07:30 Registration
08:00 Breakfast & Networking
Session One: Keynotes
09:00 State of the industry  – Andrew Miller, Senior Analyst, 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 The era of the lithium ion batteryDr Saad Hasan, Advanced technology Engineer, General Motors
11:00 Coffee and Networking
Session Two: Raw material supply – Natural vs synthetic
11:30 Synthetic Graphite and Anode Materials in China Yongmin Qiao, Director of Technology, Shanghai Shanshan Tech Co. Ltd.
12:00 Building the world’s largest flake graphite mineShaun Verner, MD & CEO, Syrah Resources
12:30 Development trends and outlook for China’s natural graphite and NEVs Wei Liu, President, BAIC Motor – Heilongjiang Pride New Material Technology
13:00 Battery supply chain: Impacts on the graphite world – Fabrizio Corti, Business Director, Imerys Graphite & Carbon
13:30 Lunch is served
New supply pipeline I
15:30 Keynote: Battery market outlook – Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn ERA
16:00 Peter Wright, Executive Director, Bass Metals
16:15 David Flanagan, MD, Battery Minerals Ltd
16:30 Greg Bowes, CEO, Northern Graphite
16:45 Battery-grade graphite pricing Albert Li, China Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
17:15 Drinks reception


08:00 Breakfast
Session Four: Technical briefing
09:00 Super Anodes: new generation graphite for improved Li-ion batteries Mark Thompson, MD, Talga Resources Ltd
09:30 The impact of anode demand: traditional vs emerging markets  – Richard Clark, Lead, Materials Science Community, Morgan Advanced Materials
10:00 Anode material selection: Natural vs Synthetic – Dr Joseph Li, Technical Product Manager, Superior Graphite
10:30 Coffee & Networking
Session Five: New supply pipeline II
11:15 Keynote: Graphite forecasting: 2018-2028  – Andy Leyland, Head of Forecasting, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:45 Mike Rosenstreich, Managing Director, Hexagon Resources
12:00 Christoph Frey, Technical Graphite Specialist, Kibaran Resources
12:15 Chris Jones, President & CEO, Westwater Resources
12:30 Lunch is served
Session Six: Alternative anode technologies
14:00 Future anode technologiesDavid Deak, Independent
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 Defining solid state: the case for lithium metal anodes –Mark Cooksey, Principal Research Leader, CSIRO
16:00 Next generation graphite-based anodes – Dr Sanshiro Nagare , NARA Machinery Group
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.