07:30 Registration
08:00 Breakfast & Networking
Session One: Keynotes
09:00 State of the industry  – Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:30 Graphite raw material supply
10:00 Anodes: A major growth prospect for natural & synthetic graphiteGustavo Michels, Business Director – Natural Graphite, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
10:30 The era of the lithium ion battery
11:00 Coffee and Networking
Session Two: Raw material supply – Natural vs synthetic
11:30 Building the world’s largest flake graphite mineShaun Verner, MD & CEO, Syrah Resources
11:50 China’s flake graphite supply chain
12:10 Synthetic graphite production in China
12:30 The benefits of synthetic graphite in battery anodes
12:50 Panel session: Natural vs synthetic graphite
13:30 Lunch is served
New supply pipeline I
15:30 Keynote: Africa rising – Developing a mine in the world’s new graphite region
16:00 TBC
16:15 TBC
16:30 TBC
16:45 TBC
17:00 Battery-grade graphite pricing Andrew Miller, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
17:30 Drinks reception


08:00 Breakfast
Session Four: Analyst briefing
09:00 Graphite forecasting: 2018-2028  – Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:20 The impact of anode demand: traditional vs emerging markets  – Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials
09:40 Anode material selection: Natural vs Synthetic
10:00 Q&A
10:30 Coffee & Networking
Session Five: New supply pipeline II
11:00 Keynote: Developing value-added graphite production
11:30 TBC
11:45 TBC
12:00 TBC
12:15 TBC
12:30 Lunch is served
Session Six: Alternative anode technologies
14:00 Next generation anodes for advanced lithium-ion batteries
14:30 Silicon anodes: A game-changer?Gene Berdichevsky, CEO, Sila Nanotechnologies
15:00 The future for LTO: challenges and opportunities
15:30 Anode materials of the future: Graphene
16:00 Panel session
16:30 End of conference
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.