Sunday 5th November 2017

17:00 Registration is Open
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome drinks reception

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 The rise of anode megafactories in a lithium ion age – 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
10:15 How Europe’s demand for value added graphite is changingAlexander Unfried, Sales Director Graphit Kropfmühl
10:45 Coffee Break
Session Two: Global Graphite Supply 15 minute presentations with panel session discussion. Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED
11:40 Developments in the Chinese Expandable Graphite Market Haibo Mo, Deputy General Manager, Qingdao Hensen Graphite Co., Ltd.
12.00 Africa: Opening the world’s biggest flake graphite mine in MozambiqueRob Schaefer, Chief Commercial Officer, Syrah Resources (Australia)
12.20 The evolution in India’s flake graphite supply Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Carbon and Chemicals PVT Ltd
12.40  How to be successful supplying Natural Flake Graphite and which type of markets to sell to – Stephen Riddle, CEO, Asbury Carbons (US)
13.00 Panel Discussion with all speakers
13:30 Lunch, Exhibition & Networking
Session Three: New Supply Pipeline Rapidfire session profiling the exploration and development of new graphite assets around the world
15.00 How has global graphite exploration changed since 2011? Murray Lines, Managing Director, Stratum (Australia)
15.20 David Christensen, Managing Director, Renascor Resources
15.35 Peter Canterbury, Managing Director, Triton Minerals Ltd
15.50 Peter Wright, Non Executive Director, Bass Metals
16.05 Raphael Beaudoin, Director of Operations, SRG
16.20  Q&A with speakers
17.00 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
09:00 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 & Networking 
Session Two: Industrial
11:00 Real World Graphene: Industrial applications for the 21st Century Richard Clarke, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials (US)
11:30 Flake graphite price rises: What to expect in 2018 Andy Miller, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)
12:00  China’s refractories minerals meltdown: graphite & refractory raw materials  Mike O’Driscoll, Director. IMFORMED
12:30 Lunch & Networking
14:00 Finish