DMCC has announced that the 7th edition of its annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) will be held on April 9, 2018. The conference will take place at The Westin Hotel, Habtoor City, Business Bay.
The organisers said that not only will the conference take up topics of interest to the entire value chain – from mines to jewellers – but it will also “bring a fresh global outlook on the precious metals sector and what the future holds”. And, apart from the valuable insights thrown up, the conference also presents a precious opportunity “to network and develop ideas for services”, DMCC said.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC, commented: “DMCC is dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s marketplace for the precious metals trade by connecting producing countries, major manufacturing hubs and growing global consumer markets. Now in its 7th year, our Dubai Precious Metals Conference has become a global platform for these activities in its own right and we look forward to host the world’s experts in April”.
The organisers have also announced the names of conference speakers. They include: Sanjeev Dutta, Executive Director, DMCC; Albert L. H. Cheng, CEO, Singapore Bullion Market Association; Dr. Paul Elgin Walker, CEO, International Bullion Market Company; Jeffrey Rhodes, Principal Consultant, RAKGOLD; Tawhid Abdullah, Managing Director, Jawhara Jewellery; Jiao Jinpu, Chairman, Shanghai Gold Exchange; Tim Fox, Chief Economist, Emirates NBD; Bhargava Vaidya, BN Vaidya & Associates; Andrew Bone, Executive Director, Responsible Jewellery Council; Alex Shaw, Head of Market Development – Precious Metals, LME; Les Male, CEO, DGCX; Effie Marinos, Global Technical Governance Manager – Supply Chain Assessment & Solutions, SGS; Gregory Frith, Global Head of Precious Metals Trading, VTB Capital LTD; and Sandeep Kulhalli, SVP – Retail & Marketing – Jewellery Division, Titan.
The discussion on ‘The evolution and impact of taxation on gold’ is expected to set the scene for the day-long conference.
Other panel themes include ‘Responsible Sourcing – Expectations and Reality’; ‘Bullion Banking: The Road Ahead’, ‘The Role & Future of Global Exchanges’, and the ‘Challenges in the Jewellery Sector’.
News Source : gjepc.org