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 Carbon Powders for Lithium-ion: Past, Present, Future. Hugues Jacquemin, CEO and General Manager, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
09:45 Building the world’s largest spherical graphite plantMs Xia, Vice General Manager, Luimao Graphite
10:00 How Europe’s demand for value added graphite is changingAlexander Unfried, Sales Director Graphit Kropfmühl
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  How to be successful supplying Natural Flake Graphite and which type of markets to sell to – Stephen Riddle, CEO, 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)
14:50 Paul Ferguson, Chief Marketing Officer, Great Lakes Graphite
15:05 David Christensen, Managing Director, Renascor Resources
15:20 Peter Canterbury, Managing Director, Triton Minerals Ltd
15:35 Coffee Break
15:50 How Europe’s demand for value added graphite is changing Speaker TBA
16:00 Peter Wright, Non-Executive Director, Bass Metals
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
Session One: Lithium ion batteries
Li-ion cell to pack: The role of anodes in enabling new applications

AK Srouji, Principal Battery Scientist, Romeo Power (US)
09:30 Battery Demand: Lithium ion batteries: the path to $100/kWh and cost implications of graphite
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors (US)
10:00 The potential for anode recycling from a lithium ion battery
Hans Eric Melin, President, Creation Inn (UK)
10:30 Coffee
Session Two: Industrial
11:00 Real World Graphene: Industrial applications for the 21st Century
Richard Clarke, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)
12:30 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Finish