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
09:00 Natural graphite: Supply, Demand & Prices
09:20 Batteries: Entering the age of the megafactory
09:40 Industrials: The outlook for natural graphite’s traditional markets
10:00 Graphene: Prospects for a new end-market
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 North America: Supplying a leading consumer
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 Reviewing developments from the industry’s leading development-stage suppliers
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 The battery anode market: 2016-2021
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