LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2005 - Johannesburg

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Programme of sessions and speakers

Day 1

14 November

Opening Session

Stewart Murray
LBMA CEO (September 1999 - December 2013)

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Simon Weeks
Former LBMA Chairman

Tito Mboweni
Governor, South African Reserve Bank

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Lindiwe Benedicta Hendricks
Minister of Minerals and Energy, Republic of South Africa

Kenneth Rogoff
Professor, Harvard University

Session 2: Can South Africa Still Produce the Goods?

Chairman - Jessica Cross, CEO, Virtual Metals/MineLife

Paul Jourdan

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Roger Baxter
CEO, Chamber of Mines, South Africa

Bridgette Radebe
Chief Executive, Mmakau Mining

David Davis
Mining Investment Analyst, Credit Suisse Standard Securities

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Gwede Mantashe
National Union of Mineworkers

Izak Fourie
The Health Monitor Company

Session 3a: Jewellery: Has it turned the Corner?


Rian Raghavjee
AngloGold Ashanti

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Cetin Binatli
Goldas AS

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Nick Speyer
Uno A Erre

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Paul Walker
Chief Executive Officer, GFMS Ltd

3b: Industrial Demand


Ross Norman
CEO, Metals Daily

Kevin Andrew Crisp
Manager, Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc

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Elma van der Lingen

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Don Franz
Photofinishing News

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Session 4: LBMA 1997 Hedging Debate Revisited

Chairman - Stewart Murray

The motion: Hedging has a role to play for the gold producing industry

For: Paul Merrick, Vice President, Royal Bank of Canada
Andy Smith, Partner, Bractea (The Ridgefield Capital Group)

Against: Graham Birch, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers
Bernard Swanepoel, Chief Executive, Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd

Andy Smith
Partner, Bractea (The Ridgefield Capital Group)

Graham Birch
Former Head of Natural Resources, Blackrock

Bernard Swanepoel
Harmony Gold Mining Co Ltd

Day 2

15 November

Session 5: Official Sector – Is it all about Yield?

Chairman - Philip Klapwijk, Chairman, GFMS Ltd

Philip Klapwijk
Managing Director, Precious Metals Insights Limited

Isabelle Strauss-Kahn
Non-Executive Director

Maria Guegina
Central Bank of the Russian Federation

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Daniel Mminele
South African Reserve Bank

Peter Zoellner
Head of Banking Department, BIS

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Juan Ignacio Basco
Deputy General Manager, Central Bank of Argentina

Session 6: Are Precious Metals an Investment Class?

Chairman - James Burton, CEO, World Gold Council

John Reade
Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council

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Sandy McGregor
Allan Gray Limited

Vladimir Nedeljkovic
Head of Investments, Absa CIBW

Absa Corporate and Merchant Bank

Session 7: Closing Session

Chairman: Simon Weeks, LBMA Chairman

The Rt Hon Paul Boateng
British High Commissioner to South Africa

Tim Wood
Resource Investor LLC

Kamal Naqvi
Director – Commodities – Head of Hedge/Institutional Fund Sales, Credit Suisse Inc