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Event Overview

International Nickel returns to Europe to discuss the exciting times ahead for the industry

Nickel is in for an interesting 2019 - due to the growth in demand driven by electric vehicles and energy storage systems, demand for lithium-ion batteries is expected to reach a growth rate of 35% in the run-up to 2025.  Is the nickel market ready for this growth?  Will supply be able to meet demand?   As battery manufacturers are moving away from cobalt towards nickel, what is the future for the nickel-rich battery and what are the implications for nickel producers?  For stainless steel, as low-cost production in Indonesia ramps up, how can producers in other markets compete?


Join us in Amsterdam to:

  • Hear from nickel, stainless steel and NPI producers and get their perspective on the market 
  • Network with the end-users, auto-manufacturers and battery makers who will fuel the expected demand
  • Listen to cutting edge content from our expert speakers as they explore the latest supply-demand dynamics, pricing trends and growth forecast


Confirmed speakers and moderators

  • Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, MMC Norilsk Nickel
  • Barry Jackson, Principal Market Analysis, Anglo-American Marketing Ltd
  • Koichi Ishihara, Vice President - Marketing and Procurement, Nickel Asia Corporation
  • Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
  • Jim Lennon, Managing Director, Red Door Research
  • Dr Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, Director - Economics & Analytics, Roskill Information Services
  • Colin HamiltonManaging Director, Commodities Research, BMO Capital Markets
  • Filipe Costa, CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
  • Ricardo Ferreira, Director of Market Research and Statistics, International Nickel Study Group


Key topics to be covered

  • Nickel producer perspectives on the state of the nickel market
  • Supply and demand dynamics: for how long and at what rate will the deficit continue?
  • Pricing trends and forecasts for 2019 and beyond
  • New demand potential from EVs and the implications for nickel:

- Growth projections for lithium-ion batteries: to what extent could they take demand share away from stainless steel as a nickel application?

- Supply perspectives – how much battery-grade nickel is being produced, and at what cost? Is there enough investment in nickel sulphide mining to fuel the EV revolution in the long term?

- The nickel-rich battery: How far away are we from nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) 811?

- Perspectives from battery makers and EV manufacturers on nickel supply needs

  • NPI, stainless steel and HPAL update from Indonesia
  • New emerging markets for nickel production
  • Trends and developments in China as nickel’s biggest consumer market
  • Other non-stainless steel applications for nickel: plating and nickel alloys


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