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Monday 17th October
18:00 – 20:00 – Registration and Welcome Reception

Tuesday 18th October

08:30 – Registration desk reopens
09:15 – Opening remarks by Rachel Carnac, Joint Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd., UK;


09:20hrs    “Rare earth: market of the future or already too little too late? , by Suzanne Shaw, Head of Energy Transition & Battery Raw Materials, Wood Mackenzie, UK;

09:45hrs    “Sustainable rare earth supply: A dream or a real possibility”, by Dudley Kingsnorth, Non-Executive Chairman, Australian Rare Earths, Australia;

10:10hrs     “A global perspective on rare earth criticality & Southern Africa’s potential role”, by Nils Backeberg, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa;

10:35hrs    Coffee Break kindly sponsored by MP Materials


11:30hrs    “MP Materials: Restoring the full U.S. rare earth supply chain”, by Michael Rosenthal, Founder & Chief Operating Officer, MP Materials, USA;

11:55hrs   “Lynas: Developing a non – Chinese rare earth supply chain”, by Pol Le Roux, Vice President Downstream, Lynas Rare Earths, Australia;

12:20hrs    “Made in America NdPr, dysprosium, terbium, niobium, scandium, and titanium”, by Mark Smith, Chairman & CEO, Niocorp Developments Ltd,, USA;

12:45hrs    Luncheon kindly sponsored by NioCorp Developments Ltd


14:15hrs      “An overview of the Eneabba Rare Earth Refinery”, by Owen Gray, General Manager Market Development, Iluka Resources, Australia;

14:40hrs    “RareX – Sustainable rare earths”, by Jeremy Robinson, Managing Director & Founder, RareX, Australia;

15:05hrs   “Wicheeda Deposit: The next North American REE production”, by Luisa Moreno, President & Director, Defense Metals, Canada;

15:30hrs    Tea Break

16:00hrs   “Developing a new rare earth supply chain in Europe”, by William Izod, Chief Commercial Officer, Pensana Plc, UK;

16:25hrs    “Vietnam’s potential for rare earths supply and toll processing”, by Luu Anh Tuan, Director, Vietnam Rare Earths, Vietnam;

16:50hrs    “Emerging resources of rare earths in India and exploitation strategies”, by Deependra Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, IREL (India) Limited;

17:15hrs     Close

Wednesday 19th October


09:30hrs “Supply chain security, rational pricing, and demand growth:  Opportunities and pitfalls, by Constantine Karayannopoulos, President & CEO, Neo Performance Materials, Canada;

09:55hrs    “Production of rare earth metals, an essential link in the magnet supply chain”, by Ian Higgins, Managing Director, Less Common Metals, UK;

10:20hrs     “Advances in magnet technology for the aerospace and defence industries”, by Aaron Williams, Director, Strategic Technologies & Business Development, USA;                          

10:45hrs       Coffee kindly sponsored by MP Materials


11:30hrs       “Development of a process to extract REE’s from phosphogypsum stacks”, by Dave Dodd, Technical Director, Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd, & Tom Baroody, CEO, K-Technologies, USA;

11:55hrs       “Opportunities and challenges: Building the rare earth element supply chain”, by Muhammad Imran, Vice-President, Rare Earth Elements Division, SRC, Canada;

12:15hrs       “Solvay: Entering the value chain for rare earth permanent magnets and creating a European rare earths hub”, by Sebastien Méric, Executive Vice President. GBU Technology Solutions, Solvay, France;

12:35hrs      Conference close an luncheon kindly sponsored by NioCorp Developments Ltd

Please note this programme is provisional and may be subject to change.

Aclara Resources

Agentis Capital

Applied Materials

ARA Partners

Argus Media

Arnold Magnetics

AuPt Industries

Australian Rare Earths

Australian Strategic Materials

Auxico Resources

Baotou Tianhe Magnetics Technology Co. Ltd

Blue Line Corporation

Bose Corporation

Cal Advance Materials

Commerce Resources

Creative Engineers Inc

Current Chemicals

Defense Metals Corp

Defense Logistics Agency


Department of Energy – NETL/FECM

Elementus Minerals

Energy Fuels

Gasbarre Products

GE Chaplin

Geomega Resources

Geophysx Jamaica

GKN Powder Metallurgy

Greenland Minerals

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd

Hefa Rare Earths

Heraeus AMLOY Technologies GmbH

Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

IBC Advanced Technologies Inc

Iluka Resources

Imperial Mining Group Limited

IM Technologies LLC

IREL (India) Limited

JackLifton LLC

JL Mag Rare-Earth Co Ltd

John Elder Consulting

Kay Investment Limited


Lehmann & Voss & Co. KG

Less Common Metals

Luxfer MEL Technologies

Lynas Rare Earths

Magneto Dynamic LLC

Materion Corporation

Medallion Resources

Midwest Granite Pvt Ltd

Minchem Limited

Mongolian National Rare Earth Corporation

Monumental Metals Corp

MP Materials

Nanoscale Powders LLC

Neo Chemicals & Oxides LLC

Neo Performance Materials

NioCorp Development

Palm Commodities International LLC

Peak Rare Earths


Phoenix Tailings

Project Blue

Quadrant International

Rainbow Rare Earths Ltd

Rare Earth Salts Separations & Refining


Reaction Jets


ReElement Technologies


Samsung Electro Magnetics

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

Schnitzer Steel /Pick-n-Pull

Shenghe Resources (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Shephard Technologies

Search Minerals Inc

Selten Metal

SGS Canada Inc


Southern Company

Strategic Materials Advisory Limited

Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

TAM International LP

Technical Ceramic Marketing Services Pty Ltd (TCMS)

The Anchor House

Torngat Metals

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Material Incorporated

Trafalgar Group of Companies

Traxys Europe SA

Treibacher Industrie AG


Ucore Rare Metals Inc

United Minerals and Chemical Corp

USA Rare Earth LLC

US Department of Energy

Vietnam Rare Earths

Wood Mackenzie


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The  fee is £1500 or 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.

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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.