Sunday 5th November 2017

17:00 Registration is Open
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome drinks reception & networking by pool

Monday 6th November 2017

Day One: Focusing on setting the scene, global graphite supply and new development projects in the pipeline

Session One: Keynotes – 20 minute presentations with 10 min Q&A for each speaker
08:30 Welcome address from Chair – Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED (UK)
08:45 Entering the age of the lithium ion battery megafactory: impact on graphite – Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)
09:15 Industrials overviewSpeaker TBA
09:45 Creating an integrated graphite strategy Hugues Jacquemin, CEO and General Manager, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
10:00 Building the world’s largest spherical graphite plantMs Xia, Vice General Manager, Luimao Graphite
10:15 Coffee Break
Session Two: Global Graphite Supply 15 minute presentations with panel session discussion. Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED
11:15 Developments in the Chinese Expandable Graphite Market Haibo Mo, Deputy General Manager, Qingdao Hensen Graphite Co., Ltd.
11:35 Africa: Opening the world’s biggest flake graphite mine in MozambiqueShaun Verner, Managing Director, Syrah Resources (Australia)
11:55 The evolution in India’s flake graphite supply Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Carbon and Chemicals PVT Ltd
12:15  The North American market for graphite – Stephen Riddle, President, Asbury Carbons (US)
12:35 Panel Discussion with all speakers
13:00 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
Session Three: New Supply Pipeline Rapidfire session profiling the exploration and development of new graphite assets around the world
14:30 How has global graphite exploration changed since 2011? Murray Lines, Managing Director, Stratum (Australia)
15:35 Coffee Break
15:50 How Europe’s demand for value added graphite is changing Speaker TBA
16:55 Panel Q&A – All speakers
17:30 Networking Drinks Reception

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Day Two: Focusing on graphite demand in two new streamed sessions: batteries and industrials

08:00 Networking breakfast with exhibitors
Stream 1: Batteries
10:00 Anode buyer
10:30 Why will graphite be difficult to beat as an anode material? Dr Ryan Bayliss, Department of Materials, University of Oxford (UK)
11:00 Lithium ion battery recycling: what does this mean for raw material demand? Hans Eric Melin, CEO, Creation Inn (Former VP New Markets, Battery Solutions LLC & Former CEO, Refind Technologies)
11:30 Lithium ion batteries: the path to $100/kWh and cost implications of graphite Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors (US)
12:00 Open Floor Discussion
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Close of Graphite Supply Chain 2017
Stream 2: Industrials
08:30 Networking breakfast with exhibitors
Chairman: Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED (UK)
10:00 Real World Graphene: Industrial applications for the 21 st Century Richard Clarke, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)
10:30 Recurburiser: Natural graphite’s place as a carbon additive Speaker TBA
11:00 Refractories: The outlook for graphite’s leading end-market Speaker TBA
11:30 Open Floor discussion
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Close of Graphite Supply Chain 2017