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Argus Metals Week 2018 sees the return of the popular Battery Conference, a brand new SnWTa Summit and our flagship NiCoMo event take the stage at the Waldorf Hilton in London, UK.

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Battery Conference (27 — 28 February)
Following a successful launch in 2017, the battery conference returns to focus on the multifaceted lithium market with market data on redox, lithium titanate, lead acid, alkaline and zinc batteries
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SnWTa Summit (27 — 28 February)
Our brand new event combines last year's Tungsten and Tantalum content and completes the conflict materials by introducing Tin. Take a journey with us from mines to market to end-user and recycling, whilst learning about responsible sourcing and due diligence. 
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NiCoMo (1 — 2 March)
The original foundation of Nickel, Cobalt, Molybdenum and Ferro-Chrome will be returning with a key focus on steel, stainless steel and superalloys. Join this flagship conference for cutting edge updates on market predictions and prospects.
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  • Thoughts from Do-Fluoride Chemicals on current lithium consumption
  • The future of lead-acid batteries per Hallgarten & Company's Christopher Eccelstone
  • How Cobalt27 and Groupe Renault see large multinationals cleanly sourcing enough Cobalt to meet demand
  • Michael Masterman of W Resources giving us an update on the La Parrilla project

Confirmed speakers from across Argus Metals Week 2018:

Anand Gupta
Anand Gupta
Chief Executive Officer
Aamor Inox
Reiner Haus Reiner Haus
Managing Director
Dofner Anzaplan

Bill Reid
William Reid
Associate Director:  Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings & Mill Products Strategy
Pratt & Whitney
Terry Perles
Terry Perles
President
Motive Metals
Denis Gorbachev
Denis Gorbachev
Director International Business
WOLFRAM Company
Dominic Heaton
Dominic Heaton
Chief Executive Officer
Masan Resources
Michael Lillja
Michael Lillja
Marketing Director
Afarak Group
Barbara Buck, VP Sales and Marketing, Climax Molybdenum
Barbara Buck
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Climax Molybdenum Company
Michael Michael Masterman
Executive Chairman
W Resources
Fedor Mironenko
Fedor Mironenko
General Manager
Avas Trading
 


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Christopher Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Alix Resources

Cassie Yen, Manager of Foreign Trade Dept, Do-Fluoride Chemicals

Christopher Reed, Managing Director, Neometals

Jeremy Poirier, President & CEO, Bearing Lithium

Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus

Marco Romero, President & CEO, Euro Manganese

Hakim Faqir, R&D Hydrometallurgy Deputy Director, Managem Group


Fabio Maggiore, Metal Man, Orim

Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel

Stephane Chorlet, Sales & Marketing Vice President, Erasteel - VALDI

David Weight, President, Cobalt Development Institute

Philippe Richard, Secretary General, International Chromium Development Association

Carl Landuydt, Managing  Director, Aperam Sourcing

Stephane Chorlet, Sales & Marketing Vice President, Erasteel - VALDI

Nigel Clarke, Manager Alloys & Metals Procurement, Liberty Speciality Steels


Andrew O'Donovan, CEO, Global Advanced Metals

Michael Dornhofer, Director of Purchasing & Logistic Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten

Richard Lucas, Managing Director, Wolf Minerals

Johann Jacobs, Chairman, King Island Scheelite

Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI

Burghard Zeiler, General Secretary, International Tungsten Industry Association

Lawrence Heim, Managing Director, Elm Group


 
 
   

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Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. Argus Metals Week 2018 will provide participants with a high-level update and detailed analysis of the global cobalt, nickel, molybdenum, ferro-chrome, stainless steel, lithium, tin, tungsten, tantalum and complementary metal markets. The sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

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Battery Conference | 27 — 28 February 2018

 Mark Seddon 100Mark Seddon, ConsultantArgus

Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London.  He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services.  With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector.

After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in European Business Administration, as well as a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management, Mark spent three years as a sugar trader with Louis Dreyfus, a leading global soft commodities company.  The next 20 years were spent at Roskill Information Services, a leader in international metals and minerals research.  In January 2001, Mark was appointed a director at Roskill and in December 2010 became the Managing Director of the company.  Prior to joining Argus, he ran his own metals consulting company, Tungsten Market Research.

Angela Lee, Manager of Overseas Department, Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co
Bert Witkamp, Project Co-ordinator, EAFO

Bert Witkamp is Project Co-ordinator of the European Commission’s European Alternative Fuel Observatory (EAFO) project, the EU reference point for information about alternative fuel vehicles, charging and refuelling infrastructures and supportive legislation in Europe. Bert is a member of the commission’s Sustainable Transport Forum as an electromobility and electric vehicle expert and frequently serves the commission as an expert in electromobility or alternative fuels. Bert is an Operating Agent for the IEA’s Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Technology Co-operation Platform leading the Fuels and Drivetrains task. He is an independent observer in the Clean Energy Ministerial Electric Vehicles Initiative. Bert is a Partner at Dutch consultancy FIER Automotive. He is Owner of Valuad, a Belgium consultancy specialising in Electromobility. He is a Board Member of Belgium Electromobility Association ASBE. Bert is a former Secretary-General of European association for electromobility AVERE. Bert has worked for 25 years in multinational companies supplying the automotive sector where he has held senior executive positions in supply chain, manufacturing and general management. He has run businesses in wind energy, biomass, solar energy, sustainable housing and sustainable waste management.
Christopher Reed, Managing Director, Neometals
 Marco Romero, President and Chief Executive Officer, Euro Manganese

A Canadian entrepreneur with over 35 years of international experience in the mining, mineral processing and construction material sectors. He has held leadership roles in mineral exploration, mine planning, permitting, project finance and development, as well as operations management. He has extensive corporate development experience and co-founded several Canadian companies, including Eldorado Gold, Polaris Materials and Euro Manganese. Recipient of several international, national and local awards for achievements in corporate social responsibility and environmental excellence.
Hakim Faqir, R & D Hydrometallurgy Deputy Director, Managem Group

Hakim Faqir is the deputy director of research activity at Moroccan firm Reminex’s research centre. He received his PhD in physical chemistry and spectrometry from the University of Marseille, France, in 1995 and has studied various aspects of superconductor materials.  Hakim joined the Institute for Materials Research at Tohoku University in Japan from 1996-99, before securing an HDR degree from the Aix-Marseille University in France in 2001. He has 18 years’ experience in hydrometallurgy as a researcher at Reminex having joined the company in 1999. Hakim is also an active member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Peter Secker, Chief Executive Officer, Bacanora Minerals

Peter Secker is a mining engineer with over 35 years of experience in the resources industry. He has built and operated a number of mines and metallurgical processing facilities in Africa, Australia, China and Canada. His operating and project experience spans a range of commodities including titanium, copper, iron ore, gold and lithium.

Peter has been chief executive of a number of publicly-listed companies for the past 14 years, most recently developing a lithium project in Quebec and he is developing the Sonora Lithium project in Mexico.
 Nicole Willing, Minor Metals Editor, Argus 
 Mikhail Nikomarov, Chief Executive Officer, Bushveld Minerals

Mikhail Nikomarov is an entrepreneur and African energy leader committed to resolving the continent’s electricity shortage. He co-founded Bushveld Energy to provide large-scale energy storage solutions across the African continent. Working with numerous partners, the company is also localising manufacturing of vanadium redox flow batteries in South Africa. Previously, Mikhail spent 6.5 years with McKinsey & Company in Moscow and Johannesburg, advising national governments, utilities and manufacturers on growth strategy and policy and leading operational turnarounds in the energy sector. He co-authored McKinsey & Company’s report "Brighter Africa: the growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector." Before that, he was a commercial banker in the US. Mikhail chairs the Energy Storage Committee for Vanitec, the global organisation of vanadium producers. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Diploma from the London School of Economics and two undergraduate degrees in History and Economics from the University of Massachusetts.
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SnWTa Summit | 27 — 28 February 2018

Michael DornhoferMichael Dornhofer, Director of Purchasing & Logistic, Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten

Michael is director of sourcing, purchasing and logistics at Wolfram Bergbau and Huetten (WBH). WBH is a subsidiary of Sandvik, a world leader in hard metals.

In addition to scheelite from Wolfram's mine, WBH buys primary raw materials (tungsten concentrate), secondary raw materials (hard and soft scrap) and APT/oxides direct from mines and producers, as well as from traders.

As WBH is one of the largest consumers of tungsten raw materials, the sourcing is challenging and constant contacts to existing and potential suppliers worldwide are a key to success. The continuous observation of market trends is an absolute must.

Before joining WBH 10 years ago, Michael worked in sales and management positions at Rio Tinto Minerals and for equipment producers.

He has a mining engineering university degree and a postgraduate education in international trade.

Michael lives in Graz, Austria with his wife and two daughters.
Michael Mastermann Michael Masterman, Executive Chairman, W Resources

Michael is co-founder of W Resources and has an exceptional track record in establishing and financing new resources companies. In 2010, Michael took on an executive role with Fortescue Metals Group overseeing the FMG Iron Bridge iron ore company and completing the $1.15bn sale of a 31pc interest in the project to Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group. He was chief financial officer and executive director of Anaconda Nickel (now Minara Resources). Michael oversaw the financing of the $1.2bn Murrin Murrin nickel and cobalt project in Western Australia, which involved negotiating a $220mn joint venture agreement with Glencore International and the raising of $420m in project finance from a US capital markets issue — the first of its kind for a greenfield mining project.

Prior to joining Anaconda Nickel, he spent eight years at global management consulting firm McKinsey and Company, serving major international resources companies, principally in the area of strategy and development. He is a founding shareholder at Fortescue Metals Group, Po Valley Energy and Atacama Metals.
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Mark SeddonConsultantArgus

Mark Seddon is Senior Manager (Metals), Consulting Services, based in London.  He is responsible for Argus’ rare earths and tungsten monthly outlooks and for developing metals consulting services.  With over 25 years’ experience in the commodities industry as a trader, researcher, consultant and company executive, Mark has a wealth of experience in the metals sector.

After gaining a BA (Hons) Degree in European Business Administration, as well as a Diplôme d’Études Supérieures Européennes de Management, Mark spent three years as a sugar trader with Louis Dreyfus, a leading global soft commodities company.  The next 20 years were spent at Roskill Information Services, a leader in international metals and minerals research.  In January 2001, Mark was appointed a director at Roskill and in December 2010 became the Managing Director of the company.  Prior to joining Argus, he ran his own metals consulting company, Tungsten Market Research.
Fedor Mironenko Fedor Mironenko, General Manager, Avas Trading

Fedor Mironenko is general manager of UK-based Avas Trading, which he joined as director in 2014. Previously, he worked in Wogen Resources’ Moscow office in 2008-014, handling physical trading in Russia and the CIS, and business development in neighbouring countries and regions, including Turkey, Mongolia and eastern Europe. Fedor started his career in metals at Russian Tungsten producer Wolfram in 2001, where he managed international sales and purchasing, marketing and logistics.
Denis GorbachevDenis Gorbachev, Director International Business, Wolfram Company

Denis has over 13 years of experience in the tungsten business and long-standing involvement with Wolfram, a large Russian manufacturer of tungsten products with over 1,500 employees. He worked in various roles in the international trade department and procurement before his appointment as business development director and is also involved in expanding the company’s operations.
 Polina SparksPolina Sparks, Analysis Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus

Polina Sparks is Analysis Editor at Argus Metals International and has 20 years of experience as a journalist and analyst in the metals sector. She has reported on all sectors of the non-ferrous metals industry and on downstream industries including aerospace and chemical. She is focused on specialty metals at present. Polina joined Argus from Metal-Pages, where she had been Editor since 2007 and subsequently Head of Research.  Her responsibilities included managing development and implementation of commodity price reporting across minor metal, ferro-alloy and rare earth markets. Polina’s previous roles included Senior Assistant Editor at Metal Bulletin, where she was responsible for developing coverage of the non-ferrous metals industry in the CIS, central Asia and eastern Europe. She is a graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge University, and holds professional qualifications in Journalism and Translation.
 Andrew O'Donovan, Chief Executive Officer, Global Advanced Metals

Andrew O’Donovan is chief executive of mining and metal processing company Global Advanced Metals (GAM).  Headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, GAM has mining operations in Western Australia, and processing plants in Pennsylvania and Japan.  GAM’s main product is the metal Tantalum, a raw material used in electronics (capacitors and semiconductors), aircraft and turbine engines, the chemical processing industry, medical, military and other applications. Andrew has been with this business since 2004, and became chief executive in 2013, shortly after it was sold by former owner, Cabot Corporation, to private equity owned GAM.
Prior to moving to the US, Andrew held various management positions in a number of electronics companies, most recently as European Director of Program Management  in Sanmina Corporation — one of the world’s largest electronic manufacturing service providers. He is a graduate of University College Dublin and University College Cork.
 Per-Olof Loof, Chief Executive Officer, Kemet Electronics

