26 February - 01 March 2019
London, UK

Argus Metals Week

  • 08:00
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  • 09:30
  • Morning registration and exhibition opening
  • 09:30
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  • 09:35
  • Producer’s welcome Tonika Campbell - Metals, Senior Project Manager, Argus
  • 09:35
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  • 09:45
  • Chairperson’s opening address David Brooks - Senior Vice-President, Metals, Argus
  • 09:45
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  • 10:15
  • Cobalt responsible sourcing and sustainability Michele Bruelhart - Director of Innovations, Responsible Minerals Initiative

- Sustainability and responsible sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
The importance of methodology and compliance
- Analysing the relationship between supply, production and due diligence

  • 10:15
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  • 10:45
  • Panel discussion: Molybdenum in the geo-political picture

- How has the molybdenum market been affected by China’s clean air regime?
How has the market been impacted by trade taxes?
- Assessing market demand from oil and gas projects: Does this mean sustainable demand growth?

Panellists:

Ran Maimon, Director, Thh Molyprocessing

Barbara Buck, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Climax Molybdenum

Arnoud Willems, Partner, Sidley Austin 

  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Panel discussion: Examining cobalt supply and demand in the market

- How has the e-mobility boom affected market forecasts and outlook?
Identifying opportunities and addressing challenges in the cobalt marketplace
- Examining future prospects and what this means for forecasting and supply

Panellists:

Gordon Buchanan, Senior Trader, Stratton Metal Resources

Michael Insulan, Senior Market Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Nickel consumption in the battery market Anne Oxley - Technical Director, Brazilian Nickel

- Increasing nickel iron in the battery market
Nickel project overview
- Assessing the supply and demand landscape
- Dissolving briquettes in the market
- Analysing materials that can feed into the battery market
- How does nickel demand in Europe measure up, compared with the global picture?

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch break
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Nickel market overview John Eastwood - Head of Nickel Sales, Anglo American

- Nickel supply
Demand outlook
- Increasing nickel demand from the stainless steel sector
- Forecast for the battery market
- Prospects and outlook in the nickel supply and demand landscape

  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Stainless steel market developments Antti Saarela - Manager Market Intelligence, Outokumpu

- State of the markets
Stainless steel demand outlook: much potential for continuing growth
- How is stainless steel driving nickel demand expectations?
- Launch of Indonesian stainless steel production
- Latest trade politics developments 

  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Panel discussion: Nickel or cobalt in the battery market?

- Why is nickel increasingly preferred to cobalt?
What role does responsible sourcing play?
- Analysing nickel weight and stability in batteries
- Assessing technologies that favour nickel over cobalt
- Green manufacturing and sustainability

Panellists:

Anne Oxley, Technical Director, Brazilian Nickel

Steven Izatt, President and Chief Executive Officer, IBC Advanced Technologies

  • 15:30
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  • 16:15
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 16:15
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  • 17:00
  • 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 event to ask you to select your table of choice – if you would like to suggest a topic or leader for a discussion, please contact Tonika (tonika.campbell@argusmedia.com)

Roundtable one: Changing requirements in base metals

Expert leader: Michael Insulan, Senior Market Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group

Roundtable two: Aerospace supply and supplier’s needs

Expert leader: Randall Insero, Strategic Sourcing Manager for Mill Products, Pratt & Whitney

Roundtable three: The needs of Li-ion

Expert leader: Catherine Girard, Expert Leader Energy and Raw Materials, Group Renault

Roundtable four: Growth in scrap and recycling in alloys

Expert leader: Daniele Sedge, Product Manager, ELG Utica Alloys

Roundtable five: New factors in molybdenum supply and demand

Expert leader: Barbara Buck, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Climax Molybdenum


  • 17:00
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  • 17:15
  • Roundtable conclusions
  • 17:15
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  • 17:20
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks and end of day one David Brooks - Senior Vice-President, Metals, Argus
  • 09:00
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  • 09:45
  • Morning registration and exhibition opening
  • 09:45
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  • 09:50
  • Chairperson’s opening address David Brooks - Senior Vice-President, Metals, Argus
  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Keynote presentation: JOGMEC Case Study Kojima Yoshihiro - Director, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
- JOGMEC's strategy for securing metals used in the automotive industry
- Assessing sustainable and stable sources of supply
- Addressing environmental checks and increasing taxes: How is this affecting the supply chain?
  • 10:20
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  • 10:50
  • Analysing the trade war: Current and projected impact Arnoud Willems - Partner, Sidley Austin
- Trade war: The US and the rest of the world
- The impact on China
- How will this impact other metals?
- Projected changes in the flow of trade
- Tariff war: Short term and long term
  • 10:50
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  • 11:20
  • Morning coffee break
  • 11:20
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  • 11:50
  • Analysing the chromium metal market Yoran Guenegou - Sales and Marketing Director, DCX Chrome - Groupe Delachaux
- New developments in the aerospace market: What is leading these developments?
- Latest industry trends and news
- High-strength nickel-base superalloys at cutting temperatures limiting speed capability
  • 11:50
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  • 12:20
  • Changes in the demands of the aerospace industry Bill Reid - Associate Director for Airfoil Castings, Structural Castings, Forgings and Mill Products Strategy, Pratt & Whitney
- New developments in the market: What is leading these new developments?
- Superalloys and aerospace: Customers’ needs
- Aerospace and scrap
- Future needs of the aerospace industry
- The needs of future metals related to carbon metals and superalloys
  • 12:20
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  • 13:20
  • Networking lunch break
  • 13:20
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  • 13:50
  • Discussing ferrochrome and the ferroalloys market Dmitry Pastour - Chief Executive Officer, UNICHROME
- Production vs demand
- FeCr market development vs other alloys and metalswith stainless and special applications
- Where will growth in supply come from - China, South Africa, Kazakhstan, India or elsewhere?
- Will the geopolitical situation have an impact on trade?: QT in US vs monetary stimulus in China
- Assessing changing dynamics in China and how this is impacting supply
- How is volatility in South Africa, India, Russia and Turkey impacting FeCr production and global supply
  • 13:50
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  • 14:20
  • Cobalt usage for metal automotive applications outside of batteries Maxwell Shumba - Director, Regulatory Affairs, Borchers Americas

- Cobalt metal and cobalt compounds
- Implications of global regulatory concerns on the cobalt market
- Industry responses to cobalt classifications

  • 14:20
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  • 14:50
  • Afternoon coffee break
  • 14:50
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  • 15:20
  • 3D printing and the world of metal powders Sebastian Kreft - Managing Director, Metals Hub
- Demand for Ni, Co and Mo and other metals
- Metal powder supply and distribution
- Global picture on additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • 15:20
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  • 15:50
  • Innovative recycling of metal sludges Filipe Costa - Chief Executive Officer, CRONIMET Envirotec
- The big picture and current market situation
- Recycling of sludges containing chrome, nickel and moly
- Technology and innovation
- Assessing efficiency in the process
  • 15:50
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  • 16:00
  • Chairperson’s closing speech and end of NiCoMo David Brooks - Senior Vice-President, Metals, Argus