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LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2019

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference in association with SGE, Shenzhen 13 - 15 October 2019. Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers. 

Day 1 Monday 14 October


Opening Session - Welcome to Shenzhen

Dr Paul Fisher, LBMA Co-Chairman View speech
John Metcalf, LPPM Chairman and Director, BASF Metals Ltd 

Introductory Remarks

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive I View Slides 

Keynote Speeches

Global Macro View (and some implications for gold)
James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor, Financial Times

China's move into the High Income Category: Sectoral Productivity Growth and Structural Reform
Dr Min Zhu, Chair of Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR) and Former Vice President of the IMF 

Session 2: Innovation in the Chinese Gold Market

Moderator: Jeremy East, Senior Advisor, LBMA Asia Representative

Outlook of SGE's Internationalisation
Zhao Fanghua, General Manager, Shanghai International Gold Exchange Centre Limited

Engaging Gold Jewellery to Next Generation Through Communication and Creatively
Kent Wong Siu-Kee, Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook I  View Slides     

Actively Participating in a Diverse and Prosperous Global Gold Market
Li Baoquan, General Manager, Precious Metals Department, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China View Slides 

Gold Market Development and Gold Product Innovation in China
Li Tao, Head of Precious Metals, Ping An Bank View Slides  

Development and Exploration of the Chinese Gold ETF
Wang Deying, Vice President, Bosera Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

Session 3: PGMs Session

Moderator: Rupen Raithatha, Market Research Director, Johnson Matthey

Hydrogen Economy and its Impact on Platinum Demand
Mark Sun, Head of Marketing for Asia Pacific, Anglo American Platinum  View slides 请看演讲页

PGM Use in the Fibreglass Industry
Felix Wang, Asia Pacific Commercial Leader, Owens Corning 

Emission Legislation Comparison between China, Europe and America
Bo Huang, Technology Manager, Chery  View Slides 

The Challenges Facing the Chinese Platinum Jewellery Market - A Fabricator's Perspective
Ricky Lian, Chief Financial Officer, Shenzhen Long Jia Jewelry Industry Co. Ltd.  I View slides 

Day 2 Tuesday 30 October

Keynote Address – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Gold – a Symbiotic Relationship
Maria Ramona Gertrudes T. Santiago, Senior Assistant Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas   View slides 

Keynote Address – Challenges Facing the Global Mining Industry
Dr George Fang, Executive Director and Vice President, Zijin Mining Group l View slides 

Session 5: Producer Panel Session

Moderator: Bimal Das, MD & Global Head, Metals Sales and Structuring, BMO Metals

Panel Discussion:
George Cheveley, Portfolio Manager, Investec Asset Management
David Harquail, Chief Executive Officer, Franco-Nevada Corporation
Cindy Sieberts, Business Development Manager, Paxos
Janie Simpson, Managing Director, ABC Bullion

Session 6: Investment Panel Session

Will Gold Equities Be More Reliable Than Gold Prices in This Cycle?
James Luke,Commodities at Schroders  View slides 

Moderator: John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council

Panel Discussion:
James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor, Financial Times
James Luke, Fund Manager, Commodities at Schroders
Yan Wei, Macro Analyst, Elephas Investment
Mark Yang, Head of Global Markets, United Overseas Bank (China) Limited

Responsible Sourcing Workshop 

View slides 

Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel and Executive Director, LBMA
Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA
Philip Newman, Director, Metals Focus
Susannah McLaren, Compliance and Responsible Sourcing Manager, LBMA

Session 7: Price Forecasting Session

Moderator: Philip Klapwijk, Chief Consultant, Metals Focus

Panel Discussion:
Cai Zhenwei, Head of Precious Metals, Bank of China Trading Center (Shanghai)
Anderson Cheung, Managing Director, Head of Global Commodities, Kingold Financial Services
Suki Cooper, Executive Director, Precious Metals Research, Standard Chartered Bank
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, MMC Norilsk Nickel

Session 8: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session

Moderator: Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA

Wrap Up/Conference Review
Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Sales, ICBC Standard Bank PLC
James Steel, Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC Bank USA NA

Conference Closing Remarks
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA I View slides 

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