• New World Metals Conference starts in Perth (5 September), before hitting Melbourne (12 September) and Sydney (14 September)
  • Keynotes include ‘Mr Lithium’ Joe Lowry, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, Argonaut Securities
  • Stellar cast of companies also presenting including Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS), Latin Resources (ASX:LRS), Delta Lithium (ASX:DLI)


Vertical Events’ New World Metals Investment Conference is hitting the road once again following the tremendous reception to last year’s roadshow.

The conference will kick off in Perth at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on 5 September before setting up shop at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt on 12 September and over to the Fullerton Hotel in Sydney on 14 September.

New World Metals features many resources companies involved in metals, such as lithium and rare earths, that are associated with technology, battery storage and emission free power transmission.

Notably, ASX-listed companies with interests in the electric vehicle sector have expressed huge interest to be involved this year.

Vertical Events business development manager Jaxon Crabb told Stockhead that this year’s keynote presenters have already created a lot of investor interest.

“For the first time we have ‘Mr Lithium’ Joe Lowry presenting at our Melbourne and Sydney legs.  Also, for the first time, we have keynote presentations from Benchmark Mineral Intelligence,” he says.

Celebrated lithium expert Lowry, who recently flagged that he was visiting Australia for two weeks (and which we now know is at least partly due to presenting at the conference), will speak on the lithium market while providing an overview on production and supply.

Argonaut Securities will address the EV industry from the investment and equity markets view, while Benchmark will address the supply against demand future forecasts for the commodities associated with the EV sector.


Standout companies presenting

Crabb also drew attention to the stellar cast of companies presenting this year.

These include Azure Minerals (ASX:AZS), Latin Resources (ASX:LRS), Delta Lithium (ASX:DLI), Winsome Resources (ASX:WR1) and Lithium Universe (ASX:LU7).

Azure has been the talk of the town after shares in the company soared +1000% on its lithium exploration success at the Andover project, which it shares 60:40 with legendary Aussie prospector and billionaire, Mark Creasy.

Its success with the drill bit has allowed it to define a robust Exploration Target of between 100Mt and 240Mt grading 1% to 1.5% Li2O, which probably played no small part in giving the company confidence to reject a $900m takeover offer from Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), which already has a 19.99% stake in Azure.

Meanwhile, Latin has drawn its own share of attention after cranking up lithium resources at its Colina prospect by 241% in June to 45.2Mt at 1.34% Li2O.

A sizeable resource no doubt, but one that might just be the tip of the iceberg at the broader Salinas project, which could host multiple deposits.

Winsome’s claim to fame is its exploration success at Quebec’s red hot James Bay region.

Notable drill hits include stunners such as 47m grading 1.64% Li2O from a down-hole depth of 32m.

Likewise, Lithium Universe is hoping to make waves with its Apollo project in the same region. The company is best known for bringing together the same executive team that made Galaxy Resources such a success.


This article was developed in collaboration with Vertical Events, a Stockhead advertiser at the time of publishing.


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