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The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The LBMA/LPPM Precious Metals Conference Barcelona 15 - 17 October 2017. Please see below the programme of session and speakers.

Day 1 Monday 16th October

  • Opening Session - Welcome Remarks 
    Paul Fisher, LBMA Co-Chairman |View Speech
    Tim Pearce, LPPM Chairman and General Manager, Johnson Matthey 
  • Introductory Remarks 
    Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive |View Slides Watch
  • Keynote Speeches
    International Macro-Economic Perspective
    Megan Greene, MD & Chief Economist, MAM  | View Slides 
    Precious Metals Flows, From the Spanish Galleons to Today
    Dr Pedro Schwartz, Catedrático “Rafael del Pino” en la Universidad Camilo José Cela and Visiting Professor, University of Buckingham  | View Slides 
  • Session 2: Monetary Policy in an Era of Political Uncertainty  
    Moderator: Paul Fisher, LBMA Chairman

    Panel Discussion
    Megan Greene, MD & Chief Economist, MAM
    Jagjit Chadha, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research  
  • Session 3: Risk, Rates and Reflation: the Investment Case for Precious Metals    
    Moderator: Simon Penn, Strategist, UBS
    Panel Discussion
    Jeremy Gatto, Portfolio Manager, Unigestion
    Erik Norland, Executive Director and Senior Economist, CME Group
    Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO, US Global Investors Inc  
  • Session 4: Regulation Update  
    LBMA Update
    Sakhila Mirza, LBMA Executive Director  
     | View Slides  |View Speech
  • Session 5: PGMs
    Moderator: Rupen Raithatha, Research Manager, Johnson Matthey
    European Powertrain Developments
    Al Bedwell, Director Global Powertrain, LMC Automotive Ltd  | View Slides

    China Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Update
    Ju Wang, Deputy Secretary General of International Hydrogen Fuel Cell Association (IHFCA)  |View Slides
    The Bright Future of the Palladium Market
    Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, Nornickel  | View Slides

Day 2 Tuesday 18th October

  • Keynote Address: Quant Investing: From Gold to Cryptocurrencies
    Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO, US Global Investors Inc 
  • Session 6: Threats, Damn Threats and the Lack of a Level Playing Field and GDL Update
    Moderator: Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA | View Slides
    Panel Discussion
    Grant Angwin, President, Asahi Refining
    Richard Hayes, CEO, Gold Corporation Perth Mint
    Michael Mesaric, CEO, Valcambi
    Marwan Shakarchi, Chairman, MKS (Switzerland) SA
  • Session 7: Around the World in 90 Minutes  Moderator: James Steel, Senior Analyst, HSBC
    Counterfeit Gold Coins 
    Roland Zils, Expert on Minting Coins, Deutsche Bundesbank  | View Slides
    Promises, Chances, Hurdles and Roadblocks. The Current State of the Physical Investment Market in Europe
    Wolfgang Wrzesniok-Rossbach, CEO, Degussa | View Slides 
    Blockchain and Digital currencies
    Charlie Morris, Chief Investment Officer, Newscape Capital Ltd | View Slides
    Gold in India: An Industry at a Crossroads 
    Arjun Raychaudhuri, Managing Director & CEO, MMTC-PAMP India Private Ltd  | View Slides
    China , a Partner in Transition
    Jeremy East, Chief Executive , East Wind Capital  | View Slides  
  • Session 8: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session  
    Moderator: Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA
    Wrap Up/Conference Review
    John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
    Dr David Jollie, Market Analysis Manager, Anglo American Platinum
    Conference Closing Remarks – Results of Forecast Survey
    Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA | View Slides