From Lithium Processing to Battery Production

21–22 February 2019 Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel, Perth, Australia

Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019

The Western Australian lithium industry is dynamic and currently undergoing a period of change, in that it is transforming its traditional mining output into lithium chemical production. New government policies are now being discussed to develop the lithium downstream industry even further. This could represent a momentous shift for the industry, with Western Australia potentially incentivised to become a source of materials for the manufacturers of batteries and—beyond that—cell and pack manufacturing. 

Roskill’s inaugural Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 Conference offers you the opportunity to discover what is really happening in the lithium supply chain. The conference will bring together a high profile list of  expert speakers  to offer insights and supply and market outlooks for the current situation in Australia and further afield. It will also give you the chance to meet and network with key decision makers across the entire lithium supply chain.


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Are you interested to speak at the Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 Conference?

Prospective authors should send a proposed presentation title and abstract to Stefano Di Nardo through the enquiry form.

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The Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 Conference is the ideal international forum for promoting your products and services to potential new clients. By sponsoring the event you will be able to raise your profile and visibility regionally and within the international battery manufacturing community.

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Delegate bags
  • Delegate gifts
  • Your logo on conference proceedings and the conference programme
  • Conference memory sticks and lanyards
  • Welcome Reception
  • Coffee breaks
  • Table top exhibitions
  • Lunches

For more information or to discuss a bespoke solution please contact Alan Tyler or Ken Walford through the enquiry form.

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Lithium Mine to Market, Australia 2019 Conference table top exhibition

A limited number of table top exhibition spaces are available in the registration area/networking lounge outside the conference room. Exhibitors may either use the tables provided by the hotel or bring their own stand. If you would like to take a table top to present your company’s products and services to our targeted audience, please contact Alan Tyler or Ken Walford through the enquiry form.


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For Lithium Mine to Market 2019 we have chosen the centrally located Parmelia Hilton, Perth, just 25 minutes from Perth International Airport (PER).

The Parmelia Hilton is set in a striking, contemporary building in the Central Business District, and is a short stroll from bustling Elizabeth Quay on the Swan River.  His Majesty’s Theatre, restaurants, bars and the Perth Arena complex are all within walking distance.

Each of the modern, comfortable guest rooms is equipped with a 32-inch LCD TV, complimentary cable and 24-hour room service. Guests in the stylish suites enjoy a separate living area and complimentary breakfast buffet in the Adelphi Grill.

A special rate for delegates has been negotiated with the Parmelia Hilton.


To qualify for the discounted room rate, please contact the reservations team directly through this link, quoting Roskill Lithium Conference

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Alternatively delegates can call the Parmelia Hilton reservations team on +61 (0)8 9215 2000 to make a reservation; the group code GROSA must be quoted to access the special rate and a credit card number will be required to guarantee the reservation.

Contact Details

Parmelia Hilton Perth Hotel

14 Mill Street,
Perth WA 6000,

+61 8 9215 2000
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Thursday 21 February


Opening Remarks from the Chair

Robert Baylis, Managing Director, Roskill


Welcome Address

Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines, Petroleum, Energy, Industrial Relations, Western Australia Government, Australia

Session 1 — Keynote Session


Overview of the Australian Lithium Industry

Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Australian Government, Australia


Analysis of the Transition from Lithium Mining to Lithium Processing

Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium, Australia


Evaluating Australia’s Competitive Position within the Lithium Supply Chain

Oliver Heathman, Division Manager, Roskill, UK


Market Incentives for Lithium Processing

Julia Hinwood, Director of Infrastructure, CEFC, Australia


Refreshments and Networking

Session 2 — Western Australia’s Lithium Value‑Chain Initiatives


The Lithium Taskforce: an Analysis of the Western Australian Lithium Value-Chain

Prof Peter Klinken, Chief Scientist, Western Australia Government, Australia


The Lithium Valley—How to Maximise Australia’s Mineral Wealth

Colleen Yates, CEO, Regional Development Agency, Perth, Australia


Infrastructure Requirements for the Lithium Value-Chain

Cameron Edwards, Founder and Director, Infranomics, Australia


Lunch and Networking

Session 3 — Managing Risks in the Lithium Industry


Policy Risks and Opportunities in the Lithium Value Chain

Warren Pearce, CEO, AMEC, Australia


The Costs and Risks Associated with Lithium Processing

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & CEO, Pilbara Minerals, Australia


Refreshments and Networking


L-Max Technology to Diversify the Production of Battery Grade Lithium

Joe Walsh, Managing Director, Lepidico, Australia


Can the Derivatives Market Mitigate Risk?

Antonio Masiero, Business Development Analyst, LME, UK


Drinks Reception

Friday 22 February


Opening Remarks from the Chair

Session 4 — Lithium Processing in Western Australia


Best Practice and Current Trends in designing New Lithium Conversion Plants

Rob Buratto, Principal Lithium Process Engineer, Hatch Associates, Australia


Market Outlook and Complexities of Lithium Processing Developments

Mike Tamlin, COO, Neometals, Australia


The Challenges of Lithium Processing in Remote Locations

Jon Starink, Principal Consultant Engineer, MSP, Australia


Refreshments and Networking

Session 5 — Cathode Manufacturing, Battery Assembly and Recycling Initiatives


Market Outlook for Cathode Production in Western Australia

Adrian Griffin, Managing Director, Lithium Australia & VSPC, Australia


Outlook for the Australian Battery Manufacturing Industry



Lithium-Ion Battery recycling and Its Challenges

Anand Bhatt, Energy Storage Team Leader, CSIRO, Australia



Session 6 — The Australian Lithium Industry and Its International Context


Case Study on the Socio-Economic Impact of the Lithium Value-Chain

Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, Director, Roskill, UK


Mining Policy Developments in Zimbabwe

Mercy Manyuchi, Director, Zimbabwe Mines Ministry, Zimbabwe


Overview of the Chinese Battery Market

Eileen Hao, Founder and Director, Nanjing Global Radiant, China


Energy Transition Policies in the Middle East

Ashutosh Ojha, Senior Associate, Mubadala, UAE


Refreshments and End of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice


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