Asia Pacific Precious Metals Conference

9-11 June 2024

Shangri-La Hotel

Orange Grove Road, Singapore

Developing Singapore as Asia Pacific Precious Metals Hub, Phase 2

Sponsors - APPMC 2024

Conference Schedule - APPMC 2024

Day - 1: Sunday, June 09, 2024

Theme: Developing Singapore as Asia Pacific Precious Metals Hub, Phase 2

3:00 pm onwards

Registration & Networking


5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Metalor

Day - 2: Monday, June 10, 2024

Theme: Developing Singapore as Asia Pacific Precious Metals Hub, Phase 2

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Inaugural Session

Welcome Address Mr KL Yap, Chairman, SBMA

Address by Mr Ivan Tan, Director (Trade), Enterprise Singapore

Address by Mr David Tait, CEO, WGC

Address by Ms Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA


10:00 am to 10:30 am

Keynote Address-1: Opportunities and concerns in ASEAN

Mr Sin Beng Ong, Managing Director, Head of EM Asia Economic Research & Chief Economist for ASEAN, JP Morgan

10:30 am to 10:45 am

Keynote Address-2: Forward SBMA 2030

Mr Shaokai Fan, Head of Asia Pacific (ex China) & Global head of Central Banks, World Gold Council

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Public Gold


11:15 am to 11:30 am

Special Address

Mr Chengdong Zhang, Chief Dealer, Global Markets, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited

11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Session-1: ASEAN Precious Metals Market Update


Mr Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA


Ms Souphaphone Sounannavong, Interim CEO, Pacific Bullion Import-Export Co Ltd - Laos
Mr Huynh Trung Khanh, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Gold Traders Association - Vietnam
Mr Ermin Siow, Advisor, Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association Malaysia (FGJAM) - Malaysia
Mr Nuttapong (Golf) Hirunyasiri, Managing Director, MTS Gold Group - Thailand

12:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Networking Lunch Sponsored by LBMA


2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

Session-2: New Silk Road for Gold with China: An Engine for Growth


Mr Roland Wang CEO, China WGC


Mr Mark Yang, Deputy Governor, UOB China
Mr Sun Song He, President, Mclon Jewellery
Mr Stephen Zhou, President, Yue Hao Jewellery
Mr Wang Zhongshan, Chairman, Mokingran

3:00 pm to 3:15 pm

Presentation on "Australia Role in Shaping the Precious Metals Markets in APAC"

Mr Jordan Eliseo, General Manager, ABC Bullion

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm

Session-3: Update on Japan, Korea & Australia Precious Metals (PM) Markets


Mr Kazuya Naoki, Head of Metals - Asia, ICBC Standard Bank PLC


Mr Yuichi (Bruce) Ikemizu, Representative Director, JBMA
Mr Cameron Alexander, General Manager - Commercial Development, The Perth Mint
Mr Sean Jung, Managing Director, Jin Sung International Pte, Ltd.

4:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Public Gold


4:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Session-4.1: Fireside Chat: Women in PGMs


Ms Zhuoying Jing, Asian Chapter, Events and Outreach, Women in PGMs


Ms Kate W. Harada, Precious Metals Division Officer, TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd
Ms Zhenzhen Liu, Director, Global Corporate Marketing, Platinum Guild International

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Session-4.2: "Opportunities and Challenges for PGMs market"
(Session curated by World Platinum Investment Council)

Keynote speech 1 by Mr Dominic Wood, Marketing CFO, Anglo American
Keynote speech 2 by Mr Trevor Raymond, CEO, WPIC


Mr Weibin Deng, Regional Head - Asia Pacific, WPIC, China


Mr Tony Chen, Country President & Head of Market Development PGMs, Anglo American
Mr James Bian, Executive Chairman, China Precious Metals Industry Committee (CPMIC) of China Resource Recycling Association (CRRA)
Mr Simon Huang, Managing Director, Sino-Platinum Metals (Singapore) Pte, Ltd.

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Informal Networking Cocktails


7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Gala Dinner Celebrating 30 years of SBMA Sponsored by Rand Refinery

Day - 3: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Theme: Developing Singapore as Asia Pacific Precious Metals Hub, Phase 2

9:00 am to 9:15 am



9:15 am to 9:30 am

Special Address

Mr Michael DiRienzo, President & CEO, The Silver Institute

9:30 am to 10:15 am

Session-5: Update from Middle East and India Gold Markets


Mr Amar Singh, Head of Metals - Asia Pacific and Middle East, StoneX


Mr Sudheesh Nambiath, Manager - Precious Metals, DMCC
Mr Monal Thakkar, Managing Director, Ashoka Global SG Pte Ltd
Mr Mohammad Ayyob, General Manager, SAM Precious Metals
Mr Neville Patel, HDFC Bank
Mr Ashok Gautam, MD & CEO, IIBX IFSC Limited

10:15 am to 10:45 am

Session-6.1: Fireside Chat 1: Technology and Innovations in Gold


Mr Martin Huxley, Honorary Advisor, SBMA


Mr Daniel Lee, Head of Web3, Banking Circle
Mr Gregor Gregersen, Founder, Silver Bullion

10:45 am to 11:15 am

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by DSV Trading Ltd


11:15 am to 11:45 am

Session-6.2: Fireside chat 2 Gold’s Sustainability Impacts and Goals - Local and Global Responses


Mr John Mulligan, Director, Climate Change Lead, World Gold Council


Mr Peter Bouwer, General Manager Refinery and Fabrication, Rand Refinery
Mr Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA
Mr Dedo Liang, Executive Director, Transition Finance, Metals & Mining, Standard Chartered Bank

11:45 am to 12:45 pm

7.1 Launch of The Gold Report by Metals Focus

Mr Nikos Kavalis, Managing Director, Metals Focus

7.2 Precious Metals Price Outlook Round Table


Ms Nicky Shiels, Head-Research & Metals Strategy, MKS PAMP


Ms Rhona O’Connell, Head of Market Analysis, EMEA and Asia Region, StoneX Financial Ltd
Mr Bart Melek, Global Head of Commodity Market Strategy, TD Securities
Mr Nicholas Frappell, Global Head of Institutional Markets, ABC Refinery


12:45 pm to 1:15 pm

Conference Summary & Vote of Thanks

Ms Joni Teves, Chief Precious Metals Strategist, UBS Investment Bank

1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Networking Lunch


2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Field Trip to The Reserve (Optional)

Day - 4: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 (Optional Golfing)

Theme: Developing Singapore as Asia Pacific Precious Metals Hub, Phase 2

From 8:00 am

Golf (Limited slots) Please contact


5:00 pm to 8:00 pm