November 11, 2014

The LBMA Precious Metals Conference Programme 2014

Programme of sessions and speakers from the LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2014 held in Lima, Peru

Opening Session

Welcome - Grant Angwin, LBMA Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey

Welcome - Mrs Marisol Espinoza, Vice President of Peru

Introductory Remarks

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Mining in Peru: Country of Opportunities

Eva Arias, President, Sociedad Nacional Petroleo Y Energia

Keynote Speech

Inflated Threats: The Eurozone Crisis and the Challenges Going Forward

Wolfgang Munchau, Associate Editor, Financial Times

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Session 2: Precious Metals Investment Panel: Damaged Collateral or Still the Ultimate Asset?

Moderator: Wolfgang Munchau, Associate Editor, Financial Times

Panel Discussion

Tom Kendall, Head of Global Commodities Research, Credit Suisse

Sid Mitra, Portfolio Manager, Passport Capital

Michael Sheehan, Precious Metals Portfolio Manager, Redkite Capital Management LLP

Joe Wickwire, Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments

Session 3: Official Sector Session

Moderator: David Marsh, Chairman of OMFIF

Gold as a Reserve Asset: The True Safe Haven of Central Banks

Juan Ignacio Basco, Deputy General Manager, Central Bank of Argentina

Triple Digit Gold?

Evariste Lefeuvre, Chief Economist, Natixis North America

Managing Gold as a Reserve Asset

Alexandre Gautier, Director of Market Operations Department, Banque de France

Session 3a: Gold Price Briefing

Chairman – Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA

Finbarr Hutcheson, ICE Benchmark Administration

Matthew Glenville, ICE Benchmark Administration

Session 4: Mining & Production: When in a Hole Stop Digging

Moderator: Frank Tweddle, Principal Partner, Andes Mining Research SAC

Challenges in Financing the Growth of a Precious Metals Mining Company

Roque Benavides, CEO, Compania de Minas Buenaventura

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Challenges Facing PGMs Mining in South Africa

Stuart Murray, Chairman, Sylvania Platinum Ltd

Controlling Costs Through the Price Cycle

Mike Bunch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Summit Mining International Inc.

Session 5: Precious Metals Physical Markets - Global View

Moderator: John Levin, Global Head of Metal Sales, ANZ

Benefits of Using Platinum Group Metals (PGMs)

Jeremy Coombes, Consultant

Physical Markets: Refiners Perspective

Grant Angwin, Commercial Director, Johnson Matthey

Indian Gold Demand

Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, Bank of Scotia-Mocatta

Perspective on Chinese Physical Markets

John Levin, Global Head of Metal Sales, ANZ.

Session 6: Hot Topics Facing the Precious Metals Market

Moderator: Jon Spall, Managing Director, GCUBED Metals Ltd

Panel Discussion

Roque Benavides, CEO, Compania de Minas Buenaventura

Katarina Cvijovic, Managing Director, Standard Bank

Amrik Sandhu, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Rajesh Khosla, Managing Director, MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd

Session 7: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session

Wrap Up/Conference Review

Ross Norman, CEO, Sharps Pixley

John Reade, Global Gold Strategist & Partner, Paulson Europe

Conference Closing Remarks – Results of Forecast Survey

Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA

The LBMA-RJC Responsible Gold Forum 2014

Mining: Building a Business Case for Responsible Practices

Chair: Javier Velarde, Vice President, Newmont

Pavell Galves Orozco, General Manager, Minera Yanaquihua S.A.C.

Cristina Enchavarria, Executive Board Member, Alliance for Responsible Mining

Thomas Hentschel, Swiss Better Gold Initiative

Guido Battaglia, Director, Gold for Development, World Gold Council

Refining: the Challenges of Being a 'Choke Point'

Chair: Tyler Gillard, OECD

Responsible Supply Chain: The Way Forward

Medhi Barkhordar, PAMP S.A.

Challenges of Being a “Choke Point”

Neil Harby, Head: Evaluation, Rand Refinery (Pty) Limited

Achieving Responsible Supply Chains

Janet McCarthy, Independent Consultant

Harrison Mitchel, Director and Head of Due Diligence and Responsible Supply Chains, RCS Global


Marieke van der Mijn, Standard Coordinator, Responsible Jewellery Council

Jennifer Horning, International Programme Coordinator, Solidaridad

Mathieu Lamolle, Market Analyst - International Trade Centre (ITC) - Standard Map

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