19 6月 - 20 6月 2019
Shanghai, China

Argus Asia Specialty Metals

Plenary Session

Start End
  • 09:20
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  • 09:50
  • China-US relations at a crossroads
  • Chinese international economic engagement strategy and US policy responses
  • Recalibration of intensive trade links and what it means for investment
  • Will we expect sizeable price rallies?

  • 09:50
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  • 10:20
  • Perspectives on Chinese government trade policies and their impact on prices Chen Zhan Heng - Deputy General Secretary, Association of China Rare Earth Industry
  • Chinese economy and reform and implications for the global economy
  • Five-year plan for REEs — review of ambitious production and market-share goals for the domestic industry to be met by 2020
  • Supply chain uncertainties for minor metals

  • 10:20
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  • 10:30
  • Q&A
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • 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 
 
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • 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
 
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Investments into sustainable metals processing – can it be done? Kirsten Hund - Sr. Mining Specialist, Energy and Extractives Global Practice, World Bank
  • Understanding the social and environment cost 
  • Overcoming the bottleneck of funding sustainable processing technologies
  • 12:30
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  • 12:40
  • Q&A
  • 12:40
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch

Minor Metals Focus 2

Start End
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Bismuth: analysis and outlook of its substitution of lead
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Rise in rhodium and palladium as autocatalyst manufacturing picks up momentum
  • 15:00
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  • 15:10
  • Q&A
  • 15:10
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  • 15:40
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • 15:40
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  • 16:10
  • Tellurium: overview and outlook of cadmium telluride solar power
  • 16:10
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  • 16:40
  • Thin film business and magnetic data storage driving indium tin oxide
  • 16:40
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  • 16:50
  • Q&A
  • 16:50
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  • 17:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Ohmin Zhao - China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
  • 17:30
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  • 20:30
  • Cocktail reception

Minor Metals Focus 2

Start End
  • 09:00
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  • 09:20
  • Refreshments and coffee
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s remarks Ohmin Zhao - China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals
  • 09:30
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  • 10:00
  • Zinc selenide, zinc sulphide, and germanium riding on laser and infrared developments
  • 10:00
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  • 10:30
  • Development of the copper-indium-gallium-selenium solar film cells
  • 10:30
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  • 10:40
  • Q&A

Plenary Session 2

Start End
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning refreshments
  • 11:10
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  • 12:00
  • New! 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

  • 12:00
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  • 12:10
  • Chairman’s closing remarks Ohmin Zhao - China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
  • 12:10
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch followed by end of conference