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Premier Lunch Forum: Mineral to Mobility

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Premier Lunch Forum: Mineral to Mobility
Premier Lunch Forum: Mineral to Mobility

Time & Location

May 28, 2024, 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM

Shangri-La Taipei - East Gate (B1), No. 201, Section 2, Dunhua S Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106

About the Event

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2024

Time: 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM 

Location: Shangri-La Far Eastern Taipei - East Gate (B1)

Join us for an insightful lunch forum exploring the future of energy transition from the mineral supply chain to electric vehicles (EVs) application. The event will delve into the potential challenges and opportunities of how Australia's rich mineral resources and Taiwan's advanced manufacturing capabilities could work together to drive the transition to net-zero economies.

Topics

  • Issues with shift to EV minerals production (e.g. difficult geographies, ESG issues re extraction / processing, less known “junior” miners, geopolitical tensions)
  • Implications for sector investment and M&A
  • EV transition outlook including trends and developments in EV markets  
  • Global EV challenges (eg battery technology, purchase costs, policy developments)
  • EV supply chain analysis

Agenda

11:45 - 12:15  Registration and Networking

12:15 - 12:20  Welcome Remarks

  • Dr. Jeffrey Chen, Chairman, Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan
  • Robert Fergusson, Representative, The Australian Office

12:45 - 12:55  Keynote 1: Outlook on Energy Transition Minerals

  • Niro Somasekeran, Head of Resources, Energy and Infrastructure, International, ANZ Bank

12:55 - 13:05  Keynote 2: Outlook on EV transition

  • Alfred Bae, Head of Tech & Auto, International, ANZ Bank

13:05 - 13:50 Panel Discussion

Moderator:

  • Sammy Su, Head of Sustainability Strategy, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan & Senior Advisor, RE100 and EV100

Panelists:

  • Niro Somasekeran, Head of Resources, Energy and Infrastructure, International, ANZ Bank
  • Alfred Bae, Head of Tech & Auto, International, ANZ Bank
  • Sunny Lee, Strategic Marketing Director, Energy Infrastructure Business Group, Delta Electronics, Inc.
  • YenLeng Chang, Marketing Director, Gaius Automotive

13:50 - 14:00  Closing Remarks

14:00 - 14:30  Closing Networking

Speakers

Niro Somasekeran, Head of Resources, Energy and Infrastructure, International, ANZ Bank

Niro has significant international banking and finance experience across a range of services including mergers & acquisitions, capital markets advisory, project finance, debt capital markets, risk management and trade.  

He spent several years working within the Corporate Finance division of KPMG before fulfilling a number of leadership roles at ANZ across both coverage and product specialist teams.

In his current role, Niro has responsibility for managing and overseeing ANZ’s relationship with metals and mining, energy, commodity trading, utility and infrastructure clients across ANZ’s international network outside of Australia and New Zealand.  

In addition, Niro leads ANZ’s Corporate Finance business for South & South East Asia across all industry segments.  This business includes capability across project finance, export finance, asset finance, loan syndications and acquisition finance.

Alfred Bae, Head of Tech & Auto, International, ANZ Bank

Alfred Bae is the Head of Tech & Auto, International appointed in September 2023 and has over 16 years of corporate banking experience across Asia and New

Zealand.

As the Head of Tech & Auto, International he is responsible for leading the industry sector strategy as well as sponsoring strategic relationships across ANZ

network. Alfred leads a team of coverage bankers across China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe and US.

Prior to re-locating to ANZ Hong Kong in 2023, Alfred held a variety of Client Coverage, Business Management and Credit Analysis roles across Corporate and

Institutional Business since joining ANZ in 2008.

Alfred holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Auckland, New Zealand. Alfred is a Korean Born New Zealand Citizen.

Meal Choices for the main course

  • Australian Salmon
  • Vegan

Tickets*

  • Members - $1,800
  • Non-members - $2,200

*The ticket includes a three-course meal at a five-star hotel with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets

  • Member Ticket

    NT$1,800.00
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  • Non-Member Ticket

    NT$2,200.00
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