About the Summit

Demand for lithium, cobalt and nickel is growing strongly, driven by the booming Li-ion battery industry as well as the stainless steel and super-alloy sectors. As demand increases, supplies have tightened with consumers grappling with shortages and rising prices, amid new political factors that are disrupting supplies in major exporting countries. A key question for consumers is whether there will be sufficient raw materials to support the growth in Li-ion demand. With prices rallying to record highs, investment in the mining sector is rising sharply, prompting more supplies across the globe to come on stream in the next few years. Finance of new production is a key issue. Asia is the centre of the global Li-ion battery industry and it is increasingly the focus for capital-rich investors, such as hedge funds, private equity firms and investment banks, as well as processors, and Big Tech looking to secure overseas supplies of raw materials through acquisitions. This Summit provides the ideal platform for mining investors and the mining majors & juniors from Africa, Latin America, North America, China, Australia, Europe, Asia and Russia to meet to collaborate, identify new investment opportunities.

If you are into Lithium, Cobalt, Graphite, Tin, Nickel, Rare Earth, Industrial Minerals, Vanadium, Molybdenum, Tungsten, Manganese, Silicon, Minor & Specialty Metals, or interested in Battery Storage or EVs, make a Date for this Summit! Meet the World’s Key Tech Metal Buyers and Sellers at one Singular Platform and stay ahead of fast-moving market trends at Clariden Global’s inaugural 2018 World Mining Summit: Lithium, Cobalt, Tech Minerals, Metals & Batteries Forum, in Perth, Australia.

Key Themes

  • 2019 – 2024 Cobalt’s Demand, Outlook, Supply, Price and Bankable New Projects Coming Online
  • How New Mining Code From Democratic Republic of Congo Will Affect Cobalt Supply
  • Dealing with Surging Demand for Cobalt & Alleged Stockpiling by Hedge Funds
  • 2019 – 2024 Lithium’s Demand, Outlook, Supply and Price
  • New Lithium Bankable Projects in Australia, Argentina and Chile
  • China’s Ambition for Future Lithium Demand
  • Is the Lithium/Cobalt/Graphite Boom Coming to an End?
  • Graphite Demand, Supply Outlook and Bankable Projects
  • Mining Finance Roundtable: Project & Structured Finance for Mining Companies’ Exploration Projects
  • How to Attract New Capital and Make Your Mining Projects Bankable
  • Mining Legal, Supply and Contracts Managers’ Roundtable
  • New Technological Updates on Battery Technologies and Demand for Future Tech Minerals
  • Nickel, Tin, Rare Earth and Specialty Metals Bankable Projects

The Forum at a Glance


  • Keynote Address by Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum
  • Meeting New Capital Funding Needs & Finding New Sources of Market Supply
  • Hot Mineral Roundtables: Global Mine Owners’, Traders’ and Investors’ Perspectives on Tech and Battery Minerals
  • Mining Finance Roundtable
  • Focus: Cobalt/Lithium/Graphite/Nickel/Rare Earth and Specialty Metal Supply, Demand and Outlook
  • Mining Legal, Supply and Contracts Managers’ Roundtable


  • Opportunities & New Developments in the Downstream Sectors Including: Industrial Minerals, Cathode Materials, Li-Ion Battery Technology, Nickel Sulphate and More
  • The Battery Revolution – Drivers and Demands, Advances in EV Batteries
  • Tech Metal Recycling Challenges and Markets
  • Mining Engineers, Contractors & Suppliers Roundtable
  • Project & Structured Finance for Mining Companies’ Exploration Projects


6 Reasons to Attend This Summit

  • Network with key mining policy makers, buyers, investors, suppliers from Australia, China, Africa, Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia, Russia
  • Hear about the latest bankable mining projects in Lithium, Cobalt, Graphite, Nickel, Rare Earth and more
  • Discover future supply and demand outlook in Lithium, Cobalt, Graphite, Nickel, Rare Earth and more
  • Engage investors for new bankable mining projects
  • Explore technological innovations in the field of mining
  • Source new raw materials supplies for manufacturing