October 17, 2017

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 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 |View Speech
    Tim Pearce, LPPM Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey
  • Keynote Speeches
    International Macro-Economic Perspective
    Megan Greene, MD & Chief Economist, MAM | View Slides
    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 | View Slides
  • 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 5: PGMs
    Moderator: Rupen Raithatha, Research Manager, Johnson Matthey
    European Powertrain Developments
    Al Bedwell, Director Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive Ltd | View Slides
    China Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Update
    Ju Wang, Deputy Secretary General of International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA) |View Slides
    The Bright Future of the Palladium Market
    Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Nornickel | View Slides

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 | View Slides
    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 | View Slides
    Promises, Chances, Hurdles and Roadblocks. The Current State of the Physical Investment Market in Europe
    Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach, CEO, Degussa | View Slides
    Blockchain and Digital currencies
    Charlie Morris, Chief Investment Officer, Newscape Capital Ltd | View Slides
    Gold in India: An Industry at a Crossroads
    Arjun Raychaudhuri, Managing Director & CEO, MMTC-PAMP India Private Ltd | View Slides
    China , a Partner in Transition
    Jeremy East, Chief Executive , East Wind Capital | 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, Market Analysis Manager, Anglo American Platinum

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