• November 15, 2012
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • ASU Skysong - 1475 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257


  • Must be a "Student Scholarship Member". Please see our Membership page for details.

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Conflict Mineral Reporting Becomes Reality:

What the SEC’s Final Rule Means for Arizona Companies


The Securities and Exchange Commission issued its long-awaited Final Rule in August, by a narrow vote of 3 to 2, making the controversial conflict mineral reporting requirements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act a reality for many publicly traded companies and their suppliers.  With the initial conflict minerals reporting period formally commencing in January 2013, publicly traded companies will need to:


  • Identify whether any of their products contain minerals covered by Dodd-Frank
  • Conduct upstream due diligence investigations and solicit origin information from their suppliers
  • Determine whether any covered minerals used in their products originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries
  • Determine the company’s SEC and public reporting obligations
  • Prepare conflict minerals reports if necessary
  • Engage third party auditors to review conflict minerals reports
  • Ensure that all required disclosures are timely made per the SEC’s Final Rule.


Establishing a conflict mineral supply chain due diligence program in compliance with the Final Rule will be an arduous undertaking for any company.  OWIT-Phoenix invites you to join us for an interactive discussion of the Dodd-Frank Act with insight into how one leading high-tech company in Arizona is approaching the steep challenges posed by the new conflict mineral reporting rules.

About our speakers:

Melissa Miller Proctor is a partner and the Export Practice Leader of the law firm of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. in Scottsdale and will discuss:

  • Reporting requirements
  • Recent legal challenges to the Dodd-Frank Act

Gary Niekerk, Director of Global Citizenship, Intel Corporation, a publicly traded company that will be greatly impacted by the new requirements will give an overview of Intel’s experiences including:

  • Following and monitoring the development of the conflict minerals reporting requirements;
  • Approaching a conflict mineral supply chain due diligence program internally;
  • Challenges and obstacles encountered; and,
  • Strategizing and implementing processes for complying with the new reporting requirements.



Importers, Exporters, Logistics Professionals, Supply Chain Management Professionals, Publicly Traded Manufacturers/Retailers and their Suppliers, Consultants, and Attorneys.



Thursday, November 15, 2012

9:00am – 10:30am

(Registration Begins at 8:30 am)



ASU Skysong

1475 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85257



OWIT-Phoenix Members:  $25

Non-Members: $35

Students:   $25

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