LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference 2017

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Programme of sessions and speakers

Day 1

Monday
20 March

Session 1: Introduction and the work of LBMA

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Ruth Crowell
Chief Executive, LBMA

Professor Kim Esbensen
Danish Geological Survey and Aalborg University

Varsha Peiris
Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA

Stewart Murray
LBMA CEO (September 1999 - December 2013)

Session 2: Assaying

Moderator: Mike Hinds, Assay Chemist, Royal Canadian Mint

Alessandro Ruffoni
Analytical Techniques Manager, Argor-Heraeus SA

Chris Walne
Technical Manager London Assay Office

Dr Mike Hinds
MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

Dippal Manchanda
Technical Director, AnchorCert Gro

Session 3: Analytical Methods

Moderator: Dr Alessandro Ruffoni, Analytical Techniques Manager Argor-Heraeus SA

Stewart Murray
LBMA CEO (September 1999 - December 2013)

Quentin Bochud
Laboratory Manager, Metalor Technologies SA

Robert Lawrence
Evaluation Manager, Johnson Matthey

Katsuji Kobayashi
Technical Advisor, Asahi Refining

Ankur Goyal
MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd

Pankaj Deshmukh
Senior Manager MMTC-PAMP India Pvt. Ltd

Session 4: Asset Management

Moderator: Madeleine Theron, Chief Chemist, Rand Refinery (Pty) Ltd

Munyar Chirisa
Senior Manager, Financial Advisory Services, Deloitte Canada

Neil Harby
Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Day 2

Tuesday
19 March

Session 5

Moderator: Dr Stewart Murray, Good Delivery Consultant, London Bullion Market Association

Susan La Niece
Senior Metallurgist Department of Scientific Research, British Museum

Session 6: Reference Materials

Moderator: Mike Hinds, Assay Chemist, Royal Canadian Mint

Dr Mike Hinds
MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

Hiroshi Sawai
TKG Laboratory Center Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K.

Lyudmila Gorbatova
Head of the Central Analytical Laboratory

Elena Anchutina
Head of Reference Material Group, Ekaterinburg Non-Ferrous Metals Processing Plant

Konstantin Shatnykh
Section Manager for Industrial Appliances and Reference Materials Production

Alexandra Gavrilova
International Relations Manager, Krastsvetmet

Session 6: Assayers

Moderator: Jonathan J. Jodry, Head of Laboratories, Metalor Technologies SA

Thomas Brodmann
Head of the Central Office for Precious Metals Control, Swiss Precious Metals Control

Session 7: General

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

John Fairley
Owner Wallace Trading Ltd.

Alan Gibbon
Consulting Partner, Wallace Trading Ltd.

Ilonka McDougal
Senior Manager - Fabrication, Quality Control, Finished Goods and Dispatch, Metrology, Rand Refinery Pty Ltd

Session 9: Standards

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, London Bullion Market Association

Stefan Zorn
Head of Laboratories, Allgemeine Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt AG

Dr Jonathan J. Jodry
Head of Laboratories & New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA

Session 10: General

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, London Bullion Market Association

Daniela Manara
Head of Laboratory, PAMP SA

Roland Zils
Expert on Minting and Counterfeit Coins, Deutsche Bundesbank

Philippe Cettou
PM Refining Process Specialist, IKOI

Neil Harby
Chief Technical Officer, LBMA