Huang Fangqing

Research Director, Brilliance Consulting

Huang Fangqing graduated in Mechanical & Electronic engineering from Shanghai University and received an MBA from Fudan University. In his 15 years’ working experience, Huang has provided a large amount of product studies and market surveys, and has carried out strategic consulting for global and domestic companies, institutions, and associations. His research covers industrial products, commodities and raw materials, household appliances and consumer goods.

Keith M. Miller

Business Director, The Martec Group

Keith Miller is a Business Director with The Martec Group. Keith has over 21 years of experience in industrial market research. He has a wealth of knowledge in market analysis, financial analysis, technology assessments and advanced manufacturing systems. Keith has served clients across a broad portfolio of industries, including automotive, aerospace, biopharma, advanced materials, specialty chemicals, electronics, metals, building materials and packaging.

In addition, Keith is one of the practice leaders in Martec’s Automotive/Transportation sector. His work has extended into automotive components, advanced powertrain, electronics, advanced materials, regulations, reman components, supplier evaluation, emerging vehicle technologies, and examining optimal value chains and business plan development for such technologies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Master’s of Science in Finance from Walsh College.

Dr Luis Tercero

Head of Business Unit Systemic Risks, Fraunhofer Institute

Dr. TERCERO is head of the Business Unit Systemic Risks and coordinates all work related to materials and raw materials at Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe, Germany. Starting 2009, he has managed or been actively involved in a variety of projects (German, EU, Industry) related to critical raw materials, raw material supply and demand, changing demand through emerging technologies, dynamic modelling of material flows, raw materials policy and resource efficiency. He had a leading role in supporting the Ad-hoc Working Group on Defining Critical Raw Materials (2009–2010 and 2013–2014) in the context of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, and is currently a member of the Operational Groups of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials. He received his formal training as a chemical engineer (B.Sc., M.Sc., Dr.-Ing.) in Nicaragua, the USA and Germany.

Georgina Hallett

Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange

Georgina is the Chief of Staff for the LME, where she plays a central role in the LME's market reform and new strategic initiatives She has been closely involved in the LME's recent market structure discussion paper and resultant Strategic Pathway, the LME's warehouse reform programme, and leads the LME's work on responsible sourcing initiatives. She has worked at the LME since September 2012, initially in research and analytics. Georgina began her career at Euromoney Institutional Investor and has a doctorate in psychology.

Andrea Vaccari

Product Stewardship Director, Freeport-McMoRan Inc

Andrea Vaccari is Product Stewardship Director at Freeport-McMoRan Inc., where she works across the copper value chain with operations, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders to improve the sustainability aspects of the company’s products. Andrea was previously Director of ICA’s Health, Environment and Sustainable Development (HESD) Program, creating and executing strategies to support copper’s contribution to sustainable development. This included leading a team of scientists and engineers to align a robust body of leading metals science with the actions needed to confirm its global acceptance, ensuring market access and maintaining license to operate for members. This role included leading the development of the Copper Mark concept and program, an assurance program dedicated to promoting SDG12 in the mining industry.

During her tenure at Rio Tinto, Andrea served as Global Quality Manager for Rio Tinto Minerals where she was responsible for the organization’s Quality Program and team, including the company’s production and finished product laboratories. In her first two roles at Rio Tinto Minerals, she led the implementation of Rio Tinto Minerals’ Sustainable Development strategy across all facets of the business, from mine to market.

Andrea holds a Joint Honors Degree, B.E.S., in Environment and Resource Studies and Physical Geography from the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a Mining Topic Expert for the Responsible Jewelry Council, the Mining & Metals subject editor for the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, and Vice Chair of E60.80, ASTM’s General Sustainability Subcommittee.