Vancouver | World Tour 2015
Thursday 1 October 2015 | The Vancouver Club, 915 West Hastings Street


12:00: Registration & Networking Lunch

Independent Speakers

12:45: 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

13:10: The rapidly evolving EV, Stationary Storage and Consumer Electronics Markets for Batteries
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors (USA)

  • Market sizing and forecasts for stationary, automotive and consumer electronics batteries
  • Shining a light on the global and regulatory dynamics that are driving this market
  • Chemistry and technology trends

13:40: Copper: criticality of an industrial metal in a low carbon world
Gianni Kovacevic, Founder & Executive Chairman, Copperbank

Public Company Speakers

14:05: Jay Chmelauskas, President & CEO, Western Lithium (Canada)

14:20: Sait Uysal, Global Marketing Manager, Syrah Resources (Australia)

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 Sessions

15:20 - 16:00: What future for the lithium ion battery supply chain?


  • Chair: Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Sam Jaffe, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
  • Andrew Miller, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Jay Chmelauskas, Western Lithium
  • Sait Uysal, Syrah Resources
  • Gianni Kovacevic, Copperbank

Benchmark Drinks Reception

17:00: Networking drinks with speakers



The Vancouver Club 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1C6

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