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REIA Webinar on Post CoViD Business Practices: Impact on REE Value Chain

DATE : July 16 - 17, 2020


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REIA focuses on value chain sustainability and robustness from a global perspective within the REE industry. Rare earth industry and its value chain partners have been no exception from the CoViD-19 impact.  As the virus spread has started to be in control, many countries and companies have already taken various measures to reduce the adverse impact with human safety as a high priority. While countries have focused on economy wide simulation packages, companies have been active in supply chain stabilization measures such as supplier engagement, inventory management, operational impact assessment, production capacity optimization and logistics and, customer management strategies such as B2B transparency, customer protection and customer outreach.  It is still too early to make an assessment of the impact of the virus as it is hard to assess completely the pandemic as it spreads, and to precisely estimate how long it will take countries to return to normal. 

Through this webinar, REIA seeks to illustrate the heterogenous impact of COVID-19 and how various organizations, including REIA members, adapted to the unprecedented situation brought by the pandemic and how they planned for a post COVID-19 business scenario.

Programme agenda

13.00-13.05 Welcome & Introduction, Giovanni Curci, Talaxis & REIA Vi ce President
13.05- 13.20 What will a post-pandemic world mean for climate change and responsible minerals and metals sourcing, Reinout De Clercq, PwC
13.20-13.25 Q&A
13.25-13.40 Post Covid business and rare metal value chain strategy in Japan, Dr Yamane Atsushi, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
13.40-13.45 Q&A
13.45-14.00 Rare earth magnet market & EV outlook: Speeding into short supplies, Ryan Castilloux, Adamas Intelligence
14.00-14.05 Q&A
14.05-14.20 Strategy on critical raw materials, Janice Zinck, Natural Resources, Canada (NRC)
14.20-14.25 Q&A
14.25-14.40 Building a REE value chain in North America, Pini Althaus, USA Rare Earth
14.40-15.00 Discussion and Wrap up, Nabeel Mancheri, Secretary General, REIA
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