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Wednesday 18th October

18:00hrs Registration desk opens

18:00hrs Welcome Reception

Thursday 19th October

08:00hrs Registration desk re-opens

09:00hrs Opening remarks by Rachel Carnac, Joint Managing Director, Metal Events, United Kingdom


09:10hrs “Does a detachment from the Chinese rare earth market threaten the global energy transition?”, by David Merriman, Director Research, Project Blue, United Kingdom;

09:35hrs “All rare earth supply chains begin at a mine”, by Dudley Kingsnorth, Non-Executive Chairman, Australia Rare Earth, Australia;

10:05hrs “LCM- metal and alloy production in a Western supply chain”, by Albert Slot, Managing Director, Less Common Metals, United Kingdom;

10:30hrs Coffee Break


11:30hrs “US REE supply chain issues: What is the Federal Government R&D doing to address this problem?”, by Grant Bromhal, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Resource Sustainability and Acting Director of the Mineral Sustainability Division, DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management, DOE, USA;

11:55hrs “A National Security perspective on rare earth elements”, by Matt Zolnowski, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and President of Greyfriars LLC, USA;

12:20hrs Panel Discussion with:

Debra Bennethum, Global Commodity Manager EV Critical Materials Purchasing, General Motors, USA;
Dudley Kingsnorth, Non-Executive Chairman, Australia Rare Earth, Australia;
David Merriman, Director Research, Project Blue, United Kingdom;
Scott Honan, Chief Operating Officer, NioCorp Developments Ltd., USA;

13:00hrs – 14:30hrs Luncheon kindly sponsored by Energy Fuels


14:30hrs “REE:  “Lights, heavies, and scandium from North America’s second largest REE resource”, by Scott Honan, Chief Operating Officer, NioCorp Developments Ltd., USA;

14.55hrs “America’s leading producer of critical materials for the clean energy transition”, by Mark Chalmers, President, Energy Fuels, USA;

15:20hrs “Wicheeda – The next source of rare earth for the ever-increasing critical demand”, by Luisa Moreno, President and Director of Defense Metals Corp, Canada;

15:35hrs “How Rainbow Rare Earths is driving the green revolution”, by George Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Rare Earths, United Kingdom;

 15:50hrs Q&A and Close

Friday 20th October

Session 4:

09:30hrs “Lynas – sailing through the rare earth market”, by Pol Le Roux, Chief Operating Officer, Lynas Rare Earths, Australia;

09:55hrs “Rare earth chlorides and fluorides: The role they play in making rare earth metal for magnets”, by Bill Cohen, VP & GM, Current Chemicals, USA;

10:20hrs “Will demand for rare earth magnets outstrip supply? What is the impact on key energy transition applications?!”, by Ross Embleton, Senior Analyst, Metals & Mining – Rare earths, Wood Mackenzie, United Kingdom;

10:45hrs Coffee Break

Session 5:

11:45hrs “Aclara Resources: A DyTb opportunity”, by Ramón Barúa, CEO, Aclara Resources, Chile;

12:00hrs “Torngat Metals’ goal : Become the world’s largest supplier of dysprosium”, by Christine Burow, Chief Marketing Officer, Torngat Metals, Canada;

12:15hrs “De-risking Western Supply Requires Innovation – A Case Study in Novel Rare Earth Separation Technology”, by Pat Ryan, Chairman & CEO, Ucore Rare Metals, Canada;

12.30hrs Closing remarks

12:30hrs Close of conference and luncheon kindly sponsored by Energy Fuels

This is a provisional programme and is subject to change.

Aclara Resources

Advanced Material Japan Corporation

Alpha GeoLogic

Appia Rare Earths & Uranium Group

Applied Materials

Ara Partners

Australian Strategic Metals

Baotou Tianhe Magnetics Technology Co Ltd

Base Resources


Beijing Co-broad Co Ltd

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence

Blue Line Corp

Brooks Automation


Commerce Resources Corp


Creative Engineers Inc

Cyclic Materials

Defense Metals

Energy Fuels



Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare Earth Co Ltd


General Motors

Geomega Resources Inc

Geophysx Jamaica Ltd

Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte Ltd

Greyfriars LLC

Hefa Rare Earth Canada


Idaho Strategic Resources Ltd

Illinois State Geological Survey

Iluka Resources

IM Technologies LLC

Induction Iron Inc

Integrated Technologies Group Inc

Japan Organization for Metals & Energy Security


John Elder Consulting

Kay Investment

K-Technologies Inc

Kyros Global Group

Less Common Metals

Magnetic Oil LP

Meteoric Resources

Mkango Resources

Mongolian National Rare Earth Corp LLC

Moody Engineering Inc

MP Materials

Nanoscale Powders

Nees Consulting LLC

Neo Chemicals & Oxides

Neo Materials

New Elements

NioCorp Developments Ltd

Noveon Magnetics Inc.

Ocean Partners

Orano Mining


Palm Commodities International LLC

Peak Rare Earths

Pensana Plc

Phone In Mag-Electronics Co Ltd

Proterial America Ltd

Rainbow Rare Earths

Ramaco Resources

Rare Earth Technologies

Reaction Jets


Resource Capital Funds

Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG

SCP Resource Finance

Serra Verde

Shenghe Resources Overseas Development

Shepherd Technologies

Shimadzu Industrial Equipment USA

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd

Shin-Etsu Magnetics Inc

Sojitz Corporation



Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Sunshine Energy Engineering Ltd

TAM International LP

Tenova Goodfellow Inc

The Anchor House

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Material Incorporated

Tradium GmbH


Traxys Europe SA

Treibacher Industrie AG

Treibacher Industrie North America Inc

Tussar Corp

Ucore Rare Metals

Visionary Fiber Technologies Inc

Wolftree Group

Wood Mackenzie

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