Join Benchmark’s week of networking, dealmaking and policy in Washington DC for Giga USA 2024, a live, and in-person conference being held June 11-13 at the JW Marriott Washington DC, USA.

This year's conference will include Benchmark's  inaugural World Lithium Congress. The world’s lithium industry, global governance and finance meet for the world’s biggest and most influential pure play lithium event.

Across three days and multiple streams, discussions will explore the rise of USA's lithium ion battery gigafactory economy and the need to build secure, sustainable supply chains for lithium, nickel, graphite, cobalt, manganese, rare earths and other critical raw materials.

FREE PASSES AVAILABLE FOR US GOVERNMENT &

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

TUESDAY JUNE 11: 

7:30 am: Registration Opens

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 6:15 pm: Giga USA Day One

6 pm to 8 pm: Giga USA Networking Reception

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 12:

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 6:00 pm: Giga USA Critical Mineral Day

6 pm to 8 pm: World Lithium Congress Networking Reception 

 

THURSDAY JUNE 13:

7:30 am: Breakfast Networking

8:30 am to 3 pm: World Lithium Congress 

3 pm: Close of Conference

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Roland Chavasse
Roland Chavasse
Secretary General
International Lithium Association (ILiA)
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles
Vincent Ledoux-Pedailles
Chief Commercial Officer
CarbonScape Ltd.
Max Kushner-Lenhoff
Max Kushner-Lenhoff
Head of Commercial
Mitra Chem
Pfungwa Kunaka
Pfungwa Kunaka
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Mines and Mining Development of Zimbabwe
Robert Privette
Robert Privette
Business Development Manager, North America
Umicore
Darcy McPhee
Darcy McPhee
Program Manager, Earth Mapping Resources Initiative, Mineral Resources Program
U.S. Geological Survey
Raef Sully
Raef Sully
CEO
Lilac Solutions
Kerry McCallum
Kerry McCallum
US Country Manager
Zelandez Limited
Vivek Furtado
Vivek Furtado
Head of Battery Vertical, US Digital Industries
Siemens
David Abraham
David Abraham
Director
Three Legged Capital
Sarah Colbourn
Sarah Colbourn
Interim Head of Sustainability
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Daniel Fletcher-Manuel
Daniel Fletcher-Manuel
Director of Prices and Data
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Suzanne Swink
Suzanne Swink
VP of Government Relations
KORE Power
Danny Keating
Danny Keating
President & CEO
Giyani Metals Corp.
Erez Ichilov
Erez Ichilov
Founder & Manager
Cedrus Arbor LLC
Gracelin Baskaran
Gracelin Baskaran
Founding Director, Project on Critical Minerals Security
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

SPEAKER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Contact our team to discuss how your company can contribute to this year's agenda.

     KEY THEMES

  • Targeting American Tonnage: The role of the USA in the global battery arms race to 300TWh deployed capacity
  • Shifting thinking from GWh to TWh for true Net Zero by 2050: Charting the rise of battery gigafactories and their importance to global geopolitics
  • Understanding the lithium ion battery ecosystem: What is the role of automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers, in the race to build secure and sustainable supply chains?
  • Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act: What implications of the US Government's large-scale stimulus policy targeted at clean energy supply chains have emerged
  • Energy Storage Systems (ESS): Understanding the dynamics of the next wave of lithium ion battery demand
  • Building sustainable battery supply chains from the mine site onwards: decarbonised operations, managing environmental & social impacts, and good corporate governance
  • Innovation in the chemistry and design from the cell pack to the anodes, cathodes, and how this will impact the critical materials required
  • Developing Speciality Commodities: What does this mean for the critical minerals of lithium, graphite, cobalt, nickel, manganese, and silicon?
  • Circularity, recycling and tracing:will new technologies and improved collection strategies impact the race for critical minerals?
  • Aligning policy, finance and global partnerships to strengthen America’s energy and green mobility future
  • US Gigafactory expansion considerations: site location, size, technology, ESG, circularity and partnerships required

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JW MARRIOTT WASHINGTON, DC

Located on Pennsylvania Avenue, just steps from from The White House, close to Capitol Hill and within easy access of all relevant US government department offices, the JW Marriott Washington, DC offers the perfect location for meetings at the heart of the US capital.

1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, District Of Columbia, USA, 20004