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3rd International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Conference - Battery Materials

Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
November 5-6 2018

As part of our Battery Materials & Rare Earths Week Metal Events’s 3rd International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Conference – Battery Materials, will return to Hong Kong during 5-6 November.

This premier event will once again be focusing on batteries for the automotive industry. Our recent forum in Canada was very well attended and the excellent programme looked at developments for the electric vehicle revolution and what the future will hold.

Sourcing materials in increasingly larger volumes is already having an effect, with major price increases this year especially in cobalt. Plus lithium and graphite supplies are under scrutiny too.

Join us in Hong Kong in November and find out  where will new supply for this burgeoning market come from. Are there enough raw materials going forward to service the electric vehicle revolution?

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

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 Event’s 2018 International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt 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

–      Excellent value for money

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

–      Sponsorship gives you the opportunity to raise your company profile  at this premier commercial battery event;

Monday 5 November

10:00 – Registration & welcome coffee
10:30 Welcome
Session 1: Electric vehicles – future capacity and outlook:
10:40 “Electrification of the automotive sector: How it is affected by battery costs & government policies”, by Nicolo Campagnol, Knowledge Consultant: Battery Materials Expert; McKinsey & Co., Belgium;
11:10 “China battery material sector”,  by Yuan Gao, President, Pulead Technology Co Ltd., China;
11:40″Lithium market outlook”, by Anthony Tse, CEO, Galaxy Resources Ltd., Australia;
12:10 Q&A
12:30 Luncheon

Session 2: Anode material for LIB:
14:00 “Graphite market outlook: Anode material supply and demand”, by Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials, USA;
14:30 “Developing a natural graphite supply chain for batteries”, by Gu Yan, President, Matrass C-Graphene Science Technology Group Ltd., China;
15:00 Tea

Session 3: Lithium and cobalt in battery materials – key components?
15:15 “Developments and trends in LIB cathode materials”, by Li Jianzhong, CEO, Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co. Ltd., China;
15:45 “A responsible cobalt supply chain”, by Bryce Lee,  Director of CSR, Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd., China;
“Towards a green and sustainable battery materials recycling system”, by Ou Hancheng, General Manager, GanZhou Highpower Technology Co. Ltd., China;
16:45 Q&A

17:00 – 19:00 Reception for all delegates

Tuesday 6 November

Session 4: Processing lithium raw materials:
09:30 “Developing downstream lithium processing capacity”,  by Ryan Hanrahan, Director, Wave International, Australia;
10:00 ”Spodumene concentrator capital costs – a global guide”, by Jack Porter, Process Engineer, Hatch, Australia;

10:30 Coffee

Session 5: New sources of battery material supply:
11:00 “Graphite and lithium: a review of some Australian graphite and Chinese lithium projects”, by Michael Cunningham, Principal Consultant, SRK Consulting, Australia & Gavin Chan, General Manager, SRK Consulting, Hong Kong;
11.30 “An update on the Pilgangoora Lithium/tantalum project”, by Ken Brinsden, CEO, Pilbara Minerals Limited, Australia;
12:00 “Development of graphite as battery raw material in India”, by Bharat Poddar, Managing Director, Chotanagpur Graphite Pvt Ltd, India;
12:30 Conference close & luncheon


A.M.P.I srl

Beijing Easpring

Chotanagpur Graphite Pvt Ltd

Deutsche Roshtoffagentur DERA

Dorfner Anzaplan

Ecopro Innovation

EMCS International Pty Ltd


Galaxy Resources Ltd

GanZhou Highpower Technology Co Ltd


Huayou Cobalt Co Ltd

HiTech Materials Advisory

Hyundai Glovis


Imerys Graphite & Carbon

Japan Energy Materials Corporation

Jiangsu Yongchao Magnetic Material Co Ltd

Kalpesh Enterprise LLC

Korea Resources Corporation

Optimal Capital

Matrass C-Graphene Science Technology Group Ltd

McKinsey & Co

Morgan Advanced Materials

Mineral Resources Limited

Pilbara Resources

Promyshlennye Investitsii Ltd

Pulead Technology Industry Co Ltd

Rosatom East Asia

Roskill Information Services

RPS Ostrava

Sichuan Si Te Rui(STR) Technology Co. Ltd

Sills Strategic Materials

SRK Consulting

TP Energy Group Ltd

Uranium One

Wave International

Yahua Lithium Technology (Sichuan) Co Ltd

Click button below to continue to our registration form. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer


The current fee is £850 for all registrations completed by 18 October.

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.

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