March 27, 2023

Neil Lock Joins The Critical Minerals Institute As Executive Director, Event Management

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Toronto, March 1, 2023 – The Critical Minerals Institute (CMI), founded for education, collaboration, and to provide professional opportunities to meet the critical minerals supply chain challenges, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Neil Lock as its new Executive Director, Event Management.

Neil Lock has been organizing events for public market companies for over 25 years, including investor road shows, VIP corporate events, and over 80 in-person investor events and conferences in Vancouver, London, Calgary, Bahamas, Scottsdale, Toronto, Montreal, Muskoka, and Whistler.

“Neil is an exceptional addition to the growing CMI team,” said CMI Founder Tracy Weslosky. “Following the success of our inaugural Critical Minerals Summit last year, the CMI will continue to expand its events bringing together producers, investors and governments concerned about a secure supply chain for battery materials, technology and defense metals, electric vehicles, and the critical minerals required for energy and alternative energy production.”

Based in Vancouver, British Colombia, as Executive Director, Event Management of the Critical Minerals Institute, Neil Lock will provide CMI members the opportunity to participate in exclusive events. “With his wealth of experience in organizing effective industry and VIP events, Neil will ensure CMI members have exceptional educational and networking opportunities though in-person and virtual events,” said Tracy Weslosky. “Being based in the Vancouver area, Neil also will also be able to service the needs of the large and growing critical minerals investment community there.”

The Critical Minerals Institute held its sold out inaugural summit in November, 2022 in Toronto, Canada, with over a hundred international experts, investors and critical minerals companies gathered to hear over 20 speakers and world-renown panelists. This year’s expanded summit, “Driving To The Near Future – Critical Minerals For the EV Transformation”, is scheduled for June 14-15, 2023, in Toronto. Keynote speakers such as Constantine Karayannopoulos from Neo Performance Materials Inc. (TSX: NEO) and Mark Chalmers of Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE American: UUUU | TSX: EFR) have already confirmed and early registration is now open at .

The Critical Minerals Institute website at was created to offer education, collaboration and an online resource to learn about critical mineral projects, emerging technologies, legislative initiatives, government funding, human capital needs, and capital market investment opportunities. There is no charge or sign up required for access to the Critical Minerals Institute website. A range of enhanced benefits are available to individual and corporate members of the CMI, including attendance at the CMI Summit, virtual events and additional resources. For details see:

For more information, please visit the Critical Minerals Institute website at or to secure a CMI Corporate Membership, please contact CMI Director Tracy Weslosky at For CMI inquiries, please contact Director, Membership Services, Tom Park at +1 416 792 8228 or email

About the Critical Minerals Institute: The Critical Mineral Institute (CMI) is an international organization for companies and professionals focused on battery materials, technology metals, defense metals, ESG technologies and practices, the general EV market, and the use of critical minerals for energy and alternative energy production. Offering an online site that features job opportunities that range from consulting roles to Advisory Board positions, the CMI offers a wide range of B2B service solutions. Also offering online and in-person events, the CMI is designed for education, collaboration, and to provide professional opportunities to meet the critical minerals supply chain challenges.

Special Thanks to the Critical Minerals Institute Corporate Sponsors, which include the following companies: ACME Lithium Inc.American Rare Earths LimitedAppia Rare Earths & Uranium Corp.Auxico Resources Canada Inc.Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.Clean Air Metals Inc.Critical Metals PLCCritical Minerals Americas Inc.Defense Metals Corp.dynaCERT Inc.Elcora Advanced Materials Corp.Energy Fuels Inc.F3 Uranium Corp.Geophysx Jamaica Ltd.Grant Thornton LLPImperial Mining Group Ltd.Kraken Energy Corp.Lithium Ionic Corp.Nano One Materials Corp.Neo Performance Materials Inc.Panther Metals PLCPower Nickel Inc.Save Canadian MiningSearch Minerals Inc.Silver Bullet Mines Corp.Texas Mineral Resources Corp.Ucore Rare Metals Inc., and WCPD Inc.

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