17 февраля - 19 февраля 2020
London, UK

Argus Metals Week

  • 13:15
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  • 14:15
  • Networking, light lunch break, exhibition opening and registration
  • 14:15
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  • 14:20
  • Conference welcome Tonika Campbell - Metals, Senior Project Manager, Argus
  • 14:20
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  • 14:30
  • Chairperson’s opening and anti-trust reminder Stuart Penson - Senior Editor, Argus
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Discussing the relationship between lithium pricing and overprediction in the lithium market Mark Seddon - Senior Manager, Metals Consulting, Argus
  • How has oversupply impacted lithium pricing?
  • How are reductions in Chinese government subsidies impacting the supply and demand landscape?
  • The chicken and the egg: Outlook on investment and supply
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • Unlocking the potential of lithium hard rocks: Direct LiOH conversion Reiner Haus - Managing Director, Dorfner Anzaplan
  • Direct conversion of LiOH bringing hard rock on par with brines
  • Key Steps to battery grade purity in hard rocks
  • Cost structure of brine and hard rock processing
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Panel discussion: Battery investment in raw material supply
  • Are supply predictions realistic in light of limited investment across the supply chain?
  • Can investment in production increase while demand is falling?
  • Where should investment come from: Private, the state or within the supply chain?

Panellist:
Michael Insulan, Senior Market Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group
Ana Cabral Gardner, Managing Partner, A:10 Investimentos

  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • Lithium supply projection showcase
  • Production growth and stage two of the project
  • Risk and reward of brownfield lithium developments, why lithium is different to other commodities
  • An analysis of new lithium supply and timing
  • 16:30
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  • 17:00
  • Battery metal raw materials
  • Update on resource developments
  • Processing and implications: Innovations
  • Outlook supply scenario from primary sources
  • 17:00
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  • 17:30
  • Afternoon coffee break and opening of SnWTa and NiCoMo
 
 
  • 17:30
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  • 18:15
  • Roundtable discussions
These roundtables offer you a chance to join the group of your choice and be led in discussion by an industry expert. It 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 roundtable discussions will be 45 minutes in duration, taking the time to address looming questions and concerns in the industry. The final 15 minutes will be for summaries and conclusions, whereby each roundtable leader will round up the key findings and present back to the other tables.

Roundtable one: Responsible sources for critical materials in the downstream market
Roundtable leader:
Andreina Hines, Responsible Sourcing Specialist, Intel
Roundtable two: Is lithium overshadowing more integral battery metals and minerals?
Roundtable leader:
Christopher Ecclestone, Principal and Mining Strategist, Hallgarten
Roundtable three: Is there enough investment in nickel to meet battery demand?
Roundtable leader:
Michael Insulan, Senior Market Analyst, Eurasian Resources Group
  • 18:15
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  • 18:25
  • Roundtable conclusions
 

 
  • 18:25
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  • 18:30
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks and close of battery opening summit Stuart Penson - Senior Editor, Argus
  • 18:30
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  • 21:00
  • Tower Bridge drinks reception
 
You are invited to join the NiCoMo, SnWTa and your fellow Battery Opening Summit attendees at our networking drinks reception, held in Tower Bridge. For more information please ask a member of staff. We look forward to seeing you there.