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Fastmarkets is organising a pre-day workshops day during the Amsterdam edition of the event. Available as an optional item during registration, this new format enhances the conference experience even more.

Morning workshop: Demystifying the European Regulatory Landscape for the Battery Supply Chain

Gain access to regulatory experts who will help you navigate the regulatory complexities and gain the knowledge and clarity you need to help you build a step-by-step plan towards achieving compliance by 2030. 

Afternoon workshop: Sustainability and Life-Cycle Assessments  

Get ready to delve into the world of sustainability with industry experts. Learn how to accurately measure and monitor greenhouse gas emissions while uncovering the power of life cycle analysis to understand your company’s full impact. Gain actionable insights to navigate the ever-evolving sustainability landscape and stay ahead in the race towards a greener future.

Early Bird RateStandard Rate
599 EUR699 EUR

*Prices do not include 21% Dutch VAT.
MondaySep 16
TuesdaySep 17
WednesdaySep 18
Time in PT
09:30 – 17:00

Access to both workshops, plus lunch and refreshment breaks, on Monday 16th September:

9:30-13:30: Deep Dive Interactive Workshop: Demystifying the European Regulatory Landscape for the Battery Supply Chain

14:30-17:00: Deep Dive Interactive Workshop: Sustainability and Life-Cycle Assessment’s 

*All workshop attendance requires an additional fee

17:00 – 19:00
Welcome Drinks & Networking
19:00 – 21:00
Exclusive Speaker Dinner (invitation only)
06:30 – 07:30
BRM Run Club – 5K Run in Amsterdam
07:30 – 08:45
07:30 – 08:45
Networking Breakfast
07:30 – 08:45
Exclusive CEO Networking Breakfast (Invite only)
08:45 – 08:50
Welcome Address
08:50 – 09:15
KEYNOTE Presentation: Paving the Way to 2030: A Strategic Overview of the Critical Raw Materials Act
  • Contextualising the act as Europe strives towards achieving its EV, ESS and renewable energy  
  • Progress to date and future milestones  
  • Navigating the targets and their various components  
  • Assessing the impact of the act on the European supply chain  
    • Investments 
    • Responsible sourcing and ESG 
    • Reducing the over reliance on China  
  • What is the vision for the European battery supply chain beyond 2030 
Joaquim Nunes de Almeida
Joaquim Nunes de Almeida

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida

Director for Mobility and Energy Intensive Industries

European Commission

09:15 – 10:00
Executive Keynote Panel: Catalysts for Sustainable Growth in Europe's Critical Metals Production
  • Will Europe establish commercially viable and scalable midstream capacity? 
  • How can midstream players collaborate effectively with upstream and downstream parties? 
  • Domestic sourcing vs international purchasing: Insights, strategies, and goals  
  • Closing the supply chain loop: establishing a mutual understanding across the supply chain from mining companies to OEMs 
  • Identifying future supply chain risks – from geopolitical tensions to election outcomes…how can we learn from the past and better prepare for the future  
10:00 – 10:30
Fireside Chat: Travelling to a Time of Transparency: How Feasible is the Battery Passport?
  • Overview of the battery passport pilot and framework 
  • Battery supply chain compliance 
  • Navigating opportunities and risks    
  • Sustainable and responsible sourcing  
  • Examining the real-term impact on business investment and cost 
  • How might the battery passport evolve? 
  • What does good look like? 
Julia Poliscanova
Julia Poliscanova

Julia Poliscanova

Senior Director, Vehicles & Emobility

Transport & Environment (T&E)

10:30 – 10:50
Presentation: Lithium Market Outlook
  • Supply and demand global and regional outlook  
  • What’s the impact of the current price environment on project development in the EU? 
  • Is the EU focussing too heavily on hydroxide?
10:50 – 11:10
Asia Battery Market Outlook
  • EV battery market growth and opportunities in Asia 
  • Development of the Chinese EV industry 
  • Exploring Chinese investment overseas
11:15 – 11:35
Networking Break
  • Overview of next generation battery chemistries in Europe 
  • The race to solid state: what does the future hold? 
  • How does sodium-ion fit into the equation? 
  • How will Europe commercialise next generation batteries?
11:15 – 11:35
Presentation: Next Generation Battery Technology Deep Dive: What Will Be Next in Europe?
  • Overview of next generation battery chemistries in Europe 
  • The race to solid state: what does the future hold? 
  • How does sodium-ion fit into the equation? 
  • How will Europe commercialise next generation batteries?
Nicolo Campagnol
Nicolo Campagnol

