LBMA Assaying and Refining Conference 2019

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Programme of sessions and speakers

Day 1

Monday
18 March

Session 1: Introduction and the work of LBMA

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Ruth Crowell
Chief Executive, LBMA

Michael Mooiman
Argo Advisors International, United States

Varsha Peiris
Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA

Neil Harby
Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Session 2: Assaying

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

Yasukazu Toteno
Director of Research and Development Division, Japan Mint

Yutaka Zaitsu
Deputy Director of Japan Production Technology Management Division, Japan Mint

Dr Mike Hinds
MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

Dave Murray
Asahi Refining Canada Ltd., Canada

Session 2 (continued): Assaying

Moderator: Jonathan J. Jodry, Head of Laboratories and New Business Development, Metalor Technologies SA

Sandra Ratsoma
Senior Manager Evaluation, Rand Refinery Pty Ltd

Daniela Manara
Head of Laboratory, PAMP SA

Barbara Badiello
Head of Analytical Techniques, PAMP SA

Didier Bonvin
X-ray Product Manager, Thermo Fisher

Session 3: Melting

Moderator: Dr Mike Hinds, MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

Belen Morales
Head of Analytical Services, Sheffield Assay Office

Day 2

Tuesday
19 March

Session 4: Security

Moderator: Varsha Peiris, Good Delivery List Officer, LBMA

Neil Harby
Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Alessandro Ruffoni
Analytical Techniques Manager, Argor-Heraeus SA

Richard Q Roberts
Managing Director, Mitmark

Session 5: Standards

Moderator: Dr Stewart Murray, Good Delivery Consultant, LBMA

Gu Wenshuo
Vice President, Shanghai Gold Exchange

Chris Walne
Technical Manager London Assay Office

Session 6: Reference Materials

Moderator: Madeleine Theron Laboratory Manager, Rand Refinery Limited

Dr Jonathan Jodry
Metalor Technologies, Switzerland

Dr Mike Hinds
MHinds Analytical Consulting Inc., Canada

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

Konstantin Shatnykh
Section manager for industrial appliances and reference materials production, JSC Krastsvetmet

Alexandra Gavrilova
International Relations Manager, JSC Krastsvetmet

Session 7: General

Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA

Giovanni Faoro
Chairman and Head of Strategic R&D, IKOI

Trevor Keel
Consultant, World Gold Council