Asia Pacific Precious Metals Conference

9-11 June 2024

Shangri-La Hotel

Orange Grove Road, Singapore

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Gala Dinner Celebrating 30 years of SBMA

Asia Pacific Precious Metals Conference

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 9:45 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 - (Download PDF)

Address by Ms Ruth Crowell, CEO, LBMA - (Download PDF)


9:45 am to 10:00 am

Thanking the sponsors


10:00 am to 10:30 am

Keynote Address-1: Opportunities and concerns in ASEAN

Mr Jin Tik Ngai, CFA , Vice President, Senior ASEAN Economist, J P Morgan - (Download PDF)

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 - (Download PDF)

10:45 am to 10:55 am

Announcement by World Gold Council


11:00 am to 11:30 am

Networking Coffee Break Sponsored by Public Gold


11:30 am to 11:45 am

Special Address: Observations of Gold market in Hong Kong and the Mainland China

Mr Chengdong Zhang, Chief Dealer, Global Markets, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd - (Download PDF)

11:45 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 - (Download PDF)
Mr Huynh Trung Khanh, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Gold Traders Association - Vietnam - (Download PDF)
Mr Ermin Siow, Advisor, Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association Malaysia (FGJAM) - Malaysia - (Download PDF)
Mr Nuttapong (Golf) Hirunyasiri, Managing Director, MTS Gold Group - Thailand - (Download PDF)

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, Regional CEO, China WGC


Mr Mark Yang, Deputy Governor, UOB China
Mr Sun Song He, President, Mclon Jewellery
Mr Steven Chow, President, Yue Hao Jewellery
Mr Wang Zhongshan, Chairman, Mokingran - (Download PDF)

3:00 pm to 3:05 pm

MoU signing between SBMA and Shenzhen Gold, Silver, Jewelry and Creative Industry Association (BaoChuangXie)


3:05 pm to 3:20 pm

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

Mr Jordan Eliseo, General Manager, ABC Bullion - (Download PDF)

3:20 pm to 4:00 pm

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


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


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

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: The importance of ESG credentials across the PGM value chain.


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


Ms Kate W. Harada, DE&I Promotion Office, Officer, TANAKA Holdings Co. Ltd - (Download PDF)
Ms Zhenzhen Liu, Director, Global Corporate Marketing, Platinum Guild International - (Download PDF)

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 - (Download PDF)
Keynote speech 2 by Mr Trevor Raymond, CEO, WPIC - (Download PDF)


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


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

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 - Click to Watch Video

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 - (Download PDF)

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, Senior Vice President, 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, Executive Director, Global Bullion Solutions


Mr Rich Teo, Co-Founder, Paxos Trust Co LLC
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 - (Download PDF)


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

11:45 am to 11:50 am

Announcement of winner of “Predict & Win Contest”


11:50 am to 12:50 pm

Session-7 : Precious Metals Price Outlook Round Table

Launch of The Gold Report by Metals Focus


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 Nikos Kavalis, Managing Director, Metals Focus - (Download PDF)
Mr Nicholas Frappell, Global Head of Institutional Markets, ABC Refinery


12:50 pm to 1:20 pm

Conference Summary & Vote of Thanks

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

1:20 pm to 3:00 pm

Networking Lunch

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

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

8:00 am onwards

Golf by invitation - Sold-out