Global Link’s Strategic Metals Group will meet Friday, June 3, 2016, from 8:30 – 10:30 for a morning breakfast discussion at:

Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE)
9, place d’Iéna Paris 16ème

Rare Earths Elements, Lithium, and Graphite: How Can Europe Secure Access to High-Tech Metals during this time of the Energy Transition?

Featuring Mr. Jack Lifton, Founding Principal Technology Metals Research, LLC.

Morning’s Activities:

8h00 – 8h30: Welcoming and coffee and pastries

8h30 – 9h45: Presentation and open discussion

9h45 – 10h30: Networking

Presentation and open discussion will be held entirely in English.

Registration closes end of business day Friday, May 21, 2016.

Please note that registration is mandatory and subject to seating availability. Priority seating afforded to Global Links members.


Jack Lifton, founder of the consulting group Technology Metals Research, is recognized world-wide for his expertise within the area of strategic minerals. This June 3rd, in Paris, France, Mr. Lifton will lead participants in Global Link’s Strategic Metals Group through a morning presentation and open discussion designed to address the challenges faced in the securing of supplies of three essential metals – rare earths elements, lithium, and graphite – key to today’s Energy Transition and the fight against climate change. Mr. Lifton will update the Group on the .

Through Mr. Lifton’s presentation and open discussion among participants of the Strategic Metals Group, Global Links hopes to address some of the latest developments within the global metals industry and address current challenges facing industry today such as questions as: What are upcoming European requirements for the three metals covered by Mr. Lifton as their use relates to the advancement of green energy? How might the European continent revive its local mining industry and further engage in strategic partnerships with outside producers? And, what are opportunities for advancement, in regards to recycling within the global metals industry?