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15th International Rare Earths Conference

Metals Event’s 15th International Rare Earths Conference will take place at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong during 7-9 November.

The outlook for demand is positive as the requirement for magnets in electric vehicles grows but as  demand increases are other sources of supply required? If so where will this new supply come from? Can OEMs rely on China?What is the game changer that will enable new supply to come to the market?

This is the premier event in the rare earths industry calendar and is the only international conference where you will get to meet representatives from the entire supply chain and get the latest up to date information.

Reasons to attend Metal Event’s 15th International Rare Earths Conferencene:

–      Quality programme and speakers – this is the key part of the conference, providing a cogent, themed programme that provides top level information to help you in your business

–      Excellent value for money

–      Meeting other delegates – opportunities for networking at the event;

–      Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to raise your company profile at this premier event;

Wednesday 7 November
18:00 -20:00 Registration & Welcome Reception

Thursday 8 November
08:30 Registration desk re-opens and welcome coffee
09:15 Opening remarks by Rachel Carnac, Co-Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd, UK;

09:20 Keynote presentation by Dudley Kingsnorth, Director, IMCOA, Australia;

Session 1: Market update:
10:00 “LYNAS: What is takes to become the sustainable rare earth producer that you need”by Pol Le Roux, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Lynas Corporation, Malaysia;
10:30 “Global rare earth market: China’s supply disruptions and the shift to Nd-Pr”, by David Merriman, Deputy Manager – Battery & Technology Materials, Roskill Information Services Ltd., UK;
11:00 Coffee

Session 2 : Rare earths and magnets:
12:00 “Balancing rare earth demand with magnet innovation”, by Khan Liu, Magnet Expert, JL Mag Rare Earths Ltd, China;
12:30 “Mkango Resources – Raw materials and technology for the clean-tech revolution”, by Will Dawes, Chief Executive Officer, Mkango Resources Ltd., Canada;
13:00 “NdPr biggest blind spot in the global commodity market”, by Michael Prassas, GM Sales, Marketing & Business Development, Peak Resources, Australia;
13:30 Luncheon

Session 3: Projects & processing:
15:00″Ion clay extraction and processing”, by Andres Susaeta, Partner, BioLantanidos Minera, Chile;
15:30 “Challenges in financing a rare earths project”, by Peter Sherrington, CFO & Company Secretary, Arafura Resources Ltd., Australia;
16:00 “Rare earths processing and separation technologies”, by Alastair Neill, Business Development, Rare Earth Salts, Canada;
16:30 Q&A

17:00 – 18:30  Networking drinks kindly sponsored by Arafura Resources Ltd

Friday 9 November
Session 4: Consumption markets:
09:30 “Development of REE permanent magnet materials for the non-automotive applications: Is the REE permanent magnet still the material of choice?”, by James Bell, Partner, Tianhe (Baotou) Advanced Tech Magnet Co Ltd., USA;
10:00 “Latest developments and applications of rare earth materials”, by Wang Yan, Director, Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths, China;
10:30 Q&A
10:45 Coffee

Session 5: Supply chain & Investment:
11:30  “What do investors look for in rare earth projects”, by Dylan Kelly, Resources Analyst, CLSA, Australia;
12:00 “Developing a sustainable supply chain for the automotive industry”, by Elbert Loois, Managing Director, HiTech Materials Advisory, Germany;
12:30 Q&A
12:45 Conference close & luncheon

This programme is provisional and is subject to change

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The fee is £1500 for all registrations.

The fee includes the cost of all receptions, conference sessions, luncheon, tea/coffee and event documentation. It does not include accommodation or flights to and from the event venue.

Please contact sales$ (please replace the $ with @ if it is a genuine e-mail) or call on +44 (0)20 7840 0145 for details of special offers for groups and for rates in other currencies, which will be calculated on the day. Metal Events reserves the right to change any of its rates due to currency fluctuations. Our base rate is always in Sterling.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers:

A full refund (subject to a 25% handling charge will be made for all written cancellations received up until four calendar months (124 days) before the meeting. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received between two and four calendar months before the meeting is held. Cancellations made in the last two calendar months (62 days) will receive no refund. A substitute with a representative from your own company may be made at any time. Joining information and a list of participants will not be available until 14 days before the event. Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation.




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