New York | World Tour 2015
Thursday 17 September 2015 | UBS Auditorium, 1285 Avenue of the Americas

Directions to seminar:

  • New York | World Tour will take place at UBS Auditorium, 9th Floor, 1285 Avenue of the Americas (6th Avenue)
  • Attendees will enter the UBS Welcome Center on 51st Street and clear security.
  • They will then use the elevators directly across the hall to head up to the 9th Floor to the reception area


12:00: Registration & Networking Lunch

Simple lunch where delegates can eat in their seats during the opening talks

Independent Speakers

12:10: The Battery Supply Chain in a lithium-ion revolution
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Critical Minerals and Metals: A battery powered tipping point

  • Understanding the opaque world of battery raw materials (graphite, lithium, cobalt)
  • Producing a battery, from mine to market
  • Rise of the battery megafactories: Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory, LG Chem , Panasonic and more

12:30: The rapidly evolving EV, Stationary Storage and Consumer Electronics Markets for Batteries
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors (USA)

  • Market sizing and forecasts for stationary, automotive and consumer electronics batteries
  • Shining a light on the global and regulatory dynamics that are driving this market
  • Chemistry and technology trends

12:50: The New Great Game? Convergence in Energy, Technology, and Resources Chris Berry, Founder and President, House Mountain Partners LLC (USA)

  • How is technology transforming energy availability?
  • What are the geopolitical implications of this transformation?
  • How are governments and industry shifting to capture the anticipated growth in next generation supply chains?
  • Where are the optimal opportunities?

Public Company Speakers - Lithium

13:20: Guy Bourassa, President & CEO, Nemaska Lithium Corp (Canada)

13:35: Jay Chmelauskas, President & CEO, Western Lithium (Canada)

Coffee Break

Public Company Speakers - Graphite

14:00: Paul Gorman, CEO & Director, Great Lakes Graphite (Canada)

14:15: Tolga Kumova, Managing Director, Syrah Resources (Australia)

Q&A Panel Sessions

14:30 - 15:15: What is the future for the lithium ion battery supply chain?


  • Chair: UBS
  • Simon Moores, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
  • Sam Jaffe, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
  • Chris Berry, House Mountain Partners
  • Jay Chmelauskas, Western Lithium
  • Guy Bourassa, Nemaska Lithium
  • Paul Gorman, Great Lakes Graphite
  • Tolga Kumova, Syrah Resources

Benchmark Drinks Reception

17:30 - 19:00: Networking drinks with speakers



UBS Auditorium, 1285 Avenue of the Americas

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