promoting the sustainable and responsible production and use of cobalt in all forms


For the past 26 years, the Cobalt Institute (CI) has organized the only major cobalt conference annually: THE COBALT CONFERENCE which takes place in the spring and in different countries each year between North America, Europe and Asia.

The 27th Cobalt Conference 2020 will take place in Madrid (Spain) from 13 May to 14 May. In this edition, the core theme of the conference is ‘The Role of Cobalt in the Energy Transition’. The focus of the programme will be on the various practical and technical aspects related to the influential part that cobalt plays in enabling a true energy transition. In Madrid and for the first time, The Cobalt Conference is planning to organize poster sessions which will be held during networking breaks between the conference sessions.

The Cobalt Conference is the only event worldwide that brings the entire cobalt industry sector together. During the last 26 years, the audience has included a wide range of stakeholders from mining, refining, manufacturing and recycling companies to analysts, downstream users, trading and investing participants, among numerous others.

Registration fees are GBP 500.00 for institute members and GBP 600.00 for non-members; registration will open later this year.

Call for Papers


Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted no later than February 29, 2020.

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Antitrust compliance reminder

The Cobalt Institute takes compliance with antitrust law seriously.

The Cobalt Institute reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation.