Benchmark World Tour 2019

Tokyo

25 September Park Hyatt Tokyo | 3-7-1-2 Nishi-Shinjuku | Shinjuku-ku | 163-1055

Supported by Yano Research Institute

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12:00 Registration
12:30 Lunch is served
13:00 World Tour Introduction from Chairman Robert Colbourn, Manager, Benchmark Membership, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Keynote 1

13:15 Japan’s Supply Chain Strategy for Lithium ion Batteries Hidetaka Hamada, Deputy Director – Minerals and Mining Division, Agency Natural Resources and Energy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Keynote 2

13:40 JOGMEC’s approach for critical metals and efforts for stable supply JOGMEC のクリティカルメタルに対するアプローチと安定供給への取り組み Tomohiro Shiratori, Deputy Director – Research Division / Metals Strategy Department, JOGMEC
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations

14:05 Lake Resources NL Stu Crow, Chairman (Australia)
14:20 Prospect Resources Ltd Sam Hosack, Managing Director (Australia)
14:35 Talga Resources Ltd Mark Thompson, Managing Director (Australia)
14:50 Q&A Panel Session with 2 industry presenters
15:05 Coffee Break

Keynote 3

15:20 Lithium Usage in different cathodes Mitsuhiro Mori, Principal Consultant – Asia, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations

15:40 Neometals Mike Tamlin, COO (Australia)
15:55 Lepidico Joe Walsh, Managing Director (Canada & Australia)
16:10 Nanoramic Laboratories Kitae Park, Director of R&D
16:25 Q&A Panel Session with 2 industry presenters

Keynote 4

16:40 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
15-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote
17:30 End

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