October 22, 2015

LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Programme 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

Peter Mooslechner, Executive Director and Member of the Governing Board, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

Hilton Ingram, Member of the LPPM, Management Committee, Head of Marketing, Anglo Platinum Marketing Limited

Introductory Remarks
Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Keynote Speeches

The Political Economy of Europe – What next?
Lord Gus O'Donnell Strategic Advisor, The Toronto-Dominion Bank

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

GDL Update
Neil Harby, LBMA GDL Officer

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
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
Matthew Hunt, Head of Customer Banking Division, Bank of England
Oesterreichischen Nationalbank Gold strategy 2015 - 2020
Franz Partsch, Director Treasury, Oesterreichische Nationalbank

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

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

India Perspective
Vikas Chamaria, Head of EMEA and India Commodities Sales, Barclays Bank

Above-ground Gold Stocks: A Growing Menace or a Phantom Menace?
Neil Meader, Director, Metallis Consulting Ltd

Physical Gold and Silver - The Challenges Ahead
Andrea Lang, Director Marketing & Sales, The Austrian Mint

Session 6: PGMs

Moderator: Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Strategy, ICBC Standard Band Plc

Diesel in Europe
Peter Duncan, General Manager, Johnson Matthey

Developing the Indian platinum jewellery market
Vaishali Banerjee, Country Manager, India for Platinum Guild International

Future of the South African Platinum mining industry
Roger Baxter, CEO, Chamber of Mines, South Africa

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

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

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

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