07:30 Registration
08:00 Breakfast & Networking
Session One: Keynotes
09:00 State of the industry  – Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:30 The US Energy Storage MarketDr Sanjiv Malhotra, Director – Energy Investor Centre, Department of Energy
10:00 Market Analysis of Natural Graphite and Anode MaterialsXueqin He, BTR President & Board Chairman of China Graphite Industry Development Alliance, Shenzhen BTR New Energy Materials Inc
10:30 Synthetic Graphite and Anode Materials in China Yongmin Qiao, Director of Technology, Shanghai Shanshan Tech Co. Ltd.
11:00 Coffee and Networking
Session Two: Raw material supply – Natural vs synthetic
11:30 The era of the lithium ion batteryDr Saad Hasan, Advanced technology Engineer, General Motors
12:00 Building the world’s largest flake graphite mineShaun Verner, MD & CEO, Syrah Resources
12:30 China’s flake graphite supply chainXiaomin Xia, Vice General Manager, Jixi Northeast Asia Mineral Resources
13:00 Natural vs synthetic graphite in battery anodes – Fabrizio Corti, Business Director, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
13:30 Lunch is served
New supply pipeline I
15:30 Keynote: Developing value-added graphite production
16:00 Tim McManus, CEO, Bass Metals
16:15 David Flanagan, MD, Battery Minerals Ltd
16:30 Sait Uysal, Marketing Manager, MRC Mineral Commodities
16:45 TBC
17:00 Battery-grade graphite pricing Andrew Miller, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
17:30 Drinks reception


08:00 Breakfast
Session Four: Technical briefing
09:00 Anode materials of the future: Graphene Mark Thompson, MD, Talga Resources Ltd
09:20 The impact of anode demand: traditional vs emerging markets  – Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials
09:40 Anode material selection: Natural vs Synthetic Dr Joseph Li, Technical Product Manager, Superior Graphite
10:00 Q&A
10:30 Coffee & Networking
Session Five: New supply pipeline II
11:00 Graphite forecasting: 2018-2028  – Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:30 Mike Rosenstreich, Managing Director, Hexagon Resources
11:45 TBC
12:00 TBC
12:15 TBC
12:30 Lunch is served
Session Six: Alternative anode technologies
14:00 Next generation graphite-based anode productions Dr Sanshiro Nagare , NARA Machinery Group
14:30 Silicon anodes: A game-changer?Craig Weich, VP Business Development, Sila Nanotechnologies
15:00 Solid-state batteries: lithium anodes Doug Campbell, CEO, Solid Power
15:30 Future anode technologies
16:00 Panel session
16:30 End of conference
19:00 – 22:00 Benchmark Minerals Week 2018: Dinner & Drinks Dinner and drinks for delegates and speakers attending Graphite + Anodes 2018 and Cathodes 2018 in the stunning setting of Balboa Bay. An opportunity to network with the decision makers from both sides of the lithium ion battery supply chain.