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POSTPONED Batteries included - do you have the spark to charge up Lithium Valley?

  • State Reception Centre Fraser Avenue Kings Park, WA, 6005 Australia (map)

This event has been postponed to February 2019

Lithium Valley is a catch-all phrase for establishing WA as a core focal point for growing clean energy resources processing, battery manufacturing and further value adding across Australia. Future Smart Strategies  projected global trade in lithium batteries will soar more than 10x to $2 trillion by 2025. How do we ensure our businesses across multiple industries are prepared for the opportunity?

Hear from the panel and contribute to the conversation as we discuss the next steps in making Lithium Valley a reality.

Tuck away some superfoods, pile on the yoghurt, or go the protein path and don’t forget the eggs - you're gonna need some brain food, lucky we’re supplying brekkie in Kings Park!


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Prof Peter Newman AO – for decades Peter has undertaken globally significant research and led public advocacy in the science of cities and their sustainability – Peter is a global leader in sustainability internationally recognised on multiple occasions by peers and institutions, IPCC author, and 2018 Western Australian Scientist of the Year – and of course anointed father of the Lithium Valley.

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Jessica Shaw MLA – previously a professional in the resources and energy sector, Jess is the Member for Swan Hills and Chair of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee – including the Microgrids inquiry currently underway.



Colleen Yates - as CEO of Regional Development Australia Perth, Colleen has delivered a number of initiatives to drive new business investment and job growth for the Perth region, includingthe recently released Building the Case for Energy Metals and Battery Manufacturing in WA.

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Gary Frampton - Head of Business Development and Technical Projects of BHP Nickel West since 2016, Gary has played a significant role in the transformation and reorientation of the business from being a supplier to the stainless steel sector, to becoming a globally significant battery material supplier.

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Prof Ray Wills – Another global leader in sustainability, working across all sectors including the built environment, cleantech, energy infrastructure, industrials, manufacturing, resources, transport – and one of the lead authors for the report Lithium Valley: Establishing the Case for Energy Metals and Battery Manufacturing in Western Australia.

CORE Innovation Hub is proud to present Prof Ray WIlls as the inaugural CORE Expert in Residence.

This event is part of West Tech Fest, WA's annual celebration of the APAC startup ecosystem.

Tickets are $80.