Keynote Conference & Exhibition Day One - 19 May 2021

08:00 - 09:00

REGISTRATION & REFRESHMENTS

GLOBAL & AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY MARKETPLACE

09:00 - 09:15

WELCOME TO AUSTRALIA & INTRODUCTION OF EVENT

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Mary Jardine Clarke

President, West Australian European Business Association (WAEBA) ,  Australia

09:15 - 09:30

OPENING ADDRESS: THE ROAD FOR SPURRING INNOVATION IN CRITICAL MINERAL SECTOR & FORGING CROSS-COUNTRY PARTNERSHIPS

H.E. Dr. Michael Pulch

Ambassador, European Union to Australia

09:30 - 09:50

PRESENTATION: FUNDING CLEAN ENERGY MINERALS IN AUSTRALIA

Rob Wilson

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

09:50 - 10:10

PRESENTATION: AUSTRALIA’S CRITICAL MINERALS STRATEGY & PARTNERSHIPS

Andrew Hutchinson

General Manager, Critical Minerals Facilitation Office, Australia

10:10 - 10:40

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

10:40 - 11:00

PRESENTATION: ZERO CARBON MOBILITY AND GREEN HYDROGEN – OPPORTUNITIES FOR GERMANY AND WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Heiko Stumpf

Director Australia & New Zealand, Germany Trade & Invest, Australia

11:00 - 11:20

PRESENTATION: UNLOCKING MORE VALUE FROM THE ENERGY TRANSITION THROUGH SUSTAINABLE MINING AND CRITICAL MINERALS PROCESSING

Jerad Ford

Critical Energy Metals Mission Leader, CSIRO, Australia

11:20 - 11:40

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

11:40 - 12:00

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

Andrew Spinks

Managing Director, EcoGraf, Australia

12:00 - 12:30

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

GALA MINISTERIAL LUNCHEON

12:30 - 12:40

INTRODUCTION OF LUNCHEON EVENT, SPONSORS & SPEAKERS

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Mary Jardine Clarke

President, West Australian European Business Association (WAEBA) ,  Australia

12:40 - 12:55

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: CRITICAL MINERALS OPPORTUNITIES FOR AUSTRALIA & THE WORLD

Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC

Senator for Western Australia, Government of Australia

12:55 - 13:10

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS: FUTURE PLANS & DEVELOPMENT OF HYDROGEN IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Hon. Alannah MacTiernan

Minister for Hydrogen Industry, Government of Western Australia

13:10 - 13:30

PRESENTATION: HOW TECHNOLOGY IN THE RESOURCES SECTOR WILL PROVIDE THE KEY TO OUR FUTURE SUSTAINABILITY

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13:30 - 14:00

TOUR OF EXHIBITION & NETWORKING BREAK

PLANNING A PATH FORWARD FOR AUSTRALIA

14:00 - 14:50

PANEL DISCUSSION: DECARBONISING MINING – OPPORTUNITIES & IMPACT OF HYDROGEN IN MINERAL RESOURCES SECTOR

Moderator:

Peter Kasprzak

Co-Founder & CEO, Innovate Australia | Director, Hydrogen Society of Australia, Australia

Panellists:

Jill Stajduhar

COO & Company Secretary, Future Energy Exports CRC, Australia

Richard Beazley

Director, Hydrogen Energy, Australia

Steve Gauld

Managing Director & CEO, Infinite Blue Energy, Australia

Keith Anthonisz

Principal Consultant & Director, Future Systems, Australia

FINANCING & INVESTMENT

14:50 - 15:10

PRESENTATION: INVESTORS’ APPETITE FOR MINING & RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENTS IN CRITICAL MINERALS DURING COVID-19

Matt Fifield

Managing Partner, Pacific Road Capital, Australia

15:10 - 15:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: CHALLENGES OF DEVELOPING & INVESTING IN CRITICAL MINERALS PROJECTS IN AUSTRALIA, AFRICA & EUROPE

Moderator:

William Witham

CEO, Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group, Australia

Panellists:

David Grabau

Senior Investment Specialist, Resources & Energy, CSIRO Australia

Matt Fifield

Managing Partner, Pacific Road Capital, Australia

Rob Wilson

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

15:40 - 16:00

REFRESHMENTS BREAK & BUSINESS CARD EXCHANGE

COMPANY SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONS

16:00 - 16:10

INTRODUCTION OF WA COMPANIES & EU INVESTORS CONNECTING VIA DIGITAL PLATFORM

William Witham

CEO, Australia-Africa Minerals and Energy Group, Australia

16:10 - 16:25

PRESENTATION: GRAPHITE ANODE MATERIAL

David Christensen

Managing Director, Renascor Resources ,  Australia

16:25 - 16:40

PRESENTATION: COBALT

Sam Riggall

CEO, Sunrise Energy Metals ,  Australia

16:40 - 16:55

PRESENTATION: LITHIUM, TITANIUM & VANADIUM

Darren Townsend

Chief Development Officer, Neometals ,  Australia

16:55 - 17:10

PRESENTATION: VANADIUM

Vincent Algar

Managing Director, Australian Vanadium Limited ,  Australia

EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE

17:10 - 17:20

INTRODUCTION OF EU INSTITUTIONAL PRESENTERS CONNECTING VIA DIGITAL PLATFORM

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Mary Jardine Clarke

President, West Australian European Business Association (WAEBA) ,  Australia

17:20 - 17:40

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

Lluis Molina

Manager, European Battery Alliance, Spain

17:40 - 18:00

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

Massimo Gasparon

Director, European Raw Materials Alliancem, Germany

18:00 - 19:30

MC CLOSING REMARKS WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHEDULED VIRTUAL INVESTOR MEETINGS