Agenda

Day One: Sunday 8th October 2017

17:00 – 19:00 Registration
19:00 – 21:00 Dinner & drinks reception with guest speaker

  • Benchmark Mineral Intelligence: Introductory remarks
  • Leo Lewis, FT Asia: Supply chains in a lithium-ion era

Day Two: Monday 9th October 2017

Day Two: Conference

Session 1: Downstream keynotes
08:30 – 09:00 The cathode supply chain, Benchmark Mineral intelligence
09:00 – 09:30 The importance of cathodes for a battery end-user, Speaker TBC
09:30 – 10:00 Cathode technology developments, Speaker TBC
10:00 Coffee Break
Session Two: Upstream Supply
10:30 – 11:00 Developing the cathode of the future, Speaker TBC
11:00 – 11:30 Lithium supply in the age of battery megafactories, Speaker TBC
11:30 – 12:00 Cobalt: sustainable supply for near-term growth, Speaker TBC
12:00 – 12:30 Nickel: chemical supply from the commodity sector, Speaker TBC
12:30 – 13:00 Keynote Panel discussion
13:00 Lunch is Served
Session Three: Breakout Workshops
13:00 – 15:00 Battery raw material workshops

  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
Session Four: New supply pipeline
15:00 – 17:00 Development stage companies – project reviews
17:00 Close and cocktail reception

Day Three: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Day Three: Technical Sessions

Session Five: Industry Forums
08:30 – 10:30 Breakfast Briefings

  • Battery chemistry forum
  • Investment forum
10:30 Coffee Break
Session Six: Demand outlook
11:00 – 11:30 Consumer electronics: Foundations for future demand, Speaker TBC
11:30 – 12:00 Electric vehicles: Potential supply chain bottlenecks, Speaker TBC
12:00 – 12:30 Utility storage: An efficient grid for the 21st century, Speaker TBC
12:30 – 13:00 Panel Discussion
13:00 Lunch is served
Session Seven: Sustainable sourcing roundtable
14:00 – 16:00 Roundtable discussion:

  • Ensuring supply chain security in a lithium-ion era
  • Bottlenecks and challenges
  • Building a sustainable future
16:00 Close and end of Cathodes 2017