San Francisco

Benchmark World Tour 2018

San Francisco, USA


San Francisco | Monday May 14th 2018 Venue: Deutsche Bank Office, 101 California St # 46, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA


08:30 Registration & Breakfast

Keynotes: One

09:00 Lithium ion and alternative battery technologies and their supply chains
  • 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:

09:30 Pure Energy Minerals – Patrick Highsmith, CEO (Canada)
09:45 Global Geoscience – Bernard Rowe, Managing Director (Australia)
10:00 Neo Lithium – Carlos Vicens, CFO (Canada)
10:15 Piedmont Lithium – Keith Phillips, President & CEO, (USA)
10:30 Q&A with all speakers
10:45 Coffee Break

Industry Presentations

11:00 Lake Resources – Steve Promnitz, Managing Director (Australia)
11:15 Standard Lithium – Robert Mintak, CEO & Director (Canada)

Keynotes: Two

11:30 Lithium ion battery raw materials: what does the future hold? 
  • Is the supply chain underestimating electric vehicles?
  • Focus on lithium and cobalt
  • Introducing nickel into the battery raw materials equation
Chris Terry, VP, Metals & Mining Equities, Deutsche Bank

Chris Terry is the world’s leading equity analyst in the battery raw materials space and was the first broker to seriously start covering lithium. Deutsche Bank is one of the highest profile brokers in battery raw materials.

11:50 Q&A with all speakers
12:00 – 12:30 Finish & Meet and greet



Robert Mintak
CEO, Standard Lithium
Steve Promnitz
Managing Director, Lake Resources NL
Patrick Highsmith
CEO, Pure Energy Minerals
Bernard Rowe
Managing Director Global Geoscience
Carlos Vicens
CFO, Neo Lithium