London | World Tour 2015
11 September 2015 | St James Theatre, 12 Palace Street


12:30: Registration & Network Lunch

Network with Benchmark staff and Meet the sponsors over business lunch

Independent Speakers

13:15: The Battery Supply Chain in a lithium-ion revolution | Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Critical Minerals and Metals: A battery powered tipping point

  • Understanding the opaque world of battery raw materials (graphite, lithium, cobalt)
  • Producing a battery, from mine to market
  • Rise of the battery megafactories: Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory, LG Chem , Panasonic and more

Public Company Speakers

13:45: Guy Bourassa, President & CEO, Nemaska Lithium Corp (Canada)

14:00: Jay Chmelauskas, President & CEO, Western Lithium (Canada)

14:15: Tolga Kumova, Syrah Resources (Graphite / Australia)

14:30: Coffee Break

15:00: Critical minerals and metals versus commodities
Andrew Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)

  • How specialist minerals differ to commodities
  • Understanding pricing and trade flows for lithium, graphite and cobalt
  • Key factors to consider before investing

Q&A Panel Session

15:00 - 16:30: What is the future for the lithium ion battery supply chain?


  • Chair: Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Andy Miller, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Jay Chmelauskas, Western Lithium
  • Guy Bourassa, Nemaska Lithium
  • Tolga Kumova, Syrah Resources

Benchmark Drinks Reception

16:30 - 18:00: Networking drinks with speakers

Meet the speakers networking drinks in the St James Theatre Brasserie



St James Theatre, 12 Palace St, London SW1E 5JA0

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