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Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Forum: Development & Growth

Metal Events Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Forum is coming to Montreal. Sign up now and benefit from the super early-bird fee of £400 per person.

Our 2017 International Lithium, Graphite & Cobalt Conference in Hong Kong in November attracted over 100 delegates as people are eager to find out more about these markets and what is in store for the electric vehicle revolution.

Every day brings a new story about electric vehicles as governments around the world are sounding the death knell for the internal combustion engine. France announced in the summer that they want to end the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040, joining India whose target is 2030 and Norway who want to achieve this by 2025.

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 Montreal for this one-day forum to discuss battery market developments and find out from our speakers if demand can sustain growth for lithium and cobalt. Where will new supply for this burgeoning market come from? Are there enough raw materials going forward to service the electric vehicle revolution?

Book now to find out the answers to these questions and more.

09:00  Registration & Coffee

09:30 Welcome remarks

Session 1: The battery revolution – drivers and demands:
09:40 “Batteries overview: developments, materials and constraints”, by John Hykawy, President, Stormcrow Capital Inc, Canada;
10:10  “Chinese EV market & cathode materials used for automotive LIBs”, by Yuan Gao, President & CEO, Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd, China;
10:40  Q&A session

Session 2: Supply scenarios – meeting demand for lithium:
11:30 “North American Lithium – its role as a key supplier”, by Yves Desrosiers, VP Operations & General Director, North American Lithium, Canada;
12:00 “Development of an advanced lithium project in Quebec, Canada”, by Corey Nolan, CEO, Sayona Mining Ltd, Canada;
12:30-13:30 Luncheon

Session 3: Supply scenarios – new sources of graphite:
13.30 “The first all electric open pit graphite mine”, by Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO, Nouveau Monde Graphite, Canada;
14:00 “Achieving graphene vertical integration”, by Troy Grant, CEO,  Elcora Advanced Materials, Canada;
14:30 “An advanced stage Canadian graphite project”, by Greg Bowes, President, Northern Graphite, Canada;
15:00 Tea

Session 3 – Cobalt – is it a limiter to NEV growth?
15:30 “Cobalt 27 – cobalt streams and physical inventory”, by Justin Cochrane, President & COO, Cobalt 27, Canada;
16:00 “First Cobalt: the world’s largest cobalt exploration company”, by Trent Mell, First Cobalt Corp, Canada;
16:30 “Exploration in the old Cobalt Camp by the Cobalt Power Group”, by Dr. Andreas Rompel, President & CEO, Cobalt Power Group Inc, Canada;

17:00 Forum discussion with speakers addressing issues raised during the day and focusing on where supply development will come from to meet NEV demand

17.30 Close

***Programme may be subject to change***

A123 Systems

Argus Media Ltd

Blue Solutions Canada Inc

Canada Pension Plan Investment

Cobalt 27

Elcora Advanced Materials

First Cobalt Corp

Frontier Lithium Inc

Johnson Matthey BM Ltd

North America Lithium

Northern Graphite

Nouveau Monde Graphite

Prince Minerals LLC

Pulead Technology Industry Ltd

Roskill Information Services

Sayona Mining Ltd

SGS Canada Ltd

Stormcrow Capital Inc

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The current super early-bird rate is £400 per person and is valid until 15 March.

From 15 March the rate will rise to £500

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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