Benchmark World Tour 2018

Chicago, USA


Chicago | Friday May 11th 2018
Venue: 222 S Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL 60606, USA


08:00 Registration & Breakfast

Keynotes: One

08:30 What can compete with lithium ion batteries in EVs and Energy Storage and by when?
  • Lithium ion batteries: state of play – production, capacity build out, and market forecast
  • EVs: Introducing Solid State Batteries
  • Energy Storage: Lithium ion versus vanadium flow
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)

Benchmark is the world’s leading market price data and supply chain intel provider focused on lithium ion and solid-state battery supply chains. Benchmark sets the monthly lithium reference price that is published by Bloomberg, testified to US Senate in 2017 and is widely quoted in global media.

Industry Presentations:

09:00 Lake Resources Steve Promnitz, Managing Director (Australia)
09:15 Standard Lithium – Robert Mintak, CEO & Director (Canada)
09:30 Piedmont Lithium – Taso Arima, Executive Director (Australia)
09:35 Neo Lithium – Carlos Vicens, CFO (Canada)

Keynotes: Two

09:50 Introducing the commercial potential for solid state batteries in EVs
  • Solid state batteries 101 – a producer’s perspective
  • The medium and long-term potential in solid state cells versus lithium ion batteries
  • Solid state’s anode and cathode materials that are leading the charge
Douglas Campbell, CEO, Solid Power Inc (USA)

Solid Power is a cutting edge leading researcher and developer of next-generation, all solid-state rechargeable batteries with a goal of commercializing the technology as a successor to lithium ion in EVs.

10:35 Q&A with all speakers
11:00 Coffee Break Networking with Benchmark and Deutsche Bank / One on One meetings
12:30 Breakfast Workshop Ends


To be announced


Robert Mintak

CEO, Standard Lithium

Steve Promnitz

Managing Director, Lake Resources NL

Patrick Highsmith

CEO, Pure Energy Minerals

Tim Johnston

President and CEO, Desert Lion Energy

Carlos Vicens

CFO, Neo Lithium