Tokyo | World Tour 2015
Wednesday 14 October 2015 | Park Hyatt Tokyo, 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 163-1055

Benchmark Lunch Briefing
Provisional Itinerary

13:00: Lunch Begins

13:15: Lunch is served/Talks begin

Lunch is served while the first presentation begins

13:35: 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

14:00: Lithium-ion battery materials trends and their future prospects
Sachiya Inagaki, General Manager, Yano Research Institute (Japan)

  • Understanding the trends in cathodes, anode, electrolytes, and Separators
  • Insight into the semi-processed specialist products that serve the cell manufacturers

14:30: 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

15:20: Jay Chmelauskas, President & CEO, Western Lithium (Canada)

15:40: Q&A Discussion: What future for the lithium ion battery supply chain?



Park Hyatt Tokyo, 3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan, 163-1055

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