Benchmark World Tour 2019

Melbourne

18 September State Library Victoria | Corner Russell & La Trobe Sts | Melbourne, VIC 3000

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08:00 Registration & Breakfast

Keynote 1

08:45 Culture Clash: How automotive supply chains need to adapt for the EV revolution Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations

09:10 Lepidico Joe Walsh, Managing Director (Canada & Australia)
09:25 Australian Vanadium Ltd Vince Algar, Managing Director (Australia)
09:40 First Cobalt Corp Trent Mell, President & CEO, (Canada)
09:55 Neometals Ltd Chris Reed, Managing Director (Australia)
10:10 Q&A with company speakers

Keynote 2

10:30 Pilbara Minerals – Pilgangoora – The last independent large scale lithium raw materials project in WA
  • From first drill-hole to high grade shipments in under 4 years
  • Pilgangoora, fit-for-purpose and measured growth in quality supply
  • Pilbara Minerals, fully integrated with the lithium ion supply chain
  • Pilbara Minerals and POSCO, positioned for supply to the burgeoning Korean battery industry
Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations

10:55 Coffee Break

Industry Presentations

11:15 FYI Resources Ltd Roland Hill, Managing Director (Australia)
11:30 Euro Manganese Marco Romero, President & CEO (Canada)
11:45 Core Lithium Ltd Stephen Biggins, Managing Director (Australia)
12:00 Piedmont Lithium Limited Keith Phillips, Managing Director, (United States)
12:20 Q&A with company speakers
12:40 Lunch collection & Networking

Lunch Keynote

13:10 Cobalt focus – how the landscape has changed following DRC supply side shake up
  • Pricing review – key factors driving low prices in 2019
  • Impacts of DRC supply side shake up: supply/demand balance and prices
  • Cutting through the misinformation: The real future for cobalt in lithium ion batteries
  • Battery Megafactories – who is winning the race for global dominance
  • Raw material implication of the surge in the megafactory capacity growth
Caspar Rawles, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote 3

13:35 Canaccord – Not losing sight of the long term – the investment opportunity in battery materials Reg Spencer, Head of Mining Research – Australia, Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Ltd
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote 4

14:00 LithSonic – Lithium metal production for the post-LIB era Dr Daniel Jewell, Senior Research Engineer, CSIRO

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is an independent Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research. Its chief role is to improve the economic and social performance of industry for the benefit of the community.

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