December 2019
Location TBC

Argus LiCoNi Conference

Featured speakers

Laurent Cohen
Global Marketing Manager, Solvay
Laurent Cohen is the Global Marketing Manager for Solvay’s Metal Extraction business. He has 20 years of experience in marketing and strategy, and has held leadership positions in large chemical corporations, strategy consulting firms and governmental organisations. Laurent is a graduate of MIT at Cambridge in the US and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in P...
Laurent Cohen is the Global Marketing Manager for Solvay’s Metal Extraction business. He has 20 years of experience in marketing and strategy, and has held leadership positions in large chemical corporations, strategy consulting firms and governmental organisations. Laurent is a graduate of MIT at Cambridge in the US and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in Paris, France. He will be speaking today about the economics of battery metals extraction, and particularly about lithium.
Andrea Valentini
Principal, Consulting Services, Argus
Andrea Valentini has 15 years of experience as a commodities market analysis. He is now leading Argus’ research and consulting in blue/green ammonia and carbon markets. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He is a regular speaker and industry events and has over 10 years of experience in APAC markets. Andrea is a graduate in Economics...
Andrea Valentini has 15 years of experience as a commodities market analysis. He is now leading Argus’ research and consulting in blue/green ammonia and carbon markets. Prior to joining Argus, he was the head of consulting for Integer Research. He is a regular speaker and industry events and has over 10 years of experience in APAC markets. Andrea is a graduate in Economics from the University of Padua in Italy and holds an MBA from McGill University, Canada.
Mark Seddon
Senior Manager, Argus
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 ...
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.
Maxwell Shumba
Corporate EHS & Product Stewardship Director, Borchers and Board director-Cobalt, Institute.
Maxwell is responsible for setting up regulatory chemical compliance systems and governance processes. He oversees a global compliance technical team that ensures product market sustainability, product compliance and safety. He also oversees the regulatory governance process for products requiring governmental approval, including filing necessary applications and handling ...
Maxwell is responsible for setting up regulatory chemical compliance systems and governance processes. He oversees a global compliance technical team that ensures product market sustainability, product compliance and safety. He also oversees the regulatory governance process for products requiring governmental approval, including filing necessary applications and handling all government interactions. Maxwell develops procedures to ensure regulatory compliance. He is also the company’s advocacy leader with regulatory authorities and board director with the industrial association, Cobalt Institute.
Ohmin Zhao
China Editor, Non-Ferrous Metals, Argus
Ohmin Zhao is China Editor of Nonferrous Metals for Argus based in Beijing. He started his career as a journalist for base metals at Metal-Pages in 2003, and then started to lead Metal-Pages’ China editorial team and the Beijing office since 2008. Ohmin joined Argus in 2014 when Metal-Pages was acquired by Argus.
Ohmin Zhao is China Editor of Nonferrous Metals for Argus based in Beijing. He started his career as a journalist for base metals at Metal-Pages in 2003, and then started to lead Metal-Pages’ China editorial team and the Beijing office since 2008. Ohmin joined Argus in 2014 when Metal-Pages was acquired by Argus.