James Steel (Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc) and Suki Cooper (Precious Metals Analyst, Standard Chartered) discussed their personal highlights of the LBMA/LPPM Virtual Precious Metals Conference 2021.
The duo spoke about their stand-out moments and top takeaways from the Conference, which included the following sessions:
Session 1: Welcome Address and The Global Macroeconomic Outlook
Session 2: Outlook for Precious Metals Investment
Session 3: Platinum Group Metals - Expectations Beyond 2021
Session 4: Key Challenges Facing the Global Mining Industry
Session 5: The Future of Responsible Sourcing, Sustainability and ESG
Conference topics included inflation, tapering, impact of net zero, cryptocurrencies, geopolitics, PGM recycling and primary supply, hydrogen, fuel cell trends, Capex, ASM, ESG, responsible sourcing, sustainability, and more. “There were so many varied views from the exceptional speakers – a real powerhouse,” said Jim.
Delegates who attended the virtual conference may access recordings of the session on the Conference platform until 20 October 2021.
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