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.

Companies and organisations attending Roskill’s inaugural Lithium Mine to Market Conference include but are not limited to the following:

Adroit Process Equipment
Alliance Mineral Assets
Australian Government
Bespoke Territory
BNP Paribas
CEFC Australia
Clean Energy Finance Corp
Clean TeQ Pty Ltd
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Core Lithium Ltd
Deutsche Rohstoffagentur
EMCS Int Pty Ltd
Ferrum Ltd
Global Advanced Metals
GEA Australia
Geoscience Australia
German-Australian Chamber of Commerce
Government of Western Australia
GEA Australia
Hatch Associates
Intertek Genalysis
Jord International
KBR Technology (Ecoplanning)
Kwinana Industries Council
Liontown Resources Ltd
Lithium Power Int Ltd
Lithium Australia
Mineral resources
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Federal Republic of Germany
Mirae Asset

Mitsubishi Corp
MSP Engineering
National Australia Bank
Orocobre Ltd
Private Company
Pilbara Minerals
Rio Tinto
Schott AG
Siebtechnik TEMA
Sichuan Calciner Technology
Sumitomo Corporation
Swenson Technology Inc
Sentient Equity Partners
Sumitomo Corporation
Tianqi Lithium
ThyssenKrupp Ind Solutions Pty ltd
Veolia Water Technologies
Wave International
W A Treasury
Western Australian Government
Western Australian Government Regional Development Agency
Wisdom Intel & Tech – China

Lepidico Site Visit

L-Max Pilot Plant, Perth
3 to 6pm, Friday 22 February 2019


The L-Max Pilot Plant is being built in Perth and is on schedule for commissioning in April 2019. The attendees will learn the hydrometallurgical process converting lithium mica and phosphate concentrates into high quality battery grade lithium carbonate.

Only registered delegates to the Lithium Mine to Market conference can apply to join the site visit, with a strict limit of 10 places available

If you are not yet a delegate then please register – If you have already registered and interested in this factory visit then please Make an Enquiry.


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


Electric Dreams: the Outlook for the Australian Lithium Industry

Mark Cully, Chief Economist, Australian Government, Australia


An Australian First: Clean, Green and Direct to the World

Phil Thick, General Manager, Tianqi Lithium, Australia


Evaluating Australia’s Competitive Position within the Lithium Supply Chain

Oliver Heathman, Division Manager, Roskill, UK


Investing in the Renewables Supply Chain

Julia Hinwood, Infrastructure Lead and Director, Corporate and Project Finance


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, Chief Executive Officer, 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, Chief Executive Officer, AMEC, Australia


The Costs and Risks Associated with Lithium Processing

Ken Brinsden, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Minerals, Australia


Lithium Mining, Processing and Battery Manufacturing in the NT

Stephen Biggins, Managing Director, Core Lithium


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


Benchmarking and Trends for Spodumene Concentrators and Lithium Conversion Plants

Duncan Faulkner, Process Engineer Metals, Hatch Associates, Australia


Technological Processes for a More Efficient Lithium Production

Dr Jie Chang, Chairman, Sichuan Calciner Technology, China


Fast Track Project Execution – Risks and Benefits

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


The Closed Loop Lithium Supply Chain

Mike Tamlin, Chief Operating Officer, Neometals, Australia


Lithium Battery Recycling in Australia - Current Status and Opportunities for Developing a New Industry

Dr 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

Dr Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, Director, Roskill, UK


China Market for Lithium-ion Battery Materials

Eileen Hao, Managing Director, Wisdom Intelligence & Technology (Nanjing), China


Refreshments and End of Conference

Roskill reserves the right to alter the programme without notice

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