5-6 December 2012
Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London
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•Stephen Riddle, President, Asbury Graphite Mills, USA •Gary Economo, CEO, Focus Graphite, Canada •Sait Uysal, General Manager, Spil Mining, Turkey •Chris Berry, Founder, House Mountain Partners, USA •Mark Thompson, Managing Director, Talga Resources, Australia •George Hawley, President, George C. Hawley and Associates, USA •Dr. Emma Kendrick, Research Supervisor, Sharp Labs, UK •Richard Dean, Senior Product Manager, Tokai Carbon Group, UK •Craig Scherba, President and COO, Energizer Resources, Madagascar •Daniel McGroarty, President, American Resource Policy Network, USA •Martin McFarlane, CEO, Flinders Resources, Sweden P Kinloch, Professor • rofessor IanManchester, UK of Materials Science, University of •Trond Abelsen, Managing Director, Skaland Graphite, Norway •Havard Gautneb, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway, Norway •Dr. Corina Hebestreit, Director, Euromines, Belgium •Suzanne Shaw, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services, UK •Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Carbons and Chemicals, India D • r. Andy Reynolds, Director of product development and applied technology, GrafTech International Holdings, USA •Simon Moores, Manager, Industrial Minerals Data, UK •Gerry Hand, Vice President of Marketing, Superior Graphite, USA •Greg Bowes, CEO, Northern Graphite, Canada •Alexey Trisvetov, Head of marketing department, Magnezit Group Ltd., Russia •Nikolay Tlekhugov, Head of investment analysis department, Magnezit Group Ltd., Russia
Fantastic opportunity to meet the who’s who in the graphite business.
Gerard Anderson, Archer Exploration
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5-6 December 2012 | Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London
The international graphite market has seen a boom over the past three years with the industry seeing a rise in demand for the mineral from traditional buyers due to the large scale growth coming from emerging markets. In addition, the promise of new technological advances and exciting new applications for the mineral, have led to graphite being hailed as the “one to watch” for resource investors and has brought promising business opportunities for graphite producers and consumers alike. However, there are questions surrounding whether or not graphite can fulfil its predicted potential as one of the most lucrative and highly used minerals of the next decade. In addition to scepticism in the market regarding the potential of specialist forms of graphite, such as graphene, the slow down in price increases for the mineral have brought about lively and controversial discussions across the market place. In light of these exciting developments and following the success of the 2011 conference, Industrial Minerals Events will once again host its 2nd Graphite Conference in London, focusing specifically on the issues facing the world of graphite.
Key topics for discussion: Examining the effects of the financial crisis on both the natural and synthetic graphite marketplace, and identifying where new demand streams will come from Focusing on issues affecting traditional graphite end users: security of supply and production technologies An in depth look at the complexities of graphite pricing The introduction of new technologies and their significance in the graphite marketplace Identifying the unique challenges facing junior miners when looking to develop a fully functioning graphite mine Understanding how important it is to understand the needs of your buyers, and ensure your product meets their specifications
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Benefits of attending: Network with key players in the graphite marketplace Receive vital information on new graphite producers and their contribution to global graphite supply Hear from both the natural and the synthetic graphite world on key developments and exciting new applications Discuss the different qualities and types of graphite, and the unique opportunities that these products present Gain vital information from experts in the market regarding issues surrounding graphite pricing, supply and demand
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Excellent event providing a broad overview of the industry.
