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It has been estimated the lithium industry could be valued at $1.3 trillion by 2025. Manufacturers all over the world have geared up to drive a global revolution in energy storage and electric vehicles and, to do that, lithium-ion batteries need to be produced.

In April 2019, Australia’s Federal Government announced it would pour $25 million into the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre to support the growth of the battery industry.

If you’re still scratching your head as to why lithium is so sought after, or want to know how you can benefit from it, check out the key lithium conferences that are hitting Australia’s shores.

Lithium Mine to Market

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The Lithium Mine to Market conference is an opportunity to hear what’s in motion this year for the precious commodity and where the opportunities for business in the lithium industry lie.

Lithium miners, equipment and machinery suppliers, as well as professionals in resources, operations, logistics, government, trading and finance are encouraged to attend.

Join Roskill and Tianqi Lithium to gain an understanding of Australia’s road to lithium.

Where: The Westin Perth hotel

When: 12 – 13 February 2020

Price: $1595I

Paydirt Battery Minerals Conference

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Paydirt’s 2020 Battery Minerals Conference will give investors a chance to expand their knowledge of the lithium sector which serves as a “melting pot” for the battery minerals industry.

The conference will dive into the future of the battery minerals and any shortfalls developers may face as the need for EVs heats up.

The conference will also provide some clarity on these issues with in-depth discussions on the future of the market and projects in development.

Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

When: 4 – 5 March 2020

Price: $1200

Lithium and Battery Technology Conference

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The ALTA 2020 Lithium and Battery Technology Conference includes a forum and panel discussion on trends in the battery sector.

The overall ALTA 2020 event runs from May 23 – 30 and includes a whole week on different commodities such as copper, nickel, gold, and more. However, the lithium-related events are held on the last two days.

This is the 4th annual ALTA lithium event and the panels have been referred to as informative and a highlight of the conference.

The event is further enriched with a voluntary lithium processing short course on May 30 by METS Engineering.

Where: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth

When: 29 – 30 May

Price: Whole week ranges from $1800 – $3900, 29th ranges from $450 – $900, and short course is between $500 – $850

Lithium and Battery Metals Conference

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AusIMM has partnered with Murdoch University to host a conference covering the life-cycle of lithium and other battery metals.

The two-day conference will attract global experts who will share their knowledge, views and predictions of the future of lithium.

The Lithium and Battery Metals Conference is set to provide insights for attendants on themes such as investment, risk and economics, exploration and geology, hard rocks vs brines, energy storage and battery metals.

Where: Astral Ballrooms at the Crown Perth

When: 18 – 19 August 2020

Price: $220 – $1620

Benchmark World Tour 2020 – Melbourne

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The Benchmark World Tour is a world-leading series of seminars that covers everything from the lithium-ion battery to the electric vehicle supply chain.

The organiser, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, is renowned for setting the lithium industry’s reference price which is needed to negotiate contracts between parties in the industry.

After five world tours and 19 cities across five continents, this event is back and better than ever.

Where: TBA, Melbourne

When: September 16 2020

Price: FREE

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