Benchmark/IMFORMED launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is proud to announce its first partnership with IMFORMED to launch Graphite Supply Chain 2016, a high value conference and workshop for the natural graphite industry.

Taking place from 13-15 November 2016 at Newport Beach, USA, Graphite Supply Chain 2016 will analyse graphite’s price trends, supply and demand from its key end markets of batteries, refractories, recarburisers and value added products.

The high value conference will focus on the key buyers and sellers of the global natural graphite industry and create a much needed, high value forum to discuss the major trends defining the industry.

The rise of lithium-ion battery megafactories and with it demand for spherical graphite is taking the industry in a new direction. In 2015 alone, spherical graphite exports out of China increased by 43% to add to a five-year CAGR growth trend of 27% (Benchmark data).

At the same time, demand from the steel market is recalibrating leaving a situation graphite has never before faced. Furthermore, demand for value added products like expandable graphite are showing strong growth leaving a future brighter for larger flake feedstock.

The graphite industry is at a crossroads.

• How will major new sources impact supply?
• What effect will the lithium ion battery surge have on natural graphite?
• What does the future hold for flake’s industrial markets?
• Will graphite compete on cost with other carbons?

Graphite Supply Chain 2016 will have the biggest speakers and tackle the major questions by bringing together two of the most experienced, relevant, independent information companies for the niche minerals sector.

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is a data collection and information company that specialises in natural graphite. Created by Simon Moores in 2014, Benchmark focuses on the critical battery raw materials – graphite, lithium and cobalt – and the lithium ion battery supply chain.

This specialism culminated in a 9-week world tour where the business spoke in front of 477 people and hosted a series of institutional investor breakfast briefings and luncheons arranged by Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Canaccord Genuity.

IMFORMED is an industrial minerals forum and research provider launched by Mike O’Driscoll and Ismene Clarke in 2015. The business unites two of the industry’s most experienced professionals to create high impact, valuable networking forums for top level professionals.

IMFORMED already operates a number of major industry forums and has many scheduled for 2016 including: Mineral Logistics, Oilfield Minerals & Markets, MagForum (Magnesium), and Mineral Recycling.

Together Benchmark and IMFORMED are delighted to team up for Graphite Supply Chain 2016.

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Source: Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Ltd

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