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Benchmark World Tour 2019 - Sydney

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Hilton Sydney (Room 2, Level 2)

488 George Street

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The Benchmark World Tour is the world’s original and leading annual series of investment seminars on the lithium ion battery to EV supply chain and is in its fifth year.

This year the seminar will focus on a three specific “New Eras” for the industry: rise of the lithium ion battery megafactories, the emergence of exchange traded mechanism and other financial derivatives for lithium, and the rapidly evolving long term battery raw material contracts for the supply chain.

Venue: Hilton Sydney (Room 2, Level 2) | 488 George Street | Sydney NSW | Australia

0800 Registration & Breakfast

0845: CHAIRMAN’S OPENER

Reg Spencer, Head of Mining Research - Australia, Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Ltd

KEYNOTE 1:

0900: Culture Clash: How automotive supply chains need to adapt for the EV revolution

Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

20-minute presentation, 5-minute direct Q&A with keynote



KEYNOTE 2:

0925: Pilbara Minerals – Pilgangoora – The last independent large scale lithium raw materials project in WA


  • From first drill-hole to high grade shipments in under 4 years
  • Pilgangoora, fit-for-purpose and measured growth in quality supply
  • Pilbara Minerals, fully integrated with the lithium ion supply chain
  • Pilbara Minerals and POSCO, positioned for supply to the burgeoning Korean battery industry


Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited

20-minute presentation, 5 minute direct Q&A with keynote


Industry Presentations:

0950: Neometals Ltd - Chris Reed, Managing Director (Australia)

1005: Lepidico - Joe Walsh, Managing Director (Canada & Australia)

1020: First Cobalt Corp Trent Mell, President & CEO, (Canada)

1035: Q&A with company speakers


1050: Coffee Break



KEYNOTE 3:

1115: Canaccord – Not losing sight of the long term – the investment opportunity in battery materials

Reg Spencer, Head of Mining Research - Australia, Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Ltd

20-minute presentation, 5 minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations:

1140: Australian Vanadium Ltd - Vincent Algar, Managing Director (Australia)

1155: FYI Resources Ltd - Roland Hill, Managing Director (Australia)

1210: Prospect Resources Ltd - Sam Hosack, Managing Director (Australia)

1225: Euro Manganese - Marco Romero, President & CEO (Canada)


1240: Q&A with company speakers

1300: Lunch Collection & Networking

LUNCH KEYNOTE:

1330: Lithium Valley WA - The development of lithium valley and the WA supply chain


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Cameron Edwards, Director, InfraNomics

20-minute presentation, 5 minute direct Q&A with keynote

Industry Presentations:

1355: Blackstone Minerals Ltd - Scott Williamson, Managing Director (Australia)

1410: Piedmont Lithium LimitedKeith Phillips, Managing Director, (United States)

1425: Core Lithium LtdStephen Biggins, Managing Director (Australia)

1440: Lake Resources - Steve Promnitz, Managing Director (Australia)

1455: Q&A with company speakers

KEYNOTE 4:

1515: Cobalt focus – how the landscape has changed following DRC supply side shake up

  • Pricing review – key factors driving low prices in 2019
  • Impacts of DRC supply side shake up: supply/demand balance and prices
  • Cutting through the misinformation: The real future for cobalt in lithium ion batteries
  • Battery Megafactories – who is winning the race for global dominance
  • Raw material implication of the surge in the megafactory capacity growth

Caspar Rawles, Senior Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

20-minute presentation, 5 minute direct Q&A with keynote

1545: End

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