An excellent range of speakers are lined up for the Conference in Singapore, 16-18 October 2016, to offer their unique insight into the major issues of interest in the precious metals market. Highlights include the distinguished economist, William White, who will deliver the Keynote address to kick start proceedings. Elsewhere on the programme are sessions focused on the topical issues impacting the precious metals market, including the bullion market in China and India, PGM growth in Asia and what the future may hold for the industry.

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Sunday, 16th October


Welcome and Networking Receptions, Shangri–la Hotel

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Day One – Monday, 17th October

09:00 – 10:30 Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

Grant Angwin, LBMA Co-Chairman and President, Asahi Refining
Paul Fisher, LBMA Co-Chairman
Tim Pearce, LPPM Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey
Lim Hng Kiang, Minister of Trade and Industry (Trade) and Deputy Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Introductory Remarks

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Keynote Speeches
International Macro–Perspective

William White, Chairman of the OECD Economic Development and Review Committee

View from the Regional Economic Perspective

Eric Robertsen, Managing Director, Head, Global Macro Strategy and FX Research, Standard Chartered Bank

10:30 – 11:30 Coffee Break

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11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Debt & Deflation – Does Gold Offer Effective Protection?

Moderator , William White, Chairman of the OECD Economic Development and Review Committee


Terence Kooyker, Portfolio Manager, Blenheim Capital Management, LLC
Kathleen Kelley, Commodities Consultant, Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management
Ray Eyles, Partner of the Commodities Fund, Millennium Capital SG
Tom Kendall, Head: Precious Metals Strategy, ICBC Standard Bank

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch

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13:45 – 14:15 Session 3: LBMA Developments

Moderator, Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

GDL Update

Neil Harby, LBMA Good Delivery Officer

Strategy Update

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Regulatory Update

Sakhila Mirza, LBMA General Counsel

14:15 – 15:30 Session 4: The Bullion Market in China

Moderator, Albert Cheng, CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association and Advisor, World Gold Council

Developments in the Chinese Market

Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange

Reconciliation and Discrepancies of Gold flows into China

Matthew Turner, Associate Director, Macquarie Capital (Europe) Ltd

View from an International Bullion Bank

Paul Voller, Head of Precious Metals, Global Markets, HSBC

View from a Chinese Bullion Bank

Yang Qing, Deputy General Manager, Global Market Department, Bank of China


15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

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16:00 – 17:15 Session 5: India – Redefining Gold … the Shift from “Savings” to “Luxury”

Moderator, Rajesh Khosla, Managing Director, MMTC–PAMP, India


Surender Kumar Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal Dyechem Industries PVT Ltd
Shekhar Bhandari, Senior EVP & Business Head – Global Transaction Banking & Precious Metals, Kotak Mahindra Bank
Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank and Chairman of SBMA
David Gornall, Consultant, DG Consulting

17:15 Close of Day One

18:30 Pre–Dinner Cocktail Reception & Conference Dinner, Gardens By the Bay

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Day Two – Tuesday, 18th October

09:00 – 10:15 Session 6: PGM Growth in Asia

Moderator, John Cullen, Precious Metals Management, Johnson Matthey

Outlook for the Auto Catalysts Market in China

Henry Liu, General Manager, Johnson Matthey

Driving Platinum Demand within Asian Jewellery Markets

Huw Daniels, CEO, Platinum Guild International

Platinum Retail Business Overview in Japan

Kate Harada, Officer, General Manager, TANAKA Holdings

Asia's Impact on the PGM Market and Prices, Now and In the Future

Beresford Clarke, Head of Research (PGMs), SFA (Oxford) Ltd

10:15 – 11:00 Coffee Break

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11:00 – 12:15 Session 7: Producers and Refiners: The Challenges of Financing and Managing Price Risk

Moderator –Courtney Lynn, Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer, Coeur Mining, Inc.


Richard G Hayes, CEO, The Perth Mint
John Welborn, CEO & Managing Director, Resolute Mining Limited
Stuart Murray, Non Executive Chairman and Director, Sylvania Platinum Limited

12:15 – 13:15 Session 8: Responsible Gold Guidance Session

Moderator – Shivani Kannabhiran, Policy Adviser, Responsible Business Conduct Unit, OECD

Carolyn Duran, PhD, Director, Global Supply Management, Intel
Kevin Telmer, Executive Director, Artisanal Gold Council
David Higgins, Head of Interpol's Illicit Markets and Environmental Security Sub-Directorate

13:15 – 14:30 Lunch

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14:30 – 15:45 Session 9: Future Thoughts: Potential Pathways for the Precious Metals

Moderator – Andrew Staples, Director, Economist Corporate Network, South-East Asia, The Economist Group

People and Power: The Forces Shaping Asia’s Key Economies

Andrew Staples, Director, Economist Corporate Network, South-East Asia, The Economist Group


John Levin, Global Head of Metal Sales, ANZ Bank
Bob (Hiroyuki) Takai, Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation and President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd
Chris Watling, CEO & Chief Market Strategist, Longview Economics
Tim Gardiner, Managing Director, Head of Global Precious Metals The Toronto-Dominion Bank

15:45 – 16:15 Coffee Break

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16:15 – 17:15 Session 10: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session

Moderator – Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Wrap Up/Conference Review

John Reade, Gold Strategist & Partner, Paulson Europe
David Jollie, Market Analysis Manager, Anglo American

Conference Closing Remarks

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Prizes Presentation: Best Speaker and Feedback Session Participant

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17:15 Close of Conference