Benchmark World Tour 2017

Vancouver, Canada

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

33% upstream

9% downstream

58% investors


Vancouver | April 21st 2017
Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

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08:30 Arrival / Networking

Keynotes: The role critical mineral supply chains in 21st century industrial evolution

09:00 Introduction from BMO Capital Markets
09:05 Rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories | What it means for lithium, graphite & cobalt - Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
09:25 The rise & fall of lithium | +60 million tonnes of opportunity - Dr David Deak, CTO, Lithium Americas Former Senior Development Engineer at Tesla, Battery Supply Chain / Gigafactory
09:50 Electric Vehicles investing | weighing up risk versus reward - Edward Niedermeyer, Leading Auto Analyst / / Bloomberg View
10:10 Entropy is Your Friend: A Cyclical Look at Energy Metals Supply Chains Chris Berry, President, House Mountain Partners
10:30 Coffee Break 15 mins

Session 2: Cobalt & Cathodes

11:00 The cobalt conundrum and investment bottlenecks Caspar Rawles, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
11:15 Changing how the world makes lithium ion cathodes Dan Blondal, CEO, Nano One (Cathode Processing, Canada)
11:30 The 3Q Project: Developing the next major lithium discovery Carlos Vicens, CFO, Neo Lithium (Lithium, Argentina)
11:45 Developing the Molo Flake Graphite Project in Madagascar Brent Nykoliation, Snr Vice President, Corporate Development, NextSource Materials Inc (Graphite, Madagascar)

Q&A Host: Jay Roberge, President, Tehama Capital Corp

Q&A Session with all the speakers
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Networking Session / Meet the Speakers

Field Trip | NanoOne cathode pilot plant

Places on the field trip are limited. If you would like to attend, please email Simon Moores on [email protected]

13:00 Bus Leaves Fairmont Pacific Rim
13:45 Arrive at Nanoone Cathode Pilot Plant in Burnaby
14:00 Welcome Presentation, Tour overview
14:15 Tour of Laboratory
15:00 Tour of Pilot Plant
16:00 Return Bus Trip
17:00 Drinks Reception – Downtown Vancouver TBA


Guest Speakers

Brent Nykoliation

Snr VP, NextSource Materials Inc

Carlos Vicens

CFO, Neo Lithium

David Deak

CTO, Lithium Americas

Simon Moores

MD, Benchmark

Jay Roberge

President, Tehama Capital Corp

Dan Blondal

CEO, Nano One Materials

Chris Berry


Edward Niedermeyer


Caspar Rawles

Analyst, Benchmark

Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada