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THE Cobalt Conference 2014 Schedule

Registration Hours

09.00 -10.30 am     Wednesday 21 May 2014


Wednesday 21 May 2014

10.30am Programme commences
12.30pm Lunch
2.30pm Programme continues
5.30pm End of Session I
5.30-7.00pm Reception

Thursday 22 May 2014

8.30am Continental Breakfast
9.15am Session II commences
12.30pm Conference ends
12.30pm Reception and Lunch


Wednesday 21st May
09.00-10.30am    REGISTRATION

Session I

10.30am                Welcome and Introductory Remarks

11:00am                EU Raw Materials Policy - Mattia Pelligrini, EU DG Enterprise

11.30am                Cobalt Market Review - Jack Bedder, Roskill

12:00am                Cobalt in Batteries - Claude Chanson, ReCharge

12:30pm - 2:30pm  Lunch

2:30pm                  The Karakul Project - Erin Chutter, Global Cobalt Corporation

3.00pm                  Cemented Carbides: Industrial Applications & Developments - Dr Henk van den Berg, Kennametal

3:30pm – 4.00pm  Coffee Break

4:00pm                   Novel Metal Powder Production Route via the Metalysis Process - Ian Mellor, Metalysis

4:30pm                  The Growing Interest in Soft Magnetic Cobalt-Iron Alloys - Joachim Gerster, Vacuumschmelze

5.00pm                  Considering Cobalt's Criticality - Jack Bedder, Roskill

5.30pm                  Closing Remark

5:30pm - 7:00pm   Cocktail Reception

Thursday 22nd May       Session II

8:30am - 9.15am Continental Breakfast

9:15am                  China Cobalt Market - Xu Aidong, Antaike                                                                                                                       

9:45am                  Cobalt in the Smaller Scale GTL Market - Diarmid Roberts, Velocys                                                                                                                        

10.15am - 10.45am  Coffee Break

10:45am                Critical Thinking – What makes cobalt ‘critical’ to the EU? - Adrian Chapman, Oakdene Hollins

11.15am                New Approach to Cobalt Solvent Extraction Design- Arja Oja, Outotec                                                             

11:45am                Cobalt Price Discovery:  Panel discussion with: K&L Gates (S. Megregian); the LME (M. Chamberlain) & Metal Bulletin (Paolo Sorze) 

12:30pm               Closing Remarks and Conference Close

12:30pm   Drinks Reception & Lunch





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