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NEFR 2023

4th – 5th OCTOBER 2023

DATE: 4th – 5th October

LOCATION: Newcastle Upon Tyne

ORGANISER: Weardale Lithium

ABOUT NEFR

The North East Future Resources Conference (NEFR) will highlight the opportunities across the UK, with a focus on the North, to responsibly extract metals and minerals, its emergence as a hub for high-value mineral processing including Giga-factories for battery manufacturing and electric car development, as well as alternative and renewable energy sources. 
 
Future resource supply, security and sustainably has never been more important.
 
Our society is faced with rising global energy demands, increasing need for critical metals with technological applications and more minerals to increase food production and infrastructure for an ever-growing population. The subject and the industry is ‘top of the agenda’. 

We will showcase the companies and work undertaken so far and illustrate the potential investment opportunities that lie ahead. Presenters will also demonstrate the importance of the growth and role of the North East to the UK’s economy as a strategic portfolio of assets, ranging from mineral resources to giga factories, renewable projects, technological excellence and electric car manufacturers. 

We are planning an excellent line-up of speakers, plus extra activities and networking drinks and dinner. Seeing is believing! 

The high-profile delegates include local and national policy makers, investors, brokers, producers and operators, supply chain enablers and key stakeholders such as natural capital. 

It will be an excellent opportunity to network and present to an influential audience.

WHY ATTEND?

UNDERSTAND

Learn and understand more about the incredible businesses and opportunities in the renewable energy sector

CONNECT

Connect with other individuals and companies working in this exciting and advancing area or network your own business.

DISCOVER

How this industry is shaping the future through supply chains, mineral security and advancing technologies

When

4th/5th October 2023

Where

The Common Room
Neville Hall 
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

ORGANISER

Brought to you by Weardale Lithium

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ANNOUNCED speakers

STEWART DICKSON

Weardale Lithium

LORD PETER LILLEY

House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee

DAVID CUNNINGHAM

Director, Cleantech & Renewables, at Gneiss Energy

LORD BEN HOUCHEN

Tees Valley Mayor

DAVID SANDBROOK

Head of Minerals, Carter Jonas

HENRY SANDERSON

Executive editor, benchmark source and author of Volt Rush

LISL LEWIS

Senior Geophysicist, GeothermEx, SLB

MATTHEW LUMSDEN

CEO, Connected energy

MICHELLE DUGGAN

Inward Investment Manager, Invest North East England

PHILLIPA OLDHAM

Stakeholder Engagement Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre

PROFFESOR JON GLUYAS

President Designate, The Geological Society, Ofsted/Ikon Chair in Geoenergy Carbon Capture & Storage. Durham University

DR. MARK T. IRELAND

 Senior Lecturer in Energy Geosciences & Associate Dean Global Partnerships, Newcastle University

PROFFESOR COLIN HERRON

Faraday Institution North East & North East Battery Alliance

DR HADI MOZTARZADEH

Head of TechnologyTrends, Advanced Propulsion Centre

DR. KATHRYN GOODENOUGH

 Principal Geologist and International Lead, British Geological Survey

JASON BODDY

Associate Director, Arup

RICHARD TAYLOR

Director & Co-Founder, Green Lithium

DR. ROBERT PELL

Founder & CEO, Minviro

DR. SEBASTIAN LEAPER

CEO & Co-Founder, Watercycle
Technologies

VIKKI JECKELL

Sustainable Supply Chain Expert, Tees Valley Lithium

TOM NIGHTINGALE

North East Stakeholder Manager, Equinor UK Ltd

ALEX BROOKS

Senior analyst, UK research, Cannacord Genuity Limited

AMANDA VAN DYKE

Managing Director, ARCH Sustainable Resources Fund

KEY THEMES & DISCUSSIONS

UK and Northern energy landscape and transition

Tracking the trends:
Auto industry demand

Critical raw materials and markets

Geothermal potential

Sustainable resources

EV battery supply chains

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Plan your visit

Accommodation

Please arrange your own accommodation, Newcastle has hotels to suit all budgets.

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train

Newcastle Central station is only a short walk from the Common room.

London – Newcastle – 3hrs

airport

Newcastle International Airport is less than 1 mile from Newcastle Central station.

Taxis available at airport

taxi

Both the train station and airport will have taxis available.

Hotels can also arrange a taxi for you.

Send us a message!

If you would like to be involved in NEFR ’23 please contact the Weardale Lithium team.

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