Perspectives & Insights on Metals and Mines: featuring Alex Griffiths (from Wood Mackenzie) — Wednesday, January 25, 2023

January 25, 2023 all-day

How to Attend: The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, January 24, 2023, to secure your place. RSVP via Eventbrite (click HERE) if you are interested in attending it.


For its Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Discussion Group seminar, CIM’s Management and Economics Society (MES), as part of its quarterly Perspectives & Insights on Metals and Mines series, is pleased to welcome:

Alex Griffiths

Principal Analyst, Wood Mackenzie


who will deliver an onlinedoubleheader” presentation on:

What Should We Look For in Key Metals Markets in 2023?


The Energy Transition Starts and Ends With Metals – An Update


Abstract: The outlook for the base metals and ferrous sector of the industry will be reviewed for 2023 with the long term in perspective. The longer-term analysis of metals supply portrays that the industry cannot meet the demand in a net-zero world. But electrification is a given and to generate, transmit, store or use electricity we are going to need an unbelievably large amount of metals. We are bearish on the world’s ability to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreements, but in our efforts to do so, the outlook for metals prices is bullish. So why isn’t investment furiously flowing into this space? What are the short-term challenges deterring investment?


About our presenter:

Alex Griffiths is a Principal Analyst at Wood Mackenzie in London, UK. He has been in the industry since 2007 – both in the pit and at the desk.

Alex joined Wood Mackenzie in 2016. As a metals and mining generalist, Alex talks about the role of metals in the energy transition, the investment required and the pathway for metals to decarbonise. He works with buy-side clients, curating data and research specifically for their individual needs. He researches timely and relevant industry topics, has acted as an expert witness, and collaborates on consultancy assignments.

Alex has an intimate knowledge of the mining industry having spent seven years working as an onsite resource geologist in outback Australia. He has also worked as an iron ore technical marketing consultant for a business intelligence group, and as a teacher of Physics.

Alex holds an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business, a BSc from the University of Liverpool, a Post Graduate Certificate of Geostatistics from Edith Cowan University, and a PGCE (Physics) from the University of Leeds.


Please join us!


Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 3:30pm ET (12:30pm PT)


How to Attend: The seminar is complimentary. Please register for it by Tuesday, January 24, 2023, to secure your place. RSVP via Eventbrite (click HERE) if you are interested in attending it.



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About CIM MES’ Mineral Economics Discussion Group:

Since the mid-1980s, meetings of the Mineral Economics Discussion Group have taken place approximately once per month in Toronto between September and April. A regular program of meetings has taken place in Vancouver since 2015 and in Montreal since 2017. Speakers have addressed almost every aspect of the minerals industry except for strictly technical topics in geology, mining, and metallurgical engineering. A collegial, seminar-style atmosphere is fostered in order to allow lively discussion and exchange of ideas, with opportunities to network and socialize at live events. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, a full program has been maintained in a webinar format that better serves all our CIM and CIM MES members and guests throughout Canada and internationally.


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