Programme Schedule


Day - 1: Sunday, June 4, 2017

14:00 hr Onwards
Room check-in starts
16:30 - 18:00 hr
Delegate Registration - Waterfront Foyer
18:00 - 19:00 hr
Welcome Cocktail Reception - Waterfront Ballroom


Day - 2: Monday, June 5, 2017

08:30 - 09:00 hr
Delegate Registration
09:00 - 09:30 hr
Welcome / Opening Address - Sunil Kashyap, Chairman, Singapore Bullion Market Association
Guest of Honour - Satvinder Singh, Asst Chief Executive Officer, International Enterprise Singapore
09:30 - 10:00 hr
Keynote Address - Relevancy of Gold at a turbulent time
John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
10:00 - 10:30 hr
Special Address 1 - Update on London Markets
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive Officer, London Bullion Market Association
10:30 - 11:00 hr
Networking break
11:00 - 11:30 hr
Special Address 2 - ASEAN economy and its opportunities to the precious metals market
David Mann, Chief Economist- Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
11:30 - 13:00 hr

Roundtable - ASEAN Precious Metals Markets and Opportunities

1. Introduction - Hawk Namiki, Executive Director, Singapore Bullion Market Association
2. Myanmar Market - U Khin Maung Han, Chairman, Myanmar Gold Development Public Co. Ltd.
3. Laos / Cambodia Markets - Rithikone Phoummasack, Senior Advisor, AIF Precious Metal Import-Export Service Sole Co. Ltd
4. Vietnam Market - Huynh Trung Khanh, Managing Director, Vietnam Gold Consultants
5. Indonesia Market - Muhidin ST, VP - Mktg, Sales & Operations, PT Antam (Persero) Tbk
6. Malaysia Market - Ermin Siow, President, Federation of Goldsmiths & Jewellers Association of Malaysia
7. Thailand Market - Pawan Nawawattanasub, CEO, YLG Bullion International Co
8. Singapore Market - KL Yap, Singapore Refining BU Manager, Metalor Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd
13:00 - 14:00 hr
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 16:00 hr

The Shaping of New Market Infrastructure in Asia (The session will be co-chaired by Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA and Robin Martin, Managing Director, Market Infrastructure, World Gold Council)

1. The "Quadrangle Gold Market of Shanghai - Hongkong/Qianhai - Singapore - Perth/Sydney" in the east vs. the "Quadrangle Gold Market of London - New York - Zurich - Johannesburg" in the west and its implication going forward
Philip Klapwijk, Managing Director, Precious Metals Insights
2. CGSE RMB Kilobar Gold Contract traded in Hong Kong with delivery in Qianhai
Haywood Cheung, President, CGSE
3. Forward curve on the largest Gold reserves in the world: Disruption or Opportunity
Waqar Chaudry, Product Manager, Energy & Commodity, ASX
4. The new developments at TOCOM on precious metals contracts
Ryoichi Seki, General Manager, Global Business Development Department, TOCOM
5. LME Precious initiatives and its implication to Asia
Alex Shaw, Head of Market Development - Precious Metals, LME
6. TFEX role in providing an access to a hedging tool for the investors and gold trade with a Baht-based Gold Futures Contract
Dr. Rinjai Chakornpipat, Managing Director, Thailand Futures Exchange Public Co. Ltd.
7. Singapore - The natural hub for trading and custodian services for precious metals for private and institution investors including central banks.
Sunil Kashyap, Managing Director, Head of Asia, ScotiaMocatta
8. The LBMA Pre-Am Gold Benchmark and its significance to its Asian participants and customers
16:00 - 16:30 hr
Presentation - Case for Platinum Investment
Marcus Grubb, Director of Market Development, World Platinum Investment Council
16:30 - 18:00 hr
Concurrent Session 1: Business-to-Business networking
16:30 - 18:00 hr
Concurrent Session 2: Workshop hosted by CGSE
18:30 - 21:00 hr
Cocktails and Dinner at Promenade - Sponsored by LBMA


Day - 3: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

09:30 - 11:00 hr

09:30 - 10:00 hr

New Opportunity in Gold

1: Islamic Gold Investment Products - Rules, Compliance & Products
(Chaired by Shaokai Fan of the WGC)

    i. Shari'ah-compliant futures contract - SGX Kilobar Gold Contract
    William Chin, Head of Metals & Bulk Commodities, SGX *
    ii. Shari'ah-compliant gold fintech platform
   Robin Lee, CEO, Hello Gold

10:00 - 11:00 hr

2: Fintech Development in Gold
Chair - Robin Martin, Managing Director Market Infrastructure, World Gold Council

    i. Gold, silver transaction with block chain technology
   David Janczewski, Director of New Business, Royal Mint
    ii. A multi-currency platform for buying and selling digital gold linked to physical gold bullion
   Alexey Romanchuk, Chief Technology Officer, Copernicus Gold, Singapore
    iii. Network effect, accessibility and convenience for trading Physical Gold, Silver and Platinum
   Brian Lan, Managing Director, GoldSilver Central Pte Ltd
    iv. Leveraging technology and transparency to redefine gold savings and divestment
   Arjun Raychaudhuri, Head of Strategy and digital transformation, MMTC-PAMP

11:00 - 11:15 hr
Networking Break
11:15 - 12:30 hr
Market Review and Outlook Global gold and silver market demand trends
Bart Melek, Director, Head of Commodity Strategy Rates FX and Commodity Research. TD Securities (Chair)
Nikos Kavalis, Director, Metal Focus
Yuichi (Bruce) Ikemizu, Head of Tokyo Branch, ICBC Standard
12:30 - 13:00 hr
Conference Summary
- John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council
13:00 - 14:00 hr
Networking Lunch & End of Conference

* program schedule, agenda subject to change

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