Conference Schedule

Day - 1: Sunday, June 05, 2022

Theme: Increasing accessibility and fungibility of precious metals

6:00 pm onwards Delegate Registration
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Welcome Cocktail Reception at Lobby Lounge

Day - 2: Monday, June 06, 2022

Theme: Increasing accessibility and fungibility of precious metals

8:30 am onwards Delegate Registration
9:15 am - 9:30 am Inaugural session
Welcome Address by Mr K L Yap, Chairman, SBMA
9:30 am - 9:45 am Special address by Mr David Tait, Global CEO, World Gold Council - (Video Message) Download PDF
9:45 am - 10:00 am Special address by Ms Sakhila Mirza, Executive Board Director & General Counsel, London Bullion Market Association - Download PDF
10:00 am - 10:15 am Special address by Mr Nicholas Frappell, Global Head Institutional Markets, ABC Refinery - Download PDF
10:15 am - 10:45 am Keynote address
"ASEAN Economic Update and Gold in Inflationary Time" by
Mr Sin Beng Ong, Chief Economist for Emerging Asia and the ASEAN, J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., Singapore Branch - Download PDF
10:45 am - 11:15 am Coffee / Tea Session
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Discussion-1: Update from Asia Pacific precious metals markets
This panel is most liked by the delegates of the past events as it provides fresh update from the most qualified players in each of the markets from Asia Pacific which is not found anywhere. Stay tuned…
Moderated by Mr Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA - Download PDF
Mr Iskandar Simorangkir, Deputy for Macroeconomic & Financial Coordination, Government of Indonesia (Video Message)
Mr Huynh Trung Khanh, Vice Chairman, Vietnam Gold Traders Association, Vietnam - Download PDF
Mr Ermin Siow, Advisor, Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Association, Malaysia - Download PDF
Mr Tanarat Pasawongse, CEO, Hua Seng Heng, Thailand - Download PDF
Mr Le Tri Thong, CEO, Phu Nhuan Jewelry JV Stock Company, Vietnam - Download PDF
Ms Jennifer Heryanto, CEO, PT Sentral Kreasi Kencana (SKK Jewels), Indonesia - Download PDF
12:30 pm - 1:55 pm Lunch Session
1:55 pm - 2:15 pm Presentation: Announcement on the Launch of GoldZip
Mr Brian Fung, CEO, Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange - Download PDF
Mr YK Goh, CEO, V Systems - (Video Message) Download PDF
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm Discussion-2: Strategies to increase accessibility of precious metals
Where are we now? What more needs to be done? Are we working together? Do we need more standardized protocols?
Moderated by Mr John Levin, Head of Commodities, APAC, TD Securities
Mr Bruce Ikemizu, Executive Director, JBMA - Download PDF
Mr Andrew Naylor, Regional CEO, APAC (Ex China) World Gold Council - Download PDF
Mr Oliver Martin, PGM Trader, AngloAmerican, Platinum - Download PDF
Mr Kazuya Naoki, Head of Metals, Asia, ICBC Standard Bank Plc., Singapore Branch - Download PDF
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Coffee / Tea Session
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm Discussion-3: Linking regional and global marketplace in precious metals
Where do we go from here? Are we fungible? Are we interoperable? Are there any clear roadblocks that we should work together to remove it?
Moderated by Mr Sunil Kashyap, Director, FinMet Pte. Ltd.
Ms Sakhila Mirza, Executive Board Director & General Counsel, LBMA
Mr Pramod Mohan, Director, FinMet Pte. Ltd. - Download PDF
Mr Sachin Patel, Director Metals, CME Group
Mr Ravi Ramakrishnan, Head Precious Metals Trading Asia, J P Morgan
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Cocktail / Dinner Session

Day - 3: Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Theme: Increasing accessibility and fungibility of precious metals

8:30 am to 8:45 am Presentation on India International Bullion Exchange (IIBX) Mr Ashok Gautam, MD & CEO, IIBX IFSC Limited, India (Video Message)
8:45 am to 9:00 am Presentation: WGC initiatives and programmes in China Mr Roland Wang, Regional CEO, China, World Gold Council (Online) - Download PDF
9:00 am to 9:30 am Roundtable Discussion: Special Focus - China

ASEAN and China Market Brief
Mr Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA - Download PDF

SGE Market Overview
Ms Zhao Fanghua, General Manager, Shanghai Gold Exchange International (Online) (Video Message) - Download PDF

SGE International Business Overview
Ms Tracy Yan, Market & Strategy Department, SGEI (Online) - Download PDF

Experience Sharing on China’s gold market
Mr Alan Liew, Head of Bullion and Commodity Trading, United Overseas Bank (Online)
Mr Huang Yourong, Deputy General Manager of Marketing Department, Zijin Mining Group Co., Ltd. (Online) - Download PDF


9:30 am to 9:45 am Presentation by Mr Paul Wilson, CEO, World Platinum Investment Council - Download PDF
9:45 am to 10:00 am Presentation on "Constructing the world's highest capacity safe haven", by Mr Gregor Gregersen, Founder of Silver Bullion Pte. Ltd - Download PDF
10:00 am to 10:30 am Coffee / Tea Session
10:30 am to 11:45 am Discussion-4: Digitization of gold
Innovations in digital / fintech space / precious metals backed cryptos
Moderated by Mr Matthew Keen, MD, Emergent Technology & Responsible Gold Trading DMCC - Download PDF
Mr Simon Sywak, COO, Vaultex, USA (Online) - Download PDF
Mr Gaurav Mathur, MD, SafeGold, India - Download PDF
Mr Brian Lan, Co-Founder, Goldblocx Singapore - Download PDF
Mr Barry Ip, Head of Digital Innovation, Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange, Hong Kong - Download PDF
Mr Urs Roosli, CEO, aXedras Group AG, Switzerland - Download PDF
11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Discussion-5: Precious Metals Price Outlook cum launch of the "Gold Focus 2022 by Metal Focus"
Recent events, be it war in Ukraine, trade frictions between two superpowers, the lingering effects of the pandemic to our daily life, the volatile financial markets, and the disruption of the global supply chain, are all key drivers to precious metals demand and supply; where would the price of gold, silver, platinum, and palladium pointing to…. a million dollars question waiting to be answered.

Launch of the “Gold Focus 2022 by Metal Focus” in Asia and presentation on “Global gold and silver market trends” by Mr Nikos Kavalis, followed by Ms Rhona O’Connell (Video Message) - Download PDF presentation on “Global platinum and palladium market trends” followed by Panel discussion

Moderated by Mr Nikos Kavalis, Managing Director Asia, Metal Focus - Download PDF
Mr Bruce Ikemizu, Executive Director, JBMA, Japan
Mr Trevor Raymond, Director of Research, World Platinum Investment Council Ltd, UK - Download PDF
Mr Cameron Alexander, Manager, Market Development & Industry Research, The Perth Mint, Australia
Mr Gregor Gregersen, Founder, Silver Bullion, Singapore
1:00 pm to 1:25 pm Conference Summary by Ms Joni Teves, Precious Metals Strategist, UBS
1:25 pm to 1:30 pm Vote of Thanks
Mr Albert Cheng, CEO, SBMA - Download PDF
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Lunch