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2017 International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Conference

Kerry Hotel
Hong Kong
November 13-14 2017

2017 International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Conference comes to Hong Kong in November.

To see more information and pictures from our last event in 2016 please click here

Following on from the success of the event held in Shenzhen in 2016, we will be holding this year’s conference at the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong. Once again there will be an excellent programme and great networking opportunities for all delegates.

Price increases for lithium, cobalt and graphite are underpinned by strong demand for battery materials in electric vehicles.

How long will this continue?

Will the removal of subsidies on new sales of electric vehicles in China have an impact on the future direction of the markets?

At the same time, following the lead of Tesla Motors, LG Chem, Foxconn and others, there is now a race to build mega battery factories to supply electric cars.  The presentations  will address these issues and more.

Our registration fee offers exceptional value for money and includes all conference sessions, copies of the presentations, cocktail reception, tea/coffee breaks and luncheon.

Reasons to attend Metal Events 2017 International Lithium & Graphite Conference:

–      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

–      Value for money

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

Monday November 13

08:00 Registration and welcome coffee
08:55 Opening remarks from Baiinfo and Metal Events Ltd

Session 1: Outlook for batteries in automotive:
09:00 “Promoting green transport in Hong Kong”, by Cyrus Chow, Founder, Electrify Hong Kong, Hong Kong; 
09:15 “Developments in the battery market for HEVs and EVs – what is the growth potential for this sector?” by Cormac O’Laoire, Battery Consultant, Electrios, Hong Kong;
09:45 “Future developments for Li-ion batteries”, by Su Jingran, Vice Chief Engineer, Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co Ltd, China
10:15 “Demand & supply of key battery lithium components/materials including cathode, anode, lithium & cobalt”, by James Kan, Head of Asia Commodities, Equity Research, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong                                                                                                                                                                    

10:45 “2018 and beyond-will lithium really be in short supply?”, by Rebecca Gordon, Consultant, CRU Consulting, United Kingdom;

11:15 Coffee

Session 2: Graphite Market
12:00 “The global outlook for the graphite market”, by Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials, USA;                  
12:30 “The Chinese Graphite Market”, by Gu Yan, Chairman, Matrass c-Graphene Science-Technology Group Limited, China;
13:00 “New Developments in graphite spheroidization, by Sebastian Prinz, Director Business Development, Dorfner Anzaplan, Germany;

13:30 Luncheon

Session 3: New sources of lithium supply
14:45 “Veolia’s capabilities on the lithium market: From project/process development to lithium salts battery grade crystallization”, by James Feng, Senior Sales Manager, Veolia, USA;
15:10 “3Q project: The new brine discovery in the lithium triangle”, by Waldo Perez, CEO, Neolithium, Canada;
15:35 “The Pilgangoora lithium project – latest developments”, by Ken Brinsden, Pilbara Minerals, Australia;
16:00 Tea
16:30 “The dawn of the lithium era in Africa”, by Tim Johnston, President and CEO, Desert Lion Energy, Australia;
16:55  A presentation by Bruce Richardson, Managing Director, Anson Resources, Australia;
17:20 Q&A

17:30 – 19:30 Reception for all attendees

Tuesday November 14

Session 4: Cobalt Market Overview
09:30 “Cobalt market outlook for China”, by Xu Aidong, Cobalt Branch-Secretary General, China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association, China;
10:00 “Profitable lithium-ion battery recycling technology”, by Ajay Kochhar, CEO, Li-Cycle Corp, Canada;
10:30 “Ensuring a sustainable supply of cobalt to the battery sector with end of life solution”, by Mike Tamlin, COO, Neometals Ltd., Australia;
11:00 Coffee

Session 5: Lithium Market
11:45 “Lithium market outlook and its supply to the battery market in China”,by a representative from Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co.,Ltd-Blossom Lithium Industrial (Sichuan) Ltd, China;
12:15 “Lithium-ion batteries: a look at the lithium value chain from mine to market”, by Elbert Loois, Managing Partner, HiTech Materials Advisory, Germany;
12:45 Speaker tba
13:15 Conference close & Luncheon

 ***Please note this programme is subject to change and can be updated at any time***

Advantage Lithium

AMG Brazil & AMG Mineração

Anson Resources Ltd

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association

CRU Consulting

Desert Lion Energy

Dorfner Anzaplan

Deutsche Bank


Electrify Hong Kong

EMCS International Pty Ltd

Hains Engineering Co Ltd

HiTech Materials Advisory

Kay Investment Limited


Lithium Corporation

Matrass Mining Inc

Morgan Advanced Materials


Neometals Ltd

Pilbara Minerals

Rio Tinto

RPS Ostrava a.s.

Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co.,Ltd-Blossom Lithium Industrial (Sichuan) Ltd

Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint Stock Co Ltd


Yvonne Sanyangore

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The special early-bird fee is £650 which is valid for all registrations received and paid for by 30 August 2017

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.