Programme Schedule

Theme: Building a sustainable precious metals hub in Asia Pacific - Celebrating 25th Anniversary of SBMA

Day - 1: Sunday, June 9, 2019

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration and networking (Foyer Sky Ballroom)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Welcome cocktail reception at Sky Ballroom Sponsored by METALOR

Theme: Building a sustainable precious metals hub in Asia Pacific - Celebrating 25th Anniversary of SBMA

Day - 2: Monday, June 10, 2019

9:00 am - 9:15 am
Opening Address by Martin Huxley, Chairman, SBMA and Tim Gardiner, Founding Chairman, SBMA & Former Global Head of PM, TD Bank
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Welcome Address by Ivan Tan, Director of Trade & Business Services Division, Enterprise Singapore (ESG)
9:30 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Address 1: Where is the precious metals market headed?

by Rhona O'Connell, Head of Market Analysis, EMEA and Asia regions, INTL FCStone Ltd - Download PDF

10:00 am - 10:20 am

Keynote Address 2: Mobilising Global Physical Gold Tradings with CGSE Digital Gold - "The GoldZip"

by Barry Ip, Head of Digital Innovation, CGSE and Brian Fung, CEO, CGSE

10:20 am - 10:30 am
Updates on outreach initiatives in 2018/19
by Gordon Cheung, Deputy CEO, SBMA - Download PDF
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Networking Break
Session 2: Precious Metals Infrastructure Development & Policy Changes in ASIA PACIFIC
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Introducing the Australian Gold Industry, Trade and Markets

by Thuong Nguyen, Economist, Department of industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government - Download PDF

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Roundtable on Asia Pacific gold markets - Issue and Opportunities

Moderated by Albert Cheng, CEO of SBMA

Panellists: -
Thuong Nguyen, Economist, Department of industry, Innovation and Science, Australian Government
Marcus Loke,Senior Consultant, Myanmar Gold Development Public Co. ltd. - Download PDF
Huynh Trung Khanh, MD, Vietnam Gold Consultants. - Download PDF
Ermin Siow DER MING, Advisor, Federation of Goldsmiths & Jewellers Association of Malaysia (FGJAM) - Download PDF
Muhammad Abi Anwar, General Manager, PT Antam Tbk

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm

Discussion: Is exchange traded structure in gold complementary to OTC gold trading?

Moderated by Rhona O'Connell, Head of Market Analysis, EMEA and Asia regions, INTL FCStone Ltd

Panellists: -
Wang Zhenying, President, Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE) - Download PDF (English) (Chinese)
David Mears, VP - Precious Metals, London Metal Exchange (LME) - Download PDF
Dennis Zhang, MD - Head of Commodities Development, Market Development, HKEX
Sachin Patel, Senior Director, CME Singapore - Download PDF

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Networking Lunch - Sponsored by CME
Session 3: Revolutionise the Precious Metals Supply Chain
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

ESG Criteria: The new paradigm for Precious Metals Supply Chain?

by Terry Heymann, CFO, WGC - Download PDF

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Discussion on "The Precious Metals Supply Chain is getting more regulated for the better or worse?"

Moderated by Terry Heymann, CFO, WGC

Panellists: -
Richard Hayes, CEO, The Perth Mint - Download PDF
Sakhila Mirza, General Counsel, LBMA - Download PDF
Jason Toussaint, MD-Asia-Pacific, Emergent Technology Holdings LP - Download PDF
Dr. Jonathan Jodry, Head of laboratories and new business development, Metalor Technologies - Download PDF
Jeff Mcculloch, MD, Clean Mining Ltd - Download PDF  View (Video)
Michael Wilkes, President & CEO, OceanaGold Corporation - Download PDF

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Networking break
Session 4: "Regional Connectivity for Mutual Benefits" (区域互联互通与合作共赢) business model between China and ASEAN
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Is there any possibility and opportunity for the "Regional Connectivity and Mutual Benefits" at the gold jewellery and gold financing sector between China and Southeast Asian Countries according to the principle of "seeking common points while reserving differences" (求同存异和优势互补"原则).

by Roland Wang, MD China, WGC - Download PDF

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm

"Experience and best practice sharing" roundtable

Moderated by Roland Wang, MD China, WGC

Panellists: -
Mary Lim, Group COO, SK Jewellery Group
Datuk Ng Yih Pyng, MD, Tomei Consolidated Bhd
Stephen Defen Zhou, CEO, Yue Hao Jewellery Group - Download PDF
Nicholas Frappell, Global General Manager, ABC Bullion - Download PDF
Zhang Yongtao, Vice President, China Gold Association
Bobby Liu, Executive Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co. Ltd.
Edmund Chau, CEO, Shenzhen Batar Investment Holding Group Co. Ltd. - Download PDF

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gala cocktail
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Gala Dinner and entertainment Sponsored by LBMA
With segment celebrating 25th Anniversary of SBMA with special remarks from Tim Gardiner, Founding Chairman, SBMA

Theme: Building a sustainable precious metals hub in Asia Pacific - Celebrating 25th Anniversary of SBMA

Day - 3: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Master Class 1:
9:00 am - 9:45 am

Master Class on "Role of gold in investment portfolio"

Panellists: -
Alistair Hewitt, Director, Market Intelligence, WGC - Download PDF
Bart Melek, Global Head of Commodity Strategy, TD Securities - Download PDF

Session 5: Regional Market Opportunities - New initiatives
9:45 am - 10:15 am

Discussion: "Regulatory changes in India and implication - An update"

P R Somasundaram, MD, India, WGC - Download PDF
Srikara Pradhan, General Manager, India Government Mint - Download PDF

Session 6: Technology in the Precious Metals Industry

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Digital gold/digital application in precious metals

by Thomas J. McMahon, CEO, Dillon Gage Asia, P.A.C.E. Pan Asia Clearing Enterprise - Download PDF

10:30 am - 11:30 am

"What are the best and latest at the digital gold space? Is Singapore an ideal location for this sector of the gold business to reach the region and the world? Is there anything or conditions missing?

Moderated by Neal Johnson, Metals Business Development, INTL FCStone Ltd.

Panellists: -
Ounesh Reebye, Vice President, Streaming Operations & Metal Sales, Wheaton Precious Metals, Cayman Islands - Download PDF
Shaun Djie, Co-founder, Digix Global, Singapore - Download PDF
Muhammad Assad, Co-founder & CEO, PT Tamasia Global Sharia, Indonesia - Download PDF
Gregor Gregersen, Founder and CEO, Silver Bullion Pte. Ltd. Singapore - Download PDF
Shu Lei, CEO, Gold Circle, China
Cindy Sieberts, Business Development Manager, Paxos, UK - Download PDF
Alexey Romanchuk, CTO, Copernicus Gold and GoldPlus Assets, Singapore/Russia - Download PDF

11:30 am - 11:50 am
Networking break
Session 7: Precious Metals Price Outlook
11:50 am - 1:15 pm

"Precious Metals Market Review and Price Outlook"

Moderated by Philip Klapwijk, MD, Precious Metals Insights

Silver Outlook: -
Nikos Kavalis, Director, Metal Focus - Download PDF

Gold Outlook: -
Joni Teves, Chief Precious Metals Strategist, UBS Investment Bank - Download PDF

Platinum and Palladium Outlook: -
Yuichi (Bruce) Ikemizu, Head of Tokyo Branch, ICBC Standard - Download PDF

Session 8: Conclusion
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Farewell address by Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Networking Lunch

Workshop: Sponsored by the Shanghai Gold Exchange

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shanghai Gold Exchange Special Session
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm


A brief recap of the South East Asian Markets and its significance to the China Market.

by Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA - Download PDF

2:40 pm - 3:15 pm


Introduction on the latest development of SGE and SGEI

by Zhao Fanghua, General Manager, SGEI - Download PDF (English) (Chinese)

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Networking Break
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Shenzhen Cuilu Session - Download PDF (English) (Chinese)

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