Events Update: Global battery megafactories initiative revealed; Benchmark Minerals Week 2020 cancelled; World Tour continues online

Benchmark is pleased to provide the following latest update for its events for 2020 and 2021. View our 2020/2021 event schedule here.

Global Battery Megafactories initiative for 2021

We are delighted to announce the launch of a global series of Battery Megafactory events for 2021.

Simon Moores, Managing Director, explained: 

“The emergence of a global lithium ion economy and the subsequent global battery arms race that we are witnessing is as much a regional challenge as it a global one.

We are now at 158 global battery megafactories or gigafactories that Benchmark is tracking out to 2030. In 2015, this number was at 3.

It is clear that every continent will have to own significant lithium ion battery capacity to play a role and economically benefit from this 21st century energy storage revolution.

As a result, the outstanding Benchmark Team will be rolling out a series of Battery Megafactories events across the world in 2021. This is an initiative to bring together government, industry and financiers that are seeking to scale the lithium ion supply chain in line with each region’s demand.

Each individual event will be tailored to the region and set the tone for policy, financing, supply chain deal-making .”

Battery Megafactories – a global initiative, a regional focus 
  • Battery Megafactories Europe: 8-9 December 2020 – Berlin, Germany (View site)
  • Battery Megafactories UK: 2 March 2021 – London, UK (Join launch webinar)
  • Battery Megafactories North America: May 2021, New York, USA
  • Battery Megafactories Asia Pacific: September 2021, Perth, Australia
  • Battery Megafactories China: Q1 2022, Shanghai, China

Enquire about Global Delegate Passes or Sponsoring the entire suite of events: [email protected] 

Benchmark Minerals Week 2020 (Cathodes + Anodes Conferences) cancelled; 2021 to take place in Los Angeles in-person 

Scheduled to take place on 16-20 November 2020 in Los Angeles, Benchmark Minerals Week is the centre-piece event for deal-making in the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain consisting of our Cathodes and Graphite + Anodes conferences.

Unfortunately due to the continuing erratic nature and severity of the coronavirus pandemic and uncertainty in Los Angeles, we have decided to cancel this event and focus our efforts on making the newly named Benchmark Week 2021 the industry’s comeback event of the year.

Benchmark Week 2021 will take place in mid-November in Los Angeles, California, USA at the Sheraton Universal and feature Cathodes Conference 2021 and Anodes Conference 2021 in the same week.

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Benchmark Summit 2020 – Washington DC now online, 20 October 2020 

Join the webinar here // Benchmark’s annual summit in Washington DC will this year take place online on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 6pm UK. Bringing together stakeholders in the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains and US government representatives. To enquire as a speaker email [email protected].

Battery Megafactories UK 2021 launch webinar for 13 October 2020 (online) 

Join the webinar here // To celebrate our new Battery Megafactories UK initiative, we will host a webinar to on Tuesday 13 October introduce the subject and stimulate discussion on this 21st century challenge that will set the tone for our in-person event, Battery Megafactories UK in 2021

Battery Megafactories UK, taking place in London on 2 March 2021, will outline the challenges and bring solutions to: securing raw materials, giga-sized cathode and anode plants, the construction of battery megafactories /gigafactories and battery recycling.

This conference will set the agenda for a domestic UK lithium ion supply chain to secure the future automotive and energy storage industries. Join the webinar. 

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Battery Megafactories Europe in-person green light for December in Berlin

While we continue to monitor the ever changing coronavirus risks, we can confirm that Battery Megafactories Europe 2020 will go ahead in Berlin on 8-9 December 2020.

Implementing Benchmark’s social distancing policy and together with German Government and event venue guidelines, we are excited to host this world class inaugural event.

  • You can buy delegate tickets here.
  • You can enquire to be a speaker / sponsor, email us here.

As for all our in-person events, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus risk to our clients and team members and will always be on the side of extreme caution. If we feel that the event is unsafe to host we will alert all delegates at least 60 days before the event is due to take place. 

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Benchmark World Tour continues online

The great success of our online series of seminars, the Benchmark World Tour East & West, continues to gather pace.

The Benchmark Team will continue to provide these seminars live for our audiences around the world and with unlimited streaming for Benchmark Members.

Our next set of World Tour seminars are:

  • World Tour East: Hard Rock Lithium Special – Wednesday 26th August @ 8am UK (Join the seminar free)
  • World Tour East – High Purity Alumina Special – Friday 28 August @  8am UK (Online) – Join us here.

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