“UBS believes demand for lithium will quintuple by 2025” – Australian Financial Review, December 6, 2017
Battery technology has brought stability to renewables and made the electric vehicle dream a reality. The battery industry is seeing unprecedented demand as the global energy sector transitions into clean energy and electric vehicles disrupt the internal combustion engine’s conventional hold on the automotive industry.
On the back of this paradigm shift, battery metals such as lithium and cobalt have seen a huge surge in prices, while copper, nickel, graphite and rare earths are buoyed by new markets to explore. With demand forecast to increase exponentially for the foreseeable future investors are rushing to get in on the ground floor.
It is with this charged atmosphere that Informa Australia are pleased to announce the inaugural Lithium & Battery Metals Conference, to be held on the 21st – 22nd March, 2018 at the Crown Perth, Western Australia. This conference shall bring together upstream and downstream battery metal interests; involving key discussions on market forecasts, current and upcoming projects, technological breakthroughs, and the future of Australia’s battery industry.
Held alongside the 21st Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast, the 19th Mineral Sands Conferences and the inaugural Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Conference, this event marks a key industry gathering and a networking opportunity not to be missed.
The Minerals & Investment Week
The Minerals & Investment Week presents 4 Industry Conferences under one roof, allowing the finance & investment community, service, engineering & supply industries to switch sessions and plan a track to suit their requirements. This year, the 21st Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference and the 19th Mineral Sands Conference will run concurrently with the inaugural Lithium & Battery Metals Conference and the newly launched Pilbara Conglomerate Gold Conference. A key industry gathering and a networking opportunity not to be missed.
“One Conference pass will give attendees access to all 4 events.”
Hon Bill Johnston MLA
Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia
General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia
Managing Director Ventures, Energy & Minerals, Rio Tinto
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited
Chief Originations and Transactions Officer (Joint), Clean Energy Finance Corporation
Chief Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia Perth
Senior Consultant, CRU Group
Analyst, Corporate Development, Galaxy Resources
Head of Corporate Development, Independence Group NL
Director, Metals & Mining Research, Citi Research
Professor Peter Klinken AC
Chief Scientist, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
Managing Director, Tawana Resources NL
Managing Director, Global Geoscience Ltd
Dr Frank Houllis
Chief Executive Officer, Magnis Resources
Chief Executive Officer, Cobalt Blue Holdings
Chief Operating Officer, Neometals
Managing Director, Lithium Australia NL
Managing Director, Core Exploration
Managing Director, Infinity Lithium Corporation
Managing Director, Northern Cobalt Ltd
Managing Director, VSUN Energy
Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski
Dean, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University
Dr Anand Bhatt
Research Team Leader, Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, CSIRO
Executive Director, TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Northern Minerals
Global Marketing Manager, Mining, ArrMaz
Managing Director, Australian Mines Limited
Executive Chairman, Korab Resources
Managing Director, Ardea Resources Ltd
when & where
21 - 22 Mar 2018
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
1800 556 688
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PLEASE NOTE: The conference is held within the Crown Perth complex. The Crown Towers, Crown Metropole and Crown Promenade hotels are all within easy 5-10 minutes walk to the conference rooms. The closest hotel is the Crown Promenade.
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SPECIAL EVENT ACCOMMODATION RATE
A special event accommodation rate is available (subject to availability) for attendees at the Minerals & Investment Week.
Please note bookings are essential and subject to availability and rates are subject to change without notice.
Accommodation rates and reservations are available via online booking only – click here