31 January - 1 February 2024 | Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London UK    #SFIEurope


Jeff Townsend

Critical Minerals Associations UK & Australia

Jeff is the founder of the Critical Minerals Associations in the UK and Australia representing over 50 companies globally.  The Critical Minerals Association has quickly established itself as the premier organisation on critical minerals, producing conferences, reports and government engagement that has influenced global political responses to the critical minerals sector.  The Association has facilitated bilateral discussions between 5 eyes nations and continues to grow with chapters in the USA and Canada launching this year.

He has over 20 years' experience in international politics having served as an advisor on international affairs, development and security in Southern Africa, Washington D.C. and the United Kingdom.  Jeff has served as a consultant to a number of FTSE 25 and S&P500 companies on government and external affairs issues.

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Panel Discussion
CAPEX – What Should We Expect in 2023?
  • CAPEX and power prices went up in 2022, what does this mean for project economics moving forward?
  • How might power prices pan out across Europe - what has winter 2022 shown us?
  • Where can asset owners spend to boost yield and what's not worth it?
  • How have current economics affected projects planned under different scenarios?

Moderated By

, Managing Partner
, Founder
, Critical Minerals Associations UK & Australia
, Head of Development
, Cubico
, Blue Elephant Energy
, Chief Financial Officer
, Solar Ventures

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