Benchmark World Tour 2017

Stuttgart, Germany

World Tour 2016: Where from the supply chain were delegates from?

38% upstream

41% downstream

21% investors

Stuttgart | June 07th 2017
Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe, Flughafenstraße 50, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany


08:30 Arrival / Coffee, Snacks & Networking

Session 1: Lithium ion battery supply chain in 21st Century

08:55 Introduction from Chair
09:00 Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories | What it means for lithium, graphite & cobalt - Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:20 German auto manufacturers approach to the EV supply chain Michael Schmidt, DERA / Deutsche Rohstoffagentur (Germany)
09:40 China’s lithium convertors and the future role of spodumene Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals (Australia)
10:00 Lithium-ion batteries: downstream impact on materials and products Elbert Loois, Partner, Hi Tech Materials (Germany)
10:20 Questions
10:45 Coffee Break

Session 2: Battery raw materials | Company Presentations

11:15 Keith Coughlan, Managing Director, European Metals (Lithium, Czech Republic)
11:30 Dave Marsh, SVP Metallurgy and Technology Development, Avalon Advanced Material (Lithium, Canada)
11:45 E Cobalt (Cobalt, Canada)
12:00 Robin Goad, CEO, Fortune Minerals (Cobalt, Canada)
12:15 Company TBA
12:30 Company TBA
12:45 Questions
12:45 Seminar End

Field Trip & Dinner | ZSW Battery Facility, Ulm

13:30 Bus Leaves Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe
Lunch to be served on bus
14:15 Arrive at ZSW Battery Facility
14:30 Introduction Presentation from ZSW
15:00 Tour of ZSW’s EV battery laboratory, testing facilities and pilot plant
16:30 Tour finishes, Bus leaves ZSW
17:00 -17:30 Drinks & Dinner on the Donau
  • Drinks/networking on arrival at Bootshaus Restaurant, Ulm, in a beautiful setting on the river Donau
  • Dinner at Bootshaus Restaurant @ 1830
19:30 Bus Departs Bootshaus Restaurant
20:00 Arrive back at Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe


Guest Speakers

Elbert Loois

MP, Hitech Materials

Patrick Highsmith

CEO, Pure Energy Minerals

Keith Coughlan

MD, European Metals


President & CEO, Fortune Minerals


SVP Metallurgy and Technology Development, AVALON ADVANCED MATERIALS INC

Chris Reed


Michael Schmidt

German Mineral Resource Agency (DERA)

Simon Moores

MD, Benchmark

Andrew Miller

Analyst, Benchmark

Caspar Rawles

Analyst, Benchmark

Mövenpick Hotel Stuttgart Airport & Messe, Flughafenstraße 50, 70629 Stuttgart, Germany