Industry, Logistics & Shipping

DMCC event to focus on unlocking growth in precious metals

DMCC, a global leading free zone for commodities trade and enterprise, will stage the eighth edition of its Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) under the theme ‘Unlocking Growth in Global Precious Metals’, next month, in Dubai, UAE.

The event will take place on April 11, at the Atlantis, The Palm.

The annual conference convenes industry experts from around the world to tackle some of the key factors shaping the modern precious metals market.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC, said: “DPMC 2019 continues in its tradition of hosting thought-provoking debate on the issues that matter in the precious metals industry.”

“The event will look to harness the collective wisdom of senior delegates in the room to unearth opportunities to grow the industry, and overcome some of the challenges it currently faces,” he said.

“DPMC is a strong example of our organisation’s ability to convene the industry, and bring the discussion of trade to Dubai. We look forward to welcoming stakeholders from across the board next month, and sharing actionable intelligence to drive the industry forward,” he added.

The ‘World Silver Survey 2019’ flagship report, from The Silver Institute, will be released simultaneously in New York and Dubai at DPMC, with free copies of the research available to DPMC delegates.

Released annually since 1990, the report details supply and demand statistics for key sectors of the silver market, as well price and trade data.

The conference is comprised of five panel sessions: ‘Central Banks Approach to Gold’; ‘Mining and Return of Hedging’; ‘Emerging Technology Affecting Precious Metals Industry’; ‘Opportunities and Challenges in White Metals’; and ‘Jewellery – Relevance in the Changing Landscape’, in addition to keynote speeches and targeted networking sessions.

The conference speakers include: Gautam Sashittal, CEO, DMCC; Shaokai Fan, director for Central Banks and Public Policy, World Gold Council; Tom Kendall, head of precious metal sales, ICBC Standard Bank; Michael Mesaric, CEO, Valcambi; Scott Austin, senior executive vice president, Everledger; Shana Krishnan, policy analyst, OECD; Sergey V Belov, deputy CEO, head - refinery, Krastsvetmet; Camron Alexander, director, precious metals research, Refinitiv; and Ross Norman, CEO, Sharps Pixley. – TradeArabia News Service