Agenda

Sunday 13th November 2016
Day One: Welcome


16:00: Registration @ Island Hotel, Newport Beach

18:00 - 20:00: Welcome Drinks Reception & Networking - Sponsored by Bass Metals

Monday 14th November 2016
Day Two: Conference


08:30: Welcome Address - Mike O'Driscoll & Ismene Clarke, Directors, IMFORMED (UK)

Launching Graphite Supply Chain 2016
The rising criticality of niche minerals versus commodities
Conference & Workshop overview

08:45 - Session One : Keynotes


Chairman: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED

08:45: Graphite 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


10:15 Coffee Break & Exhibition Networking

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.

11:50: Environment problems and solutions for China’s graphite industry

Christopher Zhao, Secretary, China Non-Metallic Minerals Association, China

12:10: The 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 speakers


13:30 - Lunch / Buyers Forum / Exhibition

With a Welcome speech from Donald Baxter, President & CEO, Alabama Graphite

Buyers Forum An extended lunch to allow for private meetings with all major suppliers of graphite with buyers / interested parties. 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 meeting, including the lunch

15:30 - Session Three : New Supply Pipeline


15:30: Julian Stephens, Managing Director, Sovereign Metals Ltd

15:45: David Christensen, Managing Director, Renascor Resources

16:00: Paul Gorman, Great Lakes Graphite

16:15: Tim McManus, Bass Metals

16:45: Coffee Served - served during the presentations

16:45: Doug Smith, Graphite One

17:00: Cherie Leedon, Metals of Africa

17:15: John Parker, Lincoln Minerals

17:30: Steve Tambanis, Black Rock Mining, Australia

17:45 Onwards: Networking Drinks Reception – Sponsored by Alabama Graphite

Tuesday 15th November 2016
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 outlook: the 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
(Coffee / Snacks to be served in each respective workshop)


11:30 - SESSION FIVE: WORKSHOPS

Focused workshop discussions on key market and technical aspects of the graphite industry. A short 10-minute presentation from industry experts will introduce themes to be discussed. This is a closed door affair using Chatham House rules. No journalists will be permitted
Workshop 1 - Batteries
  • Chair: Andrew Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • 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
  • George Hawley, President, George C. Hawley & Associates
  • Don Baxter, President & CEO, Alabama Graphite
Workshop 2 - Industrials
  • Chair: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED
  • Trends in graphite consumption in refractories
  • 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

13:00 - 14:30 - Lunch, Exhibition & close of Graphite Supply Chain 2016

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Speakers

Agenda, speakers and times are subject to change at the discretion of Benchmark and IMFORMED

Dr Emma Kendrick

Chief Technologist – Energy Storage
SHARP Laboratories of Europe


Simon Moores

Managing Director
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence


Andrew Miller

Analyst
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence


Mike O'Driscoll

Director
IMFORMED


Sam
Jaffe

Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Associates


George
Hawley

President, George C. Hawley & Associates


Dr Joseph
Li

Product Manager for Energy Materials, Superior Graphite


Dr Paschoal Bonadia
Neto

Mineral Technology Manager, Magnesita Refratários SA


Richard
Clark

Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)


Thomas
Junker

Managing Director, Graphit Kropfmühl


Stephen
Riddle

President, Asbury Carbons


Tolga
Kumova

Managing Director, Syrah Resources


Haibo
Mo

Deputy General Manager, Qingdao Hensen Graphite Co.


Tim
McManus

CEO, Bass Metals


Shishir
Poddar

Tirupati Carbon and Chemicals PVT Ltd