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Field trip: Atacama | SOLD OUT


SQM and Albemarle joint site tour. 
13 - 14 June

We regret to inform you that this field trip is now sold out. 

This year registered Lithium Supply & Markets Conference delegates will have the unique chance to tour both the SQM and Albemarle brines over the course of two days. 

You will spend time with both lithium giants' senior management and technical teams for an inside look into how the world's top two brine producers operate. 

On top of that, you will also get to visit an area of outstanding natural beauty, while networking with your lithium industry peers in a relaxed and informal environment. 


There are only 80 places available, and maximum two people per company will be allowed to register. 
To register, complete this form >> and email the completed form to

Preliminary schedule*:

Thursday, June 13:

  • 04:45am | Gather in W Hotel Lobby to leave for the airport
  • 05:00am | Drive to Santiago Airport
  • 05:30am | Check in at Santiago Airport
  • 07:00am | Flight departs from Santiago
  • 10:00am | Bus from airport to Parque Nacional Laguna Chaxa
  • 12:30pm | Lunch and park visit 
  • 15:00pm | Bus to San Pedro
  • 16:30pm | Hotel check-in
  • 19:30pm | Dinner at Café Adobe

Friday, June 14

  • 06:30am | Drive to Albemarle (breakfast on bus)
  • 08:15am | Albemarle site visit
  • 11:15am | Bus from Albemarle to SQM
  • 12:00pm | Lunch presentation and SQM site visit (well, ponds, litium pond), Salar viewpoint
  • 15:15pm | Bus to Antofagasta Airport
  • 19:41pm | Flight from Antofagasta to Santiago
  • 22:00pm | Bus to W Hotel Santiago
  • 22:30pm | Arrive back at W Hotel Santiago

Important information

  • Bookings are limited to 2 people per company
  • A maximum of 80 people are allowed on the field trip
  • Passport or ID details are required to book your place
  • All access plants, transport, accommodation and meals will organised by Fastmarkets. Please do not contact SQM or Albemarle directly to enquire about the field trip
  • If you have any questions, please email

Dress code:

  • Closed shoes, long-sleeved shirt and trousers. It is suggested that you dress in layers. The dress code is informal. 
  • Sunblock is necessary.
  • The temperature can change significantly during the day. Please bring warm clothes for the evenings and early mornings - it gets very cold in the desert at night. 
  • Please be prepared to spend many hours in the bus, usually with no cell phone service. 

Exclusive site visit to SQM and Albemarle brines

Exclusive visit to the SQM and Albemarle lithium brines

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