Nicolo Campagnol

Battery Insights Manager

McKinsey & Company

11:15 – 12:00
Panel: What Is Required to Develop Sustainable Battery Raw Materials in Europe?
  • The future of the battery value chain  
  • Timelines for junior miners 
  • Resilience vs dependency… what is on the horizon for Europe? 
  • Analysis of Europe’s resources – what will need to be imported?
11:35 – 11:50
Presentation: Can Europe Secure a Green Future Without South America’s Lithium Triangle?
  • Is the EU betting big on the Lithium Triangle for sustainable supply? 
  • Can the EU outshine competition to become the regions preferred partner? 
  • The strategic role of Latin America as a provider of raw materials  
  • EU-Mercosur Deal: A revived partnership or missed opportunity?     
11:50 – 12:30
Panel: Building Battery Supply Chain Ecosystems: What Lessons Can Be Learned From Canada?
  • Overview of current and prospective critical minerals projects in Canada 
  • Quebec’s role in critical mineral supply chain 
  • The true impact on increased development in Canada on Europe 
  • How can Canadian manufacturers ensure they are creating batteries that are in line with EU regulations? 
  • What lessons can Europe learn from Canada?
12:10 – 12:55
Panel: What’s Next for DLE Technology in Europe?
  • Growth of direct lithium extraction in Europe 
  • DLE vs Hard Rock extraction  
  • Opportunities and challenges with extraction technologies  
  • Sustainability and greenwashing in focus 
  • Extraction methods in Europe vs the rest of the world  
12:30 – 12:50
Presentation: Indonesian Perspective: Future of Nickel Supply
  • Overview of nickel production  
  • What is Indonesia’s role in Europe’s future supply of nickel? 
  • How is Indonesia utilising capital and innovation?
12:50 – 13:15
Presentation: Driving Europe’s Mineral Supply: Africa’s Crucial Contribution
  • What is Africa’s role in meeting growing demand for EVs and ESS in Europe 
  • How will increased investment in African countries impact EU supply and demand for critical minerals?  
  • Exploring the Rwanda and EIB Critical Raw Materials investment Partnership 
  • What is needed for current and potential partnerships to be successful?
12:55 – 13:30
Panel: Not in My Backyard: Is Europe Mining It’s Way to a Greener Future or Local Community Backlash?
  • Evaluating the social license to operate for mining projects  
  • Exploring NIMBY challenges across Europe 
  • Balancing the risks and benefits of European mining initiatives 
  • Strategies for engaging with local communities and stakeholders 
  • What does the future hold?
Adele Rouleau
Adele Rouleau

Adele Rouleau

ESG & Critical Minerals Lead

SFA Oxford

13:15 – 14:15
Networking Lunch
14:00 – 14:40
Panel: Will Europe Gain Self-Sufficiency in Lithium Refining?
  • What does the future look like for Europe’s Lithium Projects? 
  • How will Europe ensure high purity refining? 
  • Material availability  
  • What does the future hold? 
  • Is Europe willing to pay more for non-Chinese supply? 
  • What role does the rest of the supply chain play in maintaining supply security?
14:15 – 14:35
Presentation: European Gigafactory and Supply Chain Outlook
  • Projected growth forecast 
  • Overview of gigafactories in Europe  
  • Where will European Gigafactories be sourcing their supply? 
  • To mitigate risk – what are the key challenges for gigafactories in Europe? 
  • How best to co-locate CAM and anode production? 
  • How can they be located strategically?
14:35 – 14:55
  • Assessing the demand for manganese in pCAM production
  • What will China’s dominance of the market mean for Europe as 2030 approaches?
  • What price will be needed to incentivise non-China production of battery grade manganese sulphate?
  • How will this pricing take compliance into consideration?
  • How can Europe ensure high-purity refining facilities?
  • Will Europe invest in high-purity refining facilities?
14:35 – 14:55
Presentation: Manganese Market Outlook: Is Manganese Entering a New Era?
  • Assessing the demand for manganese in pCAM production 
  • What will China’s dominance of the market mean for Europe as 2030 approaches? 
  • What price will be needed to incentivise non-China production of battery grade manganese sulphate? 
  • How will this pricing take compliance into consideration? 
  • How can Europe ensure high-purity refining facilities? 
  • Will Europe invest in high-purity refining facilities?
14:40 – 15:10
Presentation: Carbonate vs Hydroxide: What Does Europe Need?
  • Price comparison  
  • Exploring the growing demand for lithium hydroxide and NMC batteries  
  • The development of hydroxide from technical grade carbonate, spodumene, and recycled materials  
  • Converting carbonate to battery grade hydroxide: risks and benefits
14:55 – 15:35
Panel: Is Future Demand for Manganese Being Overlooked in Europe?
  • Manganese supply and demand overview 
  • How will high demand for Manganese rich chemistries impact future supply? 
  • Where will supply to Europe come from, and at what price?  
  • What is Europe’s role in meeting 2030 demand for high-purity manganese? 
  • Should investment focus on mining or refining sulphate battery grade manganese? 
  • Where should Europe’s focus investment?
Nicolo Campagnol
Matt James
Nicolo Campagnol

Nicolo Campagnol

Battery Insights Manager

McKinsey & Company

Wim Geens

Business Head – Lithium & Manganese


Matt James

Matt James


Euro Manganese

15:30 – 16:15
Panel: Can Europe Achieve Independence in Midstream Battery Production?
  • Assessing the Prospects of Chinese EV Tariffs: How will potential tariffs affect Europe’s battery production landscape? 
  • What are the implications of China’s ambitious plans for the European EV market? 
  • What could happen if Chinese EVs are allowed to dominate the European market? 
  • European Production Capabilities: Can Europe scale up production of pCAM, CAM, AAM, separators, and electrolytes to meet its needs? 
  • What does the future hold for Europe’s midstream battery production and overall EV market?
15:35 – 16:00
Networking Break
16:00 – 16:20
Presentation: Graphite Market Outlook
  • Graphite export restrictions  
  • How can the industry address sustainability concerns around high energy intensive production? 
  • Balancing cost and sustainability  
  • Will China continue to dominate the global graphite market? 
  • What Does the Future Hold for European Graphite?
16:15 – 17:00
Panel: What Battery Chemistries Will Dominate the European Landscape?
  • NMC vs LFP market share and growth forecast 
  • Innovation in Asia vs Europe 
  • Impact on supply and demand   
  • What other batteries might become more popular? 
  • What do European consumers want?
Muthu Krishna
Muthu Krishna

Muthu Krishna

Battery Manufacturing Cost Modeler


16:20 – 17:00
Panel: Evolving Europe’s Anode Market: Insights & Strategies
  • Unveiling the dynamics of natural and synthetic graphite  
  • How can Europe stay competitive and maximise its processing capacity? 
  • How are recycling rates reshaping market dynamics? 
  • Where will Europe’s graphite come from, and at what cost? 
  • Evaluate the performance, cost, and environmental impact of silicon and graphite 
  • How will Europe navigate the material landscape with graphite and silicon? 
  • Challenges and advancements in graphite anode supply chain development beyond China  
  • Does China’s grip on graphite threaten IRA incentives? 
  • How might European regulatory changes affect the market?
17:00 – 17:30
Fireside Chat: What will Drive Future Talent to the European Battery Ecosystem?
  • Overview of skilled talent demand in the sector  
  • How will Europe meet it’s EV targets without addressing the war for talent?  
  • What can the European supply chain do to address the skill shortage? 
  • What solutions will be explored to address these skill shortages?       
17:00 – 17:40
Panel: How Must the European Recycling Market Evolve to Compete Internationally?
  • Challenges and delays from regulations  
  • Lack of government funding in comparison to the US IRA  
  • Leakage of scrap batteries and black mass to Asia  
  • Lack of cell production in Europe prevents closed loop battery market  
  • Overcapacity for shredding and undercapacity for refining
Elewout Depicker
Elewout Depicker

