Former Ambassador Barrie Walkley to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Former Ambassador Barrie Walkley to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 11:00am

CAMPAIGN: Conflict Minerals

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Former U.S. Special Advisor for Africa’s Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo until June, 2013 was Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley. In 2011 he addressed deep rooted issues taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi. Walkey was formally appointed by Hilary Clinton to coordinate U.S. foreign policy on Africa’s regional complications with a focus on conflict minerals and violent militias. A respected and influential ambassador, Walkley will be speaking at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, highlighting the issues from the supply chain utilization of blood minerals and how industries must comply with Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

With Conflict Minerals awareness at an all time high as we approach the one-year anniversary of the Final Ruling, companies have done their research and are now beginning to implement their compliance programs.  Now we are seeing a movement towards the future of supply chain in our ever connected, global economy and global brands want to know what is next.

The Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, taking place August 21-22 in Los Angeles, California will provide senior corporate and compliance executives, regulatory officials from across the globe, leading academia and NGO officers with a forum to share their practical experience, insights, and vision for achieving conflict free sourcing practices globally with the implementation of effective regulations.

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