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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

Frank Nikolik, Manager, Market Intelligence, Vale
Alex Khodov
, Principal Nickel Market Analyst, MMC Norilsk Nickel
Barry Jackson,
Principal Market Analysis, Anglo-American Marketing Ltd
Koichi Ishihara,
Vice President - Marketing and Procurement, Nickel Asia Corporation
Ricardo Ferreira,
Director of Market Research and Statistics, International Nickel Study Group
Krisztina Kalman-Schueler,
Managing Partner, DMM Advisory Group
Ken Hoffman,
Basic Materials Expert, McKinsey & Company
Jim Lennon,
Commodities Strategy Consultant, Macquarie
Dr Thomas Höhne-Sparborth,
Director - Economics & Analytics, Roskill Information Services
Colin Hamilton
, Managing Director, Commodities Research, BMO Capital Markets
Oliver Nugent,
Commodity Strategist, Citi
Dr Filipe Costa,
CEO, Cronimet Envirotec GmbH
Alberto Xodo, 
VP Sales, LME
Robert Fig,
Managing Director, The Metals Risk Team
Al Bedwell,
Director, Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive
Amy Hinton,
Price Reporter – Base Metals, Fastmarkets
Clive Whittington,
Managing Director, C.M. Whittington & Associates Ltd.
Frank G. Rieck MSc,
Applied Research Professor, Smart e-Mobility, Rotterdam University of Applied Science & Automotive Centre of Expertise; Vice President, AVERE 
Perrine Faye,
Global Base Metals Editor, Fastmarkets
Jeremy Martin,
Director & Chief Executive Officer, Horizonte Minerals 
Alistair Ramsay,
Head of Research, Fastmarkets LME

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

Contacts

If you are interested in speaking: shona.thomson@fastmarkets.com
If you would like to sponsor: dorina.burileanu@fastmarkets.com
For information on media partnerships: will.lauberts@fastmarkets.com