On behalf of the team of InvestorIntel.com, a leading online source of independent investor information, we are pleased to announce Amanda Lacaze, CEO for Lynas Corporation Ltd. as the keynote speaker for the Global Technology Metals Market Summit. Scheduled for Wednesday, October 14th in Toronto, Canada at the Omni King Edward Hotel, the Global Technology Metals Market Summit will provide a strong venue for dialogue and debate from industry leaders and the investment community alike on issues such as the impact of China’s economic turmoil and challenges in today’s technology metals supply chain, revolutionary technology for the technology metals market, the increase of M&A activity, renewable energy storage as ‘the new Industrial Revolution’ and even the impact on supply and demand from the rising electric vehicle industry on these critical materials.
Amanda Lacaze will discuss “What makes a successful mining venture?” in her keynote presentation titled Lynas: The story of a turnaround start up. Citing the progress at Lynas over the last 15 months and the ways that Lynas expects to win in the rare earth market, Amanda Lacaze states: “Rare earth elements are important functional materials. In many cases their use in finished applications has been limited in response to the perception that the rare earth market is highly volatile and therefore highly uncertain, both in terms of supply and price. For too long, industry focus has been on short term value gains. After fixing the fundamentals of its business, Lynas is well placed to lead a new focus on market growth.”
Other industry leaders presenting, include: Lewis Black from Almonty Industries (London) to present its plans to become the #1 global supplier of tungsten; Darren Townsend of Peak Resources (Sydney) will be sharing how they secured nearly $30 million this summer towards funding their high grade rare earth property in Tanzania in some of the worst capital markets for the resource sector; and Chris Reed of Neometals (Perth) will share how their lithium technology has helped skyrocket their stock over 400% in the last year and why they continue to garner shareholder interest.
The event kicks off with InvestorIntel’s #1 most read Sr. Editor and the world-renowned industry expert who coined the term “Technology Metals” – Jack Lifton. Jack will address as both a moderator and panellist how can the global non-Chinese rare earth total supply chain be re-constructed as a profitable enterprise and what can we learn from China's mistakes?
Lunch will be hosted by the NioCorp CEO and President Mark Smith. His presentation is titled Strengthening our World. NioCorp’s two primary products are niobium and scandium and as niobium makes steel lighter, stronger and more corrosion resistant -- scandium makes aluminum lighter, stronger and more corrosion resistant. He will explain how these two technology metals are all part of the effort by the steel and aluminum industry to move toward specialty products with specific applications and higher margins.