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Argus Specialty Metals Week

Track 2: Rare Earths

 *Preliminary program, subject to change

Monday, April 16
17:00 - 19:00
Registration and Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 17
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Breakfast 
09:00 - 10:30
General Session: Specialty Metals Outlook - Battery Metals and Rare Earths
Joint Session for both tracks
  • State of the EV industry: Every major auto manufacturer has announced plans to produce EVs in their fleet by 2020. Understand what rising demand will mean for the battery metals and rare earths supply chain.
  • Specialty metals outlook: Rapid growth in the EV industry will change the dynamics of the markets for metals and minerals used to produce Li-ion batteries and the magnets in the electric motors. Many are worried about potential supply disruptions and price spikes. What is the outlook for supply/demand balances for the battery metals and rare earths market in the wake of the EV boom?
  • Rechargeable battery market: The most cost for producing Li-ion batteries are raw materials. Metals needed to make rechargeable batteries will increase rapidly. What are the key trends and forecast for the rechargeable battery market moving forward?
10:30 - 11:00
Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 2A: Rare Earths Market Dynamics

  • Rare Earths market overview: Understand what 2018 will bring for global supply/demand balances, future trade flows and outlook for price
  • Critical materials seven years after the rare earths crisis: What have we done, what have we learned, and where do we go next?
  • Exports from China: Hear a trader's perspective on the factors affecting the rare earths market and predictions for exports in 2018 in terms of supply, demand and price

Speakers:
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager Consulting, Argus
Alex King, Director, Critical Materials Institute
Zhao Lily, Deputy General Manager of China Metallurgy Import & Export, Jiangsu Company - JS Metal Trading

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch
14:00 - 15:30
Session 2B: Rare Earths Production and Supply Inventories
  • China: Understand how China’s consolidation of rare earths producers will impact supply and the latest updates on China's battle against illegal mining
  • Australia: Understand what Australia's rare earth production will look like and outlook for permanent magnet demand from various countries
  • India: What is the potential for India's rare earths supply? What are the production estimates and outlook for 2018?
  • Domestic initiatives: What is the current status of the DLA's rare earths stockpile, research and development programs?
15:30 - 16:00
Break
16:00 - 17:00 
Session 2C: Rare Earths Specialty Demand Sectors
  • FCC catalysts: What is demand from the FCC catalyst sector and what are the substitute products and technologies for rare earths used in catalysts?
  • Permanent magnets: Understand what sectors are growing the most 
  • Lighting: What is demand from the phosphors industry and how are they viewing alternate materials?
17:00 - 19:00
Reception 
Wednesday, April 18
08:00 - 09:00
Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00
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ession 2D: Rare Earths Technology and Recycling
  • What developments have been made in rare earths recycling? 
  • New technologies to ensure critical materials will be available to keep pace with the advancement of electric vehicles?
10:00 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2E: Rare Earths Projects and Investments
  • New production sources and innovations for rare earths supply
  • Finance challenges - What does the future look like for investment in rare earths projects?
  • Challenges facing technology companies to attract investors
12:00 - 12:05
Argus Concluding Remarks
12:05
Conference Concludes
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Consumers

  • Automotive
  • Alloys
  • Cemented Carbides
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Magnets

Processors

  • Semi-processors
  • Anodes
  • Cathodes
  • Separators

Manufacturing

  • Battery
  • Battery Packs

Producers

  • Lithium 
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Manganese
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  • Rare Earths

Others

  • Government
  • Banks
  • Traders
  • Recyclers
  • Academic
  • Associations

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