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REIA Webinar on What Does the Future Hold for Rare Earths

DATE : June 03, 2021


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Rare earths remain on the front-line coverage of media. The demand seems robust as countries gradually shift towards electro mobility and extensive deployment of wind energy. Huge investments are required as IEA warned recently to develop a sustainable and diversified rare earth supply chain and to meet the growing demand. While the market looks vigorous, geo-political developments cast doubt on the sector’s ability to attract investors to the REE sector.


Date: 03 June 2021 at Time: 13.00-15.00 (CEST)

Programme agenda

13.00-13.05 Introduction and welcome, Badrinath Veluri, REIA President
13.05-13.20 Keynote speech: The Current Geopolitical Context by HE Sylvie Bermann, Chair of the Board of the French Institute of Advanced Studies in National Defense, Former French Ambassador to China, the UK and Russia.
13.20-13.35 Graphs and Stats: Rare Earths: Past, Present and Future, Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Argus Media, London.
13.35-13.45 Q&A
13.45-14.30 Panel Discussion on What Does the Future Hold for Rare Earths Moderator: Henry Sanderson, Commodities Correspondent, Financial Times Panelist: 1. Bernd Schäfer, CEO and Director EIT RawMaterials. 2. Janice Zinck, Director, Natural Resources Canada. 3. Weiqiang Chen, Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
14.30-14.45 Q&A
14.45-14.55 Conclusion: Henry Sanderson
14.55-15.00 Vote of thanks, Florence Gomez
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