David Horsell, University of Exeter
Wednesday 5th December
Registration desk opens Chairman’s opening remarks
Natural graphite versus synthetic, silicon and others in lithium ion battery anodes •sgraphiteuseinlithiumionbatteriessoontobe I a thing of the past? George Hawley, President, George C. Hawley and Associates, USA Current and future trends in electric and hybrid electric vehicles • ajordifferencesinEVandHEVtechnologies M • urrentandfuturemarkettrendsintheuptakeof C EVs and HEVs • hatarethekeyfactorsthatwillencouragea W significant amount of consumers to make the transition from petrol vehicles to EVs/HEVs? • hatdoesthefutureofEVs/HEVsmeanfor W graphite consumption? Suzanne Shaw, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services, UK Networking Lunch
Session I: Graphite overview: issues in supply, demand and pricing
09:15 Global economic factors and their effect on the graphite market • iththemarketssuggestingdoomandgloomfor W commodities, how much has the graphite world been affected by the financial crisis? • herewillnewdemandstreamscomefrom? W • illemergingmarketgrowthoffsettheeffectsof W slower gains in developed regions? • noverviewofthedistincttypesofgraphite,and A where they sit in the global marketplace Stephen Riddle, President, Asbury Graphite Mills, USA Panel discussion: an in-depth look at the complexities of graphite trading and production • hatarethereasonsbehindamuchmore W volatile market in 2012? • ithincreasinglycomplexandvariedproducts W coming onto the market, how do producers achieve transparent product pricing? • owwillthewiderangeofnewgraphiteprojects H and producers affect traditional graphite trade relationships? Introduced & Moderated by Simon Moores, Manager, Industrial Minerals Data, UK Gerry Hand, Vice President of Marketing, Superior Graphite, USA Greg Bowes, CEO , Northern Graphite, Canada Networking Coffee Break
Session III: The graphite industry and its place in government critical resource policy
15:15 The US perspective • hatistheUSgovernmentpolicyongraphite? W • owgovernmentpolicycaneitherimpedeor H accelerate business interests •stheUSgovernmentmakingamistakebynot I taking a closer look at graphite? Daniel McGroarty, President, American Resource Policy Network, USA EU policy and how it affects graphite • owpolicycanhelptoensureEuropecontinues H to play a significant role in new technologies and innovation through supply security of critical minerals • hygovernmentsshouldaimtoimprovethe W availability of reliable, consistent statistical data about domestic materials • hatdographiteminersinEuropeneedtoknow W about the EU policy on industrial minerals, and how it affects their business? Dr. Corina Hebestreit, Director, Euromines, Belgium Investor focus: is graphite still the ‘one to watch’? • hythefinancialmarketsshouldstillbeexcited W about graphite • nderstandingwhatyourprojectneedstobe U viable to investors: product quality, grade and location • ettingtogripswiththeeconomicsofyourmine, G and demonstrating a firm understanding of who your primary buyers will be • ollowingaslightdownturninthemarketsince F last year-are new exploration projects still viable? Chris Berry, Founder, House Mountain Partners, USA Chairman’s closing remarks, and end of day one Networking drinks and reception, and end of day one
Session II: End user focus
11:30 The use of graphite in the refractory industry • ithrecentconcernsoverproductiondecliningin W the graphite industry, what can refractories do to ensure security of supply? • nderstandingthetechnologyandprocesses U used in refractory production • orkingwithsupplierstoimproveproduct W quality and ensure products meet optimum manufacturing requirements • asestudy:Magnezit’snewgraphiteproject,the C first of its kind in Russia Alexey Trisvetov, Head of marketing department, Magnezit Group Ltd., Russia & Nikolay Tlekhugov, Head of investment analysis department, Magnezit Group Ltd., Russia The introduction of new technologies and their significance in the graphite marketplace • aininganunderstandingofnewapplications G and technological advances that are vital for the world of graphite • hatkindofgrowthcanthemarketsexpectto W see from new technologies? Gary Economo, CEO, Focus Graphite, Canada Examining the relationship between lithium ion batteries and the raw materials needed to produce them • noverviewofthevariedapplicationsusing A lithium ion batteries • hatproducerstakeintoaccountwhen W developing batteries for the consumer markets: cost of materials, production and formulation • owcanthepropertiesofgraphitebeoptimised H for battery production? Dr. Emma Kendrick, Research Supervisor, Sharp Labs, UK
Thursday 6th December
Registration desk opens
Session IV: An update on new graphite projects across the globe
09:00 Geology and resources of graphite deposits in Scandinavia • reviewofthegeologyandpotentialresources A available in the region
• owEuropeispoisedtobenefitfromtheavailability H of domestic supply • algaResourcesrespondingtoEuropeandemand T for high quality graphite, and developing strategic partnerships to bring products to market Mark Thompson, Managing Director, Talga Resources, Sweden Flake graphite mining in India • nupdateontheIndianmarketplace A • nderstandingthevariousapplicationsof U graphite powders • rakepads,carbonrodsandblocks B Shishir Poddar, Managing Director, Tirupati Carbons and Chemicals, India Graphite mining in Madagascar • nderstandingtheuniqueopportunitiesavailablein U the region • ulfillingthepotentialofthedepositattheGreen F Giant mine, from commercialisation through to development • henwilltheproductcometomarket,andwhowill W be core consumers? Craig Scherba, President and COO, Energizer Resources, Madagascar Graphite mining in Norway • reviewofgraphiteinNorway:deposits A and potential • kalandGraphite:understandingthefeaturesof S underground graphite mining Havard Gautneb, Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of Norway, & Trond Abelsen, Managing Director, Skaland Graphite, Norway
