Sydney | World Tour 2015
Thursday 22 October 2015 | SMC Conference & Function Centre, 66 Goulburn Street


12:30: Registration & Network Lunch

Network with Benchmark staff and Meet the sponsors over business lunch

Independent Speakers

13:15: 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

Public Company Speakers

13:45: Market trends in lithium ion battery production and anode materials, Jens Berkan, Chief Technology Officer, Syrah Resources (Graphite / Australia)

14:10: Epanko graphite a long term stable supply of graphite for the emerging Battery Market, Andrew Spinks, Managing Director, Kibaran Resources (Graphite / Australia) with Christoph Frey

14:30: Steve Tambanis, Managing Director for Black Rock Mining (Graphite / Australia)

14:50: Michael Tamlin, Neo Metals

15:10: Coffee Break

15:35: Critical minerals and metals versus commodities
Andrew Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (UK)

  • How specialist minerals differ to commodities
  • Understanding pricing and trade flows for lithium, graphite and cobalt
  • Key factors to consider before investing

Q&A Panel Session

15:45 - 16:30: Audience Q&A with all speakers



66 Goulburn Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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