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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

08:30  Registration
09:15 Opening remarks from Baiinfo and Metal Events Ltd

Session 1: Outlook for batteries in automotive:
09:30 “2018 and beyond-will lithium really be in short supply?”, by Rebecca Gordon, Consultant, CRU Consulting, United Kingdom;
10:00 “Future developments for Li-ion batteries”, by Su Jingran, Vice Chief Engineer, Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint-Stock Co Ltd, China;
10:30 Coffee

Session 2: Lithium Market
11:15 “Demand/supply outlook for key battery materials”, by James Kan, Head of Asia Commodities, Equity Research, Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong
11:45 “Lithium market outlook and its supply to the battery market in China”, by Zhang Jiangfeng, Lithium Branch-Secretary General, China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association, 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 Luncheon

Session 3: New sources of lithium supply
14:15 “3Q project: The new brine discovery in the lithium triangle”, by Constantine Karayannopoulos, Chairman, Neolithium, Canada;
14:45 “The dawn of the lithium era in Africa”, by Tim Johnston, President and CEO, Desert Lion Energy, Australia;
15:15 “Overview, progress and development of the Anson Resources Paradox Brine Project”, by Bruce Richardson, Managing Director, Anson Resources, Australia;
15:45 Q&A

17:00 – 19:00 Reception for all attendees

Tuesday November 14
Session 4: Cobalt Market Overview
09:20 “Cobalt market outlook for China”, by Xu Aidong, Cobalt Branch-Secretary General, China Non-ferrous Metals Industry Association, China;
09:45 “Sustainable end of life stewardship for lithium ion batteries: Recovery of cobalt nickel and lihtium”, by Mike Tamlin, COO, Neometals Ltd., Australia;
10:10 Coffee

Session 5: Graphite Market
11:00 “The Chinese Graphite Market”, by Gu Yan, Chairman, Matrass c-Graphene Science-Technology Group Limited, China;
11:25 “The global outlook for the graphite market”, by Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials, USA;                  
11.50 “New Developments in graphite spheroidization, by Sebastian Prinz, Director Business Development, Dorfner Anzaplan, Germany;
12:15 “Applications and development trends in cathode materials for lithium ion batteries”, by Wang Shuangcai, Vice General Manager, Fujian Shanshan Tech Co Ltd., China;
12:45 Conference close & Luncheon

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


AMG Brazil & AMG Mineração

Anson Resources Ltd

Beijing Saidemei Resources Recycling Research Institute Company Limited

Blossom Lithium Industrial (Sichuan) Ltd

Black Rock Mining Limited

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association-Cobalt Branch

China Non-Ferrous Metals Industry Association-Lithium Branch

Chongqing Longna Chemicals Co Ltd

CRU Consulting

Daqing Development Zone Jindiao Petrochemical Trade Co Ltd

Desert Lion Energy

Dorfner Anzaplan

Deutsche Bank

EMCS International Pty Ltd

Fujian Shanshan Tech Co Ltd

Guangzhou Jiahong Metal Co Ltd

HaiKe Chemical Group

Hains Engineering Co Ltd

HiTech Materials Advisory


Imerys Graphite & Carbon

Jiaozuo juneng energy technology co., ltd

Kalpesh Enterprise LLC

Kay Investment Limited

Lithium Corporation

Matrass Mining Inc

McKinsey & Co

Morgan Advanced Materials

NB Research & Productivity Council


Neometals Ltd

Noble Resources International Pte Ltd

PJSC Chemical-Metallurgical Plant

Rio Tinto

RPS Ostrava a.s.

Sayona Mining Limited

Shanghai Great Power Industry Co Ltd

Shanghai Shanshan Tech Co Ltd

Shenzhen GEM High-tech Co.,Ltd

Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co.,Ltd

Sigmund Lindner GmbH


Tianjin Lishen Battery Joint Stock Co Ltd

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Material Incorporated



Wave International

Volt Resources

Yvonne Sanyangore

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The special early-bird fee is £700 which is valid for all registrations received and paid for by 12 October 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.