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Keynote: Chair’s Address – Unravelling the Geopolitical Dimensions in Battery Materials Procurement and Their Processing

A world-renowned battery expert, the former CTO at CATL and NAATbatt Chair, and currently advisor to leading companies across the planet, Bob Galyen has been there and done it all when it comes to the global challenges of battery manufacturing. In this eye-opening keynote, he will address the complex geopolitical landscape affecting the procurement and processing of battery materials – exploring the implications of international trade dynamics, resource availability, and political relations on the global supply and processing of critical battery components like lithium, cobalt, and nickel and what these factors together with the skills pool, will shape the industry for decades to come, setting us up for an exciting event ahead.