|Tuesday 12th November 2019|
Solid State Symposium
Ahead of the annual Benchmark Minerals Week Joint Networking Reception, join our expert speakers on a session designed to explore the biggest potential disruptor to existing lithium ion battery technology: solid state batteries.
Given the implications of the technology across the supply chain, delegates from both Graphite + Anodes 2019 and Cathodes 2019 are invited to join us for an interactive symposium exploring the challenges and opportunities of new battery technology.
Emily Hersh, Managing Partner, DCDB Group
|17:10||Battery technology outlook
Logan Goldie-Scot, Manager, Energy Sotrage, Bloomberg NEF
|17:25||Commercialising a solid-state future|
|17:45||Solid state technology
Doug Campbell, CEO, Solid Power
|18:00||Q&A with all speakers|
|19:00 – 22:00||BM Week Joint Networking Reception|
|Wednesday 13th November 2019|
Session 1: KeynotesChair: Vivas Kumar, Principal Consultant, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
|08:45||Welcome Address Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence|
|09:00||Guest of Honour 2019|
|09:30||China’s cathode empire Yuan Gao, President and CEO, Pulead Technology|
|09:50||Developing cathode capacity outside of Asia Robert Privette, Business Development Manager, Umicore|
|10:10||Asian cathode producer|
Session 2: Cobalt & Nickel
|11:20||Trent Mell, President & CEO, First Cobalt Corp|
|11:35||The future for cobalt and nickel in batteries Anthony Milewski, Chairman & CEO, Cobalt 27|
|11:55||Developing US nickel sulphate capacity Sean Werger, President, Talon Metals|
Debate 1: Brine vs Spodumene
In recent years the urgent need to expand lithium supplies to meet growing battery demand has seen a shift in the leading feedstock material, towards what has historically been a higher cost source of production.
Our expert panel debate the pros and cons of lithium’s two primary sources of feedstock material and ask which will be more crucial in meeting the needs of the EV revolution.
Moderator: Joe Lowry, President, Global Lithium LLC
Nickel vs Cobalt
The hype that surrounded the shift towards high-nickel cathode technologies has not come to bear as quickly as many were anticipating at the start of 2018.
As cathode, battery and EV producers weigh up the benefits of progressing established technologies, our expert panel discuss what this means for the intensity of nickel and cobalt in lithium ion battery cathodes over the coming decade, and how each industry is prepared to meet these needs.
|14:30||Coffee & Dessert
Session 3: Lithium
|16:00||Jon Evans, CEO, Lithium Americas|
|16:20||Ken Brinsden, MD & CEO, Pilbara Minerals|
|16:40||Richard Cohen, Managing Director, Rio Tinto|
|17:00||Mr Xiong Wei, VP, General Lithium|
Day One of Cathodes 2019 will conclude with two fireside discussions with a group of expert panelists, exploring the outlook for the minerals and metals of strategic importance in the lithium ion battery supply chain.
An interactive discussion will be held over a wine tasting, providing delegates with a chance to finish the day with an in depth discussion on the the opportunities and challenges facing the EV supply chain in the relaxed setting of Merina Del Ray.
Fireside chat 1: Lithium’s EV leapModerator: Abid Mukhtar, Partner, Commodity Capital
Fireside chat 2: Battery Mineral InvestmentModerator: Tobias Tretter, Partner, Commodity Capital
|Thursday 14th November 2019|
Session 4 : Demand Keynotes
|08:45||Lithium ion battery outlook
Sam Jaffe, MD, Cairn ERA
|09:20||Heavy Duty EVs|
|10:40||Q&A Panel with all speakers|
Session 5 : Future Technologies
Logan Goldie-Scot, Mananger, Energy Storage, Bloomberg NEF
|11:45||Cathode technology update
Dan Blondal, CEO, Nano One Materials
|12:00||Lithium ion’s recycling challenge
Mike Tamlin, COO, Neometals Ltd
|12:15||Cathode material solutions
Eric Kish, CEO, Nanoramic Labs
|12:30||Forecasting the lithium ion revolution
Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
|13:15||Lunch and conference end
WHAT DID THE DELEGATES SAY ABOUT BENCHMARK MINERALS WEEK 2018?
To be announced