Networking refreshment break
Session V: Graphene
11:45 Understanding the unique properties of graphene • ecognisingthedifferencesbetweengrapheneand R nano-graphite •dentifyingthevariousproductsthatareavailable I within the graphene family, and how different manufacturing methods can bring about alternative graphene products • pplicationpotentialinflexiblesolarcells, A stretchable electrodes, foldable displays, and much more Professor Ian Kinloch, Professor of Materials Science, University of Manchester, UK The arrival of the graphene revolution • xaminingthewaysinwhichgrapheneproduction E can be scaled up • hatindustriescandotobeinapositiontotakefull W advantage of graphene products as they become more available to the marketplace • rapheneapplicationsinreinforcedplastics G • ybridproducts:cancrossindustrycollaboration H bring about the best near term applications for graphene? Gary Economo, CEO, Focus Graphite, Canada Networking Lunch
Session VI STREAM A: MINING AND EXPLORATION Session 3 – Natural Graphite
14:00 What are the unique challenges faced by junior miners when looking to develop a fully functioning graphite mine? • owfailingtocomplywithlocallegalrequirements H from the offset can have devastating effects on your project •dentifyingandmanagingeffectivecommunication I streams with all project stakeholders, from your shareholders to the local community • anagingthegraphiteminingcycle,frompit M to port • owtogaincontrolofprojecttimelinesandcosts H •Challengeswhenacquiringfinance Martin McFarlane, Chief Executive Officer, Flinders Resources, Sweden Flake graphite • evelopingnaturalfakegraphiteintoexpandable D graphite foils • nindepthlookatcustomisedfoilapplications A • hedevelopmentofincreasinglyeffectivethermal T management solutions, and their use in electronic applications Dr. Andy Reynolds, Director of product development and applied technology, GrafTech International Holdings, USA Amorphous graphite • hyinvestmentinamorphousgraphitecanbring W encouraging business rewards. • xaminingtheimportantpositioninthemarketof E low cost, low value amorphous graphite • asestudy:theopportunitiesforamorphous C graphite mining in Turkey Sait Uysal, General Manager, Spil Mining, Turkey Chairman’s closing remarks and end of conference. 14:30 Synthetic graphite processing trends • utliningtheproductgradesandqualityavailable O within synthetic graphite Richard Dean, Senior Product Manager, Tokai Carbon Group, UK Adding value, and improving the performance of graphite electrodes •mprovingtheoverallperformanceofgraphite I electrodes • inimisingelectrodebreakage M • owproducersandbuyerscanworktogetherto H improve product quality, and how this can add value on both sides • hyrecyclingby-productsfromelectricarc W furnaces have the potential for large scale growth in the graphite industry Gerry Hand, Vice President of Marketing, Superior Graphite, USA
STREAM B: SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE Carbon products and processes
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Sponsorship & exhibition opportunities
Showcase your company, increase your brand awareness and enhance your networking opportunities by becoming a sponsor of the 2nd Graphite Conference. Sponsorship opportunities developed by Industrial Minerals Events have become essential tools for organisations in fulfilling their marketing objectives. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities which will enable your company to raise your brand profile, before and at the event as well as highlight your company to an audience of senior executives and key decision makers from across the sector. Some of the companies that attended last year
Agora Financial Bal Co Spa Banco WESTLB do Brasil SA BayFront Capital Partners Brasil Graphite Burke Resources Ltd Cap Ex Ventures Ltd Cedar Mountain Exploration Cia Baiana de Grafita CMC Cometals Europe ConocoPhillips CS Additive GmbH EnergizerResourcesInc Flinders Resources Ltd Focus Metals Inc Geoafrica Global Graphite Inc GrafTech International Holdings Inc Graphit Kropfmuhl AG Henkel AG & Co KGaA Hydro Quebec Imerys Minerals Ltd James Durrans & Sons Ltd Japan China Coals Trading Co Ltd JB Consumer Products Group LLC Lithium Corp Magnesita Refratarios SA Mega Graphite Inc Morgan Advanced Materials & Technology Morgan Crucible Co PLC Nanomaterials And Spectroscopy Group Numismatics Ontario Graphite Orocan Resources Corp Refmin China Co Limited Renault RHI AG Roskill Information Services S&B Industrial Minerals SA Safe Global Facilitating Company SAFT AB Saint-Gobain SGL Group Showa Denko Europe GmbH Sinosteel Germany GmbH Skaland Graphite AS Solvay Fluor GmbH Sumitomo Corporation Superior Graphite Company Talga Gold Ltd Tanisho & Co Ltd Technografit GmbH The Morgan Crucible Co Plc ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products GmBh Tirupati Carbons & Chemicals (P) Ltd Toyo Tanso Europe SpA Vesuvius Group Zimtu Capital Prima Fluorspar
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