Per-Olof Loof is Chief Executive of Kemet (NYSE:KEM), a leading global manufacturer of electronic components with 16,000 employees, operations in 24 countries and headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Per-Olof is a former President and Chief Executive of Sensormatic Electronics, the world’s leader in electronic security. Per-Olof was most recently inducted into Nova Southeastern University’s H Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, has served as Honorary Consul of Sweden for the state of Florida since 2006, and was elected Freeman and Citizen of the City of London in 2001.
 Richard Lucas, Managing Director, Wolf Minerals
 Cristian Cretu, Director, Business Development, H.C. Starck

Cristian Cretu is Director of Business Development for German metals supplier HC Starck’s US subsidiary in Boston. He joined the company in 2008 to work in product management and business development of refractory metals for chemical processing, superconductors, additive manufacturing and other industries. Cristian has previously worked in research and development of gold alloys for Mintek in Johannesburgh, South Africa, opto-electronics for Alfalight in Madison, US, and management of products for the thin film industry for Targray in Montreal, Canada. Cristian has a master’s degree in materials science and engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania.
 Stephen Nicol, CEO and Director, Saloro
 Lawrence Heim, Managing Director, Elm Group
 Keith Jones, Managing Director, Conflict Free Certification
 Johann Jacobs, Chairman, King Island Scheelite
 Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI

Kay Nimmo is Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs for global tin association ITRI. She joined ITRI to lead its materials research and subsequently formed a new group to influence and manage legislative, environmental and social matters across the tin industry. Kay leads a number of industry critical global activities including the REACH consortium, the ITRI Tin Supply Chain Initiative (iTSCi) addressing conflict mineral issues, and the ITRI Code of Conduct to implement the tin industry standard for responsible production. Kay gained experience designing new industrial and electronic materials and understanding the needs of product manufacturers at the UK’s Cookson Technology Centre after graduating in metallurgy from Birmingham University.

 P. S Mony, Trader, Krome Commodities
 Burghard Zeiler, General-Secretary, International Tungsten Industry Association

Burghard Zeiler has been Secretary-General of the International Tungsten Industry Association since January 2012. He was an ITIA Executive Committee member from 2000 to 2011 and served as ITIA President from 2006 to 2008. Burghard joined Austrian metals company Wolfram Bergbau und Hutten in 1991 and was the company’s Chief Executive from 2000 to 2011. Burghard studied at Vienna University of Technical from 1982 to 1989.
 Roland Chavasse, Director, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.)
Ran Maimon, Owner and President, Metal-Tech Israel

Ran Maimon is the Owner and President of Metal-Tech Israel, which recycles Tungsten scrap and produces tungsten and tungsten carbide powder for the cemented carbide industry. Metal-Tech developed the innovative Moly treatments and as a result the company was involved in building a number of Moly processing facilities around the world. Ran is the founder and owner of Jurametal SRL in Bolivia, where tungsten and tantalite concentrates are collected and processed. He is a Partner and Director of Commerce and Finance for THH Moly Processing in Thailand, which was founded in 2008 and specialises in the leaching and roasting of high Cu Moly concentrates. Ran has a BA degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in business and industrial management from Ben Gurion University in Israel.
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NiCoMo | 1 — 2 March 2018

Barbara Buck, Climax MolybdenumBarbara Buck, Vice President, Climax Molybdenum

Barbara Buck is the Vice-President, Marketing and Sales for Climax Molybdenum. Barbara joined Climax Molybdenum in 2005. She has held sales, marketing, and business management positions with Union Carbide, Amoco Chemical and UCB Chemical. She holds a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and completed the Wharton Senior Management Program.
Reiner HausReiner Haus, Managing Director, Dorfner Anzaplan

Dr Haus’ focus is in the speciality mineral, rare metals and speciality minerals business. He has a strong academic background in applied and engineering geology. After completing a PhD at KIT in Karlsruhe, Dr Haus held a senior research manager position and was awarded a research fellowship at MIT in Boston, Dept of Mechanical Engineering.
In 2000 he became head of engineering, research and development at Dorfner, a renowned European producer of industrial and speciality minerals. Shortly after he was appointed managing director of Dorfner Anzaplan, a leading independent analytical and engineering firm in strategic minerals and metals based in Germany with projects globally.
In January 2016 he became Managing Director of m.PLAN International, a joint venture of Anzaplan and Micon International based in Toronto, Canada.
He completed his EMBA at RWTH Aachen/University of St. Gallen in 2005.
Nigel Tunna Nigel Tunna, Vice President Business Development, Argus

Nigel has been involved with the metals industry since 1979 when he joined Cominco as a specialty metals trader. Since that time he worked with Sassoon Metals and Chemicals and China Industrial Resources trading in a wide range of metals, ferro-alloys and rare earths from China and the CIS before setting up his own trading company, Rushmore, specialising in antimony and tungsten. In 2000 he started Metal-Pages to provide business intelligence to the metals industry. He is a former chairman of the Minor Metals Trade Association.

 Carl Landuydt, Managing Director, Aperam Sourcing

 Bill (William) Reid, Pratt & WhitneyWilliam Reid, Associate Director: Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings & Mill Products Strategy, Pratt & Whitney

Bill Reid is Pratt and Whitney Associate Director for Forgings, Airfoil and Structural Castings and Mill Products Strategy.  Bill is responsible for leading the team that establishes the long term strategy and contractual negotiation of these products used in the manufacture of PW products. In addition, Bill’s team manages and directs the sourcing of the billet for those forgings and melt stick for castings used by PW US.  His team is also responsible for metals industry analysis and managing cost via elemental strategies for elements that are used for the billet and cast melt stick alloys.
 Anand GuptaAnand Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Aamor Inox

Anand joined his family’s stainless steel business, Ambica Steels, in 2001, and started taking the regular family business to a global and international platform. He started the first export business of stainless steel billets produced by Ambica Steels in 2004. And he established a greenfield cold-finishing plant for producing stainless steel bright bars, squares and hexagons in 2005. Hanand started product sales in Europe — Aamor-Inox’s biggest market — and later developed sales across 50 countries worldwide, achieving sales growth of more than 100pc/yr. Anand renamed the company Aamor Inox from Ambica Stainless Steel on 31 January 2016. Aamor Inox has become one of the most trusted names in stainless steel bright bars and one of the largest exporters of “specialty” stainless steel long products from India. Anand has a BA (Honours) degree in International Business from the University of Portsmouth, UK. 
 Michael LilljaMichael Lillja, Marketing Director, Afarak Group

Michael Lillja is head of marketing and sales at Finland-based integrated ferro-alloy producer Afarak’s trading subsidiary in Malta. Michael has held a number of leading positions in energy sector firms over the past few decades including Luxembourg’s Alloy 2000, Kazakhstan’s ENRC, Australia-based International Ferro Metals, Russia’s Serov Ferro Alloy, the UAE’s SamChrome and South Africa’s Samancor Chrome. Michael has an MSc in economics.
 David WeightDavid Weight, President, The Cobalt Development Institute

