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The 19th International Rare Earths Conference is returning to the US this year.

The event will take place in the beautiful city of San Antonio, Texas.

A lot has happened in the rare earth industry since we last met in Las Vegas and the conference will, as always, look at the current state of the market, supply chains, new areas of production and developments in the magnet sector.

Wednesday 18th October

18:00hrs Registration desk opens

18:00hrs -20:00hrs 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 “A sustainable supply chain is vertically integrated from mine to showroom”, 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;

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


14.30hrs “America’s leading producer of critical materials for the clean energy transition”, by Mark Chalmers, President, Energy Fuels, USA;

14:55hrs “A presentation by Mark Smith, President, NioCorp Developments LLC, 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 “A presentation by George Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Rainbow Rare Earths, United Kingdom;

15:50hrs Q&A and Close

Friday 20th October

Session 4:

09:30hrs “A presentation 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 “The future of the global magnet market”, by a senior representative of Shenghe Resources Overseas Investment Unit, China;

10:45hrs Coffee

Session 5:

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

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

12:15hrs “A presentation 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

Applied Materials

Australian Strategic Metals

Baotou Tianhe Magnetics Technology Co Ltd

Blue Line Corp

Creative Engineers Inc

Defense Metals

Elementus Minerals

Energy Fuels

Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare Earth Co Ltd


Geomega Resources Inc

Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte Ltd

Hefa Rare Earth Canada


Idaho Strategic Resources Ltd

Iluka Resources

JL Mag Mexico S.A. DE C.V.

Kay Investment

Less Common Metals

Magnetic Oil LP

Meteoric Resources

Mkango Resources

Ocean Partners

Nanoscale Powders

Neo Chemicals & Oxides

Neo Materials

NioCorp Developments Ltd

Palm Commodities International LLC

Peak Rare Earths

Rainbow Rare Earths

Rare Earth Technologies


Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

Shenghe Resources Overseas Development

Shepherd Technologies


Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

The Anchor House

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Material Incorporated


Traxys Europe SA

Treibacher Industrie AG

Treibacher Industrie North America Inc

Visionary Fiber Technologies Inc

Wolftree Group

Wood Mackenzie

The early-bird rate is £995 for all registration received by Friday 30th June after which time the rate will rise.

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