Keynote Conference & Exhibition Day One - 28 September 2022

07:30 - REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

08:00 - 10:00 BREAKFAST

GLOBAL & AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE

08:30 - 08:40

WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA & INTRODUCTION OF EVENT

08:40 - 09:00

OPENING GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: CRITICAL MINERALS & MINING OUTLOOK IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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Hon. Bill Johnston, MLA
Minister for Mines, Petroleum, Energy & Industrial Relations, Government of Western Australia

09:00 - 09:50

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: SUPPORTING AND ENCOURAGING INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL MINERALS AS THE KEY TO CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE AND NATIONS NATIONAL SECURITY

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Hon. Bill Johnston, MLA
Minister for Mines, Petroleum, Energy & Industrial Relations, Government of Western Australia

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Peter Nicholson
Senior Advisor Australia & Asia, Appian Capital Advisory LLP

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Robert Gray
Chief Commodities Strategist, Resource Capital Funds

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Ron Mitchell
Chairman, London Metal Exchange Lithium Committee

09:50 - 10:20

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

10:20 - 10:40

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL MINERALS SECTOR – RECENT TRENDS AND MOMENTUM

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Dr Chris Golding
Manager, Semiconductors, Electrification and Europe Team, Critical Minerals Office

10:40 - 11:20

PANEL DISCUSSION: TRANSFORMING AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL MINERAL SECTOR WITH THE GOVERNMENT LENDERS NEW FINANCING MEASURES TO BOOST THE INDUSTRY

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Rob Wilson
Head of Western Australia & Resources, Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC)

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Frank van Rooyen
Senior Director - Resources & WA, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

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Dan Smart
Director, Project & Structured Finance, Export Finance Australia

11:20 - 11:40

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF STRATEGIC & CRITICAL MINERALS RESOURCES FOR AUSTRALIA AND THE WORLD

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Robert Gray
Chief Commodities Strategist, Resource Capital Funds

11:40 - 12:00

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: BUILDING AN ETHICAL ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF QUALITY BATTERY GRAPHITE FOR THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY MARKET

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Andrew Spinks
Managing Director, EcoGraf

12:00 - 12:30

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

MINISTERIAL LUNCHEON

12:30 - 12:40

INTRODUCTION OF LUNCHEON EVENT, SPONSORS & SPEAKERS

12:40 - 12:55

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: IN THE TRANSITION TO CLEAN ENERGY, CRITICAL MINERALS BRING NEW CHALLENGES TO ENERGY SECURITY – HOW TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES?

12:55 - 13:10

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: FUTURE PLANS & DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROGEN IN AUSTRALIA

13:10 - 13:30

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: LEARNINGS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES IN THE CRITICAL MINERALS SECTOR

13:30 - 14:00

TOUR OF EXHIBITION & NETWORKING BREAK

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS

14:00 - 14:10 | SPOTLIGHT - INTERNATIONAL GRAPHITE LTD

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Phil Hearse
Executive Chairman, International Graphite Ltd

14:10 - 14:20 | SPOTLIGHT - CHALICE MINING LIMITED

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Alex Dorsch
Managing Director & CEO, Chalice Mining Limited

14:20 - 14:30 | SPOTLIGHT - AUSTRALIAN VANADIUM LIMITED

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Sam McGahan
Marketing Manager, Australian Vanadium Limited

14:30 - 14:40 | SPOTLIGHT - KRAKATOA RESOURCES

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Colin Locke
Executive Chairman, Krakatoa Resources

14:40 - 14:50 | SPOTLIGHT - GREEN TECHNOLOGY METALS

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Luke Cox
Chief Executive Officer, Green Technology Metals

14:50 - 15:00 | SPOTLIGHT - ARAFURA RESOURCES LIMITED

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Gavin Lockyer
Managing Director, Arafura Resources Limited

15:00 - 15:10 | SPOTLIGHT - PODIUM MINERALS

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Sam Rodda
Managing Director & CEO, Podium Minerals

15:10 - 15:20 | SPOTLIGHT - RESERVED

15:20 - 15:50

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

FINANCING & INVESTMENT

15:50 - 16:10

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: INVESTORS’ APPETITE FOR MINING & RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL MINERALS

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Matt Fifield
Managing Partner, Pacific Road Capital

16:10 - 16:30

PREMIUM PRESENTATION: ASSESSING OPPORTUNITIES IN AUSTRALIA’S MINING SECTOR FROM COMMERCIAL BANK’S PERSPECTIVE

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Megan Joyce
Head of Corporate Finance, WA, ANZ

16:30 - 17:10

PANEL DISCUSSION: DEVELOPING & INVESTING IN CRITICAL MINERALS PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA, ASIA, AMERICAS, AFRICA & EUROPE

Moderator:

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David Tasker
Managing Director, Chapter One Advisors

Panellists:

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Dr Amanda Murphy
Senior Advisor, Critical Minerals, Austrade

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Graeme Testar
Executive Director, Corporate Finance, Argonaut Securities

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Megan Joyce
Head of Corporate Finance, WA, ANZ

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Matt Fifield
Managing Partner, Pacific Road Capital

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Kristie Young
Non-Executive Director, Lithium Australia Ltd | ChemX Materials Ltd | Tesoro Gold Ltd | Board Director, Energy Club

EUROPEAN UNION PERSPECTIVE

17:10 - 17:30

PRESENTATION: EUROPEAN BATTERY ALLIANCE: BUILDING A RESILIENT SUPPLY CHAIN IN EUROPE FOR THE BATTERIES MARKET

17:30 - 17:50

PRESENTATION: EU ACTION PLAN FOR SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY OF RAW MATERIALS TO ENABLE EU’S GREEN & DIGITAL TRANSITION

17:50 - 18:00

CLOSING REMARKS

18:00 - 19:30

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION