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Programme and Speakers

Updated: 30 Apr 2019

LME Asia Week 2019 - The Metals Seminar

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Venue: HKEX Connect Hall, 1/F, One and Two Exchange Square, 8 Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong
08:00-08:40 Registration and Coffee
08:40-08:50
Welcome Address
Mrs Laura M CHA
Chairman, HKEX
08:50-09:00 Opening Remarks
The Honourable Paul CHAN Mo-po, GBM, GBS, MH, JP
Financial Secretary, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
09:00-09:20 Keynote Speech 1
Mr Charles LI, Chief Executive, HKEX
09:20-09:40 Keynote Speech 2
Mr Matthew CHAMBERLAIN, Chief Executive, LME
09:40-10:00
Networking Break
10:00-11:00
Panel 1: Base Metals Markets in 2019: The End of Volatility or the Calm Before the Storm? (English)

- Sentimental vs fundamental – which side will win for copper?
- Is it still China vs rest of the world in aluminum supply?
- How are supply/demand dynamics shifting for zinc?
- Electric vehicles – sustained growth or boom and bust? How will demand for EVB materials affect the metals industry?
- Which base metal carries the most upside potential for 2019 and beyond?

Moderator:
Ms Yang LIU
Head of China Sales, LME

Panellists:
Ms Xiao FU
Head of Commodity Markets Strategy, Bank of China International

Mr Ian ROPER
General Manager, Shanghai Metals Market Singapore

Mr David WILSON
Commodity Strategist, Freepoint Commodities

Dr Guy WOLF
Global Head of Market Analytics, Marex Spectron
11:00-12:00 Panel 2: New Path of Internationalisation for Metal Prices in China (Putonghua)

- Recent developments in RMB commodity trading
- Synergy of physical market, OTC and exchange traded market

Moderator:
Mr Gang LI
Head of Market Development, HKEX

Panellists:
Mr Jinbi HE
Founder, Maike Group
Board Chairman, Maike Metals International Limited

Professor Yuyue HU
Director, Beijing Technology and Business University

Mr Dongliang LU
Chairman, Aluminum Corporation of China Limited
Vice President, Aluminum Corporation of China

Mr Xiaochun YU
Co-founder and Executive Chairman, Wuxi Stainless Steel Exchange

Mr Junhong ZHU
Chairman, Shanghai Ganglian E-commerce Holding Co., Ltd. (Mysteel)
12:00-14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00-15:10 Panel 3: The Future of the Precious Metals Market (English)           

- Gold price outlook (macro drivers, demand and supply)
- Outlook for other precious metals
- The physical market - key regional developments
- Global market structure & standards
- New technologies - opportunities for precious metals

Moderator:
Mr Robin MARTIN
Head of Market Development, LME

Panellists:
Mr Jeremy EAST
Senior Advisor, London Bullion Market Association (LBMA)
CEO, East Wind Capital

Mr Sunil KASHYAP
Managing Director, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Hong Kong

Ms Rhona O’CONNELL
Head of Market Analysis, EMEA and Asia Regions, INTL FCStone Ltd

Mr Prakash SHAH
Director, Market Infrastructure & Disruptive Technologies, World Gold Council

15:10-15:30
Networking Break
15:30-16:30
Panel 4: New Era for Exchange Participant Integration (English)

- The opportunities and challenges created by the diverse community trading on the LME
- Financial community view of recent changes in LME markets, and new LME products
- New trading platform development, what does the financial community want to see?

Moderator:
Mr Jamie TURNER
Head of Sales, LME

Panellists:
Mr Andy GOOCH
CEO, CCBI Metdist Global Commodities (UK) Ltd

Mr James HARDCASTLE
Business Development Director, Colt Capital Markets Solutions Sales, Asia Pacific
Colt Technology Services Limited

Mr Charles LUI
General Manager, Optiver (Shanghai) Trading Co., Ltd

Ms Nong YAN
CEO, Nanhua Financial (UK) Co. Ltd
16:30
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Please note: The agenda and speakers will be updated from time to time. The current listed speakers are confirmed.

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