Rare Earth Mines, Magnets & Motors 2024

Where the mine-to-motor supply chain connects
The two-day conference will bring together major participants from across the mine-to-motor supply chain for high-caliber discussions on the state of emerging supply chains, the outlook for demand and the implications of evolving geopolitical forces.

Key questions to be answered during the conference:

• What are the implications of new U.S. tariffs on EVs and magnets?
• Will tariffs on imports of Chinese EVs help or hinder western demand?
• What are the latest innovations in magnetic materials and motor design?
• What does the outlook hold for REE-free motors?
• What role will recycling play in the future of supply?
• How can policymakers help close gaps in the supply chain?

Outside the scope of the daily conference program, there will be two evening networking events, including a private Welcome Reception at the Hockey Hall of Fame, to ensure ample time for participants to connect.

Space is limited, register now.
Fairmont Royal York
Toronto, Canada
Date & Time
September 25, 2024, -
September 27, 2024
Keynote Participants
Full list coming soon
James Litinsky
Founder, Chairman and CEO
MP Materials
Tom O'Leary
Managing Director and CEO
Iluka Resources
Dr. Erik Eschen
Chief Executive Officer
VAC Group
Rahim Suleman
President and CEO
Neo Performance Materials
David O'Brock
Commercial Director
Constantine Karayannopoulos
Retired President and CEO
Neo Performance Materials
James Wallis
NGP Energy Capital Management
Ahmad Ghahreman 
CEO, President and Co-Founder
Cyclic Materials
Donna Vareha-Walsh
Head of Physicals Trading
Valent Asset Management
Alexander Barcza
VP of Permanent Magnets
Greg Kroll
Executive Vice President
Neo Magnequench
Alan Lund
Executive VP, Magnetics
MP Materials
Dr. Muhammad Imran
VP REE Division
Saskatchewan Research Council
Pat Ryan
Ucore Rare Metals
Will Dawes
CEO & Co-Founder
Mkango Resources
Peter Afiuny
Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer
Noveon Magnetics
Ryan Castilloux
Founder & Managing Director
Adamas Intelligence
David Adams
President & CEO
Global Automakers of Canada
Tim Harrison
Managing Director
Ionic Rare Earths
Jan Giese
Senior Manager Minor Metals
& Rare Earth Elements
George Bennett
Chief Executive Officer
Rainbow Rare Earths
John Morehead
Principal Consultant
Motion Mechatronics
Stephen Motteram
Chief Financial Officer
Australian Strategic Materials
Ramon Barua Costa
Chief Executive Officer

Subject to change
September 25
Welcome Reception
Exclusive event at the Hockey Hall of Fame
Live band, drinks and hors d'oeuvres
September 26
Conference Day 1
Overview of Mines, Magnets and Motors
Engaging presentation on the state of the mine-to-motor market and the long-term outlook

Magnetic Momentum is Rising Outside China
Panel discussions with leading metals and magnet market participants from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia

Financing Across the Value Chain
Hear from physical traders and sophisticated investment professionals active in the mine-to-magnet space

Innovations in Magnetic Materials and Motors
Shining light on the latest innovations in magnetic materials and electric motors

Fireside Chats with Featured Guests
Intimate fireside chats with company leaders from MP Materials, Iluka Resources, VAC Group and Neo Performance Materials

Private social event (location TBA)

September 27
Conference Day 2
Beyond the Headlines: Geopolitics of Supply Chains
Thought-provoking look at the geopolitical issues shaping the moment

Checking In: Pulse on Capital Markets
Special guest presentation

Midstream and More: Processing, Metallization & Recycling
Panel discussions with leading REO processors, metal makers and recyclers from North America, Europe, Asia and Australia

Road to Net Zero: First Nations' Perspectives
Special guest presentation

OEM Perspectives
Outlook for EVs, wind, robotics, advanced air mobility and more

Recap and Closing Remarks
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Conference Location
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front St. West
Toronto, Canada
M5J 1E3

The Royal York Hotel sits at the southern end of the Financial District, a business district in Downtown Toronto.

Opened in 1929, the Châteauesque-styled building is considered one of Canada's grand railway hotels. At 134 meters tall, the building was the tallest building in Toronto upon its completion, as well as the tallest building in the country, until the nearby Commerce Court North tower was opened in 1931.
Recommended Hotels
Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St. West
Toronto, Canada
M5J 1E3
(Conference location)


InterContinental Toronto
225 Front St. West
Toronto, Canada
M5V 2X3
(5-minute walk to conference)

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