October 17, 2017

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Programme 2017

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Barcelona 15 - 17 October 2017. Please see below the programme of session and speakers.

Day 1 Monday 16th October

Opening Session - Welcome Remarks
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
Megan Greene, MD & Chief Economist, MAM

Precious Metals Flows, From the Spanish Galleons to Today
Dr Pedro Schwartz, Catedrático “Rafael del Pino” en la Universidad Camilo José Cela and Visiting Professor, University of Buckingham

Session 2: Monetary Policy in an Era of Political Uncertainty
Moderator: Paul Fisher, LBMA Chairman

Panel Discussion
Megan Greene, MD & Chief Economist, MAM
Jagjit Chadha, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research

Session 3: Risk, Rates and Reflation: the Investment Case for Precious Metals

Moderator: Simon Penn, Strategist, UBS

Panel Discussion
Jeremy Gatto, Portfolio Manager, Unigestion
Erik Norland, Executive Director and Senior Economist, CME Group
Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO, US Global Investors Inc

Session 4: Regulation Update

LBMA Update
Sakhila Mirza, LBMA Executive Director

Session 5: PGMs
Moderator: Rupen Raithatha, Research Manager, Johnson Matthey

European Powertrain Developments
Al Bedwell, Director Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive Ltd

China Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Update
Ju Wang, Deputy Secretary General of International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA)

The Bright Future of the Palladium Market
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Nornickel

Day 2 Tuesday 18th October

Keynote Address: Quant Investing: From Gold to Cryptocurrencies

Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO, US Global Investors Inc

Session 6: Threats, Damn Threats and the Lack of a Level Playing Field and GDL Update

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Panel Discussion
Grant Angwin, President, Asahi Refining
Richard Hayes, CEO, Gold Corporation Perth Mint
Michael Mesaric, CEO, Valcambi
Marwan Shakarchi, Chairman, MKS (Switzerland) SA

Session 7: Around the World in 90 Minutes

Moderator: James Steel, Senior Analyst, HSBC

Counterfeit Gold Coins
Roland Zils, Expert on Minting Coins, Deutsche Bundesbank

Promises, Chances, Hurdles and Roadblocks.
The Current State of the Physical Investment Market in Europe
Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach, CEO, Degussa
Charlie Morris, Chief Investment Officer, Newscape Capital Ltd

Gold in India: An Industry at a Crossroads
Arjun Raychaudhuri, Managing Director & CEO, MMTC-PAMP India Private Ltd

China , a Partner in Transition
Jeremy East, Chief Executive , East Wind Capital

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, Market Analysis Manager, Anglo American Platinum

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