Agenda

TUESDAY 23RD OCTOBER 2018

19:00 – 22:00 Benchmark Minerals Week 2018: Dinner & Drinks Dinner and drinks for delegates and speakers attending Graphite + Anodes 2018 and Cathodes 2018 in the stunning setting of Balboa Bay. An opportunity to network with the decision makers from both sides of the lithium ion battery supply chain.

DAY ONE: WEDNESDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2018

07:30 Registration & Breakfast
Session One: Keynotes
08:30 Welcome address – Guest of honour (TBC)
09:00 State of the industry Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:30 Creating a cathode supply chain for the lithium ion revolution
10:00 Cathodes: the view within China
10:30 Developing cathode capacity outside of Asia
11:00 Coffee and Networking
Session Two: Raw material supply
11:30 Lithium supply bottlenecks: from mine to market  – John Mitchell, President, Lithium & Advanced Materials, Albemarle
12:00 Lithium conversion expansions
12:30 Sustainable battery-grade cobalt production
13:00 Supplying increasingly nickel intensive cathode chemistries
13:30 Lunch is served
Session Three: Lunch workshops
Lithium
  • Andrew Miller, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals
  • Tom Schneberger, VP, Global Business Director, FMC Corperation
  • TBC
Cobalt
  • Caspar Rawles, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Gary Lewis, Chairman & CEO, Battery Mineral Resources
  • Dan Carroll, New Product Development, Freeport Cobalt
  • TBC
Nickel
  • Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
15:30 Coffee & Desert
Session Four: New supply pipeline
15:45 Keynote: The strategic importance of Western Australian lithium  – Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals
16:15 Robert Mintak, CEO, Standard Lithium
16:30 Scott Williamson, MD, Blackstone Minerals Ltd
16:45 Tim Johnston, President & CEO, Desert Lion Energy
17:00 Steve Promnitz, MD, Lake Resources
17:30 Drinks reception

DAY TWO: THURSDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2018

08:00 Breakfast is served
Session Five: Demand
09:00 Bringing the E-bus outside of China Dustin Grace, VP of Engineering, Proterra
09:30 Shaping the EV revolution
10:00 Stationary storage applications for batteries Livio Filice, Energy Storage Business Development, Mercedes-Benz Energy
10:30 Consumer electronics: lithium ion’s foundationsJeff Bruce, Director Battery Technologies, Microsoft
11:00 Coffee and Networking
Session Six: New supply pipeline II
11:15 Keynote: Lithium forecasting: 2018-2028 Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:45 Dan Blondal, CEO, Nano One Materials
12:00 Trent Mell, President & CEO, First Cobalt
12:15 TBC
12:30 TBC
12:45 Keynote: Energy storage & renewables outlook
13:15 Lunch is served
Session Seven: Sustainable sourcing roundtable
14:30 Sustainable sourcing roundtable
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
  • TBC
16:00 End of conference