Benchmark World Tour 2019

Perth

20 September DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge | 100 James Street | Perth, Western Australia 6003

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08:15 Registration & Breakfast
08:55 Chair: Opening Remarks Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Keynote 1

09:00 Lithium Valley WA – The development of lithium valley and the WA supply chain Cameron Edwards, Director, InfraNomics
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote 2

09:25 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

Industry Presentations

09:50 FYI Resources Ltd Roland Hill, Managing Director (Australia)
10:15 Euro Manganese Marco Romero, President & CEO (Canada)
10:30 Australian Vanadium Ltd Vince Algar, Managing Director (Australia)
10:45 Q&A with company speakers
11:00 Coffee Break

Keynote 3

11:25 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

11:50 Lepidico Joe Walsh, Managing Director (Canada & Australia)
12:05 First Cobalt Corp Trent Mell, President & CEO, (Canada)
12:20 Talga Resources Ltd Mark Thompson, Managing Director (Australia)
12:35 Q&A with company speakers
12:50 Lunch Collection & Networking

Lunch Keynote

13:20 Feeling the Pinch: EV’s, Batteries and the Global Supply Chain Colleen Yates, CEO, Regional Development Australia Perth
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote Four

13:45 The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) as a catalyst for growth of the Australian industries across the battery value chain Tim Shanahan – Chairman of Future Battery Industries CRC Ltd
20-minute presentation, 10-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote Five

14:10 Culture Clash: How automotive supply chains need to adapt for the EV revolution Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
20-minute presentation, 10-minute direct Q&A with keynote
15:00 End

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