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Lithium & Battery Metals Conference

Unlocking Australia’s Battery Potential

20 – 21 March 2019 | Crown Perth

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This event marks a key industry gathering & networking opportunity not to be missed!
Single registration for 4 industry conferences // See pricing below

overview

A global shift is underway as countries legislate an end to internal combustion vehicle sales and the automotive industry prepares for the next generation of electric vehicles to hit the roads with 2025 pegged as the tipping point in EV uptake as their costs dip below conventional vehicles, causing demand to surge.

While opinion is divided on whether battery metals markets will see over or undersupply, more and more companies are doubling down and looking to tap into the lucrative downstream processing markets, as exemplified by the WA Government’s Lithium Taskforce which seeks to establish Australia as a global battery chemical hub.

Building on 2018’s highly successful inaugural event, the Lithium & Battery Metals Conference returns to the Crown Perth this March 21-22 for a comprehensive 2-day summit; featuring in-depth analysis of current and future markets, updates from battery metals projects large and small, commentary from government officials and industry experts, and an increased focus on Australia’s downstream value add potential.

This event forms part of the Minerals & Investment Week and will take place at the same time as the 22nd Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference, 20th Mineral Sands Conference, and the inaugural Asia-Pacific Nickel Conference.

agenda

8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

OPPOSITION ADDRESS | Labor's Plan for Australia's Battery Industry

Madeleine King MP, Shadow Minister Assisting for Resources, Federal Opposition

BATTERY COMMODITIES PANEL

9:30 am

A comprehensive breakdown of the major battery commodity markets – including roundtable discussion from leading analysts on the current state of the sector, demand trends, oversupply vs undersupply, and what we can expect over the coming year.

Lithium

Nell Agate Tsui, Principal Research Analyst | Global Inorganics - Lithium & Battery Metals, IHS Markit

Graphite

Toby Green, Senior Consultant, CRU

Cobalt

Joyce Zhang, Senior Pricing Specialist & Associate Editor, Metals, S&P Global Platts

Copper/Nickel

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

WA GOVERNMENT ADDRESS | Western Australia's Lithium Taskforce

Hon. Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia

11:20 am

Pilgangoora

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Minerals

11:50 am

Speaker to be advised

12:20 pm

Clean TeQ sunrise Project

Sam Riggall, Chief Executive Officer, Clean TeQ

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

Nolans Project

Dr Gavin Lockyer, Managing Director, Arafura Resources

2:15 pm

AMAL

Mark Calderwood, Managing Director, Alliance Mineral Assets Limited

2:40 pm

Lithium Australia

Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia NL

3:05 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:35 pm

Kibaran Resources

Andrew Spinks, Managing Director, Kibaran Resources

4:00 pm

Northern Minerals

George Bauk, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Minerals

4:25 pm

McIntosh Graphite Project

Mike Rosenstreich, Managing Director, Hexagon Resources

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks & End of Conference Day One

8:30 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Toby Green, Senior Consultant, CRU

9:00 am

Australia's EV Future

Behyad Jafari, CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

9:30 am

Investing in the Clean Energy Supply Chain

Robert Wilson, Head of Western Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

10:00 am

  • Novel Technologies
  • Policies Promoting Resources Efficiency
  • Whole Life-Cycle of Li, Co & Ni – from Ore Utilisation to Spent Battery Recycling

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Altura

James Brown, Managing Director, Altura Mining

11:30 am

Aeon Metals

Hamish Collins, Managing Director, Aeon Metals

12:00 pm

Australian Mines

Benjamin Bell, Managing Director, Australian Mines

12:20 pm

TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE | Mineral Technologies | Downer

Craig Vadeikis, Global Manager, Metallurgy, Mineral Technologies

12:35 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:35 pm

  • Two significant, hard rock lithium projects in Western Australia
  • Maiden, high-grade Mineral Resource of ~21 Million Tonnes @ 1.4% Lithium at Kathleen Valley Project, WA
  • Second outstanding lithium discovery at Buldania Project, WA
  • Progressing towards Development
  • Potential to substantially grow Resources

1:55 pm

  •  Current status of the use of « Critical Raw Materials » for EVs
  •  Communication on CRMs to non-experts
  •  Scenario development for the potential use of CRMs 2025-2050, including full transition to electric drive for road transport
  •  The uncertainties of material needs for the development of electric vehicles (batteries, electron-motors)

2:25 pm

The Territory's First Lithium Mine

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Exploration

2:45 pm

Australia's Battery Industry Potential

Warren Pearce, Chief Executive Officer, AMEC

3:15 pm

Junior Spotlight

3:55 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

4:00 pm

CLOSING | Afternoon Tea & End of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$3195+GSTEarly Bird

speakers

Madeleine King MP

Shadow Minister Assisting for Resources, Federal Opposition

Hon. Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia

Ken Brinsden

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Minerals

Behyad Jafari

CEO, Electric Vehicle Council

Sam Riggall

Chief Executive Officer, Clean TeQ

Nell Agate Tsui

Principal Research Analyst | Global Inorganics - Lithium & Battery Metals, IHS Markit

Toby Green

Senior Consultant, CRU

Joyce Zhang

Senior Pricing Specialist & Associate Editor, Metals, S&P Global Platts

Robert Wilson

Head of Western Australia, Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Dr Xiao Lin

Associate Professor of the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hamish Collins

Managing Director, Aeon Metals

James Brown

Managing Director, Altura Mining

Mark Calderwood

Managing Director, Alliance Mineral Assets Limited

Benjamin Bell

Managing Director, Australian Mines

Adrian Griffin

Managing Director, Lithium Australia NL

Gavin Lockyer

Managing Director, Arafura Resources

George Bauk

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Northern Minerals

Andrew Spinks

Managing Director, Kibaran Resources

Warren Pearce

Chief Executive Officer, AMEC

Craig Vadeikis

Global Manager, Metallurgy, Mineral Technologies

Stephen Biggins

Managing Director, Core Exploration

David Richards

Managing Director, Liontown Resources

Mike Rosenstreich

Managing Director, Hexagon Resources

Bert Witkamp

Operating Agent, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology Collaboration Programme, International Energy Association

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The Minerals & Investment Week

The Minerals & Investment Week is the key industry gathering providing expert insights for Australia’s resources community. Comprising four conferences all under the one roof, delegates can select sessions and plan a unique track to suit their individual needs.

This year’s participating conferences are the 22nd Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast Conference, 20th Annual Mineral Sands Conference, 2nd Annual Lithium & Battery Metals Conference, and the inaugural Asia-Pacific Nickel Conference.

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to hear exclusive market updates and network with leaders from across the entire mining and resources industry. Please join us on 20-21 March 2019 at Crown Perth.

Register to attend any of the conferences and receive access to all four events!

Global Iron Ore & Steel   Asia-Pacific Nickel   Mineral Sands

when & where

21 - 22 Mar 2019

Crown Perth
Great Eastern Highway
Burswood WA 6100
1800 556 688
www.crownperth.com.au

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
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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
Special accommodation rates are available via the Crown Hotels website. Please quote “EVENT658897” in the promotional code field to receive your negotiated event rate, Click here for more information.

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