Agenda

TIME AGENDA  
09:00 Welcome Speech & Opening Remarks by Conference Director
09:05 Conference Introduction
Day 1 Chairperson
09:15

Host Keynote Address

HON. BILL JOHNSTON MLA
Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Government of Western Australia
09:45 Industry Address: How Buyers and Sellers in the Tech Metals Space Can Further Embrace New Opportunities from Global Innovation Disruptions & Industries 4.0?

(Reserved for Gold/Platinum Sponsor)

10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30

Meeting New Capital Funding Needs & Finding New Sources of Market Supply

  • Is the tech minerals sector right for large funds?
  • Key metrics evaluating tech mineral investment projects?
  • Characterizing a high-value mining project
a. Buyers’ and Investors’ Perspectives
b. Major Miners’ Perspectives
c. Juniors’ Perspectives
d. Governments’ Perspectives
e. Fund Managers’ Perspectives
f. Traders & Procurement Managers’ Perspectives
g. Project Investment Updates: Mining Projects in Australasia, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, North & Central America and Africa opening up for investments and production exports
SEAN GREGORY
CEO
Barra Resources Ltd
11:00

Hot Mineral Roundtables: Global Mine Owners’, Traders’ and Investors’ Perspectives on Tech and Battery Minerals

Focus: Cobalt Supply & Demand

JOSEF KADERAVEK
CEO
Cobalt Blue Holdings

LOUIS WATUM
Managing Director
Ivanhoe Mines, DRC (invited)

Focus: Lithium Supply & Demand

PHIL THICK
General Manager
Tianqi Lithium Australia

Focus: Nickel Supply & Demand

Focus: Graphite Supply & Demand

MIKE ROSENSTREICH
Managing Director
Hexagon Resources Limited
Focus: Rare Earth Supply & Demand
Focus: Specialty & Minor Metals Supply & Demand
Focus: Silicon Prospects & Outlook
Focus: Tim Supply & Demand
RUSELL CLARK
CEO
Kasbah Resources Limited
Focus: High Purity Alumina Supply & Demand
IGGY TAN
Managing Director
Altech Chemicals Limited
Focus: Vanadium Supply & Demand
VINCENT ALGAR
Managing Director
Australian Vanadium Limited
Focus: Molybdenum Prospects & Outlook
Focus: Tungsten Prospects & Outlook
Focus: Manganese Prospects & Outlook
12:30 Networking Luncheon
13:30

Key Tech Metal Producing Countries’ Mining Market Outlook, New Dynamics & Updates

PRABHAV SHARMA
Partner
McKinsey & Company
14:00

Disruptive Innovation Through AI, 5G Phones, Internet of Things, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, 3D Printing, Renewable Power, Electric Cars, New Spacetech and Their Impact on Demand for Tech Minerals

14:30

Mining Finance Roundtable:

  • How to attract new capital and make your mining projects bankable
  • Future of debt financing for mine developers
  • Royalty finance versus stream finance in mining
  • The role of government sponsors and sovereign wealth funds?
  • Why are some commodities and projects attractive to different capital sources?
  • Recent funding success and expected returns for investors
  • What are the new funding structures, going forward?
 LIAM TWIGGER
Managing Director
PCF Capital Group
FRANK VAN ROOYEN
Head of Natural Resources
ANZ
PETER PHAM
Managing Director
Phoenix Capital Group
MATHEW COLLINGS
Associate
Resource Capital Funds
15:15 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
15:30

Mining Insurance & Export Credit Roundtable

  • Risk and Returns in investing: Political Risk Insurance, Trade Credit, Financing Costs and Risk Recourse
16:15

Mining Legal, Supply and Contracts Managers’ Roundtable

  • Jurisdictions favorable for investors and miners
  • Changes and updates in Mining Codes & attendant challenges
  • Case Study of DRC’s new Mining Code
  • Mining contract negotiations and dispute settlement: case studies and options
  • Optimizing the mining, processing, transport and supply of nickel, lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite and copper to the battery industry
  • The more efficient scenarios: mines near cathodes and cathodes near battery plants?
  • What hurdles must be overcome to approach a more effectual supply chain scenario?
  • How do large economies’ clean energy measures impact the uptick in EV sales, battery cells and raw material demand?
16:30 Closing Remark by Summit Chairperson
16:50 End of Day One Cocktail Reception
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After a long day of learning, benchmarking, and planning, unwind and mingle with your colleagues.

TIME AGENDA  
09:00 Highlights on Summit Day 2 Key Sessions by Chairperson 
09:10 Potential and Feasibility of Kwinana as the Next Tech Metals Hub: Potential Investment Opportunities
CHRIS OUGHTON
Director
Kwinana Industries Council
09:40 Spotlight Corporate Investment Presentations & Updates by Mining Mid-Sized and Juniors

(Spotlight Presentation Sponsorship Opportunities available)

10:40 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:55 Western Australia Resources Sector 

  • Collaboration and cooperation in a win-win strategy
  • Mining equipment financing and rental challenges
JEFFREY HAWORTH
Executive Director, Geoscience and Resource Strategy
Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety, Western Australia
11:25 Geologists, Geochemists & Metallurgists Roundtable

  • Smart mining – maximisation of assets and productivity
  • Cost minimization in extraction & production
  • Testing and assays for Tech Minerals
DARRYL MAPLESON
Director
BM Geological Services
11:55 New Energy Metals in WA and the Role WA Can Play in Secondary Processing
CAMERON EDWARDS
Director
InfraNomics
12:25 Networking Luncheon
13:30

The Battery Revolution – Drivers and Demands, Advances in EV Batteries

  • Growth of the Chinese EV market
  • How will the removal of subsidies on new sales of electric vehicles in China have an impact on the future direction of the markets?
  • Breakthrough on the Lithium-Oxygen battery by Argonne Lab, US Department of Energy

DR. PETER TALBOT
Professor
Queensland University of Technology

14:15 Mining Tech Innovations and the Exploration and Processing of Tech Metals Through:
 a. Data analytics in mining
b. Drones for mining surveys
c. Cognitive recognition of spatial mining maps
d. Autonomous mining vehicles
e. Robots for mining
f. Satellite communications for mining
g. Deep Learning in downstream processing
15;00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
15:15 Environmental Challenges in Tech Mineral Mining & Hazardous Cargo Handling of Battery Materials
16:00 Tech Metal Recycling Challenges and Markets

  • Recovery of cobalt, nickel and lithium from end-of-life lithium ion batteries
  • Recycling minor metals and alloys
  • Recycling alloy scrap and recovering Ta/Nb from PCBs
  • What is scrap’s vital role in the minor metals supply chain? – what is the future?
DR NAOMI BOXALL
Postdoctoral Fellow
CSIRO
16:45

Q&A Session & Closing Remarks by Summit Chairperson

TIME AGENDA  
SEMINAR  
MORNING

Session A: Structuring Financing for Your Next Tech Mineral Deal/Project – What Works

While mining majors will continue to rely on equity and debt financing, mid and small cap companies, and those looking into higher risk exploration projects, will benefit from new players taking a greater stake in the sector, from private equity to sovereign wealth funds. Join us to understand best financing models for your tech mineral project.

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AFTERNOON Session B: New Technological Updates on Battery Technologies/Internet-Of-Things Advances and Demand for Future Tech Minerals

Despite incremental advancements, batteries haven’t changed all that much over the past decade. While it may be some time before we get more lasting batteries, development is progressing well, from over the air charging to super-fast 30-second re-charging. Discover the technological breakthroughs and future batteries.

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