Benchmark World Tour 2017

Zurich, Switzerland


Subject to final confirmation

Zurich | June 9th 2017
Sheraton Zurich Hotel, Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zurich

UBS Autos

08:30 Arrival and registration
09:00 Opening Remarks Christine Novakovic, Group Managing Director, Head of CIC & IB Switzerland, UBS AG
09:10 Tearing down the car that changes everything Patrick Hummel, Executive Director, Head of Autos & Mobility Research, UBS AG
10:00 Block 1 I Supplier Swiss corporate presentations (30min) and panel discussion (30min): opportunities in a disrupted electric mobility ecosystem
  • Komax Holding AG, Günther Silberbauer, Managing Director, Komax Solutions
  • Sika AG, Thomas Hasler, Corporate Head Industry and Dominik Slappnig, Head Investor Relations / Christine Kukan, Investor Relations
  • Leclanché SA, Anil Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer and Antti Vayrynen, e-Mobility Person
11:00 Coffee Break
11:15 Block 2 I Supplier Swiss corporate presentations (45min)
  • Alpiq Holding AG, Marcel Morf, Member of the Management Board
  • Emil Frey Group AG, Philipp Rohmberg, Member of the Management Board
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch/Networking Keynote Lunch presentation
  • • Andrea Vezzini, Dr. sc. Techn. ETH, Professor for Industrial Electronics BFH, Head of BFH-CSEM Energy Storage Research Center (ESReC)

Keynotes | Upstream: Raw Material Trends

13:30 The rise & fall of lithium | +60 million tonnes of opportunity - Dr David Deak, CTO, Lithium Americas Former Senior Development Engineer at Tesla, Battery Supply Chain / Gigafactory

Company Rapidfire: Lithium

13:50 Nemaska Lithium Guy Bourassa, President & CEO
14:05 European Metals Keith Coughlan, Managing Director
14:20 Pure Energy Patrick Highsmith, CEO
14:35 Dakota Minerals David Frances, CEO
14:50 Coffee/Networking

Company Rapidfire: Lithium, Battery Recycling, Cobalt & Graphite

15:30 Neometals Chris Reed, Managing Director
15:45 Fortune Minerals Robin Goad, President & CEO
16:00 E-Cobalt Paul Farquharson, President & CEO

Keynotes | Upstream: Battery Megafactories

16:15 Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories | What it means for lithium, graphite & cobalt - Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence


16:35 Q&A Session with all speakers
17:10 - 17:30 Finish


Guest Speakers

Patrick Highsmith

CEO, Pure Energy Minerals

David Frances

President & CEO, Dakota Minerals

Keith Coughlan

MD, European Metals

Eric Desaulniers

President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite


President & CEO, Fortune Minerals

David Deak

CTO, Lithium Americas

Guy Bourassa


Chris Reed


Simon Moores

MD, Benchmark

Andrew Miller

Analyst, Benchmark

Caspar Rawles

Analyst, Benchmark

Sheraton Zurich Hotel, Pfingstweidstrasse 100, 8005 Zurich