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Tuesday 5 Feb 2019
12:00 Welcome reception and registration
14:00 Welcome Opening by the host
Theme The future of REE permanent magnets (I)
14:10 Keynote Presentation

Boris Saje (Kolektor, Slovenia)

Metallic Permanent Magnets over the last 35 years

14:50 Keynote Presentation

David Brown (SG Technologies Ltd, UK)

Nanocrystalline rare earth based magnetic materials and their applications

15:30 Coffee   Break
16:00 Keynote Presentation

Oliver Gutfleisch (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

Heavy rare earth free, free rare earth and rare earth free magnets – vision and reality

16:40 End of Tuesday sessions


Wednesday 6 Feb 2019
Theme The future of REE permanent magnets (II)
09:00 Keynote Presentation

Mike Coey (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)

What about Nitrides?

09:40 Keynote Presentation

Sophie Rivoirard (CNRS, France)

High field experimentation

10:20 Coffee Break  – Poster Session
10:50 Keynote Presentation

Dagmar Goll (Hochschule Aalen, Germany)

New permanent magnet phases

11:30 Intensified Poster Presentation Session
12:00 Lunch
Theme The future of (H)EVs
13:30 Keynote Presentation

Steve Hope & Ronny Denis (Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium)

Recycling opportunities & challenges: Toyota’s long-term vision on electrified vehicles

14:15 Keynote Presentation

Bert Witkamp (VALUAD, The Netherlands)

Future EV supply chains: demand growth and impact on critical raw materials

15:00 Coffee Break   
15:30 Keynote Presentation

Jose Ramon Garcia Santamaria (Automotive consultant NuMobility, Switzerland)

Mobility Responsibilities: Policy Makers, Auto Industry & Rare Earths

16:15 Keynote Presentation

Fabrice Stassin (Umicore, Belgium)


17:00 Panel Debate : REEs and the future of (H)EVs 

Irena Skulj (Kolektor), Jose Ramon Garcia Santamaria (Automotive consultant NuMobility), Bert Witkamp (VALUAD)

18:00 End of Wednesday sessions


Thursday 7 Feb 2019
Theme Recycling of REE permanent magnets
09:00 Keynote Presentation

Allan Walton (University of Birmingham, UK)

Direct recycling routes for EoL magnets

09:40 Keynote Presentation

Koen Binnemans (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Is REE recycling the solution for the balance problem?

10.20 Martina Orefice (KU Leuven, Belgium) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Recovery of metal values from SmCo and NdFeB magnets by iono-metallurgical methods

10:35 Awais Ikram (JSI, Slovenia) – ESR ETN DEMETER

The pulsed electric current sintering and grain boundary modification of the recycled HDDR Nd-Fe-B powders

10:50 Coffee Break  
11:15 Xuan Xu (JSI, Slovenia) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Recycling of Nd-Fe-B scrap/EOL magnets through electrolytic methods

11:30 Muhammad Awais (University of Birmingham, UK) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Extraction and reprocessing of NdFeB magnets from end of life hybrid/electric vehicles

11:45 Mehmood Farhan (JSI, Slovenia) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Microstructure evolution in recycled HDDR NdFeB magnets

12:00 Gwendolyn Bailey (KU Leuven, Belgium) – ESR ETN DEMETER

Life Cycle Assessment of new recycling and re-use routes for REE-magnet machines in (H)EVs

12:15 Lunch
Theme Are REEs still critical?
13:30 Keynote Presentation

Gareth Hatch (Strategic Materials Advisors Ltd., UK)

REE market developments

14:10 Keynote Presentation

Milan Grohol (EC, DG GROW, Belgium) (pending final confirmation)

The EC’s perspective on Rare Earths

14:50 Keynote Presentation

Dan Packey (Curtain University, Australia)

Rare Earths Supply Today: Lacking Diversity for Long Term Sustainability

15:30 Coffee Break  
16:00 Panel Debate:  Are REEs still critical?

Gareth Hatch (Strategic Materials Advisors Ltd., UK), Dan Packey (Curtin University, Australia), Milan Grohol (EC, DG GROW, Belgium), Gwendolyn Bailey (KU Leuven, Belgium)

17:00 Closing session