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Join the inaugural meeting of procurement, supply chain and risk management experts from the electronics, aerospace, military, automotive, cleantech and renewable energy industries as they get detailed briefings from nationally recognized experts on:

  • The outlook for the supply, demand, risks and price of the rare earth metals, the minor metals, the platinum group metals and lithium
  • Today’s best practices for critical and strategic metal sourcing
  • Techniques for managing the economic, political and availability risk of these metals throughout your supply chain

Supply chains are only as strong as their weakest link. Thousands of electronics, aerospace, military, automotive, cleantech and renewable energy technologies rely on a range of specialty metals for which there is often no substitute. The supply of many such metals—Rare Earth, Minor Metals, Platinum Group, and Lithium—are in many cases “at risk.” Is your firm up-to-speed on the availability of key raw materials? Are your risk mitigation strategies robust enough to offset oncoming supply constraints?

Infocast’s three-part Summit offers a unique, 360-degree treatment of the challenges and opportunities around what is emerging as a pivotal “hot-button” topic for global high technology industries.

Attend three key events:

Status and Outlook for Critical & Strategic Metals: Supply, Demand, Risks and Price
October 20, 2009

Internationally recognized experts will provide an up-to-the-minute assessment of the supply and value chain outlook for critical and strategic metals by grouping. Industry leaders will match geological, economic and political risk factors (and their interactions) against demand trends, extrapolating emerging bottlenecks and tracking resource development initiatives that may cure those constrained areas.

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Risk Management and Sourcing Summit for Critical & Strategic Metals
October 21-22, 2009

A number of best practices have evolved for securing affordable, longterm supplies of specialty metals. Day One of the Summit will present a complete cross-sector portfolio of the most effective sourcing and risk mitigation strategies and methods developed by industry leaders. The second half-day explores the broad global and strategic issues around critical metals, including emerging markets’ domestic consumption and cleantech’s anticipated growth curve.

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Virtual Hedging for Critical & Strategic Metals: A Tutorial
October 22, 2009

Futures markets do not exist for many critical and strategic metals. This leaves consumers of such metals highly vulnerable to supply and price volatility, threatening product lines, plans and bottom lines. In their absence, a host of innovative “virtual hedging” approaches are under development, including stockpiling, over-the-counter hedges, off-take agreements, material leasing and others. This Tutorial will provide invaluable techniques for companies dealing with “at risk” metals.

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Network with Executive Dealmakers from These Participating Organizations:

Co-Chair House Resources Committee, Alaska
     State Legislature
Nonferrous Reporter, American Metal Market
Senior Representative, American Enterprise
Managing Director, Aptium Global
President & CEO, Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
Consulting Geologist, Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
Procurement Director, BASF
Procurement Manager, BASF
President, Canonbury Group
Senior Representative, Cobalt Development
Global Strategic Sourcing Manager, Corning
Special Assistant to the Director, Department of
Business Development Manager, Deton'Cho
CEO, Deton'Cho Corporation
Economic Development Officer, Deton'Cho
Director of Technology, Dexter Magnetic
VP of Business Development, Electron Energy
President, Freiman Consulting
Chief Scientist, GE
Director Raw Material Sourcing, GE Energy
Former Procurement Expert, General Motors
Faculty Member, George Mason University
Executive Chairman, Great Western Minerals
     Group Ltd.
President, Green & Company, LLC
Senior VP, Hudson Metals Corporation
Director, Illinois Power Agency
Executive Director, Industrial Minerals Company of
Executive Director, International Lithium Alliance
Senior Representative, J.A. Green & Company
Industry Consultant, Jack Lifton LLC
President, Juniper Associates
CEO, Kaiser Bottom Fish Online
Managing Director, Metals and Alloys, Less Common Metals Ltd.
Managing Director, Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd.
VP, Technology, Lithchem Energy (Toxco Inc.)
Research Director, Lux Research
Principal, MEG LLC
Senior Mining Engineer, Micon International LTD
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Minerals and Metals Sector Natural Resources
Editor, MetalMiner Blog
Executive, Minor Metals Trade Association
Professor of Physics, MIT
CEO, Molycorp Minerals
Senior Representative, Natural Resources Canada
Lecturer, Ohio State University Fisher College of
Industrial Minerals Consultant, R. Keith Evans &
Executive Director, Rare Earth Industry and
     Technology Association
President, Rare Element Resources
Manufacturing Manager, Rhenium Alloys, Inc.
Business Development Manager, Rhodia Inc.
Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services Ltd
General Manager, Ryerson Houston
Senior Representative, S&P Trading
Sales Director Industrial, SQM
Director, Supply Dynamics
Consultant, The Anchor House, Inc.
General Manager, The Cobalt Development
Staff Writer, The Northern Miner
Sales and Marketing Manager, Thomas & Skinner,
Journalist, Thomson Reuters
President, Tianjiao International
Senior Research Scientist, TNO Defense,
     Security and Safety
CEO, Thorium Energy, Inc.
Rare Earth Commodity Specialist, U.S. Geological
Business Development and Marketing Manager, Umicore Precious Metals Refining
Managing Partner, Weslosky & Cowans Ltd. Wildfire Commerce Inc.
President, Western Lithium