Speaker Programme


Sunday, 13 October 


15:30  Informal Networking Reception, Grand Hyatt


17:30  Welcome Cocktail Reception, Grand Hyatt 


Sponsored by CME


Day One – Monday, 14 October 


09:00 - 10:30 Opening Session 


Welcome Remarks 

Paul Fisher, LBMA Chairman
John Metcalf, LPPM Chairman and Director, BASF Metals Ltd
Jie He, Director of Shenzhen Municipal Financial Regulatory Bureau

Song Yuqin, Vice Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange
Xin Song, Chairman of China Gold Association

Introductory Remarks 

Ruth Crowell, LBMA Chief Executive

Keynote Speech - Global Macro View (and some implications for gold)

James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor, Financial Times


Keynote Speech - China's move into the High Income Category: Sectoral Productivity Growth and Structural Reform

Dr Min Zhu, Chair of Tsinghua National Institute of Financial Research (NIFR) and Former Vice President of the IMF

10:30 - 11:30 Coffee Break sponsored by VPower Finance Security

11:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Innovation in the Chinese Gold Market



Jeremy East, Senior Advisor, LBMA Asia Representative


Outlook of SGE's Internationalisation

Zhao Fanghua, General Manager, Shanghai International Gold Exchange Centre Limited

Engaging Gold Jewellery to Next Generation Through Communication and Creatively

Kent Wong Siu-Kee, Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook

Actively Participating in a Diverse and Prosperous Global Gold Market
Li Baoquan, General Manager, Precious Metals Department, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China

Gold Market Development and Gold Product Innovation in China
Li Tao, Head of Precious Metals, Ping An Bank

Development and Exploration of the Chinese Gold ETF
Wang Deying, Vice President, Bosera Asset Management Co.,Ltd.

12:30 – 14:00  Lunch sponsored by National Gold and Silver Group

14:00 – 15:00 Session 3: PGMs Session



Rupen Raithatha, Market Research Director, Johnson Matthey

Hydrogen Economy and its Impact on Platinum Demand

Mark Sun, Head of Marketing for Asia Pacific, Anglo American Platinum


PGM Use in the Fibreglass Industry
Felix Wang, Asia Pacific Commercial Leader, Owens Corning


Emission Legislation Comparison between China, Europe and America
Bo Huang, Technology Manager, Chery

The Challenges Facing the Chinese Platinum Jewellery Market - A Fabricator's Perspective

Ricky Lian, Chief Financial Officer, Shenzhen Long Jia Jewelry Industry Co. Ltd.

15:00  Close of Day One
18:30  Cocktail Reception and Gala Dinner
Please be advised the Conference Gala Dinner is subject to availability.

Day Two – Tuesday, 15 October 


09:00 – 9:30 Keynote Address – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Gold – a Symbiotic Relationship
Maria Ramona Gertrudes T. Santiago, Senior Assistant Governor, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

09:30– 10:00 Keynote Address – Challenges Facing the Global Mining Industry
Fang Qixue, Executive Director and Vice President, Zijin Mining Group


10:00 - 11:00 Session 5: Producer Panel Session



Bimal Das, MD & Global Head, Metals Sales and Structuring, BMO Metals


George Cheveley, Portfolio Manager, Investec Asset Management
David Harquail, Chief Executive Officer, Franco-Nevada Corporation
Cindy Sieberts, Business Development Manager, Paxos
Janie Simpson, Managing Director, ABC Bullion

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break sponsored by VPower Finance Security

11:30 - 12:30 Session 6: Investment Panel Session

Is There a Place for Gold Equities in a Gold Allocation?

James Luke, Senior Fund Manager, Commodities at Schroders


John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council

James Kynge, Emerging Markets Editor and Associate Editor, Financial Times
James Luke, Senior Fund Manager, Commodities at Schroders
Yan Wei, Macro Analyst, Elephas Investment
Mark Yang, Head of Global Markets, United Overseas Bank (China) Limited

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch sponsored by Qiankun Gold and Silver Group 
12:45 – 13:30 Responsible Sourcing Workshop
Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel and Executive Director, LBMA
Neil Harby, Chief Technical Officer, LBMA
Philip Newman, Director, Metals Focus
Susannah McLaren, Compliance and Responsible Sourcing Manager, LBMA

13:30 – 14:30 Session 7: Price Forecasting Session

Philip Klapwijk, Chief Consultant, Metals Focus


Anderson Cheung, Managing Director, Head of Global Commodities, Kingold Financial Services
Suki Cooper, Executive Director, Precious Metals Research, Standard Chartered Bank 
Denis Sharypin, Head of Market Research, MMC Norilsk Nickel
Cai Zhenwei, Head of Precious Metals, Bank of China Trading Center (Shanghai)

14:30 – 15:30 Session 8: Delegate Feedback & Closing Session


Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA


Wrap Up/Conference Review

Tom Kendall, Head of Precious Metals Sales, ICBC Standard Bank PLC
James Steel, Chief Precious Metals Analyst, HSBC Bank USA NA

Conference Closing Remarks

Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive, LBMA

Prizes Presentation

Best Speaker and Feedback Session Participant

15:30 Close of Conference
Delegate Excursions to Shenzhen Jewellery Manufacturers

16:00 Transfer to local jewellery manufacturers
17:00 Tour of factories and showroom
19:30 Return to Grand Hyatt Hotel

Please be advised the programme is subject to change due to availability of speakers.

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