Agenda

Benchmark Minerals Week 2019
DAY ONE: MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2019

Session 1: Keynotes

08:45 Welcome Address
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:00 State of the industry
Andrew Miller, Head of Price Assessments, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:20 The Rise of China’s EV market
Wei Liu, President, BAIC Motor- Heilongjiang Pride New Material Technology Co.,Ltd
09:40 SGL Carbon’s Perspective on Synthetic Graphite Anode for xEV Battery Applications
Dr Chong Chen, Senior Manager – Battery Solutions, SGL Carbon
10:00 Challenges in the value added Graphite Market
Stephen Riddle, CEO, Asbury Carbons
10:20 Coffee Break

Session 2: Synthetic graphite

Chair: Robert Colbourn, Manager, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

11:00 Synthetic graphite for LIB anodes – why and how it’s capturing the EV market
Richard Clark, Global Lead – Energy Storage, Morgan Advanced Materials
11:20 Carbonization & graphitization
Haibo Mo, General Manager, Hensen Graphite
11:40 Beyond Asia: Anode Supply Localization in America and Europe
Bruce Gallaher, General Manager, Pyrotek
12:00 Q&A Panel
12:15 Lunch

Session 3: Natural Graphite

Chair: Ty Dinwoodie, Managing Director, Dinwoodie Consulting Ltd

14:00 Strengthening the Anode Supply Chain
Shaun Verner, MD & CEO, Syrah Resources
14:20 Africa’s large flake graphite potential
Shishir Poddar, Chairman & MD, Tirupati Graphite
14:40 Carbon Materials for Energy Storage Systems
Dr Joe Gnanaraj & Bruce Wells, R&D Directors, American Energy Technologies
15:00 Q&A Panel
15:15 Coffee Break

Session 4: Future anode technologies

Chair: Greg Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

15:45 Lithium ion battery technology developments
Adam Panayi, MD, Rho Motion
16:00 Powering Better Batteries with Next Generation Lithium-Ion Silicon Anodes
Craig Weich, VP Business Development, Sila Nanotechnologies
16:20 Feeding the Beast: Establishing a European Li-ion Anode Supply
Mark Thompson, Managing Director, Talga Resources
16:40 SiMoGraphTM – Tomorrow’s Energy Today!
Eric M. Leslie, Managing Director, Trion Energy Solutions
17:00 Solid State Technology
Dean Frankel, Business Development, Solid Power
17:20 Drinks reception
DAY TWO: TUESDAY 12TH NOVEMBER 2019

Session 5: New supply pipeline

Chair: Ty Dinwoodie, Managing Director, Dinwoodie Consulting Ltd

09:00 Expanding flake graphite capacity outside of China
Surinder Ghag, Group Technical Services Manager, Mineral Commodities
09:20 Rick Anthon, Chairman, Bass Metals
09:35 Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite
09:50 Ugo Landry-Tolszczuck, COO, SRG Mining
10:05 Battery technology outlook
Logan Goldie-Scot, Manager, Energy Storage, Bloomberg NEF
10:25 Anode supply chain forecasting
Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
10:45 Coffee break

Session 6: Processing Briefing

Chair: Chris Berry, President, House Mountain Partners

11:15 The complexities of graphite processing
Igor Barsukov, American Energy Technologies Co.
11:30 Integrated anode solutions outside China
Ryan Hanrahan, Director, Wave International Pty Ltd
11:45 Graphite Purification: Alternatives, Challenges and Cost
Dr Reiner Haus, MD, Dorfner Anzaplan
12:00 Electric India: The Hidden EV market & Closing the Loop with Battery Recycling & Graphite Recovery
Rajat Verma, Founder & CEO, Lohum Cleantech Pvt Ltd
12:15 Q&A Panel
12:30 Lunch

19:00 – 22:00 BM Week Joint Networking Reception


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Speakers

To be announced