David graduated with a BSc Hons in applied science and has been involved with the metal mining industry for 37 years, having spent 20 years with the Zambian Mining Industry providing technical and commercial services to one of the world’s largest refined copper and cobalt producers. For a significant portion of this time he was chief executive of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines UK.
David then worked with Mitsui, providing consulting in financial risk management and metals trading before working with Anglo American Corporation of South Africa specialising in the integration of base metal assets.
He then moved into the Lloyd’s insurance market and spent a number of years with Jardine Lloyd Thompson, the largest Europe-based insurance broker, specialising in managing mining risks.
David is now president of the Cobalt Development Institute, and director of the Cobalt REACH Consortium, which represents a large part of the global cobalt industry and works to promote sustainable and responsible production.
Eelco Vogt, R&D Director, Albemarle Catalysts Company

Professor Eelco Vogt is Distinguished Advisor at Albemarle Catalysts, and Professor of Refinery Catalysts at Utrecht University.
Eelco Vogt is a catalyst research and development distinguished advisor at Albermarle Catalysts — formerly Akzo Nobel Catalysts — and professor of refinery catalysis at the Netherlands’ Utrecht University. He received his PhD from the same university in 1988.
He has worked for Albemarle Catalysts for 28 years in various research and development roles, covering fluid catalytic cracking, hydroprocessing, hydrocracking, biomass conversion and other processes, and was global director for catalyst research and development in 2006-09.
He joined Utrecht University as a professor in 2014. He is chairman of the industrial advisory board to the Netherlands Institute for Research in Catalysis, and principal and co-author of the Science and Technology Roadmap for Catalysis in the Netherlands. He is also chairman of the programme council for chemical conversion, process technology and synthesis at the Netherlands’ Topsector Chemie.
 Catherine Girard, Expert Leader Energy & Raw Materials, Groupe Renault

Catherine Girard worked for 10 years in a consulting agency as project manager for the automotive sector, in charge of strategic stakes and responsible for short term and medium term European market forecasts.
She joined Nissan Europe in 2007 as Economist.
In 2009 she took over as Corporate Economist at Renault at the corporate and strategic planning department.
She currently holds the position of Expert Leader in Energy and Raw Materials, in charge of medium and long-term visions.
 Stephane Chorlet, Sales & Marketing Vice President, Erasteel - VALDI
 Claes Lundman, General Manager Cell Mark Metals Division, Cell Mark Metals / Sonaco Trading
Anthony Milewski, Chairman, Chief Executive and Director, Cobalt 27

Anthony Milewski is the Chief Executive and Chairman of Cobalt 27.  He has spent his career in various areas of the mining industry, including as a company director, advisor, founder and investor. In particular, he has been active in battery metals commodities including investing in nickel, lithium, and cobalt and actively trading physical cobalt. In 2016, one of the industry’s leading publications, “The Mining Journal,” named him as a future mining leader.  Anthony currently sits on the LME cobalt committee.

Anthony has managed numerous mining investments at various stages of development, including exploration, development, production and turnaround situations, and across a broad range of commodities. He has served as a director of public and private companies. He is a member of the investment team at Pala Investments and prior to joining Pala Investments, he worked at Firebird Management.

He previously worked at Renaissance Capital and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in Moscow, where he focused on advisory and transactional work in the metals and mining and oil and gas sectors. He spent a year as a Fulbright scholar.

He holds a BA in Russian history from Brigham Young University, an MA in Russian and Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington, and a JD from the University of Washington. He holds an LLM from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
 Tony Southgate, Head of Strategic Marketing, Cobalt Marketing

Tony Southgate is Head of Strategic Cobalt Marketing for Eurasian Resources Group (ERG), one of the world’s largest diversified mining companies and a leading producer of cobalt. ERG’s Chambishi Metals Refinery is an existing LME-registered cobalt producer and the company’s Metalkol RTR project will become one of the world's largest cobalt producers when commissioned in 2018. Tony has nearly 25 years of experience focused exclusively on the financing, trading and marketing of cobalt. Prior to ERG, Tony worked for a number of cobalt institutions including SFP and ECTP.
 Damian Brousse, Managing Director, Wogen
 Gordon Buchanan, Senior Trader, Stratton Metal Resources

Gordon Buchanan is Senior Trader for Stratton Metal Resources, joining the company in 2004 as a minority shareholder and managing its more than $1bn annual Ni and Co business. He joined the LME Cobalt committee in 2011 and has been Chairman for the past five years. Gordon worked for four years in Tokyo before joining ThyssenKrupp in 1999 to run the company’s Ni book for its trading entity. He has 27 years of experience in the metals and alloys sector and has a BA degree in finance.
 Marko Kusigerski, Head of Ferrous, London Metals Exchange
 Edward Lauer, Head of Portfolio Optimisation, Eurasian Resources Group
 John Eastwood, Head of Nickel Sales, Anglo American
 Fabio Maggiore, Sales Manager, Hobrè Instruments

Fabio Maggiore has an  MSc in Chemical Engineering from Edinburgh University in Scotland, having studied an International Baccalaureate Diploma at the RCN United World College in Norway.
He joined BP during his degree. From 2005 to 2018 he has worked for Italy Orim in the waste recovery sector as R&D and metal recovery manager, leading research in innovative recycling processes, with an internal team and universities and research centres, among the fields he researched was management of the recyclable materials loop  — from purchasing to recovery operations to sales. In future, he expects to research real-time analyser solutions.
 Nigel Clarke, Manager Alloys & Metals Procurement, Liberty Speciality Steels
 Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel
 Philippe Richard, Secretary General, International Chromium Development Association
 Intissar Benzakour, Scientific Director, Managem Group

She is a metallurgist engineer and graduated from the National School of Mineral Industries of Rabat in 1992.
With more than 25 years’ experience at Managem, where she had various responsibilities in research and development, production and sustainable development., she has been Director of the research and development centre since 2000, then Director of cobalt production in the hydrometallurgy complex from 2007 for five years.
She has been Scientific and Sustainable Development Director since 2011. She has directed various research and development projects relating to hydrometallurgy, mineral processing, waste beneficiation and new products development in cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, gold, silver, and manganese.
She has given various key note lectures and seminars on research and development, innovation and sustainable development, mineral processing and hydrometallurgy at national and international events.
 Mahdi Ghaffari, Senior Expert of International Relations, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
 Fariborz Ghani, Expert of Managing Director's Office, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
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NiCoMo | 1 — 2 March 2018

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Thursday 1 March | NiCoMo Event day one

08:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
09:00 Producer's Welcome
Tonika Campbell
, Metals Conference Producer, Argus
09:15 Chairperson's Welcome
Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus

Pricing and Market Overview

09:30
Cobalt Global Outlook and Challenges
  • Cobalt market review
  • Cobalt for a modern sustainable world
  • Prospects and key challenges
David Weight, President, The Cobalt Development Institute (CDI)
10:00   Evolution of the LME Product Suite for the NiCoMo Market
  • The history of LME nickel and its pricing
  • Overview of molybdenum and cobalt at the Exchange
  • Assessing how the LME is evolving its current product offering, and developing new contracts to fit market needs
Marko Kusigerski, Head of Ferrous, London Metals Exchange
10:30 
Outlook for Low-Carbon and Medium Ferro-Chrome
  • Current market overview
  • Price developments and trade restrictions
  • Analysing supply and demand for FeCr products
  • How is high-carbon FeCr faring within current market conditions? 
  • Future market prospects
Claes Lundman, General Manager Cell Mark Metals Division, Cell Mark Metals / Sonaco Trading 
11:00  People Bingo Networking and Morning Break 

Sourcing and Supply

11:30 
An Update on the Chrome Industry
  • Global market update
  • Chrome ore supply: An overview
  • New applications and end uses of chrome
  • Chrome demand: A review of the stainless steel and chemical markets
Philippe Richard, Secretary General, International Chromium Development Association 
12:00

Global Molybdenum Supply and Demand

  • What are the growing demand trends and deficits?
  • Will stainless steel drive molybdenum?
  • Addressing oversupply in China and future global concerns
  • Molybdenum prices: 2017 trends and how they affect the outlook for 2018
Barbara Buck, Vice-President for Sales and Marketing, Climax Molybdenum Company
12:30
Nickel and Cobalt in Asia-Pacific
  • Analysing nickel and cobalt supply and demand in Asia-Pacific
  • Assessing mining policies in Indonesia and the Philippines
  • New cobalt production: What is due on stream and when?
  • How has the relaxation of Indonesian nickel ore exports affected stainless steel investment in the country?
  • Stainless steel demand in China: Will it continue to grow?
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Norilsk Nickel
 13:00  Networking Lunch Break
14:30 Analysing the Iranian Chrome and Ferrochrome Market
  • Mining and mining industries in Iran
  • Macroeconomics and its connection with foreign investment
  • Assessing the ferrochrome and chrome market in the middle east
  • Sourcing and processing in the region
Mahdi Ghaffari, Senior Expert of International Relations, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
Fariborz Ghani, Expert of Managing Director's Office, Iran Minerals Production and Supply Company (IMPASCO)
15:00

Unconventional Cobalt Deposits and their Implications on Cobalt Processing

  • Assessment of new cobalt prospects
  • Cobalt as the main pay mineral 
  • Evaluating from a processing and supply point of view
Reiner Haus, Managing Director, Dorfner Anzaplan
 15:30 Afternoon Networking Break 
16:00 Morocco's Experience in Cobalt Development
  • Cobalt development as a primary metal from tailings and arsenide’s ore
  • Project update on Bouazzer Mine
  • Evaluating from a processing and supply point of view
Intissa Benzakour, Scientific Director, Managem Group
16:30   Cobalt Panel Discussion
  • Update on the cobalt industry
  • Industry drivers
  • New sources of production and supply
  • Projected uptake and future prospect
Panel Chair: Anthony Milewski, Chairman, CEO & Director, Cobalt 27

Panellists: 

Tony Southgate
, Head of Strategic Cobalt Marketing, Eurasian Resources Group
Gordon Buchanan
, Senior Trader, Stratton Metal Resources
Damian Brousse
, Managing Director, Wogen
Bert Witkamp, Project Coordinator, EAFO

 17:15  Chairperson’s Closing and End of NiCoMo Day One
 Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus
17:30  NiCoMo Networking Drinks Reception



Friday 2 March | NiCoMo Event day two

08:00 Registration and Morning Coffee
 08:45 Chairperson's Recap

Nigel Tunna
, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus
 

 Manufacturing and Production: Alloys and Catalysts

09:15   Assessing Nickel and Cobalt Alloys
  • Evaluating nickel and cobalt-based alloys in relation to high-value stainless
  • How nickel-based alloys affect pricing
  • Nickel alloys in mineral processing
  • Nickel and cobalt alloys for aircraft engine applications
  • What effect will the consolidation of alloys have on steel mills?
William Reid, Associate Director: Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings & Mill Products Strategy, Pratt & Whitney
09:45   Nickel Cobalt and Molybdenum in Hydroprocessing Catalyst
  • An overview of catalyst production
  • Analysing the use of cobalt used in catalyst
  • Repercussions for society: The importance of catalysts in everyday life
Eelco Vogt, R&D Director, Albemarle Catalysts Company
10:15   Assessing the Prospects of Ferro-Nickel and Ferro-Chrome in the Ferro-alloys Industry
  • New ferro-nickel projects in Indonesia: How are they contributing to the supply and demand landscape?
  • What role is South Africa having in ferro-chrome’s current volatile market?
  • Unpredictability in investment and instability in the supply chain: Assessing the correlation between prices and new sources
  • A brighter outlook for ferro-alloys: Prospects for ferro-nickel and ferro-chrome
Michael Lillja, Marketing Director, Afarak Group
10:45 Morning Networking Break
 11:15  Assessing Crude Refining Catalysts
  • Evaluating nickel, molybdenum and cobalt for crude refining 
  • Changing requirements for crude refining catalysts 
  • Specifications of specialty metals used in catalysts
  • Evaluating the environmental importance of securing raw materials recycling
Fabio Maggiore, Sales Manager, Hobrè Instruments
11:45   Roundtable Discussions

These roundtables offer you a chance to join the group of your choice and to be led in discussion by an industry expert. This is an ideal opportunity to ease into the more informal networking of the evening, enjoying a drink while you meet delegates with similar interests and concerns. 

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Roundtable title 1: Base Metals
Expert Leader: John Eastwood
, Head of Nickel Sales, Anglo American

Roundtable title 2: Alloys and Ores

Roundtable title 3: Li-ion
Expert Leader: Edward Lauer
, Head of Portfolio Optimisation, Eurasian Resources Group

Roundtable title 4: Scrap and Recycling
Expert Leader: Catherine Girard
, Expert Leader Energy & Raw Materials, Groupe Renault
 12:45 Networking Lunch Break

The Steel and Stainless Steel Market

14:15
The Overall Growth of Stainless Steel
  • Assessing consumption trends of chrome, molybdenum and nickel
  • How are special stainless steel products driving molybdenum use?
  • Nickel procurement for stainless steel: Assessing the future prospects of economics and how they will develop
Anand Gupta, Chief Executive, Aamor Inox
14:45 
Evaluating Steel Production
  • Addressing challenges for new product sources in volatile markets
  • Assessing steel production and what this means for raw materials
  • Risky borders: Contesting supply risk in a globalised world when sourcing raw materials
  • How is this affecting the overall supply and demand landscape?
Nigel Clarke, Manager Alloys & Metals Procurement, Liberty Speciality Steels
 15:15  Afternoon Networking Break

Recycling and Scrap

15:45
Catalyst and Metallic Oxide Recycling: Pyro Metallurgical Process
  • Key contributions from the nickel and cobalt market in recycling
  • Analysing the versatility of nickel, cobalt and molybdenum: Low carbon, high density and sustainability
  • Catalyst recycling: Waste and processing when covering metals
  • Increasing domestic scrap: How are recyclers adapting to modern market needs?
Stephane Chorlet, Sales & Marketing Vice-President, Erasteel - VALDI
16:15  Superalloy and Stainless Steel Scrap: Global review
  • Global trends
  • Nickel scrap: Immediate and long-term availability
  • Assessing the relationship between primary and secondary materials: Weighing the benefits
16:45  Chairperson's Closing Remarks and End of NiCoMo
 Nigel Tunna, Vice President, Metals Business Development, Argus





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Battery Conference | 27 — 28 February 2018

Rechargeable batteries continue to dominate and drive the base metals market but there is uncertainty whether existing lithium resources can meet rapid growth in demand. Unanswered questions about the future of lithium supply has prompted us to introduce the Battery Conference to the Argus Metals Week line-up.

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Tuesday 27 February | Battery Conference Day One

08:50 Registration and Morning Coffee
09:50 Producer's Welcome
10:00 Chairperson's Welcome

Nicole Willing,
Minor Metals Editor, Argus

Lithium-ion Raw Materials 

10:30

Overview of the Rechargeable Battery Industry

  • The current state of the battery market: Lead acid, Li-ion, NMH, NiCd, production and application
  • The prospects for the future
  • Forecasts and opportunities?
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus
 11:00 

Improving Safety Characteristics and Energy Storage Performances of LiCoO2 Cathode Materials

  • Current production of lithium
  • Planned expansions from existing producers
  • Different paths for improving  LiCoO2 cathode performance
  • Are there sufficient lithium units to meet demand?
  • Future prospects and outlook
Hakim Faqir, R & D Hydrometallurgy Deputy Director, Managem Group
 11:30 Morning Networking Break
12:00
Bearing Lithium Case Study
  • Project update
  • Assessing supply outlook
  • Addressing lithium production
  • Prospect and supply stability

Jeremy Poirier, President & CEO, Bearing Lithium

12:30

Bacanora Minerals Lithium Project Case Study

  • Project update and overview: Current supply outlook
  • Electric vehicles to grid storage: Demand trends per kilowatt
  • Market prospect and predictions
Senior Representative, Bacanora Minerals 
 13:00 Networking Lunch
14:30

Chvaletice Manganese Project Case Study: Potential New Source of High-Purity Manganese Products in the Heart of Europe

  • Project overview, plans and strategic significance
  • Analysing the effect of new manganese sources on the battery industry
  • Outlook and prospect
Marco Romero, President & CEO, Euro Manganese
15:00

Assessing Market Drivers for Redox Batteries

  • Supply and demand landscape for vanadium
  • Vanadium exports and imports in China, South Africa and Brazil
  • Analysing capital, operation and long-term costs of Li-ion vs vanadium batteries
  • Are vanadium batteries a more energy efficient choice than lithium? Or is the price simply too high?
Mikhail Nikomarov, Chief Executive Officer, Bushveld Minerals
15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break
16:00

Panel Discussion: Does the Growth of Li-ion Batteries Spell the End of NiCd, NiMH, Lead-Acid Batteries?

  • What is the current position?
  • How will the markets evolve? 
  • Outlook and future prospect
Panellists:
Christopher Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Alix Resources

16:30

Closing Remarks and End of Day One

Nicole Willing, Minor Metals Editor, Argus
16:45   Networking Battery Drinks Reception



Wednesday 28 February | Battery Conference Day Two

09:15 Registration and Morning Coffee
 10:00 Chairperson's Recap

Nicole Willing
, Minor Metals Editor, Argus

Demand for Rechargeable Batteries

 10:15

Batteries for Energy Storage

  • Grid storage, what the power companies are trying to achieve
  • Domestic storage and smart grids
  • An overview of the competing technologies, including Li-ion, Zinc, Lead-acid, NAS, NaNiCl, Redox, NiCd, LiB
  • Assessing zinc batteries as a more cost-competitive  option to lithium 
  • Examining use cases for zinc batteries in China
  • Availability of zinc in line with pricing and demand
Christopher Ecclestone, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Alix Resources 
10:45

Electric Vehicles driving growth

  • Assessing Li-ion battery demand for Hybrid, PHEV, EV and electric bikes
  • Commercial and domestic vehicle applications
  • Driving battery performance: Reducing charging time, Increasing lifespan and range
  • Aligning weight, with capacity and performance 

Bert Witkamp, Project Coordinator, EAFO

11:15  Networking Break
11:45

Assessing the Current Situation and Development Trend of the Global LiPF6 Industry

  • Consumer electronics as a major application for LiPF6
  • Global output of lithium battery electrolyte
  • Electrolytes growth and demand
Angela Lee, Manager of Overseas Department, Do-Fluoride Chemicals Co
12:15  Chairperson's Closing Remarks and End of Battery Conference
 Nicole Willing, Minor Metals Editor, Argus
12:30 Networking Lunch Break



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Metals Networking Dinner

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SnWTa | 27 – 28 February 2018


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Tuesday 27 February | SnWTa Summit day one

8:30 Registration and Morning Coffee
9:40 Producer's Welcome
9:50 Chairperson's Welcome

Mark Seddon,
Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus

Market Overview

10:00

Tungsten Market Overview

  • Sustainability and responsible sourcing in the DRC
  • The importance of methodology and compliance
  • Analysing the relationship between supply, production and due diligence 
  • Market outlook, prospects and key questions
Burghard Zeiler, General Secretary, International Tungsten Industry Association
10:30

