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

Vicki Mak-Romo
Vicki Mak-Romo
Senior Manager, Supply Chain and Energy Policy, Global Public Policy
General Motors
Pierre Bagnon
Pierre Bagnon
Executive Vice President and Head of Intelligent Industry Accelerator, Gigafactory and Battery
Capgemini
Anthony Tse
Anthony Tse
Founder
NEO Capital
Leilani Gonzalez
Leilani Gonzalez
Policy Director
Zero Emissions Transportation Association
Emily Hersh
Emily Hersh
CEO
Luna Lithium
Todd Malan
Todd Malan
Chief External Affairs Officer & Head of Climate Strategy
Talon Metals
Shruti Kashyap
Shruti Kashyap
Product Director - Anode
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Claudia Cook
Claudia Cook
Lithium Analyst
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Matt Stock
Matt Stock
Product Director - New Technology
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
Shane Thompson
Shane Thompson
EVP of Business Development
Cirba Solutions
Abdelghani EL KACIMI
Abdelghani EL KACIMI
Chief Technology Officer
INNOVX
Simon Clarke
Simon Clarke
CEO & Director
American Lithium Corp
John Barnwell
John Barnwell
Natural Resources Officer, Environment and Energy Section
Embassy of Canada
Pablo Cortegoso
Pablo Cortegoso
Chief Technical Officer
Stardust Power Inc
Melvin Hill
Melvin Hill
Vice President, Rare Earths
GE Chaplin
Elisa Alonso
Elisa Alonso
Assistant Chief for the Minerals Intelligence Research Section
U.S. Geological Survey

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