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Thursday 9th May 2024

The Rapidly Evolving EV supply chain

The Oxford Battery Metals Lectures is part of our annual event at which we pull together an international and diverse audience, representing a broad range of companies that spans battery metals producers, refiners, fabricators, pCAM and CAM producers, end-users, lithium-ion battery recyclers, and investors, to join us in the world-renowned scholarly city of Oxford, to stay at the forefront of industry developments and network with peers who share our passion and expertise. 


09h00-10h00 − Registration

Coffee and light brunch are available

10h00-10h10 − Welcome

Henk de Hoop, Chief Executive Officer, SFA (Oxford)


10h10-10h40 − Regional perspectives on EV adoption and battery demand implications

Neil King, Head of Forecasting, EV Volumes


10h40-11h20 − Convincing consumers

Megan Harrall, Head of Strategy, BMW MINI


11h20-11h40 - Break

11h40-12h10 −Securing supply: The governmental approach

Adele Rouleau, ESG & Critical Minerals Lead, SFA (Oxford)


12h10-12h50 −Emerging European supply

Mika Seitovirta, Chief Regional Officer, Keliber

12h50-13h50 − Buffet Lunch

13h50-14h30 − Lithium innovation driving electrification

Stefan Debruyne, Director of External Affairs, SQM


14h30-15h10 − CAM's unique position: Challenges and opportunities in the midstream of the battery supply chain

Matthew Burford, Battery Metals Market Analyst, BASF


15h10-15h30 − Afternoon tea/Coffee

15h30-16h10 − Battery technology: Research and development innovations

Balázs Szilágyi, Public Affairs Manager, CATL


16h10-16h50 − The race for solid-state batteries: Implications for upstream players

Dr Xiaohan Wu, Strategy Consultant, Porsche Consulting


16h50-17h00 − Closing remarks

Henk de Hoop, Chief Executive Officer, SFA (Oxford)

17h00-19h00 − A tour of the taverns

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