LBMA Precious Metals Conference 2006 - Montreux

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Programme of sessions and speakers

Day 1

26 June

Opening Session

Stewart Murray
LBMA CEO (September 1999 - December 2013)

Jeremy Charles
Former LBMA Chairman

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Philipp Hildebrand
Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

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Niall Ferguson
Professor, Harvard University

Session Two – Investment

Chairman – Katherine Pulvermacher, Managing Director, World Gold Council

Arun Assumal
European Head of Investor Sales, Goldman Sachs International

Cyrille Urfer
Head of Fund Research & Multi-Management, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch & Cie

Andreas Maag
Executive Director, Head of Metals Sales, Geneva, UBS AG

Albert C Johnson III

Session Three – Mining

Paul Burton
Editor and Publisher, World Gold Analyst

David Cox
Vice President Sales, Metals Economics Group

Pierre Lassonde
President, Newmont Mining Corporation

Jin Haiming
Manager, Antaike Information Development Co Ltd.

Ben Cattaneo
Practice Leader, Mining & Metals, Control Risks

Session Four – Debate: The Importance of Jewellery vs. Investment to the Gold Market

Chairman: Stewart Murray

The motion: This house believes that jewellery demand is more important than investment to the prosperity of the gold market.

Proposers: Paul Walker, Chief Executive Officer, GFMS Ltd and Kelvin Williams, Executive Director, Anglogold Ashanti Limited

Opposers: Chris Thompson, ex-Chairman, World Gold Council and Andy Smith, Partner, Bractea (The Ridgefield Capital Group)

Stewart Murray
LBMA CEO (September 1999 - December 2013)

Paul Walker
Chief Executive Officer, GFMS Ltd

Kelvin Williams
Executive Director, Anglogold Ashanti Limited

Chris Thompson
ex-Chairman, World Gold Council

Andy Smith
Partner, Bractea (The Ridgefield Capital Group)

Day 2

27 June

Session Five – Fabrication & Industrial Demand

Chairman: Kevin Crisp, Marketing Manager, Precious Metals Department, Mitsubishi Corporation UK plc

Michael DiRienzo
Executive Director, The Silver Institute

Mehdi Barkhordar

Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach
Chairman/Head of Sales and Marketing, Heraeus Metallhandelsgesellschaft mbH

Martin Bless
Head of Watches and Jewellery Division, Metalor Technologies SA

Session 6 - Closing Session

LBMA Chairman: Jeremy Charles

George Magnus
Senior Economic Adviser, UBS

Anthony Fell
Chairman, RBC Capital Markets

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