International Rare Earth Summit 2013

May 15-17, 2013 New York, USA

Rare Earth Summit 2013

March 18-20, 2013 Chengdu, China

International Rare Earth Summit 2012

May 9-11, 2012 San Francisco, USA

Rare Earth Summit 2012

March 21-23, 2012 Ningbo, China

Rare Earth Summit 2011

May 16-18, 2011 Hangzhou, China

International Rare Earth Summit 2011

March 14-15, 2011 Pittsburgh, USA

Rare Earth Summit 2010

April 22-23, 2010 Beijing, China
In comparison to the big rise and fall in 2011 and 2012, the rare earth market remained relatively stable during 2013. Excessive expansion in capacity and less demand for the application of rare earths in China threw the once promising industry into recession. Despite once high expectations, the domestic Chinese market witnessed a two-year roller coaster ride resulting in a steep downward trend for prices.
End user consumption of rare earths remained weak due to slow economic recovery around the globe during the first half of 2013, meaning participants returned to hand-to-mouth procurement strategies. The resulting oversupply intensified competition among suppliers and resulted in prices slumping. In the second half of the year, the Chinese government strengthened its regulation of the industry, cracking down on smuggling and illegal mining, and commencing a new round of stockpiling. These combined to improve suppliers’ confidence in the future of the market and prices in China. However, personal gains and missions collided during subsequent attempts to integrate the industry further, leading to intensified competition for business between local and central, private and state-owned enterprises. Striking a balance over the coming year will be difficult.
Other industry changes are also afoot. Rare earth production capacity continues to expand outside of China, increasing the global pool of lanthanide sources. A preliminary ruling from the World Trade Organization is eventually likely to put further pressure on China to alter its export policies significantly. Although the diversified rare earth supply that this can create would undoubtedly increase the industry’s transparency, a reduction in export prices by cancelling quotas and duties will bring about another round of shock and instability for rare earth producers and downstream industries outside of China.
Faced with unprecedented opportunities and challenges, the global rare earth market looks set to alter at every stage of the supply chain.
Mar. 19 Wednesday
16:00 Early Registration
18:00 Welcome Dinner
Mar. 20 Thursday
08:30 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening Speech by Guhua Hu, Chairman of Chinaclo Guangxi Rare Earth Development Co., Ltd
09:10-10:00 Chinaclo Guangxi Rare Earth: Setting up the First Class Rare Earth Enterprise
  Guhua Hu, Chairman
  Chinaclo Guangxi Rare Earth Development Co., Ltd
10:00-10:30 Status of Latin America Rare Earth Market
  Araxa Metals
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Chinese Macro Economy and Situation of Foreign Trade
  Jianli, Director and Researcher
  Ministry of Commerce International Trade and Economic Cooperation Research Institute
11:30-12:00 Sc: Expecting Big Demand with Increased Uses from a Consistent Supply
  Robert Mosig, Managing Director CEO
  Platina Resources Limited
12:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Technology Innovation of NdFeB manufacturing-- Grain boundary diffusion process (DDP)
  Bo Yuan, Deputy General Manager
  Tianhe Advanced Tech Magnet Co., Ltd
14:30-15:00 Lynas Offers Sustainable RE Business Model
  Pol Le Roux, Vice President of sales and Marketing Department
  Lynas Corporation
----Outlook for global rare earth market in 2014
In 2013, the global rare earth market was still in a transitional phase with unimproved demand and softening prices, a predicament faced by both Chinese and overseas rare earth suppliers. Will the global rare earth market continue its flat trend during 2014? Will rare earth prices rebound strongly?
----Forecast of NdFeB market in 2014
As a significant downstream industry, the NdFeB market’s trend will have an effect on the wider rare earth industry. What is the way forward for the NdFeB market after three years of muted growth? Can it improve?
----What is the outlook for the rare earth phosphor market amid fierce competition from the LED industry?
The rare earth phosphor market has been sluggish over the past two years. Most consumers instead are purchasing LEDs, causing significant decline in demand for fluorescent lamp. The resultant downturn in the phosphor market has meant that most producers continue to incur losses. How will phosphor producers deal with ever weakening demand? How will the rare earth phosphor market perform in the spring?
----Deep analysis on rare earth market’s supply-demand in Japan, Europe and North America in 2014
Major Japanese rare earth consumers kept sufficient stocks and showed little interest in purchasing in 2013. Meanwhile, demand remained weak with European and North American where buyers only purchased rare earth products for immediate use. Will demand strengthen in Japan, Europe and North America in 2014?
----Opportunities and challenges of future rare earth industry outside of China
Which opportunities and challenges will confront the rare earth industry outside of China in 2014 amid a gloomy outlook for the economy and stagnant downstream demand?
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