Agenda

Sunday 5th November 2017

16:00 Reception
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome drinks reception & networking

Monday 6th November 2017

Day Two: Conference

Session One: Keynotes
08:45 Welcome address – Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED (UK)
09:00 Entering the age of the lithium ion battery megafactory: impact on graphite – Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)
09:20 Lithium ion battery forecast: the path to $100/kWhSam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisers (US)
09:40 Industrials: The outlook for natural graphite’s traditional markets
10:00 Real World Graphene: Prospects for a new end-marketRichard Clark – Morgan Advanced Ceramics (US)
10:20 Coffee Break
Session Two: Graphite Supply
11:00 China: Key developments and future supply
11:20 Africa: A new horizon for graphite production?
11:40 South America: The silent giant of natural graphite supply
12:00  The North American market for graphite – Stephen Riddle, President, Asbury Carbons (US)
12:20 Europe: Prospects for the expandable graphite market
12:40 Asia: The complexities of spherical supply
13:00 Supply panel session
13:30 Lunch / Exhibition
New Supply Pipeline
15:30 Chairman’s opening remarks: how has global graphite exploration changed since 2011? Murray Lines, Stratum Resources Consulting Group (Australia)

Eight graphite exploration and development companies will present. Agenda for the New Supply Pipeline will be updated on a regular basis. If you have an interest in speaking, please email Simon Moores on info@benchmarkminerals.com 

17:30 Networking drinks reception

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Day Three: Graphite Demand | Battery & Industrial Streams

Dedicated demand forums focussing on the key issues effecting different sides of the graphite market

08:00 Networking breakfast with exhibitors
Stream 1: Graphite anodes for lithium-ion batteries
09:00 Why will graphite be difficult to beat as an anode material?

Dr Ryan Bayliss, Department of Materials, University of Oxford (UK)

09:30 The lithium-ion battery market: A downstream perspective
10:00 Spherical graphite: Ensuring consistency and reliability
10:30 Synthetic graphite: Challenges in expanding synthetic capacity
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 From consumer electronics to EVs: Anode chemistry developments
12:00 Batteries of the future
12:30 Panel Discussion
13:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Close of Graphite Supply Chain 2017
Stream 2: Industrial end-markets
09:00 Developments in graphite’s traditional end-markets
09:30 Refractories: The outlook for graphite’s leading end-market
10:00 Foundries: Production and raw material requirements
10:30 Recarburizer: Natural graphite’s place as a carbon additive
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 The changing face of Chinese demand
12:00 Global industrial outlook
12:30 Panel discussion
13:00 Lunch, Exhibition and Close of Graphite Supply Chain 2017