|International News: Sumitomo, SQM, Tungco and ArcelorMittal discuss the future of batteries, sustainable sourcing and trading politics at Argus me tals Week 2019
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Global energy and commodities price-reporting agency Argus will host Argus me tals Week 2019 in London, UK, on 26 February -1 March.
Drawing on the success of an established portfolio of me tal events, the 11th annual Argus me tals Week conference will provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the me tals industry across three focused agendas — Battery materials, SnWTa, and NiCoMo.
It will bring together mining companies, producers, manufacturers, traders and market specialists from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tanzania, the UAE, UK, US and Vietnam.
“We're seeing interesting times in the non-ferrous me tal markets. The push towards electrification and green energy is continuing to feed through to affect the supply side of important battery raw materials such as lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite,” says Mark Seddon, Argus Senior Manager, Consulting Services – me tals. “While prices have dipped for many of these me tals over the past six months, long term fundamentals remain strong. It will be interesting to hear from experts on whether we can expect the price environment to improve.”
Seddon also highlighted geopolitical trading sanctions as another key factor affecting the me tals supply and demand landscape.
“Many other markets are facing an element of political instability, notably those produced in Africa, such as cobalt, tungsten and tantalum. A geopolitical dimension also impacted the market for molybdenum last year in the form of potential trade tariffs between the US and China. Can we expect any further political uncertainty in the minor me tal markets this year?”
Argus me tals Week will see leading figures from across the industry gather to address these questions and share their insights on how the market will weather this period of uncertainty.
Agenda highlights include a spotlight on the batteries market, as Sumitomo provides key intelligence on EV batteries and future demand, as well as updates in areas such as recycling, trading politics and sustainable sourcing, led by representatives from SQM, Global Tungsten & Powders, Tungco, ArcelorMittal, Outokumpu and me tals Hub.
Confirmed attendees include:
A&M Minerals, Advaita Trade DMCC, Advanced Material Japan, Aeon me tals, Albemarle, Alfred H Knight, Almonty Industries, Altichem, AMG Superalloys, Ampere Alloys, Aperam Sourcing, ArcelorMittal, AVAS Trading, AVX, Axens, BASF, Bluestone me tals & Chemicals, Borchers Americas, Brazilian Nickel, BRGM, Ceteris Paribus, Clariant, Climax Molybdenum, Cronimet, DCX Chrome - Groupe Delachaux, Elg Utica Alloys, EPM, Erasteel - VALDI, Erdster Resources, Ethore, Euro Manganese, Euromet, Exotech, Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Freeport Cobalt Europe, GE Aviation, Glencore, Global Tungsten & Powders, Greystone Alloys, Grondmet, HC Starck Tungsten, Haldor Topsoe, Hempel Intermétaux, HiTech Materials, Hobré Instruments, Honda Motor, HSS Recycling, Hudson me tal & Alloy, ICoNiChem, Imerys Graphite and Carbon, Infinity Lithium, International Tin Association, FC Stone, Jean Goldschmidt International, JGI-Hydrome tal, JOGMEC, KEMET Electronics, London Chemicals & Resources, Masan Resources, me tal-Tech, me tals Hub, Metraco, Mexichem, Mitsui, Noble Resources, Nordmet Invest OÜ, Northcliff Resources, Novitera, Nui Phao Mining, Outokumpu, Pilbara Minerals, Polymet, Powmet, Pratt & Whitney, RECHARGE aisbl, Renault, RJH Trading, Roskill Information Services, Saft Batteries, Saloro, SCB & Associates, SCB Brokers, Sidley Austin, Solvay, Specialty me tals Resources, Stadler me talle, Stratton me tal Resources, Strongbow Exploration, Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center, Global Tungsten & Powders, TMT me tals, Todini and Co, Traxys, Tungco, Unichrome, W Resource, Weartech International, Wogen and Wolfram Bergbau und Huetten.
Argus me tals Week will take place on 26 February -1 March at the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, London.
Further information, including a full speaker line-up and conference agenda, is available at http://www.argusmedia.com/conferences-events-listing/me tals-week?utm_source=pressrelease&utm_medium=prrealwire&utm_campaign=Lon-Conf-AMW2019
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