October 19, 2016

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Programme 2016

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference took place at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on 16 - 18 October 2016. Please see below the programme of sessions and speakers.

Day 1 Monday 17th October

Opening Session - Welcome Remarks
Grant Angwin, LBMA Co-Chairman and President, Asahi Refining
Paul Fisher, LBMA Co-Chairman
Tim Pearce, LPPM Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey

Introductory Remarks

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Keynote Speeches
International Macro-Economic Perspective
William White, Chairman of the OECD Economic and Development Review Committee

View from the Regional Economic Perspective
Eric Robertsen, Managing Director, Head, Global Macro Strategy and FX Research, Standard Chartered Bank

Session 2: Debt & Deflation – Does Gold Offer Effective Protection?

Moderator: William White, Chairman of the OECD Economic Development and Review Committee

Panel Discussion
Terence Kooyker, Portfolio Manager, Blenheim Capital Management, LLC
Kathleen Kelley, Commodities Consultant, Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management and Consultant to Blackrock
Ray Eyles, Partner of the Commodities Fund, Millennium Capital SG
Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Strategy, ICBC Standard Bank

Session 3: LBMA Developments
Moderator: Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

GDL Update
Neil Harby, LBMA Head of Good Delivery

Strategy Update - Cinnober BOAT
Jamie Khurshid, CEO, Boat Services Ltd at Cinnober Financial Technology

Regulation Update
Sakhila Mirza, LBMA General Counsel

Session 4: The Bullion Market in China
Moderator: Albert Cheng CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association and Advisor, World Gold Council

Developments in the Chinese Market
Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange

Reconciliation and Discrepancies of Gold flows into China
Matthew Turner, Associate Director, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd

View from an International Bullion Bank
Paul Voller, Managing Director, Global Head of Precious Metals, HSBC Bank USA, NA

View from a Chinese Bullion Bank
Yang Qing, Deputy General Manager, Global Market Department, Bank of China

Session 5: India – Redefining Gold … the Shift from “Savings” to “Luxury”
Moderator: Rajesh Khosla, Managing Director, MMTC-PAMP, India

Panel Discussion
Surender Kumar Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Dyechem Industries PVT Ltd
Shekhar Bhandari, Senior EVP & Business Head – Global Transaction Banking & Precious Metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank and Chairman of the SBMA
David Gornall, Consultant, DG Consulting

Day 2 Tuesday 18th October

Session 9: Future Thoughts: Potential Pathways for the Precious Metals

Moderator: Andrew Staples, Director, Economist Corporate Network, South-East Asia, The Economist Group

People and Power: The Forces Shaping Asia’s Key Economies
Andrew Staples, Director, Economist Corporate Network, South-East Asia, The Economist Group

Panel Discussion
John Levin, Global Head of Metal Sales, ANZ Bank
Bob (Hiroyuki) Takai, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation and President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd
Chris Watling, CEO & Chief Market Strategist, Longview Economics
Tim Gardiner, Managing Director, Head of Global Precious Metals The Toronto-Dominion Bank

Session 6: PGM Growth in Asia

Moderator: John Cullen, Director, Precious Metals Management, Johnson Matthey

Outlook for the Auto Catalysts Market in China
Henry Liu, General Manager, Johnson Matthey

Driving Platinum Demand within Asian Jewellery Markets
Huw Daniel, CEO, Platinum Guild International

Platinum Retail Business in Japan
Kate Harada, Officer, General Manager, Tanaka Holdings Co.,Ltd

Asia’s Impact on the PGM Market and Prices, Now and In the Future
Beresford Clarke, Managing Director and Head of Research (PGMs), SFA (Oxford) Ltd

Session 7: Producers and Refiners: The Challenges of Financing and Managing Price Risk
Moderator: Courtney Lynn, Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, Coeur Mining, Inc.
Panel Discussion
Richard G Hayes, CEO, The Perth Mint
John Welborn, CEO & Managing Director, Resolute Mining Limited
Stuart Murray, Non-Executive Chairman and Director, Sylvania Platinum Limited

Session 8: Responsible Gold Guidance
Moderator: Shivani Kannabhiran, Policy Adviser, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, OECD

Panel Discussion
Carolyn Duran, PhD, Director, Global Supply Management, Intel
Kevin Telmer, Executive Director, Artisanal Gold Council
David Higgins, Head of Interpol's Illicit Markets and Environmental Security Sub-Directorate

Session 10: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session
Moderator: Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA

Wrap Up/Conference Review
John Reade, Gold Strategist & Partner, Paulson Europe
Dr David Jollie, Market Analysis Manager, Anglo American Platinum

Conference Closing Remarks – Results of Forecast Survey
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA