promoting the sustainable and responsible use of cobalt in all forms


The provisional programme is as follows (please note that this is subject to change):

Wednesday 15 May

9.00am - 10.15am


- Stabilising cobalt - George Heppel, CRU

- DRC Cobalt Supply - Paul Mabolia, DRC Ministry of Mines (CTCPM)

- Co Opportunities from Deep Sea Resources - Tom Albanese, CIC

- Nornickel – sustainable cobalt supplier - Alex Khodov , Norilsk Nickel




- COG3 - Dr Richard Herrington, Natural History Museum

- Cobalt production costs and the factors driving the viability of new supply - Oliver Heathman, Roskill

- Development Status and Prospect of Cobalt Market in China - Mr Liu Lei, Antaike

- The LME Cobalt Contract - Hugo Brodie, LME

- Co and the rise of the Li-ion Megafactory - Caspar Rawls, Benchmark Minerals Intelligence


End of Session I


Cocktail Reception

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The Cocktail Reception is sponsored by Assent Compliance

Thursday 16 May


- Establishing the CIRAF - Alice Valvodova, RCS Global

- Sustainable Mining - Mark Hardin, CMOC

- Compliance Landscape of the Downstream Consumer- Jared Connors, Assent Compliance

- Sustainability Session (will include presentations around the sustainability of cobalt and a panel discussion):

. Sustainability Vision for Cobalt - Guy Ethier, Umicore (Chair of CI Board)

. Cobalt: Powering Sustainable Development - James Nicholson (Trafigura), Global Battery Alliance

. African Mining Vision and KPIs in the Cobalt Industry - Claudine Sigam (UNCTD)

. Green Principles and KPIs for Battery supply chain - John Kyte, Responsible Battery Coalition

. Sustainability Profile for Cobalt - Carol-lynne Pettit, Cobalt Institute



2.30pmConference ends with lunch