future of mining must encompass improved government frameworks,
resolution around community conflicts, and management of wealth and
risk. Embedding sustainable development into the mindset of companies
requires linking best practice to financial success, thus tying it to
their bottom line.