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Confirmed speakers

The graphite supply chain: the rising criticality of niche minerals versus commodities
Mike O’Driscoll, Director, IMFORMED, UK
Graphite: An independent supply/demand forecast for 2017 onwards
Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK
Refractories: Global trends and the future for graphite’s biggest market
Dr Paschoal Bonadia Neto, Mineral Technology Manager, Mineral Technology Centre, Magnesita Refratários SA, Brazil
North America review of graphite supply & demand
Stephen Riddle, Asbury Carbons, USA
New major near term supply outlook
Tolga Kumova, Syrah Resources, Australia
Batteries: An independent market overview and forecast to 2022
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Associates , USA
The evolving use and applications of graphite in the foundry industry
Richard Clark, Senior Technical Specialist, Morgan Advanced Materials, USA
Expandable Graphite: meeting supply for an evolving growth market
Thomas Junker, Managing Director, Graphit Kropfmühl, Germany
Flake graphite price outlook
Andrew Miller, Analyst, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, UK
Developing graphite projects in Africa
Julian Stephens, Managing Director, Sovereign Metals Ltd, Australia
Battery Market Workshop
Dr Joseph Li, Product Manager for Energy Materials, Superior Graphite, USA

Other topics to include:

The surging lithium-ion battery market: the next 5 years
• Recaburiser market outlook
• China: the future for graphite supply and demand
• Europe review of graphite supply & demand
• New suppliers in the pipeline


2 x Workshop & Discussion: Batteries | Industrials
• Concurrent exhibition
• Receptions, lunches, coffee breaks specifically designed for networking
• Private meeting space service and facilities
• and a stunning beach proximal location in California…

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