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 - Download PDF
Guest of Honour - Satvinder Singh, Asst Chief Executive Officer, International Enterprise Singapore - Download PDF
09:30 - 10:00 hr
Keynote Address - Relevancy of Gold at a turbulent time
John Reade, Chief Market Strategist, World Gold Council - Download PDF
10:00 - 10:30 hr
Special Address 1 - Update on London Markets
Ruth Crowell, Chief Executive Officer, London Bullion Market Association - Download PDF
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 - Download PDF
11:30 - 13:00 hr

Roundtable - ASEAN Precious Metals Markets and Opportunities
(Chaired by Albert Cheng, CEO of SBMA)

1. Introduction - Hawk Namiki, Executive Director, Singapore Bullion Market Association - Download PDF
2. Myanmar Market - U Khin Maung Han, Chairman, Myanmar Gold Development Public Co. Ltd. - Download PDF
3. Laos / Cambodia Markets - Rithikone Phoummasack, Senior Advisor, AIF Precious Metal Import-Export
   Service Sole Co. Ltd
- Download PDF
4. Vietnam Market - Huynh Trung Khanh, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Gold Consultants - Download PDF
5. Indonesia Market - Muhidin ST, VP - Mktg, Sales & Operations, PT Antam (Persero) Tbk - Download PDF
6. Malaysia Market - Ermin Siow, President, Federation of Goldsmiths & Jewellers Association of
- Download PDF
7. Thailand Market - Pawan Nawawattanasub, CEO, YLG Bullion International Co - Download PDF
8. Singapore Market - KL Yap, Singapore Refining BU Manager, Metalor Technologies Singapore
   Pte Ltd
- Download PDF
13:00 - 14:00 hr
Networking Lunch sponsored by CME Group
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. "Globalisation and the Gold Market : the Growing Interconnectivity of Trade and Trading"
Philip Klapwijk, Managing Director, Precious Metals Insights - Download PDF
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 - ASX Gold Futures Contract
Waqar Chaudry, Product Manager, Energy & Commodity, ASX - Download PDF
4. The new developments at TOCOM on precious metals contracts
Ryoichi Seki, General Manager, Global Business Development Department, TOCOM - Download PDF
5. LME Precious initiatives and its implication to Asia
Alex Shaw, Head of Market Development - Precious Metals, LME - Download PDF
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. - Download PDF
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 - Download PDF
8. Introduction to the Shanghai Gold Benchmark
Andrew Wang, Product Director, SGEI - Download PDF
16:00 - 16:30 hr
Presentation - Case for Platinum Investment
Marcus Grubb, Director of Market Development, World Platinum Investment Council - Download PDF
16:30 - 18:00 hr
Workshop hosted by CGSE - (Watch Video)

"Building a Physical Gold Corridor in Asia - Plus"
(Shanghai - Hong Kong/Qianhai - Singapore) - Download PDF

1. A New Chapter of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society
Dr. Haywood Cheung, President, the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society
2. Qianhai Bonded Warehouse, the bridge of the Gold Corridor
Junxiang Wu, Senior Vice President, Ping An Commodities Trading Co Ltd
3. Opportunities of Qianhai Bonded Warehouse Project
Raymond Chan, former President (1996-2000) & Advisor to Qianhai, the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society
4. Questions and answers
Moderated by Albert Cheng, CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association
5. Closing Remarks
Albert Cheng, CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association

To be followed by signing of MOU between CGSE and SBMA on closer cooperation between Hong Kong and Singapore Precious Metals Sector

19:00 - 22:00 hr
Cocktails & Dinner at Hotel 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, Director, World Gold Council ) - Download PDF
    i. Shari'ah-compliant futures contract - SGX Kilobar Gold Contract
    William Chin, Head of Metals & Bulk Commodities, SGX - Download PDF
    ii. Shari'ah-compliant gold fintech platform
   Robin Lee, Managing Director, HelloGold - Download PDF

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 - Download PDF
    ii. A multi-currency platform for buying and selling digital gold linked to physical gold bullions
   Alexey Romanchuk, Chief Technology Officer, Copernicus Gold, Singapore - Download PDF
    iii. Network effect, accessibility and convenience for trading Physical Gold, Silver and Platinum
   Brian Lan, Managing Director, GoldSilver Central Pte Ltd - Download PDF
    iv. Leveraging technology and transparency to redefine gold savings and divestment
   Arjun Raychaudhuri, Head of Strategy and digital transformation, MMTC-PAMP - Download PDF

11:00 - 11:15 hr
Networking Break
11:15 - 12:30 hr
Precious Metals Market Review and Outlook
Bart Melek, Director, Head of Commodity Strategy Rates FX and Commodity Research. TD Securities (Chair) - Download PDF
Nikos Kavalis, Director, Metal Focus - Download PDF
Yuichi (Bruce) Ikemizu, Head of Tokyo Branch, ICBC Standard
- Download PDF
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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