Benchmark World Tour 2017

Hong Kong, China

World Tour 2016: Where from the supply chain were delegates from?

24% upstream

0% downstream

76% investors


Hong Kong | September 04th 2017
CLSA, 18F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong.

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11:45 Registration & Coffee
12:00 Rise of the battery megafactories : impact on raw materials
  • Lithium ion battery capacity in the pipeline in 2017
  • Impact on lithium, graphite and cobalt
  • Price analysis on raw materials
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, Andy Miller, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
12:20 The rise and fall of lithium: +60m tonnes of opportunity
  • Lithium’s role in the energy storage revolution
  • Gigafactory mathematics
  • Utilizing different sources of lithium and different times (brine, hard rock, clay)
  • Role of lithium recycling
Dr David Deak, CTO, Lithium Americas
Former Senior Development Engineer at Tesla, Battery Supply Chain / Gigafactory

Company Introductions

12:40 Robert Mintak, Director, Standard Lithium, Canada New technology and new sources of brine lithium from North America
12:55 Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals, Australia Evolution from spodumene miner to battery grade lithium hydroxide producer
13:10 Don Baxter, CEO, Alabama Graphite (Graphite) A domestic mining to spherical graphite anode strategy for the USA
13:25 Speaker TBA
13:40 Q&A
14:00 Finish / Meet and Greet


Guest Speakers

Donald Baxter

CEO, Alabama Graphite Corp

David Deak

CTO, Lithium Americas

Chris Reed


Simon Moores

MD, Benchmark

Andrew Miller

Analyst, Benchmark

Caspar Rawles

Analyst, Benchmark

CLSA, 18F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong