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Lithium & Battery Metals Conference

Australia’s Forum for the Battery Revolution – Bringing together upstream and downstream interests

21 – 22 Mar 2018 | Crown Perth

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This event marks a key industry gathering & networking opportunity not to be missed!
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overview

“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.

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agenda

8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS | Western Australia

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

9:30 am

Rio Tinto - Jadar

Simon Trott, Managing Director - Salt, Uranium and Borates, Rio Tinto

10:00 am

Galaxy Resources

Senior Representative, Galaxy Resources,

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Lithium Market Analysis

Toby Green, Senior Consultant, CRU Group

12:00 pm

  • Stage 1 Ore Reserve of 80.3 Million Tonnes
  • Project Constriction is ramping up rapidly
  • Demand for Lithium is predicted to grow at an annualised rate of more than 12%

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

  • Core has established the first Lithium Resource in the NT near Darwin
  • Recent placement to Yahua – one of China’s largest lithium producers – and spodumene offtake agreement being negotiated
  • Development supported by arguably the best logistics chain to China of any Australian Lithium Project – HOA with Darwin Port for Export
  • Significant potential to grow Resources
  • Core recently signed deal with Liontown to acquire 50 adjacent pegmatite prospects

2:00 pm

Renaissance One – Darwin’s Lithium Ion Battery Gigafactory

Brian Craighead, Managing Director, Energy Renaissance Pty Ltd

2:30 pm

  • Magnis Resources Projects – background and business case
  • Project execution in light of technology and fast growing market
  • Strategic partnering approach to development

3:00 pm

Townsville Lithium-Ion Battery Gigafactory

Senior Representative, Boston Energy & Innovation (Invited),

3:30 pm

Networking and refreshment break

4:00 pm

To be advised

4:30 pm

To be advised

5:00 pm

Recovery of Lithium from Spodumene - energy and environmental considerations

Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski, Dean, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:40 pm

CLOSING | Networking Drinks & End of Conference Day One

8:00 am

Registration & Morning Coffee

8:55 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

Tianqi Lithium

Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia

9:30 am

10:00 am

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:00 am

Global Geoscience

Bernard Rowe, Managing Director, Global Geoscience Ltd

11:30 am

Tawana Resources

Mark Calderwood, Managing Director, Tawana Resources NL

12:00 pm

San Jose – Developing lithium carbonate production in Spain

Adrian Byass, Managing Director, Plymouth Minerals Limited

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

Lithium Australia

Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia NL

1:55 pm

Northern Cobalt

Michael Schwarz, Managing Director, Northern Cobalt Ltd

2:20 pm

COB - World Class Cobalt Pure Play

Joe Kaderavek, Chief Executive Officer, Cobalt Blue Holdings

2:45 pm

Vanadium In Energy Storage

3:10 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:40 pm

UltraBattery – The next step in lead acid battery technology

Dr Anand Bhatt, Research Team Leader, Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, CSIRO

Senior Representative, Ecoult Energy Storage Solutions,

4:05 pm

Magnesium Batteries

Andrej Karpinski, Executive Chairman, Korab Resources

4:30 pm

TiO2 In Battery Production

David McCoy, Executive Director, TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd

4:55 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

CLOSING | End of Conference

pricing

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* Early Bird Rate Expires 22nd December 2017

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.”

Global Iron Ore & Steel   Mineral Sands   Pilbara Conglomerate Gold

speakers

Hon Bill Johnston MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Western Australia

Simon Trott

Managing Director - Salt, Uranium and Borates, Rio Tinto

Phil Thick

General Manager, Tianqi Lithium Australia

Ken Brinsden

Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited

Toby Green

Senior Consultant, CRU Group

Brian Craighead

Managing Director, Energy Renaissance Pty Ltd

Senior Representative, Galaxy Resources

Bernard Rowe

Managing Director, Global Geoscience Ltd

Joe Kaderavek

Chief Executive Officer, Cobalt Blue Holdings

Adrian Griffin

Managing Director, Lithium Australia NL

Stephen Biggins

Managing Director, Core Exploration

Adrian Byass

Managing Director, Plymouth Minerals Limited

Dr Frank Houllis

Chief Executive Officer, Magnis Resources

Michael Schwarz

Managing Director, Northern Cobalt Ltd

Mark Calderwood

Managing Director, Tawana Resources NL

Vincent Algar

Managing Director, Australian Vanadium

Professor Bogdan Dlugogorski

Dean, School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University

Dr Anand Bhatt

Research Team Leader, Advanced Energy Storage Technologies, CSIRO

David McCoy

Executive Director, TZ Minerals International Pty Ltd

Andrej Karpinski

Executive Chairman, Korab Resources

Senior Representative, Ecoult Energy Storage Solutions

when & where

21 - 22 Mar 2018

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Click here or call 02 8585 0808.

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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Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4477
Nicholas.Mayfield@informa.com

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship Manager
+61 2 9080 4030
Megan.Rogulski@informa.com.au

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