Graphite Supply Chain 2016: Final Programme Announced

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SUNDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2016 
DAY ONE: WELCOME
16:00: Registration @ Island Hotel, Newport Beach 
1800 to 2000: Welcome Drinks Reception and Networking  Sponsored by Bass Metals
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MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2016
DAY TWO: CONFERENCE
07:30: Registration, Networking Breakfast, Exhibition Booths
08:30: Welcome Address  Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED (UK) & Ismene Clarke,Director, IMFORMED (UK)
  • Launching Graphite Supply Chain 2016
  • The rising critical of niche minerals versus commodities
  • Conference & Workshop overview
08:45  SESSION ONE: KEYNOTES*
Chairman: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK 
08:45Graphite Anodes and the lithium ion battery age 
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK 
09:15: Refractories: Global trends and the future for graphite’s biggest market
Dr Paschoal Bonadia Neto, Mineral Technology Manager, Mineral Technology Centre,Magnesita Refratários SA, Brazil
09:45: Expandable Graphite: an overlooked but emerging growth market 
Thomas Junker, Managing Director, Graphit Kropfmühl /AMG Mining, Germany 
*Each speaker session includes 10 minutes of Q&A 
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10:15 Coffee Break Exhibition Networking 
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11:15  SESSION TWO: GRAPHITE SUPPLY
Chairman: Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:30: China: The future for graphite supply and demand
Haibo Mo, Qingdao Hensen Graphite Co, China
11:50: Environment problems and solutions for China’s graphite industry
Christopher Zhao, Secretary, China NonMetallic Minerals Association, China 
12:10The North American Graphite Industry: From a Processors Perspective  
Stephen Riddle, President, Asbury Carbons, USA
12:30: India’s Graphite Market: Supply & Demand Dynamics
Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Carbon and Chemicals PVT Ltd, India 
12:50: New major near term flake supply from Mozambique 
Speaker TBA, Syrah Resources, Australia 
13:10: Q&A Session with all speakers
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13:30  LUNCH / BUYERS FORUM / EXHIBITION
Sponsored by Alabama Graphite 
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With a Welcome speech from Donald Baxter, President & CEO, Alabama Graphite
Exhibition: An exhibition for new graphite suppliers, services companies and end users will provide the backdrop for all networking sessions during the conference, including the lunch
Buyers Forum: An extended lunch to allow for private meetings with all major suppliers of graphite with buyers / interested parties. 
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15:30  SESSION THREE: NEW SUPPLY PIPELINE
Chairman: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED 
15:30 Julian Stephens, Managing Director, Sovereign Metals Ltd, Australia 
15:45 David Christensen, Managing Director, Renascor Resources, Australia 
16:00 Paul Gorman, Great Lakes Graphite, Canada 16:15 Tim McManus, Bass Metals, Australia 
16:45 Coffee is Served  Coffee will be served during the presentations
 
16:45: Doug Smith, Graphite One, Canada 
17:00: Cherie Leedon, Metals of Africa, Australia 
17:15: John Parker, Lincoln Minerals, Australia 
17:30: Steve Tambanis, Black Rock Mining, Australia
 
17:45: onwards: Networking Drinks Reception  Sponsored by Alabama Graphite 
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DAY THREE: CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS
08:00: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors, Benchmark & IMFORMED 
09:00:  SESSION FOUR: GRAPHITE DEMAND*
Chairman: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED 
09:00: Batteries: An independent market overview and forecast to 2022

Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Associates (US)

09:30: Anodes for Batteries: Current to Future technologies

Dr Emma Kendrick, Chief Technologist  Energy Storage, SHARP Laboratories of Europe
10:00: The evolving use and applications of graphite in the foundry industry
Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)
10:30: Flake graphite price outlookthe divergence of concentrate versus value added products  
Andrew Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:30: End
*Each speaker session includes 10 minutes of Q&A 
11:30  SESSION FIVE: WORKSHOPS 
Focused workshop discussions on key market and technical aspects of the graphite industry.
A short 10minute presentation from industry experts will introduce themes to be discussed. This is a closeddoor affair using Chatham House rules. No journalists will be permitted

Workshop 1  Batteries

  • Competing anode materials: Trends in R&D
  • Technical problems with producing spherical graphite and synthetic graphite
Presentations and discussion from:
  • Emma Kendrick, Chief Technologist, Sharp Laboratories of Europe
  • Joseph Li, Product Manager for Energy Materials, Superior Graphite 
  • Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Workshop 2  Industrials
Chair: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED
  • Trends in graphite consumption in refractories and industrial markets 
  • Considering other carbon materials: threats and opportunities

Presentations and discussion from:

  • Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)
  • Thomas Junker, Managing Director, Graphit Kropfmühl, Germany
  • Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED 
  • Dr Paschoal Bonadia Neto, Mineral Technology Manager, Mineral Technology Centre, Magnesita Refratários SA, Brazil
1300: Lunch
1430: Close of Conference

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