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LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Boston 28 - 30 October 2018. Please see below the programme of session and speakers.

Day 1 Monday 29 October

  • Opening Session - Welcome to Boston 
    Paul Fisher, LBMA Co-Chairman |View Speech
    Tim Pearce, LPPM Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey
    Ray Testa, SVP at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and COO of the Markets Group l View Speech
  • Introductory Remarks 
    Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive |View Slides  
  • Keynote Speeches
    International Macro-Economic Perspective
    Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Crypto-Currencies and Blockchain Changing Financial Markets
    Raghav Chawla, Director of Blockchain Product Management, Fidelity Investments  | View Slides 
  • Session 2: Crash, Reflate, Repeat? Dissecting the Economic (Dis)order 
    Moderator: Paul Fisher, LBMA Chairman

    Panel Discussion
    Gabriel Glöckler, Principal Adviser, Directorate General Communications, European Central Bank
    Peter Zoellner, Head of Banking Department, BIS
    Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    Isabelle Strauss-Kahn, Consultant, Former Banque de France and World Bank Treasury  
  • Session 3: Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon...Gold? Why Should Investors Care About Precious Metals? 
    Moderator: Dr Edel Tully, Global Head Precious Metals Distribution, UBS

    Panel Discussion
    David Chang, CFA Commodities Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management
    Shayne McGuire, Portfolio Manager, Emerging Markets Equities and Gold Fund, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
    David Seif, Director, Economist, Point72 
  • Session 4: What’s Brewing with PGMs?
    Moderator: Rupen Raithatha, Research Manager, Johnson Matthey
    Future Propulsion System Mix and the Impact on PGM Usage
    Rahul Mital, Global Diesel Technical Specialist, General Motors  | View Slides

    World Emissions Standards: Opportunities and Risks for PGMs in Automotive Catalysis
    Dr Amanda Josey, Head of Global Product Management, Mobile Emissions, BASF Corporation
    Unpacking the PGM Supply Conundrum
    Justin Froneman, Chief Financial Officer, United States Region, Sibanye-Stillwater  | View Slides

Day 2 Tuesday 30 October

  • Keynote Address: Inside Perspective on the Financial Crisis and the Lessons Learned
    Mike Silva, Partner, Chair, U.S. Financial Services Regulatory Practice, DLA Piper l View Slides  
  • Keynote Address: ESG Challenges and Opportunities in the Mining Industry
    Elaine Dorward-King, EVP Sustainability & External Relations, Newmont Mining Corporation l View Slides 
  • Session 5: Refiners Session – One Year Older...Any Wiser? and LBMA Physical Services Update
    Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA | View Slides
    Panel Discussion
    Grant Angwin, President, Asahi Refining USA Inc.
    Richard Hayes, CEO, Gold Corporation Perth Mint
    Michael Mesaric, CEO, Valcambi
    Marwan Shakarchi, Chairman, MKS (Switzerland) SA
  • Session 6: Gold Bar Integrity Up the Supply Chain
    Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel and Executive Director, LBMA|View Slides
    Peter Sinclair, Chief Sustainability Officer, Barrick Gold Corporation
    Sasha Lezhnev, Deputy Director of Policy, Enough Project
    Roy Sebag, Founder and CEO, Goldmoney Inc. and MENE Inc View Slides
    Frank Amato, Co-Founder, Block5 View Slides 
  • Session 7: Boston Tea Party! Revolution or Evolution in Precious Metals?  Moderator: Suki Cooper, Executive Director, Precious Metals Research, Standard Chartered Bank
    Let’s Get Physical – Silver Market Overview
    David Holmes, Senior Vice President, Trading & Sales, Heraeus Precious Metals  | View Slides
    China’s Gold Market
    Li Fu, CFA, Deputy Division Chief, PM Division, China Citic Bank 
    Gold in India - Transformation from a Negative to a Positive Approach
    Rajesh Khosla, Chairman Emeritus, MMTC-PAMP India Pvt Ltd | View Slides 
  • Session 8: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session  
    Moderator: Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA
    Wrap Up/Conference Review
    John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
    Dr David Jollie, Head of Sales and Market Insight, Anglo American Platinum
    Conference Closing Remarks
    Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA | View Slides
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