Global Speakers

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Colleen Yates

CEO

Regional Development Australia Perth

Topic: Update on the Western Australian State Government Future Battery Industry Strategy: National Strategies Promoting Lithium, Cobalt and Rare Earth Production in Australia

Colleen is an accomplished leader who motivates others to achieve what they previously thought to be unachievable. Her leadership style is inclusive, and she possesses stellar strategic thinking ability and down to earth communication skills with the capacity to deliver on outcomes. She is a firm believer that change is exciting when you successfully ‘sell’ the vision of the new future and gain buy-in of all affected stakeholders.

Having worked and volunteered for the past 35 years in a number of multi-faceted, composite and challenging roles and situations within the private, government and not-for-profit sectors, she has become highly skilled at making decisions based on sound policy and consultation while applying common sense and simplicity to complex tasks.

She has been the CEO with Regional Development Australia Perth since 2013, having delivered a number of initiatives to drive new business investment and job growth for the Perth region. These include: Driving Change: Perth and Peel an Economic Development Strategy and Infrastructure Priorities Plan for Perth and Peel (2016); Security and Defence in Western Australia: An Economic Perspective (2017); Building the Case for Energy Metals and Battery Manufacturing in WA (2018) and the soon to be released Establishing the Perth DroneHub.

Regional Development Australia Perth

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Iggy Tan

Managing Director

Altech Chemicals

Topic: Focus: High Purity Alumina (HPA) / Kaolin Clay

Mr Tan is a highly experienced mining and chemical executive with a number of significant achievements in commercial mining projects such as capital raisings, funding, construction, start-ups and operations.

Mr Tan has been a Managing Director of a number of ASX-listed companies.

Altech Chemicals

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Chris Burns

President and CEO

Novonix, Canada

Topic: Why Big Tech, Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Companies Including Tesla are Considering Investing in Mining Nickel and Lithium to Secure Minerals for Electric Batteries

Novonix

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Mark Saxon

President and CEO

Leading Edge Materials

Topic: Why Big Tech, Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Companies Including Tesla are Considering Investing in Mining Nickel and Lithium to Secure Minerals for Electric Batteries

Leading Edge Materials

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Felipe Kovacic

General Manager

TEC-C Investments

Topic: Why Big Tech, Electric Vehicle and Energy Storage Companies Including Tesla are Considering Investing in Mining Nickel and Lithium to Secure Minerals for Electric Batteries

TEC-C Investments

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Jerko Zuvela

Managing Director

Argosy Minerals

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

Argosy Minerals

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Andrew Spinks

Managing Director

Kibaran Resources

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

Kibaran Resources

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Nick Rathjen

General Manager

Prospect Resources

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

Prospect Resources

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Carlos Galli

Chief Operating Officer

LSC Lithium Corporation, Argentina

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

LSC Lithium Corporation

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José Gustavo de Castro Alem

Director

Lithium Chile Inc.

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

Lithium Chile Inc.

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Tom Revy

Managing Director

BlackEarth Minerals

Topic: Spotlight Presentations & Meet the Investors II: Project Updates, Strategic Collaboration & Capital Raising Opportunities for all Critical Minerals Mining Companies from Australia, Africa, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central Asia – Limit to Not More than 20 Companies. Latest Update on Australia’s Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI) for the critical minerals sector

BlackEarth Minerals

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Mark Merry

Principal Metallurgist

Tungsten Mining NL

Topic: Global Geologists, Geochemists & Metallurgists Roundtable

Tungsten Mining

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Dr Ben Li

Senior Exploration Geologist

Corazon Mining

Topic: Global Geologists, Geochemists & Metallurgists Roundtable

Corazon

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Ian Plimer

Company Director

Hancock Prospecting

Topic: Financing Panel: Closer Look at Funding Critical Minerals and Mining Projects Including Nickel Sulphite, Rare Earths, Graphite, Cobalt, and Lithium. Investor Perspectives on Battery Metals and Rare Earth Projects in Australia and Overseas

Hancock Prospecting

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Vanessa Torres

Chief Technology Officer

South32

Topic: Smart Mining Innovations and Advances in Drilling and Explorations On Critical Minerals in Australia – A South32 Perspective

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Christopher Gower

CEO

Direct Nickel

Topic: Focus: Nickel 

Direct Nickel

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Martin Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

Talga Resources

Topic: Focus: Graphite 

Talga Resources

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Scott Williamson

Managing Director

Blackstone Minerals

Topic: Focus: Cobalt

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Walter Richards

CEO

Havilah Resources

Topic: Focus: Cobalt

Havilah Resources

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Tony Truelove

Director

Anglo Saxony Minerals

Topic: Focus: Rare Earths 

Anglo Saxony Minerals

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George Bauk

CEO/Managing Director

Northern Minerals

Topic: Focus: Rare Earths 

Northen Minerals

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Ernie Ortiz

Director

Waratah Capital Advisors

Topic: Financing Panel: Closer Look at Funding Critical Minerals and Mining Projects Including Nickel Sulphite, Rare Earths, Graphite, Cobalt, and Lithium. Investor Perspectives on Battery Metals and Rare Earth Projects in Australia and Overseas

Waratah

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Prof. Peter Klinken AC

Chief Scientist

Western Australia

Topic: Update on the Western Australian State Government Future Battery Industry Strategy: National Strategies Promoting Lithium, Cobalt and Rare Earth Production in Australia

Western Australia

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Robert D. Mitchell

Managing General Partner | General Partner

Portal Capital | Green Energy Metals Fund & Odysseus Funds

Topic: Financing Panel: Closer Look at Funding Critical Minerals and Mining Projects Including Nickel Sulphite, Rare Earths, Graphite, Cobalt, and Lithium. Investor Perspectives on Battery Metals and Rare Earth Projects in Australia and Overseas

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Jeffrey Haworth

Executive Director, Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Geological Survey and Resource Strategy Division

WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Topic: Global Geologists, Geochemists & Metallurgists Roundtable

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Gavin Lockyer

CEO / Managing Director

Arafura Resources

Arafura Resources