Assessing the Global Ferro-Tungsten Market

  • Fundamentals of supply and demand
  • Assessing the supply of tungsten concentrate and oversupply in APT
  • The current stock situation
  • Market outlook compared to other tungsten markets
Fedor Mironenko, General Manager, AVAS Trading
 11:00 Morning Networking Break 
11:30 Responsible Supply for the Tin Market
  • Overview of global production and future trends
  • Sources of responsible minerals from high risk areas
  • Reporting sustainability via the tin industry Code of Conduct
  • Potential impacts from EU mineral import regulation
Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI
 12:00 Tantalum: Stable, Sustainable, Superior
  • Stable supply dynamics: present and future 
  • Sustainable and conflict free: mature, effective programs
  • Superior performance in electronics and other applications
Andrew O'Donovan, CEO, Global Advanced Metals
12:30  Barruecopardo Project Case Study
  • Project update and overview
  • Tungsten production: High quality, rich tungsten concentrate
  • Modifying the historic site into a modern, efficient, responsible and sustainable mine
Stephen Nicol, CEO and Director, Saloro
 13:00  Networking Lunch
14:30

The Changing Face of the Tungsten Market

  • Chinese market overview
  • Chinese stocks and their influence on the market
  • The growth of tungsten production in China and its influence on the Asian market 
  • Vertical integration in the Chinese tungsten industry
Ran Maimon, Director, Metal-Tech
15:00  Tungsten Market Overview
  • Establishing global demand
  • What are the drivers of spot and contract business?
  • New developments in tungsten sourcing
  • Where is Europe going to get tungsten from in the future?
  • What is on the horizon?
Michael Dornhofer, Director of Purchasing & Logistic, Wolfram Bergbau und Hütten
15:30  Afternoon Coffee Break

Conflict Free Sourcing 

 16:00
Echoing Conflict Free Sourcing Initiatives throughout the Supply Chain
  • Breaking down the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Provision 1502: What does this mean to the industry?
  • Integrating conflict free sourcing initiatives throughout the supply chain: From mining, logistics and government involvement
  • Assessing how we can the industry can support local development in the DRC and adjoining countries
Per-Olof Loof, CEO, KEMET Corporation 
16:30

SnWTa Responsible Sourcing Panel Discussion

  • Dodd Frank Act update
  • Production in the Democratic Republic of Congo: How can we minimise exploitation?
  • Assessing conflict-free sourcing initiatives
  • How can we ensure cost efficiency and overcome financial challenges associated with due diligence
  • What does higher lithium demand for batteries mean for this marketplace?
Panel Chair: Kay Nimmo, Manager of Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs, ITRI

Panellist:
Johann Jacobs
, Chairman, King Island Scheelite

                 Richard Lucas, Managing Director, Wolf Minerals
                 Denis Gorbachev, Director International Business, Wolfram Company
                 Lawrence Heim, Managing Director, Elm Group
                 Keith Jones, Managing Director, Conflict Free Certification


 17:00  Chairperson’s closing and end of SnWTa day one
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus
 17:15  SnWTa Networking Drinks Reception



Wednesday 28 February | SnWTa Summit day two

09:45 Registration and Morning Coffee
09:30 Chairperson's Recap

Mark Seddon,
Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus
09:45
Tantalum and Tin Recycling and Scrap
  • Assessing the drivers behind tin and tantalum recycling
  • Creating market opportunity through recycling
  • Electron beam melting route and its place in the material loop

P. S. Mony, Trader, Krome Commodities

10:15 

Refractory Metals Used in Additive Manufacturing

  • Assessing the usage of tungsten, tantalum and niobium in this industry
  • Analysing nuclear energy, medical and aerospace consumption in additive manufacturing
  • Outlook and future market developments
Cristian Cretu, Director, Business Development, H.C. Starck
10:45 Morning Networking Break 
11:15 Roundtable Discussions

These roundtables offer you a chance to join the group of your choice and be led in discussion by an industry expert. This is an ideal opportunity to ease into the more informal networking of the evening, enjoying a drink while you meet delegates with similar interests and concerns.

The conference team will be in touch with you in the run-up to the conference to ask you to select your table of choice — if you’d like to suggest a topic/leader for a discussion, please contact Tonika.Campbell@argusmedia.com

Roundtable 1: Tin
Polina Sparks, Analysis Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus

Roundtable 2: Tantalum and Niobium
Roland Chavasse
, Director, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.)

Roundtable 3: Tungsten
Michael Masterman
, Executive Chairman, W Resources
 12:15 Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and End of SnWTa Summit
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting (Metals), Argus
 12:30 Networking Lunch Break 




 18:00

Metals Networking Dinner

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From the original NiCoMo metals series, Argus Metals Week 2018 has grown to become the global meeting place for battery, tungsten, tantalum and complementary metals. Discover the types of companies and industry peers you can expect to network with this March in London.

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Past and new participants include the likes of:

  • Tata Steel - Purchasing Manager
  • Thyssenkrupp Metallurgical Products - Sales Director
  • BASF - Global Procurement Manager
  • AMG Superalloys - General Manager
  • Nui Phao Mining - Chief Operating Officer
  • Mitsui & Co - Head of Business Development
  • Pratt & Whitney - Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Nordmet Interserv - Head of International Trade Department
  • Traxys North America - VP Special Metals
  • Wolfram - Business Development Director

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“...gives a valuable insight into the key drivers affecting the market. A must for supply chain professionals.”
- Nigel Clarke, Sourcing Manager, Tata Steel Procurement


Who you will meet at Argus Metals Week*

The above sample list only includes a sample from our 2017 event but Argus Metals Week has hosted a networking and learning platform for a wide range of metals professionals, including:

Attendees by job title:

  • CEO / Managing Director / General Manager / President
  • Member of the Board
  • Chairman / Secretary General
  • Global Purchasing Director / Manager
  • Director of Sales, Asia and Europe
  • VP of Production & Quality
  • Operations Manager
  • Head of Sales
  • Sales Manager (Chromium, Cobalt and Nickel)
  • Head of Corporate Development
  • Project Director for Price Benchmarking
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • Chief Advisor
  • Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
  • Strategic Sourcing - Mill Products
  • Commercial Manager
  • Chemical Sales Manager
  • Chief Analyst
  • Trader / Senior Trader
  • LME Broker
  • Supply & Refining Manager
  • Sourcing & IT Manager
  • Sustainability Manager
  • Market Development Analyst
  • Sales & Operations Manager
  • Geologist
  • Senior Staff Engineer
  • Senior Manager, Sales Tool Materials

Attendees by business activity

 
  • Mining companies
  • Metals producers
  • Metals / Materials / Product manufacturers
  • Traders
  • Processors
  • Recyclers
 
  • Warehousing and logistics companies
  • Inspection and sampling / assaying companies
  • Consultancies
  • Finance / Investment companies
  • Market Researchers
  • Government, associations and regulators

“I was here last year, and I found it to be a very good conference – well attended, good speakers. There will be a lot of people here from London, from the financial communities.”
- Barry Jackson, Market Intelligence Manager - Nickel, Anglo American

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Regular company attendees

Argus Metals Week enjoys high year-on-year retention thanks to an industry-researched agenda that features top level decision-makers spanning the full metals supply chain. Here are just some of the companies that regularly attend the event:

  • 5N Plus Belgium
  • A.M.P.I SRL
  • ABS Alloys & Metals
  • Airbus UK
  • Alfred H Knight Int Ltd
  • Ampere Alloys
  • Anglo American
  • Asil Celik A.S.
  • AVAS Trading Ltd.
  • Avon Metals Ltd
  • Axens
  • Blenheim Capital Management, LLC
  • Boch sro
  • C. Steinweg-Handelsveem B.V.
  • CDI
  • Climax Molybdenum
  • CM Chemiemetall GmbH
  • Cunico Marketing FZE
  • Darton Commodities
  • Dubal International
  • EAC Corporation
  • ENRC Marketing (Africa) AG
  • EUROMET SA
  • EXCES LLC.
  • F.W. Hempel Intermétaux SA
  • Faxgroup Metal
  • Fondel Metals B.V.
  • Glencore International AG
  • Globe Metal Inc.
  • Grondmet GmbH & Co KG
  • Hatch Associates
  • Haynes International, Inc.
  • Heinz H. Pariser Alloy Metals & Steel Market Research
  • Hudson Metal & Alloy
  • IHS Global Limited
  • IMOA
  • Independent Commodities Logistics BV
  • JOGMEC London Office
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Kaybee Industrial Alloys Pvt Ltd
  • Landmark Global
  • Lekon Ltd
  • Less Common Metals
  • London Metal Exchange
  • Macquarie Securities
  • Metherma KG
  • Mitsui & Co.
  • Ni-Met Metals Inc.
  • Nizi International SA
  • Nordmet Interserv OU
  • Outokumpu Chrome Oy
  • Pacorini Metals Rotterdam BV
  • Plansee SE
  • Powmet, Inc
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • RC Inspection
  • RECHARGE
  • Roskill Information Services
  • SARGI Limited
  • Select Alloys & Materials Ltd
  • SFP Metals UK Ltd.
  • Sigma Commodities
  • SOLVAY
  • Special Metals Corporation - New Hartford
  • Stoody Company
  • Sumitomo Metal Mining Co. Ltd
  • Tata Steel Europe
  • ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical ProductsGmbH
  • Tranzact Inc.
  • Traxys
  • Treibacher Industrie AG
  • Vollers Holland BV
  • Weartech International
  • Wogen Resources
  • WOLFRAM Company CJSC

“If you need partnerships, then you need to get out of your office and go to events like this.”
- Rob Mathlener, Business Leader - Critical Resources, PwC

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Argus Metals Week (formerly NiCoMo) has established itself as the premier meeting place for industry professionals from across the NiCoMo, battery, tungsten and tantalum markets. With ongoing and natural progression into new metal groups, the event has become an unmissable networking and learning platform.

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Session Sponsors

Bacanora Minerals
  

Bacanora Minerals (AIM: BCN) have the right asset to help plug the looming lithium supply crunch, and is also the most advanced lithium company listed on the London market. The Company has already proved that its flagship Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico is one of the world’s larger deposits with an Indicated Mineral Resource of 4.5 million tonnes and 2.7 million tonnes Inferred of lithium resources. It has also proved that high quality battery grade lithium can be produced at Sonora thanks to its pilot plant which for the last two years has been continuously producing LCE samples for distribution to potential end customers and offtake partners. This has considerably de-risked the project and helped Bacanora secure an offtake agreement with Japanese based Hanwa, one of the world’s largest traders of battery chemicals. Hanwa acquired a 10% stake in Bacanora, joining other institutional investors such as Blackrock and M&G on the shareholder register. With a Feasibility Study expected to shortly confirm that Sonora occupies a favourable position on the industry cost curve, and with strategic partner Hanwa facilitating discussions in Japan for long-term project debt funding in tandem with ongoing discussions with traditional debt providers, Bacanora is at a tipping point.

Once the FS is completed in Q4 2017, the Company intends to hit the ground running and move to the construction phase to deliver a mine capable of producing 17,500 tonnes per year of high quality battery-grade Li2CO3 for the first two years, followed by an expansion of the operations to 35,000 tonnes Li2CO3 per year.

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If you are interested in business development opportunities at Argus Metals Week 2018, please contact Maz Khoja using the details below.

phone icon +44 (0) 20 7199 1713
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Partner with Argus Metals Week 2018

Argus Metals Week  offers a comprehensive platform for association, governmental, agency and media partners to reach out to metals professionals, including but not limited to:

  • Nickel
  • Cobalt
  • Molybdenum
  • Ferro-chrome
  • Lithium / Lithium-ion
  • Tin
  • Tungsten
  • Tantalum
  • Niobium
  • Vanadium
  • Rhenium
  • Hafnium
  • Stainless steel
  • Superalloys


As a partner of Argus Metals Week you could benefit from:

  • Inclusion of your logo in all marketing and/or delegate correspondence
  • Logo and profile featured on website and conference workbook
  • Exclusive discounted rate for your member or subscribers
  • Speaker slot at one of our dedicated battery, NiCoMo, tungsten or tantalum events
  • On-site distribution of your collateral
  • Promotion of your association or media service to our delegates in a post-conference email

If you are interested in a mutually beneficial partnership, please contact Tomas Bavington: 

phone icon+44 (0)207 199 1615 | email icon tomas.bavington@argusmedia.com


2018 Supporting partners include:

Cobalt Institute
Cobalt Development Institute (CDI) is a non-profit trade association composed of producers, users, recyclers, and traders of cobalt. We promote the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all its forms.

www.cobaltinstitute.org
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The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) is a non-profit trade association representing the majority of the molybdenum industry worldwide, promoting molybdenum’s unique properties and its contribution to superior materials performance and enhanced sustainability in a host of applications. Acting as the voice of the industry, the Association works to maintain and develop market access for its members. An unrivalled source of information on molybdenum, IMOA also manages a historical database on global production and use.

www.imoa.info
 Nickel Institute logo Nickel Institute is the global association of the world's primary nickel producers who together account for approximately 85% of annual nickel production outside China. We promote and support the use of nickel in appropriate applications. NI is the centre of excellence for information on nickel and nickel-containing materials and has offices in Asia, Europe and North America.

www.nickelinstitute.org


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Greystone Alloys

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Session Sponsors

Bacanora Minerals

Bacanora Minerals

Cobalt Development Institute

 

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