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LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference took place in Vienna on 18 - 20 October 2015. Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers.

    Day 1 Monday 19th October

  • Opening Session - Welcome 
    Grant Angwin, LBMA Chairman and General Manager, Asahi Refining USA Inc |View Speech
    Peter Mooslechner, Executive Director and Member of the Governing Board, Oesterreichische Nationalbank |View Speech
    Hilton Ingram, Member of the LPPM, Management Committee, Head of Marketing, Anglo Platinum Marketing Limited 
  • Introductory Remarks 
    Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive |View Speech
  • Keynote Speeches
    The Political Economy of Europe – What next?
    Lord Gus O'Donnell Strategic Advisor, The Toronto-Dominion Bank | View Speech
    Macro Outlook for the World Economy and Currencies
    John Authers, Chief Investment Columnist, Financial Times 
  • Session 2: Precious Metals Investment  
    Moderator: John Authers, Chief Investment Columnist, Financial Times

    Panel Discussion
    Diego Parrilla, Book Author
    Charlie Morris, Independent Consultant, Atlas Pulse
    Michael Sheehan, Senior Portfolio Manager, Orion Commodities Management, LP
    Jonathan Spall, Managing Director, G Cubed Metals Ltd 
  • LBMA Update   
    Regulation Update
    Sakhila Mirza, LBMA General Counsel |View Slides
    GDL Update
    Neil Harby, LBMA GDL Officer |View Slides
  • Session 3: Official Sector Session   
    Moderator: Gerald Ashley, Managing Director, St Mawgan & Co
    Gold and Central Banks
    Alexandre Gautier, Director of Market Operations, Banque de France |View Slides
    The Gold Standard, Sovereign and Fiat Money - A historical Discussion in a new Dress
    Peter Griep, President of the Regional Office in Hamburg, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein, Deutsche Bundesbank |View Speech
    Matthew Hunt, Head of Customer Banking Division, Bank of England | View Slides
    Oesterreichischen Nationalbank Gold strategy 2015 - 2020
    Franz Partsch, Director Treasury, Oesterreichische Nationalbank | View Slides | View Speech
  • Session 4: Producer Hedging / Price Risk Management
    Moderator: William Tankard, Research Director, Thomson Reuters GFMS
    Panel Discussion
    Courtney Lynn, Vice President, Treasurer, Coeur Mining, Inc.
    Peter Hambro, Chairman and CEO, Petropavlovsk plc
    Sean Russo, MD/Principal, Noah’s Rule |View Slides |View Transcript

    Day 2 Tuesday 20th October

  • Session 5: Outlook for Precious Metals   
    Moderator: Jim Steel, Senior Analyst, HSBC
    Which is inflated, China's demand or China's influence?
    Jiang Shu, Chief Analyst, Shandong Group | View Slides |View Speech
    India Perspective
    Vikas Chamaria, Head of EMEA and India Commodities Sales, Barclays Bank | View Slides
    Above-ground Gold Stocks: A Growing Menace or a Phantom Menace?
    Neil Meader, Director, Metallis Consulting Ltd | View Slides  |View Speech
    Physical Gold and Silver - The Challenges Ahead
    Andrea Lang, Director Marketing & Sales, The Austrian Mint | View Slides |View Speech

  • Session 6: PGMs   
    Moderator: Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Strategy, ICBC Standard Band Plc

    Diesel in Europe
    Peter Duncan, General Manager, Johnson Matthey | View Slides |View Speech
    Developing the Indian platinum jewellery market
    Vaishali Banerjee, Country Manager, India for Platinum Guild International | View Slides |View Speech
    Future of the South African Platinum mining industry
    Roger Baxter, CEO, Chamber of Mines, South Africa | View Slides  

  • Session 7: Evolution of the Precious Metals Market   
    Moderator: Raymond Key, Senior Partner & Head of Metals & Mining, TrailStone Australia Pty Ltd
    Panel Discussion
    Albert Cheng, Advisor to World Gold Council
    Anne Dennison, Consultant, LPPM
    Jeremy East, Managing Director, Head, Metals Trading & Commodities, Northeast Asia and Greater China, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
    Philip Klapwijk, Managing Director, Precious Metals Insights Limited
    Gerry Schubert, Founder, Schubert Commodities Consultancy, DMCC |
  • Session 8: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session  
    Moderator: Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA
    Wrap Up/Conference Review
    David Jollie, Head of Research, Mitsui & Co Precious Metals Inc
    John Reade, Gold Strategist & Partner, Paulson Europe
    Conference Closing Remarks – Results of Forecast Survey
    Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA | View Slides
  • Day 2 Tuesday 20th October - The LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance (RGG) Forum 2015

  • Opening Remarks    
    Sakhila Mirza, LBMA General Counsel 
  • Keynote Speeches
    EU Draft Regulation on Conflict Minerals
    Signe Ratso, Director, European Commission, DG Trade - Director Trade Strategy and Analysis, Market Access |View Slides |View Speech
  • Global Developments in the implementation of the OECD Due Diligence Guidance   
    Moderator: Tyler Gillard, Head of Sector Project, OECD
    Panel Discussion
    Andrea Lang, Director, Austrian Mint
    Harrison Mitchell, Director, RCS Global
    Olivier Demierre, Senior Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, MKS PAMP Group
    Felix Hruschka, Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)
    Philip Olden, Consultant, Signet Jewelers
    |View Transcript
  • Is Conflict-Free Enough?   
    Moderator: Terry Heymann, Independent Consultant
    Panel Discussion
    Ounesh Reebye, Vice President, Streaming Operations and Metal Sales, Silver Wheaton
    Karen du Preez, Group Treasurer, Acacia Mining
    Dr. Wilfried Hoerner, Co-CEO, Argor-Heraeus
    Alexander Skrein, Jeweler |View Transcript