19 June - 20 June 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Specialty Metals

  • 08:45
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  • 09:15
  • Registration and coffee
  • 09:15
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  • 09:20
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder Nicole Willing - Editor, Argus Metals International, Argus
  • 09:20
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  • 09:40
  • Welcome address Senior representative - China Minmetals Corporation

 

  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Quick review of the top performers in the specialty metals sector Nicole Willing - Editor, Argus Metals International, Argus
  • What is the current state of the industry and what does the future hold for key strategic metals? 
  • What does the industry see as the biggest threat to resource supply?
  • Key substitute products that could affect demand dynamics 

  • 10:10
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  • 10:40
  • Challenges and opportunities in recycling of batteries, automotive catalysts and fuel cells Michelle Lynch - Director, Enabled Future Limited (EFL)
  • Review of recycling infrastructure and technologies
  • Environmental assessment of process
 
  • 10:40
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  • 10:50
  • Q&A
  • 10:50
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  • 11:30
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Establishing a sustainable supply chain for rare earths
  • What is shaping the investment landscape now?
  • Role of RE supply outside of China
 

 

 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:40
  • Opportunities and challenges in matching projects to investment capital
  • Betting big on battery demand – should we be worried about a bubble? 
  • How will minor metals stocks from the now bankrupt Fanya metal exchange affect the spot market?
  • Innovation in the mining sector — the factors influencing operating costs and the impact of exchange rates
  • Structured trade finance and mining finance for non-ferrous metals trade and rare earth minerals

 Panelist: Yu Bingsheng, Business Development Manager, Lanxess GmbH

 
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Perspectives on Chinese government trade policies and their impact on RE prices Chen Zhan Heng - Deputy General Secretary, Association of China Rare Earth Industry
  • Five-year plan for REEs — review of ambitious production and market-share goals for the domestic industry to be met by 2020
  • 14:30
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  • 14:50
  • An update on MP Materials – plans ahead James H. Litinsky - Co-Chairman, MP Materials
  • 14:50
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  • 15:00
  • Q&A
  • 15:00
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Stable and reliable supply of tantalum, now and going forward Roland Chavasse - Director, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center (T.I.C.)
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Production or rare earths – perspectives from a Chinese producer
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Q&A
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Nicole Willing - Editor, Argus Metals International, Argus
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Cocktail reception
  • 09:00
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  • 09:20
  • Refreshments and coffee
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s remarks and antitrust reminder Ohmin Zhao - China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Demand of RE magnets and expectations on production outlook Joey - Jingci Material Science Co
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Highlights and value generation for bismuth, tellurium and selenium Wu Shijun - Chairman, Guixi Grand Sanyuan Industry Group Co.
  • Tellurium application in solar energy
  • Development of bismuth instead of lead in brass
 
  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Q&A
  • 11:10
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  • 11:45
  • Panel discussion: How will downstream applications evolve and drive demand of minor metals?

Moderator: Ohmin Zhao, China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
Panelists: 
Yu Bingsheng, Business Development Manager, Lanxess GmbH
Li Feifei, Sales Vice Director, Beijing JiYa Semiconductor Material Co

 
  • 11:45
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  • 12:15
  • Increasing use of blockchain to track supply chain Fei Zhang - China Blockchain and Fintech Lead, Deloitte Asia Blockchain Lab, Deloitte Digital
  • 12:15
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  • 12:20
  • Q&A
  • 12:20
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  • 12:30
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Ohmin Zhao - China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch followed by end of conference