Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy and Future Plans & Overseas Markets Keynotes  
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:10 Keynote Address: Actively implementing Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy and Future Plans
Western Australia is a significant hub for minerals used in the manufacture of renewable batteries. It is the leading producer of hard rock lithium in Australia, which is in turn the largest lithium producing country in the world, having overtaken Chile for the title last year. Western Australia currently accounts for around half of global supply for the metal, with seven producing mines currently in operation. WA also produces large volumes of nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements (REE), which are also used for renewable battery production. Update on the Lithium Valley and the new 12 strategic industry areas to host downstream processing activities – global cooperation to diversify the supply chain.
Peter-Klinken-AC-112x128 Prof Peter Klinken AC
Chief Scientist of Western Australia

Meeting USA’s Critical Mineral Needs

Mary Anne Alvin Mary Anne Alvin
Rare Earth Element, Technology Manager
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
10:10 Responsible Investments in Critical Minerals
Andrew Ferrier Andrew Ferrier
Investment Director
Pacific Road Capital
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
11:00 Critical Minerals Investment and Market Outlook from an equity capital market perspective
Trent Barnett Trent Barnett
Head of Research
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11:20 Less Common Metals – A Unique Position
Grant Smith Grant Smith
Less Common Metals
11:50  Panel Discussion: The Rare Earth & Critical Metals Outlook
12:30 Networking Luncheon
13:40 Cobalt Industry Outlook and Mt Thirsty Project Update  
Sean Gregory Sean Gregory
Managing Director and CEO
Barra Resources
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Strategic Investments in Critical Minerals – Perspective from AMCI Group
Patrick Murphy Patrick Murphy
Managing Director
AMCI Group
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A Perspective on the Financing of Critical Mineral Projects

Jan Fuchter Jan Fuchter
Director, Project & Structured Finance
Export Finance Australia
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14:40 Renascor Resources’ Projects Update
David Christensen David Christensen
Managing Director
Renascor Resources
Renascor Resources logo
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session

Challenges to Exploration, Mining and Smelting in Australia

Ian Rutherford Plimer Ian Rutherford Plimer
Company Director
Hancock Prospecting
Hancock Prospecting logo
15:50 Manganese Industry Outlook and Projects Update
Justin Brown Justin Brown
Managing Director
Element 25
Element 25 logo
16:10 Helium Industry Outlook and Investment Opportunities
Adam Santa Maria Adam Santa Maria
Managing Director
Discovery Capital Partners
16:30 Pilbara Metals’ Manganese Sulphate Project Update
Annette Crabbe Annette Crabbe
Executive Director
Pilbara Metals Group
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:05 Champagne Networking Session
champagne networking session

Australia and Global  Market Opportunities
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:05 Feeling the Pinch: EV’s, Batteries and the Global Supply Chain
Colleen-Yates-112x128 Colleen Yates
Regional Development Australia Perth
Regional Development Australia Perth
09:35 Building Australia’s Future Battery Industries
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Future Battery Industries CRC 
 10:00 The Role of Geological Surveys in Critical Mineral Strategies
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Executive Director Geological Survey and Resource Strategy
Resource and Environmental Regulation Group (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety)
Western Australia
Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
11:00 A New Era for Nickel – Speedbumps Included
12190-0646 Vincent Sweeney pic Vincent Sweeney
Direct Nickel
11:20 MRC – Securing Graphite Supply outside of China
Head Shot - Peter Fox Peter Fox
Corporate Development Director
Mineral Commodities Ltd
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11:40 Critical Metals and Chemicals: Complementary Sources  
Alan Flavelle abab Alan Flavelle
Obsidian Minerals Pty Ltd
John Watts John Watts
Obsidian Minerals Pty Ltd
12:00 Lunch & Networking
13:10 Kibaran Resources Project Update  
Andrew Spinks Andrew Spinks
Managing Director
Kibaran Resources
Kibaran Resources

Systems Thinking for Mining Managers

Tim Craske photo Tim Craske
Managing Director
 14:00 Investing in the power generation infrastructure of mines: Integrated Hybrid Power Generation Delivery Model
Sarkodie photography Felipe Kovacic
Chief Development Officer
TEC-C Investments
TEC-C Investments
14:30 Microgrids, stand-alone power systems and power storage for mines
Cameron Edwards photo Cameron Edwards
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session

Case Study: Geology and Mineralisation of Altura’s Lithium Mine, Pilgangoora

20190213 Stephen Barber - Profile Photo Stephen Barber
Exploration Manager
Altura Mining
15:45 Case Study of the Lynn Lake Ni-Cu-Co project 
Ben-Li-112x128 Dr Ben Li
Senior Exploration Geologist
Corazon Mining

The Future Grid – The Energy Mix That Is Coming

BrianDiviHeadshot Brian Innes
Managing Director
Starling Energy
16:45 Panel Discussion: The Long-Term Prospects of the Lithium Industry and WA’s Lithium Valley, going forward
17:15 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman