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Battery & EV briefing day | 10 June

Monday, 10 June 2019 at W Hotel 
Cost: $500 in addition to conference fee 
PLEASE NOTE: The battery & EV briefing day is open ONLY to registered delegates.
To register, visit the registration page >> and select the package 'Briefing Day & Conference'
How bright is the future really for electric vehicles and batteries? Find out at the pre-conference Battery and EV Briefing Day.

All global car manufactures have ramped up their EV production and lithium demand is said to rise to double in the next 5 years, and double again in the 5 years thereafter. 

Agenda (subject to change):

7:30    Registration desk opens 

8:55    Opening address

9:00    Outlook for Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption

  • Update on the current situation by region and by technology type
  • Key drivers for major markets, plus what is holding sales back
  • Expected macro-developments in battery cost, performance and charging infrastructure
  • Forecast of EV sales by region

Kevin Riddell, Senior Manager, Americas Powertrain Forecasting, LMC Automotive

9:30     Energy density and the future of EV batteries

  • Energy density and its impact on EV range and battery costs
  • EV platform and battery pack cost developments
  • Outlook for EVs and battery demand

Adam Panayi, Managing Director, Rho Motion

10:00       Chinese EV market and cathode selections

Yuan Gao, President & CEO, Board Director, Pulead Technology Industry Co., Ltd.


10:30  Panel: Nickel, cobalt and lithium-ion batteries

  • Cobalt 
    • Key supply problems and their influence on meeting future demand for cobalt. 
    • The call for responsible sourcing and more transparency 
    • Move toward less cobalt in li-ion batteries: How is this affecting the cobalt industry? 
  • Nickel
    • How much does supply side need to grow to meet the predicted battery demand?
    • What are the major threats to nickel-rich batteries? 
    • Are new benchmarks needed for battery grade nickel? 

Moderator: William Adams, Head of Base Metal and Battery Research, Fastmarkets

Ken Hoffman, Basic Metals Expert, McKinsey & Company

Mark Selby, President and CEO, Royal Nickel Corporation



11:15  Morning networking break


11:45  Breakdown of the battery supply chain (educational session)

  • From raw material, cell manufacturing, to Electric Vehicle 
  • What challenges is this supply chain facing? 
  • Costs and sustainability aspect of the supply chain 

Dan Blondal, CEO, Nano One

12:15       The future of mobility- Trucks, buses, scooters

  • What are the latest developments of electrification in major cities?
  • Regulator pushes for developments around the world
  • What challenges does this sector face?
  • How do these li-ion batteries differ to EVs?

Ana Cabral-Gardner, Managing Director, A:10 Investimentos

12:45       Lunch break

14:00       Future battery demand and impact on cathode raw materials

  • Overview of battery-dependent appliances and different cathodes (Li-ion batteries)

  • Upstream analysis: Future demand implications of li-ion batteries on lithium supply
  • How will electro mobility plans for the future affect the need for battery raw materials and lithium in next 5 years?
  • How will the new business model of grid affect the raw materials, lithium, and second life of electro mobility batteries extension in the next 5 years?

Jaime Alée, Lead Consultant, ESK Consulting

14:20       Masterclass: Advanced lithium-ion battery chemistries today and for the next generation

  • Today’s lithium-ion batteries.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of today’s batteries?
  • Thinking about next generation lithium-ion batteries and their advantages, such as solid state batteries.

Dr. Emilio Bunel, Professor, Catholic University of Chile

14:40       Next-generation lithium-ion batteries: A technology roadmap for the next 20 years

  • What are the leading next-generation innovations in Li-ion battery cathodes, anodes, and electrolytes?
  • When will each of these innovative materials be incorporated into commercial Li-ion batteries?
  • How will the commercialization of these materials affect the battery electric vehicle market?

Chloe Holzinger, Senior Research Associate, Lux Research

15:00       Panel: Critical look at cathodes and their raw materials composition

  • 811: Adaption and concerns
  • What is the cost of lithium as a cathode material and in the cell?
  • High-nickel cathode: How will they deliver on a new class of high energy cathodes for li-ion batteries?
  • What would be the outcome of less cobalt?
  • Solid-state batteries - are they the future?
    • What are the concerns and risks?
    • For what applications will they be used?
    • When will commercialization be realized?

Moderator: Ken Hoffman, Leader McKinsey EV Battery Materials Research Group, McKinsey & Company

Emily Hersh, Managing Partner, DCDB Group

Chloe Holzinger, Senior Research Associate, Lux Research

Dr. Emilio Bunel, Professor, Catholic University of Chile

Dan Blondal, CEO, Nano One


16:00       End of Briefing Day               


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