This two-day conference will cover the entire life-cycle of lithium, focussing on the successes and challenges, the technical evolution, the end usage and the future of lithium and associated metals and commodities, highlighting the synergy of minerals and energy industries and challenges ahead.
Experts from industry, government and academia will share their knowledge on a variety of lithium-central topics including mineral processing, mineralogy, next generation battery materials, lithium applications and much more.
Michael is a geologist possessing more than 20 years’ experience in exploration and geology throughout Africa and parts of the Middle East. He is a well-rounded exploration professional with significant commodity experience including lithium, tin, base metals, gold, coal and tungsten. He holds a broad view of the battery metals space, including an appreciation of its downstream components. Michael has gained significant experience across pegmatite hosted columbo-tantalite, tin and lithium mineralisation, and vein hosted mineralisation styles. He is a qualified Competent Person/Qualified Person across many international reporting codes. Michael has lectured in the Master of Science program at Rhodes University on the topic of exploration geochemistry and pegmatites and is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions, and a fellow of the Geological Society of South Africa.