A Virtual Summit on ‘Lithium: Powering a new Australia-India Partnership’

Date : 7 January 2021

Location : Webinar

The Chamber in collaboration with the Government of Western Australia organised a Virtual Summit on 07 January 2021 that comprised of two sessions. Ms. Petula Thomas, CEO, IACC was the event moderator and Mr. David McCulloch A/Commissioner, Government of Western Australia delivered the Closing remarks for both sessions. The Chamber also launched its ‘Resources and Mining Equipment Technology & Services’ Industry-Sector leadership forum. The Co-Chairs of this forum are Mr. Jasmeet Singh Kalsi, Director, Manikaran Power Ltd and Mr. Glen D Costa, Director, MD Mineral Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

‘Lithium: Powering a new Australia-India Partnership’ was led by the Chamber’s Western India Chapter. The panel discussion highlighted the immense potential to increase bilateral trade, investment and R&D opportunities in Lithium. The Hon Barry O’Farrell AO, Australian High Commissioner to India delivered the Opening Remarks. This was followed by an update from Neometals Ltd and Manikaran Power Ltd on their feasibility study for the first lithium refinery in India. The panel was moderated by Mr. Ravin Mirchandani, Chairperson, Western India Chapter, IACC & Chairman, Ador & Acusensus. Speakers included Mr. Chris Reed, Managing Director, Neometals Limited, Australia, Mr. Jasmeet Kalsi, Director, Manikaran Power Ltd, India, Mr. Aman Hans, PPP Consultant, NITI Aayog and Mr. Tim White, Trade and Investment Commissioner, South Asia, Austrade.