Elewout Depicker

VP, Commercial & Corporate Development EMEA


17:30 – 18:30
Champagne Roundtables
  1. Sodium-Ion Batteries: What Does the Future Hold? 
  2. European Anode Industry: Should Europe Be Developing Synthetic Graphite? 
  3. Deep Dive into the Asian Battery Market 
  4. Developments in Europe’s Battery Recycling and Black Mass Markets 
  5. Investment: How will Europe Keep up with Incentives in Other Regions? 
  6. Reducing Costs: How can Battery Pack Sizing Reduce Costs of EVs? 
  7. Risk & Derivatives  
17:30 – 19:30
Networking Drinks
07:00 – 07:30
Morning Yoga
07:30 – 08:45
Networking Breakfast
08:45 – 08:50
Welcome Address
08:50 – 09:10
EV Battery Demand Outlook
  • Market forecast for European and global EV sales, production and battery demand. 
  • Chinese EV export surge to Europe 
  • Supply and demand for key battery chemistry trends 
  • Overview of EU tariffs on Chinese EVs
09:10 – 09:55
Panel: From Ore to Eco-Mobility: How will Responsible Sourcing Drive the Future?
  • How can key players take a local and sustainable approach to sourcing? 
  • The critical importance of developing strategic partnerships in the current landscape. 
  • How might regulatory updates impact sourcing from a sustainability perspective? 
  • How can European players ensure responsible sourcing of secondary materials?
09:55 – 10:15
Presentation: Fastmarkets Recycling and Black Mass Outlook
  • 10 year outlook 
  • Availability of scrap battery & black mass by region, and battery chemistry 
  • Recycling capacities and supply and demand balance  
  • Impact of battery metal prices on black mass trade flows and prices
10:15 – 10:45
Fireside Chat: The Growth of Energy Storage Systems in Europe
  • Role of European residential BESS system integrators  
  • Revenue streams for utility-scale BESS across European markets 
  • O&M for BESS developers 
  • Co-location or no co-location
10:45 – 11:15
Networking Break
10:55 – 11:00
Welcome Remarks from InnoEnergy
11:00 – 13:45
Innovation Stage in partnership with InnoEnergy
11:15 – 11:45
Fireside Chat: Women in Batteries
11:45 – 12:45
Women in Batteries: Closed Roundtable Discussion + Networking
11:45 – 12:30
Panel: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How Can the Critical Raw Materials Act Compete with the Inflation Reduction Act?
  • How will investment in the USA and Gulf States impact planned battery capacity in Europe? 
  • IRA vs European Critical Raw Materials Act 
  • The role of regulation in staying competitive  
  • How will the EU stay competitive from an investment perspective? 
  • What threats does Trump pose to the IRA if he wins the election? 
  • Which investment could be crucial in building local battery value chains?
12:30 – 13:15
Panel: How will the Lithium Market Assess Pricing and Risk Management?
  • What are the prevailing pricing mechanisms in today’s lithium market, and how well do they serve the industry’s needs? 
  • How could the quality of pricing be improved to better reflect the realities of the lithium market? 
  • How are developments in the market ecosystem changing the approach of supply chain participants to the issue of price risk?
Peter Hannah
Przemek Koralewski
Peter Hannah

Peter Hannah

Global Product Pricing Manager


Przemek Koralewski

Przemek Koralewski

Global Head of Market Development


13:15 – 14:15
Networking Lunch
14:15 – 14:55
Panel: European Investment Strategies: What are European Investors in Search For?
  • Critical minerals investment strategies  
  • Alternative financing strategies for new processing plants and critical metal projects  
  • What could impact companies from accessing capital? 
  • What does good look like?

Jessica Fung

Head Strategist

Pala Investments

Robert Baylis

Portfolio Manager


14:55 – 15:35
BRM Shark Tank Investment Contest

4 startup companies will take part in a live battery pitch, where they’ll be given five minutes to impress our panel of venture capitalists. Only one will leave a winner. 

  • Are you a European startup with an innovative approach to the battery supply chain? 
  • Are you committed to sustainability and ESG targets? 
  • Are you looking for investment?