The 2023 ZSM
Lithium & Battery Minerals Conference

1 November, ZITF Hall 2, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

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About The Conference

The 2023 Lithium & Battery Minerals Conference is an opportunity for professionals in the mining industry, stakeholders and suppliers to convene and discuss the latest advancements in the lithium & Battery Minerals industry. Due to the increasing demand for renewable energy solutions, lithium has become an indispensable component in the production of batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Where

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Hall 2, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

When

Wednesday
1 November


Guest of Honour Speaker 1

The conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions and networking opportunities, as well as an exhibition hall showcasing the latest innovations and technologies in lithium production and usage under the theme “Powering Zimbabwe’s Future: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Development in Lithium and Battery Minerals Industry”.

As the biggest gathering of the global battery raw materials community, agenda will cover the following key sub themes:
  • Exploration and mining of lithium.
  • Climate change and decarbonizing economies.
  • Extraction and processing of lithium.
  • Lithium-ion energy storage technology.
  • Lithium Mining: Economics and marketing.
  • Project financing and investment in the Lithium sector.
  • Environmental Impact of Lithium Mining

Call for Conference Abstracts Papers - closed.

Event Schedule

Here is our event schedule

Registration

Registration and Teas

All

Pfungwa Kunaka

Welcome and Opening Address

Pfungwa Kunaka - Permanent Secretary of MMMD - Board Chair ZSM

Hon Soda Zhemu

Keynote Address

Hon Zhemu Soda (MP) - Minister of Mines and Mining Development

Session 1: Exploration, mining, processing

Chamber of Mines

Overview of Lithium and Battery Minnerals mining in Zimbabwe

Dr Isaac Kwesu - Chief Executive Officer - Chamber of Mines

DRC Review

Geo-metallurgy of Lithium primary resources in DRC: A Review.

Aubin Tshibanda Bukasa - PHD Candidate GeMMe-Mineral Processing and Recycling, University of Liège, and Lecturer at Kolwezi University and Kolwezi Institute Applied of Technology

Plenary

Plenary and Discussions

ALL

Eddington T Vere

Nickel production and markets

Eddington T. Vere - Mine Manager - Bindura Nickel Corporation (Kuvimba Mining House)

Godwin Gambiza

An overview of the Lithium Industry in Zimbabwe- Sandawana Operations

Godwin Gambiza - General Manager - Sandawana Mines (Kuvimba Mining House)

Plenary

Plenary and Discussions

ALL

Session 2: Lithium and Battery Minerals: A Promising Investment Opportunity

Plenary

Ease of doing business in the Lithium and Battery Minerals sector.

ZESA, ZIMRA, MMCZ, RBZ, ZIDA & MMMD

Lunch

Luch

ALL

Session 3: Batteries, capacitors, energy storage

Lithium Hydroxide

Lithium Hydroxide manufacturing for Li-ion batteries

Stanford Mudono - PhD Candidate NUST, Lecturer - NUST, Copperbelt University (CBU)-Zambia

Lithium Hilda Kaitano

Microwave Graphite Purification in Battery Manufacturing

Hilda V. Kaitano - NUST

Econet

SOLAR Energy

Brighton Machaya - Econet – DPA Africa

Plenary

Plenary and Discussions

ALL

Session 4: Market, economics and attracting project financing and investments

Standards Association of Zimbabwe

Lithium and Battery Minerals Standards, a tool for responsible sourcing

Phillip Aaron Chindara - Ph.D. Candidate and Standards officer - Standards Association of Zimbabwe

Consultancy

Market intelligence and outlook on global demand and price volatility of battery minerals

Lyman Mlambo – Director and Mineral Economist at LMS Mining Consultancy

Plenary

Plenary and Discussions

ALL

Session 5: Environmental Governance, climate Change and Sustainable Development

ZMF

ASM participatory approach in the mining of base minerals

Wellington Takavarasha – Chief Executive Officer ZMF

ZELA

Unleashing the Growth Potential of the Battery Minerals Value Chain through sustainable development

Fadzai Midzi - Projects Officer - ZELA and EU

Plenary

Plenary and Discussions

ALL

Vote of Thanks

Vote of Thanks

Edwin Gwaze - Principal ZSM

Teas

Teas

All

Cocktail

Networking Cocktail

All

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Join us for the 2023 Lithium & Battery Minerals Conference in the City of Kings, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe!

Our Sponsors & Partners

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Why should you attend?

This is an opportunity to access end-to-end coverage of the Lithium and battery raw materials industry, including marketing, as well as battery recycling and innovations in battery chemistries. As the biggest gathering of the battery raw materials community, there is no better chance to network with peers and connect with leaders in the industry. The jam-packed agenda covers key topics for all those involved in the production, procurement and investment in battery raw materials. Access key insights and strengthen relationships with your peers at the Lithium and Battery Minerals conference through:

  • More networking opportunities including dedicated networking lounges and meeting spaces.
  • Three days of expertly led conferencing.
  • Meet and network with the expert – opportunities to meet and discuss with industry experts and peers.
  • Learn about different lithium battery types and appropriate applications of technology.
  • Understand the benefits of replacing lead acid batteries with lithium batteries.
  • Discuss the future direction of lithium batteries in Zimbabwe.
  • Visit a local lithium Mine.

Why should you sponsor?

  • Receive cost-effective marketing exposure and branding to your target market, culminating in face-to-face meeting with your best prospects at the event.
  • Position and profile yourself as an industry leader.
  • Increase your brand recognition
  • Create new partnerships and alliances.
  • Develop relationships through new networking opportunities.
  • Showcase new applications to a targeted audience of decision makers.

How to Register as a Sponsor/ Exhibitor?

  • Send an email to: lithiumconf@zsm.co.zw for more details.

Available Packages

  • Position your business as a definitive industry leader. The package offers exposure, programme facilitation of a section relevant to your business, signage benefits and complimentary guest passes.

    Branding benefits
    • Logo to appear inside the Conference Abstract Proceedings
    • Logo to appear on the event web page advertising the event
    Conference benefits
    • 2 complimentary delegate tickets for the conference will be made available to your company’s staff or corporate guests.
    Signage benefits
    • free-standing banners in the conference area and in the conference registration area. (Banner(s) supplied by sponsor)
    Sponsorship Investment:
    • $2 000
  • The package offers exposure, programme facilitation of a section relevant to your business, Signage benefits and complimentary guest pass.

    Branding benefits
    • Logo to appear inside the Conference Abstract Proceedings
    • Logo to appear on the event web page advertising the event
    Conference benefits
    • 1 complimentary delegate ticket for the conference will be made available to the company’s staff or corporate guests.
    Signage benefits
    • free-standing banners in the conference area (Banner(s) supplied by sponsor)
    Sponsorship Investment:
    • $1 500
  • The package offers exposure and announcement to the audience.

    Branding benefits
    • Logo to appear inside the Conference Abstract Proceedings
    • Logo to appear on the event web page
    Conference benefits
    • 1 complimentary delegate tickets for the conference will be made available to your company’s staff or corporate guests
    Sponsorship Investment:
    • $1 000
  • Display your logo on all conference bags distributed to delegates.

    Branding benefits
    • Logo to appear on the event web page
    • Logo to appear on all Conference Bags
    • Sponsorship Investment:
      • $500

Conference Investment

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders and experts and learn about the latest trends and innovations.
Register now to secure your spot.

Registration Fee
US$200.00

(Deadline 31 October 2023)

Step 1: To Complete your registration, make a transfer for your investment into the following Bank Account:

Bank Details

Account Name: Zimbabwe School of Mines
Bank: Stanbic Bank
Account Number: 9140000938202
Branch Code: 3302
Swift Code: SBICZWHX

Step 2: Click the Registration Button below and Fill in your regitration details.


Contact Us

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Address

Coghlan Avenue Ext., Killarney, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe