2016 Cobalt Institute Annual Conference

On 11/12 May 2016, the Cobalt Institute (CI), formerly the Cobalt Development Institute (CDI) held its 23rd Annual Cobalt Conference at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel Seoul Parnas. We endeavoured to put together a meaningful programme that provided insight into what drives the cobalt market, what the challenges are and what they will be, together with other important aspects. As delegates heard, cobalt is under significant pressure from different aspects of its profile all the way from responsible mining to classification, and such developments could have a significant impact on market access for cobalt if left unchecked. Here the Cobalt Institute is taking a leading role. Responsible sourcing is currently a hot topic, and one which the CI is addressing in conjunction with Members, other associations and downstream users.