Day 2

Thursday 21 March 2019

08:00 Registration and morning coffee

08:50 Conference opening

09:00 Investing in battery metals

• Outlook for battery metals and background to new fund
• Timing the launch of a new battery metals fund – Why now?
• Investment criteria – Opportunities in exploration and development stage mining projects
• Strategies for mitigating country risk when developing mining projects
Erik Prince, Chairman, Frontier Resource Group

09:30 Mining company CEO briefings 

09:30 Guy Bourassa, President & CEO, Nemaska Lithium
09:40 Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals
09:50 Michael Rodriguez, Non-Executive Director, Jervois Mining
10:00 Joe Walsh, Managing Director, Lepidico
10:10 Steve Promnitz, Managing Director, Lake Resources
10:20 David Flanagan, Managing Director, Battery Minerals
10:30 Joe Kaderavek, CEO, Cobalt Blue Holdings
10:40 Jim Richards, Executive Chaiman, Gibb River Diamonds

10:50 China Mining Investment Leaders Panel: Outbound investment leaders outlook 2019
• Update on outbound deal flow
• Investment criteria of China’s outbound investors
• Trade war cooling down: Impact on metals demand and investment flows as US-China relations improve
• Strategies for overseas companies seeking offtakes and financing from China

Panellists include:
Than Su Ee, Managing Director, China ASEAN Investment Co-operation Fund
Hongyu Cai, Managing Director, Investment Banking, CICC
Leo Zhao, Managing Director & CEO, Zhaojin International Mining
Parker Wang, CEO, New Prospect Capital

11:30 Mining company CEO briefings

11:30 Paul Cronin, CEO & Managing Director Black Dragon Gold
11:40 Stephen Power, Executive Chairman, Antipa Minerals
11:50 Peter Reeve, Executive Chairman, Aura Energy
12:00 Bill Guy, Chairman, Theta Gold Mines
12:10 Rob Tyson, Managing Director, Peel Mining
12:20 Matt Shackleton, Managing Director & CEO, Australian Potash
12:30 Mark Calderwood, Managing Director, Alliance Mineral Assets
12:40 Christopher Dunks, Executive Director, Elementos
12:50 Brad Underwood, Managing Director, Galileo Resources

13:00 Lunch and networking

14:00 Mining company CEO briefings

14:00 James Anderson, CEO, Alt Resources
14:10 Eric Owens, President, Granada Gold Mines
14:20 Chris Evans, Managing Director, Birimian
14:30 Claude Dufresne, President & CEO, NioBay Metals
14:40 Marc Ducler, Managing Director, Egan Street Resources
14:50 Matt Morgan, Managing Director, Ausmex Mining

15:00 Commodity focus: Raw materials for the EV revolution
• EV global sales trends and infrastructure roll-out in 2019
• Why has there been a market correction in the batteryn metals space and where do we go from here?
• Lithium supply/demand analysis
• Cobalt: overhyped or oversold?
• Nickel: update on new battery grade nickel sulphate production pipelines and potential market impact
• Timing re-entry into battery materials space

Panellists include:
Gustavo Fazzari, Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau SAR, Argentina
Clive Whittington, Managing Director, C.M.Whittington & Associate
Alice Yu, Senior Consultant, CRU
Peter John Deneen, Executive Vice President, EV-Metals Resources Group

16:00 Conference close and farewell drinks