Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018

13–14 March 2018 InterContinental Düsseldorf

Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018


Network with leading players in the battery raw material and end user industries by taking part in the Roskill Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018 Conference, to take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on March 13–14th, 2018.

Book your delegate place now and secure the great price of just $1295.

Understanding the battery supply chain has never been more crucial as demands on the sector grow with the strong drive by governments in Europe to increase penetration of hybrid, plug-in and full electric vehicles. The race to meet emissions objectives, together with falling battery costs and improved battery range has seen different demands placed on various aspects of the batteries industry and its raw materials. Battery manufacturers are scrutinising raw material requirements and the robust nature of all supply chains, with future demand increases in their sights.

Roskill, the market leaders in providing market information on battery raw materials including lithium, cobalt, nickel sulphate and graphite is ideally placed to bring you Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018 to address the key issues in this market.

To take place at InterContinental Hotel, Düsseldorf—a luxury city centre hotel on the fashionable Königsallee, close to the old town, the conference will bring together a panel of high profile international speakers to offer market outlooks for the key raw materials in the supply chain as well as latest developments in EV battery technology.

Among the topics to be addressed at Battery Supply Chain 2018 will be:

  • EV market trends—regionally and globally
  • Electric storage systems
  • Cutting-edge research battery technologies
  • Risk management
  • Nickel sulphate
  • Lithium
  • Manganese
  • Graphite
  • Cobalt

As well as gaining crucial market intelligence and enjoying excellent networking opportunities, the Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018 will also offer a range of excellent value sponsorship opportunities to promote your brand. Roskill events attract customers from around the world so if you want your corporate messages to reach a global audience, a sponsorship package or simple table-top exhibition booth can provide you with a great opportunity to showcase your company’s expertise, technology or corporate vision.

Anyone involved in the international batteries sector would benefit from attending, particularly those in these categories:

  • Battery producers and component manufacturers
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Equipment and machinery suppliers
  • Plant managers
  • Chemical resources and purchasing managers
  • Government and industry professionals
  • Traders and processors

Companies already confirmed to attend include, but are not limited to, the following:

Alloy Consult
Battrion AG
BRGM Group
BNP Paribas
Brandon Hill Capital
Cadence Minerals PLC
Chep Deutchland
Cobalt Institute
Core Metals Trading
Eramet Nickel
ERG Eurasian Resources Group
Euro Manganese
European Metals Holdings
Freeport Cobalt
Kibaran Resources
Keliber Lithium Oy
Leverton Lithium
LG Chem
Mitsubishi Corp
Mitsubishi International
Nanocyl SA
Nickel Institute
Noble Group
P3 automotive
Prince Erachem
PV Hardware Storage
R Fig Consulting Ltd
Rotterdam Bulk Logistics
Savannah Resources
Shanghai Greatpower
Sorfin Yoshimura
Sumitomo Corporation Europe
umitomo Metal Mining
SY Innovations LLC
Tata Steel
Terrafame Group Oy
The Boston Consulting Group
Tokai Erftcarbon GmbH
Traxys Europe SA
Qingao Black Dragon Graphite Co Ltd
Rock Tech Lithium Inc
Walkabout Resources 
Western Australian Government

Book your place at Battery Supply Chain Europe in Düsseldorf now for just $1295.



Roskill’s Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018 will be hosted at the InterContinental Hotel, Düsseldorf—a luxury city centre hotel on the fashionable Königsallee, close to the old town.

The hotel is easily accessed from Dusseldorf’s international airport by taxi (about 30 euros) or public transport. There is also parking available for delegates who wish to drive. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs and paid Wi-Fi, plus desks, coffeemakers and marble bathrooms with heated floors. Amenities include a restaurant and a bar, plus a spa, a sauna, a steam room and a gym.



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Contact Details

InterContinental Düsseldorf

Königsallee 59,
Düsseldorf 40215,

+49 211 82850
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Day 1




Intro from Chair

Jack Bedder, Division Manager, Roskill


Mass Production of Electric Vehicles—a Changing Landscape for Auto Manufacturers and the raw material supply chain

Dr Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, Director, Economics & Analytics, Roskill



Keliber - Lithium from Europe for future energy solutions

Pertti Lamberg, CEO, Keliber Oy


Perspectives for the Lithium Value Chain in Europe

Martin Steinbild, Director, Lithium Business Development, Savannah Resources plc


Refreshment Break


Cinovec - Supplying battery demand for lithium in Europe

Keith Coughlan, Managing Director, European Metals Holdings



Producer Perspective

Tony Southgate, Head of Strategic Cobalt Marketing, Eurasian Resources Group (ERG)


Overview of the Cobalt Market

David Weight, President, The Cobalt Institute





Impact of the Booming Battery Industry on the Global Nickel Multiverse

Alex Khodov, Principal Nickel Analyst, MMC Norilsk Nickel


New Producer Perspective

Matti Hietanen, CEO Terrafame Group Oy


Refreshment Break



Manganese Market Overview

Kevin Fowkes, Managing Consultant, Alloy Consult


Producer Perspective—manganese salts and oxides

Philippe Bertrand, Vice President sales and marketing, Prince Erachem


The Chvaletice Manganese Project: A proposed new source of high-purity manganese products in the heart of Europe

Marco Romero, President & CEO, Director, Euro Manganese


Summary and Close from the Chair


Networking Drinks

Day 2


Welcome and Introduction


Graphite and Rare Earths


Beyond batteries: permanent magnets and rare earths - additional commodity risks in the EV story? A commodity merchants perspective

David K. Cherrett, Chief Commodity Strategist, Noble Group


Producer Perspective - Spherical Natural Graphite for LIB

Christoph Frey, Director, Kibaran Resources


Battery Supply Chain: Impacts on the Graphite World

Fabrizio Corti, Business Director Synthetic Graphite, Imerys Graphite & Carbon


Refreshment Break

Risk Management


Managing Risk in the Battery Supply Chain

Robert Fig


Risk Management and the Trading of Battery Raw Materials Panel Discussion

Robert Fig, Eamonn Finnegan Director, Core Metals Trading, and Dr Thomas Höhne-Sparborth


Latest developments in the Chinese Li-ion Battery Industry

Nessa Zhang, Senior Analyst, Roskill


Closing Summary and Remarks from the Chair




Close of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice

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