The RACE wants to take you through the entire value chain, including:

Leg 1 Responsible Sourcing

What does the mine of the future look like? Learn how the mining industry is preparing to respond to the Green Transition that's underway and extract raw materials from the earth in sustainable ways.

Leg 2 Sustainable Materials

Learn more about how manufacturers pursue a sustainable strategy to develop and manufacture their products. What are there key issues and opportunities? Are there ways of operating changing?

Leg 3 Use phase & 
Start ups

Investigate the new ways to optimise flows of people, goods and energy in urban areas. Learn more about disruptive technology by having the chance to hear from some exciting entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Leg 4 Circular Societies

Learn how industries are tackling the radical shift from a linear to a circular, green economy and how they see the future of the circular economy for the Green Transition in Europe.

What to expect?

Expert talks from industry, academia, start-ups, business and NGOs

Study tours at partners facilities across Portugal and Spain

HR sessions in major cities of Iberia

Networking with global industry leaders and peers in different locations across Europe

Finding solutions to real industry sustainability and supply security challenges

Programme Highlights & Featured Speakers

The RACE 2023 programme will be packed with inspiring talks, industry tours and innovative groupwork. Keep an eye on our programme as we build it for you!


This RACE event is definitely the best experience I have had in my life. The site visits we had were very informative and taught us of the work that goes into planning a mine. All the organisers were amazing. And all participants were really friendly and helpful. I am truly honoured to have been selected for this event.

"Thank you very much for the whole program, it was truly enriching. I appreciate that you chose to travel by bus and train instead of air travel."

"That was absolutely fantastic, everything was perfectly organized and the quality of all the presentations given by the speakers was very impressive! great job!"

Pick a race track that fits your needs

Racer Track Racer Track Learn & innovate!

- Travel with peers for 2 weeks
- Meet experts in their fields
- Industry live-tours
- HR sessions
- Innovate solutions for the Future Raw Material challenges

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Team Manager Track Team Manager Track Navigate participants through the process

- Travel with peers for 2 weeks
- Facilitate groupwork
- Help out participants
- Get access to the entire RACE programme

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Our 2023 Partners


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