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MetalMiner and Aravo Solutions to Host Must-See Webinar on Conflict Minerals Compliance with Dodd-Frank Legislation

Compliance Experts to Share the Latest on How the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Legislation will Affect Organizations and Their Compliance Reporting Requirements

CHICAGO, IL & SAN FRANCISCO, CA., October 10, 2011MetalMiner, the industry’s preferred destination for sourcing & trading intelligence for global metals markets, and Aravo Solutions, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM) and B2B information and collaboration solutions, have joined the Elm Consulting Group to deliver a timely webinar for sourcing, procurement and compliance executives on the impact of new conflict minerals regulatory compliance issues. This webinar will explore the challenges companies face in identifying their exposure to the Dodd-Frank legislation, and how to plan for the required auditing and disclosure in a comprehensive, structured way.

Many companies today do not understand how many of their products have components that may include conflict minerals sourced at any tier in their supply chains. And even for those that do, few are ready to provide disclosure to the SEC, and to submit an independent audit report detailing those sources. New reporting rules are expected in October, and reporting responsibilities begin in 2012. Even companies that are not regulated by the SEC will be impacted, and you need to be ready!

“Our readers are very concerned about the potential reporting burden they face from Dodd-Frank,” said Lisa Reisman, Editor of MetalMiner. “We have planned this webinar to help them identify and plan appropriate compliance strategies.”

Join Aravo, MetalMiner and the Elm Consulting Group to learn about conflict minerals reporting and auditing requirements. Lisa Reisman, will provide opening remarks around the Dodd-Frank legislation and then pass the program to Lawrence M. Heim, who leads the conflict minerals practice and is director with The Elm Consulting Group International LLC. Robert Shecterle of Aravo Solutions will then briefly explore technology solutions available to assist with Dodd-Frank compliance. The webinar will explore:

  • Background of the legislation
  • Key definitions and concepts
  • Current status of the regulations
  • Current challenges that leading organizations face
  • Considerations they can take to successfully integrate the legislation into their sourcing and supplier management practices

“Our customers have identified conflict minerals usage and reporting as one of their top compliance concerns,” said Robert Shecterle, VP-Marketing at Aravo Solutions. “This webinar will not only help companies better understand Dodd-Frank and its requirements, but also provide insight into the use of technology to begin to support the new rules.”

Join MetalMiner and Aravo on Wednesday, October 12th, from 10-11am Central Time for this exciting webinar. Click to register today:

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The world’s best-run businesses utilize Aravo’s Cloud-based Supplier Lifecycle Management solutions and Supplier Risk Services to find and manage trading partner relationships, reduce supply chain risk, ensure global regulatory compliance and lower the cost of managing suppliers by up to 72%. Aravo launched the market’s first SIM/SLM solution in 2004 and has been the leading innovator in the space ever since. Customers such as General Electric, Accenture, and Boston University rely on Aravo to manage information and processes for over 2 million global suppliers. Aravo is based in San Francisco, with offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Portland, Monterrey, Mexico and Ahmedabad, India, and is backed by over $50 million in investment from Cisco Systems, Big Sky Partners, and others. For more information regarding Aravo’s award-winning solutions please visit our website at

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